Wednesday MidDay Medley features Outer Reaches + Instant Karma + Zachary Van Benthusen

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, September 28, 2016

Music from Outer Reaches Fest with Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana + Instant Karma + Zachary Van Benthusen

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Instant Karma, Pendergast, Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle, ONO, Buck Gooter, C.W. Stoneking, Another Mother’s Milk, Drive By Truckers, Blackalicious, and The The. Mark will also play music from 9 of 18 bands playing this year’s Outer Reaches Fest, including: Be/Non, The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max), The Tamborine Club, Salty, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Witch Jail, L.A. Witch, Gramps the Vamp, and Magic Sword.

At 10:30 we’ll talk with Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun of Instant Karma who’ll open for C.W. Stoneking, at recordBar, this Wednesday, September 28. Instant Karma recently released their latest single, “Make Me A Man,” with Colby Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, and Zach Harris on drums.

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At 11:00 Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana join us to share info about Outer Reaches Fest, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO. This is the 5th year of the fest, rebranded from KC Psych Fest, featuring 18 musical acts, over 2 days, on 2 stages, including: Magic Sword (Boise), Be/Non, L.A. WITCH (LA), Psychic Heat, Open Fields (Little Rock), HMPH!, Emma line Twist, Gramps The Vamp (Chicago,) Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming, The Tambourine Club, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Salty (formerly Lil Toughies), Youngest Children, Arc Flash, The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max), Michael Angelo’s Dreamfeast, and Witch Jail. More info at: http://www.outerreachesfest.com

At 11:30, Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music of the legendary Chicago band ONO, fronted by queer Black Vietnam War veteran, punk poet and performance artist, Travis, who was originally from rural Mississippi. ONO plays Kansas City, with Buck Gooter on Wednesday Night, September 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore Ave, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
or streaming live at kkfi.org

Show #649

WMM Playlist from September 21, 2016

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, September 21, 2016

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Howard Iceberg + The Sexy Accident + Crystal Clayton

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

2. Joesph Arthur – “Holdon Jerry”
from: The Family / True North Records / June 3, 2016
[Multi-instrumentalist Joseph Arthur contributes vocals, drums, drum programming, pianos, guitars and synths for ‘The Family. Joseph Arthur for the most part writes songs from guitar, however for this recording the whole album was written at a piano, a Steinway Vertegrande from 1912, that Joseph had recently acquired. The instrument was so full of character and history, and owned by just one family until it ended up in his industrial studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, it became a potent source of inspiration.]

[Joesph Arthur plays The Tank Room, TONIGHT, September 21, with Reuben Hollebon]

3. Hembree – “Can’t Run Forever”
from: “Can’t Ru Forever” – Single / Independent / November 23, 2015
[Kansas City based indie rock electro pop, 5-piece band, formed in January 2015, with Isaac Flynn, James Allen Barnes, Garrett Childers, Eric Davis, and Matt Green. The band is currently working in the studio.]

[Hembree plays recordBar, Friday, Sept. 23, with The Noise FM, Golden Groves.]

[Hembree plays LIBERTY HALL in Lawrence, Thurs, Sept. 28, for Ra Ra Riot.]

4. Local Natives – “Fountain of Youth”
from: Sunlit Youth / Loma Vista – Concord Music Group / September 9, 2016
[3rd album from the indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States. Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was first released in the UK in November 2009, and later released in the US on February 16, 2010. Their sound has been described as “afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.” The band includes: Taylor Rice on vocals & guitar, Kelcey Ayer – vocals & keyboards & percussion & guitar, Ryan Hahn on guitar & keyboards & mandolin & vocals, Matt Frazier on drums, and Nik Ewing on bass.]

[Local Natives play CrossroadsKC, behind Grinders, Saturday, September 24.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Kansas City Baby”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 17, 2016 (Limited edition EP)
[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 all over town, including showcases at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and collaborations with bands like My Brothers and Sisters. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, bango, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia is getting ready to release a new album in the fall. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program for artists in the Kansas City metro area and across the Mid-America Arts Alliance five state region. ]

[Calvin Arsenia plays The Plaza Art Fair – 90.1 FM KKFI Community Stage, Sat, Sept. 24, at 1:30 pm]

[Calvin Arsenia plays a Catastrophe Album Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, with Jametatone + Liz, and Quixotic.]

6. Yes You Are – “HGX”
from: A Dream [EP] / Independent / November 8, 2015
[Yes You Are is: Jared White – songwriter, rhythm guitar, backup vocals; Kianna Alarid – songwriter, lead vocals; Jacob Temeyer – lead guitar, keyboards, backup vocals; Joseph Wilner – drums ; and Willie Jordan – bass guitar, back up vocals. Yes You Are lead singer Kianna Alarid was also lead singer and bassist for the critical acclaimed band, Tilly and the Wall, who released 4 albums on Saddle Creek Records, toured the world, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. After Tilly and the Wall ended, Yes You Are was formed in 2014. This past summer they toured nationally with Neon Trees and released their first music video. The band is currently working on their debut full length album.]

[Yes You Are play Making Movies Carnival, at Knuckleheads, Saturday, September 24 with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Piñata Protest, and Migrant Kids.]

7. Youth Pool – “Ice Water”
from: DIVE IN / Cold Water Night Music / April 29, 2016
[Kansas City based 4 piece Psychedelic Wave Rock, with David on guitar & vocals, Gage on guitar,
Andria on bass & vocals, and Micah on drums.]

[Youth Pool are on tour – playing Fort Worth, Texas on Fri, Sept 23, Houston on Sept. 24]

10:27

8. Crystal Clayton – “Take Me High”
from: Crystal Clayton / Independent / June 3, 2016
[Debut EP from Kansas City based singer songwriter ]

[Crystal Clayton plays The Plaza Art Fair, on the INK Live! Stage, Sat., Sept. 24, at 11:00 am]

10:30 – Interview with Crystal Clayton

Kansas City based singer/songwriter, Crystal Clayton has been performing since she was 7 years old. She wrote her first song when she was 15. Versatile in multiple genres of music Crystal has performed in Musical Theatre for The New Theatre in Overland Park and for The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, as well as singing on tracks for hip hop artists Prozak and Ces Cru who are part of Tech N9ne’s label, Strange Music. Finding her own sound in an evergrowing pool of area singer songwriters, Crystal Clayton has just released her debut EP on June 3. She reports that has a new band that will make their live performance debut together at The Plaza Art Fair, INK Live! Stage, on Saturday, September 24, at 11:00 am.

Crystal originally recorded her songs using protools and then the songs were recorded and mastered at Chapman Recording Studios.

Crystal grew up in Blue Springs, and graduated from Blue Springs High School in 2011.

10:38

9. Crystal Clayton – “Be Ok”
from: Crystal Clayton / Independent / June 3, 2016
[Debut EP from Kansas City based singer songwriter ]

[Crystal Clayton plays The Plaza Art Fair, on the INK Live! Stage, Sat, Sept 24, 11:00am.]

Crystal’s new band will play together live on stage publicly for first time at Plaza Art Fair. Her new band is led by Justin Curry on keyboards, Ryan Lee on bass, Sam Sautorius on drums, and Justus West on guitar.

Justin Curry runs a company called Vimwave, and he will be serving as technical director and band leader of Crystal’s live shows.

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

11:49 – Underwriting

11:50 – Music from No Wave 2

Jesse Bartmess tells us that his No Wave 2 Fest will focus on KC and Lawrence based bands who are doing weird and interesting things while also blending familiar genres together to create something original. Jesse’s “All Ages” event that celebrates the DIY scene, is now in it’s 2nd year at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, this Saturday, September 24, from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with: Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, Sinple, and Momma’s Boy.

10. Arc Flash – “Critical”
from: Black Market Time Tech / Independent / March 10, 2015
[“The 3 members are very complex. Guitarist and vocalist James Thomblison, often clad in a vibrant sweater dress while playing, represents the neutral side of this equation. Drummer Mark Osman tends to speak more positively, while bassist Lewis Guillen is a tad touchy, moody, even pessimistic at times.” – Fally Afani, Lawrence Journal-World, May 13, 2015. Arc Flash members James Thomblison & Mark Osman joined us live us live on WMM on July 1, 2015.]

[Arc Flash play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS, Sat, Sept. 24 with Schwervon! and Jade Archetype.]

[Arc Flash play the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Sinple, and Momma’s Boy]

11. RLT – “moindarium-sleeve”
from: moindarium-sleeve – single track / Rusty Records / unreleased (September 21, 2016)
[RLT is a project consisting of Ryan Toms and John Bersuch which relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. The sound at times can be compared to the loop heavy repetitive math band Battles also the electro groove/jam outfit known as Holy Fuck.]

[RLT plays the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, Sinple, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, and Momma’s Boy.]

12. Sinple – “Piano”
from: Adults (demos) / Independent / April 29, 2015
[“Adults” Official Release Date TBA. Demos recorded at Moldy Basement Studios & David Bennett’s House. Sinple is the electronic music project of Jesse Bartmess who plays synths, drum machine, and vocals. More info at sinple.bandcamp.com. Members of Sinple joined us on WMM on June 24. Jesse Bartmess recently joined the band Rachel Malin and the Wild Type, where he plays keyboards.]

[Sinple plays the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, and Momma’s Boy.]

11:00 – Station ID

13. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Los Angeles Times”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg and Recorded by Phil Wade at Alluvial Fan Studio; and Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Howard Iceberg on vocals, harmony vocals, guitar & harmonica; Chad Rex on guitar & vocals; Betse Ellis on violin, viola, cello, vocal, mandolin & tenor guitar; Clarke Wyatt on banjo, piano & organ; Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals; Brett Hodges on bass, vocals & mandolin; Phil Wade on dobro, guitar, mandolin, & lap steel, Johnny Hamil on bass; Mike Ireland on vocal & bass, Dan Mesh on guitar; Kasey Rausch on guitar & vocal; Mikal Shapiro on guitar & vocal; Josh Mobley on keyboards; Grisha Sandomirsky on violin; Erin Corriveau on vocals; Mary Pickert on vocals; Brendon Moreland on keyboards. Howard Iceberg writes in the liner notes to this collection: “You can hear a lot of these cats play most Monday nights at The Brick.”All songs written, performed, and recorded in Kansas City.]

[Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.]

11:04 – Interview with Howard Iceberg

Legendary Kansas City Singer Songwriter – Howard Iceberg is one of the most prolific and poetic songwriters of the Kansas City music scene. He has written hundreds, possibly thousands of songs. Howard has done all of this while also leading a distinguished career as an immigration attorney, and he has donated much of his time and music to valuable projects that serve our community. Howard Iceberg began performing in coffeehouses in the late 1970s with fellow area independent songwriters Scott Hrabko and Iris DeMent. Over the past three to four decades he has released countless CDs, and recorded multiple collections of songs. In 2011, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics released a seven CD, box set, of 106 new songs, all instant classics. In 2014 he shared with us 13 songs in a collection called Spring 2014, and last year on his birthday May 9, 2015 he released, Smooth Sailing which included 13 new songs, captured on CD, from the many songs he has written and recorded in his ongoing recording project with musician and producer Pat Tomek.

Howard Iceberg joined us to talk about his new double album (2 CD Set) recording of 26 new tracks called, “Kansas City Songs.” Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.

The 26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg. 17 of these songs were recorded by Phil Wade (of The Wilders) at his Alluvial Fan Studios, over a three day period, with a core group of musicians that included: Howard Iceberg, Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt, Chad Brothers, Brett Hodges, Chad Rex, and Phil Wade. The group ate together and spent 3 intense days recording these songs

Nine other songs were recorded by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.

All songs were mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.

Pat Tomek, is a longtime member of The Titanics, drummer and member of legendary band The Rainmakers, and drummer in the band Deco Auto. Pat Tomek is also a recording engineer and producer who has worked with countless area bands and musicians and has been a primary partner and caretaker in the recording and production of Howard’s recording project of songs.

