Wednesday MidDay Medley presents La Guerre + Spinning Records with Merritt

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spinning Records With Merritt + La Guerre

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as Guest Producer to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: John Swami, Andy Stott, Wheedle’s Groove, Universal Togetherness Band, Sorry Bamba, Stanislas Tohon, Magic Castles, 21st Century Molam, Sherwood and Pinch, Bjork, and more. Records With Merritt, is at 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

La Guerre

La Guerre

At 11:15 La Guerre plays LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios! Mark talks with musician, singer and songwriter, Katlyn Conroy, a Lawrence, Kansas native, who was a member of the acclaimed and popular band Cowboy Indian Bear. Katlyn is a winner of a 2013 Pitch Music Award. Katlyn has been releasing and performing her own songs as La Guerre, since 2009. Playing sometimes solo, and also as a 4-piece band, La Guerre’s newest album, Sapphires, was released January 20, 2015, by The Record Machine. La Guerre plays Replay in Lawrence on Friday, March 6. La Guerre also plays Crown & Harp in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, March 14, and Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, Texas, on Sunday, March 15 before traveling to the SXSW Music Fest in Austin. La Guerre plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25. More info at: http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

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Show #567

WMM Playlist from February 25, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shy Boys + The Brannock Device
+ J. Ashley Miller, Drew Roth, & Quadrigarum’s R v B

1. “It’s Showtime Folks”

2. Crocodiles – “Crybaby Demon”
from: Crybaby Demon / U Sexy Thing – Single / Zoo Music / February 17, 2015
[San Diego’s Crocodiles describe their new single as “salsa-punk.” The band returns with their fifth studio album, Boys, on May 12. Recorded in Mexico City with Vampyres of Justice producer Martin Thulin, who mixed the band’s psychedelic sound with more Latin rhythms.The follow-up to 2013’s Crimes of Passion. The noise pop/indie pop band was formed in 2008 by core members Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell after the break-up of their former punk bands Some Girls and The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower. Brandon Welches also played in an early incarnation of Dum Dum Girls and he is married to frontwoman Dee Dee Penny.]

10:06

3. Kiya Heartwood – “The Living Tree (Live)”
from: The Living Tree / Independent / January 2, 2012
[I first encountered the voice and spirit of Kiya Heartwood as part of the award-winning American folk-roots duo, Wishing Chair, with multi-instrumentalist Miriam Davidson. The band formed in 1995 and released 8 recordings on their independent label, Terrakin Records. Kiya Heartwood began her professional music career in a Lexington, KY, and previously was part of the band Stealin Horses on Arista Records. Kiya Heartwood has also released multiple solo recordings. Her one-woman show, Short Stories, was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014.]

[Kiya Heartwood plays LikeMe Lighthouse, 3909 Main St, KCMO, Sat, Feb 28, at 7:30 pm, presented by Willow Productions. More info at http://www.willowmusic.org or http://www.kiya.brownpapertickets.com

4. The Life and Times – “Bored To Death”
from: Lost Bees / Slimstyle Recording Corp / August 1, 2014
[Originally a 4-piece band formed in Kansas City in 2002. Eric Abert on bass guitar; Allen Epley on voices, guitars, and keys; Chris Metcalf on drums. Recorded by Allen Epley and Eric Abert and Mixed by Paul Malinowski, Eric Abert and Allen Epley. Produced by the Life and Times. All songs by Epley/TLAT ASCAP 2014 . Recorded at Electronical Studio Chicago IL March ’13-June ’14. Mixed at Massive Sound, Merriam, KS. Mastered by Mike Nolte / Eureka Mastering, Westend Studio KC KS]

[The Life and Times play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Fri, Feb 27, at 9:30 pm with Maps For Travelers and Jorge Arana Trio.]

10:15

5. Jose Gonzalez – “Leaf Off / The Cave”
from: Vestiges & Claws / Imperial Recordings – Mute / February 17, 2015
[Jose Gonzalez’s first self-production and his first to feature all original material. Sessions took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, in his home kitchen and at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg, Sweden. González is also a member of the Swedish band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn.]

6. The Architects – “Cadillac”
from: Border Wars Episode Two / Independent / September 8, 2014
[7th release from KC based band: Adam Phillips on drums, Zachary Phillips on bass, Brandon Phillips on guitar & voice, Keenan Nichols on guitar. (Since this recording Keenan Nichols has left the band and Chris Meck is now in the line up.) The three Phillips brothers had previously been in the ska & rock band, The Gadjits. In June 2004 The Gadjits ended and The Architects, was formed. The Architects have toured on the Vans Warped Tour, with My Chemical Romance, and Floggin Molly.]

[Border Wars is a a five-part concept album and graphic novel series funded by the band’s loyal fans through crowd sourcing, and by the band members themselves. The band currently has a PledgeMusic campaign to raise fund to produce physical copies of the Book and Cds of Border Wars II and III. More info at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thearchitectskc and http://thearchitectsrock.com/ ]

[The Architects play Knuckleheads Saturday, February 28, at 9:00 pm, with The Yawpers, Scruffy & the Janitors, and The Bad Ideas for MidCoast takeover Fundraiser #4 for the Midwest Music Foundation’s sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, 2015 at the Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, in Austin, TX. ]

This MidCoast Takeover features four days of music, mayhem, and general debauchery — the definitive Midwestern musical throwdown showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence KS, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage. 60 different artists featured on the main stage and 40+ performers on the inside acoustic stage. The MidCoast Takeover has received critical acclaim from USA Today, The Kansas City Star, and Deli Magazine, and listed as one the best shows in that week. More info at midcoasttakeover.com]

7. Not A Planet – “My Train Is Coming”
from: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, Liam Sumnicht, Bill Sturges.]

[Not A Planet play a Tour Kickoff show at The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Blvd, Friday, February 27, at 9:00 pm with Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Teach Me Equals.]

8. Schwervon! – “Sonic Daughter”
from: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / Sept. 30, 2014
[2 piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to KC. Schwervon! joined us live on the show on Oct 1, 2014.]

[Schwervon! play Olive Juice Music Night at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd. TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 pm with Rev. Gusto and Andrew Ashby (The Caves).]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32

9. Shy Boys – “Follow The Leader” (Vinyl)
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[B-Side to “Life Is Peachy”, their 45 rpm, 7″ single. Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, & Konnor Ervin, are members of the KC based band, Shy Boys. They last joined us live on Feb. 15, 2014]

[Shy Boys play the Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and The Fog.]

[Shy Boys play Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main Street, KCMO, on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 pm with J Fernandez, and Karma Vision.]

10:36 – Interview with Shy Boys: Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, & Konnor Ervin

Shy Boys on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

Shy Boys on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

The Shy Boys self titled, debut album was released on High Dive Records, and was #1 on Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. In last year the Shy Boys: Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and Konnor Ervin have also went on several tours, gained loads of new fans, and released a 7′ single that was critically acclaimed by Stereogum and others. More info at: http://www.shyboys.bandcamp.com.

In addition to the ACBs, and Shy Boys, High Dive Records’s lineup includes: Ghosty, Rev Gusto, Fourth of July, Empty Moon, Bummer, the Fog, and Organized Crime. More info at” http://www.highdiverecords.com

10:43

10. Shy Boys – “Life is Peachy”
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[Stereogum premiered “Life Is Peachy”, the A-side to their 45 rpm, 7″ single.]

10:46

Shy Boys are about to embark on a new tour, but first the band will play the Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and The Fog. And Shy Boys also return to play Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main Street, KCMO, on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and Karma Vision.

10:57

11. Shy Boys – “Is This Who You Are”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 17, 2014
[Debut release from Kansas City based trio. Collin and Kyle’s father was a High School band director and music teacher. Konnor Ervin is also the lead singer and songwriter of The ACBs, where Kyle also plays drums. Their 10 song release had two singles that were premiered by Stereogum. Wednesday MidDay Medley has been a big fan of all of The ACBs recordings. In 2011 we started playing songs from The I’ms, a duo made of brothers Collin and Kyle, who posted 6 of their self recorded songs on their facebook page. We included this informal release in our Top Ten of The 111 Best Recordings of 2011. 3 of the songs from those early The I’ms recording were re-recorded for Shy Boys. Recorded at West End Studio, over 2-weekends. Shy Boys last joined us live on the show on February 15, 2014.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. The Brannock Device – “Where The Hell Is Johnny Vic”
from: Where The Hell Is Johnny Vic / Phantom Limb Records / 1998
[From The Brannock Device’s debut recording.]

11:04 – Interview with Jason Beers, Bernard Dugan

The Brannock Device Poster

The Brannock Device Poster

Bernie Dugan and Jason Beers formed The Brannock Device in 1994, with guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Schutte. The three original members will reunite for the first time in years to play and officially release an album that was recorded 12 years ago. The Brannock Device play a 20 Year Anniversary & Album Release Party at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Fri, Feb 27, at 9:00 pm, with special guests: Black Luck and The Heavy Figs.

11:11

13. The Brannock Device – “King Of The Soapbox Derby”
from: King Of The Soapbox Derby / Phantom Limb Records / February 27, 2015
[The Brannock Device recorded this album 12 years ago.]

Jason Beers and also plays in the band Dead Voices with Marco Pascolini, Mike Stover, Matt Richey and David Regnier.

Bernie Dugan also plays in the band The Quivers and in the band, Cher UK with Mike McCoy.

In 2012 The Brannock Device released their album, “Into The Witness Chamber,” with Jason Beers on Bass & Vocals, Bernie Dugan on Drums, Marco Pascolini on Guitar, and Elaine McMilian on Vocals.

10:19

14. The Brannock Device – “One Heck of a Shortcut”
from: The Turtle Has Got it Made / Phantom Limb Records / 2002

[The Brannock Device play a 20 Year Anniversary & Album Release Party at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Friday, February 27, at 9:00 pm, with special guests: Black Luck and The Heavy Figs.]

11:22 – Underwriting

11:24

15. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “How to Move What to Wear” (CD #15) (3:31)
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Indep. / April 12, 2014 [Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It’s Over, winner of a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act. He left It’s Over to concentrate on his music education as a student of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music where he has immersed himself in musical theory, compostion, harmonic structure, melody. Out of school, Jamie spent a year and a half recording the full length release of material he composed for a large ensemble of musicians. The result is: “Violet Music Vol. 1″ the debut full length release from Jamie’s band, My Brothers & Sisters, a collective of musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar, conducting. Jamie Searle joined us live on the show on October 29.]

