Wednesday MidDay Medley features Gamelan Genta Kasturi + Haymaker Records + Run With It

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Patrick Alonzo Conway of Gamelan Genta Kasturi
+ Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records + Run With It

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Run With It, Akkilles, Hermon Mehari, Crystal Rose, Rae Fitzgerald, Kemet The Phantom, Mysterious Clouds, Kristie Stremel, The Sexy Accident, Goldfrapp, Judith Owen, Roxy Music, and Chuck Berry.

At 10:30 Patrick Alonzo Conway of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi joins us to discuss their “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc. Gamelan Genta Kasturi featuring I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family perform Saturday, March 25, at 7:30pm, at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. There will also be a Hands-On-Workshop for the general public held at 6pm on Thursday March 23 at Arts Dojo (3130 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64110. All events are FREE and open to the public. More info at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

At 11:00, Mark welcomes Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records who joins us to talk about the release of the 2nd volume of the Fairgrounds compilation series presented by Haymaker Records. This 16-track professionally produced release features artists on the Haymaker label as well as friends of the label and showcases new and unreleased tracks across a variety of musical genres. The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, Friday, March 24, at 9:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. More info at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net

At 11:30 AM, members of the band Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP, How To Start A Fire, recorded with producer Josh Gleave. The EP’s first single, ‘I Need A Light’ has garnered the attention of the Nashville independent label, Southern Valley. The Kansas City based trio includes: Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on Drums. The Run With It – EP Release Party, is Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Crystal Rose and Cudo. More information at: http://www.runwithitband.com

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Show #674

Wednesday MidDay Medley Playlist from March 15, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Barry Lee & Dave Storms of Broken Arrows
+ Mikal Shapiro

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

2. Joey Bada$$ – “Land of the Free”
from: ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ / Pro Era – Cinematic Music / April 7, 2017
[The second single from the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Joey Badass. Born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20, 1995. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mixtapes. He released his debut mixtape, 1999, in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013. His debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, was released January 20, 2015. In July 2016, he made his television debut on the USA Network series Mr. Robot.]

3. The Magnetic Fields – “’69: Judy Garland”
from: 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch Records / March 10, 2017
[50 Song Memoir is the eleventh studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. 50 Song Memoir is an autobiographical concept album that chronicles the first 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life, with one song for each year that he has lived. Stephin Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday on February 9, 2015. The album was produced by Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. Merritt sings on all fifty tracks and plays more than one hundred instruments throughout. 50 Song Memoir is available in five-LP and five-CD editions that include an interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Stephin Merritt, and as a bound book. The fully staged live shows in support of 50 Song Memoir are directed by José Zayas. The Magnetic Fields have been expanded to include an additional three musicians for the tour, with each of the seven playing seven different instruments. On the tour the band play the entirety of 50 Song Memoir in two halves across two nights at each venue.]

4. The Tamborine Club – “At the Time”
from: Chameleon / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Kansas City based psych-pop band with Bryan Lamanno on lead vocals. guitars, kazoo, bass, ukulele; Justin Brooks on Drums; Jeff Mundinger on bass, and Rachael Trader. Mixed / mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Drums recorded by Brett Pippin at Alchemie Audio. All other audio recorded by Bryan Lamanno. All songs written by Bryan Lamanno. for more info: http://www.tambourineclub.bandcamp.com]

[The Tambourine Club play miniBar, Tues, March 21, at 9:00 pm w/ Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts, and HMPH.]

[The Tambourine Club play the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Fri, March 24, with Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

10:14 – Underwriting

5. Valerie June – “Astral Plane”
from: The Order of Time / June Time – Concord Music / March 10, 2017
[Valerie June Hockett (born January 10, 1982), known as Valerie June, is an Americana singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. June was the oldest of five children. As a child growing up in Humboldt, June was exposed to gospel music at her local church and R&B and soul music via her father. As a teenager, her first job was with her father – a promoter for gospel singers and Prince, K-Ci & JoJo, and Bobby Womack – helping him hang posters in town. June relocated to Memphis in 2000 and began recording and performing at the age of 19, initially with her then-husband Michael Joyner, in the duo Bella Sun. After her marriage ended she began working as a solo artist, combining blues, gospel and Appalachian folk, in a style that she describes as “organic moonshine roots music”, and learning guitar, banjo, and lap-steel guitar. She became associated with the Memphis-based Broken String Collective. After self-releasing three albums, her debut album as a signed artist, Pushin’ Against a Stone, was released in the UK and Europe through Sunday Best Recordings on May 6, 2013, and through Concord Music Group in August 2013. The album includes several songs co-written with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who co-produced it with Kevin Augunas. The album was so titled to commemorate the story of her life. June said “I feel I’ve spent my life pushing against a stone. And the jobs I’ve had have been fitting for getting a true feel for how the traditional artists I loved came home after a hard day to sit on the porch and play tunes until bedtime.” The record includes performances by Booker T. Jones, who co-wrote one of the songs contained on the album.]

6. Shortsweather – “Fit Dads”
from: Fit Dads – Single / Parrot Ice Studio / January 13, 2017
[1st single from upcoming record Patio Naps, from the KC based alternative indie dreampop surf punk band formed by Patrick Keizer, Davy Langerak, Bennett Jones, Josiah Hunter. Engineered / Produced / Mixed / Mastered / Loved By Jordan Richardson. Written by Shortsweather with Alie Warman.]

[Shortsweather play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 w/ 21Yrs of Winter, Bad Wheels.]

[Shortsweather play Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, Monday, Mar 27, w/ PLEASURES, Witch Jail, HMPH.]

7. Broken Arrows – “To Try To Touch The Earth Again”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017
[KC/Lawrence based 5-piece band, formed by Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; Barry Lee on guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums. Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. They received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a band. This song was written by Calvin Russell, Barry Lee sings lead vocals.This song was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill Ryan.]

[Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.]

10:28 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms and Barry Lee of Broken Arrows

Barry Lee and Dave Storms, are members of the Kansas City/Lawrence based 5-piece band, Broken Arrows. The band also includes: Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier. Broken Arrows got together as a one-shot-deal to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. The band received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a working band. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Barry Lee & Dave Storms thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in November 2015.

Broken Arrows

Broken Arrows include: Barry Lee on vocals & rhythm guitar; Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums & percussion.

Both John Chevalier and Dave Storms were previously in The Waspmen. Both have played extensively with many different bands in the Kansas City area.

Mike Penner and Bill Ryan were previously in the KC power pop band, Honeywagen.

Barry Lee had only played music very few times in public prior to the formation of this band. This is his first band.

Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier are the principle songwriters for the band. They play mostly original material and some obscure covers.

“To Try To Touch The Earth Again” was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill. Ryan.

“All I Got” was written by Mike Penner who also sings lead vocals.

10:37

9. Broken Arrows – “All I Got”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10:40 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms produced the new EP Extended Play.

Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Sat, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Broken Arrows play Frank’s North Star in Lawrence, on May 13.

Broken Arrows play recordBar on June 3, with Pedaljets and Maria the Mexican.

“A Crack In Time.” is a song written by Calvin Russell. Barry Lee sings lead.

10:48

8. Broken Arrows – “A Crack In Time”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10. Violent Bear – “Mrs. Rabbit”
from: Mrs. Rabbit – Single / Violent Bear / March 9, 2016
[One of 3 new singles released this month from Violent Bear. a KC based garage folk band with hints of Southern Gothic and nods to old country roots, formed by husband and wife: Stephen & Danger Herzig, who rotate on a variety of instruments. The band also includes: Noah Cassidy on lead guitar, Jonas Cassidy on bass, and Jake Rogers/Dancer on synthesizers. This song was engineered by Matt Allen and mastered by Jason Pollan. This song was written by Danger Herzig who told me, “It is political in nature and about all the things I am feeling currently as a woman and a mother. As an American.” Her children sing back up on the track.

