Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates 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 15, 2017

More information at: www.folk.org

More information at: http://www.folk.org

Music from Folk Alliance International
Calvin Arsenia + The Jellyman’s Daughter
+ John Craigie

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center. More information at http://www.folk.org. We’ll play new music from: Ani DiFranco, Carrie Elkin, Élage Diouf, Heather Mae, Robyn Hitchcock, Calvin Arsenia, The Jellyman’s Daughter, John Craigie, and more.

We’ll also play a song from, Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy who play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Foxlin, and Under The Big Oak Tree.

Calvin Arsenia

Calvin Arsenia

At 10:15 Mark welcomes Calvin Arsenia to share music from his debut full-length album, Catastrophe, to be released on February 14. Calvin Arsenia has released five EPs, and has played Folk Alliance International for the last two years, the Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Quixotic, The Kansas City Public Library, and The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Arsenia’s commanding and poetic vocals fly, while he plays harp, piano, banjo, and guitar. Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wed, Feb 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

The Jellyman's Daughter

The Jellyman’s Daughter

Also joining Calvin are his friends, The Jellyman’s Daughter, a duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, with Graham Coe on cello & vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, & guitar join us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The duo released their debut full length on September 24, 2014. The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room. More info at: http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

John Craigie

John Craigie

At 11:15, Mark talks with Portland, Oregon based singer/songwriter, John Craigie, who is in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. We’ll hear music from John Craigie’s new album, No Rain, No Rose, released January 27, 2017. John Craigie is in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Roanoke Room. More info at: http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

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Show #669

WMM Playlist from February 8, 2017

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 8, 2017

“The MidCoast Sound”
Marion Merritt + Nico Gray
+ Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & Members of Witch Jail
+ Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Love Always – “We Wont Go Back”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Love Always is a side project of Kathy Foster, bassist and founder of the Portland, Oregon, based band, The Thermals. She also performs under the name Butterfly Transformation Service. She is the owner of the T-shirt company Daydream Factory. Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A – it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the new administration. More information at: http://www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, The ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.]

3. Mary Timony – “Fight The Hate”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Mary B. Timony was born October 17, 1970, and is an American independent singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and violist. She has been a member of the bands Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag, and currently fronts the band Ex Hex. Timony’s music is often heavy and dark, frequently using drones, beats, and modal melodies reminiscent of European Medieval music. She uses a number of alternate guitar tunings, most prominent of which is DADGAE, which allows for the execution of melodic passages. WE LOVE HER!]

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering, and is a avid lover of classic films and punk rock music. She saw Talking Heads on their first tour when they played One Block West, in 1978. For over twelve years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain on Wednesday MidDay Medley. Marion has joined us for every on-air fund drive of the past 12 years to help us raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And in the spirit of Anne Winter, a renegade who helped launch KKFI, Marion Merritt is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive on Westport Rd. More at: recordswithmerritt.com

Nico Gray has been placing the needle on the record before he was able to
read and turn pages of a book. His musical interests come from a wide variety of influences, and from learning to communicate through the sound of music and the usage of lyrical expression. Rooted in Kansas City, and growing up in front of a radio, he is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant, where he serve Union Station. Nico is an avid concert goer, his search for his own “Original Music Soundtrack” to his life has transplanted him to the brownstones of Chicago, the rooftops of Paris, the sea-side of Marseille and the balconies of New York City. Music has served as the ‘passport’ throughout his spiritual journeys.

While the spirit of this station is kept alive by hundreds of volunteers who passionately donate their time and abilities to keep the transmission of our 100,000-watt-signal alive. We are a operated by a not-for-profit organization, incorporated over 35 years ago, called The MidCoast Radio Project. We’re non-profit, but we still have to pay the electric bill, the rent on our fully accessible production studios and offices, the insurance, and for our small staff. Even though we have hundreds of committed volunteers, who donate thousands of hours every year, producing radio shows, answering phones, creating websites, producing benefits, rewiring the board, setting up our computer system, we still need YOU, our listener, to donate to keep us alive!

The Community Speaks Through our Airwaves and this Program

In the last 12 months Wednesday MidDay Medley has interviewed nearly 200 guests:

Britt Adair, Duncan Burnett, Promise Clutter, Chris Meck, Not Sisters (Jen Appell & Kristina Ning), Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling), Judy Mills, Stephonne Singleton, Jamie Searle, Patrick Alexander, Cody Kaul, Riala (Nick Turner, Kalo Hoyle, Morgan Greenwood), Nathan Reusch, Chris Haghirian, Joshua Allen, Steve Rector, Sterling Witt, The Uncouth (CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, Steve Gardels) Chico Sierra, American Slim (Nathan Jurries, Patrick Newland, Jacob Newland, Mikala Petillo), Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst, IVØRY BLACK & Keenan Franklin, John Nobles & John Scott, Nate Bowman, Desmond Mason, Perry Holliday, Derick Cunigan, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jessica Paige, Ron Megee, Jorge Arana Trio (Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, Jason Nash), Marion Merritt, Sondra Freeman, Rae Fitzgerald, Allison Banks, My Oh My! (A.M. Merker, Stephen Berry, Grant Buell, Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé),The Matchsellers (Julie Bates & Andrew Morris), Don Simon, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, SONiA disappear fear, Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt), Nicholas St. James, The Jellyman’s Daughter (Graham Coe & Emily Kelly), Be/Non (Brodie Rush, John Huff), Brenton Cook, Poet Jen Harris, Pat Fischer, Freebo, Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen, Sara Glass & C Woods, Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are, Michelle Bacon, Doby Watson & Margo May, Wendy Scott, Pink Royal (Dylan James Guthrie, Josh Dorrell, & Alex Hartmann), Bill Sundahl, Calvin Arsenia, Fally Afani, Beth Bryd, Patrick Rippeto, Diane Hightower, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type (Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, & Matt Kosinski), Bill Svoboda, Joelle St. Pierre, Anson The Ornery, The Sexy Accident (Jesse Kates, Jamie Lin), Maggie Henehan, Shaun Crowley, Nico Gray, Ryan Wilkes, JOy Baker, Krystle Warren, Ben Grimes, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, AJ Young, The Ovaries-eez (Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore & Monica George), Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Adriana Nikole, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band (Brian James, Preston Ott, Phil Spencer), Rick Malsick, Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser, Katy Guillen & The Girls (Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams), HMPH! (Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, & Dee Mac), Jerad Tomasino, Til Willis, Jody Hendrix, The Philistines (Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley & Steve Gardels), Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, & Whitney Boyd, Simone Briand, Emma Carter, Mackenzie Goodwin, Vigthor Zophoniasson & Lauren Braton, Salar Rajabnick, Tim Finn, Barbara Eubank, Samn Wright, Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, David Wayne Reed, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, Crystal Clayton, Howard Iceberg, Instant Karma (Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun), Steven Tulipana, Zachary Van Benthusen, Kyle Dahlquist, Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney, Amy Farrand, Vanessa Severo, Krysztof Nemeth, Amy Marcus, Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe.

10:15 – Folk Alliance International Conference + KC Folk Festival

4. Nancy and Beth – “Please Mr Jailer”
from: Nancy and Beth / Herpursef / Expected April 7, 2017
[Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt met in Austin Texas while filming the independent movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. The minute the two started singing together they realized they had something special. They formed the band Nancy and Beth in 2012. formed the band Nancy and Beth in 2012. They went on tour in March 2013. They are set to release their debut album just before a North American tour. Actress, singer, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards winner, MEGAN MULLALLY (Children’s Hospital, Party Down and Will & Grace) . STEPHANIE HUNT (Friday Night Lights, Californication and How To Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life).

[Megan Mullally will present awards for the Best of 2016 Album, Song, and Artist of the Year, at the International Folk Music Awards, at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. All registered conference delegates are invited to attend. Event emcee is Grammy-Award winning artist and feminist, Paula Cole, the first woman in history to individually receive a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year.]

[Nancy and Beth play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 10:45 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Washington Park Place II & III]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Safe”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

6. Bobby Rush – “I’m Tired”
from: Porcupine Meat / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Bobby Rush is a blues legend who has garnered 4 GRAMMY® nominations, 10 Blues Music Awards with 44 nominations, and a 2006 induction in the Blues Hall of Fame. He has recorded over 337 records in 60 years and was named King of the Chitlin’ Circuit by Rolling Stone Magazine!]

[Bobby Rush plays the Kansas City Folk Music Festival, Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 pm in Liberty, at Westin Crown Center.]

[Bobby Rush plays 2nd Annual Rebels and Renegades Showcase – Dedicated to the memory of Louis Meyers, Thurs, Feb 16, at Knuckleheads, with: Verlon Thompson, Michael Fracasso, and BettySoo.]

10:33 – Underwriting

5. Witch Jail – “Slimewave USA!” (vinyl)
from: Slimewave USA! – Single / Too Much Rock / February 10, 2017
[Formed in 2013, Witch Jail recommends their music for fans of: Space transmissions, psychedelic hypnosis, surf punks, rockabilly madmen, garage sleaze, exotica, trash digging, pill popping, low budget movies, and high fashion crime. SUZY BONES on surf-n- turf, EDDIE MORPHINE on fuzz-n-slide, MATTY RAT on bangs-n-clangs, and GUY SLIMEY on moans-n-wails. Witch Jail released their 8-song album, Desperation Beach on October 26, 2016, produced by Ben Hughes for Woody Records. More info at: http://www.witchjail.com

[Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company with the official release of their new single “Slimewave USA!”, Also on the bill is the band Shortsweather.]
[Witch Jail play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Sat, Feb 18, at 10:00 pm, w/ Mr. and the Mrs. & Beelzebabes.]

10:37 – Interview w/ Sid of Too Much Rock + Guy Slimey & Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail

Guy Slimey of Witch Jail, Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock, Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail on the February 8, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Guy Slimey of Witch Jail, Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock, Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail on the February 8, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Too Much Rock, is a music site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, to share his original photographs, video, and commentary, of the live music shows he attends. Too Much Rock also hosts a musical podcast.

Several years ago Sid Sowder created the Too Much Rock – Singles Series, a collection of 45 rpm 7″ singles, featuring an original song from the band, with a cover song, chosen by Too Much Rock. 500 limited edition copies are pressed by Too Much Rock and given to the band. Kansas City based bands, Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth, and Hipshot Killer have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series.

We just heard the latest Too Much Rock release, the A-side, a new Witch Jail original song called, “Slimewave, USA!”

In just a few minutes we will proudly broadcast the world premiere of the Too Much Rock B-side, featuring Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard Above the Kitchen Sink.

Joining us live in the studio is Sid Sowder, founder of Too Much Rock, along with Guy Slimey and Eddie Morphine of the band Witch Jail,

http://www.TooMuchRock.com was created by Sid Sowder in 1997, to give a home to all of Sid’s original photographs, videos and commentary of the live shows. Too Much Rock podcast.

The 45 rpm two-song single features one original track and one chosen by Too Much Rock. The series has covered songs from The Raincoats, Graham Parker, The Jags, Slade, Samiam, and now, Alien Sex Fiend. Sid Sowder talked about his passion of bringing these songs alive again with new recordings, and new interpretations.

Many of the Too Much Rock releases, involve Joel Nanos, and Element Recording Studios have been involved. Sid Sowder talked about how a partnership of music label and music studio has been forged through this series.

Guy Slimey, shared with us about how the band recorded the two songs for this new single release, before they recorded the eight new songs for the new Witch Jail release Desperation Beach, that came out on October 26, 2016.

Witch Jail was formed in 2013. The band includes: Suzy Bones on surf-n- turf, Eddie Morphine on fuzz-n-slide. Matty Rat on bangs-n-clangs. Guy Slimey on moans-n-wails

Witch Jail is for fans of: Space transmissions, psychedelic hypnosis, surf punks, rockabilly madmen, garage sleaze, exotica, trash digging, pill popping, low budget movies, high fashion crime.

http://www.witchjail.bandcamp.com

10:49

The world broadcast premiere of the new Too Much Rock B-side, Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard Above the Kitchen Sink”

6. Witch Jail – “My Brain is in the Cupboard, Above the Kitchen Sink” (vinyl)
from: Slimewave USA! – Single / Too Much Rock / February 10, 2017
[Originally recorded by Alien Sex Fiend for their 1987 albu Here Cum Germs on Anagram Records. Witch Jail were formed in 2013, with SUZY BONES on surf-n- turf, EDDIE MORPHINE on fuzz-n-slide, MATTY RAT on bangs-n-clangs, and GUY SLIMEY on moans-n-wails. Witch Jail released their 8-song album, Desperation Beach on October 26, 2016, produced by Ben Hughes for Woody Records. More info at: http://www.witchjail.com]

[Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company with the official release of their new single “Slimewave USA!”, Also on the bill is the band Shortsweather.]