[My Brothers and Sisters play The Riot Room on Monday, March 2, with Current Swell, and New Madrid.]

16. The Fog – “Evol”
from: Darkness USA / High Dive Records / 2015
[Produced by J Ashley Miller. The Fog is: Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, and Frazier Krohn on drums.]

[The Fog play The Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thurs, Feb 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and Shy Boys.]

11:30

17. Quadrigarum – “Polyarmor 8”
from: Quadrigarum / Independent / unreleased track

11:36 – Interview with J Ashley Miller and Drew Roth

Drew Roth & J Ashley Miller of Quadrigarum on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

Drew Roth & J Ashley Miller of Quadrigarum on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

18. Quadrigarum – “Interview Ambience”
from: Quadrigarum / Independent / unreleased track [underscore]

J. Ashley Miller and Drew Roth are two of the members of the KC based trance band Quadrigarum, who are presenting a new operetta called, R v B, featuring six actors and an octet of curated musicians. In conjunction with their grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation, the performance will be captured with high definition cameras and recording equipment and will feature two drone instruments, known as ‘Chariots’, designed and built by founder, and conductor of Quadrigarum, J. Ashley Miller.

Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

Quadrigarum — Ancient technologies for coping with the new agonies of being.

Quadrigarum’s music is called Trance and Grey Metal.

The Quadrigarum “Chariots” are framed wooden structures, that hold a guitar in a position with a spinning wheel. The spokes that wheel strike the strings of the electric guitar, as the wheel is spun by the musician/performer.

Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

This performance will be recorded with high quality sound and audio equipment and released later as a video single.

11:52

19. Quadrigarum – “A rendition”
from: a demo recording from Quadrigarum’s Operetta, R v B / Independent / unreleased track

[Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

11:59:30

20. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on March 4, 2015, Marion Merritt joins us a Guest Producer. Plus…La Guerre joins us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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Show #566

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Shy Boys + The Brannock Device + J. Ashley Miller & Quadrigarum

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shy Boys + The Brannock Device
+ J. Ashley Miller & Quadrigarum’s R v
B

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Architects, The Life and Times, Shy Boys, Brannock Device, Quadrigarum, Schwervon!, The Fog, Not A Planet, My Brothers & Sisters, Jose Gonzales, Crocodiles, Kiya Heartwood, and more.

Shy Boys

Shy Boys

At 10:30, members of the band Shy Boys, Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and Konnor Ervin join us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The KC based trio is heading out on tour. Their self titled, debut album was released on High Dive Records, and was #1 on Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. More info at: http://www.shyboys.bandcamp.com. Shy Boys play the Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and The Fog. Shy Boys play Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main Street, KCMO, on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 pm with J Fernandez, and Karma Vision.

At 11:00 Bernard Dugan, Jr. and Jason Beers join us to talk about, The Brannock Device, formed in 1995, with guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Schutte. We’ll spin a few of the band’s earliest recordings. The three original members of the trio: Bernie, Jason, and Jeremy, will reunite for the first time in six years to play The Brick, and officially release an album that was recorded 12 years ago! The Brannock Device play a 20 Year Anniversary & Album Release Party at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Friday, February 27, at 9:00 pm, with special guests: Black Luck and The Heavy Figs.

At 11:30 Mark talks with J. Ashley Miller, who with his trance band Quadrigarum, composed and produced a new operetta called, R v B, featuring six actors and an octet of curated musicians. In conjunction with their grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation, each performance is a singular event, featuring site specific compositions, fiercely performed and captured with high definition cameras and recording equipment. The performance features two agile drone instruments, known as ‘Chariots’, designed and built by founder and conductor of Quadrigarum, J. Ashley Miller. Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Tickets are $10.00 and seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

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Show #566

WMM Playlist from February 18, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

27th Folk Alliance International Conference & Music Fair
+ Louis Meyers + Johnny Hamil’s GAWD + Megan Slankard

1. Kawehi – “Anthem”
from: Robot Heart / Independent / February 13, 2015
[Hawaiian singer-songwriter, and one-woman band, known for her live looping sets that draw you in with her melody and lyrics. While based in Lawrence, Kansas, she gained national attention for her YouTube cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” and gained a new fan in Courtney Love. Her newest album, Evolution will be released in March.]

[Kawehi plays the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at 9:00 pm in Ballroom C, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The Kick Off Party is organized by the KC Music Collective in ALL 10 of the ballrooms at The Westin, featuring over 60 different musical/performer entities! More info at: http://www.folk.org

2. Dom Flemons – “But They Got it Fixed Right On”
from: Prospect Park / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Dom Flemons, founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flemons told Esquire Magazine, “This is a song that comes from the records of Georgia Tom Dorsey and Tampa Red. I picked up a copy of the Yazoo Records album Come on Mama Do That Dance and was floored by this hokum masterpiece! This track features Pura Fé Crescioni on background vocals and Guy Davis playing Mike Seeger’s six-string banjo.”]

[Dom Flemons will play an Official Showcase at the 27 Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 pm in Century C Ballroom and he will also play The Music Fair on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 pm in the Empire Ballroom, at The Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

3. The Hillbenders – “Blueridge Cutoff”
from: Down To My Last Dollar / Compass Records / January 29, 2013
[The HillBenders came together in late March 2008 after the break-up of a former band (The Arkamo Rangers)left three of it’s members, Mark Cassidy on Banjo, Jim Rea on Guitar, & Gary Rea on Bass) picking up the pieces and looking for a fresh start. Mark Cassidy’s friend from South Plains College, Nolan Lawrence, a mandolin player, moved from Austin, TX to join the yet unnamed HillBenders. Former member of The Arkamo Rangers, Chad Graves returned to his home in Polk County, MO. and began playing Dobro with the band. The HillBander are the recipients of: 2010 National Single Mic Champions, 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Winners, and 2009 Rockygrass Finalists. More info at: http://www.hillbenders.com

[The HillBenders will play an Official Showcase at the 27 Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, on Thursday, Feb 19, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, in Benton’s at 9:00pm. They will also perform at The Music Fairm Friday, February 20, at 12:00 am, in The Empire room at The Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City, where they will premiere music from there new recording of the TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry. More info at: http://www.folk.org

10:15 – Interview with Louis Meyers

Louis Meyers, Special Projects Coordinator at Folk Alliance International. Louis will share details about The Music Fair, February 19 – 22, in the Sheraton Crown Center Kansas City Hotel, presenting the winter music camp, concerts, films, jam sessions, art exhibits, spoken word, the exhibit hall, and a special Saturday morning children’s show. Louis Meyers was one of the founders of the SXSW Music Festival. As a musician himself, Louis Meyers was already attending the Folk Alliance International Conference and eventually he became Executive Director of FAI for over 10 years. Louis moved the FAI to Kansas City in 2014 and has worked to build relationships with Kansas City’s music community through partnerships and The FOLK Store, at 509 Delaware, in the River Market. More information at http://www.folk.org

Louis Meyers produced the new upcoming recording of The HillBenders, TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry.

Louis Meyers was one of the founders of the SXSW Music Festival. As a musician himself, Louis Meyers was already attending the Folk Alliance International Conference and eventually he became Executive Director of FAI for over 10 years.

Louis moved the FAI to Kansas City in 2014 and has worked to build relationships with Kansas City’s music community through partnerships.

Tonight is The Kick Off Party is organized by the KC Music Collective in ALL of the ballrooms at The Westin, featuring over 60 different musical/performer entities!

Performances from: The Phantastics, Victor & Penny, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Barclay Martin, The Grisly Hand, Kawehi, Carswell & Hope, Hembree, Calvin Arsenia, Mikal Shapiro, Dollar Fox, AY Musik, The Latenight Callers, Schwervon!, The Thunderclaps, Miry Wild, Expassionates, The Project H, Old Sound, Betse & Clarke, Gracie Schram, Ruddy Swain, Cowgirl’s Train Set, Destroy Nate Allen, The Hardship Letters, The Blackbird Revue, Maria The Mexican, Rural Grit All Stars, and MORE!!!!

The Music Fair, February 19 – 22, in the Sheraton Crown Center Kansas City Hotel, presenting the winter music camp, concerts, films, jam sessions, art exhibits, spoken word, the exhibit hall, and a special Saturday morning children’s show.

The FOLK Store, at 509 Delaware, in the River Market. More information at http://www.folk.org

Folk Alliance International Conference begins today, February 18 through Sunday, February 22, at the Westin Crown Center. The Music Fair, runs Friday, February 19 – 22, in the Sheraton Crown Center Kansas City Hotel with the winter music camp, concerts, films, jam sessions, art exhibits, spoken word, the exhibit hall, and a special Saturday morning children’s show. More information at http://www.folk.org

10:34 – Underwriting

10:36

4. Victor & Penny – “The Privilege”
from: The Gawd Project – Singer/Songwriter / Independent / unreleased mixed track
[Inspired by Anne Winter. Produced by Chad Meise. Written and arranged by Johnny Hamil]

[Victor & Penny have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Thurs, Feb 19, at 8:30 pm in Century C of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. They will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair Feb 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center & Sheraton Crown Center.]

10:34 – Interview with Johnny Hamil

Musician and composer Johnny Hamil is a teacher, a bass player who collaborates with jazz combos, theatre productions, The Malachy Papers, and many musicians in Kansas City. Johnny is one of the founding members of the band Mr. Marco’s V7, a band that has reinvented themselves with each new release, and changed and evolved with different line-ups. Known for their experimental, instrumental music, Johnny told us that for ALL of the music he has composed for the band came to him in his dreams. 4 years ago Johnny’s dream compositions included lyrics for the first time, and this set him on a new path to create, the GAWD project, which is not Mr. Marco’s V7 proper, but it is members of the V7 from throughout the long history of the the band. The concept was to collaborate a vocal version of a composition with musical friends and then have various lineups of the V7 family interpret the material in different ways. Selections from the GAWD project that will premiere at the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at 8:00 pm in the Penn Valley Room, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, TONIGHT!