11:00 – Station ID

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

[Calvin Arsenia plays 4 special shows at OutburstKC, Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm and Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm. This will be an intimate adaptation of his full length record release Catastrophe. Over the course of two nights and four shows, each performance will feature a different Kansas City music legend including Jametatone, Seth M. Jones, Beau Bledsoe, and Mark Southerland. More information at http://www.theoutburstkc.com]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Kristie Stremel, Jen Harris, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

12. Cindy Wilson – “Ballistic”
from: Supernatural EP / Chihuahua Music / March 10, 2017
[“Supernatural” is a 5-song EP of new original material performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes and Sterling Campbell. Songs by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons and Ryan Monahan. Recording, mixing, mastering and artwork by Suny Lyons. This EP was released the same day as the 5-song EP Sunrise, performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Sterling Campbell, Slade Adams and John Fernandes. and also Recorded, mixed, mastered by Suny Lyons. Cynthia “Cindy” Leigh Wilson was born February 28, 1957. She is a singer, and is one of the lead vocalists, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. The B-52’s were formed when Wilson (who was born in Athens, Georgia), alongside her older brother and guitarist Ricky, organist and vocalist Kate Pierson, drummer and percussionist Keith Strickland, and vocalist Fred Schneider played an impromptu musical jam session after sharing a tropical Flaming Volcano drink at a local Chinese restaurant. They later played their first concert in 1977 at a Valentine’s Day party for their friends. Wilson and the others broke into the music world with their campy, ’60s retro band. Their 1979 debut album The B-52’s, yielded the hit singles “Rock Lobster” and “Planet Claire” and launched the band into stardom. On April 21, 1985, Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser who was a longtime friend of the band and Ricky’s guitar tech on tour. Ricky died later that year, leaving her devastated. Wilson took a sabbatical from the band in 1990 to concentrate on raising a family, during which time The B-52’s recorded and released the album Good Stuff as a trio of Pierson, Schneider and Strickland. During the live tour to promote the Good Stuff album in 1992 and 1993, Julee Cruise sang as a replacement for Wilson. Wilson rejoined The B-52’s in 1994. In 1998 she took part in recordings from which two new songs were selected to be included along with the band’s hit singles on the album Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation. Wilson then took maternity leave in 1999 (being replaced on tour by Gail Ann Dorsey), later rejoining the band in 2001 for regular touring of their greatest hits. The B-52’s completed the album Funplex in 2007 and it was released in March 2008. Wilson co-wrote every song on the album with the three other band members. In all, she has co-written much of the band’s back catalogue, including “Dance This Mess Around”, “Private Idaho” and all of the Cosmic Thing album including hit singles “Love Shack” and “Roam”. Wilson’s vocal efforts include the typical B-52’s “call-and-response” vocals with Schneider and/or Pierson, as well as her harmonies with Pierson on the band’s all-female songs such as “Roam”, “52 Girls”, “Cake”, “Legal Tender”, “Summer of Love” and “Juliet of the Spirits”. One of the band’s signature elements is the setup between the three vocalists. However, Wilson sings the greatest number of solo performances in the band, especially on their earlier albums. Examples of Cindy’s solo vocal performances in The B-52’s include “Hero Worship”, “Loveland”, “Nip It in the Bud”, “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland”, “Ain’t It a Shame”, “She Brakes for Rainbows” and the live favorite “Give Me Back My Man”. Wilson is the band’s bongosero, playing the bongos in regular live favorites “Planet Claire”, “Mesopotamia”, “Pump” and “Party Out of Bounds” as well as other songs such as “6060-842” and “Big Bird”.]

[The B-52s will play The Uptown, Sunday, October 22, at 8:00 PM.]

11:07 – Underwriting

13. Expassionates – “Dizzy”
from: Landscapes / Expassionates / 2008
[Scott Easterday on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on guitar; Richard Burgess on bass and Sam Platt on drums. Expassionates began as a recording project in 1998 in the historic El Torreon Ballroom in Kansas City. Singer/songwriter Scott Easterday played guitar and keyboards and hired musicians from diverse backgrounds in rock, country and jazz: Bryan Hicks, bass; Ryan Bennett, drums; Marco Pascolini, guitar; Richard Alwyn, harmonica; Mark Southerland, saxophone; Nate Hofer, pedal steel and Jazzbo (Bill Hargrave), trumpet. The resulting album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, was released December 26, 1998. For the next several years Scott Easterday played solo shows and duo shows with Marco Pascolini, who played guitar on Verse, Chorus, Bridge until they decided to find a permanent rhythm section to complete a four-piece band. That group, Scott Easterday: vocal, guitar; Marco Pascolini: guitar; Richard Burgess: bass and Sam Platt: drums, played hundreds of live shows and released a new CD album called Landscapes in 2008. They stopped playing, except for selected shows, in 2011. In 2015 Scott Easterday reintroduced the first album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge with a live show and a new band. Bryan Hicks, bass, and Nate Hofer, pedal steel, return from the original group but this time they are joined by Matt Richey, drums, Troy van Horn, guitar, and Patrick Alonzo Conway on sax and percussion. Scott Easterday is a musician, singer, and composer. He has been playing for nearly 25 as a musician in the Kansas City scene, playing bass in the Mongol Beach Party, playing guitar singing and songwriting for his mid 1990s band Easterday, performing for several years as a member of Howard Iceberg and The Titanics, and as the founder and lead singer for the Expassionates. Scott has written reviews and interviews about local performing artists for KC Metropolis, and is President of the Board of Directors of Midwest Music Foundation. Scott works as a Cataloging Assistant specializing in Western Languages at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art–Spencer Art Reference Library. ]

[Expassionates play Holy Cow Market & Music, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM with Mikal Shapiro.]

14. Mikal Shapiro – “Nope”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[Singer, songwriter, artist, filmmaker, puppeteer, ring-leader Mikal Shapiro studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Her full length solo releases “The Crow The Lark And The Loon from 2008, and “For Good” from 2010 have been acclaimed by local music writers. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal Shapiro is also a curator, producer and co-host of River Trade Radio. Aside from performing as a solo artist Mikal also performs with Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound, as Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as Partners in Glory. Musical is her third full length solo release, she previously recorded albums with the bands: Eudora and Boon. Mikal writes: “The Musical is a collection of stories and characters; an intersection between popular music, classical songwriting and personal mythologies. Pronouns shift between “them” and “us,” “you” and “me.” Tracks jump influences from jazz, folk, and blues to rock, country and psychedelia.” The core band includes a line-up of local greats: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright and electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine. Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.” Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

11:15 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro, is a Kansas City based singer/songwriter and filmmaker, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for herself, Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, until recently she was a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015. Mikal Shapiro is producer and co-host of River Trade Radio, airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

Mikal Shapiro thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Mikal Shapiro is involved in multiple musical and artistic projects.

Mikal Shapiro recently celebrated three years of producing and hosting River Trade Radio, heard Sundays at 9:00 AM on 90.1 FM KKFI with Kasey Rausch.

Mikal Shapiro worked on a special project last month for Folk Alliance International with Kansas City musician and filmmaker Khitam Jabr who helped document The 2017 Artist in Residence, Italian-Canadian Blues Musician, Rita Chiarelli, and the Blues Behind Bars project that paired the Topeka Women’s Correctional Facility with Chiarelli. Their work of filming and editing a documentary about this project was shown on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel on Friday, Feb. 17, preceding Ani DiFranco’s keynote speech.

Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

The 2015 recording, “Mikal Shapiro: The Musical” has two acts–an A-side and a B-side. The songs are engineered for long play off a 12” vinyl record on a hi-fidelity stereo system. Mikal released The Musical on vinyl funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign to cover the basic costs of producing this record on vinyl.

The core band includes a line-up of local greats:

Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) upright & electric bass,
Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums
Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals.
Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album.

Special guests on the album include:

Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel,
Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet,
Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle,
Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer,
Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes,
Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.
Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.”

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

15. Mikal Shapiro – “Daniel”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)

11:27 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers.

She is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu.

Until recently she played in the 4-piece band Royalphonic.

With Kasey Rausch she performs as, Partners in Glory.

Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015.

Mikal Shapiro is the founder of State City Films.

