WMM Playlist February 19, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Synergy Services + Bach Aria Soloists & newEar
+ Money Wolf Music at The Folk Alliance International Conference

1. Akkilles – “Leave Your Love”
from: Something You’d Say / Akkilles / July 2, 2013
[Singer/songwriter David Bennett formed the KC based band Akkilles in 2011. David has been recording and performing with a collective of his friends and fellow musicians. Akkilles includes David Bennett on lead vocalsm guitar; Isaac Anderson, on drums; Rachel Pollock on violin, piano, percussion, & vocals; Nick Pick on Bass & vocals; Jeff Larison on lead guitar & dobro. David Bennett & Issac Anderson joined us on 6/26]

[Akkilles play Czar Bar, Thursday, Feb. 20, with Rae Fitzgerald, and Cleemann]

2. Folkicide – “You’re My Best Friend”
from: Folkicide’s A Night At The Opera / Independent / September 29, 2012

[Folkicide Mercury plays an in-store at Mills Records, Friday, February 21, 7:30pm]

3. Com Truise – “Declination (Ft. Joel Ford)”
from: Wave 1 / Ghostly / February 18, 2014
[Com Truise, is New Jersey based designer and musician named Seth Haley, who said he envisioned this record as a “sort of film score…from the mind,” chronicling the life and death of Com Truise, the world’s first robotic astronaut, from his creation and life on Earth to his subsequent mission to a newly discovered galaxy called “Wave 1.”]

[Com Truise plays Kansas City, TONIGHT, Feb. 19 at the recordBar, with Phantoms.]

10:13

4. Holy Ghost! – “Changing of The Guard”
from: Dynamics / DFA / Sept. 9, 2013
[The brainchild of childhood friends Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, the Brooklyn-based band Holy Ghost! recently transformed from a duo into a 4-piece. The band has toured with LCD Soundsystem and Chromeo Holy Ghost uses a lot of vintage synths.]

[Holy Ghost! plays Kansas City Friday, Feb. 21 at The Riot Room, with (DJ)/Sheppa]

5. The Dead Girls – “Naysayer”
from: Fade In/Fade Out / Independent / 2013
[Formerly Dead Girls Ruin Everything. Formed in 2004 from the ashes of two bands that were staples of the Lawrence / KC power-pop sound. Guitarists / singers JoJo Longbottom and Cameron Hawk, of Podstar, combine their dual-guitar attack and vocal harmonies with the rhythmic assault of drummer Eric Melin and bassist Nick Colby, of Ultimate Fakebook. Produced by Chris Cosgrove who produced their 2010 album “Out Of Earshot.”]

[The Dead Girls play A MIDCOAST TAKEOVER FUNDRAISER SHOW, Saturday, February 22, at The Riot Room, with Federation of Horsepower, Drop A Grand, Scruffy & the Janitors.]

6. Josh Berwanger – “I Can Feel The Moon”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[From Berwangermusic.com: Josh Berwanger made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released two albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty) selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and released (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job doing the next most logical thing possible– coaching high school basketball in Lawrence, Kansas. For Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with (original drummer for The Anniversary) Michael Hutcherson, who brought brought the rhythm to the record. “Josh and I met in 1996 while playing in local KC pop punk bands,” recalls Hutcherson, “I am honored to be making music with Josh again. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship. No questions, no egos, just rock and roll. The album also features additional playing from The Breeders’ Jim Macpherson.]

[Josh Berwangr Band plays the I Heart Local Music’s Benefit for those heading to SXSW at Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass, Lawrence, KA, Fri, Feb. 21 w/ Psychic Heat, Stiff Middle Fingers, and CS Luxem.]

7. Maria The Mexican – “El Cascabel”
from: Moon Colored Jade / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013
[Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For 10 years, Teresa & Maria Elena Cuevas performed w/ Marachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. One of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when 4 of the 7 members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grand-children Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa & Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. The band’s fusion is mixed with blues, soul, funk, rock, enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom.]