[Witch Jail play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Sat, Feb 18, at 10:00 pm, w/ Mr. and the Mrs. & Beelzebabes.]

11:00 – Station ID

7. Sera Cahoone – “Up To Me”
from: From Where I Started / Sera Cahoone / Expected: March 24, 2017
[4th album from Seattle based songwriter. After three albums on Sub Pop Records and years at the top of the indie charts, she’s returning to her earliest influences growing up in Littleton, Colorado, and the honky-tonk songs she heard at mining conferences her Rocky Mountains dynamite salesman father took the family to when she was a child.]

[Sera Cahoone plays Knuckleheads KC, Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 PM, with Tift Merritt.]

8. Foxlin – “Caught Up”
from: Animal With Lonely Eyes [EP] / Foxlin / August 13, 2016
[Debut EP from Saint Joseph, Missouri based Indie/Folk duo that started as a solo project of songwriter Ryan Johnson on vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, & bass, and developed into a band when Lauren Bergman joind in on vocals and violin. More info at http://www.foxlin.bandcamp.com]

[Foxlin play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Katlyn Conroy & Nick Carswell, and Under The Big Oak Tree.]

We shine a light on area not-for-profit theatre companies, art museums & galleries, area festivals, service organizations, area record labels and Record Stores, the area music scene, arts scene, theatre scene, literary arts scene.

In just this past year, we’ve featured segments shining a light on: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Open Studios, Spinning Tree Theatre, Charlie Parker Celebration, Middle of The Map Fest, American Jazz Museum, The Green Lady Lounge, KC Fringe Theatre Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Midwest Music Foundation and the MidCoast Takeover, Record Store Day, Mudstomp Records, Folk Alliance International Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The Living Room Theatre, Late Night Theatre, Lawrence Field Day Fest, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, 31st & Brklyn, KC Physical Theatre Fest, Kansas City Pride Fest, Girls Rock! and the Annual Girls Rock! Camp, Manor Fest, Westport Roots Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Mattie Rhoades Gallery, Apocalypse Meow, The Buffalo Room, Standing Rock, Egads Theatre, Union Station, Outer Reaches Festival, Plaza Art Fair, No Wave Fest, Haymaker Records, Johnson County Performing Arts Series, The Pop Poetry Series at Prospero’s Books, Datura Records, Center of The City Fest, Too Much Rock, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Shelf Life, Kansans Against Campus Carry, Kansas Interfaith Action, Like Me Lighthouse, The Lesbian & gay Film Festival, Uptown Arts Bar, Women’s March on Washington, The Band That Fell To Earth A Tribute To David Bowie, Rose Brooks Center, KC Refugees, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Artist Inc., and more…

11:14

11. JAENKI – “Miracle Maze”
from: Jaenki Ep1 / Jaenki / August 30, 2016
[The new band from The Republic Tigers lead singer, Kenn Jankowski with Ryan Wallace, Drew Little and Rachel Mallin. This Kansas City based band who released their new video for “Miracle Maze” on Monday, Decmber 12, in the Crossroads.]

[Jaenki play Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.]

11:18 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

Nathan Reusch, founder and director, of The Record Machine and he joins us to share details on Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal. Sound Machine is a new Kansas City series of events, brought to you by homegrown record label, The Record Machine. This monthly concert series highlights up and coming area talent, mixed with veteran bands from all around the world. More information at: http://www.soundmachinekc.com

Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.

The Record Machine Presents: RPM Revolutions Per Month with Violent Bear & Teri Quinn, Saturday, February 11. 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Ollie’s Local. 3044 Gilliam Rd, KCMO

Tito’s Sound Machine, Saturday, February 18, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Abnorm, Duncan Burnett x Riot, Lincoln Marshall, AZP, Smitty the Kid, and J. Theiss

The Sound Machine series will focus on music discovery by highlighting up and coming area talent and bringing in bands from all around the globe. We will be showcasing not only acts on The Record Machine roster but will also curate a unique monthly musical experience. Our goal is to bring Kansas City together by inspiring people to see what can happen in their own backyard and show them what’s going on outside of it.

Middle of The Map Fest, May 4, 5, 6

The Record Machine is a pioneering, homegrown record label based in Kansas City, Missouri. Mike Russo, Richard Robinett, and Nathan Reusch founded TRM in 2003 when we released our first record. In the 12 years since, we have gone on to release over 50 albums. Our roster averages 10-12 bands from across the United States. In 2013 The Record Machine added current team members Alex Ellis and Steven Ervay. Our goal is to make an organic community of artists and help connect them with listeners. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output “[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.

11:30

12. Westside Royal – “Not The Same” (CD #12) (3:34)
from: So Wrong, So Well [EP] / Westside Royal / November 11, 2016
[Kansas City based, 4-piece band.]

[Westside Royal play Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, and Westerners.]

11:34 – Underwriting

KKFI is an Independent, non-commercial radio station!

Now, more than ever, Independent, Community Media is important for our world. We are here to listen to you, and share your concerns, and offer resources, and community activities and information. Along with our stellar National Public Affairs shows like Democracy Now, and Workers Independent News we also offer more locally produced public affairs programs than anywhere else on the dial. We offer programs specifically produced for the LGBTQIA Community, Women’s Issues, Native American News and Culture, and more.

Just remember what you don’t have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI!

No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 40 to 100 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different 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 playlist is 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 out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?

11:43

13. The Ovaries-eez – “Hopeful Future”
from: I Saw You in My Dream / Whatever Forever / March 18, 2016
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals.]

[The Ovaries-eez play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Friday, Februry 10, at 6:00 pm, with Philosophy of Lions]

14. Faultfinder – “Blind Mathematicians”
from: In The Sweaty Grip of The Moron / Faultfinder / January 19, 2017
[Recorded by Mike Tuley. Kansas City based Faultfinder was formed June 10, 2010. The current line up consists of: Joe Wetteroth on guitar, Don Beasley on guitar, Mookie Ninjak on bass & vocals, and Ben Biersmith on drums & vocals. Moe info at: http://soundcloud.com/faultfinder%5D

[Faultfinder play miniBar, Friday, February 10, with The Bad Ideas, Lovergurl, and Varma Cross.]

11:57

15. Verbose – “Underwater”
from: Underwater – Single / Left Handed Records / May 4, 2016
[One of two singles released from the alternative-blues-rock, Joplin, Missouri three piece band, with Logan on vocals & drums, Cody on guitar, and Will on vocals & bass, Produced by Logan Glasgo, and Jerrod Naff]

[Verbose plays 02-11 the MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser, Saturday, February 11, at The Brick, with Me Like Bees, Something & the Whatevers, and Nicholas St. James]

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

Next week on February 15, we feature music from artists playing at the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. We’ll welcome Kansas City’s very own Calvin Arsenia and also, from Edinburgh, Scotland, The Jellyman’s Daughter – Emily Kelly and Graham Coe. and more.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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

Show #668

WMM plays “The MidCoast Sound” + Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & members of Witch Jail + Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

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 8, 2017

The MidCoast Sound

The MidCoast Sound

“The MidCoast Sound”
Marion Merritt + Nico Gray
+ Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & Members of Witch Jail
+ Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Witch Jail, Jaenki, Foxlin, Faultfinder, The Ovaries-eez, and Verbose. We’ll also feature music from: Nancy and Beth, Calvin Arsenia, and Bobby Rush who are playing Folk Alliance International Conference on February 15 – 19 at Westin Crown Center and the Kansas City Folk Festival Sunday, Feb 19. We’ll also play new music from Mary Timony, and Love Always (Kathy Foster from The Thermals).

Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, owner of Records With Merritt, and Nico Gray of Union Station, join us to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio. More information at: http://www.kkfi.org

At 10:30 Sid Sowder, founder of Too Much Rock, and members of the KC based band, Witch Jail, join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about the new Too Much Rock Single Series release. We’ll broadcast the premiere of the new Too Much Rock B-side, featuring Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard (Above the Kitchen Sink). We will also play the A-side, Witch Jail original song, “Slimewave, USA!” Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail in “Slimewave USA!”, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company.

Too Much Rock, is a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Singles Series is a collection of 45 rpm singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock who press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them to the band. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth, and Hipshot Killer have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.com

At 11:15, Mark talks with Nathan Reusch, founder and director, of The Record Machine who joins us to share details on Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal. Sound Machine is a new Kansas City series of events, brought to you by pioneering homegrown record label, The Record Machine. This monthly concert series at the recordBar, in the Crossroads Art District, highlights up and coming area talent, mixed with veteran bands from all around the world. More information at: http://www.soundmachinekc.com

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Show #668

WMM Playlist from February 1, 2017

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 1, 2017

Public Art is Beautiful!

Public Art is Beautiful!

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Jennifer McCartney & The Women’s March on Washington
+ Aaron Rhoades & Shuttlecock Music Magazine

Betse Ellis is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Music and a Bachelors of Arts in English, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has been playing the Violin for over 40 years, with over 20 years playing fiddle. Betse has also worked as a teacher of music for over 16 years. Betse was one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed and internationally known band, The Wilders. Betse has released two solo records, and now is recording and performing with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and banjo player Clarke Wyatt, as Betse & Clarke. Their debut album, “River Still Rise” was in our Top Ten, of The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. Along with teaching at the Folk Alliance Music Camp, Betse & Clarke have been selected to be 2017 official Showcase Artists at Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15pm, in Benton’s 20th Floor, at the Westin Kansas City at Crowne Center.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis, and used to sing the lyrics to David Bowie’s “We Are The Dead,” at family reunions when she was just a kid. She came to Missouri to go to college. She studied art and musical engineering, and is a avid lover of classic films and punk rock music. She saw Talking Heads on their first tour when they played One Block West, in 1978. For over twelve years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain on Wednesday MidDay Medley. Marion has joined us for every on-air fund drive of the past 11 years to help us raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And in the spirit of Anne Winter, a renegade who helped launch KKFI, Marion Merritt is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive, on Westport Road. More information at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Boss Hog – “Save Our Souls”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Boss Hog is: Cristina Martinez on vocals, Jon Spencer on guitar, Mickey Finn on synthesizer, with Sam Coomes on organ, Janet Weiss on drums. Written by Martinez, Spencer, Finn (Madam’s Organ Music, BMI) Mixed by Alap Momin and Boss Hogg at Uptown Mixers, Harlem NY. Boss Hog was formed in 1989, as something of an accidental side project, when Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer were told of a last minute vacancy on the bill at the influential New York punk club CBGB’s. The pair put together a group of musicians from members of The Honeymoon Killers and Unsane, along with Kurt Wolf from Pussy Galore. The gig is reported to have been an underground sensation in New York, not least because Jon performed the whole show naked. In their 27-year history the band’s releases have been relatively sporadic, but comprised four full-length albums, a mini-album, three EP’s and several singles. Between 2008 and 2010 the band played live and toured Europe and the US. Boss Hog officially announced their return in May 2016 with details of US tour dates along with an EP, Brood Star, released by In the Red Records in July 2016.[2] A new song, “17”, was released in January 2017 to herald the band’s first full-length album in 17 years – Brood X, to be released in March. Jon Spencer’s other bands include Pussy Galore, of which Martinez became a peripheral member, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion both of which existed in parallel to Boss Hog. Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A – it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the new administration. More information at: http://www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, The ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.]

3. Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples)”
from: I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) [Broken Speaker Mix] – Single / Infinite Content / January 27, 2017
[Released just a day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as Presidential. The song features guest vocals from singer Mavis Staples. Proceeds will be donated to ACLU. The band Tweeted a promo for the song, saying, “It’s never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other,” “I Give You Power” never mentions the president by name. It does, however, repeat: “I give you power / I can take it away / Watch me,” in an eerie call-and-response mantra. The band’s upcoming fifth album will be out in 2017. Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win’s younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band’s current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie. Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second studio album, Neon Bible, won them the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Their third studio album, The Suburbs, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. It was the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year, the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor. All four of their studio albums have received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy. The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy, and takes most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.

10:08 – Have you been a guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley?

