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Jeff Opt Talks Last Waltz, Fab Space on Excursions


As over 30 local musicians prepare for Such A Night, a recreation of The Band's The Last Waltz to benefit WYSO, organizer Jeff Opt checked in with Niki Dakota to give some context to both the local and film performances as well as give an update on other events coming up at Dayton's Old Yellow Cab Building.

Such A Night: The Last Waltz Live to benefit WYSO is November 26th and 28th at the Dayton Art Institute.

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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.