Johnny Hamil is giving audiences their first glimpse into The GAWD Project TONIGHT at the Folk Alliance International Conference Kick Off Party.

Also with us is Kyle Dahlquist.

Also joining us in the studio is Mark Stevenson a veteran of the Kansas City music scene, Mark Stevenson, talked about the inspirations for the song “Don’t Call Me Mr. Smartie Pants.”

10:45

5. Mark Stevenson – “Don’t Call Me Mr. Smartie Pants” (LIVE)
from: The Gawd Project – Singer/Songwriter
[Johnny Hamil on guitar. Written and arranged by Johnny Hamil]

10:50

Along with Mark Stevenson, there will be vocal performances by Kasey Rausch, Jason Beers, Elaine McMillian, David Regnier, Cody Wyoming, Matt Tady, Howard Iceberg, Erin Bopp, Steve Tulipana and Anna Cole.

The core band includes: Hamil on bass, Mark Southerland on saxophone, Beau Bledsoe on oud, Kent Burnham on drums, Mike Stover on mantar and lap steel and Kyle Dahlquist on trombone and accordion. Guests will include guitarists Mikal Shapiro, Jeff Freling, Nick Howell, Kent Burnham, Chris Tady, and Marco Pascolini, as the band will transform into a five-piece Punk Funk Polka Band; a Noir Cartoon Jazz Band, and a Free Exotica Middle Eastern Band.

Songs include: “Eastwood Got Skinny, Travolta Got Fat,” “Polyester Rehab Scenario,” “Study Chemical Emotional Physical Realignment,” “Don’t Call Me Mr. Smartie Pants,” “The Difference Between Art and Sadness” and “For Those Who Breathe.”

10:53

6. Anna Cole, Steve Tulipana and 25 others – “For Those Who Breathe”
from: The Gawd Project – Singer/Songwriter / Independent / unreleased mixed track
[Inspired by Abigail Henderson. Produced by Chad Meise. Written and arranged by Johnny Hamil]

Johnny Hamil’s the GAWD project that will premiere at the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at 8:00 pm in the Penn Valley Room, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The Kick Off Party is organized by the KC Music Collective in ALL of the ballrooms at The Westin, featuring over 60 different musical/performer entities!

11:03 – Station ID

7. Betse & Clarke – “Possum Walk”
from: Two Forks Acrylic On Cardboard / Independent / February 2, 2015
[Song written by Clarke Wyatt. Betse Ellis on fiddle, and Clarke Wyatt on banjo. Recorded January 2, 2015. Arrangements by Betse & Clarke. Engineered and produced by Clarke Wyatt.]

[Betse & Clark have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Thurs, Feb 19, at 6:30 pm in Pershing South of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt will be sharing multiple performances at the Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City.]

8. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Amazing Grace”
from: Celebration of Pete Seeger Unity Temple / Recorded Live / May 3, 2014
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in KC’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. on May 8, 2013. They played LIVE on our show on: July 10, 2013 / Nov. 20, 2013 / July 9, 2014 / and Sept. 24, 2014. They have played live at 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and have spent the last several months recording their new album in Nashville. Last week Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear made their network television debut, on Wed, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman. Their new record is expected in April.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, have all been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference, on Fri, Feb 20, in The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, In the Century A Ballroom, at 8:30pm.] [Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be opening for Iron & Wine at The Uptown Theater, Thurs, April 23rd, for the 5th annual Middle of the Map Fest. More info at: middleofthemapfest.com] [Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will play the Newport Folk Festival.]

11:14 – Underwriting

11:16

9. Megan Slankard – “If I Knew (Feat. Jeff Campbell)”
from: Running on Machinery / Independent / Expected in May, 2015
[Fifth album from San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard. She calls her new release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com

11:20 – Interview with Megan Slankard

San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard joined us to share new music from “We Will Fail” her 5th album that she calls “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” Megan Slankard will be playing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.meganslankard.com or http://www.folk.org

Megan Slankard is doing 6 different Private Showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance International.

Megan Slankard performed in a special “House Concert” on Sunday night.

11:25

10. Megan Slankard – “Like Always, Alex” (LIVE)
Also available on: Running on Machinery / Independent / Expected in May, 2015

11:29

San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard is also an actress in a web series called: InDIYe. More info at http://www.meganslankard.com

11:35

11. Megan Slankard – “Can’t Keep It In” (LIVE)
Also available on: Running on Machinery / Independent / Expected in May, 2015

Megan Slankard will be playing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.meganslankard.com or http://www.folk.org

11:43

12. The Milk Carton Kids – “Honey, Honey”
from: The Ash & Clay / / January 23, 2013
[Indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California, comprised of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, who formed the group in early 2011. The Grammy-nominated, flat-picking harmony duo have since emerged as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. The band has recorded and released three albums: Retrospect, Prologue, and The Ash & Clay. The forewords to both “Prologue” and “The Ash & Clay” were written by singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry. The band is noted for releasing their albums for free and for playing their vintage guitars with Ryan playing a 1951 Gibson J-45 and Pattengale on a 1954 Martin 0-15. ]

[The Milk Carton Kids have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Friday, February 20, at 10:30 pm in Pershing East of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. They will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

13. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – “Railroad”
from: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn / Rounder Records / October 7, 2014
[This husband and wife duo, set aside time in 2013 to do a tour and celebrate the birth of their son Juno. They followed this up with this new recording with voice and banjo recordings in the Appalachian tradition, and by using seven different types of banjos in the recording process.]

[Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn will share multiple performances at Folk Alliance International Conference and Music Fair Feb 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center & Sheraton Crown Center.]

14. Tommy Donoho – “No Accord”
from: The Weekender / Money Wolf Music / March 3, 2012
[Recorded in 2012, from a live performance in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with Tommy Donoho & Justin Penney in a stripped down acoustic version of the Dollar Fox songs: “No Accord” and “I Don’t Remember Names.” ]

[Tommy Donoho will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

11:59:30

21. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on February 25 we have very special in studio interviews with Shy Boys who will play Harlings Upstairs Sat. Feb. 28 before embarking on a new tour, The Brannock Device will be with us to talk about their 20 years as a band, and their show, Friday, Feb. 27 at The Brick, and J. Ashley Miller who will share information about R v B March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO presented by Charlotte Street, with performances of, a new operetta composed and produced by inter-media performance company Quadrigarum. Featuring six actors and an octet of curated musicians. The performance will prominently feature two agile drone instruments, known as ‘Chariots’, designed and built by founder and conductor of Quadrigarum, J. Ashley Miller.

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Show #565

Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys Folk Alliance International

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

27th Folk Alliance International Conference & Music Fair
+ Louis Meyers + Johnny Hamil’s GAWD + Megan Slankard

more info at www.folk.org

more info at http://www.folk.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from artists playing the 27th annual Folk Alliance International Conference & Music Fair, Feb. 18 – 22, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. We’ll spin music from: Kawehi, Tommy Donoho, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Hillbenders, Betse & Clarke, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Megan Slankard, Dom Flemons, and Johnny Hamil.

Louis Meyers

Louis Meyers

At 10:15, Mark talks with Louis Meyers, Special Projects Coordinator at Folk Alliance International. Louis will share details about The Music Fair, February 19 – 22, in the Sheraton Crown Center Kansas City Hotel, presenting the winter music camp, concerts, films, jam sessions, art exhibits, spoken word, the exhibit hall, and a special Saturday morning children’s show. Louis Meyers was one of the founders of the SXSW Music Festival. As a musician himself, Louis Meyers was already attending the Folk Alliance International Conference and eventually he became Executive Director of FAI for over 10 years. Louis moved the FAI to Kansas City in 2014 and has worked to build relationships with Kansas City’s music community through partnerships and The FOLK Store, at 509 Delaware, in the River Market. More information at http://www.folk.org

Johnny Hamil

Johnny Hamil

At 10:30, musician and composer Johnny Hamil joins us to talk about his GAWD project that will premiere at the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at 8:00 pm in the Penn Valley Room, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The Kick Off Party is organized by the KC Music Collective in ALL of the ballrooms at The Westin, featuring over 60 different musical/performer entities! Performances from: The Phantastics, Victor & Penny, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Barclay Martin, The Grisly Hand, Kawehi, Carswell & Hope, Hembree, Calvin Arsenia, Mikal Shapiro, Dollar Fox, AY Musik, The Latenight Callers, Schwervon!, The Thunderclaps, Miry Wild, Expassionates, The Project H, Old Sound, Betse & Clarke, Gracie Schram, Ruddy Swain, Cowgirl’s Train Set, Destroy Nate Allen, The Hardship Letters, The Blackbird Revue, Maria The Mexican, Rural Grit All Stars, and MORE!!!!

Megan Slankard

Megan Slankard

At 11:15, San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard joins us to share new music from “We Will Fail” her 5th album that she calls “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” Megan Slankard will be playing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.meganslankard.com or http://www.folk.org

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Show #565

WMM Playlist from February 11, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kelley Hunt + The Blackbird Revue
+ 5 KC Bands Playing FAI Showcases

1. Dolls On Fire – “So Lost in Love, Part II”
from: Synesthesia / Independent / February 13, 2015
[Recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures studio. Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, Ben Byard on guitar and Mark Johnson on drums.]

[Dolls on Fire play an album release In-Store show at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Road, on Friday, February 13, FREE show]

[Plus, one of Michelle Bacon’s other bands, The Philistines will be playing The Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In with Monta At Odds, & DJ Thundercutz, Saturday, February 14. at 9:30pm at The Ship!]

[…and, Rachel Jaggard & Ben Byard of Dolls On Fire will play The Love Hangover, Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, at recordBar, with, Ashley Jones & Jerod Rivers, Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming, and Maria the Mexican & Garrett Nordstrom. This annual KC performance is curated locally by Scott Easterday, and is Kansas City’s contribution to what is a national event, happening at the same time in: NYC, Yipsilanti, Toronto, and Raleigh, on the day after.]

10:06

2. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show 4 times in the last year and a half, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote records and have spent the last several months recording their new album in Nashville. The new record is expected in April. Their new single of “Silent Movies” will be available on iTunes at Midnight.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the 27 Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, on Friday, Feb 20, in The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, In the Century A Ballroom, at 8:30pm. More info at: http://www.folk.org

[Plus, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be opening for Iron & Wine at The Uptown Theater, Thursday, April 23rd, for the 5th annual Middle of the Map Fest. More info at: middleofthemapfest.com]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will play the Newport Folk Festival.]