Collaborating musicians on Howard’s new recording:

Howard Iceberg on vocals, harmony vocals, guitar & harmonica;
Chad Rex on guitar & vocals;
Betse Ellis on violin, viola, cello, vocal, mandolin & tenor guitar;
Clarke Wyatt on banjo, piano & organ;
Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals;
Brett Hodges on bass, vocals & mandolin;
Phil Wade on dobro, guitar, mandolin, & lap steel,
Johnny Hamil on bass;
Mike Ireland on vocal & bass,
Dan Mesh on guitar;
Kasey Rausch on guitar & vocal;
Mikal Shapiro on guitar & vocal;
Josh Mobley on keyboards;
Grisha Sandomirsky on violin;
Erin Corriveau on vocals;
Mary Pickert on vocals;
Brendon Moreland on keyboards.

Howard Iceberg writes in the liner notes to this collection: “You can hear a lot of these cats play most Monday nights at The Brick.” All songs written, performed, and recorded in Kansas City

Last time Howard was on the show was last year when you released Smooth Sailing on May 9, 2012. The record included 13 new songs. 16 guest artists: Chad Rex, Phil Wade, Scott Easterday, Kyle Dahlquist, Josh Mobley, Grisha Sandomirsky, Michelle Gaume Saunders, Johnny Nichols, Cody Wyoming, Rebecca Liberty, Barclay Martin, Chuck Boyd, Johnny Hamil, Angela Carmack, Betse Ellis, and Doug Osburn. “You Should Be Staying” lyrics by Howard Iceberg, music by Howard Iceberg & Michelle Gaume Sanders. Michelle Gaume Sanders on vocals, Phil Wade on dobro & vocals, Barclay Martin on guitar & vocals, Angela Carmack on cello.

11:10

14. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “the Single Side of Town”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[Lead vocals by Betse Ellis.]

Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment. The Rural Grit Happy Hour is a weekly show that begins with an opn mic and then features an individual performer.

Howard first started performing at open mic shows. He first played open mic events at The Point.

For his new album, Kansas City Songs, Howard was inspired to create songs in the style of old country songs, honky tonk, country waltzes.

11:17

15. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Blue Too”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[Lead vocals by Brett Hodges.]

Howard Iceberg, has lived in The West Side neighborhood, and worked as an immigration attorney for 30+ years. We talked with Howard about the neighborhood’s history as a home for immigrant workers and their families, from Latino Americans, to the earlier years of Irish Americans. We talked with Howard about the current political presidential race and how some candidates are appealing to the absolute worst fears in voters.

We also talked with Howard about his 30+ year perspective on KC’s music scene and his observations of the changes in the scene. Howard said that he has observed the biggest changes starting 8 years ago, with a new energy in the music community. Howard said that if Kansas City was located in Brooklyn, everybody would know about these bands. We talked with Howard about the diversity in genre and styles that exist in Kansas City.

Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.

11:27

16. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Too Long At The Affair”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg and Recorded by Phil Wade at Alluvial Fan Studio; and Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.]

11:30 – Underwriting

17. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Going To Love Your New Boyfriend”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

[The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.]

11:35 – Interview with Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin & Maggie Henehan

Jamie Lin, Jesse Kates, and Maggie Henehan, on the Septemer 21, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jamie Lin, Jesse Kates, and Maggie Henehan, on the Septemer 21, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. The Sexy Accident have released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal, their last record was releases as a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book. For their newest recording Champagne Babycakes, the band is releasing their 6th full length record as a “card game.” Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin of The Sexy Accident, join us to talk about, The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.

Also joining us was musician Maggie Henehan, who will open for The Sexy Accident at Holy Cow Market, Friday night.

The Sexy Accident’s new record includes 12 songs, produced by Seattle legend Steven Henry Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by artist/musician Gavin Snider.

The KC based band includes: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.

More information at: http://www.sexyaccident.com

The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal. Their last record was releases as a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book. Now we’re gonna release our sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, as a card game!

Each copy of Champagne Babycakes includes:
A game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider
Totally intelligible instructions by human bandleader Jesse Kates
Twelve playful, punchy songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk
Liner notes with complete lyrics
You’ll also get a hi-resolution download of the songs (or mp3s if you prefer.)

11:42

18. The Sexy Accident – “Goats, Biscuits, Bees”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

Jamie Lin works in theatre and improv and comedy and murder mysterys.

Maggie Henehan is currently hosting a weekly open mic at Woody’s (formerly Vandals and Kenny’s New Room.)

11:56

19. The Sexy Accident – “She’s The Memory You Keep”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

[The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.]

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

Next week on September 28, we’ll talk with members of the band Instant Karma, plus Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana join us to share music and information about the Outer Reaches Festival, at recordBar, Friday September 30, and Saturday, October 1. AND, Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music from the legendary Chicago band ONO play Kansas City, Wednesday, September 28, at 8:00 PM with Buck Gooter at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore Ave, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.

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

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www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
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Show #648

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Howard Iceberg + The Sexy Accident + Crystal Clayton

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, September 21, 2016

Howard Iceberg + The Sexy Accident + Crystal Clayton

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Hembree, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Yes You Are, Youth Pool, The Sexy Accident, Calvin Arsenia, Arc Flash, Crystal Clayton, Sinple, Local Natives, Joseph Arthur, and more.

Crystal Clayton

Crystal Clayton

At 10:30 we’ll talk with Kansas City based singer-songwriter Crystal Clayton, who recently released her debut EP, and will play the Ink Magazine Stage at Plaza Art Fair 2016, Saturday, September 24, at 11:00 am. More info at http://www.crystalclayton.com

Howard Iceberg

Howard Iceberg

At 11:00 legendary KC songwriter and musician, Howard Iceberg joins us to talk about his new double album (2 CD Set) recording of 26 new tracks called, “Kansas City Songs.” Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for equipment upgrades.

The Sexy Accident Champagne Babycakes

The Sexy Accident Champagne Babycakes

At 11:30, Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin of The Sexy Accident, and musician Maggie Henehan, join us to talk about, Champagne Babycakes, the band’s 6th release that is also a card game. The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens. The Sexy Accident’s new record includes 12 songs, produced by Seattle legend Steven Henry Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by artist/musician Gavin Snider. The KC based band includes: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys. The Sexy Accident have released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. More information at: http://www.sexyaccident.com

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
or streaming live at kkfi.org

Show #648

WMM Playlist from September 14, 2016

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, September 14, 2016

Joshua Allen of Various Blonde + David Wayne Reed
+ Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber

David Wayne Reed, Moti Rieber, & Barclay Martin on the Set. 14, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

David Wayne Reed, Moti Rieber, & Barclay Martin on the Set. 14, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Joshua Allen, Barclay Martin, & Moti Rieber on the Sept. 14, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Joshua Allen, Barclay Martin, & Moti Rieber on the Sept. 14, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

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

2. Christopher Tolle – “Ulee’s Theme”
from: Early Reflections LP 2016 / 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.]

3. Not A Planet – “Tell The Truth”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals.]

[Not A Planet played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, last Saturday night, September 10 at recordBar, on the same stage with Amanda Fish Band, Kelley Hunt, and Radkey ]

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4. Psychic Heat – “Stranger”
from: “Stranger” / “Starve” – Single / Replay Records / August 23, 2016
[This 7″ was recorded December 2014 by Isaac Flynn at Element Studio in Lawrence Kansas. Both tracks were mixed and mastered by Jim Barnes. J. Evan Herd sings lead vocals and plays guitar on Stranger. He also sings backing vocals on Starve. Tanner Spreer plays guitar on both tracks and keys on Stranger. Sam Boatright sings lead vocals on Starve and plays bass and keys as well. Sam also plays guitar and sings backing vocals on Stranger. Rick Barkosky plays drums and percussion on both tracks. Taryn Blake Miller plays keys and sings backing vocals on starve.]

[Psychic Heat play The Anniversary REUNION SHOW pn Saturday, September 17 at The Bottleneck with Heidi Lynne Gluck, and Illy Pryor .]

5. The Anniversary – “Sweet Marie (Album Version)”
from: Your Magesty / Vagrant Records / January 22, 2002
[Formed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997 by Josh Berwanger, James David, Christian Jankowski, Adrianne Verhoeven and Justin Roelofs. The Anniversary was the solidification of a line-up that had been in flux for a year. After two years of playing shows across with the Midwest with bands that included The Get Up Kids, Braid and Superchunk, The Anniversary signed to Vagrant Records. Originally perceived as a poppy, keyboard-driven emo band with the release of their debut album Designing a Nervous Breakdown in 2000, they developed a stronger, classic rock-influenced sound with the release of a split CD with Superdrag in 2001 and their second full length, 2002’s Your Majesty. After touring heavily throughout 2002 and 2003, The Anniversary began demoing tracks for what would be their third full length. But four years of constant touring and personal strains within the group led to the band’s demise in early 2004.

[Psychic Heat play 09-17 The Anniversary REUNION SHOW on Saturday, September 17 at The Bottleneck with Heidi Lynne Gluck, Psychic Heat, and Illy Pryor.]

10:21 – Underwriting

6. Ray LaMontagne – “Part One – Hey, No Pressure”
from: Ouroboros / Columbia – RCA / 2016
[6th studio album from Raymond “Ray” Charles Jack LaMontagne who was born June 18, 1973. Singer-songwriter, LaMontagne’s six studio albums include: Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova and this year’s Ouroboros, produced by and featuring My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. LaMontagne was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills. Critics have compared LaMontagne’s music to that of Otis Redding, The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.]

[Ray LaMontagne plays Starlight Theatre on Monday, September 19, at 8:00 PM.]

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10:30 – Interview with David Wayne Reed

David Wayne Reed grew up on a farm in Louisburg, Kansas. After graduating from Kansas State University he moved to KC and began appearing in shows at the KC Rep, and earning his Actor Equity Card. David changed paths as he explored the wild side of KC’s independent professional theatre scene as a principal member of Late Night Theatre. David is an actor, writer, raconteur and bon vivant. He has written and directed 9 plays including: Help Yourself, (2015), Mother Trucker (2004), Mother Trucker 2: Ride On (2011) and Jolly Rancher (2012). David is an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient and a Resident Artist at the Fishtank Performance Studio and he joins us to talk about the debut of his new bi-monthy storytelling event: Shelf Life, Saturday, September 17, at 7:00 PM, at The Brick, 1727 McGee St, Kansas City, MO.

David Wayne Reed Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Shelf Life, Saturday, September 17, at 7:00 PM, at The Brick, will focus on the themes of “Winning.”

Stories include: a guy who wins EVERYTHING, a fortuitous mishap with the Stanley Cup, a Guinness Book World Record holder, winning by elimination on a reality tv show competition, and a woman who turned to winning as a way of coping with a family drama.

Featuring: Ray Ettinger, Babette Geer, Peregrine Honig, Zophia McDougal, Dana Joel Nicholson, Ryan Wray, and Abby Wray.

More info at: yourshelflife@gmail.com

11:48

7. Katy Guillen and The Girls – “Pulling Up From The Grooves”
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 w/ Duane Trower. Pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic, & trombonist Ryan Heinlein of The Project H contribute. Production from Paul Malinowski. Mastered at Black Lab in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to their touring schedule, they were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge; they appeared at Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Cruise, International Montreal Jazz Fest.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play The Voodoo Kittens Road Trippin Blues 9th Anniversary, on Saturday, September 17, at Knuckleheads with Stonecutters Union (Benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI)]

8. Erik Voeks – “Ending of The Ending”
from: Ending of The Ending/ It In’t For You – Single / Indep. / Sept 1, 2016
[This release is part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #6. We have participated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks.]

11:00

9. Various Blond – “All Bases Covered”
from: All Bases Covered / The Record Machine / September 16, 2016
[Alternative experimental progressive rock funk pop progressive psychedelic from KC based band. Produced by Adam Mcgill, written by Joshua Allen. Various Blonde was concieved by Joshua Allen in 2008 and has opened for numerous national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Fang Island, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, Wannabe Jalva, and Electric Sixx. Current members Include: Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Adam Mcgill on guitar, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, Mark Lomas on drums. More info at: http://www.variousblonde.bandcamp.com]

[Various Blonde play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, Friday, Sept 16, at 7:00 PM with B R O T H E R.]

11:04- Interview with Joshua Allen

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Multi-instrumentalist, Joshua Allen of the Kansas City based band Various Blonde joins us to share information about his band’s newest album, ALL BASES COVERED, that will be released by The Record Machine, with an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, Friday, Sept 16, at 7:00 PM with B R O T H E R on September 16, 2016. Various Blonde have been recording and releasing music since 2008.

