Wednesday MidDay Medley features David George & A Crooked Mile’s “Radiant Man” + Shades of Jade + Lauren Anderson

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

David George & A Crooked Mile
+ Lauren Anderson + Shades of Jade

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork created by Rebecca Armstrong

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork created by Rebecca Armstrong

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Conquerors, Kodascope, Iris DeMent, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Shades of Jade, Kasey Rausch, David George & A Crooked Mile, The AM Trio, Lauren Anderson, Gary Cloud, Deco Auto, and more!

At 10:30 Mark welcomes back to the show, members of the band, Shades of Jade, who join us to talk about their new single, “That One” with Derick Cunigan to be released on August 20. The band includes conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet & flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion, Derrick Greenwood on bass & guitar, Dominique Sanders on bass, Vanessa Ayala on vocals, and Debo’ra Baskin on vocals. Music writer Bill Brownlee wrote, “Inspired by Robert Glasper and Sean Jones, Shades of Jade is at the vanguard of the burgeoning youth movement on Kansas City’s jazz scene.” Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, on Thursday, August 20, at 7:00 pm. More info at:

At 11:00 we’ll talk with KC based musician, David George about his new full length release “Radiant Man” from David George & A Crooked Mile. Bandmates Ben Byard and Giuliano Mingucci will also joins us in the interview. David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers, Jacob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent and have played The Crossroads Music Festival, MidCoast Takeover, and Folk Alliance International. The band includes: David George on vocals & guitar, John Johnson on guitar & vocals, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, Christine Gross on cello & vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on drums & vocals. In celebration of, “Radiant Man” David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope! More information at:

At 11:30, musician Lauren Anderson joins us to talk about her debut full length record, “Truly Me.” Originally from Chicago, Lauren first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson will play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, presented by Sprint, September 12. The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm. More information at:

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork from Rebecca Armstrong

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