[AND…We are so very thrilled that our friends Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be making their network television debut, this Wednesday Night, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman. Tune in on KCTV 5 in Kansas City and CBS affiliates everywhere!!!.]

3. Kelley Hunt – “This Time”
from: The Beautiful Bones / 88 Records / May 20, 2014
[Kelley Hunt also played on Krisite Stremel’s Wildflowers. Kelley Hunt’s acclaimed albums have reached the top ten of the Billboard Blues Charts, she has toured all over the world, and has performed six times on A Prairie Home Companion. Born in Kansas City and based in Lawrence, Kelley Hunt is a 2007 recipient of the State of Kansas Governor’s Award for the Arts, and is a 2006 Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee alongside such artists as Melissa Etheridge, the Byrds’ Gene Clark and Big Joe Turner.]

[Saturday, February 14, at 8:00 pm, at The Folly Theater, 300 West 12th St, Cyprus Avenue presents Kelley Hunt in a Valentine’s Day Performance. More info at: follytheatre.org. More info at: 816-474-4444 or http://www.follytheatre.org

10:15 – Interview with Kelley Hunt

Kelley Hunt‘s acclaimed albums have reached the top ten of the Billboard Blues Charts, she has toured all over the world, and has performed six times on A Prairie Home Companion. Born in Kansas City and based in Lawrence, Kansas, Kelley Hunt is a 2007 recipient of the State of Kansas Governor’s Award for the Arts, and is a 2006 Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee alongside such artists as Mike Finnigan, Melissa Etheridge, the Byrds’ Gene Clark and Big Joe Turner. Known as a roots/blues/Americana singer songwriter Kelley Hunt’s latest full length release, The Beautiful Bones, is her 6th full length recording, from 88 Records, and was part of our 114 Best Recordings of 2014. Kelley Hunt told KC Star Music Writer Tim Finn that, in making her latest record Beautiful Bones, “It wasn’t something technical; it was emotional,” she said, “And it has changed the way I perform.”

“I was very mindful of paying respect to some of the music I grew up with,” she said, “the styles that are present in my psyche: old-school funk and soul, that kind of roots/R&B Memphis-style soul and there are gospel references. I was very mindful of all that on this record.” – Kelley Hunt

“When we hear her music, we feel her voice, her voice feels rich, and familiar, like family, we trust her voice, and with her skills at the piano, she can really move us, in our hearts, and our body.” – Mark Manning

10:23

4. Kelley Hunt – “The Beautiful Bones”
from: The Beautiful Bones / 88 Records / May 20, 2014

Kelley Hunt co-produced “Bones” with her husband and manager, Al Berman, at Sixteen Ton Studios in Nashville. With drummer Bryan Owings, who played on two previous recordings, “Gravity Loves You” and “Mercy”; Hammond B3 player Mark Jordan, who played on the same two recordings and has toured with Hunt; and bassist Tim Marks, who played on “Gravity.”

88 Records is her record label.

Kelley Hunt also plays the Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St, Emporia, Kansas, Sunday, February 15.

Kelley Hunt’s own musical influences include the work of Ruth Brown, Ann Peebles, Wanda Jackson, Jay McShann and Mary Lou Williams amongst others.

Kelley’s mother was a influence on her musically.

Kelley Hunt also also recently contributed a song for Kristie Stremel’s children’s book and CD, Wildflowers, from Stremeltone.com

10:35

5. Kelley Hunt – “I’ve Got a Good Feeling”
From: The Beautiful Bones / 88 Records / May 20, 2014

10:38

Kelley Hunt’s self-titled debut album, was released in 1995. Kelley has the the area music scene change over the past 20 years. Al and Kelley talked about how all musicians can make and record their own music independently now, and how the music scene has grown.

Kelley plays shows internationally, and she has played many different venues. Saturday night will be her first time ever to take the stage of The Folly Theatre.

Kelley Hunt Thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

This Saturday Night, February 14, at 8:00 pm, at The Folly Theater, 300 West 12th St, Cyprus Avenue presents Kelley Hunt in a Valentine’s Day Performance. More info at: 816-474-4444 or http://www.follytheatre.org

10:43

6. Pops Staples – “Somebody Was Watching”
from: Don’t Lose This / dBPM – Anti / Expected: February 17, 2015
[Previously-unreleased music with new production by Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. The album features 10 songs, originally recorded and produced by Pops in 1999, but left unfinished at the time of his death in 2000. The album, which also features newly recorded vocals by Mavis Staples, takes its title directly from the instruction Pops gave to his daughter as the two listened to the unfinished recording before his death: “Don’t lose this.” Mavis didn’t, and in 2014 brought the tapes of her father’s last work to her recent collaborator, Tweedy, for completion. The two had previously teamed up on Mavis’ recent solo releases, One True Vine and the Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone.]

10:47 – Underwriting

10:49

7. Damien Jurado – “Silver Timothy”
from: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son / Secretly Canadian / January 20, 2014
[11th studio album from Damien Jurado who described the album as “sort of a sequel to (his 2012 album) Maraqopa… it is about a guy who disappears on a search, if you will, for himself and never goes home”]

[Damien Jurado plays The Uptown, Tuesday, February 17, with Jason Isbell.]

8. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Heat”
from: + – EP / ‘a’ Records / November 10, 2014
[Last year BJM released their 13th studio album, Revelation in May. Late in the year this three song EP was released on vinyl. Neo-psychedelia. Formed in San Francisco in 1990. The band’s output spans psychedelic rock, folk rock and shoegaze. The name “Brian Jonestown Massacre” is mix of The Rolling Stones’ founder and guitarist Brian Jones and the infamous mass cult suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Along with The Dandy Warhols, BJM were the subjects of the 2004 documentary film Dig!. The film captured a love–hate relationship between both bands, highlighting the interaction of BJM frontman Anton Newcombe with his counterpart in the Warhols, Courtney Taylor-Taylor. The film was recorded over the course of seven years by Ondi Timoner and won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. For over 10 years we’ve play their music on WMM. We love the creative genius of rock underdog Anton Newcombe. ]

9. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit”
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was on our list of The Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The Kansas City based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on guitar, back-up vocals, Caitlin Curry on bass, back-up vocals, George Magers on drums. The Bad Ideas joined us last on May 28, 2014. Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single. Just released as The Bad Ideas head out for a 3 week east coast tour. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City. Premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label.

[The Bad Ideas play at Union, Monday, February 16, for Guitarist Britt Adair’s Birthday Party, with Red Kate, and The Uncouth.]

11:00 – Station ID

As promised, on today’s show, and all of next week, we’re featuring the latest recordings from many of the musicians playing the 27th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference – Wednesday, Feb 18, through Sunday Feb. 22, in the The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. This next set features music from: Betse & Clarke, and Maria The Mexican, two KC bands that have all been selected to play Official Showcases at the Conference, along with Megan Slankard, William Elliott Whitmore who are coming to KC to play the Conference. More info at http://www.folk.org

10. Betse & Clarke – “Fair And Tender Ladies”
from: Two Forks Acrylic On Cardboard / Independent / February 2, 2015
[Traditional. Betse Ellis on fiddle, and Clarke Wyatt on banjo. Recorded January 2, 2015. Arrangements by Betse & Clarke. Engineered and produced by Clarke Wyatt.]

[Betse & Clark have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Thursday, February 19, at 6:30 pm in Pershing South of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

11. Megan Slankard – “Bones Live Forever”
from: We Will Fail / Independent / May 30, 2014
[Fifth album from San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard. She calls her new release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com

[Megan Slankard comes to Kansas City to play a house concert, Sunday, February 15, at 7:00 pm at Createful Studios in Lenexa, KS, hosted by our friends Joy Baker and Jen Harris. For more info you can RSVP to createfulstudios@gmail.com. Seating is limited. More info at: http://www.createfulstudios.com

[Megan Slankard will be our guest LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley, next week, Feb. 18 and then she’ll be playing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

12. Maria The Mexican – “You and Me Against the Moon”
from: Moon Colored Jade / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013
[Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For 10 years, Teresa & Maria Elena Cuevas performed w/ Mariachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. One of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when 4 of the 7 members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grand-children Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa & Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Maria the Mexican began as a band in 2011, in Chicago, when vocalists Maria and Teresa Cuevas hired blues/funk musician Garrett Nordstrom to play Mariachi guitar. Having been lifelong musicians from the Midwest, Nordstrom and the Cuevas Sisters paired up with guitarist Jason Riley to form Maria the Mexican, mixing with blues, soul, funk, rock, Americana Soul, Mexicana Groove.

[Maria The Mexican, play One Block South, in O.P. KS., Thurs., Feb. 12, feat. Spanish love ballads.]

[Maria the Mexican & Garrett Nordstrom will play The Love Hangover, Sunday, Feb. 15, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, at recordBar, with Rachel Jaggard & Ben Byard, Ashley Jones & Jerod Rivers, Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming. This annual performance is curated by Scott Easterday, and is KC’s contribution to what is a national event, happening at the same time in: NYC, Yipsilanti, Toronto, and Raleigh.]

[Maria The Mexican have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference this year! They will be performing several acoustic sets Wed, Feb 18, through Sat Feb. 21, in the The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.]

[Maria The Mexican will perform as a full band at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, February 19. with Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds.]

13. William Elliott Whitmore – “Don’t Need It”
from: Field Songs (Deluxe Edition) / Anti / July 13, 2011
[7th album from American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa, born May 11, 1978. In his live performances he mostly of plays the banjo or guitar while singing. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, and hardcore punk community. Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparrows, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.]

[William Elliott Whitmore will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center, in KC. More info at http://www.folk.org.

[William Elliott Whitmore will also be playing the 5th annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22 – 25. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

11:15 – Interview with The Blackbird Revue

Husband-and-wife duo, Jacob and Danielle Prestidge are The Blackbird Revue. Their music has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, and The Discovery Channel. Their two EP.s, 2010s “The Whaler & Other Stories”, and 2013s “Glow” have been critically acclaimed. The Blackbird Revue have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 19, at 10:00 pm in Pershing East of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. They will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. The Blackbird Revue will also be part of over 100 bands participating in the sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, at Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX. The Blackbird Revue will also play the 5th Annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22-25.

