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Sultans of String Play Live on Excursions

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  A duo of Canadian musicians stopped by the WYSO studios today on their way to Indianapolis, and we're so happy they did! The Sultans of String, as they call themselves, are Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberte who play violin and guitar. The two share songwriting duties and are the cornerstone of the larger incarnations of the Sultans of String. We discuss their unique instruments and their long time on the road, as well as so much more.

Check out their new album, Symphony! and consider driving out to their house concert in Indianapolis this evening. You can get more information at sultansofstring.com.

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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.