11:35

16. Mikal Shapiro – “Looking Back”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[The core band includes a line-up of: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright & electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

17. Be / Non – “See Me Runnin'”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, John Huff on synths; Mike Cochran on drums. Engineered, mixed and produced by Brodie Rush. Be/Non was founded by Brodie Rush, a songwriter, musician, singer, organizer, artist, film maker, music video creator. Over 20 years ago KC native, Brodie Rush formed the experimental, psychedelic, prog-pop band. In 1996, Brodie Rush and his rock band Be/Non recorded two sets of songs in a small home studio in Lawrence, Kansas – material that would become their first two EPs released on cassette. Be/Non, The band has had more members than Spinal Tap, but Brodie has remained the only consistent member, songwriter and producer. The current line up of the band includes: Ben Ruth, Brodie Rush, Nathan Burian, John Huff, Nanci Ayala, Mike Cochran.]

[The Fairgounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Friday, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

18. Riala – “The Diving Bell”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / September 4, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala plays The Blind Tiger on Friday, March 17, at 8:00 PM, with Staghorn from St.Louis.]

19. Making Movies – “Maria”
from: Maria – Single / United Interests / September 2, 2016
[Upcoming 3rd full length release: I Am Another You, Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico. All proceeds from this pay-what-you-can download will be donated directly to Base Academy of Music, a non-profit music organization that makes starting to learn a musical instrument accessible and affordable for urban youth. The organization believes music education is a reason and a means to succeed and collaborates with local schools and community centers to offer both private lessons and afterschool group programs. Led singer and guitarist for Making Movies, Enrique Chi writes, “Maria was the last song written while I was still working in the headspace of our last album, A La Deriva. It is a rebuttal to ‘Lo Que Quiero,’ which is written from a mother’s perspective. ‘Maria’ is a father’s reflection on his life and of his family. A La Deriva was written about an economically depressed immigrant neighborhood. As I am writing this, we are in the middle the music camp we created as a service to the neighborhood that inspired songs on the album. One of our key collaborators on the camp is our friend Clint Velasquez, a gifted music educator with a huge heart for the community. He created a non-profit in Kansas City called Base Academy of Music (B.A.M.) in order to provide quality music education in the inner city at a fraction of the cost of what it would be elsewhere.”]

[Making Movies are hosting a We Are All Immigrants party, Friday, March 24 at 8:00 PM, at Prohibition Hall, 1118 McGee St, KCMO, to celebrate the pre-sale of their new album, I Am Another You. A portion of all proceeds will go to the National Immigration Law Center, dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. The event will include: “Brown Eyes in Blues” a special collaboration by Making Movies and Chato Villalobos, works from Latino Writer’s Collective, Live visual artists, DJ Bad Hombre, ‘I Am Another You’ album Pre-Sale.]

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

Next week on March 22, Patrick Alonzo Conway of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi joins us to discuss their “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc. Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. We’ll also talk with Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records who joins us to share information about The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, Fri, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. And members of the band Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP and information about their EP Release Party, March 24, at recorder, with Crystal Rose.

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:

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

Show #673

Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Broken Arrows + Mikal Shapiro

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Barry Lee & Dave Storms of Broken Arrows
+ Mikal Shapiro

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Calvin Arsenia, Riala, Mikal Shapiro, Broken Arrows, Making Movies, The Tambourine Club, Expassionates, Violent Bear, Be/Non, Shortsweather, The Magnetic Fields, Cindy Wilson, Joey Bada$$, and Valerie June.

Broken Arrows

At 10:15 Barry Lee and Dave Storms, of the Kansas City/Lawrence based 5-piece band, Broken Arrows join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. The band also includes: Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; and John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals. Broken Arrows got together as a one-shot-deal to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. The band received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a working band. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 6:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Mikal Shapiro

At 11:15, Mark welcomes Mikal Shapiro, KC based singer/songwriter and filmmaker, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for herself, Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015. Mikal Shapiro is producer and co-host of River Trade Radio, airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

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

Show #673

WMM Playlist from March 8, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch of Middle of The Map Fest 2017
+ Sondra Freeman and MidCoast Takeover 2017

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

2. Los Campesinos! – “The Fall of Home”
from: Sick Scenes / Wichita Recordings / February 24, 2017
[Sixth studio album from seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in early 2006 at Cardiff University. Though the band formed in Wales, none of the members are Welsh. They released their debut album, Hold on Now, Youngster…, in February 2008 and followed this up by releasing a record titled We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, in October that year. .]

3. Sylvan Esso – “Radio”
from: What Now / Loma Vista Recordings – Concord Music / April 28, 2017
[First single fro the second studio album from the indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina formed in 2013, consisting of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. They made their debut with the single “Hey Mami” and released their eponymous debut album on Partisan Records on May 12, 2014, which reached No. 39 on the Billboard 200. Since then they have toured internationally.]

10:09

4. Jens Lekman – “Evening Prayer”
from: Life Will See You Now / Secretly Canadian / February 17, 2017
[Fourth studio album by Swedish indie pop musician Jens Lekman. Born February 6, 1981, in Angered, Gothenburg. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. His work is heavily influenced by Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker. Lekman had finished a follow-up record to his third studio album I Know What Love Isn’t (2014), but scrapped it after he felt that the finished product “sounded like [he] had given up”. The following year, he launched a project he entitled Postcards, which saw him writing and releasing a new song each week of the year, and his more freeform approach to songwriting on Postcards carried over to the making of Life Will See You Now. In an interview about the making of the album, Lekman said: “I wanted it to be a pop record… I Know What Love Isn’t was almost an extreme narrowing of the palette I was using, but for this one I wanted it to be more colorful. I wanted there to be more instruments. I was learning about drum machines and electronic instruments when I was making this.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15 – Middle of The Map Thursday Night Headliners

5. Lewis Del Mar – “14 Faces”
from: Lewis Del Mar / Columbia Records / October 7, 2016
[Debut studio album from Lewis Del Mar is an American Experimental pop duo from Rockaway Beach, New York City with: singer and guitarist Danny Miller, and drummer and producer Max Harwood. The group first received attention in early 2015 when their debut single Loud(y) was featured in the number one spot on Hype Machine.]

[Lewis Del Mar play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at The Madrid, 3810 Main Street, with Zipper Club, and Anna Wise.]

10:19 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

This is the seventh year of The Middle of The Map Fest, a production of Ink Magazine and The Record Machine, that will happen Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads. This year’s fest includes De La Soul, Jason Isbell, Lewis Del Mar, Talib Kweli, Strand of Oaks, William Elliott Whitmore, Run River North, Har Mar Superstar, Zipper Club, Arkells, Cobi and more.

Here to share the details of this year’s Festival are Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest.

Nathan Reusch, is the co founder and director, of the innovative Kansas City based music label, The Record Machine celebrating 14 years, with multiple projects including the monthy series, Sound Machine KC, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, that continues this Friday, March 10 with: Erica Joy, Valley Hush, Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys, and Modern Friend. The 1st 3 of these bands will also play this year’s Middle of The Map Fest.

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 17 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music at, Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. With Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, Chris makes The Middle of The Map Fest happen each year. Chris is also the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Congratulations on 7 years.

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

This year the fest will host bands at these venues:

Thursday – The Madrid Theatre, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Friday – The Uptown Theater, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Saturday – CrossroadsKC, The Brick, The Tank Room, Josey Records, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Ink Magazine and The Record Machine work to make Middle of The Map Happen.