In the last 12 months Wednesday MidDay Medley has interviewed nearly 200 guests:

Britt Adair, Duncan Burnett, Promise Clutter, Chris Meck, Not Sisters (Jen Appell & Kristina Ning), Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling), Judy Mills, Stephonne Singleton, Jamie Searle, Patrick Alexander, Cody Kaul, Riala (Nick Turner, Kalo Hoyle, Morgan Greenwood), Nathan Reusch, Chris Haghirian, Joshua Allen, Steve Rector, Sterling Witt, The Uncouth (CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, Steve Gardels) Chico Sierra, American Slim (Nathan Jurries, Patrick Newland, Jacob Newland, Mikala Petillo), Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst, IVØRY BLACK & Keenan Franklin, John Nobles & John Scott, Nate Bowman, Desmond Mason, Perry Holliday, Derick Cunigan, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jessica Paige, Ron Megee, Jorge Arana Trio (Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, Jason Nash), Marion Merritt, Sondra Freeman, Rae Fitzgerald, Allison Banks, My Oh My! (A.M. Merker, Stephen Berry, Grant Buell, Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé),The Matchsellers (Julie Bates & Andrew Morris), Don Simon, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, SONiA disappear fear, Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt), Nicholas St. James, The Jellyman’s Daughter (Graham Coe & Emily Kelly), Be/Non (Brodie Rush, John Huff), Brenton Cook, Poet Jen Harris, Pat Fischer, Freebo, Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen, Sara Glass & C Woods, Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are, Michelle Bacon, Doby Watson & Margo May, Wendy Scott, Pink Royal (Dylan James Guthrie, Josh Dorrell, & Alex Hartmann), Bill Sundahl, Calvin Arsenia, Fally Afani, Beth Bryd, Patrick Rippeto, Diane Hightower, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type (Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, & Matt Kosinski), Bill Svoboda, Joelle St. Pierre, Anson The Ornery, The Sexy Accident (Jesse Kates, Jamie Lin), Maggie Henehan, Shaun Crowley, Nico Gray, Ryan Wilkes, Joy Baker, Krystle Warren, Ben Grimes, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, AJ Young, The Ovaries-eez (Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore & Monica George), Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Adriana Nikole, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band (Brian James, Preston Ott, Phil Spencer), Rick Malsick, Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser, Katy Guillen & The Girls (Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams), HMPH! (Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, & Dee Mac), Jerad Tomasino, Til Willis, Jody Hendrix, The Philistines (Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley & Steve Gardels), Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, & Whitney Boyd, Simone Briand, Emma Carter, Mackenzie Goodwin, Vigthor Zophoniasson & Lauren Braton, Salar Rajabnick, Tim Finn, Barbara Eubank, Samn Wright, Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, David Wayne Reed, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, Crystal Clayton, Howard Iceberg, Instant Karma (Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun), Steven Tulipana, Zachary Van Benthusen, Kyle Dahlquist, Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney, Amy Farrand, Vanessa Severo, Krysztof Nemeth, Amy Marcus, Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe.

10:15 – Folk Alliance International Conference + KC Folk Festival

4. Billy Bragg – “I Ain’t Got No Home”
from: Tooth & Nail / Cooking Vinyl / May 17, 2013
[This song was made popular by Woody Guthrie. It was based on the old gospel song known variously as “Can’t Feel at Home” or “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a version of which was recorded by the Carter Family in 1931. Recorded in five days at the home studio of musician/producer Joe Henry in South Pasadena. Tooth & Nail features 11 original songs, including one written for the Bush Theatre and this Woody Guthrie cover. Stylistically, it continued to explore genres of Americana and Alternative country, a natural progression since Mermaid Avenue Stephen William “Billy” Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centered on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes.]

[Billy Bragg is the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Speaking on Saturday, February 18, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

[Billy Bragg plays the Kansas City Folk Music Festival, Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordBar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

6. Betse & Clarke – “Calico”
from: River Still Rise / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Full-length debut album, from folk duo, Betse & Clarke. Betse Ellis on fiddles, violins, viola & vocals and Clarke Wyatt on banjos and cello. Recorded during the Winter-Spring of 2016. Produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Recorded and mixed by Clarke Wyatt. Final mix assistance from Chad Meise at Massive Sound. “River Still Rise,” is a collection of originals and reworked traditional compositions that are presented “to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band’s name.” Betse Ellis writes in the extended liner notes: “The phrase River Still Rise appears in the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and to me, most notably when the Corps of Discovery readied their boats and supplies for the beginning of their river journey. Documenting all the details of the excursion included aspects of the weather, the general demeanor or specific behavior of the crew, and most certainly the level of the river. The river needed to be high enough to be navigable, and in that way, Clarke and I have been putting together our gear and supplies, building our boat, and watching the weather signs for about a year and a half at this point. We made this recording at home with the best gear we could acquire, and with Clarke’s long-built engineering and producing knowledge.”]

[Betse & Clarke play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

10:26 – Wednesday MidDay Medley has a mission to mix it well before serving.

We like to mix area recordings with new critically acclaimed “national” releases. We like to mix together different genres of music: Psychedelic, Jazz, Indie Rock, Folk, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, Blues, Pop, Electronic, Latin, and more. Music without walls

We take great care, each week, to create an original, multicultural, multigenerational, medley of new musical releases, and timely special guests, in a two hour sound-collage of lyrics and vibrations and informational interviews and live performances. We are more than just a radio show, we are part of the area music community. For three years we have hosted the Wednesday MidDay Medley’s – 90.1 FM Showcase at Middle of The Map Fest, we have co-emceed Apocalypse Meow at Knuckleheads, and the main stage at Crossroads Music Fest. We have documented the MidCoast Music Scene through our radio show, our Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, You Tube, and WordPress sites. At http://www.wednesdaymiddaymedley.org you can find our playlists from the last eight years.

10:33 – Underwriting

10:35 – Interview with Jennifer McCartney

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, and single mom, and the founder of Kansas City Heroes, a group she formed in 2015, with her daughter, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Jennifer and her 13 year old daughter Autumn recently traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, on January 21, with over 500,000 people, and millions more, in sister marches, in over 600 cities around the world, all marching for the protection of civil rights, affordable health care, public education, equality, the environment, women’s safety.

Jennifer and Autumn went to the Woman’s March on Washington to show our new government leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of hate for our fellow countrymen and women. They say they “will stand and fight.”

500,000 to a million people at Women’s March on Washington, combined with huge marches in Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and 600 other cities around the world, have led to almost daily protests.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. The

The March was designed to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, who now works as IT/Database Specialist. Jennifer started the group, Kansas City Heroes, with her daughter Autumn, in 2015, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Kansas City Heroes provides furnishings, food, and essentials to people in need. They have cleaned houses, mowed yards, and provided helpful acts of compassion.

Autumn McCartney, is Jennifer’s 13 year old daughter, and co-founder of KC Heroes. Autumn is an 8th grader at Grain Valley North Middle School, in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Jennifer McCartney currently works as a Data and Quality Improvement Specialist at Rainbow Services Inc

Jennifer McCartney has said that, “I always wanted to help others in need but I never had the money to do it so I came up with Kansas City Heroes.”

Jennifer told us, “You don’t have to have money to do the things we do for people.”

Jennifer has experienced prejudice and homophobia being a lesbian, and single mom has been rough and with all the hateful politics lately it has gotten rougher.

Jennifer told us that Kansas City Heroes treats everyone with respect and compassion and we are growing quickly. My motto is “ Be blessed by blessing others.” They are currently working to create a not-for-profit status for the organization.

Kansas City Heroes is on Facebook. For ongoing information about Women’s March on Washington you can visit: http://www.womensmarch.com

10:45

7. case/lang/veirs – “People Have the Power”
from: People Have The Power – Single / case-lang-veirs / January 20, 2017
[The supergroup of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have been performing their version of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” since last summer. The trio have decided to release a live version in support of the Women’s March on Washington. “We hope Patti’s message resonates with you as you march in solidarity this weekend, and during the next 4 years,” they explained in a message. The song’s cover art adopts the logo of the Women’s March on Washington with their own likenesses in the layered silhouette profiles. The band released the song through their Instagram account. Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.” ‘case/lang/veirs,’ was released June 14m 2016 from Anti- Records. This new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists was released with an extensive tour. ‘case/lang/veirs’ features 14 new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio. ‘case/lang/veirs’ draws inspiration from alluring, mysterious subjects: a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the “best kept secret” in Silver Lake, to name but three.]

8. Timbers – “Take, Take”
from: Live at The BRC (Madison EP) / case-lang-veirs / January 10, 2015
[Performed live at BRC. Limited release for Madison Presents. Timbers includes: Aaron Mitchum on guitar & lead vocals; Abigail Jones on banjo, guitar & vocals; Devon Teran on guitar, lap and pedal steel guitar, & dobro; Riley Taylor on upright bass & electric bass; and Nate Lewis on drums. Recorded at BRC in Kansas City, KS. Tracking: Braulio Hernandez-Hedges. Mixing and Mastering: Alex Chapman]

[Timbers plays The Tank Room Saturday February 4, with My Oh My! and Of Tree.]

10:59 – Station ID

9. Catch 22 – “Stomping Ground – Feat. Joe Good”
from: Rumpus – In These Horns of Mine / Records DK / September 2, 2016
[CATCH 22 is a collaboration of Kansas City based hip hop producers: JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc who’ve created music inspired by the artwork of D. Ross aka “Scribe” know for his graffiti and murals and his character Rumpus and the stories behind this illustrated character. Every single record is a different color. No two are the same!! Includes a 36 page comic book that was inspired by the music. Illustrated by graffiti muralist master “Scribe”. The album is described as, ”A little bit of hip hop, rock and everything in between.” The collaborating producers JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc based their musical creations off of Scribe’s character Rumpus. The album flows like a movie soundtrack behind the art. There are several guest appearances. ”Scribe” D.Ross is the Resident Artist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC. He is a Muralist, Gallerist, Illustrator, Author of The Scribble Squad. More info at: http://scribeswalk.com.%5D

10. Erica Joy – “All In My Head”
from: Erica Joy, Introduction / Independent / February 3, 2017
[Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guitar. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio.]

[Erica Joy plays an EP release for Erica Joy, Introduction, Friday, February 3, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, with for the first time backed by a full band composed of Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on rhythm guitar, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

11:05 – Wednesday MidDay Medley Shines A Light!

In just this past year, we’ve featured segments shining a light on: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Open Studios, Spinning Tree Theatre, Charlie Parker Celebration, Middle of The Map Fest, American Jazz Museum, The Green Lady Lounge, KC Fringe Theatre Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Midwest Music Foundation and the MidCoast Takeover, Record Store Day, Mudstomp Records, Folk Alliance International Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The Living Room Theatre, Late Night Theatre, Lawrence Field Day Fest, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, 31st & Brklyn, KC Physical Theatre Fest, Kansas City Pride Fest, Girls Rock! and the Annual Girls Rock! Camp, Manor Fest, Westport Roots Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Mattie Rhoades Gallery, Apocalypse Meow, The Buffalo Room, Standing Rock, Egads Theatre, Union Station, Outer Reaches Festival, Plaza Art Fair, No Wave Fest, Haymaker Records, Johnson County Performing Arts Series, The Pop Poetry Series at Prospero’s Books, Datura Records, Center of The City Fest, Too Much Rock, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Shelf Life, Kansans Against Campus Carry, Kansas Interfaith Action, Like Me Lighthouse, The Lesbian & gay Film Festival, Uptown Arts Bar, Women’s March on Washington, The Band That Fell To Earth A Tribute To David Bowie, Rose Brooks Center, KC Refugees, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Artist Inc., and more…

11:12

11. False Brother – “Digital Haze”
from: SELF TITLED TAPE / Data Decay / September 28, 2016
[Four piece post punk band based in Kansas City. The band includes: Esteban. Ian, Denny, and Deets. More information at: http://www.falsebrother.bandcamp.com/%5D

[False Brother play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club – All Ages.]

11:15 – Interview with Aaron Rhodes

Aaron Rhodes is a busy guy, he serves as Editor-in-chief at The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper for Johnson County Community College, where he is also going to school. Aaron Rhodes is also the owner and Editor-in-chief, of Shuttlecock Music Magazine, that he launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and VERY emerging music from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Aaron joins us to talk about Shuttlecock Music Magazine and the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003 – Friday, February 17, at Mills Record Company featuring: Sahvannes, False Brother, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco who plays The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Friday Feb 3.

Aaron Rhodes Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Aaron grew up in Olathe, Kansas and just recently celebrated his 20th Birthday. He started listening to music and following the local music scene when he was in middle school, He also mentioned the 90.1 FM KKFI radio show, KCDIY, heard Monday nights at Midnight, as one of the shows that has influenced him.

