WMM Playlist from January 22, 2014

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Money Wolf Music & Folk Alliance International
+ Kaite Stover of Kansas City Public Library
+ Enrique Chi of Making Movies
+ Sterling Witt’s New Music & European Tour

1. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – “Retreat!”
from: Give The People What They Want / Daptone Records / Jan 14, 2014

2. Cate Le Bon – “I Can’t Help You”
from: Mug Museum / Witchita Recordings / November 12, 2013
[Originally from in Cardiff, Wales, now based in California, she sings in both English and Welsh. Singled out by critics for her dark lyrical content, and “haunting voice.” She released one of our favorite records of 2012.]

[Cate Le Bon plays the recordBar, Monday, January, 27]

3. John Statz with Josh Harty – “World of War”
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014
[Recorded unrehearsed, live, with no edits, and no punches at Silo Sounds on the south side of Denver, on a free day between shows. John and Josh had played Denver the night before, and only had to drive as far as Fort Collins the next. Josh Hatly is originally from North Dakota and John Statz is from Wisconsin. Currently based in Denver the two artists were recently signed to Kansas City Recording label, Money Wolf Music.]

[John Statz with Josh Harty will play Czar bar, Tues, Feb. 18, with a special CD Release of 12 August, with Zachary Lucky, and Tommy Donoho.]

[John Statz & Josh Harty play The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb. 19 – Money Wolf Presents Showcase, at Pershing South, 8:00 to 1:00, featuring: Jason Beers, Jorge Arana Trio, The Silver Maggies, Dollar Fox, Expassionates.]

10:15 – Interview with Christian Hankel

Musician, actor, writer, producer – Christian Hankel is a long-time veteran of the Kansas City Music Scene. Christian is a member of two Money Wolf Music bands, Alacartoona and The Hillary Watts Riot, he is a co-founder of the performance collective Monocle, and a year ago he became an official partner in the Kansas City-based label Money Wolf Music. Christian joins us to talk about Money Wolf Music, their Young Songwriters Contest, and Money Wolf Music’s collaboration with the International Folk Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center.

On the Money Wolf Music website, it is written that Christian Hankel is dedicated to casting a wider focus on and distribution for acts that have come to be known as The Modern Sound of Kansas City. “I’m very excited to be joining Money Wolf Music,” says Hankel. “Their innovative, community-based approach to making and promoting music has already created a strong family of mutually supportive bands. I’m looking forward to exploring new promotion strategies with them, and to widening the collective to include classical, theatrical, and jazz artists.”

Folk Alliance International and INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE, February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center.

The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb 19 – Money Wolf’s Showcase, 8:00pm to 1:00am, featuring: Jason Beers, John Statz & Josh Harty, Jorge Arana Trio, The Silver Maggies, Dollar Fox, Expassionates.

Folk Alliance International is bringing over 3000 musicians & music industry professionals to KC for the 26th annual International Folk Conference in February. Money Wolf Music is working to spotlight our local music scene.

Folk Alliance International (FAI) is a membership-based industry group that advocates for folk music and dance, and provides support services for musicians. Defining “folk” as art which is “indigenous to one’s region or culture,” FAI welcomes artists from a wide variety of genres – blues, rock, country and alt-country, singer/songwriter, world music, zydeco, and many more – and styles both traditional and contemporary.

Money Wolf Music is sponsoring a Kansas City Showcase at the conference which will present live performances by over 30 local professional artists. The artists are a cross-section of the huge pool of talent we have here, and represent many musical genres. The showcase will highlight the quality and diversity of our music scene. It will also put local musicians in direct contact with an international audience of music

Money Wolf Music is also sponsoring a Young Songwriters Contest.

The 2014 INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE Opening night KC Extravaganza Wednesday, February 19 – Money Wolf Presents Showcase, at Pershing South, 8:00pm to 1:00am, featuring: Jason Beers, John Statz & Josh Harty, Jorge Arana Trio, The Silver Maggies, Dollar Fox, Expassionates. Info at: http://www.moneywolfmusic.com

10:30

4. Dollar Fox – “Josephine”
from: Little Mother’s Things I Am Keeping / Money Wolf Music / Oct. 27, 2012
[Recorded by Patrick Meager at Fuzz Bomb. Produced by Meger and Dollar Fox. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab. 7th release from Money Wolf Music. Dollar Fox: Tommy Donoho, Justin Penney, Nick Dothage, Ethan Taylor, Ryan Watkins.]

[Dollar Fox play The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb. 19 – Money Wolf Presents Showcase, at Pershing South, 8:00 to 1:00, featuring: Jason Beers, John Statz & Josh Harty, Jorge Arana Trio, The Silver Maggies, Dollar Fox, Expassionates.]

10:33 – Underwriting

10:34 – Interview with Kaite Stover

Kaite Stover is Director of Readers’ Services at The Kansas City Public Library. Kaite joined us back in October to discuss the KC Public Library’s Big Read of “True Grit.” A frequent contributor to KCUR, Kaite joins us today to discuss her favorite literary releases of 2013, as well as giving us a few suggestions for New Books for the New Year!

Kaite reported that 2013 was a good year for books.

Kaite prefers to read fiction, but likes to listen to non-fiction.

Kaite talke about a few of her favorite releases of 2013:

“S” by Doug Dorst and JJAbrams

Bill Willingham’s Fables graphic novel series, and

“This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Ann Patchett.