10:27 – Friday Night Headliners

6. Strand of Oaks – “Hard Love”
from: Hard Love / Dead Oceans / February 17, 2017
[Fifth album from Strand of Oaks, the project by songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Originally from Indiana, he currently resides in Philadelphia. His music classifies with the genres rock and folk music, or folk rock. After high school, Showalter moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. While Showalter was on tour, his wife had an affair. Escaping his detrimental relationship, he moved back to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2003. A couple months later, he came home to find his house burned down. Showalter spent his nights in hotels and on park benches with a borrowed guitar while working at an orthodox Jewish day school. Despite the turmoil, he was able to find inspiration to continue writing music that would later be released. Showalter’s first album Leave Ruin was released in 2009 on the Pennsylvania label La Société Expéditionnaire while touring and collaborating with Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke). Pope Killdragon is a self-released album by Showalter. The album was produced by audio engineer, Ben Vehorn. While holding onto Strand of Oak’s folky sound, Vehorn added in synthesizers and effects pedals to create an album with a sound that was unexplored territory for Showalter. In between tours, Showalter wrote music for what would become Dark Shores. He recorded this album with John Vanderslice who produced the songs. “Dark Shores” (2012) is the 2nd album self-released by Showalter. Once Showalter returned from tour, he got to work recording about 30 demos in three weeks. He wrote and recorded songs in his home studio which led to his last album, HEAL (2014). This was the first album Showalter released on Dead Oceans. On Christmas Day in 2013, Showalter and Sue were driving back to Philadelphia from Indiana when they hit a patch of ice and crashed into two semi trucks. Showalter suffered a concussion and broke every rib on his right side. The near-death experience gave Showalter a boldness during mixing sessions while creating HEAL with John Congleton, just days after the crash. Since being released, “HEAL” has received much acclaim being named one of the best albums released in 2014. Showalter has toured extensively in support of the album and opened for Jason Isbell, Iron and Wine, and Ryan Adams. Strand of Oaks made their television debut in 2014 appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers]

[Strand of Oaks plays the 7th annual Middle of the Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 8:00 PM, opening for Grammy Award winner, Jason Isbell.]

7. WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”
from: Moh Lhean / Joyful Noise Recordings / March 3, 2017
[5th studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio based 4-piece band founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, who had been using ‘Why?’ as his stage name since 1997. In 2004, Yoni Wolf enlisted his older brother Josiah, Doug McDiarmid, & Matt Meldon and formed Why?. At this time, he stopped using ‘Why?’ as his personal stage name. Why? released their debut album Elephant Eyelash in 2005. In 2013, the band released an EP entitled Golden Tickets on the Joyful Noise label. The Golden Tickets EP is “a collection of personalized ‘theme songs’ for and about seven specific WHY? fans. Over the course of several months, Yoni & Josiah Wolf internet-stalked these fans for the purpose of crafting musical homages which would end up on this album.. About their new release Pitchfork writes,”Yoni Wolf’s prog-rap project is rejuvenated, and Moh Lhean is a bracing, clear-eyed album that still sounds uniquely like WHY?. It’s the most strangely beautiful thing Wolf’s made in years.”]

[Why? play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, in Westport headlining at 11:00 pm with Big Jesus, Spirit is The Spirit, Various Blonde, and Instant Karma.]

10:35 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest “line up” was just announced last night on Chris’s radio show, Eight One Sixty, a few clicks up the dial, on 90.9 The Bridge.

On his rio show Chris shared some statistics: Middle of The Map has presented 664 Bands in 7 years. With this year’s fest added to the past 6 years, will present a total of 513 hours of programming.

MOTH is Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Wednesday MidDay Medley will again host a Day Party, this year at The Brick with Nicholas St. James, The Good hearts, Julian Davis and The Hay Burners, Use Your Atlas, and Calvin Arsenia.

Big shows Saturday at RecordBar, The Tank Room, The Brick and at Crossroads KC.

De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, Indy Ground Crew Set (Steady P) at Crossroads

De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising changed the musical landscape forever.

We’ve played this band continually on our show, including from their 2016 Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed 2016 release, and the Anonymous Nobody…

10:42 – Saturday Night Headliners

8. De La Soul – “Magic Number”
from: Three Feet High and Rising / Calliope Studios / March 14, 1989
[Last August 26, 2016 this legendary hip hop trio released their 9th full-length album, and the Anonymous Nobody… . In early 2015, De La Soul created a Kickstarter in order to fund the album. In under ten hours, it surpassed the projected goal of $110,000. Formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The group is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”]

[De La Soul play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, headlining at 11:00 pm after Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

9. Talib Kweli – “Cold Rain”
from: Gutter Rainbows / Javotti Media / January 25, 2011
[Gutter Rainbows is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Talib Kweli. Talib Kweli Greene was born October 3, 1975. He is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. He is the son of professional educators. In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli earned recognition early on through his work with fellow Brooklyn artist, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star. Kweli’s career continued with solo success including collaborations with famed producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. Kweli is known to support artists on the rise, such as J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, and NIKO IS. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kweli grew up in a household in Park Slope. His mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father an administrator at Adelphi University. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, a graduate of Yale Law School, and former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse whom he had met in high school. Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was previously a student at Brooklyn Technical High School before being academically dismissed. He later studied experimental theater at New York University.]

[Talib Kweli plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, opening for De La Soul after Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

10:48 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest – Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

10:55 – Saturday Night Headliners

10. Caamp – “I Keep Going”
from: Caamp / Caamp / March 8, 2016
[Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, Caamp. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as Caamp in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map. Their original song “Ohio” charted at #4 on the US Spotify Viral Chart and the album currently has over 2.5 million streams.]

[Caamp plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at recordBar, opening for Mothers, and William Elliot Whitmore.]

11. Overcoats – “Nighttime Hunger”
from: Young / Arts & Crafts Productions / April 21, 2017
[Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Overcoats’ music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. YOUNG is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends. YOUNG was written by Overcoats and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre Ne Veut, with additional production from Myles Avery and mixing by Ben Baptie (Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson). All songs written by Hana Rose Elion, Justine Mitchell and Adley Arthur Atkin.]

[Overcoats play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, opening for Arkells, after Tart, and Pageant Boys.]

11:01 – Station ID

12. Modern Friend – “X (I’m Fine)”
from: X (I’m Fine) – Single / Modern Friend / August 8, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

13. Valley Hush – “Ice Cream”
from: Valley Hush / The Record Machine / October 28, 2016
[Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two strive to create content that is sincere, original, and significant for humanity.]

[Valley Hush play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Modern Friend, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

[Valley Hush play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand with Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, opening for Cobi, and headliner Run River North.]

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

[Emmaline Twist plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.]

[Emmaline Twist play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at Californos Patio with The Slowdown, Jaenki, and The Architects.]

11:15 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us on WMM.

MidCoast Takeover is funded through these fundraiser shows, and sponsors, separate from other support programs & services. For info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org.

The Fundraiser at The Brick is Saturday, and then the team loads up and travels south to the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, for live performances Wed, March 15 thru Sunday, March 19, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

This event began in 2010, as a Kansas City focused showcase of area musicians and music lovers gathering at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event.

11:23

15. The Invisible World – “Brick by Brick”
from: Color / Echo / The Invisible World / April 29, 2016
[5-piece alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. With the release of their second EP “Color/Echo” the band has discovered a sound and vibrance that blends genres while cascading passionate lyrics on every piece of life. The roots of the band stretch nearly 15 years, but in it’s current form The Invisible World presents a fast moving alternative rock sound with influences from every corner. In addition to the band’s music discography, in 2014 The Invisible World’s music video/short film “Cars” was an official selection in the Berlin International Short Film Festival.]

[The Invisible World play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

11:26 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

Sondra Freeman who works as Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit, founded in 2008 to unite and empower the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities.

Sondra Freeman, you work on so many events with MMF: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, but also Middle of the Map Fest, Folk Alliance, Crossroads Music Fest, and so many others.

The 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. More information at http://www.midwetmusicfoundation.org

11:34

16. 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.]

[Not a Planet play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with The Invisible World, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

[Not A Planet play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar with Erica Joy, Chris Meck & The Guity Birds, and Katy Guillen and the Girls.]

11:37 – Underwriting

17. Allah Las – “Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take)”
from: Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take) / Hereafter – Single / Kemado / Feb 17, 2017
[A different version of this song is on the band’s 3rd studio album, Calico Review, released Sept 9, 2016. Allah-Las were formed in 2008 in Los Angeles. The band consists of Matthew Correia on percussion, Spencer Dunham on bass, Miles Michaud on vocals & guitar, and Pedrum Siadatian on lead guitar. When the band got together, three of them – Correia, Dunham and Siadatian – were working at Amoeba Music.]