In the spring of 2007, with degree in hand, and a nearly finished solo album, Jacob moved to Kansas City, by the end of 2008 The Blackbird Revue was formed with Danielle. Jacob and Danielle talked about how they met, and began collaborating.

From Bio info at TheBlackbirdRevue.com:
Danielle was in the midst of making plans to record her own album. And suddenly everything changed. Almost as soon as they met, Jacob and Danielle realized that they would be better together – as singers, musicians, people. They quickly became romantically and musically inseparable, and in the fall of 2008 officially formed The Blackbird Revue, a collaborative musical effort, reflecting both Danielle’s melodic pop-rock sensibilities, and Jacob’s folk/americana roots. It remains a project truly born of a deep, shared love.

Danielle and Jacob recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary by leaving their day jobs and committing to full-time pursuit of this beautiful, musical dream. A leap of faith, made with high hopes, grounded in true love.

11:22

14. The Blackbird Revue – “Good Things” (LIVE)
New music that might be part of a new full length release expected in 2015

The Blackbird Revue will also be part of over 100 bands participating in the sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, at Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX. This event features four days showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence KS, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage during the time of the SXSW Music Fest.

AND!!!! The Blackbird Revue will also play the 5th Annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22-25.

Jacob, grew up on Lancaster Pennsylvania, near Amish settlements, and in High School he was the leader of a faux-amish, ska band.

Danielle grew up in Kansas City, listening to the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Crosby Still Nash & Young

Danelle was recently accepted into the Artist Inc. program.

11:39

15. The Blackbird Revue – “Broken Season” (LIVE)
New music that might be part of a new full length release expected in 2015

We talked briefly about Danielle’s relationship with their dog Patsy, but we ran out of time and didn’t have time to talk about Jacob’s increasing resemblance to Gene Wilder.

Jacob and Danielle Prestidge , thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

More info at: http://www.theblackbirdrevue.com, http://www.folk.org, http://www.midwestfound.org, http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

11:43

16. The Blackbird Revue – “Winter Rest”
from: Glow / The Blackbird Revue / January 23, 2013
[Recorded at The Conductor Studio, Nashville, TN. and produced with Don Chaffer. All songs by Jacob Prestige. The Blackbird Revue played LIVE on WMM on May 22, 2013.]

[The Blackbird Revue have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Thursday, February 19, at 10:00 pm in Pershing East of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. They will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

[The Blackbird Revue will also be part of over 100 bands participating in the sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, 2015 at Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX. This event features four days of the definitive Midwestern musical throwdown showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence KS, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage during the time of the SXSW Music Fest.]

[The Blackbird Revue will also play the 5th Annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22-25.]

11:48 – Underwriting

11:50

17. Victor & Penny – “Elaine, Elaine (Live)”
From: Live At the Living Room Theatre / Independent / January 10, 2015
[3rd release for Kansas City based duo, and sometimes quartet. Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) who attended Berklee School of Music, and Erin McGrane (George Clooney’s, “Up in the Air” and the cabaret troupe, “Alacartoona”). Erin is a recipient of an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City as well as a Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant for Professional Development. Victor & Penny have been touring the USA for the last three years and were awarded a 2013 Escape to Create Artist Residency.]

[Victor & Penny have been selected to play an Official Showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference Thursday, February 19, at 8:30 pm in Century C of The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Victor & Penny will be sharing multiple performances at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, and Folk Alliance Music Fair February 18 – 22 at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Crown Center, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.folk.org

18. Making Movies – “Cuna De Vida”
from: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi (guitar/lead vox), Brendan Culp (drums), Diego Chi (bass), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion /keyboard).]

[Making Movies play recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, Saturday, Feb. 14, with Ayllu. More info at: http://www.makingmoviestheband.com

11:59:30

21. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on February 18, we dedicate the entire show to the Folk Alliance International Conference. We’ll talk with Folk Alliance International co-founder Louis Meyers. Johnny Hamil joins us to share info about his new original musical collaborative project before he premieres the music at the FAI Conference. And San Francisco based, Megan Slankard will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #564

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Kelley Hunt + The Blackbird Revue

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kelley Hunt + The Blackbird Revue

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays New & Local releases from: Dolls On Fire, Betse & Clarke, Making Movies, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Pops Staples, Megan Slankard, The Bad Ideas, Maria The Mexican, William Elliott Whitmore, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and more.

Kelley Hunt Photo by: Ann Brown / Makeup: Andy Chambers

Kelley Hunt Photo by: Ann Brown / Makeup: Andy Chambers

At 10:15, Mark talks with roots/blues/Americana singer songwriter Kelley Hunt. We’ll feature music from, The Beautiful Bones, her 6th full length recording, from 88 Records. Kelley Hunt’s acclaimed albums have reached the top ten of the Billboard Blues Charts, she has toured all over the world, and has performed six times on A Prairie Home Companion. Born in Kansas City and based in Lawrence, Kelley Hunt is a 2007 recipient of the State of Kansas Governor’s Award for the Arts, and is a 2006 Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductee alongside such artists as Melissa Etheridge, the Byrds’ Gene Clark and Big Joe Turner. Cyprus Avenue presents Kelley Hunt in a Valentines Day performance, at The Folly Theater, 300 West 12th St, KCMO. More info at: 816-474-4444 or http://www.follytheatre.org.

The Blackbird Revue  (Jacob and Danielle Prestidge)

The Blackbird Revue (Jacob and Danielle Prestidge)

At 11:15, The Blackbird Revue return to Wednesday MidDay Medley and our 90.1 FM Studios. We’ll talk with Jacob and Danielle Prestidge about their upcoming performances at the Folk Alliance International Conference, Feb. 19 – 22, the Folk Alliance Music Fair, and The MidCoast Takeover. We’ll quiz Danielle about her strange relationship with their dog Patsy, and Jacob’s increasing resemblance to Gene Wilder. More info at: http://www.theblackbirdrevue.com, http://www.folk.org, http://www.midwestfound.org

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #564

WMM Playlist from February 4, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

“The MidCoast Sound”
Bach Aria Soloists + Nathan Reusch +
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt

1. Monta At Odds – “Salty Air Breezes”
from: Robots of Munich / Haymaker Records / October 26, 2014
[5th full length release from KCK based band formed by brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. Released on vinyl by new KC based record label created by Brenton Cook called Haymaker Records. Robots of Munich was also released on Cassette on RSD, April 19, 2014. Dedric Moore joined us live on the show on Oct. 1.]

[Monta At Odds who will be playing The Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In with The Philistines, & DJ Thundercutz, Saturday, February 14 at 9:30pm at The Ship.]

10:04 – Pledge Break #1

Special guest co-hosts: Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis

Betse Ellis

Betse Ellis

Betse Ellis, is one of the hardest working musicians in KC, known by many as a founding member of The Wilders. Betse 2nd full-length solo release, the critically acclaimed, “High Moon Order” was one of our Best Recordings of 2013. She also recently did her 20th year at The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and is currently performing with multi instrumentalist Clarke Wyatt.

Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributors to WMM, joining us to share her musical discoveries and info from her encyclopedic brain. For 18 years Marion was the manager of the music department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, until she left in January 2014 to start her own independent record store, specializing in vinyl. Records With Merritt, is now open at 1614 Westport Rd. Marion Merritt was also just recently elected to The MidCoast Radio Project’s Board of Directors. Congratulations Marion.

Non-Commercial, Community Radio, means that three times a year, we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming, to ask YOU our beautiful-listeners, to help us continue 90.1 FM’s unique, 24-7 programming.

Wednesday MidDay Medley offers crucial info on: Music and Art. In just the last year we have interviewed musicians & bands including: Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Schwervon!, Kansas City Knife Fight, The Lucky, Kasey Rausch, The Quivers, The Blessed Broke, Maria The Mexican, Mikal Shapiro, Scott Hrabko, Kirstin Paludan, Sam Harris, Old Sound, Chely Wright, Dolls On Fire, Kristie Stremel, My Oh My, Calvin Arsenia, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Teri Quinn, Phil Neal, Barclay Martin, Amy Farrand, Margo May, Oils, The Sexy Accident, Rev Gusto, Sara Swenson, Folkicide, Jorge Arana Trio, Howard Iceberg, Shy Boys, Bummer, Claire and the Crowded Stage, The Bad Ideas, My Brothers & Sister, David George, Bent Knee, Red Kate, The Latenight Callers, Krystle Warren, Vi Tran, Dustin Rapier, Summer Osborne, Dead Voices, Making Movies, Pedaljets, Enrique Chi, Clementines, Rural Grit All Stars, The Kinsey Sicks, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Johnny Appleseed, Sterling Witt, Connie Dover, Bob Walkenhorst, Beautiful Bodies, Wells The Traveler, The Blackbird Revue, The Empty Spaces, My Brothers & Sisters, We’ve featured shows & segments about: Apocalypse Meow, Crossroads Music Fest, Folk Alliance International, Middle of the Map Fest, KC Fringe Festival, KC PsychFest, Out Here Now Film Fest, Pitch Music Awards, Center of The City Fest, SeedCo Harvest Fest, Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Gay Pride, Noir City KC, Record Store Day!, Murder Ballad Ball, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series, Spinning Tree Theatre, Right Between The Ears, Bread KC, Haymaker Records, The Record Machine, Money Wolf Music, Silly Goose Records, Nation of Love Records, Mills Record Company, Records With Merritt, Synergy House, KC Public Library, Cultivate KC!, Kansas City Blues Society, Uptown Arts Bar, Deli Magazine, Coming Out Day, MidCoast Takeover, and Charlotte Street.

10:12

2. Kasey Rausch – “My Piney Wood Home”
from: Guitar in Hand / Mudstomp Records / November 21, 2014
[3rd solo release from Kansas City based singer-songwriter Kasey Rausch. Co-produced with Mikal Shapiro who she also hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday at 9am, on 90.1 FM. Betse Ellis on Fiddle.

