Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Folk Alliance International with Betse & Clarke, Megan Slankard, and Kristen Ford. Plus, Nicholas St. James

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Music from Folk Alliance International Conference
+ Betse & Clarke + Kristen Ford + Megan Slankard
+ Nicholas St. James

In celebration of, Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday MidDay Medley features music from: The Jellyman’s Daughter, Leyla McCalla, The Suitcase Junket, Birds of Chicago, The Sea the Sea, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, Betse & Clarke, The Matchsellers, Under The Big Oak Tree, and Violet & The Undercurrents. We’ll also feature brand new music from Nicholas St. James.



At 10:30 Mark welcomes San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, and Nashville based indie-folk-rocker Kristen Ford to our 90.1 FM Studios. Both women are in KC, along with hundreds of musicians from around the world, to play at Folk Alliance International Conference. Megan and Kristen tour individually all over the country in support of their releases. Kristen performs over 200 shows a year, fusing indie, folk, country, blues & rock and roll. Her one-woman band performance includes guitar, percussion and variety of effects pedals, creating a unique musical experience. Megan Slankard calls her latest release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: and

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At 11:00, Betse & Clarke join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Betse & Clarke will be performing at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, including instructing at the Folk Alliance International Music Camp. In 2016 Betse & Clarke will be performing and teaching at Montana Fiddle Camp, Earful of Fiddle Camp, and Grand Targhee Music Camp. Both Betse & Clarke are 2015 fellows of Artist, INC. The duo released their EP Bird Notes, on June 4, 2015. Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt and Brett Hodges perform on the third Thursday each month, for “Old Time at Ollie’s,” at Ollie’s Local, at 3044 Gillham Rd. On February 18 they will welcome special guest Adam Tanner, who will be in town for the Folk Alliance Camp and Conference! More info at and


At 11:30, Lawrence based, vaudeville-folk-troubadour, Nicholas St. James, joins us to share new music from his debut full-length album, THEATRES to be available with a special Album Release Show, Monday, February 22, at 7:30 pm at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, Kansas with the Jazz Cigarettes. The evening will also feature performances from Lawrence’s own folk-singer-songwriter, Tyler Gregory and Gadjos-Chapeaux member of the Jazz Manouche Quartet. More information at:

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