Shuttlecock Music Magazine features concert reviews, photo galleries, interviews, streams of new releases, and updates on the 816 Music Break podcast.

Shuttlecock has also released a physical photo zine and hosted several free showcases featuring local artists performing at Mills Record Company.

The Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, is Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, False Brother and Dead Dads Club. – All Ages. More information at: http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com

11:27

12. Rory Fresco – “LowKey (feat. G-Easy)”
from: LowKey (Feat. G-Easy) – Single / Epic Records / December 7, 2016
[Kansas City based, 19 year old Rory Fresco was born Terrell Johnson Jr. A SoundCloud algorithm randomly selected his song “Lowkey” to play directly after a new single from Kanye West. The track went for a few thousand plays to millions of listeners and got a record deal with Epic a division of Sony Music. LowKey was produced in his father’s basement and now he is collaborating with working with L.A. Reid, Fonzworth Bentley and Timbaland on a debut studio album. He told Aaron Randle in a Kansas City Star that, “Meeting and working with Timbaland has been surreal,” “I can feel my soundscapes becoming bigger, crazier.” His latest release, “Mad World,” contains the single, “On the Couch.”]

[Rory Fresco plays The Granada in Lawrence, Friday, February 3, opening for Rich The Kid and Aaron Alexander.]

11:32 – Underwriting

11:34 – 90.1 FM KKFI, now, more than ever.

Now, more than ever, Independent, Community Media is important for our world. We are here to listen to you, and share your concerns, and offer resources, and community activities and information. Along with our stellar National Public Affairs shows like Democracy Now, and Workers Independent News, we also offer more locally produced public affairs programs than anywhere eles on the dial, TV or radio. We offer programs specifically produced for the LGBTQIA communities, Women’s Issues, Native American News & Culture, and more.

Just remember what you don’t have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI!

No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 40 to 100 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different 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 playlist is 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 out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?

11:41

13. Krystle Warren – “If Memory Serves Me Well”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / [Expected Spring, 2017]
[Last year in Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing arts Series of Johnsons County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

14. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “The Load“
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky. Katy Guillen & the Girls hometown release of “Heavy Days” on May 21 at Knuckleheads. Katy Guillen & The Gilrs joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Knuckleheads, on Saturday, February 4, 8:00 PM with Violet & The Undercurrents.]

11:48 – 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion

KKFI offers 24-7 programming, and YOU (the listener), basically get all of this amazing programming for “free.” I, for one, love that I can turn on my radio, or computer device, and tune into the 90.1 FM’s 100,000 watt, crystal-clear signal, and hear the music, information, news, entertainment, events, and stories, that I really cannot find anywhere else. 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion, my diverse friend, introducing me to all kinds of new & local music, as well as the news & information without the intrusion of commercials. It is radio brought to YOU by real people, who create these shows out of love, and are guided by KKFI’s noble mission that “seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.”

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.

This is your chance to put your money where your ears are. Please help keep, at least this part of our public airwaves, alive for our public to enjoy, free from commercials, free from religious sermonizing, free from extremely conservative and slanted right wing “talk radio” and free from corporately “owned and cloned” robotic affiliates that play the same 15 songs everyday at the same time. YOU deserve better. YOU deserve radio that really reflects our great city, and tells the story of our great music scene, and performing arts scene, and labor rights, and women’s issues, and LBGT information, and programming specifically produced for Latinos and African Americans, working people, Jazz lovers. Support the free-form spirit that is 90.1 FM KKFI!

Thank you to everyone who called in!

11:57

15. dead dads club – “iron pilz”
from: DEAD DAD MONEY / Independent / January 27, 2017
[Dead Dads Club is Kansas City based musician and songwriter Riff Randell.]

[dead dads club play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, Feb 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and False Brother – All Ages.]

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

Next week on February 8, we bring you part two of Wednesday MiDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound. Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock will be here to premier the B-Side of the new Too Much Rock single release! Plus, Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine will join us to share the details about the next Sound Machine, February 10, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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

Show #667

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound with Betse Ellis & Marion 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, February 1, 2017

Public Art is Beautiful!

Public Art is Beautiful!

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Jennifer McCartney & The Women’s March on Washington
+ Aaron Rhoades & Shuttlecock Music Magazine

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Katy Guillen & The Girls, Krystle Warren, Catch 22 feat. Joe Good, Erica Joy, Timbers, False Brother, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also feature music from: Betse & Clarke, Calvin Arsenia, and Billy Bragg who are playing Folk Alliance International Conference on February 15 – 19 at Westin Crown Center and the Kansas City Folk Festival Sunday, Feb 19. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco, Case/Lang/Veirs, Arcade Fire feat. Mavis Staples, and Boss Hog.

Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter, who performs with Clarke Wyatt as Betse & Clarke joins us for the entire show! Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, owner of Records With Merritt, also join us to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

At 10:30, Jennifer McCartney returns to report on the Women’s March on Washington, she attended with her daughter Autumn, on Sunday, January 21, 2017, where over 500,000 women united in solidarity for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families in our nation’s capitol, along with millions of people in over 600 cities around the world. More info at: http://www.womensmarch.com Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, and single mom, and the founder of Kansas City Heroes, formed in 2015 to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged.

At 11:15, Mark talks with Aaron Rhodes, Editor of Shuttlecock Music Magazine about the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003 – Friday, February 17, at Mills Record Company featuring four, young Kansas City acts: Sahvannes, False Brother, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco who plays The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Friday Feb 3.

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Show #667

WMM Playlist from January 25, 2017

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 25, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases + Amy Marcus
+ Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe & Poet Jen Harris

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1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Eems – “These Hands”
from: IIID / Independent / January 13, 2016
[Eems is a KC based ukulele loop artist, singer songwriter, rapper, pianist, drummer, The resonance of his bright musical sounds, and lyrical calls, are woven through genres of folk, hip hop, pop, and dance influences. He has shared the stage with notable hop hop artists, and next month plays KC Folk Music Fest.]

[EEMS plays KC Folk Music Fest, Sun, Feb 19, 2:pm at Westin Crown Center, in Pershing East/West.]

3. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / [Expected Spring, 2017]
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree plays The Tank Room, Saturday, February 4, with Timbers and My Oh My!]
[Of Tree plays Folk Alliance International, Saturday, February 18.]
[Of Tree plays Prospero’s Books on West 39th Street, Saturday, March 4.]

4. Dione Taylor – “Resist”
from: Born Free / Matay Records / November 17, 2015
[Dione Taylor is a Juno-nominated, soulful, powerful Canadian singer/songwriter who released her new album, “Born Free” to rave reviews in late November 2015. This Saskatchewan-born, Toronto-based artist has been promoting this recording, which she calls ‘Prairie Blues’, with amazing live performances and Live-to-Air TV and radio broadcasts. More information at: http://www.dionetaylor.com.]

[Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 pm, at Benton’s 20th Floor.]

10:14 – Underwriting

10:15 – Sign of the Times

5. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Destination Revolution”
from: Destination Revolution – Single / Independent / January 20, 2017
[A new Music Video from the band featuring this Song premiered January 20, 2017. Recorded by Chris Meck, down the rabbit hole at Whisker Gables, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Chad Meise at Massive Sound Studios, Shawnee, KS. KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals. Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds released their debut full-length, It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere, on April 8, 2016]

[Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds with Fountain & Fairfax, and SquidsKC play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Friday January 27 at 8:00 PM, in a special benefit show for Dave Rosser longtime guitarist for The Afghan Whigs who finessed with inoperable colon cancer. All proceeds will go to a FoFundMe and Sweet relief accounts set up for Rosser as he continues to battle this illness. More information at: http://www.gofundme.com/daverosser or http://www.sweetrelief.org/program/dave-rosser-fund/%5D

[Fountain & Fairfax is an Afghan Whigs Tribute band featuring: Matt Kosinski of Rachel Mallin and the Wildtype, Gavin Mac of The Latenight Callers, Atlantic Express, Nick Combs of The Latenight Callers, Erica Comerio of Atlantic Express, Jeff Young of Thick and the Foolish. featuring special guests: Steven Michael Tulipana and Tim Mohn]

6. Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys – “Dear Mr. President”
from: Dear Mr. President (Live @ Indiana House) – Single / Indep / To Be Released
[Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys released their debut EP, Live at The Indiana House, on December 19, 2016. This song was recorded live from during those sessions but is not on the EP. However the band has released it as video. Dylan Guthrie was formerly the lead singer for Pink Royal who left to travel and work in China and is back and has now formed a new six piece band, The band is made up of Dylan Guthrie, Olie Bowden, Alexander Hartmann, Vik Govindarajan, Lucas Parker, and Cody Stuber.]

[Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys play the Do816 Launch Party, Friday January 27, at 8 PM, at Lifted Spirits Distillery, 1734 Cherry St, KCMo with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, The Greeting Committee, and DJ Topper James]

7. Klymaxx – “4 Woman (feat. Cheryl Cooley)”
from: 4 Woman (feat. Cheryl Cooley) – Single / Multi Platinum / March 17, 2016
[Klymaxx is an all-female Pop/R&B band from Los Angeles, California. Created, formed, and named by drummer/singer Bernadette Cooper after college. Klymaxx’s uniqueness is due to the all-girl band’s ability to play instruments, and their sound was influential because of its comedic, women-power theme. Klymaxx’s original members are Bernadette Cooper on vocalist, drummer; Lorena Porter (Stewart) on on vocals, Cheryl Cooley on guitar, Lynn Malsby on keyboards, and Robbin Grider on keyboards and later Joyce Irby on bass and vocals. From 1981 to 1994 the band released 7 studio albums with 18 charting singles including their biggest hit “I Miss You” which went to #3 in 1985. On November 15, 2009, Unsung premiered on the TV One cable network. The documentary “Klymaxx” chronicled the story of the group’s genesis and rise to fame. This time, all six members of the classic lineup, including Grider, appeared. Guitarist Cheryl Cooley has toured with Klymaxx into the new millennium. My friend April Fletcher has been playing bass with this band for several years now. April is originally from St. Louis and lived in Kansas City in the late 1980 and early 1990s and at one time hosted a radio program here on 90.1 FM KKFI in 1989]

10:30 – Underwriting

8. Amy Marcus – “Ebb and Flow”
from: Brave / Independence / May 19, 2016
[Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.]

10:35 – Interview with Amy Marcus

Amy Marcus on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Amy Marcus on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Singer songwriter Amy Marcus was born and raised in Kansas City. She has been writing songs since she was a child, and last May 2016, she released her debut 5-song EP, Brave with Kansas City based Serve Productions. Yesterday she released a new single that was produced by musician Zach Balch at his studios in Dallas. The new song is called “I Want More For My Daughters.” Amy writes music to bring her honest lyrics to life. Amy Marcus studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a mother of three and works as a professional photographer and personal chef. Amy is currently making preparations to start recording a full length album this Spring with musical friend, Zach Balch.

Amy Marcus Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

We just heard “Ebb and Flow” from her debut EP Brave, produced with Serve Productions. This was a new step for Amy’s creative career.

Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Amy works as a professional photographer and personal chef. More information at: http://www.amymarcus.com

10:41

9. Amy Marcus – “I Want More For My Daughters”
from: I Want More For My Daughters – Single / Independent / January 24, 2017
[Recorded in Dallas with musician Zach Balch]

Kansas City based Amy Marcus talked with us about writing new songs, bringing life to lyrics and finding melodies to match. She is a mother of three children ages: 3, 6, and 9. She said nap time is the best time for writing and after bed-time.

Amy Marcus is not interested being “pigeon hole” into a certain genre. Amy’s 5 song EP as well as her new single, shows her songwriting and vocals can deliver a wide variety of genres, folk, blues, americana, rock, country, gospel.

Amy Marcus is assembling new songs and resources to record a full length album to be recorded this Spring with musician/producer Zach Balch in his Dallas, Texas studios.

Amy talked about finding her way into the Kansas City music scene and the generosity and welcoming feeling she has received.

Amy Marcus, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:55

10. Old Sound – “Weight On Our Minds”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck on bass & vocals; Grady Keller on mandolin, acoustic guitar & vocals; Chad Brothers ~ acoustic guitar & vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan.]

[Old Sound play Live At The Dubliner, Friday, January 27, at 8:00 PM.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Krystle Warren – “Nae-Nae and Ruthie”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / ex[pected Spring, 2017
[Last year in Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing arts Series of Johnsons County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

12. The Philistines – “1971”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[KC based rock band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios and mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. The Philistines played an LP Release show at The Living Room, on June 4.]