[Maria the Mexican plays The Brick, TONIGHT, Feb. 19, with Lance Canales]

10:30 – Interview with Jennifer Kempema & Speed Levitch of Synergy Services

Synergy Services is a not-for profit service organization that started in 1979 as Synergy House, the only shelter for runaway & homeless youth in western Missouri. Today, 35 years later, Synergy works to overcome violence in our community. Synergy provides extensive care for individuals & families. It’s Youth Crisis Shelter & Synergy Youth Resiliency Center provides: housing, mental health, social services, medical and dental care, as well as free art and music workshops to any metro area youth. This Sunday, Feb 23, 4 to 8:00 pm, at 2001 NE Parvin Road, KCMO. Synergy Services presents “Art Soup” an open house to event benefits the broad services that Synergy provides. Jennifer Kempema, is art therapist at Synergy and Timothy Speed Levitch, host of “up to speed” will serve as Host & MC for “Art Soup.” http://www.synergyservices.org

There are an estimated 2000 homeless youth in the KC area each night.

Timothy Speed Levitch, you will serve as Host & MC for “Art Soup.”

Musical Entertainment from: Elsa Rae, Margo May, Allen Arias.

Soups from area restaurants including: Affäre, Happy Gillis, Tavern at Mission Farms, Chaz on the Plaza, Cafe Provence …served in bowls that are works of art by students

The event benefits the broad services that Synergy provides at it’s Youth Crisis Shelter and Synergy Youth Resiliency Center including: housing, mental health, social services, medical and dental care, as well as free art and music workshops to any metro area youth.

Timothy “Speed” Levitch – A psychogeographer of cities. Tour guide of the spirit. Host of “up to speed” http://www.speedlevitchonline.com

Synergy Services Art Soup, Sun, Feb 23, 4 to 8:00 pm, at 2001 NE Parvin Road, KCMO. The event benefits the broad services that Synergy provides at it’s Youth Crisis Shelter and Synergy Youth Resiliency Center including. Info at: http://www.synergyservices.org

10:41 – Interview with Elizabeth Suh Lane, Beau Bledsoe, and Jeff Harshbarger

Bach Aria Soloists & newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble are joining forces to present “L’Histoire: From Bach to Stravinsky,” Sat, Feb 22, at 8:00 pm. at Community Christian Church 4601 Main, KCMO. newear.org, bachariasoloists.com or 816-235-6222

Elizabeth Suh Lane, was acclaimed, “…among the finest chamber musicians in America today” by San Francisco Symphony’s Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. She’s performed across the globe as a chamber, solo & orchestral musician in the finest concert halls. Elizabeth is founder-Executive-Artistic Director & violinist for Bach Aria Soloists. Her leadership has brought world-class collaborations to KC to partner with the ensemble.

Jeff Harshbarger, was voted KC’s Best Musician by Pitch Magazine, he has recorded and performed across the globe with such varied groups as Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, Forever Tango, Eugene Chadborne, Mitt Abel, and dozens more. He is the curator of Jeff Harshbarger Presents: An Alternative Jazz Series, at the recordBar.

Also joining us is Mark Lowry a co-founder of newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. An orchestral musician, he has over 25 years experience with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He is also a founding member of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. In the theater, he has performed with the national touring companies of Wicked, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, A Chorus Line, Young Frankenstein, and several others. Mark is a native of St. Louis and holds the Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Bach Aria Soloist and newEar join together to present music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Igor Stravinsky on Feb. 22 at Community Christian Church. The concert will begin with Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo in E minor. It will be performed by violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, harpsichordist Elisa Bickers and double bassist Jeff Harshbarger. Here in our 90.1 FM Studios is Elizabeth Suh Lane and Jeff Harshbarger, sans Harpsichord, performing Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo in E minor from their upcoming concert “L’Histoire: From Bach to Stravinsky,” Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 pm. at Community Christian Church

8. Elizabeth Suh Lane & Jeff Harshbarger – “Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Continuo in E minor” (Live)

Bach Aria Soloists and newEar Present L’Histoire: From Bach to Stravinsky, Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 pm. at Community Christian Church 4601 Main, Kansas City, Mo. More info at http://www.bachariasoloists.com Ticket info at: 816-235-6222


11:00 – Station ID

9. Crosby Stills Nash – “Marrakesh Express”
from: Crosby, Stills, Nash / Atlantic / 1969

[Graham Nash is the keynote speaker at the Folk Alliance International CONFERENCE, February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center. http://www.folk.org]

10. Jorge Arana Trio – “Catching Bullets With Your Teeth”
from: Mapache / Independent / October 26, 2012 [Debut. Recorded at Soundtrek Studios with Justin Wilson, May 7th, 2012. Jorge Arana – Guitar / Keys , Josh Enyart – Drums , Jason Nash – Bass]

[Jorge Arana Trio play The Money Wolf Showcase – Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Folk Alliance International CONFERENCE, February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center. http://www.folk.org.]