More info at http://www.kclibrary.org

10:49

5. Making Movies – “Cuna De Vida”
from: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi (guitar/lead vox), Brendan Culp (drums), Diego Chi (bass), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion /keyboard). Their new full length was produced with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Imn 2012 the band also released the EP “Aguardiente.” The Record Machine pressed a limited number of the 7 inch vinyl, 4 song EP. More info at makingmoviesband.com]

6. Kirsten Paludan & The Key Party – “Up All Night”
from: Up All Night / Independent / December 21, 2013
[Recorded at Element Studios, KCMO, February – November 2012. Produced by Kirsten Paludan and David Gaume. Engineered and mixed by David Gaume. Additional tracking on ‘Siberia’ by Joel Nanos. Cover artwork: ‘Moon’ by Jeremy Rockwell. Design: Studio Ike. Photo: Jeffrey McKee.]

10:57 – Station ID

10:57 – Interview with Enrique Chi

Enrique Chi, is lead singer of the KVC based band Making Movies.

Making Movies present their Five Year Anniversary Show at the RecordBar, Friday, February 14, with The Conquerors.

Making Movies:

Enrique Chi plays guitar and sings lead vocals,
Brendan Culp plays drums, vocals,
Diego Chi plays bass, and vocals,
Juan-Carlos Chaurand plays percussion and keyboards and vocals.

The band’s critically acclaimed release “A La Deriva,” was recorded with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.

2013 was a very busy year for Making Movies. You had the national release of “A La Deriva.” The band played Puerto Rico in March, and you recently played Panama, where Enrique’s family is from. Recently that band had the opportunity to meet the President of Panama.

11:05

6. Enrique Chi – “Lo Que Quiero” (LIVE)
also availaible on: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi (guitar/lead vox), Brendan Culp (drums), Diego Chi (bass), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion /keyboard). Their new full length was produced with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.]

Making Movies present their Five Year Anniversary Show at the RecordBar, Friday, February 14, with The Conquerors. More info at: http://www.makingmoviesband.com

11:13

8. Sterling Witt – “Love Me to Death”
from: Spirals / Grand River Records / January 24, 2014
[Engineered by Steve Phillips at BIG TIME Studios in Kansas City MO. Allan Winkler – Drums, Davy Langerak – Bass, Sterling Witt – Vocals & Guitar.]

11:15 – Interview with Sterling Witt and Davy Langerak

Artist-singer-songwriter Sterling Witt joined us to premiere music from his new EP “Spirals,” a limited edition four-song EP, available exclusively for those who support his European Tour – Pledge Music Campaign, launching Jan. 24th. Sterling Witt and his band, play Westport Coffee House Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania, Fri, Jan 24, at 8:00 pm.

Sterling brought along new bass player Davy Langerak, who just moved to KC from Denver, Colorado.

The new band the recorded the spirals EP:
Allan Winkler – Drums
Davy Langerak – Bass
Sterling Witt – Vocals & Guitar

The Spirals EP is an exclusive release available only to those who support the European Tour Pledge Music Campaign. The campaign will run for 2 months starting Jan 24th.

“Witt is a guy who has stretched songwriting into his own distinct voice and form.” -Timothy Finn

11:23

9. Sterling Witt – “Where in The World”
from: Spirals / Grand River Records / January 24, 2014
[Engineered by Steve Phillips at BIG TIME Studios in Kansas City MO. Allan Winkler – Drums, Davy Langerak – Bass, Sterling Witt – Vocals & Guitar.]

11:26 – Underwriting

11:33

10. Sterling Witt – “I Love You More Everyday ”
from: Spirals / Grand River Records / January 24, 2014
[Engineered by Steve Phillips at BIG TIME Studios in Kansas City MO. Allan Winkler – Drums, Davy Langerak – Bass, Sterling Witt – Vocals & Guitar.]

11:36

UK based Acoustic Magazine recently featured Sterling Witt.

Sterling Witt’s new EP “Spirals,” a limited edition four-song EP, is available exclusively for those who support his European Tour – Pledge Music Campaign, launching Jan. 24th. Sterling Witt and his band, play Westport Coffee House Theatre, 4010 Pennsylvania, Fri, Jan 24, at 8:00 pm. More info at: http://www.sterlingwitt.com

11:41

11. Ruth Acuff – “Winter”
from: The Golden Hour / Nation of Love / December, 2013

[Ruth Acuff plays The Nation of Love Kansas City Showcase, Saturday, February 1, at 7:00pm, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, with: Violet and the Undercurrents, Zorya, The B’Dinas, and The Future Kings. The Nation of love is an independent record label based out of Columbia Mo. The Nation of Love has also released their compilation release, THE GOLDEN HOUR. More information at: http://www.thenationoflove.com.]

12. Old Sound – “The Ocean”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck ~ Bass & Vocals; Grady Keller ~ Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Chad Brothers ~ Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan. Phil Wade and the band will be our guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley on February 12]

[Grady Keller plays a “Solo” set, opening for The John Brown Boys, Thurs, Jan 23rd, at Uptown Arts Bar – 3611 Broadway Blvd. Kansas City, MO]

[OLD SOUND play the Rural Grit Happy Hour, Monday, Feb. 10th at The Brick, 6-9PM.]

[Old Sound play The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb. 19 at Penn Valley on the KKFI Stage]

13. Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats -“Placebo”
from: Eddie Ate Dynamite / Independent / December 18, 2013

[Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats play The 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference Opening night KC Extravaganza Wed, Feb. 19 at Penn Valley on the Shawnee KCUR Stage]

11:59:30

14. 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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