[The Philistines play Three Sisters Grimm Fairytales – Benefit for Late Night Theatre, Friday, Jan. 27, at 8:00 PM at The Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St, KCMO, with Jessica Dressler, Chadwick Brooks, Ron Megee, Andy Chambers, Katie Gilchrist, Voler Thieves of Flight, Bohemian Cult Revival and more.]

[The Philistines play, The Tank Room 1813 Grand, Sat, Jan 28, at 8:PM, w/ Emmaline Twist, & Sona]

13. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Mercury Rising”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi Lynne Gluck played 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, September 10. Heidi Lynne Gluck joined us live on WMM on June 8, and August 24.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck & The Pony Show play Nine Forty Live: Songs of Hope & Dispair, Saturday, January 28, at 7:00 pm, with Your Friend, and This is My Condition]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck plays Replay Lounge in LFK, Fri, Feb 3, w/ The Roseline and Nicholas St. James.]

14. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

11:15 – Interview with Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City-based spoken word poet, women’s rights & LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam, Jen Harris about her new one-woman-show, Lust & Disdain. Her show is described as, “a train wreck of poorly memorized monologues, dark stand up comedy and emotionally unsettling slam poetry. Jen Harris explores the extremes she has gone to in search of and in spite of love.” The show will have four performances, February 3 and 4, at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, at The Outburst, 1715 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Also joining us is the amazing and multi-talented Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe who has performed her one-woman shows throughout the United States. Susanna Lee is the founder and owner of The Outburst, a new performance space and gallery for offbeat, cutting-edge entertainment located in the Crossroads District. The Outburst just opened on January 13 and will regularly showcase multiple performance arts genres, including stand-up, spoken word, solo shows, storytelling, live music and more. More information at: http://www.theoutburstkc.com

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The Outburst KC presents: Lust & Disdain w/ Poet Jen Harris, February 3 – February 4, 8 PM & 10:00 PM – The Outburst KC, 1715 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Lust & Disdain is the first woman-one-show by Kansas City Poetry’s Slam’s Poet Jen Harris.

“A train wreck of poorly memorized monologues, dark stand up comedy and emotionally unsettling slam poetry, PJH explores the extremes she has gone to in search of and in spite of Love.”

Directed by David Wayne Reed

http://theoutburstkc.com/

Poet Jen Harris is a Kansas City-based Spoken Word Poet, Women’s Rights and LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam. More information at: http://www.poetjenharris.com

Susanna Lee – Lucky Deluxe, welcome home! Performance Art Journey.

The Outburst Performance Gallery is Kansas City’s newest place for offbeat, cutting-edge entertainment. Grand opening date: January 13th, 2017.

Located in the Crossroads district, an epicenter for progressive arts, The Outburst regularly showcases multiple performance arts genres, including stand-up, spoken word, solo shows, storytelling, live music and more.
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Chris Fairbanks
January 27 – January 28
8 PM and 10 PM

CHRIS FAIRBANKS is making his Kansas City debut at the Crossroads Arts District’s newest spot, the Outburst! Chris is the co-host of ALMOST GENIUS on truTV. Originally from Montana, Chris headlines comedy venues nationally. His fast paced, quirky and constantly improvised act has been showcased on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Vh1 and TruTV. Chris will also be seen the 2016 film Still Punching the Clown’, recently appeared on @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, and performing on Seeso (NBCs new comedy streaming platform) and opening for Daniel Tosh.
Chris first comedy album, Fairbanks! was named one of Amazon and Amazon MP3s Top Ten of 2010. He also hosts the popular podcast, Do You Need a Ride, with Karen Kilgariff on All Things Comedy. They shuttle their guests to or from the airport, somewhat dangerously, in a ’08 Honda Accord mobile sound studio.
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The Outburst KC Presents: Once Upon A Time with Maeret Lemons
Thursday, January 26
8 PM and 10 PM

True stories, wild times, told by the people who lived them! Maeret Lemons scours the city for interesting people who want to tell their tales. January 26th brings stories from Maeret herself, as well as Loogey, Hampton Stevens, Craig Glazer, Linnea Katherine & Tori Friesner! Show begins at 8pm, and is open to anyone 18+.
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The Outburst KC Presents: Lust & Disdain – Poet Jen Harris
February 3 and 4,
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Outburst, 1715 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
More information at: http://www.theoutburstkc.com

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe thanks for being with us again on WMM.

11:35 – Underwriting

11:38 – Marion Merritt calls in to talk about William Onyeabor

15. William Onyeabor – “Atomic Bomb”
from: Atomic Bomb / Luaka Bop /2014 Reissue [Orig. released in 1978]
[This song was also included on World Psychedelic Classics, Vol 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? / from Luaka Bop in 2013. It was originally on his second album. William Onyeabor was born on March 26, 1946, and last week on January 16, 2017, he passed away at the age of 70. Luaka Bop records spent sevral years researching and reaching out tho him and eventually gaine the rights to reissure all of his recordins, Here is Luaka Bop’s obit: “It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. An extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary, Mr. Onyeabor composed and self-released 9 brilliant albums of groundbreaking electronic-funk from 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed and printed at Wilfilms Limited—his personal pressing plant in southeast Nigeria.” According to the Luaka Bop, after Onyeabor “self-released eight albums between 1977 and 1985 he then became a born-again Christian, refusing to ever speak about himself or his music again.” The label reported that through attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, it tried to construct an accurate biography of him for 18 months, without success. In December 2014, William Onyeabor made his first radio appearance on the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC 6 Music, where he stated “I only create music that will help the world,” whilst also admitting that he had never played live, and announcing that he had plans to release new material. Onyeabor had four children.]

16. Jessica Paige – “Beautiful Life”
from: Sweet Nothings / Independent / September 18, 2015
[Jessica’s band includes: Jessica Paige- on vocals & guitar, Coleen Dieker on keyboards & violin, Jerod Rivers on drums, Damon Bailey on guitar, and Ben Byard on bass & viola.]

[Jessica Paige plays the first of four special fundraisers for Midwest Music Foundation and The MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, January 28, at 8:00 at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Phantastics, Vigil & Thieves, and Momma’s Boy.]

We ran out of time so we couldn’t play Shy Boys, our apologies.

[Shy Boys play the High Dive Records Showcase, Friday, January 27, at 10:00 pm, at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, with label-mates: The Conquerors, and Fullbloods.]

11:56

17. The UK’s – “Waxwings”
from: Bad Seed / Independent / April 23, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band The UK’s (formerly Uncountable Kings) formed in 2010 by Noah Bartelt on lead vocals & guitar, Zak Norton on drums, Scott Combs on guitar & vocals, and Alex Norris on bass guitar. the UK’s are releasing their first full length album, “Bad Seed”.]

[The UK’s play The Madrigal, TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 with CEO.]

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

Next week on February 1 – Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt will be here to co-host our special Winter On-Air Fund Drive Show, with music form Katy Guillen and The Girls, Violet and The Undercurrents. Plus… Music from Artists Playing Folk Alliance International Conference, including: Betse & Clarke, Calvin Arsenia, Annie DiFranco, and more. Plus… Jennifer McCartney comes back on the show to report on the Women’s March on Washington, and we’ll talk with Aaron Rhodes Editor-in-Chief at Shuttlecock Music Magazine, launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and exciting music emerging from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. The website features concert reviews, photo galleries, interviews, streams of new releases, and updates on the 816 Music Break podcast. More information at: http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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

Show #666

WMM Talks with Amy Marcus, Jen Harris, & Susanna Lee

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 25, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases + Amy Marcus
+ Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe & Poet Jen Harris

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Mark will play New & MidCoastal Releases from: Of Tree, Calvin Arsenia, Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys, Krystle Warren, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, Amy Marcus, Eems, Shy Boys, The Philistines, Jessica Paige, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Old Sound, The UK’s, Klymaxx, Dione Taylor, and William Onyeabor.

At 10:30 we’ll talk with Kansas City based singer/songwriter Amy Marcus and we’ll feature songs from her debut EP Brave, and her new single she recently recorded in Dallas. Amy Marcus studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a mother of three and works as a professional photographer and personal chef. She has been writing songs since she was child, but only recently made the leap of faith to begin recording and performing her music live. More information at: http://www.amymarcus.com

At 11:15 Mark talks with Kansas City-based spoken word poet, women’s rights & LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam, Jen Harris about her new one-woman-show, Lust & Disdain. Her show is described as, “a train wreck of poorly memorized monologues, dark stand up comedy and emotionally unsettling slam poetry. Jen Harris explores the extremes she has gone to in search of and in spite of love.” The show will have four performances, February 3 and 4, at 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm, at The Outburst, 1715 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri. More information at: http://www.poetjenharris.com

Also joining us is the amazing and multi-talented Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe who has performed her one-woman shows throughout the United States. Susanna Lee is the founder and owner of The Outburst, a new performance space and gallery for offbeat, cutting-edge entertainment located in the Crossroads District. The Outburst just opened on January 13 and will regularly showcase multiple performance arts genres, including stand-up, spoken word, solo shows, storytelling, live music and more. More information at: http://www.theoutburstkc.com

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Show #666

WMM Playlist from January 18, 2017

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 18, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases + Spinning Tree Theatre
+ Inauguration Alternatives

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays New & MidCoastal Releases Just For your Ears

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays New & MidCoastal Releases Just For your Ears

We play Fresh & MidCoastal Releases, “hand picked” just for your ears!

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – “Look At What the Light Did Now”
from: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man / Glassnote Entertainment / January 13, 2017
[Gentlewoman, Ruby Man is a new collaboration between musician and producer Matthew E. White and English singer-songwriter Flo Morrissey that was recorded over two weeks, at Matthew White’s Spacebomb Studios, based in Richmond, Virgina. The record is a collection of cover songs from Frank Ocena, the Bee gees, James Blake, Leonard Cohen Roy Ayers, and more. Each song is give the Spacebomb treatment of sound, with horns and strings, and beautiful new arrangements. What critics find interesting about this recording is the way the vocals are divided up by Morrissey and White, often with no regard to the original male or female roles. “Look At What the Light Did Now” was originally written and recorded by the band, Little Wings with guest vocalist Feist.]

3. Krystle Warren – “Get A Load”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / expected Spring, 2017
[Last year Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing Arts Series of Johnson County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

4. Christopher Tolle – “Ulee’s Theme”
from: Early Reflections / Four Big Watts / August 29, 2016
[Written and Performed by Christopher Tolle, Recorded By Chris Cosgrove and Christopher Tolle, Kansas City. Mixed and Mastered by Kliph Scurlock, Wales. Christopher Tolle on vocals & instruments, Chris Cosgrove on drums, William Smith & Kirsten Paludan on Backing Vocals. Christopher Tolle is also know for his work in the bands: The Creature Comforts, The Belles, and Olympic Size.]

[Christopher Tolle plays Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, Saturday, January 21, with Rich Yarges & The Pop Mechanics, and Headlight Rivals.]

[Christopher Tolle’s band The Creature Comforts will play The Bottleneck, in Lawrence, Saturday, February 25 with Ultimate Fakebook, Berwanger/, and Dodge in a special benefit for Dagan.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Cardiac”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiere these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, bango, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays recordBar tomorrow night January 19, for The Blackbird Revue farewell KC concert. The duo is leaving Kansas City for LA at the end of the month.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays The Tank Room, TONIGHT, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:00 pmin a special show called Harptasia: Northern Lights described as, “psychedelic dueling harp band exploring the sounds of Winter’s natural phenomena featuring: Michael O, Calvin Arsenia , Simon Huntley, and Rick Willoughby, with an opening band, Jametatone + Kiz.]

6. VEHICLES – “Bluebird”
from: This Bluebird Wants Me Dead / Naughty Dog Records / February 22, 2014
[Third full length album from Wichita, Kansas, based Post Rock – Neo Psychedelic band formed in 2006 with Cody Cloud on guitar & voice, Kerry Bainum on drums, Tony Hull on bass, Isaac Pearson on guitar, Heather Wooldridge on keyboards.]

[VEHICLES play miniBar, Friday, January 20, with Chico Sierra, sMallWaves, Margo May, Issac Diehl, and 21 Years Winter.]