Joshua Allen grew up in Kansas City. Various Blonde was conceived by Joshua Allen in 2008 and has opened for numerous national acts, Russian Circles, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, and Electric Sixx. Various Blonde includes Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Adam Mcgill on guitar, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, Mark Lomas on drums.

Various Blonde played The Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10, at The Living Room for The Record Machine Showcase with B R O T H E R, The Philistines, Westerners, Spirit is The Spirit.

An All Bases Covered Vinyl listening party was at Ollie’s Local, on Tueday, September 13.

Various Blonde Discography:

The Business Years (EP) – February 20, 2011
The Dirty News (EP) – December 11, 2012
Blind Samurai (EP) – February 4, 2013
Sweet Tooth (EP) – July 29, 2014
Summer High (album) – July 29, 2014
All Bases Covered (album) – September 16, 2016 / The Record Machine

11:13

10. Various Blond – “Indigo Children”
from: All Bases Covered / The Record Machine / September 16, 2016
[Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Adam Mcgill on guitar, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, Mark Lomas on drums.]

More information at: http://www.variousblonde.com

11. Various Blond – “Top Down”
from: All Bases Covered / The Record Machine / September 16, 2016

[Various Blonde play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, Friday, Sept 16, at 7:00 PM with B R O T H E R.]

11:30 – Underwriting

12. Barclay Martin Ensemble – “Are You Listening?”
from: Dawn / Independent / June 5, 2008
[Barclay Martin on vocals & guitar, Mark Lowrey on piano, Rick Willoughby on bass, Giuliano Mingucci on drums, Erin McGrane on background vocals & percussion. This release was #1 on our 80 Best Recordings of 2008.]

[Barclay Martin plays the Concert Against Campus Carry, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 PM. with Victor & Penny, and Minimal Animal.]

11:38 – Interview with Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber

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Singer/songwriter Barclay Martin was last on the show two years ago to share music and stories about his travels and work in Madagascar with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. The result of their work was the musical release: The Voices of Unbound: Madagascar. The two friends and band mates spent a month recording music written by the local people of Madagascar. This project was produced by Unbound,

Barclay Martin and Rabbi Moti Rieber join us to discuss the Concert Against Campus Carry, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 PM. Performers include: Victor & Penny, Barclay Martin Ensemble, and Minimal Animal. Proceeds to benefit Kansans Against Campus Carry. This event is presented by Kansans Against Campus Carry, and Kansas Interfaith Action.

Rabbi Moti Rieber is Executive Director of Kansas Interfaith Action.

“CONCERT AGAINST CAMPUS CARRY” at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on September 25, 2016, at 7:30 PM is Part of National “Concert Across America” Against Gun Violence

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, Kansans Against Campus Carry will be hosting a “Concert Against Campus Carry” at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. This concert is a kickoff to our statewide campaign to prevent “campus carry” (the conceal carry of firearms on public college and university campuses in Kansas) from coming into effect, as scheduled, on July 1, 2017.

This concert is also part of a national Concert Across America to End Gun Violence on that same day, which is the Congressionally designated day of Remembrance of Murder Victims. There are over 600 concert events scheduled, and you can see them (and ours) listed at concertacrossamerica.org.

The Lawrence Concert Against Campus Carry is intended to raise awareness of the issue of campus carry, and of our campaign against it. It is also a benefit concert, with proceeds to go for the #failcampuscarry efforts throughout the state.

The concert will feature three musical performers:

Victor & Penny—since 2010, this ukulele-and-guitar duo have been delighting audiences nationally with their deft blend of originals, hot jazz and offbeat pop standards. V&P infuse their music with a strong sense of swing rooted in the riff-driven style of Kansas City jazz to create their own distinctive style.

Barclay Martin Ensemble— A blend of singer/songwriter folk, pop, and world music, Barclay Martin’s songs are a celebration of culture that could only come through traveling the world. Through his love of music and the gift of travel, Martin realized the role that music has to play in celebrating work that uplifts us all. Music can serve as photographs of who we are as people—it can also serve as a reminder of how connected we are.

Minimal Animal—Minimal Animal is a local Lawrence band with a strong student following. Folksy, bluesy, indie rock rich with harmonies – their music is familiar enough to feel comfortable but with enough turns to keep the listener engaged.

11:48

13. Barclay Martin – “Silencer” (Live) 
[Barclay Martin LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios on vocals & guitar. This is a new song he wrote specifically for The Concert Against Campus Carry]

[Barclay Martin plays the Concert Against Campus Carry, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 PM. with Victor & Penny, and Minimal Animal. ]

Tickets, priced at $20 ($10 for students), are available through the Liberty Hall box office and through Liber-tyHall.net. Further information can be found at KansasInterfaithAction.org.

Kansans Against Campus Carry is a project of Kansas Interfaith Action, a statewide, multi-faith, multi-issue advocacy organization working on issues of social, economic, racial and environmental justice in Kansas. It is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations made to the organization are tax-deductible.

Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, thanks for being with us on WMM.

The Concert Against Campus Carry, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 7:00 PM. with Victor & Penny, Barclay Martin Ensemble and Minimal Animal.

More info at: http://kansansagainstcampuscarry.org

11:56

14. Victor & Penny – “You’re A Revelation”
from: Electricity / Victor & Penny / November 16, 2016
[Written by Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling. Victor & Penny were formed in 2010, by Jeff Freling on guitar & vocals and Erin McGrane on ukulele & vocals. Produced by Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Mitch Dane, at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN, featuring Victor & Penny’s fine band, The Loose Change Orchestra with James Isaac on clarinet, soprano saxophone and melodica; Rick Willoughby on upright bass; and trombonist Kyle Dahlquist.]

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

Next week on September 21, Howard Iceberg joins us with new music, also on the show is singer songwriter Crystal Clayton, and The Sexy Accident.

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:

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http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #647

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Jessica Paige + Ron Megee + Jorge Arana Trio

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, August 31, 2016

Jessica Paige + Ron Megee + Jorge Arana Trio

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Schwervon!, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Kelley Hunt, Under The Big Oak Tree, Thom Hoskins, Jorge Arana Trio, Jessica Paige, The Philistines, Labretta Suede & The Motel 6, Marlene Dietrich & Burt Bacharach, Frank Ocean, Lucius, and De La Soul.

Jessica Paige photo courtesy of Colleen Bilzing Photography

Jessica Paige photo courtesy of Colleen Bilzing Photography

At 10:30 Mark talks with Jessica Paige as part of our Crossroads Music Fest SPOT LIGHT series featuring artists participating in the 12th annual CMF on September 10. Jessica grew up on a Kansas Farm and at a very early age found her passion was music and songwriting. Last year Jessica released her self produced debut album, Sweet Nothings, including her single “Beautiful Life.” Jessica has appeared at the Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International, American Idol, and she will also be a part of BravoKC: Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live! , at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, September 2 with KC Ballet, UMKC Conservatory of Music, KC Symphony Chamber Ensemble, Lyric Opera Young Artists, Calvin Arsenia, The Grisly Hand, Hembree, DJ Sheppa, and The Phantastics. More info at: http://www.jesspaige.com

Ron Megee

Ron Megee

At 11:00 Ron Megee of Late Night Theatre joins us to share all of the details of Late Night Theatre’s Night Of Nights Benefit at The Folly Theater, on Friday, September 9, at 8:00 pm, with The Philistines, Bohemian Cult Revival, Jessica Dressler, Andy Chambers, Chadwick Brooks, Widow VonDu, Ron Megee, Ashley Otis, Genewa Stanwyck, Voler Thieves of Flight, That’s Entertainment, Ray Ettinger, Gary Campbell, Russ George, Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Katie Gilchrist, Kita Rose, Shan Bear, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, and many more. More info at: http://www.follytheatre.org

Jorge Arana Trio

Jorge Arana Trio

At 11:30 Mark talks with members of Jorge Arana Trio who are releasing their new album Mammoth on Friday, September 23, on Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio will play their first album release concert at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Friday, September 2, at 9:00 PM, with rock group 34, and Haymaker Records label-mates Riala. On Friday, September 9, at 9:00 PM, the group plays Jackpot in Lawrence, KS with Boston group Bent Knee, and Lawrence doom funk group Hyperbor. The Jorge Arana Trio is Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, and Jason Nash. They were formed in 2011. The vinyl is pressed in limited edition silver vinyl. It is the sixth vinyl release for Haymaker Records and the third from Jorge Arana Trio. More info at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net

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Show #645

WMM Playlist from August 24, 2016

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, August 24, 2016

WMMAug24

Heidi Lynne Gluck + Attic Light + Soul Revival

10:00

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

2. Drugdealer – “Suddenly Ft. Weyes Blood”
from: The End of Comedy / Domino Records / September 9, 2016
[Drugdealer is the musical project started by Michael Collins. He first started recording in Baltimore in 2009. His early albums include: Bong Voyage, Get Ripped or Die Trying, and finally DREAMS in 2010. Over the last few years he has named his projects: Run DMT, Salvia Plath, and Silk Rhodes. Now based in Los Angeles as a songwriter he is greatly influenced by “‘60s rock, soul, and funk and psychedelic.” The lead single “Suddenly” features, allowing Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering on lead vocals. Also included on the new record are: Ariel Pink, Sheer Agony, and members of Mac DeMarco’s live band. This is Drugdealer’s debut LP.]

3. Ruth Acuff – “We Do”
from: We Do – Single / Nation of Love / August 14, 2016
[Ruth Acuff on harp & lead vocals, Jeff Mueller on upright bass & vocals, Drew Lance on percussion & vocals. with, Merry Ellen Kirk, Susan Acuff, Silas Acuff, Mary Leibovich on vocals. Columbia, Missouri based Ruth Acuff released the EP “To The Moon” in November of 2014. She also sings lead in the band The Royal Furs. As a solo artist she is going on tour with dates on SEPT 9 in Toronto/Upstate New York, SEPT 12 in New England, OCT 8 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, OCT 10 & 11 in Louisiana & Southern Mississippi, OCT 14-16 in Florida, and OCT 20 in Knoxville/East Tennessee.]

4. Jerad Tomasino – “Door Number One”
from: Music From the Hit Television Series or A Celebration of Life (Huzzah! / Indep. / Unreleased
[Written and performed by Jerad Tomasino, with Ryan James Carr on drums, and Matthew Gratton on bass. Engineered and mixed by Ross Brown and Mastered by Mike Nolte. Jerad told us that “Door Number One is the beginning of the album’s overall story of renewal; depicts the laying to rest our foundations. The quiet, saturated sound was inspired by vintage records, especially singers like Eydie Gorme and Roberta Flack. To record it, we just got loose in the studio and explored the song. After a short time we had something that felt right, and that’s what you hear on the record.” Jerad Tomasino is originally from Omaha Nebraska. He is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He studied Music Composition at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Jerad was a member of the band Everyday/Everynight, and was cofounder of The Crossroads Summer Block Party and Golden Sounds Records. Jerad is currently working on a new solo album and is a member of the band, Fullbloods. Jerad is also curator and creator of, “The Hit Television Series” a listening party at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. celebrating the album in its long-playing capacity. This track is also available on: How To Keep Dreaming III from The Record Machine released April 8, 2016. Available: http://www.therecordmachine.bandcamp.com. Proceeds benefit Spay & Neuter Kansas City.]

[Jerad Tomasino performs at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30, with Dan Mariska of Minneapolis and Ian Dobyns at The Author and The Illustrator]

[Fullbloods play Blind Tiger, Sat, August 27, at 10:00 pm, with The Conquerors, and Shy Boys, for The Conquerors album release show for their debut full length album Wyld Time on High Dive Records.]

5. The Phantastics – “Cruisin”
from: Closer / Silly Goose Records / December 14, 2013
[Debut EP from 8 member group Kanas City based band formed in December of 2010, that specialize genre-blending hip-hop, mixed with rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul. Members include: Kemet “the Phantom” Coleman on lead vocals, Leigh Gibbs on vocals, JJ Cantrell on lead guitar & vocals, Danny Florez on electric bass & vocals, Ashley Thompson on drums, DJ Mitchell on saxophone, and Austin Quick on keyboards.]

