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Jack Ballengee-Morris To Perform At The Brightside

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Ohio singer-songwriter Jack Ballengee-Morris will be performing at The Brightside Music and Event Venue this Wednesday night, opening for Milwaukee, WI-based folk duo Dead Horses. Ballengee-Morris, alongside James Hendrickson on bass and Peter Fox on cello, came to WYSO's Excursions to talk to Niki Dakota about the show tonight and give us a taste of what's to come.

Jack Ballengee-Morris and Dead Horses will be performing at The Brightside Music and Event Venue in Dayton this Wednesday February 19th at 7 PM. More information can be found at TheBrightsideDayton.com and Facebook.com.

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Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad and volunteering at WYSO. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands, and fills in for Niki Dakota on Excursions. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.
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.