7. The xx – “Say Something Loving”
from: I See You / Young Turks Recordings / January 13, 2017
[3rd studio album by English indie pop band The xx, an English band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. The band members met whilst studying at Elliott School, the same school that produced Hot Chip, Burial, Four Tet, and Pierce Brosnan. Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft started the band as a duo when they were 15 with Jamie Smith joining in 2006. I See You is the follow-up to their sophomore album Coexist, and is their first release in more than four years. Produced by Rodaidh McDonald and Jamie xx, who released his solo debut In Colour in May 2015. The band has stated that the record has a more distinctive sound and a more positive, open and “expansive” concept than the previous two albums. It was promoted with the lead single; “On Hold”, November 12, 2016.]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Vanessa Severo

Kansas City based professional actor, choreographer, writer and director Vanessa Severo is originally from Brazil, lived for many years in Germany, is a mom of a 4-year old daughter, and in the last 10 year has appeared professionally in nearly 50 productions in area theatres including: the Kansas City Rep, The Unicorn Theatre, The Coterie, The Living Room Theatre, Eubank Productions, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, The American Heartland Theatre, and The Actors Theatre of Kansas City. For the Living Room, Vanessa wrote and starred in her own work about Frida Kahlo. For Spinning Tree Theatre she was in the company of recent productions of West Side Story and Black Pearl Sings. Vanessa is making her Spinning Tree Theatre directorial debut for SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT, playing January 19 through February 5, at Just Off Broadway, 3051 Penn Valley Drive in Kansas City, Missouri. Vanessa Severo is the director of this new show with a cast that includes: Charles Fugate, Megan Herrera & Bob Linebarger.

Vanessa Severo, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

We could probably do an entire hour just on Vanessa and her life, and only scratch the surface, but her family is from Brazil, she spent formative years growing up in Germany, and ended up studying theatre at UMKC. Vanessa shared with us how she fell in love with Kansas City.

On SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT

The Los Angeles Times called this “vaudevillian romp with radio theatre overtones”

New York Times wrote that this play “springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book”

Playwright Margulies, says the play is “about the very nature of artifice and storytelling.”

‘The adventures of Louis de Rougemont – as told by himself’ was the publishing phenomenon of the 1890s. In his autobiography, which was serialized in Wide World magazine, Englishman de Rougemont described his incredible thirty-year adventure lost in the vast, unexplored Australian outback. He sailed the high seas and met exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and an enormous man-eating octopus. Or did he?

Charles Fugate stars as Louis de Rougemont with Bob Linebarger and Megan Herrera playing all other roles in Donald Margulies’ SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT – THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT (AS TOLD BY HIMSELF).

Lighting design is by Nicole Jaja. Sound effects are created and performed onstage by Linebarger and Herrera. Gary Campbell designs costumes and props, the latter inspired by found objects.

SHIPWRECKED! premiered in 2007 at South Coast Repertory, with productions at Long Wharf Theatre, Geffen Playhouse in L.A. and Primary Stages in NYC.

SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT, a Spinning Tree Theatre production, plays January 19 – February 5, 2017 at Just Off Broadway, 3051 Penn Valley Drive in Kansas City, Missouri Tickets and performance schedule available by calling Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222 or at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com.

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8. Dirty Projectors – “Little Bubble (Edit)”
from: Little Bubble (edit) – Single / Domino Recording Co. / January 5, 2017
[2nd single from new upcoming 8th album, which would be the follow up to Swing Lo Magellan, from 2012. Dirty Projectors are an American musical group, consisting of David Longstreth on vocals & guitar, Amber Coffman on vocals & guitar, Haley Dekle on vocals, Nat Baldwin on bass, Olga Bell on vocals & keyboards, and Michael Johnson on drums.]

9. Faultfinder – “Active Denial System”
from: Active Denial System / Faultfinder / May 3, 2013
[Recorded by Mike Tuley in 2011. Kansas City based Faultfinder was formed June 10, 2010. The current line up consists of: Joe Wetteroth on guitar, Don Beasley on guitar, Mookie Ninjak on bass & vocals, and Ben Biersmith on drums & vocals. Moe info at: http://soundcloud.com/faultfinder%5D

[Faultfinder play a Cassette Release Show for their new release, In The Sweaty Grip Of The Moron, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, Friday, Jan 20, with Keef Mountain, Red Kate, and Andy Cigarettes.]

10. Erica Joy – “All In My Head”
from: Erica Joy, Introduction / Independent / February 3, 2017
[Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guita. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio.]

[Erica Joy plays an EP release for Erica Joy, Introduction, Friday, February 3, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, with for the first time backed by a full band composed of Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on rhythm guitar, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

11. The Blackbird Revue – “When You We’re Mine”
from: Glow / The Blackbird Revue / January 23, 2013
[Recorded at The Conductor Studio, Nashville, TN. Produced with Don Chaffer. All songs by Jacob Prestige. The band includes: Jacob & Danielle Prestidge.. The Blackbird Revue played LIVE on WMM on May 22.]

[The Blackbird Revue play a special Farewaell Kansas City show, tomorrow night, January 19, fat recordBar with soecial guests Steve Gardels, Michelle Bacon, Calvin Arsenia and others. The duo is leaving Kansas City for LA at the end of the month.]

11:00 – Station ID & Presidential Inauguration Alternatives

11:00 – Interview with Amy Farrand & Judy Mills

In our second hour, we offer information about Presidential Inauguration Alternatives. Starting tomorrow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, members of the Kansas City progressive and arts communities have created events for anyone wishing to turn off their corporate TV news, and instead be engaged by local gatherings designed to create community and give a voice to the opposition and fear of the oncoming Trump Presidency. Most of these events are benefits for area not-for-profit organizations that need our help, especially in these times.

Getting us started are our next guests, Amy Farrand, a veteran of the Kansas City music scene, is the lead singer and songwriter for her critically acclaimed new band, Amy Farrand and The Like, who are currently in the recording studio, working on their first record to be released this Spring. Also with us is, Judy Mills who made that leap of faith from a very successful career in corporate retail opened Mills Record Company, three and a half years ago to sell new vinyl records. Last July Mills record Company settled into their new home at 4045 Broadway, just a few blocks away from our studios here at 90.1 FM.

Amy Farrand and Judy Mills are here to share the details about a special benefit for the Rose Brooks Center (a refuge for domestic violence victims) this Friday, January 20 starting at 6:30 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, with Katy Guillen & the Girls, members of Bohemian Cult Revival and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch. This is a feminine product drive. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center.

Amy Farrand & Judy Mills thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

I love the whole idea about this benefit show. Can you talk about how this got started?

We talked about how there is a certain amount of justice in the Kansas City music scene. When disaster falls upon us, it is almost certain that someone in the music community will rise up and organize a benefit show.

Friday night’s event is a feminine product drive to help those at the Rose Brooks Center (refuge for domestic violence victims). $10 suggested donation at the door, or $5 with an unopened feminine product. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center.

Katy Guillen & the Girls at 6:30 pm

members of Bohemian Cult Revival at 7:15 pm

Sister Mary Rotten Crotch at 8:00 pm.

11:09

12. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Waking Up From You”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky. Katy Guillen & the Girls hometown release of “Heavy Days” on May 21 at Knuckleheads. Katy Guillen & The Gilrs joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Mills Record Company Friday, January 20, at 6:30 pm with members of Bohemian Cult Revival, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch]

We re talking with Amy Farrand and Judy Mills about a special benefit for the Rose Brooks Center this Friday, January 20 starting at 6:30 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, with Katy Guillen & the Girls, members of Bohemian Cult Revival and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch. This is a feminine product drive. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center.

We talked with Judy Mills about the state of vinyl. Since Mills opened on May 3, 2013, several other record stores have opened including: Revolution Records, Josey Records, Records With Merritt, Brothers Music, along with Vinyl Underground at Seventh Heaven, It’s A Beautiful Day and Renaissance Records in Overland Park. And retail outlets like Half priced Books and Barnes & Noble are now selling new vinyl, it would appear that our community of music lovers is able to support all of these outlets, where just 9 years ago all of our record store were dying. It was a good holiday season for vinyl records.

Rose Brooks Center provides emergency shelter to women and children escaping life-threatening abuse. Once they are safe, these families receive the tools and resources they need to begin rebuilding their life – a life built on respect, love and compassion.

If this is an emergency, please call 911. If you are in a crisis, please call us at 816-861-6100. http://www.rosebrooks.org

A special benefit for the Rose Brooks Center (a refuge for domestic violence victims) this Friday, January 20 starting at 6:30 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, with Katy Guillen & the Girls, members of Bohemian Cult Revival and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch. This is a feminine product drive. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center.

11:21

Other Inauguration Alternative Events for Thursday, Friday, & Saturday:

Hear Us Now: An Artful Inauguration Protest

Thursday, January 19, at Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Road, starting at 6:00 pm is Hear Us Now: An Artful Inauguration Protest, in three sessions, and the community to welcome to come and go throughout the night

From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Laura Packer (Storyteller) / PRiM-ONE (Poet) / Dr. Drew
Bergerson (Professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City) / Ashley Raines (Musician) / Sweet Storm (Poet)

From 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm Dr. Kim Warren (professor, KU) / Eems (Musician) / Chel O’Reilly (Poet) / Crystal Rose (Musician)

From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm Chico Sierra (Musician) / Sweet Storm (Poet) / Dr. Drew
Bergerson (Professor, UMKC) / PRiM-ONE (Poet) / Shapiro Brothers (band)

The Trump Inauguration Protest at Union Station

FRIDAY, January 20 – The Trump Inauguration Protest at Union Station, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 PM Protesters are asked to gather on the lawn across the street from the Union Station and will march to City Hall.

The Women’s March on Washington In Kansas City

SATURDAY, January 21, The Women’s March on Washington In Kansas City, 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM, at Washington Square Park at Pershing Rd & Grand Blvd. The Women’s March in Kansas City is a grassroots event that stands in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. The run of show includes local musicians, spoken word artists, and speakers that represent the areas of emphasis. Our own Una Nowling of 90.1 FM’s The Tenth Voice will be one of the speakers.

11:24 – Underwriting

13. Emmaline Twist – “Vega”
from: Vega / Moon Eyes – Single / Middle Class Records / September 6, 2016
[Recorded and Mixed by Lin Buck at Temple Sound, KCMO. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures, KCMO. Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar. More info at: https://emmalinetwist.bandcamp.com/%5D

[Emmaline Twist plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, Fri, Jan 20, at 9pm, for Musicians For Active Justice: Get Loud!, w/ The Architects, Hipshot Killer, (the)Medicine Theory, benefit for KC For Refugees.]

Judy Mills, Amy Farrand, Krysztof nemeth, and Sondra Freeman on the January 18, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidD.ay Medley

Judy Mills, Amy Farrand, Krysztof nemeth, and Sondra Freeman on the January 18, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidD.ay Medley

11:30 – Interview with Sondra Freeman and Krysztof Nemeth

Joining us in our 90.1 FM Studios is Sondra Freeman who works as Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit, founded in 2008 to unite and empower the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities. Sondra is instrumental in MMF’s annual events: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, as well as many other collaborative musical events and fundraisers.

Krysztof Nemeth was last on our show as a member of one of our favorite bands, The Latenight Callers. Since then he has become part of two new bands, Emmaline Twist who we just heard coming out of the break, and Abandoned Bells, his darker more acoustic project. Krysztof is a multitalented artist, and musician, and dad, Sondra rells me talked her into helping to create this event: Musicians For Active Justice: Get Loud!, Friday, January 20, at 9:00 PM, with The Architects, Emmaline Twist, HipShot Killer, and (the) Medicine Theory, at recordBar 1520 Grand, proceeds will benefit KC For Refugees.

Sondra Freeman & Krysztof Nemeth thanks for being with us on WMM.

Krysztof Nemeth talked about the initial moment when he felt that pull to create this event.

Sondra Freeman, works on so many events, not just with MMF, but also Middle of the Map Fest, Folk Alliance, Crossroads Music Fest, and so many others. Sondra talked about her own motivation you to be involved in this event.

Proceeds will benefit KC For Refugees an organization founded on April 6, 2016, to provide a unified platform for diverse communities to help create a welcoming environment for refugees moving to and living in the greater Kansas City area. More information at: http://www.kcforrefugees.weebly.com

11:39

14. Hipshot Killer – “One Good Night”
from: They Will Try To Kill Us All / Throwing Things / January 16, 2016
[KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008. The current line up consists of: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons, The Starhaven Rounders), on guitar & vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons) on bass & vocals, legendary drummer Jon “Buddy” Paul, who plays in (The Big Iron, The Revolvers.) For the recording: Mike Alexander on guitar & vocals, Chris Wagner on bass & vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on drums. The band released their debut record Hipshot Killer, April 29, 2011, and a single on Too Much Rock on October 21. Mike Alexander joined us live on WMM on October 19.]

