WMM Playlist from October 23, 2013

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Musical World of Krystle Warren
+ Monta At Odds & Gemini Revolution
+ Music from The Winfield Hangover

1. Monta At Odds – “Some Times Almost Never Happens”
from: Unsuspecting / Upstairs Recordings / originally released in 2005, Re-released in 2012
[Kansas City, Kansas based musicians, Dedric and Delaney Moore’s electronica and psychedelica recordings have been released through the Canadian record label, Upstairs Recordings who reissued their band, Monta At Odds, 2005 release “Unsuspecting” last year.

[Monta At Odds play the recordBar, Tuesday, October 29 with My Gold Mask, and Redder Moon.]

2. Gemini Revolution – “My Mind Has Wings”
from: My Mind Has Wings [EP] / Upstairs Recordings / November 1, 2013
[Gemini Revolution is: Dedric Moore, Delaney Moore, Mika Tayana. They were asked to perform at last year’s Pop Montreal Festival. Upstairs Recordings of Vancouver, Canada, released their self titled, full length debut to coincide with the festival.]

10:32 – Underwriting

10:33 – The WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room

By all reports it was a very wonderful Walnut Valley Festival this past September in Winfield Kansas. Many of the participants are keeping the spirit alive with The WINFIELD HANGOVER, Saturday, October 26, at Riot Room. Here are four musical acts in the Hangover: Loaded Goat, FastFoodJunkies, Wells The Traveler, and Betse Ellis…

3. Loaded Goat – “Shine”
from: Sick & Tired / Loaded Goat / 2012
[Martin Korb, Matt Hawkins, Eddie Crane, Paul Andrews, Rob Ritter. Written by Eddie Crane. Recorded and Engineered by Duane Trowr at Weights and Measures Soundlab.]

[Loaded Goat plays the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Betse Ellis, Wells The Traveler , Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, and Fast Food Junkies]

4. FastFoodJunkies – “Bubba”
from: Your Dying Day / Independent / June 1, 2012
[all songs written by Fast Food Junkies © 2012, recorded by Mike West @ 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence, KS. Landon Unruh: Banjo, Vocals; Chicken Dinner: Bass; Clint Snyder: Guitar, Vocals]

[FastFoodJunkies plays the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Loaded Goat, Wells The Traveler , Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, Betse Ellis.]

5. Betse Ellis – “Stamper”
from: High Moon Order / Free Dirt Records / June 14, 2013
[Critically acclaimed 2nd solo release from renowned fiddler, Betse Ellis, a founding member of The Wilders]

[Betse Ellis plays the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Loaded Goat, Wells The Traveler , Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, and Fast Food Junkies]

6. Wells The Traveler – “One For The Dreamers”
from: One For The Dreamers / Independent / August 23, 2013
[Manchester, England born Danny McGaw released one of our favorite recordings of 2012 w/ “Eccles Road.” Since then he has been playing with drummer Jason Jones & bassist Dan Hines (of the Lawrence band Paw), Chad Brothers on guitar, and Musician, Producer, and member of Truckstop Honeymoon, Mike West, who was intially brought in to produce the group’s debut recording, and ended up becoming the fifth member.]

[Wells The Traveler play the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Loaded Goat, Betse Ellis, Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, and Fast Food Junkies]

10:45

7. John Vanderslice – “Song for Dana Lok”
from: Dagger Beach / Tiny Telephone / June 11, 2013
[John Vanderslice launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording and distribution of his 9th full length recording of original songs: Dagger Beach, on his own label, Tiny Telephone. For Kickstarter donors he also recorded a limited edition vinyl recording: Vanderslice Plays Diamond Dogs. We will bring you some of these tracks on vinyl on future WMM shows.]

[John Vanderslice plays Czar Bar, on Friday, October 25]

10:47 – The Musical World of Krystle Warren

2001 Paseo Arts Academy Graduate, Krystle Warren began her musical career wowing Kansas City audiences and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, five years ago Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and Britsh television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle recently created her own music label: Parlour Door Music, to release her new recordings, including: “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording that came from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in two separate releases, in Europe.

8. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Forever Is A Long Time”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]

9. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Every Morning”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]

10:59

Krystle Warren recently returned home to Kansas City from Paris, to play on the Kansas City Live Stage in the Power & Light District Rhythms Series. We sat down with Krystle the day before that concert to talk about her musical adventures, her marriage, and the day she met Rufus Wainwright and auditioned before Rufus, Nick Cave, and Emmylou Harris for the New York and UK tribute concerts for Kate McGarrigle.

11:00

10. Krystle Warren – “Station I.D.”

11. Mark interviews Krystle Warren

11:27 – Krystle Warren’s Musical Collaborators

We heard Krystle refer to many people in the interview, she talked about the day she met Rufus Wainwright and auditioned before Rufus, Nick Cave, and Emmylou Harris for the New York and UK concerts in honor of the late Kate McGarrigle, the beloved singer and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame member. After McGarrigle died of sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2010, her children the acclaimed musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright and her sister and musical partner Anna McGarrigle led tribute concerts in London, Toronto, and New York. The New York concerts were filmed for a feature documentary entitled Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, directed by Lian Lunson who earlier has directed the film, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Here from the new (2-CD) recording, “Sing Me The Songs – Celebrating The Works of Kate McGarrigle,” produced by Joe Boyd, who also curated the concerts, is Krystle Warren singing Kate McGarrigle’s “I Don’t Know.