[Allah-Las play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Monday, March 13 with The Babe Rainbow.]

18. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 17, 2014
[Debut release. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and friend and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of this Kansas City based trio. Collin and Kyle’s father was a High School band director and music teacher. Konnor Ervin is the lead singer and songwriter of The ACBs, where Kyle also plays drums. The 10 song release had two singles premiered by Stereogum. “Keeps Me On My Toes” was a song Collin wrote in 15 minutes while his girlfriend was in the shower. Wednesday MidDay Medley has been a big fan of all of the ACBs recordings. In 2011 we started playing songs from The I’ms, a duo made of up Collin and Kyle, who posted 6 of their self recorded songs on their facebook page. We included this informal release in our Top Ten of The 111 Best Recordings of 2011. 3 of the songs from The I’ms ended up being rerecorded for Shy Boys. The album was recorded at West End Studio, over two-weekends.]

[Shy Boys play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Saturday, March 11 with Fullbloods, and Loud Sun]

[Shy Boys play Middle of The Map Fest, on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 PM, at Californos in Westport with Westside Royal, Pink Royal, opening for walker Lukens, and headliner Berwanger.]

19. Karma Vision – “Epic Times”
from: Somewhere New / Whatever Forever / March 1, 2015
[Last week we played from the new Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. Karma Vision: is Bobby Sauder on lead vocals, guitar, words and music; Ben Sauder on electric organs and vocals; Danny Barkofske on bass guitar and vocals; and Mark Rockwell on drums. Recorded at Seedco Studios in Lawrence, Kansas. Mixed by Brian Miller and Karma Vision. Mastered by Brian Miller.]

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

20. Desaparecidos – “City on the Hill”
from: Payola / Epitaph / June 19, 2015
[Desaparecidos is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. It is a project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, the frontman of the indie folk band Bright Eyes. Formed in 2001, “desaparecidos” figuratively means “disappeared ones” in Spanish and Portuguese and is a reference to the people who were arrested by various South American military dictatorships and then vanished without a trace. Desaparecidos take their name from the word given to political dissidents who mysteriously disappeared under Augusto Pinochet’s right-wing dictatorship in Chile from 1973-1990 for questioning his and his government’s mode of rule. Desaparecidos broke up in 2002 while the band was attracting an increasingly large following after their debut album Read Music/Speak Spanish, especially touring with Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring. However, Oberst did not have the time to dedicate to the band with the continually increasing success of Bright Eyes. Oberst continued to record with Bright Eyes, while the other members of Desaparecidos went on to form other projects. On January 27, 2015 the band announced via their Twitter page that they had signed to Epitaph Records. On April 7th, Epitaph posted a new Desaparecidos single on YouTube, “City on the Hill.” Desaparecidos released their second album, Payola, in June 2015, thirteen years after Read Music/Speak Spanish. Payola was co-produced with Mike Mogis and was recorded in several batches over the past few years. The album contains the six tracks released since reforming as well as eight additional tracks. Conor Mullen Oberst was born February 15, 1980. He is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer later renamed (The Faint), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Arab Strap and Monsters of Folk. Conor is on the verge of releasing his 8th solo album, Salutations, to be released by Nonesuch Records on March 17.]

[Conor Oberst plays The Madrid on Friday, March 10, with The Felice Brothers who he recorded his new album salutations with.]

21. The Shins – “Name For You”
from: Heartworms / Columbia / March 10, 2017
[5th studio album from The Shins and their first studio album in 5 years. Produced by James Mercer.The Shins were formed in 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band’s current lineup consists of James Mercer on vocals, guitar, songwriter; Jon Sortland on drums; Mark Watrous on guitar; Casey Foubert on guitar; Yuuki Matthews on bass; and Patti King onkeyboards. The band is based in Portland, Oregon.The band was formed by Mercer as a side project to Flake Music, who were active from 1992 to 1999. The band released two 7″ singles and a full-length album When You Land Here It’s Time to Return on Omnibus Records and were touring with Modest Mouse when they were signed to Sub Pop Records. The band’s first two records, Oh, Inverted World (2001) and Chutes Too Narrow (2003) performed well commercially and received critical acclaim. The single “New Slang” brought the band mainstream attention when it was featured in the 2004 film Garden State. Consequently, the band’s third album, Wincing the Night Away (2007), was a major success for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy Award nomination..

22. A La Mode – “C’est Si Bon”
from: C’est Si Bon / A La Mode / September 27, 2016
[A La Mode is, classically trained guitarist Clayton DeLong and vocalist Jesica Poell, “A La Mode takes the authentic smooth, bluesy and improvisational Kansas City jazz style and blends it with Latin-Brazilian, French and gypsy jazz.” -The Record KC Magazine.]

[A La Mode play The Phoenix, TONIGHT, March 8.]

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

Next week on March 15 Barry Lee joins us on the show. We’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

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:

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

Show #672

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from The Middle of The Map

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch of Middle of The Map Fest 2017
+ Sondra Freeman and MidCoast Takeover 201
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Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Not A Planet, Shy Boys, Karma Vision, The Invisible World, Emmaline Twist, Modern Friend, Valley Hush, A La Mode, Los Campesinos!, Jens Lekman, Sylvan Esso, The Shins, Allah-Las, Strand of Oaks, Desaparecidos, and 9 songs from artists playing the 2017 Middle of The Map Fest.

At 10:15 Mark talks with Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest 2017, a production of Ink Magazine and The Record Machine, Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 11 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

At 11:15, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. This event began in 2010, as a Kansas City focused showcase of area musicians and music lovers gathering at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. $10.00 admission. MidCoast Takeover is funded through these fundraiser shows, and sponsors, separate from other support programs & services. For info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

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

Show #672

WMM Playlist from March 1, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ David George + Jade Osborne

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA – Victor / February, 1967
[Marty Balin on vocals, guitar, album design, Jack Casady on bass guitar, fuzz bass, rhythm guitar, Spencer Dryden on drums, percussion, Paul Kantner on rhythm guitar, vocals, Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals, Grace Slick – vocals, piano, organ, recorder. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are listed in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.]

3. CocoRosie – “Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI)
from: Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI) – Single / CocoRosie / January 17, 2017
[Coco Rosie are Bianca & Sierra Casady. They released this single with this statement, “We share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this un-natural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down…“the future is female” and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.”]

4. Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”
from: Little Fictions / Polydor – Concord / February 3, 2017
[Seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow, consisting of Guy Garvey on vocals, guitar; Craig Potter on keyboard, piano, backing vocals; Mark Potter (on guitar & backing vocals; and Pete Turner on bass guitar & backing vocals. They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997.]

10:15 – Underwriting

5. Middle Kids – “Edge of Town”
from: Middle Kids [EP] / MK Recordings / February 17, 2017
[Sydney, Australia based three piece band with lead singer Hannah Joy on vocals, Tim Fitz on guitar, and Harry Day on Drums.]

[Middle Kids play The Tank Room, tonight, March 1, with Whales and Mobley.]

6. The Ovaries-eez – “Dream Song”
from: Moon Birth / Whatever Forever / January 6, 2017
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals. The band starts a mini tour tomorrow that includes Lawrence, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Decade Cafe, in Lawrence, on Friday, February 3, with CS Luxem and Bonzo Madrid]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with Teri Quinn and Jake Wells]

7. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Shine”
from: Radiant Man / UniGlobe Records / August 22, 2015
[David George – Vocals & Guitar, John Johnson – Guitar & Vocals, Ben Byard – Bass & Vocals, Christine Gross – Cello & Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums & Vocals. Shine was the 1st single from the upcoming full length album “Radiant Man”. In the last year and a half, David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.”]

10:30 – Interview with David George

David George

David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.” with his band A Crooked Mile, David released his latest full length album Radiant Man nationally, had his song “Hey, Hey Kansas City” selected as the track the Kansas City Chiefs play in the stadium when a Chiefs touchdown is scored. David George is working on a new single recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, tomorrow night.

David George thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Last year David George also got married to Dr. Ann Wozniak.