[Hipshot Killer plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday, January 20, at 9:00 pm, for Musicians For Active Justice: Get Loud!, with The Architects, Emmaline Twist, and (the)Medicine Theory, proceeds will benefit KC For Refugees.]

We talked with Krysztof Nemeth about his two new bands:

Emmaline Twist is Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar.

Abandoned Bells is Teri Ann Quinn on vocals & banjo, Tyson Schroeder on drums & vocals, Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar

We talked with Sondra Freeman about the upcoming Midcoast Takeover Fundraisers

15. The Architects – “Wait Don’t Wait”
from: Border Wars Episode III / Independent / September 18, 2015
[8th release from KC band: Adam Phillips on drums, Zachary Phillips on bass, Brandon Phillips on guitar & voice, Christopher Meck on guitar. (for this recording. Mike Alexander is now in this spot in the band.) The three Phillips brothers had previously composed a successful ska and rock band called The Gadjits. In June 2004 The Gadjits ended and Architects, was formed. Mixing traditional punk, maximum R&B, Midwestern alternative rock, blues-based metal and pop melodies, the band is influenced by The Clash, The Who, Social Distortion, Green Day, The Replacements, The Jam and The Kinks. Border Wars is a a five-part concept album and graphic novel series funded by the band’s loyal fans through crowd sourcing. More info at: http://thearchitectsrock.com/%5D

[The Architects plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday, January 20, at 9:00 pm, for Musicians For Active Justice: Get Loud!, with Emmaline Twist, Hipshot Killer, and (the)Medicine Theory, proceeds will benefit KC For Refugees.]

16. David Bowie – “No Plan”
from: No Plan – EP / Jones Tintoretto / January 8, 2017
[This was one of three songs recorded during the Blackstar Sessions but not included in the Blackstar release. They were part of the soundtrack to the stage production Lazarus and released with the soundtrack recording last year. And now a year after Bowie’s death, this song and two others along with Lazarus are released as an EP to go with the new video that just came out on Bowie’s Birthday. The music features David Bowie on vocals, acoustic guitar, and Fender guitar; Donny McCaslin on saxophone, flute, and woodwind; Jason Linder on piano, Wurlitzer organ and keyboards; Tim Lefebvre on bass; Mark Guiliana on drums. McCaslin and the rest of the jazz group recorded their parts in the studio over a period of about one week a month from January to March 2015, and until later in recording were unaware of Bowie’s declining health. The song “Lazarus” is part of Bowie’s Off-Broadway musical of the same name. The album has received universal critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the number one spot in a number of countries in the wake of Bowie’s death and becoming his first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in the U.S. Blackstar is the twenty-fifth and final studio album by musician, writer, actor, chameleon, David Bowie. It is the 27th when you count the Tin Machine records, which you should. The album was released worldwide on January 8, 2016, on Bowie’s 69th birthday, and just two days later David Robert Jones passed away at home surrounded by his wife Iman, and his son Duncan Jones from his marriage to Angela Bowie, and daughter Alexandria from his marriage to Iman.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, on January 25 singer Amy Marcus joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios, Plus Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe and Jen Harris join us to share information about the new performance space Outburst, and Jen’s new one-woman play.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #665

WMM Plays New & MidCoastal Releases Hand Picked For Your Ears

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 18, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases + Spinning Tree Theatre
+ Inauguration Alternatives

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays New & MidCoastal Releases Just For Your Ears

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays New & MidCoastal Releases Just For your Ears

Mark will play New & MidCoastal Releases from Erica Joy, Calvin Arsenia, Krystle Warren, Emmaline Twist, Katy Guillen and the Girls, Christopher Tolle, The Architects, Hipshot Killer, The Blackbird Revue, Faultfinder, Vehicles, David Bowie, The xx, Dirty Projectors, Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White and others.

At 10:30 we’ll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre about their newest production, SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT, playing January 19 through February 5, at Just Off Broadway Theatre is at 3051 Penn Valley Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. The show is directed by Vanessa Severo and a cast that includes: Charles Fugate, Megan Herrera & Bob Linebarger. More information at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

At 11:00 we’ll talk with Amy Farrand & Judy Mills about Rock The Twat, Friday, January 20 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, with Katy Guillen & the Girls at 6:30 pm, members of Bohemian Cult Revival at 7:15 pm, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch at 8:00 pm. Rock the Twat, is a feminine product drive to help those at the Rose Brooks Center (refuge for domestic violence victims). $10 suggested donation at the door, or $5 with an unopened feminine product. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center.

At 11:30 we’ll talk with Sondra Freeman about, Musicians For Active Justice: Get Loud!, Friday, January 20, 2017, at 9:00 PM, with The Architects, Emmaline Twist, HipShot Killer, and (the) Medicine Theory, at recordBar 1520 Grand. $10.00, proceeds will benefit KC For Refugees an organization founded on April 6, 2016, to provide a unified platform for diverse communities to help create a welcoming environment for refugees moving to and living in the greater Kansas City area. More information at: http://www.kcforrefugees.weebly.com

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Show #665

WMM Playlist from January 11, 2017

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 11, 2017

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“Remembering MLK”
+ Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney & the Women’s March on Washington

1.“Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Soweto Gospel Choir – “Pride (In The Name of Love)”
from: In the Name of Love – Africa Celebrates U2 / Shout! Factory Records / 2008
[The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in Soweto, South Africa, by David Mulovhedzi and Beverly Bryer, two choir directors. The more than 30-member ensemble blends elements of African gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae and American popular music. The group performed at the first of the 46664 concerts for Nelson Mandela and has since toured internationally several times. Their albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively.]

3. International Noise Conspiracy / MLK Jr. – “The First Conspiracy / Let Freedom Ring”
from: Adbusters – Live Without Dead Time / Adbusters / 2003
[The (International) Noise Conspiracy (abbreviated T(I)NC) were a Swedish rock band formed in Sweden in the late months of 1998. The line-up consists of Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Inge Johansson (bass), Lars Strömberg (guitar), and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums). The band is known for its punk and garage rock musical influences, and its impassioned left-wing political stance. Influenced by a quote from 1960’s folk singer Phil Ochs, according to lead singer Lyxzén, the band wanted to achieve an ideal blend of music and politics that was, “a cross between Elvis Presley and Che Guevara.”]

4. Labelle – “Something in The Air / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
from: Something Silver / Warner Archives / 1997
[Originally from Pressure Cookin’ from 1973, 3rd album from the funk/soul trio of: Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash who each shared a rap on “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” a poem and song by Gil Scott-Heron. It was the B-side to Scott-Heron’s first single, “Home Is Where the Hatred Is”, from his album Pieces of a Man (1971). “Something in the Air” is a song orig. recorded by Thunderclap Newman, a band created by Pete Townshend for The Who’s former roadie John ‘Speedy’ Keen who wrote and sang the song. It was a UK #1 single for three weeks in July 1969.]

Thanks for tuning into Wednesday MidDay Medley. I’m Mark Manning. Today we celebrate the life of human rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born Jan. 15, 1929.

MLK led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, was a cofounder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, and served as it’s first president. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. King delivered his, “I Have a Dream” speech. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination thru civil disobedience and non-violent means.

By the time of his death in 1968, Dr. King had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War. King was assassinated, April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 198I. [B-day – Sun 15] [MLK Day – Mon. Jan. 16.]

As Pete Seeger wrote: “Songs gave them the courage to believe they would not fail.” Today on Wednesday MidDay Medley we’ll feature music from and inspired by the civil rights movement from: Bobby Watson & The I Have A Dream Project (featuring Glenn North), Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Common & John Legend, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo & The Macks, Mahalia Jackson, Marian Anderson, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Aaron Neville, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, Solomon Burke, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. We started with: Soweto Gospel Choir, The International Noise Conspiracy, and Labelle.

At 11:15 we’ll talk with Jennifer McCartney, and her teenage daughter Autumn, who together in 2015 started, Kansas City Heroes, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged, providing furnishings, food, and essentials to people in need. They have cleaned houses, mowed yards, and provided helpful acts of compassion. Jennifer and Autumn will attend the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, with over 200,000 women, mothers & daughters, united in solidarity for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families.

10:13 – Soul Brother…

MLK said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

MLK said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

5. Curtis Mayfield – “Beautiful Brother of Mine”
from: Roots / Curtom-Buddah / October, 1971
[2nd solo release from Curtis Mayfield, born in Chicago, June 3, 1942. He was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. Mayfield started his musical career in a gospel choir. Moving to the North Side of Chicago he met Jerry Butler in 1956 at the age of 14, and joined vocal group The Impressions. As a songwriter, Mayfield became noted as one of the first musicians to bring more prevalent themes of social awareness into soul music. In 1965, he wrote “People Get Ready” for The Impressions, which displayed his more politically charged songwriting. After leaving The Impressions in 1970 in the pursuit of a solo career, Mayfield released several albums, including the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Super Fly in 1972. The soundtrack was noted for its socially conscious themes, mostly addressing problems surrounding inner city minorities such as crime, poverty and drug abuse. Mayfield was paralyzed from the neck down after lighting equipment fell on him during a live performance at Wingate Field in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, on August 13, 1990. Despite this, he continued his career as a recording artist, releasing his final album, New World Order, in 1996. Mayfield won a Grammy Legend Award in 1994 and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, and was a double inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Impressions in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He was also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. He died from complications of type 2 diabetes, December 26, 1999, at the age of 57.]

6. Maceo & The Macks – “Soul Power ’74”
from: James Brown’s Funky People, Pt. 2 / People Records / 1988
[This record has been sampled more than crackers and cheese at Costco. It also contains samples itself, in the form of tape overlays of civil rights rallies, a Dr. King speech, and an announcement of King’s assassination. Maceo Parker played saxophone with James Brown, Parliment, Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Prince.]

7. Sweet Honey in The Rock, Aaron Neville, Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise -“Ella’s Song”
from: Soundtrack to Boycott / HBO / 2001
[Critically acclaimed 2001 film staring Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Terrence Howard as Ralph Abernathy, and CCH Pounder as Jo Ann Robinson.]

10:25 – Underwriting

10:27 – King’s Life, Death, and Spirit…

MLK said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

8. Common & John Legend – “Glory”
from: Selma (Music from the Motion Picture) / Paramount Pictures-Pathe / January 6, 2015
[Golden Globe winning song from the new motion picture Selma. Most of the millions of African Americans across the South had effectively been disenfranchised since the turn of the century by a series of discriminatory requirements and practices. Finding resistance by white officials to be intractable, even after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This led to the three Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 where Dallas County Voters League (DCVL) were joined by organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committeeand also invited Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and activists of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to join them. These marches were part of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. The 54-mile highway from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery was a demonstration showing the desire of black American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression. ]

9. Mahalia Jackson – “How I Got Over”
from: The Original Apollo Sessions / Couch & Madison Partners / May 25, 2013
[Gospel hymn composed & published in 1951 by Clara Ward (1924-1973). It was performed by Mahalia Jackson at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 before 250,000 people. Mahalia Jackson (Oct. 26, 1911 – Jan. 27, 1972) was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel”. She became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world, heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as “the single most powerful black woman in the United States”. She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen “golds”—million-sellers. “I sing God’s music because it makes me feel free,” Jackson once said about her choice of gospel, adding, “It gives me hope. With the blues, when you finish, you still have the blues.”]
10:35

10. Martin Luther King Jr. – “MLK – I Have A Dream 1963 (excerpt)”
from: Inspirational Speeches, Vo. 3 / Orange Leisure / May 16, 2011
[American civil rights leader/activist and Baptist minister, born Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. King’s speeches have been issued on numerous releases – his most well-known and influential address being “I Have a Dream”, which was held during “The March on Washington” in 1963. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.]

11. Marian Anderson – “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
from: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands / BMG / Orig. 1961 [Reissued 1991]
[Marian Anderson (Feb 27, 1897 – Apr. 8, 1993) was one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. In 1939, the (DAR) refused to let Anderson sing in Constitution Hall. With the aid of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. Anderson became the first black person, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC on Jan. 7, 1955. Anderson worked as a delegate to the UN Human Rights Committee and “goodwill ambassadress” for the U.S. Dept. of State, giving concerts all over the world. She participated in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, singing at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Anderson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1986, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.]

12. Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter & Chorus -“Rocka My Soul”
from: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre “Revelations” / V2 / 1998
[Revelations is the signature choreographic work of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It was first produced by Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in New York City, New York on January 31, 1960. Revelations tells the story of African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom through a suite of dances set to spirituals and blues music. It’s been performed in over 70 countries in the half century since then and has been described as “the most widely seen modern dance work in the world.” The finale song of the three part “Revelations” is “Rocka My Soul In The Bosom Of Abraham” and it has been described by writer Juliana Lewis-Ferguson as a, “spiritually powerful conclusion to the suite and a purely physical release of emotion.”]

10:43 – Freedom…

MLK said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

13. Nina Simone -“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”
from: Silk and Soul / RCA / 1967
[Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933. She died on April 21, 2003. Nina Simone was a singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. With the help of the few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in NYC. Simone recorded more than 40 albums. “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” is a gospel/jazz song written by Billy Taylor & “Dick Dallas.”]

14. Solomon Burke – “None Of Us Are Free”
from: Don’t Give Up On Me / Fat Possum / 2002
[Back up singers: The Blind Boys of Alabama. Born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940, Solomon Burke died October 10, 2010. He was an American preacher & singer, who shaped the sound of rhythm & blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a “key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm & blues. During the 55 years that he performed professionally, Burke released 38 studio albums on at least 17 record labels and had 35 singles that charted in the US, including 26 singles that made the Billboard R&B charts. In 2001, Burke was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a performer. His album Don’t Give Up on Me won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003. By 2005 Burke was credited with selling 17 million albums.]

15. Nina Simone – “I Shall Be Released”
from: To Love Somebody / RCA / 1967
[1 of 3 Bob Dylan songs Nina Simone performed for this album. Written by Dylan in 1967. The Band recorded the first officially-released version of the song for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink, with Richard Manuel singing lead vocals, and Rick Danko & Levon Helm harmonizing in the chorus. The song was also performed near the end of the Band’s 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, in which all the night’s performers (except of Muddy Waters) plus Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood appeared on the same stage.]

10:57 – Station I.D.

10:57 – The Staple Singers & Bobby Watson and “Unpaid Bills”

MLK said, “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, as ‘right-to-work.’ It provides no ‘rights’ and no ‘works.’ Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining… We demand this fraud be stopped.”

16. Pops Staples – “You Gotta Serve Somebody”
from: e-town live volume 3 / e-town / December 18, 2002
[Recorded Sept. 16, 1994, Live in Boulder. Originally written by Bob Dylan. Roebuck “Pops” Staples was born on a cotton plantation near Winona, Mississippi, on Dec. 28, 1914, the youngest of 14 children. When growing up he heard, and began to play with, local blues guitarists such as Charlie Patton, who lived on the nearby Dockery Plantation, Robert Johnson, and Son House. He dropped out of school after the eighth grade, and sang with a gospel group before marrying and moving to Chicago in 1935. A “pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 70s,” and an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and singer. Patriarch of The Staple Singers, which included his son Pervis and daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleotha.]

17. Mavis Staples – “Down in Mississippi”
from: Live – Hope At The Hideout / Anti / 2008
[Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples, of The Staple Singers, is a celebrated equal rights activist. She’s performed at inaugural parties for Presidents Kennedy, Carter and Clinton, Recorded in June, 2008, in the run up to the Presidential election of Barrack Obama. Recorded live in the intimate bar The Hideout, in her hometown of Chicago. Mavis Staples, marched, sang & protested alongside Dr. Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.]

18. The Staple Singers – “When Will We Be Paid”
from: Single / Stax (Fantasy / Ace) / 1967

19. Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project–”Check Cashing Day” [feat. Glenn North]
from: Check Cashing Day / Lafiya Music / Digital – Aug. 28, 2013 / Physical – Nov. 12, 2013
[From wikipedia.org: “Bobby Watson was born in Lawrence, Kansas, August 23, 1953. he is an American post-bop jazz alto saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator. Watson now has 27 recordings as a leader. He appears on nearly 100 other recordings as either co-leader or in a supporting role. Watson has recorded more than 100 original compositions. Watson grew up in Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kansas.]

11:15 – Interview with Jennifer & Autumn McCartney

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, who now works as IT/Database Specialist. Jennifer is a single mom and lesbian, who started the group, Kansas City Heroes, with her daughter Autumn, in 2015, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Kansas City Heroes provides furnishings, food, and essentials to people in need. They have cleaned houses, mowed yards, and provided helpful acts of compassion.

Autumn McCartney, is Jennifer’s 13 year old daughter, and co-founder of Kansas City Heroes. Autumn is an 8th grade student at Grain Valley North Middle School, in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Along with their volunteer work with Kansas City Heroes, next week, Jennifer and Autumn will be traveling to our nation’s capitol, Washington DC, to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, with over 200,000 women united in solidarity for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families. The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. More info at: http://www.womensmarch.com

Jennifer McCartney and Autumn McCartney, thank you both for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Jennifer McCartney, is not the first retired professional female boxer we’ve had on the show. In April of 2015, We met and interviewed Katie Dallam, a painter & sculptor from Kansas City, who was the inspiration for the Academy Award winning film, “Million Dollar Baby” and who is one of three artist featured in the new critically acclaimed documentary film, Shoulder The Lion. Katie suffered a traumatic brain injury from a professional fight. She spoke with me about how professional boxing for women was a new and developing sport. Jennifer was actually at that fight, and talked about her experience as a boxer, and how it was an outlet for her as a young person, growing up.

Jennifer’s life transitioned from being a professional boxer to being a single mom of Autumn, her beautiful 13 year old daughter.

Jennifer McCartney currently works as a Data and Quality Improvement Specialist at Rainbow Services Inc

Jennifer McCartney has said that, “I always wanted to help others in need but I never had the money to do it so I came up with Kansas City Heroes.”

Jennifer told us, “You don’t have to have money to do the things we do for people.”

Jennifer has experienced prejudice and homophobia being a lesbian, and single mom has been rough and with all the hateful politics lately it has gotten rougher.

Jennifer told us that Kansas City Heroes treats everyone with respect and compassion and we are growing quickly. My motto is “ Be blessed by blessing others.” They are currently working to create a not-for-profit status for the organization.

Jennifer and Autumn are also going to the Woman’s March on Washington on January 21 to show our new government leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of hate for our fellow countrymen and women. They say they “will stand and fight.”

11:30

19. Laura Love – “I Still Believe”
from: I Still Believe – Single / Laura Love / June 22, 2016
[Born Laura Jones in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1960. She is of African American, Native American, and Caucasian descent. Love had a difficult childhood, raised by a mother with schizophrenia and in foster homes. Her father, who had little involvement in her life, was the jazz musician Preston Love who played the saxophone with Count Basie, Lucky Millinder and Johnny Otis and formed his own band in the 1950s. Love’s mother, Wini, had been a singer in Preston’s jazz band. Love began her performing career at age 16, singing for the prisoners at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Love relocated to Seattle, Washington, where she was a member of the 1980s rock group Boom Boom G.I. She was also a member of an all-female band, Venus Envy. After Love released three albums on her own label, Octoroon Biography, Putumayo released a collection of her songs. Her 2003 album Welcome to Pagan Place included the controversial song “I Want You Gone”, about George W. Bush. In 2004 she published an autobiography, You Ain’t Got No Easter Clothes, with an accompanying album of the same name. Her style has been described as “Afro-Celtic” and has also been influenced by bluegrass.]

11:35

We are talking with Jennifer McCartney and Autumn McCartney. They created Kansas City Heroes on 2015 as a way to give back and serve other who are in need.

Today’s show is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his work for justice and to help minorities. The National Holiday celebrating his life is Monday, January 16. On this day many people, in the spirit of his life, dedicate the day to be in service to others, much in the same way Jennifer and Autumn have created Kansas City Heroes.

Jennifer McCartney and Autumn McCartney will attend the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, with over 200,000 women united in solidarity for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. The

Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.

Jennifer McCartney and Autumn McCartney thank you for being with us on WMM.

Kansas City Heroes is on Facebook.
The Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017. More info at: http://www.womensmarch.com

11:40 – Underwriting

11:45:45 – Gospel & Folk Music Carried the Message…

21. Pete Seeger – “We Shall Overcome”
from: The Essential Pete Seeger / Columbia – Legacy / 2004
[Derived from a gospel song by Reverend Charles Tindley called “We Will Overcome” written in 1901. Adapted and made famous by Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and others the song became central to the civil rights movement of the 1950 and 1960s and eventually used all around the world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made use of “we shall overcome” in the final Sunday March 31, 1968 speech before his assassination.]

22. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion – “Dr. King”
from: exploration / New West / 2005
[Written by Pete Seeger]

23. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “This Land is Your Land”
from: Naturally / Daptone / 2005
[Written by Woody Guthrie, Sarah Lee’s Grandfather. In November 2016, Sharon Jones suffered a stroke while watching the 2016 United States presidential election results and another the following day. Jones remained alert and lucid during the initial period of her hospital stay, jokingly claiming that the news of Donald Trump’s victory was responsible for her stroke. She died on November 18, 2016, in Cooperstown, New York, aged 60. Sharon Lafaye Jones was born May 4, 1956 and died this year on November 18, 2016. She was an American soul and funk singer. Although she collaborated with Lou Reed, David Byrne and others, she is best known as lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York. Jones experienced breakthrough success relatively late in life, releasing her first record when she was 40 years old. In 2014, Jones was nominated for her first Grammy, in the category Best R&B Album, for Give the People What They Want. Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia, the daughter of Ella Mae Price Jones and Charlie Jones, living in adjacent North Augusta, South Carolina. Jones was the youngest of six children; her siblings are Dora, Charles, Ike, Willa and Henry. Jones’s mother raised her deceased sister’s four children as well as her own. She moved the family to New York City when Sharon was a young child. As children, she and her brothers would often imitate the singing and dancing of James Brown. Her mother happened to know Brown, who was also from Augusta.Jones grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. In 1975, she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. She attended Brooklyn College. A regular gospel singer in church, Jones often entered talent shows backed by local funk bands in the early 1970s. Session work then continued with backing vocals, often credited to Lafaye Jones, but in the absence of any recording contract as a solo singer, she spent many years working as a corrections officer at Rikers Island and as an armored car guard for Wells Fargo, until receiving a mid-life career break in 1996 after she appeared on a session backing the soul and deep funk legend Lee Fields. Sharon Jones was part of the very beginning of Daptone Records Daptone Records’ first release was a full-length album by Sharon Jones. A new band, the Dap-Kings, was formed from the former members of the Soul Providers and the Mighty Imperials. Some of the musicians went on to record for Lehman’s Soul Fire label, while some formed the Budos Band, an Afro-beat band. From the original Soul Providers, Roth (also known as Bosco Mann) on bass, guitarist and emcee Binky Griptite, percussionist Fernando Velez, trumpet player Anda Szilagyi and organist Earl Maxton were joined by original Mighty Imperials saxophonist Leon Michels and drummer Homer Steinweiss, plus Neal Sugarman from Sugarman 3, to form The Dap-Kings. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, the released the album Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings in May of 2002, , for which they received immediate attention and acclaim from enthusiasts, DJs and collectors. Next they released, Naturally (2005), 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) and I Learned the Hard Way (2010). They are seen by many as the spearhead of a revival of soul and funk.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, January 18 we play new music from Erica Joy, Emmaline Twist, and others, plus we’ll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre about their show Shipwrecked: The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont – as told by himself, running January 19 through February 5, at Just off Broadway Theatre. At 11:00 we’ll talk with Amy Farrand & Judy Mills about Rock The Twat, Friday, January 20 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM, at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, with Katy Guillen & the Girls at 6:30 pm, Members of Bohemian Cult Revival at 7:15 pm, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch at 8:00 pm. Rock the Twat is a feminine product drive to help those at the Rose Brooks Center (refuge for domestic violence victims). $10 suggested donation at the door, or $5 with an unopened feminine product. All donations go to the Rose Brooks Center. At 11:30 we’ll talk with Sondra Freeman about Musicians For Active Justice : Get Loud!, Fri, January 20, 2017, at 9:00 PM, with The Architects, Emmaline Twist, HipShot Killer, and (the) Medicine Theory, at recordBar 1520 Grand. $10.00, Proceeds will be donated to KC For Refugees.

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