11. She’s A Keeper – “Plattsburg”
from: Sterlin / Independent / December 11, 2013
[5-piece band from KC, includes: Fritz Hutchison – vocals, banjo, percussion; Zac Jurden – vocals, guitar; Colin Nelson – vocals, guitar; Elliott Phillips – bass, mandolin; Kate Sopcich – cello, keyboard.]

[She’s A Keeper play The Ink Showcase – Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Folk Alliance International CONFERENCE, February 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center. http://www.folk.org.]

11:10 – Interview with Winston Apple

12. Winston Apple – “Hold Steady”
from: The Two Tones / Winston Apple / Feb. 2014
[Recorded by Mark Thies at Markosa Studios.]

Kansas City based singer, songwriter, musician – Winston Apple joined us to talk about his new collection titled, “The Two Tones,” recorded and produced by Mark Thies at Markosa Studios.

11:18

13. Winston Apple – “Right Where She Wants Me”
from: The Two Tones / Winston Apple / Feb. 2014
[Recorded by Mark Thies at Markosa Studios.]

14. Winston Apple – “Hey Hey Hey”
from: The Two Tones / Winston Apple / Feb. 2014
[Recorded by Mark Thies at Markosa Studios.]

11:29 – Underwriting

11:30 – Interview with Christian Hankel & Tommy Donoho

15. Jason Beers – “My Favorite Wall”

Jason Beers is one of over 3000 musicians & music people participating in the 26th annual Folk Alliance International CONFERENCE, that is starting today, Feb 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center. Opening night KC Extravaganza is TONIGHT featuring multiple showcases in multiple venues, including Money Wolf Music’s Showcase, 8:00pm to 1:00am, in the Pershing South of the Westin Crown Center, featuring: Jason Beers, John Statz & Josh Harty, Jorge Arana Trio, The Silver Maggies, Dollar Fox, Expassionates.

From Money Wolf Music, Christian Hankel and Tommy Donoho, joined us.

Money Wolf Music is presenting several musical showcases, the first being tonight at 8:00.

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.

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

11:36

16. Tommy Donoho – “Hey Angeline” (LIVE)

[Tommy’s Band, Dollar Fox released 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.]

11:40

One of the bands that is getting together for a rare live appearance is Expassionates. Playing tonight.

11:43

17. Expassionates – “Dizzy”
from: Landscapes / Independent / 2008
[Scott Easterday, guitar, vocal, Marco Pascolini, guitar, Richard Burgess, bass, and Sam Platt, drums.]

11:46

This is a busy week for Money Wolf Music, last night John Statz & Josh Harty just released their collaborative recording with a special show at Czar bar. The two artists were recently signed to KC Recording label, Money Wolf Music.

John Statz & Josh Harty, recorded their new album unrehearsed, live, with no edits, 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 Harty is originally from North Dakota and John Statz is from Wisconsin.

10:48

18. John Statz with Josh Harty – “World War” (Live) (4:30)
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014

[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.]

Money Wolf Music – Young Songwriters Contest

11:54

Christian Hankel and Tommy Donoho also discussed their Money Wolf Music – Young Songwriters Contest that sent two area high school aged musicians to the Folk Alliance International Conference.

The Money Wolf Music Showcase, for the Folk Alliance International Conference, Feb. 19 – 23, at The Westin Crown Center, Pershing South at 8:00 pm. For more information about the Money Wolf Music Showcase for the Folk Alliance International you can visit: http://www.folk.org or http://www.moneywolfmusic.com

11:55

19. The Silver Maggies – “Slow Poke”
from: My Pale Horse / Money Wolf Music / March 28, 2013
[Fronted by lead singer/songwriters – Patrick Deveny and Terrence Moore (American Catastrophe, The Black Water). Founding members include Felix Dukes on electric guitar, Jonathan Knecht on drums, Steve Tubbert (Zoom) on bass. Terrence joined The Silver Maggies in 2010 after performing with band at the Murder Ballad Ball. He brought several original songs to add to the repertoire and splits singing and songwriting duties. The band added Amy Farrand (American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, EIO) on vocals and instrumentation, and Samon Rajabnik on B3 organ. Both artists performed a raucous set at the 2012 Murder Ballad Ball. The album was recorded by Chris Cosgrove at Black Lodge, Cosgrove Audio, WaveLab and Element Recording. Mixing was done in Tuscon, AZ at WaveLab by veteran producer/engineer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case, DeVotchKa).]

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

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For Wednesday MidDay Medley I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

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