Last weekend David played the recordBar for the MidCoast Takeover benefit with Erik Voeks in his backing band, The Vague Lakes.

Thursday, March 2nd David is getting a group of musician friends together to record a sort of, “Give Peace A Chance” type song live, to donate ALL proceeds to benefit the ACLU. Space is limited. Gathering will start around 6:00 pm and will start around 7 pm and shouldn’t go past 10 pm. #CantFightLove

The new single he is recording called, ”Can’t Fight Love”.

Recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, 1819 Central, KCMO, on Thursday, March 2, from 6-10 with producer and engineer, Duane Trower.

Matthew Dunehoo will be documenting the session.

For more information: http://www.davidgeorge.bandcamp.com

10:45

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

[Of Tree plays Prospero’s Books on West 39th Street, Saturday, March 4 with The Sexy Accident.]

9. Modern Friend – “Worse”
from: Worse – Single / Modern Friend / May 4, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

10. The Dear Misses – “Let Go”
from: Just Let Go / The Dear Misses / February 28, 2017
[This is The Dear Misses first full length album. “Just Let Go” was written over the course of 4 years. TDM started as a side project for lead singer Todd Anderson and Guitarist Cody Stapleton and caught full sail upon the addition of Drummer Bret Collins in 2014 and Bassist Shane Berggren in Late 2015. This Lawrence Kansas based 4-piece band made up of: Todd Anderson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Cody Stapleton on lead guitar & backing vocals, Bret Collins on drums, and Shane Berggren on bass. The band is currently in the studio recording songs for their upcoming release. More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedearmisses%5D

[The Dear Misses play Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club at 3402 Main St, KCMO, Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 PM for Rockin At Davey’s Uptown with Late Night Calvalry, and Never Let This Go.]

11. Bobby Sauder – “If Only In My Dreams”
from: Dark Empire Fairgrounds / Whatever Forever / February 24, 2017
[Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. After the birth of his first child, Sauder found hiself putting on a lot of folk and country records to help keep the volume down around the house. The influence of musicians like Townes Van Zant, Emmylou Harris, and The Band influenced his songwriting. All the songs were writtenon a guitar that only had 5 strings. Music and lyrics by Bobby Sauder (except “Josie Darner” written by Carey Scott and “Will You Bury Me?” written by Jamie Lacore). Produced by Bobby Sauder and Ross Williams. Engineered by Ross Williams. Mixed by Ross Williams and Bobby Sauder. Mastered by Brian Miller. Drums on tracks 1,3,5,6 played by Mark Osman Organ on track 7 played by Ben Sauder. Lyrics Collaborator on tracks 3 and 4 is Carey Scott. Track 2 co-engineered by Brad Girard. Recorded in Lawrence, Kansas[

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Lee Fields and The Expressions – “Just Can’t Win”
from: Emma Jean / Truth & Soul Records / June 2, 2014
[Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native Lee Fields has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip- Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet- tender voice, itʼs mind-blowing that the music heʼs making today with Brooklynʼs own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.]

[Lee Fields and The Expressions play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday March 3, with Hi-Lux]

13. Aimee Mann – “Patient Zero”
from: Mental Illness / Aimee Mann – SuperEgo Records / March 31, 2017
[9th solo studio release from Aimee Mann who was born September 8, 1960 and is a rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist & guitarist. She was the bassist and a vocalist for the band ‘Til Tuesday during the 1980s and since then has primarily performed as a solo musician. She is married to Michael Penn. In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.]

14. Ruddy Swain – “Dark Moon”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.]

[Ruddy Swain plays The Westport Saloon TONIGHT, March 1.]

11:11 – Underwriting

11:13 – Echoes of Folk Alliance

15. Las Cafeteras – “If I Was President”
from: If I Was President – Single / Las Cafeteas / February 20, 2017
[Las Cafeteras is a Chicano band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music fuses spoken word, folk music, with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing. The band started out as students of the Eastside Café, a community space in El Sereno, Los Angeles, where they took Son Jarocho classes. Influenced by music from Veracruz, Mexico and eager to teach others about it, they started formally playing in 2005. Since forming, they have shared the stage with artists such as, Caifanes, Lila Downs, Juanes, Ozomatli, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes. To honor women, they feminized their group name by naming themselves Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros. Las Cafeteras’ songs have themes and references that range from the Civil Rights Movement, United Farm Workers, DREAM Act, immigration reform to female homicides in Ciudad Juárez. Their song, “La Bamba Rebelde”, a remake of The traditional Mexican song from the state of Veracruz “La Bamba”, denotes their Chicano pride. They say that they construct their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do so. Band Members include: Daniel French on vocals, jarana, MC; David Flores on requinto jarocho; Denise Carlos on vocals, jarana, zapateado, glockenspiel; Jose Cano on cajón, Native American flute, harmonica; Hector Flores on vocals, zapateado; Leah Gallegos on vocals, quijada, zapateado.]

16. Making Movies – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
from: Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Single / United Interests / November 4, 2016
[Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico.]

17. Ramy Essam – “Ya Askary”
from: “Ya Askary” – Single / Ramy Essam / 2016
[Ramy Essam was born in 1987, in Mansoura, Egypt. He is an Egyptian musician, best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. His song Irhal, in which then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was urged to resign, gained great popularity among the demonstrators. It became internationally known through YouTube, and is referred to as the anthem of the revolution. In 2011, it was selected by Time Out as the third-most world-changing song of all time. He currently sings hard rock songs, one of the few singers in Egypt to sing rock. Ramy also expressed his mourning of the revolution’s martyrs on Facebook. On 9 March 2011, when the Egyptian Army forcibly cleared the square, he was arrested and tortured. In October 2014, Essam was offered safe city residence for two years by the Malmö Municipality of Sweden. He is the first musician who has been offered this by Malmö but two writers have been offered it before. In addition to the residence permit, he also gets accommodation. He describes his situation as an artist in Egypt as “terrible” and is happy he can come to Sweden to study. Essam says it will be the first time he has the chance to study music, that he will keep make music and be an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution. Essam was featured on the 2014 compilation Songs from a Stolen Spring that paired Western musicians with artists from the Arab Spring. On the album, Essam’s “Bread, Freedom” was meshed with Mighty Sam McClain’s performance of “If I Can Dream”. He received the 2017 Spirt of Folk Award from Folk Alliance.]

18. Celia Cruz & Tito Puente – “Salsa De Tomate”
from: Alma Con Alma: The Heart & Soul of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente / Codigo / Nov 6, 2015
[Celia (La Negra) Cruz (Oct 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), was a Cuban singer of Latin music. She was known for electrifying audiences with her wide-ranging, soulful voice and rhythmically compelling style. She was the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”, as well as The Queen of Latin Music. She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music”. She was an ambassador for the variety and vitality of the music of her native Havana, after the Cuban revolution she became a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban American exiles. Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, living in New York City’s Spanish Harlem community, Puente is often credited as “The Musical Pope”, “El Rey de los Timbales” (The King of the Timbales) and “The King of Latin Music”. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54.]

11:30 – Interview with Jade Osborne

Jade Osborne is a founding member of Voler Thieves of Flight. She is a dancer, a poet, an artist, an educator, a performance artist, and a traveler of the world. She has produced multiple shows for Kansas City Fringe Festival, and has collaborated with area musical and performance groups. Jade joins us today on the eve of her trip to Cuba, to work with the Cuban Circus, as well as volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana. With collaborator Rachel McMeachin, Jade will be working with under-served populations and donating needed art supplies and equipment.

Jade Osborne, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jade will begin her 18 days in Cuba with members of Voler Thieves of Flight, training the aerialists with Cuban Circus.

In the second half of her visit, teachers for kansas City Missouri schools will join her to do work volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana.

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

11:45

19. Jake Wells – “Circle of Life”
from: “Circle of Life” – Single / Beach Boy Music / February 21, 2017
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado. Jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. “Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply.” He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages since he was a teenager. His single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations.]

[Jake Wells plays The Ovaries-eez Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with The Ovaries-eez and Teri Quinn.]

