On Sunday, August 21st, public radio station WYSO 91.3 will present a free summer concert at Riverscape MetroPark featuring Crazy Joe with Ricky Nye, Inc. Yellow Springs band Wheels will open the show. Archer's Tavern of Centerville is the sponsor.
"This year's WYSO Community Concert is a joyful celebration of Miami Valley music," say WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota. "From the very young stringband, Wheels, to the established powerhouses of Crazy Joe and Ricky Nye, it is an honor to present these talented members of our community."
"Crazy" Joe Tritschler is a roots music guitarist, singer, songwriter, and occasional drummer, who has toured nationally and internationally with his own Mad River Outlaws as well as roots music legend Deke Dickerson. He has released several recordings with ATOM Records and his own O-Scope Recording Company. He has a unique musical vision that includes early rock & roll, rockabilly, and original country with dashes of soul, jazz, and heavy rock.
Formerly know as "The Swingin' Mudbugs," Ricky Nye, Inc. features Ricky Nye (piano, vocals) along with Brian Aylor (drums) and Chris Douglas (upright bass), playing elegant blues and ballads, New Orleans stylings and traditional boogie woogie.
Opening band Wheels delivers high energy Americana music that mixes traditional Bluegrass with progressive rock and roll. This young band has performed at many local and regional venues and recently celebrated the release of their debut album, Fields on Fire.
"The concert is a chance to revel in the musical richness of our region. And a chance to come together and show appreciation to those that make it all possible: our listeners," says Dakota.
The concert begins at 6pm. Food will be sold at Riverscape's Café Vélo, and Archer's Tavern will be selling alcoholic beverages. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. There will be opportunities to become a member of WYSO at the event, and new members will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for an Amazon Kindle.
Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch University with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application.