[The Phantastics play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, September 10.]

[The Phantastics play Californis, Sat, August 27 at 9:00 pm with Pink Royal]

6. The Sluts – “Summer Song”
from: The Sluts / Independent / June 17, 2015
[Debut full-length from alternative rock / rock & roll / garage rock / grunge pop – Lawrence based band. All songs written and performed by The Sluts. The Sluts are Ryan Wise on guitar & vocals, and Kristoffer Dover on drums. Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios in Kansas City, MO. The band is the winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Punk Band.]

[The Sluts play Replay Lounge in Lawrence Kansas, Saturday, August 27]

7. Attic Light – “Hot In Kansas City”
from: Hot In Kansas City – Single / Independent / July 22, 2016
[The newest single from Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light who just recently finished several weeks of Midwest tour dates in support of our their second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville and released on March 18. Attic Light is Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums.]

[Attic Light play Springfield, Missouri on Fri, August 26, for Deitra Magazine]

[Attic Light also play Santa Cali Gon Days Fest on Friday, September 2. ]

10:32 – Interview with Nate Bowman

Nate Bowman of the band Attic Light, on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Nate Bowman of the band Attic Light, on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Nate Bowman, is the founder and lead singer of the Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light, who just recently finished several weeks of Midwest tour dates in support of their second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville and released on March 18. Attic Light is Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums. Attic Light just released a new single called, “Hot in Kansas City.” Attic Light will play Springfield, Missouri on Friday, August 26, for Deitra Magazine, Attic Light also play Santa Cali Gon on Friday, September 2.

Nate Bowman, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Attic Light started back in 2012 with Nate and bassist and friend, Patrick Rippeto. They started playing shows and released an EP called Different Shades of Black in 2014. The band found their current drummer Joseph Dillman and guitarist Michael Pittman, and started writing the Exile EP.

Their new single “Hot In Kansas City” was recorded with Joel Nanos at Element Recording in Kansas City.

Along with being a singer and guitarist and songwriter with Attic Light, Nate also works as an Instructor at Park University, and a Stage Carpenter at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and he is working on his PhD at Kansas University.

Nate Bowman graduated from Excelsior Springs High in 2007.

He studied Theatre and Philosophy at Northwest Missouri State University where he graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

Nate focused on Religious Studies at The University of Kansas from August 2013 to May 2015 where he received his Master Degree.

Nate is currently pursuing his PhD in Theatre, at Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas.

Since July 21, 2012, Nathan has been married to Elizabeth Bettendorf Bowman who is originally from Wahoo Nebraska.

In a May 10, 2016 interview with The Pitch Kansas City, Music Editor Natalie Gallagher asked Nate, “Is it hard to stay ambitious with so many obligations?” Nate answered, “With regard to ambition, I think you just have to get out there. We’re not making any money on music sales — any income we have as a band comes from playing shows. So in terms of keeping the band financed, it comes from touring and traveling, and it gets the music out there. I don’t think any of us would say that what we’re doing as a hobby.” Nate continued, “We’re very ambitious, at least from my point of view. It’s not a hobby for us. What little free time I have from my job is spent on the band, because we’re also independent, so I also manage the band. Outside of actually playing and writing and rehearsing, I spend 20 hours a week maintaining our website and social-media presence.”

Attic Light’s second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville contains the song, “Whiskey Love,” the lead single from The EXILE that was also made into a music-video that caught the attention of Paste Magazine, who included it in their May 24, 2016 edition. The video was created in collaboration with by J. Rieger and Co.

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

10:45

8. Attic Light – “Whiskey Love”
from: Exile / Independent / March 18, 2016
[2nd EP from Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light that was recorded in Nashville with Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums.]

[Attic Light play Springfield, Missouri on Fri, August 26, for Deitra Magazine]

[Attic Light also play Santa Cali Gon days Fest on Friday, September 2. ]

10:49 – Underwriting

10:51 – Two bands playing Crossroads Music Fest September 10

9. B R O T H E R – “Mobbin”
from: Mobbin – Single / Independent / Maech 6, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band formed in June of 2015 by Danzell Capers on guitar, synthesizers, & vocals; who wanted to collaborate with other multi-instrumentalists and producers, resulting in the addition of longtime friend Quinn Pudenz on vocals, synthesizers, & guitar; area DJ and producer Brooks Brown on bass, vocals & synthesizers; and Christian Lester on drums. ]

[B R O T H E R play Crossroads Music Fest September 10, 2016.]

[B R O T H E R plays The Tank Room, TONIGHT, August 24, at 7:00 pm, opening for LAYNE.]

10. Caleb Ryan Martin – “Hard Times”
from: Caleb Ryan Martin – EP / Independent / 2015
[Caleb Ryan Martin is an acoustic blues and roots musician from Fayetteville, AR. He has played music all across the midwest region, singing with expressive vocals, playing guitar, and picking the banjo. Caleb started playing shows, festivals, and smoky bars at the age of fourteen and began touring at seventeen. Currently, he averages between 150-160 shows a year..]

[Caleb Ryan Martin plays the Mudstomp Records showcase at Crossroads Music Fest Sept 10.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Peter Schlamb- “Rei”
from: Tinks / Peter Schlamb / July 7, 2014
[Debut album from Peter Schlamb is a vibraphonist based in Kansas City, MO. He recently released his debut album “Tinks” and maintains a busy schedule performing locally, nationally and internationally. Peter spent several years in New York where he attended and graduated from New School University. During his time in New York, Peter recorded and performed with artists including David Binney, Mike Moreno, and Ben van Gelder. Peter currently leads the group Electric Tinks and is a member of the Ben van Gelder Quintet as well as frequently performing with several other ensembles.]

[Peter Schlamb plays The American Restaurant with Mark Lowrey on Friday, August 26]

[Peter Schlamb plays The Blue Room at 18th & Vine, Saturday, August 27 with Saxophonist Tivon Pennicott, Artist in Residence for the Charlie Parker Celebration.]

11:03 – Interview with Desmond Mason and Derick Cunigan

 Desmond Mason and Derick Cunigan of Soul Revival on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Desmond Mason and Derick Cunigan of Soul Revival on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City based musician and keyboard player Desmond Mason is originally from Los Angeles. He went to Southest High school in Kansas City and studied History and Higher Education at UMKC. Desmond has worked at Park University, and the American Jazz Museum. Desmond is a versatile performer and composer, who describes his music as “firmly rooted in KC jazz, R & B, gospel, and hip-hop music and strives to be something that the audience can feel in their spirit.”

Derick Cunigan is a singer, songwriter who is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He works for KCTV Channel 5. Derick joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley with Desmond Mason last year with the band Shades of Jade.

Desmond Mason and Derick Cunigan joined us today to share information about SOUL REVIVAL, an R&B/Soul ensemble that has been garnering attention with their series of performances and have an upcoming show on, Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Road, inside The Westport Flea Market.

Desmond Mason and Derick Cunigan, welcome back to Wednesday MidDay Medley.

SOUL REVIVAL includes:

Desmond Mason on keys,
Paula Saunders on vocals,
Derek Greenwood on bass,
Perry Holliday on drums,
Jeff Stocks on guitar,
Derick Cunigan on vocals.

11:10

12. Soul Revival – “If You Ask Me Again”
from: the band’s latest recording sessions / unreleased
[Words and music from Derick Cunigan. The song was produced by Desmond Mason, and recorded at 64111 Studio with Jazz.]

[SOUL REVIVAL, plays The Buffalo Room, on Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm, at 817 Westport Road, inside The Westport Flea Market. The band will be play classic soul from the 70’s and 80’s.]

13. The Good Hearts – “Bad Production”
from: Bad Production – Single / Independent / December 8, 2015
[Kansas City based folk/pop/soul/gypsy band made up of: Nicole Springer on vocals, guitar, and percussion, Anna Cook on cello, and Roshelle Pekarek on violin, and Aaron Derington on percussion. Bad Production was recorded and produced by Lennon Bone.]

[The Good Hearts play Mills Record Company on Sat, August 27, at 7:00 PM with Abandoned Bells]

14. Psychic Twin – “Hopeless”
from: Strange Diary / Polyvinyl Records / September 9, 2016
[Psychic Twin is Brooklyn based, Erin Fein Rosana Caban, who two and a half years began writing music that would become Psychic Twin. Psychic Twin begins a big 3 month tour tonight, in Brooklyn, that will take her to both coasts, the Midwest, the Great Lakes, the Southwest, and the South. Her closest show to us will be in Lincoln, Nebraska, November 18.]

11:28 – Underwriting

CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SPOTLIGHT

15. 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 plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, Sept 10.]

11:34 – Interview with Heidi Lynne Gluck

Heidi Lynne Gluck on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Heidi Lynne Gluck on the August 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Lawrence, Kansas based songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Heidi Lynne Gluck is a originally from the plains of Manitoba. Heidi Lynne Gluck has collaborated on stage and in the studio with The Roseline, Approach, Josh Berwanger, Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi released the critically acclaimed EP, Only Girl In The Room, last year on Lotuspool Records. Heidi Lynne Gluck has a new, full length album called, Pony Show, that is being this week released through Lotuspool Records, on vinyl. Heidi Lynne Gluck will be playing The Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, September 10.

Heidi Lynne Gluck, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Heidi played the Wednesday MidDay Medley 90.1 FM Day party at the Tank Room with Chase Horseman for this year’s Middle of The Map Fest.

Early influences include: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young

Heidi recently performed at The Riot Room with The Sadies.

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

11:42

16. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Better Homes & Gardens”
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.]

Monique Gabrielle Salazar in her review of Pony Show for KCUR writes, “Close listening to the lyrics reveal Pony Show to be a robust love letter to life, loss and grief written in spindly calligraphy. Pony Show is a beautifully made reliquary which houses those feelings we attribute to being human. Gluck has established herself as a medium for that which haunts us”

Heidi also helps organize Girls Rock Lawrence Summer Rock Camp.

Heidi Lynne Gluck will be playing The Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, September 10.

Heidi Lynne Gluck with The Pony Show Band play The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, Kansas Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 PM for the reuinion show of the band The Anniversary, along with Psychic Heat, & Lily Pryor.

Heidi Lynne Gluck with The Pony Show Band play The Plaza Art Fair on Sept 25.

11:55

17. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Jumping Vows”
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 plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

11:59:30

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

Next week on August 31, The Jorge Arana Trio joins us to talk about their new album Mammoth on Haymaker Records. Also with us next week is Ron Megee of Late Night Theatre who have a big benefit show at the Folly on September 9. And acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jessica Paige joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios for our CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SPOTLIGHT.

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

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Show #644

Wednesday MidDay Medley features: Heidi Lynne Gluck + Attic Light + Soul Revival

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, August 24, 2016

Heidi Lynne Gluck + Attic Light + Soul Revival

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Heidi Lynne Gluck, Soul Revival, Ruth Acuff, Jerad Tomasino, The Phantastics, The Sluts, Peter Schlamb, Attic Light, BROTHER, Caleb Ryan Martin, The Good Hearts, Psychic Twin, and Drugdealer.

Nate Bowman of Attic Light

Nate Bowman of Attic Light

At 10:30 Mark talks with Nathan Bowman, lead singer of the Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light who just recently finished several weeks of Midwest tour dates in support of our their second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville and released on March 18. Attic Light is Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums. Attic Light just released a new single called, “Hot in Kansas City.” Attic Light will play Springfield, Missouri on Friday, August 26, for Deitra Magazine, Attic Light also play SantaCaliGon on Friday, September 2. More info at: http://www.atticlightmusic.com

Soul Revival includes: Desmond Mason on keys, Paula Saunders on vocals, Derek Greenwood on bass, Perry Holliday on drums, Jeff Stocks on guitar, and Derick Cunigan on vocals.

Soul Revival includes: Desmond Mason on keys, Paula Saunders on vocals, Derek Greenwood on bass, Perry Holliday on drums, Jeff Stocks on guitar, and Derick Cunigan on vocals.