[Jake Wells plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, and The Invisible World.]

20. Jonathan Richman – “Velvet Underground”
from: I, Jonathan / Rounder / October 6, 1992
[Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970 he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world. Born in Natick, Massachusetts, into a Jewish family,[4] Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-1960s. He became infatuated with the Velvet Underground, and in 1969 he moved to New York City, lived on the couch of their manager, Steve Sesnick, worked odd jobs and tried to break in as a professional musician. Failing at this, he returned to Boston.]

[Jonathan Richman plays the recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. Saturday, March 4]

11:57 – In Honor of Moonlight winning the Academy Award for Best Movie

21. Barbara Lewis – “Hello Stranger”
from: Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Originally released as a single in March 1973. Barbara Lewis (born February 9, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced rhythm and blues. Lewis was born in Salem (Salem Township is a general law township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located northeast of Ann Arbor). She was writing and recording by her teens with record producer Ollie McLaughlin, a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio station WHRV, now WAAM. Lewis’ first single release in 1962, the uptempo “My Heart Went Do Dat Da,” did not chart nationally, but was a local hit in the Detroit, Michigan area. She wrote all of the songs on her debut LP, including the hit “Hello Stranger” which reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and featured extensive use of the Hammond organ. Lewis had moderate follow-up hits with “Straighten Up Your Heart” (#43) and her original “Puppy Love” (#38) before Bert Berns produced her million-seller “Baby I’m Yours” (U.S. #11), written by Van McCoy. Berns also produced the followup “Make Me Your Baby” (U.S. #11) which had originally been recorded by the Pixies Three, and Lewis’ final Top 40 hit “Make Me Belong to You” (#28 in 1966), written by Chip Taylor and Billy Vera. At the end of the decade, she released a grittier-sounding album on Stax Records. Over the next decade, a number of other artists had success with Lewis’ songs. Her own composition “Hello Stranger” — which had been remade in 1966 by the Capitols — was a regional hit in 1973 as remade by Fire & Rain and in 1977 Yvonne Elliman’s version reached the US Top 20 and the UK Singles Chart Top 30: Elliman’s version also topped the US Easy Listening chart for four weeks. In 1985 Carrie Lucas’ remake of “Hello Stranger” was a Top 20 R&B hit and in 2004 Queen Latifah remade “Hello Stranger” for her The Dana Owens Album. “Baby I’m Yours” charted in versions by country singer Jody Miller and Debby Boone (the B-side of her single “God Knows”). In Canada, Suzanne Stevens had a hit in 1975 with a disco version of “Make Me Your Baby”. Cover versions of her songs continue into the new millennium with the Arctic Monkeys including a version of “Baby I’m Yours” as a B-side to their 2006 single “Leave Before the Lights Come On”. In 1995, Lewis’ “Baby I’m Yours” was featured on the soundtrack for the film The Bridges of Madison County, and in 2016 “Hello Stranger” was featured on the soundtrack for the film Moonlight. She received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.]

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

Next week on March 8, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation joins us to talk about MidCoast Takeover 2017, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

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

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

Show #671

WMM Playlist from February 22, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt
+ Members of the band Momma’s Boy

Marion Merritt joined us as our special “Guest Producer.” For 13 years Marion has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain with our Wednesday MidDay Medley listeners. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. Keeping alive the tradition of female-owned, independent record stores on Westport Road. Our area independent record stores make available Midcoastal releases from independent KC music artists and labels, while also hosting multiple weekly in-store shows featuring area and touring bands.

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

2. Dimitri From Paris – “Prologue”
from: Sacrebleu / Atlantic / 2001

3. Stevie Wonder – “Heaven Help Us All”
from: Signed Sealed and Delivered / Motown / 1970

4. Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – “Cocaine Cat”
from: I Declare Nothing / A Records / 2005

5. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Melody’s Actual Echo Chamber”
from: Open Minds Now Close – Single / A Records / 2017

6. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Fact 67”
from: Don’t Get Lost / A Records / 2017

10:27 – Underwriting

7. Weyes Blood – “Diary”
from: Front Row Seat to Earth / Mexican Summer /2016

8. Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – “Morning After”
from: Myths 002 – EP / Mexican Summer / 2007

9. Saint Etienne – “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
from: Foxbase Alpha / Warner / 1999 – Reisssued on Heavenly 2017

10. Champion Jack Dupree – “Strollin'”
from: Blues from the Gutter / Atco / 1958 – Reissued on Vinyl Lovers 2017

11. Champion Jack Dupree – “T.B. Blues”
from: Blues from the Gutter / Atco / 1958 – Reissued on Vinyl Lovers 2017

10:56 – Station ID

12. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – “The Lamb You Lost”
from: Love Letter for Fire / Sub Pop / 2016

13. Jesca Hoop – “Memories Are Now”
from: Memories Are Now / Sub Pop / 2017

14. Fuzz – “Silent Sits The Dust Bowl”
from: II / In The Red Records / 2015

15. Meatbodies – “Alice”
from: Alice / In The Red Records / 2017

16. Radical Face – “Secrets (Cellar Door)”
from: The Family Tree: The Leaves / Nettwerk / 2016

17. Gregory Alan Isakov – “Amsterdam”
from: The Weatherman / Suitcase Town Music / 2013

11:30

18. Momma’s Boy – “Make Believe”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

11:40 – Interview with Momma’s Boy

Quinn Hernandez and Shaun Crowley of Momma’s Boy on the Feb. 22, 2017 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Momma’s Boy, is an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from Kansas City, Missouri, formed in December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto.

Momma’s Boy are: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and the newest member, Jared Bajkowski on bass.

Momma’s Boy are set to release their debut EP, “Liquid Courage” with an EP Release Show, Thursday, February 23, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas, with Dreamgirl and Shortsweather.

Momma’s Boy also play a “Liquid Courage” EP Release Show, Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 PM at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, KCMO, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, and Scruffy & the Janitors.

Joining us live in our 90.1 FM Studios are members of the band: Shaun Crowley and Quinn Hernandez.

All songs on Liquid Courage were written by Momma’s Boy. Liquid Courage was recorded, produced and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios with the exception of “Sleeping’” which was recorded and produced by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording. Bass guitar on “Cool Heat” and “Sweet Girl” was by Anthony Hernandez.

More information at http://www.mammasboy.co

11:47

19. Momma’s Boy – “Sweet Girl”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

20. Momma’s Boy – “Be Good Boy”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

[Momma’s Boy are set to release their debut EP, “Liquid Courage” with an EP Release Show, Thursday, February 23, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas, with Dreamgirl and Shortsweather.]

[Momma’s Boy also play a “Liquid Courage” EP Release Show, Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 PM at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, KCMO, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, and Scruffy & the Janitors.]

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

Next week on March 1 we play more New & MidCoastal Releases plus we welcome several special guests.

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

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

Show #670

WMM Playlist from February 15, 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, February 15, 2017

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International. Today we feature music from artists participating in the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center, starting today and going throughout the weekend ending with The Kansas City Folk Fest on Sunday, February 19. More information at http://www.folk.org.

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

2. Ani DiFranco – “Play God”
from: Play God – Single / Righteous Babe / October 7, 2016
[“Play God” is the first single and one of only three confirmed songs on the including “Deferred Gratification”, and “Binary” to be part of DiFranco’s twentieth studio album that will be released in May 2017. Ani DiFranco was born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970. She is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter and businesswoman. She has released more than 20 albums and is a feminist icon. Although DiFranco’s music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock she has added punk, funk, hip hop and jazz influences. DiFranco created her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe Foundation DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including abortion rights to gay visibility. She counts famed American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger among her mentors.]

[Ani DiFranco will attend Folk Alliance International’s 2017 conference to deliver a special presentation on Friday, February 17 at noon, in Century C, at Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.]

10:07

We have one exception to our Folk Alliance International themed show today, and that is our next song from, Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy.