12. Krystle Warren – “I Don’t Know”
from: Sing Me The Songs Celebrating The Works of Kate McGarrigle / Nonesuch / June 21, 13
[Features highlights from three concerts in honor of the late Kate McGarrigle. Proceeds from the concerts provided seed money for the Kate McGarrigle Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money in the fight against sarcoma and also to preserving her legacy through the arts. Net proceeds from the sale of Sing Me the Songs also will be donated to the Foundation. The double-disc set was produced by Joe Boyd, who curated the concerts, and features performances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, and Teddy Thompson, among others. The New York concerts were filmed for a feature documentary entitled Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, directed by Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man) and produced by Luson and Teddy Wainwright. Candid interviews with McGarrigle’s family and friends are paired with rousing performances of her music.]

Krystle talked about Joe Boyd, who produced and curated the Tribute to Kate McGarrigle, Joe Boyd is also the producer of another tribute recording, released earlier this year, featuring live recordings of the songs of the late Nick Drake. Joe Boyd was Nick Drake’s original producer. Here from “Way To Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake” is Krystle Warren and Teddy Thompson doing the classic “Pink Moon.”

13. Teddy Thompson & Krystle Warren – “Pink Moon”
from: Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake / StorySound Records / April 16, 2013
[Joe Boyd, put together a series of concerts in the UK, Australia and Italy to celebrate Nick’s greatness as a songwriter. The concerts are called Way To Blue and they have involved singers as diverse as Teddy Thompson, Green Gartside (from Scritti Politti), Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan and Lisa Hannigan, as well as bass master Danny Thompson (who played on Nick’s records), and the arrangements of Robert Kirby. These recordings are the edited highlights of concerts in New York and London. Over the years, Boyd has explored the possibility of producing an album in tribute to Drake s songwriting. But despite many well-known artists wishing to participate, he always resisted, because it seemed the only practical way to accomplish it would be for each artist to supply a track recorded separately, with their own chosen musicians. Boyd felt that the only way to avoid the pitfalls of the typical Tribute Album would be to have everyone together for a week in a rural studio, backing each other with harmonies and guitar parts, creating an organic whole of an album. By performing Way To Blue fifteen times over the course of four years, he has accomplished something resembling his original dream. The songs have been honed and shaped over the course of time, and the spirit of togetherness among the Way To Blue company has proved inspiring to all participants. The result is an album with the quality of a studio production and the spontaneity of a live performance.]

11:39 – Underwriting

11:40 – Krystle Warren’s Touring Life, opening for…

14. Joan As Police Woman – “Kiss The Specifics”
from: The Deep Field / 101 Distribution / Feb. 1, 2011
[Joan Wasser was a professional violinist, who after the death of her boyfriend Jeff Buckley, began to sing and write songs with some of Jeff’s band mates in a project called Black Beetle. Since assuming her current moniker in 2002 she assumed her new identity – a reference to the 70’s cop show, and has toured and collaborated with Rufus Wainwright and Antony and the Johnsons. She has received critical acclaim for her three studio albums REAL LIFE (2006), TO SURVIVE (2008) and a compilation of covers aptly titled COVER (2009).]

15. Rufus Wainright – “Jericho”
from: Out of The Game / Decca / April 24, 2012
[Produced by Mark Ronson, this is the seventh studio album from Rufus. Recorded in New York in the fall of 2011, the twelve songs include the Dap-Kings; Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow; Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright. On August 23, 2012 Rufus Wainwright and Jörn Weisbrodt married in Montauk, New York. Artist Justin Vivian Bond officiated. On February 2, 2013 Rufus Waiwright became a dad with the birth of Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen born to Leonard Cohen’s daughter Lorca Cohen. Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen will reportedly be brought up by both of her parents, as well as Wainwright’s partner, “deputy dad” Jörn Weisbrodt. ]

11:50

16. Krystle Warren – “To The Middle”
from: Circles / Because Music / March 13, 2009
[ 2009 release from the American singer/songwriter and her band The Faculty. Krystle Warren hails from Kansas City, Missouri. She learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles’ albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Her musical tastes range from Rufus Wainwright to Betty Carter, Willie Nelson to Odetta. She has toured the US with Martha Wainwright, Zap Mama, Rodrigo & Gabriela and Erykah Badu.]

17. Teddy Thompson – “Saratoga Summer Song”
from: Sing Me The Songs Celebrating The Works of Kate McGarrigle / Nonesuch / June 21, 13
[British folk and rock musician born February 19, 1976. He is the son of folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and brother of singer Kamila Thompson. He released his first album in 2000.]

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

Sources for notes on tracks and interview segments come from: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org and where noted.

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