At 11:00 musician and keyboard player Desmond Mason joins us to share information about SOUL REVIVAL, and their next upcoming show on, Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Road, inside The Westport Flea Market, (with the entrance located behind the Flea Market). This night of music will featuring Desmond Mason on keys, Paula Saunders on vocals, Derek Greenwood on bass, Perry Holliday on drums, Jeff Stocks on guitar, and Derick Cunigan on vocals. The band will be play classic soul from the 70’s and 80’s. More info at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2585075

Heidi Lynne Gluck

Heidi Lynne Gluck

At 11:30 Mark talks with Lawrence, Kansas based songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Heidi Lynne Gluck who is a originally from the plains of Manitoba. Heidi Lynne Gluck has collaborated on stage and in the studio with The Roseline, Approach, Josh Berwanger, Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi released the critically acclaimed EP, Only Girl In The Room, last year on Lotuspool Records. Heidi Lynne Gluck has a new full length album called, Pony Show that will be released through Lotuspool Records, on vinyl, on Friday, August 26. Heidi Lynne Gluck will be playing The Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, September 10. More info at: http://www.heidilynnegluck.com

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
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Show #644

WMM Playlist from August 17, 2016

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, August 17, 2016

WMMAug17

IVØRY BLACK + Spinning Tree Theatre’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill + The Annual Charlie Parker Celebration

10:00

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

2. The Conquerors – “Turned Me To Stone”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016
[The third single from the first full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

3. 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. 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. 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 play The Riot Room, Friday, August 19 with The Rackatees, and Berwanger]

4. Amado Espinoza – “Magsayaw (feat. Maria Victoria Barron & Jose Luis Bueno)”
from: My Two Sides / Domino Recording Co / December 26, 2015
[A compilation of his best compositions between 2003 and 2011, as a member of various musical grups: TIMPANA, OIL, KUYASHA, MOBY DICK, A 2 LADOS, with the vocalist ANALIA ABAD, TRIBU KONÁ, ALMAS SILENCIOSAS, KAWALA. Recorded and Mixed at Quinto Sol Studios by Manuel Rocha, Cochabamba, Bolivia – July 12, 2012. Columbian born musician Amado Espinoza began formal studies in music at the age of 16, at the Andrés Bello Institute, where he studied classical guitar. He continued his musical education at the Conservatory Milan in Cochabamba, Bolivia, while investigating ethnic instruments from various cultures, like the African djembé, the Bolivian charango, and the Australian didgeridoo. Later he perfected his skills in musical appreciation and musical history with the Professor Alberto Iporre Salinas, ex chairman of the Conservatory of Hungary, and in charango at the Amerindia Academy. In 2000 he dedicated himself to the investigation, recuperation, interpretation, and construction of native instruments from different parts of the world, resulting in the establishment of the Museum of Musical Instruments for the Foundation Luis Ernesto of the Andes, in Marquina, Quillacollo, Bolivia, housing over 500 pieces from six continents. He founded Tribu Kona in 2002, producing 4 albums and performing in Latin America. He was in-house composer for the Circus Theatre El Tapeque between 2011-2012. Since his arrival to Kansas City, MO in 2014, Amado has been seen on TEDxKC, TEDxYouth, Folk Fest, and has been featured with many local bands. He is a recipient of an ArtsKC inspiration grant and Charlotte St. Resident. He is musical director of Latin American band, Ayllu.]

[Amado Espinoza will play the 12th annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 10.]

10:14 – Two songs from President Obama’s Summer Playlist
(www.whitehouse.gov)

5. Manu Chao – “Me Gustas Tu”
from: Próxima Estación: Esperanza / Radio Bembe – Because Music / June 1, 2001
[José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao was born June 21, 1961. He is a French-born musician of Spanish origin. He sings in French, Spanish, English, Italian, Arabic, Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese. Chao began his musical career in Paris, busking and playing with groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos. With friends and his brother Antoine Chao, he founded the band Mano Negra in 1987. He became a solo artist after its breakup in 1995, and tours regularly with his lband, Radio Bemba. Punk & reggae historian Vivien Goldman spoke of his work, “I was writing about Good Charlotte and The Police. They adopted the trappings of punk. They aren’t bad groups, but the punk aspect is more manifested by somebody like Manu Chao. He’s one of the punkiest artists out there I can think of. It’s an inclusionary spirit that is punk.

6. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Green Aphrodisiac”
from: The Heart Speaks in Whispers (Deluxe) / Virgin Records / May 13, 2016
[The 3rd studio album from British singer, songwriter and guitarist from Leeds, West Yorkshire, born February 26, 1979. She released her debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae, in February 2006, and became the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. In 2007, Bailey Rae was nominated for three Grammy Awards and three Brit Awards, and won two MOBO Awards. In 2008, she won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (for her work as a featured artist in Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters)..]

7. Billie Holiday – “Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer”
from: The Blues Are Brewin’ / Verve / 1958 (Compilation album)
[“Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)” written by Wesley Wilson, and also recorded by Bessie Smith and others. This was the A-Side of the 78rpm Jazz single, recorded September 8, 1949, and released on Decca records in 1950 as the A -Side to “Now or Never,” a song written by Billie Holiday and Curtis Reginald Lewis is a jazz song written by singer Billie Holiday, and composer Curtis Reginald Lewis. Billie Holiday’s recording of this songwas in the soundtrack to Lady Sings The Blues, and this song is also included in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Billie Hoiday release 12 studio albums 1952 to 1959, prior to that she released 38 singles between 1934 and 1945. She released 6 live albums and 34 compilation albums. ]

10:30 – Interview with Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst

Andrew Parkhurst and Nedra Dixon on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Andrew Parkhurst and Nedra Dixon on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Nedra Dixon is a Broadway veteran and KC based professional actress, and singer, who has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden, on Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, and in Kansas City at The Unicorn, The Coterie, American Heartland Theatre, and many others. She is a featured vocalist on 12th Street Jump, the locally-produced jazz radio show that is broadcast on 110 NPR stations nationwide, and is a proud member of the Kansas City vocal jazz trio, Book of Gaia, with Angela Hagenbach and Pamela Baskin-Watson.

This month KC theatre audiences can see Nedra Dixon playing Billie Holiday, in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO.

Andrew Parkhurst, is Managing Director of Spinning Tree Theatre, and a co-founder of Spinning Tree, with partner Michael Grayman. Andrew is also the Director of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Andrew grew up in Kansas City and received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Texas Christian University. He has been a member of Actor Equity Association since 1996. As a dancer he has worked with Roman Polanski, he was chosen and directed by Alvin Ailey at age 16 to dance Memoria. Andrew sang and danced on the 2009 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He has been a part of five international productions of West Side Story. He has worked all over the world as an actor and dancer in shows such as: Call Me Madam, La Cage aux Folles, and Evita. He was an original cast member and dance captain of the Broadway touring production of Mamma Mia! for over 2,000 performances. He was in the touring company of Chicago. He has worked as a choreographer on Broadway, and in New York City, across the country, and in Kansas City for The Coterie, Starlight Theatre, New Theatre, and The Midland.

Nedra Dixon and Andrew Parkhurst, thank you for being with us on WMM.

The last time we talked with Andrew Parkhurst on the radio show was back in February when he came on to talk about the musical “13.”

The last time we talked with Nedra Dixon on the radio was when she was on the show last year with Walter Coppage talking about “Black Pearl Sings!”

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL is Spinning Tree Theatre’s 6th season opener

Nedra Dixon portrays Billie Holiday. It’s midnight in March of 1959 at a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s final appearances, just four months before her death. In between funny and heartbreaking stories about her life and career, “Lady Day” sings her most beloved songs including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Crazy He Calls Me,” “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit.”

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL originally premiered in 1986 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, and made its Broadway debut in 2014.

Nedra Dixon (Spinning Tree’s Black Pearl Sings! and Broadway’s Bubbling Brown Sugar) stars as Holiday. Managing Director Andrew Parkhurst directs, with music direction and onstage piano by Gary Green (Broadway’s Master Class).

The 2016-2017 season continues with the Kansas City professional premiere of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s musical Nine (Vigthor Zophoniasson, Lauren Braton, Judy Simmons); an encore production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (Charles Fugate); and the Kansas City professional premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Spinning Tree exclusively utilizes local, professional talent and aims to produce works that celebrate and reflect the diversity of Kansas City itself.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, a Spinning Tree Theatre production,
plays August 11-28, 2016 at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO.

Tickets and performance schedule available by calling Central Ticket Office
(816) 235-6222 or at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com. Limited seating; general admission.

ALSO: Spinning Tree Sings! A Cabaret Fundraiser, featuring the cast of the 2016 production of 13. Conceived and directed by Gary Green, Monday, August 22, 7:00 PM at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO. SpinningTreeTheatre.com of Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222

10:43 – Underwriting

8. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Whole Lotta Problems”
from: Live At Grimey’s / Glassnote Entertainment Group / April 16, 2016
[Special Limited Edition Vinyl 2016 Record Store Day Release. Singer songwriters, Madisen Ward and Ruth Ward, both play guitar, and sing, harmonizing as son and mom. In the past 2 years they have garnered national acclaimed after an appearance at the 2014 Americana Music Fest, they signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full-length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abbiss. They released their first single, “Silent Movies,” the same night they performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Television. They launched a big tour across the United States and traveled to Europe for multiple shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and ten did it all again. They sang and played on the influential British television show, “Later With Jools Holland” They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and the Today Show, and have visited many radio stations. They performed on tour with Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, the Newport Folk Festival, and others, representing KC all over the world. We were the first to play them on the radio!]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play Light Up The Lawn, Friday, August 19, at 7:30 on the front lawn of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas.]

9. of Montreal – “let’s relate”
from: Innocence Reaches / Polyvinyl / August 12, 2016
[14th studio album from Athens, Georgia based band, founded by Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is one of the bands of the Elephant 6 collective. Of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from vaudeville and Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie. Kevin Barnes has described this album by stating, “Forever I’ve been detached from current music. I got into this bubble of only being in some other time period. I came up picking apart the Beach Boys, the Beatles and symphonic pieces. But last year, I was hearing Jack Ü, Chairlift, Arca and others, thinking about low end and sound collage. It was an extra layer to geek out to.”]

10. The Fade – “Better of Us”
from: The Fade / Independent / February 6, 2016
[Indie pop rock from Saint Louis, Missouri, with Ryan Spriggs on lead vocals & guitar, Christopher Bachmann on guitar & vocals & keys, Devon Kirsch on bass & vocals & synth, and Anne Stevenson on drums & vocals.]

[The Fade will play Davey’s Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, w/ American Slim, and IVØRY BLACK.]

CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SPOTLIGHT

11:00 – Interview with IVØRY BLACK and Keenan Franklin

IVØRY BLACK and Keenan Franklin on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

IVØRY BLACK and Keenan Franklin on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Singer, songwriter, rock & roller, IVØRY BLACK was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois. Given up for adopted at the age of four, it was difficult to find trust in people after living with eight different foster families, before running away at 15, moving from Indiana to Oklahoma and eventually ending up in Seattle. In 2011, after a friend sent a plane ticket, Ivory landed in the Kansas City area, and has became a part of new family. Over the past several years Ivory has been performing in singer-songwriter showcases and area venues and on June 23, 2015, Ivory released the debut EP, Ready Get Set.

IVØRY is playing the Crossroads Music Fest, September 10. IVØRY BLACK will play Davey’s Uptown 3402 Main St, Saturday, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade.

IVØRY BLACK, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

IVØRY brought along Keenan Franklin who plays bass in her band.

Since we last talked with IVØRY on the radio her music is being played on other radio stations, including The Bridge. IVØRY has been playing regularly in area music venues, including Middle of The Map Fest, UMKC LGBTQIA Prom, Briarfest, The Susan G Komen Run for the Cure Race and the upcoming Crossroads Music Fest.

IVORY BLACK is currently involved in a name change to IVØRY BLACK. Another artist named Ivory Black, from California, owns the trademark on the name. IVØRY BLACK with the Ø, is the new name. The California based Ivory Black’s attorney is also her father. IVØRY and her manager Klaartje received a “cease and desist” letter giving them a limited time to change their name. IVØRY BLACK is the new name. IVØRY’s manager Klaartje had to delete the EP from their site and iTUNES, and had to change all publishing and social media sites.

Klaartje Van Lue is IVØRY BLACK’s manager and she was the one who helped her find her way to KC.

