Ricky Skaggs has enjoyed a long career as one of the best mandolin players on the planet. He has been playing since he was a small boy. At an early age he met many of his musical idols; Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Ralph Stanley. He decided that it was finally time to tell his story. And what a story he has to tell in this memoir "Kentucky Traveler - My Life in Music."
Having performed on Kaleidoscope several years ago under the name Honeymoon, Jonathan Hape, Andy Foster and Nick Baker made a return visit the to WYSO studios, performing under their new name, Room and Board. The trio spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about their self-titled album, future plans and finding new energy in their new identity.
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.
Crossing the border from Tennessee to Kentucky, Davis Rogan calls in to Excursions to update Niki Dakota ahead of his performance at Canal Street Tavern. Rogan was in the Dayton area earlier this summer as a solo performer of song and story. This time, he's back with his band to play New Orleans-style rhythm and blues with their own spin.