[Kasey Rausch plays with The Naughty Pines every Tuesday night at CODA. She will also play Folk Alliance International Conference, and Middle Of The Map Fest]

3. Mikal Shapiro – “This Way To Heaven”
from: The Musical / Independent / Feb 19, 2015
[This song features Betse Ellis on fiddle, and Chad Brothers and Emily Tummons on vocal harmony. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.]

[Mikal Shapiro will premiere her new recording at Folk Alliance International Conference. She also plays with the funk/jazz quartet Royalphonic who will play Middle of The Map Fest. She also hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday at 9am, on 90.1 FM.]

4. Schwervon! – “Flaming Dragonfly”
from: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / Sept. 30, 2014
[2 piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to KC. Schwervon! joined us live on the show on Oct 1.]

[Schwervon! play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Fri, Feb 13 at 10pm w/ The Sluts, Youngest Children.]

10:20 – Pledge Break #2

Betse Ellis played violin on two of the songs we just played. Betse has been part of the KC Music Community for nearly 25 years now, and through most of those years she has made appearances on 90.1 FM as a musician. She was the host and emcee of 90.1 FM’s Pete Seeger Tribute last year, and was the uncredited music director of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s LIVE stage version of “A Story In A Song” at the recordBar.

Each year Wednesday MidDay Medley interviews over 200 guests. This past year we’ve featured segments and interviews with: Pitch Music Editor – Natalie Gallagher, Kansas City Star Music Writer – Tim Finn, Deli Kansas City Editor – Michelle Bacon; Playwrights: Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, Teresa Leggard, Schaeffer Nelson, Vi Tran; Poets: Glenn North, Crystal Boson, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jeanette Powers, Jen Harris; filmmakers: Kyle Pugh and Evan Senn; Artists: Sean Starowitz, Max Crutcher, Festival organizers: Jamie Rich, Andrew Earl, Eddie Crane, Chris Haghirian, Bill Sundahl, Britt Adair; Record Store owners: Judy Mills, Sherman Breneman, Marion Merritt; music label founders: Tommy Donoho, Brenton Cook, Jerad Tomasino, Mat Shoare, Nick Carswell, guest producers: Matt Kesler, Jesse Bartmess, Jen Zaman, Spencer Brown, Joey Grimm, Judy Mills, Christian LaBeau, along with guests: Barry Lee, Emily Behrmann, Jamie Searle, Hank Wiedel, Mike Tipton, Sam Harris, and many many more!

Over the years on Wednesday MidDay Medley we’ve conducted extensive interviews with: Tommy Ramone, Lily Tomlin, Laurie Anderson, Kate Clinton, Regina Spektor, Iris DeMent, Greg Brown, Eleni Mandell, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Jill Sobule, Piney Gir, Thomas Frank, Jim Hightower, Bob Smith, Robert Moore, Marideth Sisco, Cris Williamson, Rosie Florez, Ubaka Hill, Jeff Black, Abigail Henderson, Anne Winter, Karen Errington, and thousands more.

10:29 – Underwriting

10:31 – Interview with Elizabeth Suh Lane and Narong Prangcharoen

Bach Aria Soloists are a celebrated and adventurous chamber music ensemble dedicated to presenting the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and those he inspired, through performances, collaborations and educational outreach. Now in their 15th year Bach Aria Soloists offer collaborations with composer, choreographers, musicians & actors.

Elizabeth Suh Lane is the founder-Artistic Director and violinist of the Bach Aria Soloists. She has been acclaimed, “…among the finest chamber musicians in America today” by San Francisco Symphony’s Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. She has performed across the globe as a chamber, solo and orchestral musician in the finest concert halls.

Composer Narong Prangcharoen was awarded the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been performed internationally with: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, German National Theater Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a composer in residence for the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California. He received his Doctor of Music Arts academic degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City. His primary teacher was Chen Yi.

5. Elizabeth Suh Lane performed the violin solo from “Dialogue” written by Narong Prangcharoen (Live-in-studio performance).

The Bach Aria Soloists will perform the World Premiere of Narong Prangcharoen’s Dialogue, Sat, Feb 7, at 7:00 pm, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS. The evening’s program also includes BAS’ own La Folia variations; and French Dialogues for keyboard. More info: http://www.bachariasoloists.com or call 816-820-1473

10:42

6. Shades of Jade – “Day Dreaming”
from: Fingerprinted Memories pt. 1 / Independent / September 21, 2013
[Members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on Keyboards, Justin McCoy on Percussion, Perry DJStix Holliday on Percussion, Derrick Greenwood on Bass/Guitar, Dominique Sanders on Bass, and Linnaia McKenzie on Vocals.]

[Shades of Jade who will play recordBar, Feb. 8, for Jeff Harshbarger’s Alternative Jazz Series.]

10:45 – Pledge Break #3

90.1 FM is “100,000 Watts of Community!!!” 90.1 FM is a grassroots movement, a radio station created by the people in the village. 38 years ago those people created a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization called, The MidCoast Radio Project and for over ten years volunteers worked to raise the funds to buy a signal, a tower, and create a physical station with studios and offices, to serve the community. In February of 1988, KKFI began broadcasting over the airwaves…

We are a rare breed. A community radio station with 100,000 watts of power sending our crystal clear signal as far 40 miles away in all directions from our tower. Our engineers tell us that when our music is playing we have about the best sounding signal you will find in the area. With recent upgrades, our new transmitter, we are sounding better as we grow, towards the future.

In the last year: Barry Lee became Station Manager of 90.1 FM KKFI. Bill Sundahl became Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator at 90.1 FM KKFI

Paste Magazine named KKFI one of “10 Public Radio Stations You Wish Were in Your Town.” (June 4, 2014 edition)

90.1 FM has added some fantastic new shows to our schedule:
River Trade Radio, The Boogie Bridge, ARTSPEAK Radio, Groove Juice, Radioactivity

We helped spread the news about Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear who were featured four times in 14 months on Wednesday MidDay Medley, and who wowed audiences and KKFI’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity, and 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest. A few weeks later they wowed national music critics at The Americana Music Festival in Nashville and ended the year being signed to Glassnote Records and recording their first full length record in Nashville. They will be opening for Iron and Wine at The Uptown Theatre for The Middle of The Map Fest. Their debut full-length release is expected in April.

We’ve covered… The expansion of Mills Record Company (doubling their size.) The opening of Records with Merritt, 1617 Westport Road. The LIVE performances at Vinyl Renaissance on West 39th…and the comeback of vinyl. We have devoted entire shows to 7 inch local vinyl releases, and are including vinyl plays in almost all of the shows we have done in the last year.

We’ve come a long way since 1988, when those first radio shows were pre-recorded on reel to reel tape in the basement of Tom Crane’s house, and delivered to the tower site and transmitter, to be played.

Anne Winter aka Little Orphan Annie hosted Kansas City’s first punk show on the airwaves. KKFI still celebrates punk music with one of the best music shows, DIY KC, Monday nights at midnight. On Wednesday MidDay Medley we regularly feature punk, as well as electronic, folk, indie rock, alternative, jazz, classical, soul, blues, country, hip hop.

Did you know, that in the late 1990s Robert Moore served as Station Manager at 90.1 FM?

Programs on 90.1 FM have been recognized for excellence from The Federation of Community Broadcasters, GLAAD, International Labor Communications Association, The Pitch Kansas City, Hear Me Out Toastmasters, KC Star, and many others.

10:53

7. Kangaroo Knife Fight – “Loose My Head”
from: Firebrand / Independent / December 6, 2014
[Debut [EP] from Kansas City based 4-piece that includes: Native Australian, Anthony Avis, lead vocalist, with Brandon Skeens on guitar, Gus Rechtien on bass, and Ian on drums.]

[Kangaroo Knife Fight play recordBar, on Feb. 7, w/ The Big Iron, Appropriate Grammar, and Reid the Martian in a benefit for Midwest Music Foundation’s MidCoast Takeover!] [Also playing MOTM]

8. The Philistines – “Stygia”
from: The Philistines EP / Independent / March 2014
[The Philistines are a KC based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimberley Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums.]

[The Philistines who will be playing The Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In with Monta At Odds, & DJ Thundercutz, Saturday, February 14 at 9:30pm at The Ship!!!.] [Also playing MOTM]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

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Now in it’s 5th year, Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, returns to Kansas City, with an extra day, running April 22nd-25th. featuring local, national, international and emerging talent. Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest is the brainchild of Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine who joins us give us all the details about bands and artists who will be part of this year’s festival.

Wednesday, April 22 at The Uptown –
OK GO / The Republic Tigers

Thursday, April 23 at The Uptown –
Iron & Wine / Strand of Oaks / Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear / Sean Rowe

Friday, April 24 in Various Venues in Westport
Saturday, April 25 in Various Venues in Westport …100+ bands

VENUES

Uptown Theater (Wed/Thurs)
Outdoor Stage (Fri/Sat) ALL AGES – parking lot in Westport
Ernie Biggs 4115 Mill Street
recordBar 1020 Westport Road
Riot Room (inside) 4048 Broadway
Riot Room (outside) 4048 Broadway
Westport Saloon 4112 Pennsylvania
Mills Record Company (Sat) 314 Westport Road

DAY PARTIES AND SHOWCASES

90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Jon Hart (Saturday at rB)

Eight One Sixty from 90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Sarah Bradshaw
(Saturday at Riot outside)

90.1 FM – Wednesday MidDay Medley KKFI Day Party w/ Mark Manning
(Sat. at Westport Saloon) with: Not A Planet, The Big Iron, The Project H, She’s A Keeper, and The Lucky

I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party (Saturday at Riot inside)

The Record Machine Day Party (Saturday at the Outdoor Stage)

Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase (Sat at Mills Record Company)

Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, returns to Kansas City this April 22nd-23rd. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

11:10

9. Iron & Wine – “Everyone’s Summer of 95”
from: Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 / Blue Cricket Recording / February 24, 2015
[Pulled from tapes found in the back corners of closets and dusty shoe boxes, this is the first in a series of releases – songs long neglected, but never forgotten. With the Archive Series, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) will be gathering otherwise unreleased home recordings, covers, and live sets from his entire career and releasing them on his own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The songs on Volume No. 1 came to life at the same time as those selected for The Creek Drank the Cradle. The songs on Creek were only 11 of the many performed and recorded by Iron & Wine at home on a 4-track cassette. While some of this material has been widely bootlegged, it has never received a widespread or proper release until now.]

