WMM Playlist from February 15, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Music from Folk Alliance International
Calvin Arsenia + The Jellyman’s Daughter
+ John Craigie – Megan Slankard

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International. Today we feature music from artists participating in the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center, starting today and going throughout the weekend ending with The Kansas City Folk Fest on Sunday, February 19. More information at http://www.folk.org.

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Ani DiFranco – “Play God”
from: Play God – Single / Righteous Babe / October 7, 2016
[“Play God” is the first single and one of only three confirmed songs on the including “Deferred Gratification”, and “Binary” to be part of DiFranco’s twentieth studio album that will be released in May 2017. Ani DiFranco was born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970. She is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter and businesswoman. She has released more than 20 albums and is a feminist icon. Although DiFranco’s music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock she has added punk, funk, hip hop and jazz influences. DiFranco created her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe Foundation DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including abortion rights to gay visibility. She counts famed American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger among her mentors.]

[Ani DiFranco will attend Folk Alliance International’s 2017 conference to deliver a special presentation on Friday, February 17 at noon, in Century C, at Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.]

10:07

We have one exception to our Folk Alliance International themed show today, and that is our next song from, Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy.

Nick Carswell is in the bands: Carswell and Hope, and Pink Royal. Katlyn Conroy is the genius behind La Guerre, one of our most played and favorite musical entities of the Lawrence – Kansas City music scene. Last year in November, Katlyn and Nick and friends were part of a musical tribute to Damien Rice, called And So It Is… which included a performance of the 2002 album”O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.

Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy, play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Foxlin, and Under The Big Oak Tree.

10:08

3. Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy – “The Blower’s Daughter”
from: And So It Is / Silly Goose Records / November 18, 2016
[Nick Carswell on guitar & vocals, Katlyn Controy on piano & vocals, and Anna Cook on cello. Recorded and mixed by Jason Slote. And So It Is… was a musical tribute to Damien Rice, which included a performance of the 2002 album “O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.]

10:12 – Underwriting

4. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

10:17 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia and The Jellyman’s Daughter

Calvin Arsenia’s brand new, debut full-length album, Catastrophe, was just released yesterday. Calvin Arsenia has released five EPs, and has played Folk Alliance International for the last two years, the Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Quixotic, The Kansas City Public Library, and The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.

Calvin Arsenia, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Jellyman’s Daughter, are from Edinburgh, Scotland. Graham Coe on cello & vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, & guitar join us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The Jellyman’s Daughter released their critically acclaimed debut full length on September 24, 2014. Since then they’ve toured Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark and played last year’s Folk Alliance International Conference. The duo toured Canada last September, while also working on new songs for their second album they will be releasing this year. The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

Graham Coe and Emily Kelly, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:22

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Dying”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016.

10:31

Calvin Arsenia plays live on Feb. 15, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

6. Calvin Arsenia – ” Smoke and Mirrors” (Live) 

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com]

10:35

Calvin Arsenia recorded his February 3, 2015, EP Release Prose over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe of The Jellymans’s Daughter. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on Vocals, Graham Coe on Cello, Mark Smith on Percussion, Lyle Watt on Guitar Calvin Arsenia on Vocals & Guitar & Piano.

Graham Coe & Emily Kelly, of The Jellyman’s Daughter joined by Paul Gilbody on Bass.

The Jellyman’s Daughter play an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International Conference, Thur, Feb 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

Emily and Graham strive for originality in their songwriting, incorporating cello, guitar and mandolin in their songs. The duo share a unique affinity in their vocal harmonies, while Graham’s cello is “percussive as a drum, grounded as a bass or sweet as a fiddle” (Alan Morrison, The Herald)

After meeting in the inspiring setting of Edinburgh, Emily & Graham found a love for playing music with each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings.

Busking in the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. When in-demand playing partners Emily Kelly and Graham Coe released their full-length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year while Maverick magazine described them as “fascinating” and said they demonstrated “originality by the bucket-load”. “Heartily recommended” by Folking.com, Acoustic magazine told readers they “kick up a heck of a storm,” while The Daily Express called the duo “a match made in heaven”.

