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Benefit Concert for Mud Run Conservancy Curated by "Crazy Joe" Tritschler To Be Held This Weekend

Mud Run Conservancy

The Mud Run Conservancy is hosting another benefit concert this year to support their efforts to preserve and mantain the waterways of the Mud Run Creek, this event a music festival curated by local musician "Crazy Joe" Tritschler (of Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws). Tritschler, along with Mud Run Conservancy board member Carol Culbertson and volunteer (and WYSO alum) Kathy Estep, came to WYSO's Excursions to talk about the event, play a few tunes, and talk WYSO history through the decades.

Mud Run Conservancy's Rockin' Good Music Fest event, curated by Crazy Joe and featuring bands such as Spanish Tony Sanchez, The Fleas, Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws, and more, will be held at John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs on Saturday February 19th from 2-10 PM. More information can be found at MudRunConservancy.org.

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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.