Born in 1986 Peoria Illinois, IVØRY BLACK is formerly known as Devin James Miclette, set forth on a journey that inspired years of material built by the experiences of their past.

Growing up in a world where music was a way of self expressing oneself and turning to in times of trouble, it was inevitable that IVØRY would turn to it when waters were the roughest. “My parents listened to a lot of classics such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Petty just to name a few”, IVØRY has said. One of which, when a child, IVØRY almost burned out a Robbie Dupree single “Steal Away’’ due to the catchy rhythms and melody of the song. “I wasn’t really allowed to listen to newer things, ultimately cause of how conventional my parents really were.”

11:07

11. IVØRY BLACK – “Third Degree” (Live)
also available on: Ready Get Set EP / Independent / June 23, 2015

IVØRY is playing the Crossroads Music Fest, September 10.

IVØRY BLACK will play Davey’s Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade.

Even though being independent has proven difficult for some musicians to be discovered, Ivory sees no competition but an opportunity to be a part of the underground music scene, and continue to grow and move forward gaining new confidence, and working to get the music out to new listeners.

IVØRY BLACK is currently working on a new album

10:23

12. IVØRY BLACK – “Raging Reality” (Live)
(One of IVØRY’s older songs, written 8 years ago.)

IVØRY BLACK is currently working on a complete revamp of how the shows will be performed. The band is now a 4-piece with a keyboardist/guitarist/back vocalist, drummer, and bass player.

IVØRY BLACK is working to touring next year.

IVØRY BLACK was part of the Ryan Wilks Art exhibition “Gender Treason” at Leedy Voulkos Gallery

IVØRY BLACK will be seen in new series about music and cocktails on The Bridge 90.9

IVØRY BLACK has released a 7-minute EPK, (Electronic Press Kit) where you address your life, running away, coming to KC, and Caroline Gibbs, co-founder of the Transgender Institute.

IVØRY BLACK is playing the Crossroads Music Fest, September 10. IVØRY BLACK will play Davey’s Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade.

11:28 – Underwriting

13. Charlie Parker – “Yardbird Suite”
from: The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes / Independent / Sept 24, 2002
[In March of 1946, Parker composed and recorded “Yardbird Suite” for Dial with a septet that included: Charlie Parker on alto saxophone, Miles Davis on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson, one of bebop’s greatest pianists, Dodo Marmarosa, Arvin Garrison on rhythm guitar, bassist Vic McMillan, and Roy Porter on drums. “Yardbird Suite” is a bebop standard. The title derives from Parker’s nickname “Bird”, respectively “Yardbird”. Far from being a suite, the song follows an AABA form. The “graceful, hip melody, became something of an anthem for beboppers.” There are only three known recordings of Parker himself playing the tune. The first two were recorded with a septet at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on March 28, 1946. The session was supervised & produced by Ross Russell for his Dial Records label. The last take of the tune of originally 4 became the master (takes 2 and 3 are lost), released as 78 shellac single.]

[Charles Parker, Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas, August 29, 1920, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Adelaide “Addie” (Bailey) and Charles Parker. He attended Lincoln High School in September 1934, but withdrew in December 1935, just before joining the local musicians’ union. Parker began playing the saxophone at age 11, and at age 14 he joined his school’s band using a rented school instrument. His father, Charles, was often absent but provided some musical influence; he was a pianist, dancer and singer on the T.O.B.A. circuit. He later became a Pullman waiter or chef on the railways. Parker’s mother Addie worked nights at the local Western Union office. Bands led by Count Basie and Bennie Moten certainly influenced Parker. He played with local bands in jazz clubs around Kansas City, Missouri, where he perfected his technique, with the assistance of Buster Smith, whose dynamic transitions to double and triple time influenced Parker’s developing style. In 1937, Parker played at a jam session at the Reno Club in Kansas City. His attempt to improvise failed when he lost the tune. This prompted Jo Jones, the drummer for Count Basie’s Orchestra, to contemptuously throw a cymbal at his feet as a signal to leave the stage. However, rather than discouraging Parker, the incident caused him to vow to practice harder, and turned out to be a seminal moment in the young musician’s career when he returned as a new man a year later. In 1938 Parker joined pianist Jay McShann’s territory band. The band toured nightclubs and other venues of the southwest, as well as Chicago and New York City. Parker made his professional recording debut with McShann’s band. As a teenager, Parker developed a morphine addiction while hospitalized after an automobile accident, and subsequently became addicted to heroin. He continued using heroin throughout his life, and it ultimately contributed to his death.Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname “Yardbird” early in his career. This, and the shortened form “Bird”, continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as “Yardbird Suite”, “Ornithology”, “Bird Gets the Worm”, and “Bird of Paradise”. Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer. Parker died on March 12, 1955. The official causes of death were lobar pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer, but Parker also had an advanced case of cirrhosis and had suffered a heart attack. The coroner who performed his autopsy mistakenly estimated Parker’s 34-year-old body to be between 50 and 60 years of age. Since 1950, Parker had been living with Chan Berg, the mother of his son Baird (who lived until 2014) and his daughter Pree (who died as an infant of cystic fibrosis). He considered Chan his wife although he never married her, nor did he divorce his previous wife, Doris, whom he had married in 1948. His marital status complicated the settling of Parker’s estate and would ultimately serve to frustrate his wish to be quietly interred in New York City. Parker wished never to return to Kansas City, even in death. He had told Chan that he wanted to be buried in New York, the city he considered his home. Dizzy Gillespie paid for the funeral arrangements and organized a lying-in-state, a Harlem procession officiated by Congressman and Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., as well as a memorial concert. Parker’s body was flown back to Missouri, in accordance with his mother’s wishes. Parker’s widow criticized the dead man’s family for giving him a Christian funeral even though they knew he was a confirmed atheist. Parker was buried at Lincoln Cemetery in Missouri, in a hamlet known as Blue Summit, located close to I-435 and East Truman Road. Parker’s estate is managed by CMG Worldwide.]

11:33 – Interview with John Nobles and John Scott

John Scott and John Nobles on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

John Scott and John Nobles on the August 17, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Third Annual Charlie Parker Celebration commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of legendary jazz great, Charlie Parker, born August 29, 1920, starts tomorrow on August 18 and runs through August 27, in Kansas City Jazz Clubs, at the American Jazz Museum, 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Lincoln Cemetery (home of the Charlie Parker gravesite), and other historical KC locations, The celebration explores and recognizes the legacy of one the most influential saxophonists and jazz icons of all time. The Charlie Parker tribute, continues to grow locally and gain national recognition This year’s Charlie Parker Celebration includes: Jam sessions, a gravesight tribute, a historic jazz tour, and the series of events begins with a presentation by Dr. Ron McCurdy, professor of music at the prestigious Thornton School of Music at USC and former director of the Thelonious Monk Institute, who speaks on The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker, on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30pm. in the Atrium of the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18 St., KCMO.

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

The evening will also include the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42. More information at http://www.americanjazzmuseum.org. Joining us to share inside details on all of the Charlie Parker Celebration events happening through August 29 are KC JazzAlive board member Mr. John Nobles and from Green Lady Lounge, Mr. John Scott.

John Nobles and John Scott, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Parker was born in 1920 in Kansas City, Kan., and moved in 1927 to Kansas City, Mo.—where jazz was flourishing and the city was one of several ports instrumental in ushering in the musical improvisation style of Bebop, that is so identified with Parker.

Parker’s early music lessons occurred in the KC public schools. He began playing alto sax at age 13 and worked occasionally with semi-professional groups before leaving school at age 15 and becoming a full-time musician. For the next four years he would perform primarily in KC with a variety of local blues and jazz groups. His craft was developed mostly through practical experience and listening to older jazz performers. He began traveling to other cities in the late 1930s. He joined Jay McShann’s band, began touring, performed solo in many of McShann’s recordings and soon prominence followed.

As part of the Charlie Parker Celebration, organizers have assembled a series of events that offer performance, education and of course, tributes. The balance of those events are listed below.

***Thursday, August 18, at 6:30pm, Opening Night Reception & Lecture in Atrium of the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18 St. KCMO. The opening event features Ron McCurdy, a professor of music at the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California. His talk is titled, “The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker.” McCurdy is also past president of the International Association of Jazz Education and a consultant to the Grammy Foundation educational programs. Sponsored by American Jazz Museum in cooperation with KC Jazz ALIVE

***Thursday, August 18, 2016, also includes the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42.

***Saturday, August 20, at 9:00am, – Charlie Parker Workshop: The Art of the Jam Session with Tivon Pennicott, artist in residence for 2016 Charlie Parker Celebration. Using the music of Charlie Parker and the historic social incubator of the jam session, students of all ages will get the inside scoop on jam sessions. We will discuss the skills needed, what to expect, and how to be prepared for the experience. The session will include improvisation instruction with top local players and an actual jam session where the students get to sit-in with KC’s best. Artist-in-Residence (AIR)—two-time Grammy winner Tivon Pennicott, a tenor saxophonist, will participate in many CPC events including accompanying local artists at the participating Charlie Parker Celebration jazz clubs. He released his debut album, Lover of Nature, in 2014.

***Saturday, August 20, Tour de Jazz — a bike ride that explores historic and contemporary sites in KC’s vibrant music scene. Hear great music along the route, learn about local jazz history, and discover beautiful neighborhoods. The 50-mile ride originates from the 18th & Vine Jazz District at 3 p.m. There are also a 30-mile bike tour (4 p.m.) and a family-friendly 10- mile tour (5 p.m.).

***Tuesday, August 23, at 5:00am – 6:30 pm, “We Remember Bird” in Atrium of the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18 St. KCMO – “We Remember Bird” a panel discussion explores stories of Kansas City Elder statesmembers and special guests. Panelists include Elvis “Sonny” Gibson, Grant “Groovy Grant” Hopkins, and 96-year-old Bernice Todd (widow of Parker’s friend Oliver Todd), jazz poet Daniel Jaffe, with special guests Kim Parker (daughter of Charlie Parker), and CPC Artist-in-Residence Tivon Pennicott. Moderated by Steve Penn (Coda Jazz Fund Chair). Sponsored by Kansas City Jazz ALIVE, American Jazz Museum, Church’s Chicken and the Elder Statesmen of Kansas City Jazz.

***Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm, “Live Bird” A One Man Play By Jeff Robinson at Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Boulevard, KCMO – At Charlie Parker Celebration Festival. Live Bird, is a one-man play written by playwright, director and saxophonist Jeff Robinson, celebrates the life of jazz legend and alto saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker. It is set in a bar in Harlem, NY in 1954. Bird talks about his days in Kansas City, talks to imaginary characters, imitates Lester Young and plays some of his songs.. Sponsored by the Green Lady Lounge in recognition of the Charlie Parker Celebration.

***Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am to 1:30pm – A Kansas City Jazz Historical Tour, at 18th & Vine District and select KC jazz sites. Hosted by jazz historian Chuck Haddix, the tour visits special sites in Kansas City that played a significant role in the life and development of Charlie Parker. The two-part tour begins at 10 a.m. at the American Jazz Museum with a walking tour of the Jazz District including details about Parker’s impact on the District. Venues on the tour include Lincoln Hall, El Capitan Club, Ol’ Kentuck BarBQ Local 627/Mutual Musicians Foundation, Lucille’s and Paseo Hall. Then the tour proceeds to Lincoln Cemetery for the annual Charlie Parker “21 Sax Salute.” Sponsored by KC Jazz Alive and KCTG (Kansas City Transportation Group).

***Saturday, August 27, at Noon, Graveside Memorial, 21 Sax Salute and a Birthday Celebration, followed by 1:30pm reception,Happy Birthday Bird!, at Lincoln Cemetery, Reception at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center – The annual musical salute originally created by KC Jazz Legends Eddie Baker and Ahmad Alaadeen, this event will feature a host of KC’s finest musicians in a stunning salute at the site of Charlie Parker’s grave at Lincoln Cemetery in east Kansas City (Truman Road and Blue Ridge Blvd.). The day includes a special reception hosted by the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. Presented by the Kansas City Jazz Advocates, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in cooperation with Kansas City Jazz ALIVE.

