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Mike and Ruthy Live on Excursions

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Mike and Ruthy are a duo from West Hurley, New York. They made a stop at WYSO on their tour back across the country and chat with Niki Dakota about their music, shared connections and the joys of touring with their five year old and eleven month old children.

Mike and Ruthy's latest album is titled NYCEP. You can learn more about Mike and Ruthy and listen to their music on their website, www.mikeandruthy.com. You can can also visit their Facebook page.

Note: The event took place May 22 at Mad River Theater Works in Zanesfield, OH.

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.