The Jellyman’s Daughter at FAI

Wed, Feb. 15

11:00 – 11:30 #638 (w/The Bean Project)
1:00 – 1:20 AM #539

Thurs, Feb. 16

8:30 – 9:00 pm Official Showcase

Fri, Feb. 17

1:25-1:45 #539

Sat. Feb. 18

3:00 – 3:30 #638
1:00 – 1:25 #709

10:40

Emily Kelly, Paul Gilbody, and Graham Coe of The Jellyman’s Daughter pn the Feb 15, 2017 Wednesday MidDay Medley

7. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “Giving Up” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:44 – Underwriting

10:46

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

The Jellyman’s Daughter started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month gigging around Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September, while working away at new songs for their second album. In 2017 they are focusing on putting the finishing touches on the substance of the second album.

10:49

8. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “White Shadow” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on mandolin & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:57

9. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “The One You’re Leaving”
from: The Jellyman’s Daughter / The Jellyman’s Daughter / September 24, 2014
[The debut full length album from Edinburgh, Scotland based alt.acoustic duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. Written and arranged by The Jellyman’s Daughter. Mixed by Garry Boyle at The Depot, Edinburgh Mastered by Andrew Mitchell at Audio Bay.]

[The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room. More info at: http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com]

11:00 – Station ID

10. Carrie Elkin – “Albatross”
from: The Penny Collector / Red House Records / Expected: March 10, 2017
[Carrie Elkin was born 1974. She is a folk/country singer and musician based out of Austin, Texas where she lives with fellow musician and singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt, they married in October 2014. Active since the mid-1990s, she has travelled to and settled in a variety of places, including Cleveland, Athens, Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, and Boston, finally coming to settle in Austin in the summer of 2007. In September 2010 she signed with Red House Records.]

[Carrie Elkin plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 6:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing East/West. ]

11. Heather Mae – “I Am Enough”
from: I Am Enough [EP] / Heather Mae / June 10, 2016
[An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, L-Mag calls Heather Mae “the new queer Adele”. Mae breaks ground with her new social justice infused EP, entitled “I AM ENOUGH” (#60 – iTunes Pop Album) by shining light on touchy subjects not often heard in pop music.]

[Heather Mae plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing South.]

12. Élage Diouf – “Sankara”
from: Melokáane / Pump Up The World / August 28, 2015
[“My music is for the world to enjoy. It touches the heart, whatever the language. My songs combine many cultures’ warm influences, with good dancing rhythms, sounds that make you want to move and feel great. This is what I want for me, my family, my planet.” -Élage Diouf]

[Élage Diouf plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 7:45 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Liberty.]

13. John Craigie – “Virgin Guitar”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

11:20 – Underwriting

14. John Craigie – “Live of Less”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

[John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Roanoke.]

15. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

16. Megan Slankard – “Bones Live Forever”
from: Running on Machinery / Independent / May 19, 2015
[Fifth album from San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard. She calls her new release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com. Megan Slankard joined us on WMM on February 18, during Folk Alliance International Conference.]

11:34 – Interview with Megan Slankard

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. After Folk Alliance, Megan hits the road with Nashville based, singer songwriter and producer, Alex Wong. Alex produced Megan’s 2015 release, Running on Machinery.”

11:40

Megan Slankard

17. Megan Slankard – “New Song / Untitled” (LIVE)

Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference.

11:44 – Interview with John Craigie & Megan Slankard

John Craigie, grew up in California and is now based in Portland, Oregon. A poetic and prolific songwriter John is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. John Craigie is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. No Rain, No Rose, is his tenth studio album.

John Craigie, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

John Craigie born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA, is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie

John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International, Thurs, Feb 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin in Roanoke Room. More info at: http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com

11:56

18. Robyn Hitchcock– “I Want to tell You About What I Want”
from: Robyn Hitchcock / Yep Roc / April 21, 2017
[Robyn Rowan Hitchcock was born March 3, 1953. He is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar. After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock’s lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterizations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life. He was signed to two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album ]

[Robyn Hitchcock plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

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

Next week on Feb 22, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt returns as Guest Producer. Plus Shaun Crowley joins us with the new single from Momma’s Boy

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
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