***Saturday, August 29, at 8:30pm, American Jazz Museum, Blue Room – Happy Birthday Bird! Capstone Showcase Concert. A special performance featuring Peter Schlamb. Sponsored by the American Jazz Museum in recognition of the Charlie Parker Celebration.

KC JazzAlive board member John Nobles told us more about Kansas City Jazz ALIVE: The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to build AWARENESS, serve as a LISTENING body, provide a platform for integrating IDEAS, function as a VOICE, provide EXPOSURE to resources, and unite the Kansas City jazz community. As a catalyst organization—supporting artists, enthusiasts and venue owners, we strive to “raise the tide that lifts all jazz boats.” http://www.kcjazzalive.org

John Scott talked about Green Lady Lounge, at 1809 Grand Boulevard, KCMO, where live Jazz is presented seven days a week.

This year’s Charlie Parker Celebration at the American Jazz Museum commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of legendary jazz great Charlie Parker. The series of events begins with a presentation by Dr. Ron McCurdy, professor of music at the prestigious Thornton School of Music at USC and former director of the Thelonious Monk Institute, who speaks on The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18 St., KCMO. That evening will also include the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42.

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

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

11:47

14. Tivon Pennicott & Sound Quartet – “Lover of Nature (feat. Mike Battaglia)”
from: Lover of Nature / Independent / November 25, 2015
[Debut recording from two-time Grammy winner Tivon Pennicott, a tenor saxophonist, who is in Kansas City as Artist-in-Residence for the Charlie Parker Celebration. Tivon Pennicott, will participate in many CPC events including accompanying local artists at the participating Charlie Parker Celebration jazz clubs. On Saturday, August 20, at 9:00am, Tivon Pennicott presents a Charlie Parker Workshop: The Art of the Jam Session. Using the music of Charlie Parker and the historic social incubator of the jam session, students of all ages will get the inside scoop on jam sessions. We will discuss the skills needed, what to expect, and how to be prepared for the experience. The session will include improvisation instruction with top local players and an actual jam session where the students get to sit-in with KC’s best.]

15. Creative Adult – “I Can Love”
from: Fear of Life / Run For Cover Records / August 5, 2016
[Creative Adult’s sophomore full-length Fear of Life finds the band peeling back some of their chaotic, fuzzed out psychdelia in favor of a newfound sense of melody. Taking cues from The Smiths and Oasis, jangly and melodic guitar lines weave their way through smoky, atmospheric west coast post punk. Recorded with Jack Shirley at his Atomic Garden studio, Fear of Life is Creative Adult at its best with just the right amount of polish to help guide through the hypnotic layers of sonic haze. Punk and alternative San Francisco based band formed in 2012, with Scott Phillips, RJ Phillips, Michael Bingham, James Rogers, Michael Fenton, and Anthony Anzaldo.] 

11:55:30

16. Beach House – “Majorette”
from: Thank Your Lucky Stars / Sub Pop / October 16, 2015
[Thank Your Lucky Stars is the sixth studio album by American dream pop band Beach House from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2004. The band consists of French-born Victoria Legrand (vocals, keyboards) and Baltimore native Alex Scally (guitar, keyboards)z. It was co-produced by the band and Chris Coady, and was released on October 16, 2015, on Sub Pop and Bella Union. The album was released less than two months after their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry. Described by the band as “not a companion to Depression Cherry, or a surprise, or b-sides,” Thank Your Lucky Stars received mostly positive reviews from critics.]

[Beach House plays Kansas City at the Uptown Theatre on Saturday, August 20]

11:59:30

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

Next week, August 24, we continue to spotlight Crossroads Music Fest artists with Heidi Lynne Gluck join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Also joining us on the show is Nathan Bowman of Attic Light and musician Desmond Mason.

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:

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http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #643

Wednesday MidDay Medley features Nedra Dixon + IVØRY BLACK + Charlie Parker

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, August 17, 2016

IVØRY BLACK + Spinning Tree Theatre’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill + The Annual Charlie Parker Celebration

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Amado Espinoza, The Conquerors, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, IVØRY BLACK, The Architects, the Fade, of Montreal, Creative Adult, Corinne Bailey Rae, Manu Chao, Beach House, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker.

Nedra Dixon plays Billie Holiday in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO.

Nedra Dixon plays Billie Holiday in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Nedra Dixon who plays Billie Holiday, in Spinning Tree Theatre’s, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” currently running Wednesday through Sundays, through August 28, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee, KCMO. Broadway veteran and KC based actress, Nedra Dixon portrays Billie Holiday in 1959, towards the end of her life, in one of her final appearances, with heartbreaking stories interwoven with many of Lady Day’s most beloved songs including, “Strange Fruit.” “God Bless The Child,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.” More info at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

IVØRY BLACK

IVØRY BLACK

At 11:00 Singer, songwriter, rock & roller, IVØRY BLACK returns to play live on the show. IVØRY BLACK was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois. Given up for adopted at the age of four, it was difficult to find trust in people after living with eight different foster families, before running away at 15, moving from Indiana to Oklahoma and eventually ending up in Seattle. In 2011, after a friend sent a plane ticket, Ivory landed in the Kansas City area, and has became a part of new family. Over the past two years Ivory has performed for Middle of the Map Fest, UMKC, and multiple singer-songwriter showcases. IVØRY BLACK’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released on June 23, 2015. IVØRY is playing the Crossroads Music Fest, September 10. IVØRY BLACK will play Davey’s Uptown 3402 Main St, August 20, with American Slim, and The Fade.

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

At 11:30 we’ll talk with representatives this year’s Charlie Parker Celebration at the American Jazz Museum commemorating the 96th anniversary of the birth of legendary jazz great Charlie Parker. The series of events begins with a presentation by Dr. Ron McCurdy, professor of music at the prestigious Thornton School of Music at USC and former director of the Thelonious Monk Institute, who speaks on The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18 St., KCMO. That evening will also include the unveiling of a new exhibit about Bird’s formative years in Kansas City, A Musician in the Making: Charlie Parker in Kansas City, 1920-42. More information at http://www.americanjazzmuseum.org.

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Show #643

WMM Playlist from August 10, 2016

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, August 10, 2016

The Uncouth + Chico Sierra + American Slim

WMM081019

10:00

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

2. Car Seat Headrest – “Fill in the Blank”
from: Teens of Denial / Matador / May 20, 2016
[Originally a started as a solo recording project by 24 year old, Will Toledo, in Leesburg, Virginia. Toledo chose the name “Car Seat Headrest” after recording the vocals of his first albums in the back seat of his car, for privacy. Car Seat Headrest released 12 albums on Bandcamp. Toledo’s production has gradually grown less lo-fi, but he still remains an effective example of the DIY ethic. Toledo saw a large influx of new fans with his 2011 release Twin Fantasy, which has become the most popular of his self-released albums. In September 2015, Car Seat Headrest announced on his Facebook page that he had signed an album deal with Matador Records. In October 2015, Car Seat Headrest released the compilation album, Teens of Style under the label. This was his first album that was not self-released via Bandcamp. The new album, Teens of Denial, was created with traditional studio processes. Car Seat Headrest is currently on tour presenting material from their latest album Teens of Denial as a full band.]

3. The Royal Furs – “Can’t Catch Me”
from: Can’t Catch Me / / June 19, 2016
[Fuzzed out psychedelic dance rock from Columbia, MO. Tracks were recorded by Mike Danger at Seasick Studios and mixed and mastered by Jeff Mueller. Ruth Acuff on lead vocals, Mike Danger on guitar & vocals, Diggy Splash on drums, Josh Wrong on bass & vocals. Aarik Danielsen, of the Columbia Daily Tribune writes, “The members of The Royal Furs, who have been heard in other contexts, clearly are having a blast together. The band’s sound has a libertine glee to it that is true to the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. What’s more, Acuff’s strong presence and the sheer musicality of her bandmates provides something fresh and energizing to find in each listen. This is woozy, rousing fun.”]

4. Wild Beasts – “Big Cat”
from: Boy King / Domino Recording Co / August 5, 2016
[Indie rock from the UK. They released their first single, “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants”, on Bad Sneakers Records in Nov. 2006, and then signed to Domino Records. They’ve released 4 acclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto (2008), Two Dancers (2009), Smother (2011), Present Tense (2014). In 2002, Queen Katherine School students Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the duo Fauve, the French term for “wild beast”, and began writing songs. In January 2004, drummer Chris “Bert” Talbot and bassist Gareth “Gaz” Bullock, joined and the band’s name became Wild Beasts. The quartet recorded their eponymous demo EP in June 2004. In September 2005, the band relocated to Leeds and Tom Fleming replaced Bullock as full-time bassist.]

10:15

5. Tidy Hippy – “Death Accesssory”
from: Tidy Hippy EP / Independent / January 15, 2016
[Written, recorded, and produced by Hannah Copeland and Matthew Dunehoo. Tidy Hippy is a Kansas City based band formed by Hannah Copeland of KCUR 89.3 FM, and Matthew Dunehoo of Doris Henson, Baby Teardrops, and Loose Park. Hannah Copeland told Bryan Voell of the Johnson County Library, “Our songs usually start with a Matt playing a lick on his guitar at band practice. I will add a beat, and if the beat and melody feel right, we’ll keep jamming until we have made parts to a complete song. We usually add lyrics after we write our songs. My lyrics are mostly narrative, and Matt uses lots of wordplay with subtle themes. I wrote the lyrics to “Death Accessory,” an anthem calling lawmakers to allow Midwestern cities to make their own gun laws that fit the needs of their city, not their mostly rural state.. We sing together, separately, and in harmony.” Matthew Dunehoo added, in this same Johnson County Library website piece written by Btyan Voell, “Getting to practice in Hannah’s parents’ home has been an incredible luxury, especially after living in NYC and practicing in overpriced inhospitable 3’x3′ ovens. There’s always TP and her mom is an awesome cook. I always want to just crank tunes out willy-nilly without condemning them to death too soon. Hannah seems mostly on board.”]

[Tidy Hippy play The Bottleneck, TONIGHT, Wednesday, Aug 10, with Quiet Oaks, and Varma Cross]

6. Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: Your Condition / Reasons – Single / Independent / August 1, 2016
[Erik tells us this release is part of a series where he is releasing a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #5. We have particiated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Thanks: Coleen, Mary, The Thebeaus, Troy Van Horn, Miss America.]

10:24 – Two bands playing Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10

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

[Not A Planet play the Spirit of KC Fest, at CrossroadsKC, Froiday, August 12, with The Rainmakers, Yes You Are, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Pink Royal!!!]

[Not A Planet play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

8. Michaela Anne – “Won’t Go Down”
from: Bright Lights and the Fame / Kingswood Records / May 13, 2016
[Recorded at Farmland Studio in Nashville, the follow up to her 2014 album, Ease My Mind singer-songwriter Michaela Anne recently relocated from Brooklyn to Nashville, Bright Lights and the Fame was produced by Dan Knobler, a guitarist who’d often performed live with Michaela Anne. He had run the successful Mason Jar Music audio-video company in Brooklyn before opening his Gooseland Palace studio in Nashville, where the album was mixed. When it was time to start recording, Michaela Anne and her band mates worked together in one room, cutting basic tracks live at Farmland. Michaela Anne told writer Michael Hill,“I was in New York for ten years and I still feel like a New Yorker in many ways,” Michaela Anne admits, “but a lot of things about New York were stressful for me. A lot of my more introspective, self-reflecting songs probably dominated my records because that was what was dominating my mind. Moving to Nashville was kind of a dream experience, almost like I was experiencing my younger days. It’s such a vibrant, intimate and creative community. People actually want to get together and play music together every day and write songs. You go out and see the same friends you saw the night before. You start to get to know people. You go to a local bar and see the songwriters who wrote George Strait’s biggest hits or you run into Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. You can’t help but be inspired and changed.”]

[Michaela Anne plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

10:30 – Underwriting

9. The Uncouth – “Same Old Story”
from: Jonesy’s War / Teenage Heart Distro /August 12, 2016
[Debut EP from KC based, modern American Oi! band formed in 2010. Cody Blanchard on lead vocals & guitar, CJ Wilson on lead guitar & vocals, Todd Rainey on drums, and Steve Gardels on bass. Recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, Produced by Johnny Starke.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Saturday, August 27, with Red Kate.]