Nick Carswell is in the bands: Carswell and Hope, and Pink Royal. Katlyn Conroy is the genius behind La Guerre, one of our most played and favorite musical entities of the Lawrence – Kansas City music scene. Last year in November, Katlyn and Nick and friends were part of a musical tribute to Damien Rice, called And So It Is… which included a performance of the 2002 album”O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.

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

10:08

3. Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy – “The Blower’s Daughter”
from: And So It Is / Silly Goose Records / November 18, 2016
[Nick Carswell on guitar & vocals, Katlyn Controy on piano & vocals, and Anna Cook on cello. Recorded and mixed by Jason Slote. And So It Is… was a musical tribute to Damien Rice, which included a performance of the 2002 album “O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.]

10:12 – Underwriting

4. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

10:17 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia and The Jellyman’s Daughter

Calvin Arsenia’s brand new, debut full-length album, Catastrophe, was just released yesterday. Calvin Arsenia has released five EPs, and has played Folk Alliance International for the last two years, the Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Quixotic, The Kansas City Public Library, and The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.

Calvin Arsenia, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Jellyman’s Daughter, are from Edinburgh, Scotland. Graham Coe on cello & vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, & guitar join us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The Jellyman’s Daughter released their critically acclaimed debut full length on September 24, 2014. Since then they’ve toured Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark and played last year’s Folk Alliance International Conference. The duo toured Canada last September, while also working on new songs for their second album they will be releasing this year. The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

Graham Coe and Emily Kelly, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:22

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Dying”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016.

10:31

Calvin Arsenia plays live on Feb. 15, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

6. Calvin Arsenia – ” Smoke and Mirrors” (Live) 

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com]

10:35

Calvin Arsenia recorded his February 3, 2015, EP Release Prose over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe of The Jellymans’s Daughter. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on Vocals, Graham Coe on Cello, Mark Smith on Percussion, Lyle Watt on Guitar Calvin Arsenia on Vocals & Guitar & Piano.

Graham Coe & Emily Kelly, of The Jellyman’s Daughter joined by Paul Gilbody on Bass.

The Jellyman’s Daughter play an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International Conference, Thur, Feb 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

Emily and Graham strive for originality in their songwriting, incorporating cello, guitar and mandolin in their songs. The duo share a unique affinity in their vocal harmonies, while Graham’s cello is “percussive as a drum, grounded as a bass or sweet as a fiddle” (Alan Morrison, The Herald)

After meeting in the inspiring setting of Edinburgh, Emily & Graham found a love for playing music with each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings.

Busking in the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. When in-demand playing partners Emily Kelly and Graham Coe released their full-length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year while Maverick magazine described them as “fascinating” and said they demonstrated “originality by the bucket-load”. “Heartily recommended” by Folking.com, Acoustic magazine told readers they “kick up a heck of a storm,” while The Daily Express called the duo “a match made in heaven”.

The Jellyman’s Daughter at FAI

Wed, Feb. 15

11:00 – 11:30 #638 (w/The Bean Project)
1:00 – 1:20 AM #539

Thurs, Feb. 16

8:30 – 9:00 pm Official Showcase

Fri, Feb. 17

1:25-1:45 #539

Sat. Feb. 18

3:00 – 3:30 #638
1:00 – 1:25 #709

10:40

Emily Kelly, Paul Gilbody, and Graham Coe of The Jellyman’s Daughter pn the Feb 15, 2017 Wednesday MidDay Medley

7. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “Giving Up” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:44 – Underwriting

10:46

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

The Jellyman’s Daughter started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month gigging around Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September, while working away at new songs for their second album. In 2017 they are focusing on putting the finishing touches on the substance of the second album.

10:49

8. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “White Shadow” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on mandolin & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:57

9. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “The One You’re Leaving”
from: The Jellyman’s Daughter / The Jellyman’s Daughter / September 24, 2014
[The debut full length album from Edinburgh, Scotland based alt.acoustic duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. Written and arranged by The Jellyman’s Daughter. Mixed by Garry Boyle at The Depot, Edinburgh Mastered by Andrew Mitchell at Audio Bay.]

[The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room. More info at: http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com]

11:00 – Station ID

10. Carrie Elkin – “Albatross”
from: The Penny Collector / Red House Records / Expected: March 10, 2017
[Carrie Elkin was born 1974. She is a folk/country singer and musician based out of Austin, Texas where she lives with fellow musician and singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt, they married in October 2014. Active since the mid-1990s, she has travelled to and settled in a variety of places, including Cleveland, Athens, Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, and Boston, finally coming to settle in Austin in the summer of 2007. In September 2010 she signed with Red House Records.]

[Carrie Elkin plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 6:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing East/West. ]

11. Heather Mae – “I Am Enough”
from: I Am Enough [EP] / Heather Mae / June 10, 2016
[An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, L-Mag calls Heather Mae “the new queer Adele”. Mae breaks ground with her new social justice infused EP, entitled “I AM ENOUGH” (#60 – iTunes Pop Album) by shining light on touchy subjects not often heard in pop music.]

[Heather Mae plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing South.]

12. Élage Diouf – “Sankara”
from: Melokáane / Pump Up The World / August 28, 2015
[“My music is for the world to enjoy. It touches the heart, whatever the language. My songs combine many cultures’ warm influences, with good dancing rhythms, sounds that make you want to move and feel great. This is what I want for me, my family, my planet.” -Élage Diouf]

[Élage Diouf plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 7:45 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Liberty.]

13. John Craigie – “Virgin Guitar”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

11:20 – Underwriting

14. John Craigie – “Live of Less”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

[John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Roanoke.]

15. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

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

16. Megan Slankard – “Bones Live Forever”
from: Running on Machinery / Independent / May 19, 2015
[Fifth album from San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard. She calls her new release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com. Megan Slankard joined us on WMM on February 18, during Folk Alliance International Conference.]

11:34 – Interview with Megan Slankard

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. After Folk Alliance, Megan hits the road with Nashville based, singer songwriter and producer, Alex Wong. Alex produced Megan’s 2015 release, Running on Machinery.”

11:40

Megan Slankard

17. Megan Slankard – “New Song / Untitled” (LIVE)

Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference.

11:44 – Interview with John Craigie & Megan Slankard

John Craigie, grew up in California and is now based in Portland, Oregon. A poetic and prolific songwriter John is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. John Craigie is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. No Rain, No Rose, is his tenth studio album.

John Craigie, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

John Craigie born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA, is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie

John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International, Thurs, Feb 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin in Roanoke Room. More info at: http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com

11:56

18. Robyn Hitchcock– “I Want to tell You About What I Want”
from: Robyn Hitchcock / Yep Roc / April 21, 2017
[Robyn Rowan Hitchcock was born March 3, 1953. He is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar. After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock’s lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterizations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life. He was signed to two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album ]

[Robyn Hitchcock plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

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

Next week on Feb 22, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt returns as Guest Producer. Plus Shaun Crowley joins us with the new single from Momma’s Boy

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

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

Show #669

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Folk Alliance International

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

More information at: www.folk.org

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

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

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

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

Calvin Arsenia

Calvin Arsenia

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

The Jellyman's Daughter

The Jellyman’s Daughter

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

John Craigie

John Craigie

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

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

Show #669

WMM Playlist from February 8, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Community Speaks Through our Airwaves and this Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:33 – Underwriting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.witchjail.bandcamp.com

10:49

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

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

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

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

11:00 – Station ID

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:14

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

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

11:18 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:30

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

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

11:34 – Underwriting

KKFI is an Independent, non-commercial radio station!

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

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

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

90.1 offers nearly 100 different radio programs. 80 of those programs are locally produced, and hosted and engineered by over 100 different people, who create content, and personally handcraft each show. There are over 135 hours each week of locally produced handcrafted programs. You will not find this anywhere else on your radio dial. It is very special. Not only do we bring the most diverse and unfiltered news and information, but our musical playlist is so very much deeper, and more comprehensive, than any other radio station in town. In one week you will hear over 2000 different songs played, as well as voices from the hundreds of KKFI volunteers and the hundreds of guests who visit out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?

11:43

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

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

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

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

11:57

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

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

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

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

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

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Show #668