[Iron & Wine play MOTM Thurs, April 23 at The Uptown w/ Strand of Oaks, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.]

11:13 – Pledge Break #4

Just think about what you DON’T have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI! No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 20 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different weekly radio programs. 80 of those programs are locally produced, and hosted, and engineered, by over 100 different people, who create content, and personally handcraft each show. There are over 135 hours each week of locally produced handcrafted programs. You will not find this anywhere else on your radio dial. It is very special.

Not only do we bring the most diverse and unfiltered news and information, but our musical playlists are so very much deeper, and more comprehensive, than any other radio station in town. In one week you will hear over 2000 different songs played, as well as voices from the hundreds of KKFI volunteers and the hundreds of guests who visit our midtown studios to share their stories.

How much is this worth to you?

11:22

10. The Project H – “Not A Person”
from: We Live Among The Lines / Independent / September 8, 2014
[3rd release from collective that includes: Clint Ashlock- trumpet, Ryan Heinlein- trombone, Brett Jackson- woodwinds, Matt Leifer- drums, Andrew Ouellette- keys, Dominique Sanders- bass, Jeff Stocks- guitars.
Record, mixed and mastered by Duane Trower, Weights and Measures Soundlab, KC, MO.]

[The Project H continue their monthly collaboration series with Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand. The Project H will play a set of originals, followed by a set with Lauren. The Project H: Living Among Lines w/ Lauren Krum, is Thurs, Feb 5, at 8:pm, at Westport Coffee House, 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO]

11. Dead Voices – “Pardoning”
from: Dead Voices / Independent / April 20, 2013
[KC Super-Group, formed in September of 2010, by David Regnier, Jason Beers, Matt Richey, Michael Stover, Marco Pascolini. Lauren Krum sings with David on “Pardoning”. The band joined us on April 17.]

[Dead Voices play Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club in Kansas City, Saturday, February 7, at 9:00pm, with The Blackbird Revue, and My Oh My!]

11:29 – Underwriting

11:31 – Pledge Break #5

Driving in your car, at the office, at the gym, in your garage, in your cubicle, in your art space, on your ipod, at your construction site, in your kitchen, in your barn, YOU can take 90.1 with you, as your companion. 90.1 FM is generally a good date. Good for a few laughs, fun to dance with, always interested in good conversation. Isn’t 90.1 FM KKFI worth a few dollars a day, or a week?

So many people tune in to kkfi.org everyday, but studies show, that less than 10 percent actually donate to keep this miracle of broadcasting alive. Your support means that you will help bring this programming to folks who could not donate at this time, for whatever the reason. Support the free-form spirit that is 90.1 FM KKFI!

11:39

12. Bloodbirds – “No Trains Coming Through”
from: Single track from: Album 2 / Independent / January 27, 2015
[The first track off the Bloodbirds 2nd full-length. The band plans, to release a new track each week.. This is phase one, “the internet phase.” Ideally these will be collected and made available as a physical release by late-spring / early-summer. KC based Psychedelic post-punk trio featuring ex-Ad Astra Per Aspera member Mike Tuley, his wife Brooke Tuley and Anna St. Louis.]

13. Approach – “LipKissFantastic”
from: Make-Out With Violence / Datura Records / October 15, 2013
Also available on: Midwestern Audio Vol. 3 / Midwest Music Foundation / 2014
[Nate Holt on synth & keys, Steve Swyers on rhythm guitar. Recorded by Approach. Mixed & mastered by Reggie B. Produced by Aikido Bray.]

[Approach plays The MidCoast Takeover at the Shangri La, in Austin Texas.]

11:48 – Pledge Break #6

WMM’s Winter Fund Drive “Thank You Gifts” :

A.) The MidCoast Spirit Bag (Only 10 MidCoast Spirit Bags are available.):
* 12-month 10% Discount Card (Vinyl Renaissance & Audio on 39th)
* 15% Discount Coupon (Records Records with Merritt)
* Gift Certificate for a Used Record up to $15.00 (Mills Record Company)
* 20% Discount Coupon (It’s a Beautiful Day)
* Mikal Shapiro “The Musical” CD
* Schwervon! “Broken Teeth” CD (Haymaker Records)
* Kasey Rausch “Guitar In Hand” CD (MudStomp Records)
* Palace “Summer Don’t You Dare” CD (The Record Machine)
* TRM Compilation Cassette (The Record Machine)
* Midwestern Audio Volume 3 CD (Midwest Music Foundation)
* Painter Ryan Wilks original art printed candle.

or

B.) Voucher for 2 tickets to any show at Performing Arts Series at JCCC, 2015 Season:
* Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Saturday, February 21
* Crimes of the Heart – Wednesday, February 25 – Sunday, March 8
* MEMPHIS – Saturday, February 28
* La Maleta (The Suitcase) – Tuesday, March 3,
* Fredericks Brown – Friday, March 20
* Cherish the Ladies – 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21 (Yardley Hall)
* Heart of America Shakespeare Festival “The Merchant of Venice”
Mar 26 – Mar 29 (Polsky Theatre)
* MOMIX – Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28
* David Lindley – Saturday, April 4
* Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – 7 p.m. Sun, April 12 (Yardley Hall)
* Michael Feinstein – Saturday, May 9, Various
* Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?-Sat, June 27, Seated by 9am, 10am LIVE Broadcast

Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS. For more information about the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, you can call (913) 469-4445 or visit http://www.jccc.edu/TheSeries

11:56

14. The Gorlons – “Not With My Friends”
from: The Gorlons / Independent / February 15, 2014
[Ross Taylor Murphy on Guitar/Vocals, Seth Goodwin on Keys, Geoff Green on Bass, Kenneth Wagoner on Drums, Conner Dupre Murphy on Guitar. All songs by: The Gorlons. Engineered/Mixed/Produced By: Toby Vest at High/Low Recording in Memphis TN. Mastered By: Kevin Cubbins. Additional production/aux percussion: Greg Roberson, Drums: Joe Nanez.]

[The Gorlons play Harling’s Upstairs, Saturday March 7, at 9:00 pm, for Burger Records Revolution with Wet Ones, Lazy, Phantom Head, Drugs & Attics.]

11:59:30

15. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on February 11, Kansas Music Hall of Fame member, Kelley Hunt joins us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Kelley Hunt will play The Folly Theatre on February 14. Also with us next week LIVE in the studio we present: The Blackbird Revue.

A HUGE Thank you to Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt for co-hosting.

Thank you to the businesses & friends who donated “Thank You Gifts”:
Vinyl Renaissance & Audio on 39th,
Mills Record Company,
Records with Merritt,
It’s a Beautiful Day,
Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College ,
Emily Jones Behrmann,
MudStomp Records,
The Record Machine,
Mikal Shapiro,
Haymaker Records,
Midwest Music Foundation,
Ryan Wilks,
Don Simon,
Nathan Reusch,
Brenton Cook,
FrSir Gali,
Judy Mills.

A big heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our fabulous listeners who called in to donate during the show! Thank you to those that pledged on-line!

Thank you to the phone room volunteers: Diana Griffin Ennis, Rebecca Roche, Bingo Woodhead, Susan Haslam, and Barry K Jackson.

Thank you, to our heroic 90.1 FM staff: Barry Lee, Bill Sundahl, Warren Maus, and Mike Murphy.

You all helped Wednesday MidDay Medley go way over our goal this morning! You all gave us the support we need to continue this little ole radio show. It really means a lot and we will continue to do our best to live up to the mission of community radio with every show we do!

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Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #563

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

“The MidCoast Sound”
Bach Aria Soloists + Nathan Reusch +
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt


The MidCoast Sound

The MidCoast Sound

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Bloodbirds, Shades of Jade, Monta At Odds, Schwervon!, Kangaroo Knife Fight, The Gorlons, Kasey Rausch, The Philistines, Approach, The Project H, Mikal Shapiro, Dead Voices, and Death Cab For Cutie.

At 10:30, Mark talks with 2013 Guggenheim Award winner, composer, Narong Prangcharoen and Elizabeth Suh Lane, Founder & Artistic Director of Bach Aria Soloists, about Narong Prangcharoen’s commissioned work “Dialogue” composed for Bach Aria Soloists’ 15th Anniversary. This world premiere, will be presented February 7, at 7:00 pm at Village Presbyterian Church. The evening’s program includes BAS’ own La Folia variations; and French Dialogues for keyboard. More info at: http://www.bachariasoloists.com

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At 11:00, Nathan Reusch, co-founder of The Record Machine and Ink’s Middle of The Map Fest, joins us to share inside details on the 5th annual of Middle of the Map Fest, April 22 – 25, starting with a Wednesday kickoff concert at The Uptown Theater featuring a national headliner and a KC band reunion. Thursday, April 23 at The Uptown Middle of The Map presents their biggest headliner to date. Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, the festival continues with over 100 bands on 6 stages in Westport, including: Uptown Theater, outdoor stage, recordBar, The Riot Room, Riot Room Patio, The Westport Saloon, Ernie Biggs Westport. Wednesday MidDay Medley will host a Day Party at The Westport Saloon, on Saturday, April 25, with five of our favorite bands! More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter along with Marion Merritt, 90.1 FM Board Member and owner of Records With Merritt, join Mark for the entire show to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City COMMUNITY Radio.

Timothy Finn of Kansas City Star and INK named Wednesday MidDay Medley “The Best Place to Hear Local Music on the Radio.” If you are a regular listener and benefit from the entertainment and information offered each week, now is your time to help keep this radio show alive.

If you donate to 90.1 FM KKFI’s Winter Fund Drive Show we’ll share with you some very fine “Thank You Gifts.”

$90.00 donation – a 90.1 FM KKFI T-shirt
$150.00 donation – a “Guest DJ” for a 1-hour music show
$200.00 donation you can receive both!

