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After performing together for four years Treetop Flyers, have just released their debut album Mountain Moves.  The band won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition in 2011 and talk about that experience and much more as Sam Beer and Reid Morrison join visit the WYSO studios for an acoustic set on Excursions.

Treetop Flyers will perform at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus on August 27th.

Steve Bognar

After several years and several albums, Yellow Springs band Wheels is saying farewell for the time being its members head off to work, school and travel.  Having performed on the air many times throughout the years, the members of Wheels stopped by the WYSO studios ahead of their perform at Canal Street Tavern for some live music and spoke with Excursions host Niki Dakota about what's next for each of them.

Wheels will perform their Canal Street Tavern finale on Saturday, August 17th

The Giant Steps have stayed true to their name.  In a few years the group won Canal Street Tavern's Dayton Band Playoffs, produced their Transitions album and continued their careers as students.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of a performance at Canal Street Tavern and shared live music and conversion with Excursions host Niki Dakota.

Nasty Bingo made a return visit to the WYSO studios, and this time they brought the whole band.  The six-piece played an electric set and chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming shows, future plans and honing their cross-genre sound with a variety of players.

Nasty Bingo will perform with the Tecumseh Barnstormers Saturday, August 17 at One Eyed Jacks in Fairborn.

After Tony Herdman's band competed in Canal Street Tavern's Dayton Band Playoffs, they wanted to thank the fans that came out and supported them throughout the competition.  So they decided to host an evening of food and music outdoors, and Hog Jam was born. Over the past 8 years, the event has grown into a two day music festival with a growing lineup and audience. 

Pett Crow is a young band that's been making regional waves in the past few years.  Wes Crow, Julia Crow and Brandon Pettiford have already traveled to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have had a busy summer of festivals and club gigs including opening stints for Royal Southern Brotherhood and Delbert McClinton.  Pett Crow visited the WYSO studios for a live performance and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about recording, the artists that inspire them and future musical plans.

In the years since changing their name to Oh Condor, the band has released an EP via Gas Daddy Go records and is figuring out how best to release a collection of newer and older songs.  Three members of the band visited the WYSO studios to perform acoustic versions of their songs ahead of a performance at Blind Bob's.

Oh Condor performs at Blind Bob's on Friday, July 26th with Destroy This Place, Yakuza Heart Attack, Perhaps and Brujas del Sol.

Members of the New Old-Fashioned visited Kaleidoscope shortly before their debut show.  Nearly two and a half years later the band is going strong and beginning to craft new material for a sophomore album.  The New Old-Fashioned visited the WYSO studios ahead of a busy August of live gigs including a stint at the Greene County Fair and a performance at Canal Street Tavern with Shrug and Sandwich.

After their live set, the band stuck around to spin songs from some of their favorite local artists and share stories from their early days in the Dayton Music Scene.

Taking their name from an early misadventure that brought the bandmates together, Box truck Rescue have spent their early months as a band taking on lots of live performances in a variety of settings.  They've got a busy summer ahead and plans to head into the studio later this year.  The band visited the WYSO Studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about what lies ahead.

Box Truck Rescue will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on July 31st.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Susan Werner stopped by the studio on Monday following a show with the Springfield Arts Council just the previous night. Listen in to hear her talk about the importance of agriculture in the changing world and her recent album themed around farms. On top of everything, she even plays three songs live just for us.