Cody Blanchard, CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels, are the members of the Kansas City based, modern American Oi! band, The Uncouth. Last year The Uncouth released their first 7” single, “KC United” as part of the Too Much Rock Single Series. The band is now set to release their debut EP, Jonesy’s War, to be available on vinyl and digital download through Teenage Heart Distro. The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band. The Uncouth also play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Sat, Aug 27, with Red Kate.

CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley. (Cody Blanchard was unable to be with us.)

The Uncouth are a modern American Oi! band, Oi! is an often misunderstood genre but is a passionate, working class music inspired by bands like The Clash and Blitz. The music is part of the variety of Punk sounds and scenes.

In the press materials for Jonesy’s War, it is written that “The Uncouth don’t play into genre cliches” and “with ringing guitar solos and songs about real life, they are a far cry from the tired march-a-longs and tough guy fairytales” that has watered-down the scene.

The Uncouth have been a band since 2010, and are part of Kansas City’s multiple Punk rock scenes.

The Uncouth made these recordings w/ Joel Nanos at Element Recording during fall 2015.

The record was produced by Johnny Starke, who is also the owner of Teenage Heart Records and serves as the band’s manager, and is a lover of music and this genre of music.

10:44

10. The Uncouth – “Madness on The Streets (Radio Edit)”
from: Jonesy’s War / Teenage Heart Distro /August 12, 2016
[Debut EP from KC based, modern American Oi! band formed in 2010. Cody Blanchard on lead vocals & guitar, CJ Wilson on lead guitar & vocals, Todd Rainey on drums, and Steve Gardels on bass. Recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, Produced by Johnny Starke.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Saturday, August 27, with Red Kate.]

Interview with The Uncouth

Steve Gardels, CJ Wilson, and Todd Rainey, joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Steve Gardels, CJ Wilson, and Todd Rainey, joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Cody Blanchard – lead vocals and guitar in The Uncouth. Also played in Go Generation. Cody serves as Head Camera Creep at KYR Photography, he is also a proud Dad.

CJ Wilson – lead guitar and vocals. With Cody he writes most of the band’s songs. He has also played with Cody Blanchard in the Ramones tribute band, Rockets To Russia.

Todd Rainey – drums. Todd is a music lover. He works in the Wine and beverage industry. He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1988. Todd is also a dad.

Steve Gardels – bass guitar. Steve is also the drummer in The Philistines. He works in Media Center at Kansas City Art Institute. Steve is a “Fixer” at Gnarly Enterprises. He studied Digital Filmmaking and Photography-New Media at Kansas City Art Institute. Steve is from Omaha, Nebraska

The Uncouth – Jones’s War
Song by song Reviews by Jerry at Oi! Of America blog

http://www.oiofamerica.blogspot.com

“Madness On The Streets.”
– “rioting, chaos, and, well, madness occupying our streets with increasing frequency. Sonically, this song is a riot. Its full of machine gun drums, rocking rhythms, and sing-a-long choruses.

“Same Old Story.”
– “A song hitting kind of close to home. We all get older and at some point we find ourselves stuck in the rat race. After a while we all start to reminisce about days gone by. You may be stuck working your 5 day, 40 hour week, but your memories of the past won’t fade. They’re an oasis in the ominous desert of growing up.”

“Jonesy’s War,”
– “rounds out the first half of the record. A tune that tells the tale of a marine who is unable to forget his service and the war that he internalizes. For being a somewhat heavy song, it’s still rocking and packed with sing-a-long choruses. ”

“Got Me Wrong” and “Stand Up”
– “continue to showcase The Uncouth in all their street rock n roll glory.”

“Living Wage.”
– “thematically, something every working man or woman can fully understand. An ode to be being underpaid and the struggle that comes trying to make ends meet. Relatable in 2016 where the fashion of the day is to shit on the middle and working classes. How do you connect with an audience? Write heartfelt, genuine songs to which everyone can easily relate.”

The Uncouth’s first release was the 7″ single, “KC United”, part of the Too Much Rock Single Series.

Too Much Rock, 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 Single Series is a collection of 45 RPM singles that feature one original song with one cover song selected by Too Much Rock for the band. 500 limited edition copies are pressed and given to the band to sell as merchandise at shows and at local record stores. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, and Josh Berwanger Band have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.co

Jonesy’s War is for fans of The Clash, 4-Skins, Blitz, and Last Resort.

Jonesy’s War is a 6-song EP available on vinyl (limited edition colored vinyl available!) and digital download exclusively through Teenage Heart Records.

Jonesy’s War was manufactured in the USA on high quality vinyl, each order comes with a download card and packaged in a heavy jacket, full color inner sleeve, and a double sided lyrics sheet. This album is a piece of art! Available in Europe through Randale Records on grey marble wax, but we kept a few for our four packs which includes all three colors of Jonesy’s War and a super limited hand numbered test pressing.

CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels, thanks for being with us in Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:54

11. The People’s Punk Band – “Soldier”
from: Soldier – Single / Independent / March 17, 2015
[5-piece band from Emporia and Lawrence, Kansas, with: Tim Mohn, Jimmy Kegin, Ean Kessler, James Ehlers, and Jason Meier. Featuring Gregg Todt on drums. Recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab, mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://www.peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com]

[The People’s Punk Band play The Uncouth Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies.]

10:56 – Playing Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10

12. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Mercury Rising”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kamsas 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 plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck will be with us LIVE on WMM in two weeks on August 24.]

11:01 – Station ID

13. Minden – “Sheila”
from: Sweet, Simple Things / Hit City U.S.A. / August 5, 2016
[Formed in Kansas City and now based in Portland Oregon, with Casey Burge on vocals & guitar & keys, Lia Gist on vocals, Ryan Johnson on drums & percussion, Papi Fimbres on percussion, Evan Houston on bass & guitar, James Taylor on guitar, and Dan Talmadge on synths & keys. All songs written by Casey Burge. Produced by Jeremy Sherrer. Recorded & mixed by Jeremy Sherrer at Ice Cream Party. Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters. All songs performed by Minden.]

11:04 – Interview with Chico Sierra

Chico Sierra plays live on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI.

Chico Sierra plays live on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI.

Artist, poet, musician, Chico Sierra joins us to discuss his first book of poems, Air Becomes Glass, though the POP POETRY series from Spartan Press & Prospero’s Books. Chico Sierra grew up in El Paso, Texas. He writes that he “began crossing borders, back and forth between Mexico and the United States.” Chico wrote that “oftentimes boarders are blurry.” Chico has has spent time living in Mexico, Canada, Germany and the Philippines. The cultures that Chico experienced in these countries, as well as the theme of blurring borders can be found in Chico’s art, poetry and music.

The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Sat, Aug 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO.

Chico Sierra, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Chico uses different mediums of expression, working in commercial art, graphic design, illustration, painting, murals, screen printing, photography, writing, poetry and music.

To see Chico Sierra’s artwork, photography, writing, blog, music visit: http://www.chicosierra.com

Chico’s Life Timeline

1980 – March 15, born

1981 – Moved Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1991

1995 – started writing in high school Irvin High School, El Paso, Texas

1997 – Graduated from Irvin High School, El Paso, Texas

1998 – Traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Calgary, Alberta

2000 – Traveled to Cebu City, Philippines

2004 – Moved to Kansas City, Missouri

2010 – Traveled to San José, Costa Rica

2016 – Works as Head of Digital Marketing Spyn Studio Kansas City, Missouri

11:12

14. Chico Sierra – “Drop Like A Stone” (Live)
original song by Chico Sierra on vocals and acoustic guitar

[The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Saturday, August 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO.]

PIT Poetry Open Mic precedes the featured reading by Chico, from 7-8. Sign ups start at 6:30.

Chico’s featured reading will begin at 8:30 sharp, with a book signing party and poetic mixer after.

11:20

15. Jason Sierra – “Sometimes We Break” (Live)
original poem written and read by Chico Sierra from his new book, Air Becomes Glass

Chico wrote in his blog about the recent tragedy in Orlando and the murder of 49 people at Club Pulse
…“ I have never felt more accepted by any group of people as I have by the LGBT community. From middle school to now I have always had the support of a gay, lesbian, bi, transgender friend and without that acceptance I’m not sure I would have made it.”

11:22

16. Jason Sierra – “Coal Mine” (Live)
original song by Chico Sierra on vocals and acoustic guitar

Chico is a participant in The Latino Writer’s Collective

Chico Sierra is part of the team that produce The Day of the Dead installations at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Chico’s most recent mural art can be found in the bathroom at miniBar

11:25

17. Jason Sierra – “Ponds” (Live)
original poem written and read by Chico Sierra from his new book, Air Becomes Glass

Chico Sierra, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Saturday, August 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO. PIT Poetry Open Mic precedes the featured reading from 7-8. Sign ups start at 6:30. Featured reading at 8:30 sharp – Hang out after for book signing party and poetic mixer.

To see Chico Sierra’s artwork, photography, writing, blog, music visit: http://www.chicosierra.com

11:27 – Underwriting

18. Calvin Arsenia – “Kansas City Baby”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 17, 2016
[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 all over town, including showcases at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and collaborations with bands like My Brothers and Sisters. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia is getting ready to release a new album in the fall. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program for artists in the Kansas City metro area and across the Mid-America Arts Alliance five state region. ]

[Calvin Arsenia with Josh Enyart on drums, Landon Hambright on bass, and Rob Rice on guitar, play Madrigall, 1627 Oak St, KCMO, on Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PM.]

CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SPOTLIGHT!

Mikala Petillo, Nathan Jurries, Jacob Newland, and Patrick Newland of American Slim on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Mikala Petillo, Nathan Jurries, Jacob Newland, and Patrick Newland of American Slim on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

19. American Slim – “Dancing With The Sun”
from: Dancing With The Sun – Single / American Slim / unreleased track
[Remixed, re-recorded by Joel Nanos from one of the tracks from American Slim, debut EP, originally released December 18, 2015. The KC based 4-piece band was formed in 2012 by Nathan Jurries on guitar; Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals; Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals; and Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk, blues, and americana and all members play multiple instruments, including ukulele, and banjo. More information at: http://www.americanslimband.com ]

[American Slim play Davey’s Uptown, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with Ivory Black and The Fade]

[American Slim play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

11:37 – Interview with American Slim

(Recorded Sunday, August 7, 2016 in 90.1 FM KKFI’s Production Studio)i

Nathan Jurries on guitar.
(Originally from St. Louis, now lives in Parkville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior Park Hill South High School)

Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals
(From Smithville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior at Smithville High School)

Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals
(From Smithville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior at Smithville High School)

Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums.
(Originally from KCK. Graduated from Park Hill South in 2016. Works at KC Music Store & KC Music Academy)

Upcoming Shows:

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:00 PM – Summer Tour II – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia
Sat, Aug 20 @ 7:00 PM – Davey’s Uptown, Kansas City, Mo 64111
Sat, Aug 27 @ 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM – American Legion, Smithville, MO 64089
Sat, Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – Paul and Jacks, North Kansas City, Mo
Fri, Sep 9 @ 9:00 PM – LLwelyn’s Pub , Overland Park, KS 66223
Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:00 PM – Crossroads Music Festival (Nathan Jurries 18th B-Day)

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

11:55:30

20. American Slim – “One”
from: One – Single / American Slim / unreleased track
[Remixed, re-recorded by Joel Nanos from one of the tracks from American Slim, debut EP, originally released December 18, 2015. The KC based 4-piece band was formed in 2012 by Nathan Jurries on guitar; Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals; Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals; and Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk, blues, and americana and all members play multiple instruments, including ukulele, and banjo. More information at: http://www.americanslimband.com ]

[American Slim play Davey’s Uptown, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with Ivory Black and The Fade]

[American Slim play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

11:59:30

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

Next week, August 17, Ivory Black returns to play live on the show. Ivory is participating in 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest on September 10, and will play Davey’s Uptown on August 20th, with American Slim, and The Fade. Also next week we’ll talk with company members of Spinnng Tree Theatre’s upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and we’ll also talk with participants of The Annual Charlie Parker Celebration at The American Jazz Museum.

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

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