If you donate $50.00 or more, on MC/Visa/Discover/AMEX only during Wednesday MidDay Medley, you can choose one of our fabulous “Thank You Gifts” :

1.) The MidCoast Spirit Bag:
* 12-month 10% Discount Card (Vinyl Renaissance)
* 15% Discount Coupon (Records With Merritt)
* Surprise Gift (Mills Record Company)
* 20% Discount Coupon (It’s A Beautiful Day)
* Mikal Shapiro “The Musical” CD
* Schwervon! “Broken Teeth” CD (Haymaker Records)
* Kasey Rausch “Guitar In Hand” CD (MudStomp Records)
* Palace “Summer Don’t You Dare” CD (The Record Machine)
* TRM Compilation Cassette (The Record Machine)
* Midwestern Audio Volume 3 CD (Midwest Music Foundation)
* Painter Ryan Wilks original art printed candle.
(Only 10 MidCoast Spirit Bags are available.)

or

2.) A voucher for 2 tickets to shows at the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. For info about Performing Arts Series, (913) 469-4445 or visit jccc.edu/TheSeries
(Only 10 pairs of vouchers available.)

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Show #563

WMM Playlist from January 28, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KC Singer Songwriters:
Teri Quinn + Dustin Rapier + Crystal Clayton

Ruth Acuff

Ruth Acuff

1. Ruth Acuff – “Right Now”
from: The Golden Hour / Nation of Love / December 6, 2013
[Columbia, Missouri based Ruth Acuff also has a new EP that was just released called “To The Moon.” We will be playiong from this release next week.]

[Ruth Acuff plays The Nation of Love Kansas City Showcase, Saturday, January 31, at 8:00pm, at Coda, with: Violet and the Undercurrents, Zorya, and The Future Kings. The Nation of love is an independent record label based out of Columbia Mo. The Nation of Love has also released their compilation release, THE GOLDEN HOUR. More information at: http://www.thenationoflove.com.

Calvin Arsenia

2. Calvin Arsenia – “Aquamarine”
from: unreleased demo track from new recording / Independent / 2015
[24 year old Calvin Arsenia, who recently returned home to Kansas City after living and performing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arsenia stands at 6 foot 5 inches, where he delivers soulful and powerful vocals with his multi-octave range, while also playing piano, guitar, and harp. A songwriter, producer, and engineer, Calvin Arsenia made his performance debut in early 2010 and since then has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs. In April, 2014, he released an intimate 7-song EP called “Moments” and now is set to release a new collaborative EP called, “Prose.” Calvin Arsenia played live on the show on October 22.]

3. 3 Son Green – “Slam Into A Jam”
from: Redbird / Independent / Saturday, July 27, 2013
[Formed in 2007 with Jamie Anderson on Guitar & Vocals, Evan Carlson on Guitar & Vocals, Steven Pearson on Drums, and Trey Green on Bass & Vocals. More info at 3songreen.com]

[3 Son Green play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Feb. 6 at 8:00 pm w/ Shedding Watts, AY Musik, Whiskey for the Lady, APLSOZ for the Winter Waka Classic a competition to play at Wakarusa.]

[3 Son Green play Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding benefit, at Californos in Westport, Sat, Jan 31, 6 to 2am, featuring The Wolfmanz Brothers, Shedding Watts, Whiskey for the Lady, Old Salt Union and Dirty River Ramblers.]

4. Whiskey for the Lady – “Beautiful Things”
from: Too Many F Holes / Independent / March 28, 2014 [Debut release from Platte City, Missouri based band. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence, KS.]

Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding benefit, at Californos in Westport, Saturday, January 31, 6:00 pm to 2:00am is a fundraiser for the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, and also benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is also a blanket drive which will help supply blankets to those in the KC area who are in need of warmth through Project Warmth Kansas City. More info at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com.

The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival is a biennial event which takes place on the even numbered years. The festival will return in 2016 with the Stringband Extravaganza! The Festival hosts several support events which also benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Those events are:The Dawg Daze Fall Fiasco, The Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding, The Dawg Daze Spring Thing and The Dawg Daze Mid Summer Nights Dream.

The Wolfmanz Brothers – Tribute to the music of Phish headlines – 11:45pm
3 Son Green – 10:30pm
Shedding watts – 9:15pm
Whiskey for the Lady – 8:00pm
Old Salt Union – From Belleview, IL – 7:00pm
Dirty River Ramblers – from Omaha, NE – 6:00pm

5. Forrester – “I Was With You at the End”
from: Antitheses / Independent / March 27, 2014
[Instrumental/Shoegaze/Post-Rock from Lawrence based band formed in the fall of 2011. Members include: Brian Rogers, Joe Newman, Connor Creighton, Will Chertoff, Steven LaCour. Forrester played The Crossroads Summer Block Party, First Friday, June 6, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads with Rev. Gusto, The ACB’s, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, and Jorge Arana Trio]

10:26 – Underwriting

10:28

Dustin Rapier

6. Dustin Rapier – “Afterthought”
from: first installment of a new 4-part EP series / Fly Penguin Records / (unreleased demo)
[Dustin Rapier was born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas. His debut album “Songs About No One” was released July 23, 2012. The album began in a college dorm room at a small private college. After trying a few things using school recording equipment, Dustin fell in love with the recording process. He eventually created Fly Penguin Records. Now in Kansas City, Dustin played a midwest album release tour for his latest release, as well as steady gigs at The Tank Room, The Riot Room, Californos, The Point, The Green Lady Lounge, restaurants, piano lounges, and bars all over the Midwest, where Dustin on piano plays everyone from Earth Wind & Fire, to Lana Del Rey, and the Jackson 5. Dustin played live on WMM on Aug. 20, 2014.]

10:33 – Interview with Dustin Rapier

Pop singer/songwriter, and piano man, Dustin Rapier who will be performing his original music at The Tank Room, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with Amanda Hughey, and Adriana Nikole. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com.

10:45

La Guerre

La Guerre

7. La Guerre – “Deadbolt”
from: Sapphires / The Record Machine / January 20, 2015
[La Guerre is the French for “war.”Sapphires was produced, engineered by Joshua Browning who also played bass. Percussion: Beau Bruns, Chris Brower. Guitar/Additional Vox: Charles Calhoun, Gavin Snider; Trombone: Joshua Landau; Additional Vox: Will Weinstein. All songs written by Katlyn Conroy. Katlyn Conroy, is a female singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She was part of the critically acclaimed band, Cowboy Indian Bear. She was the recipient of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. You can a listen to her music at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

[La Guerre will play the Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center Pavilion, in Lawrence, Kansas, on Feb. 17, at 9:00 pm, for a special Listen at the Lied edition of Tunes @ Night! ]

Tyler Gregory

Tyler Gregory

8. Tyler Gregory – “Roots Below”
from: Roots Below / MudStomp Records / October 28, 2014
[Lawrence, KS based Tyler Gregory is known for his powerful and commanding voice that mixes blues and roots music. Inspired by WWII-era blues belters, his music is performed with passion and driven with his guitar / banjo / stomp-box, and beautiful live performance arrangements. Tyler Gregory has released three albums, and averages 230 shows per year out on the road. He has shared the stage with JJ Grey & Mofro, Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, Dawes, Split Lip Rayfield, Charlie Parr, Truckstop Honeymoon, and Possessed by Paul James.]

The Grisly Hand

The Grisly Hand

9. The Grisly Hand – “If You Say So”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[Formed in 2009. The current line up includes: Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin). Mike Stover & Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand joined us LIVE April 24, 2013.]

[The Grisly Hand play Knuckleheads on Saturday, January 31, with Katy Guillen & The Girls]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer

Crystal Clayton

Crystal Clayton

Kansas City based singer/songwriter, Crystal Clayton has been performing since she was 7 years old. She has performed The New Theatre in Overland Park and for The Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She wrote her first song when she was 15. She has released three original singles, digitally, available on iTunes. She plays with a five-piece band of local musicians and has been performing at venues all over KC as well as local festivals in the area. Crystal has sang on tracks with Prozak and Ces Cru (part of Tech N9ne’s label, Strange Music) and she is currently working with her new band Vetta, recording in the studio for their debut EP to be released this year.

The new band is called Vetta, and the group includes: Tayler Spencer – Guitar, Jordan Caldwell – Cajon & Percussion, Sean Bird – Bass Guitar, and Daniel Clayton – Synthesizers

10. Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer – “Lovely” (LIVE)

Vetta will play Trouser Mouse in Blue Springs March 20

11. Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer – “Shipwrecked” (LIVE)

More info at: http://www.crystalclayton.com

11:24 – Underwriting

11:26

12. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis. Katy Guillen & The Girls joined us live on September 3, 2014.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Knuckleheads on Saturday, January 31, with The Grisly Hand.]

11:30 – Interview with Teri Quinn & Mark Lauer

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Teri Quinn is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She graduated from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music in 2013. She is a clarinetist and guitarist for Claire and the Crowded Stage and provides vocals and is a guitarist for Rooms Without Windows. Teri Quinn and Her Situation will play Coda Bar and Grill, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with The Scatters, and Thommy Hoskins.

Teri Quinn brought her friend Mark Lauer who plays bassoon

Teri is a clarinetist and guitarist for Claire and the Crowded Stage

11:37

13. Teri Quinn & Mark Lauer – “Forever Hold Your Peace” (LIVE)

Last year Teri released a Christmas EP called The Christmas Cats with Peter Lawless.

Mark Lauer on bassoon for ‘Forever hold your peace.’

11:47

14. Teri Quinn– “ Ain’t Goin’ North” (LIVE)

Teri Quinn and Her Situation will play Coda Bar and Grill, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with The Scatters, and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.teriquinn.com.

11:52

15. Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire”
rom: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance / Matador Records / January 19, 2015
[9th studio album from indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch. They are often compared to Nick Drake. The name “Belle and Sebastian” comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children’s book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics, Belle and Sebastian’s “wistful pop” has enjoyed only limited commercial success.]

[Belle and Sebastian will play The Uptown Theatre, on June 18 with Courtney Barnett.]

11:59:30

21. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on February 4, Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join us as co-hosts for the entire show for our Winter On Air Fund Drive. We’ll play music from Bloodbirds, The Philistines, Monta At Odds, Schwervon!, Kasey Rausch, Kangaroo Knife Fight, Mike Dillon, Death Cab For Cutie, Palace, plus we’ll share our interview and live performance from the Bach Aria Soloists, and Nathan Reusch will be here to share details on the musical line up of the 5th Annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22 – 25.

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Show #562