Nov. 21 – Sam Billen + Victor & Penny + Ernest James Zydeco

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sam Billen + Victor & Penny + Ernest James Zydeco
+ Local & New Releases

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Fourth of July, The Caves, Fullbloods, Lazy, David George, Sleazebeats, Sam Billen, Victor & Penny, and Ernest James Zydeco.

At 10:15 Mark talks with singer-songwriter-producer Sam Billen, from Lawrence, Kansas. Sam has been making music since he started piano lessons at the age of 8. Sam fronted the critically-acclaimed indie rock group The Billions, signed to the L.A. based Northern Records. In 2004, Sam started recording as a solo artist, and this year he released his 10th solo recording: “Places,” on his own new music label, Primary Color Collective. More information at:

At 10:45 Mark welcomes back to the show, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling) who join us to discuss their new upcoming full-length release, “Side by Side,” inspired by their experiences on the road and the people they’ve met. Victor & Penny recorded the album in October, 2012, at The Cooler in Kansas City with local musicians and engineers. “Side By Side” will be released November 23, 2012. Victor & Penny play the recordBar, Saturday, November 24, in an all-ages show at 1:00 PM. More info at:

At 11:15 Mark talks with the KC based band Ernest James Zydeco, made up of: Ernest James on Accordion, Guitar and Vocals; Jaisson Taylor on Drums and Vocals; Barry Barnes on Washboard and Percussion; Mike Stover on Bass; and Tony LaCroix on Guitar and Vocals. Ernest James Zydeco joins us to discuss their new full length recording, “3 Steps From La La” to be released November 30. Ernest James Zydeco play The Lawrence Arts Center, Saturday, November 24, at 4:00 PM. Ernest James Zydeco play their CD Release show, at BB’s Lawnside BBQ, Friday, November 30 at 9:00 PM. More info at:

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