WMM Playlist from Mar. 31, 2021

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

New & MidCoastal Releases + Nan Turner + J. Jerome Searle + Chris Hudson + Rhonda Lyne

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. The Wild Women of Kansas City – “Don’t Let Go”
    from: Live At Pilgrim Chapel 9/26/2010 / Cosmic Cowboy Records / Reissued March 14, 2021
    [Reissued on digital for the first time by Cosmic Cowboy Records, The Wild Women of Kansas City, LIVE AT PILGRIM CHAPEL 9/26/2010 is a 14-track live recording. The vocal quartet included legendary Myra Taylor (1917-2011), Millie Edwards, Geneva Price and Lori Tucker, singing in harmony. More info at: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-wild-women-of-kansas-city/1557857551 from Bill Brownlee’s Plastic Sax blog: “The Wild Women’s repertoire belied its billing as a jazz group. The 55-minute recording includes readings of the disco anthem “I Will Survive,” Ray Charles’ earthy hit “Night Time Is the Right Time” and the proto-rock gem “Don’t Let Go.” // Backed by an unidentified organist, bassist and drummer, the crowd-pleasing entertainers also perform familiar warhorses like “Sentimental Journey,” “Stormy Weather” and the inescapable “Kansas City.” Edwards sings lead on “What a Wonderful World” and Taylor does her playful Louis Armstrong impression during “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” // The women assert their intent on “Let the Good Times Roll”: “Tell everybody: Wild Women are in town/Sometimes we’re serious, sometimes we got to clown/ We don’t let nobody play us cheap/We got heart, soul- ooh, listen to the beat.” Thanks to the invaluable Live at Pilgrim Chapel 9/26/2010, their vital beat plays on.”]
  1. Art Of Flying – “Song For Iris”
    from: Escort Mission / throatculture / November 11, 2018
    [“The duo known as Art of Flying, Anne Speroni (vocals, bass, piano) and David Costanza (guitar, keyboards, vocals, trumpet, harmonium), has been recording music together in Taos, New Mexico since 1998. Along their musical journey they’ve been joined by a variety of guest musicians. Their latest, Escort Mission, is their tenth recorded in their home studio. And for this go-round they were joined by Kevyn Gilbert (guitar), Max Moulton (drums, mandolin), Joel Ricci (trumpet), and Rita O’Connell (vocals). The album is a collection of eight exquisitely executed, introspective dream-pop songs. You can easily visualize the music as an accompaniment to an animation of their lithographic cover art. The soothing songs are a delight to listen to, though the eight minute “Jesus Said and Mary Said” is a bit too long.” – Henry Schneider, Expose Online! Published 2020-06-12. // 3 Recording Studios! 3 Years in the Making! (How many mixes & re-mixes, who knows?! We stopped counting)!!! Multiple Cover Images! Numerous Titles!! Everything given the once-over thrice! Escort Mission. 8 new songs from Art of Flying. Mastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Margaret Luthar, Escort Mission sounds beautiful!! Limited Edition (550) LP’s include: hand-printed & numbered silk-screened covers, (printed in Taos, NM) with liner notes & lyric sheet. Info at: http://www.artofflyingmusic.com]
  1. Sam Wells – “For The Deflated”
    from: For The Deflated / French Exit Records / December 31, 2020
    [Debut EP from Kansas City, based singer songwriter Sam Wells who has shared stages with Betsy Phillips, Kelly Hunt, Andrew Ryan, The Zack Pietrini Band, and The Phantastics. She was featured as a composer and performer in the Kansas City Repertory Theater production of “Ghost Light” performed on the lawn of The Nelson Atkin Museum of Art in October, 2020. Sam has also performed in Troostival (2020), Kansas City Porchfest (2019) and Jamdemic. In 2019, Wells released her debut single “Lesson Learned.” In early 2020 Wells released her second single “Sugar” producer and engineered by Riley Corbin at the Lawrence Kansas Public Library recording studio. It was only a decade ago, Sam Wells sat in her bedroom learning the Corrine Bailey Ray classic “Put Your Records On”. This was all it took to ignite a lifetime love affair with music. With her smooth and sultry voice and the warm tones of a baritone ukulele, she shares stories of love, loss and everything in between. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Sam Wells has lived in Lawrence, but now calls KC home. Info at: http://www.whoissamwells.com. Sam Wells was on WMM on May 13, 2020 and January 20, 2021.]

[Sam Wells plays MMF’s 3rd Annual Spring Donation Drive -Livestream Kick Off Concert Sat, April 3, at 8:00 PM featuring: Jessica Paige, Slights, The Uncouth. Streaming links on recordBar’s Facebook page, & MMF’s Facebook & YouTube pages. Info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org]

10:15 – Interview with Rhonda Lyne

Rhonda Lyne is Executive Director of Midwest Music Foundation. She is a scientist by day and avid supporter of the arts by night. Rhonda has had an active role with the Midwest Music Foundation since the inaugural fundraiser, Apocalypse Meow, in 2008. Inspired by MMF founder, Abigail Henderson, Rhonda is dedicated to the mission of the MMF a nonprofit created to support music & musicians in KC and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians & music lovers. MMF unites and empowers the greater KC music community by providing programs & resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, & health care opportunities. Rhonda is instrumental in MMF’s fundraising, volunteer and event coordination, overseeing the health care fund, and other day to day activities of the organization..

Rhonda Lyne joins us on the phone to share details about Midwest Music Foundation’s 3rd Annual Spring Donation Drive – April 3-10, with a Livestream Kick-Off Concert on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM featuring: Jessica Paige, Slights, Sam Wells, The Uncouth. Find the streaming link on MMF’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and recordBar’s Facebook page. The MMF Spring Donation Drive will help those affected both physically and financially by the coronavirus and other health related emergencies and help MMF resume Musicians’ Health Care Clinics. Info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Rhonda Lyne thanks for being with us again on WMM.

MIDWEST MUSIC FOUNDATION – Launching the 3rd Annual MMF Spring Donation Drive (Apr 3-10) with a Livestream Concert of amazing KC artists!

Jessica Paige
Slights
Sam Wells
The Uncouth

The Live-Stream begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 3. You can find the streaming links on MMF’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and recordBar’s Facebook page.

This will be a virtual live stream concert broadcast from recordBar. No live audience.

MMF will use the funds generated by the Midwest Music Foundation Spring Donation Drive to help those affected both physically and financially by the coronavirus as well as other health related emergencies and help us resume Musicians’ Health Care Clinics.
Details and an application for grants are available on our website: https://midwestmusicfoundation.org/healthcare/

COVID-19 Relief Grant: https://midwestmusicfoundation.org/covidreliefform/

How To Donate:

–> Venmo: https://venmo.com/midwestmusicfoundation (@midwestmusicfoundation)

—> PayPal: https://midwestmusicfoundation.org/donate/

Merch available from Seen Merch:

https://shop.merchcentral.com/…/midwest-music-foundation

Huge thanks to all our sponsors that make this event possible!

For a full list of sponsors please visit: https://midwestmusicfoundation.org/mmfsponsors/
https://linktr.ee/Midwestmusic

http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Contact rhonda@midwestmusicfound.org for info or schedule an appt. for health services.

For more info and full list of sponsors visit: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Tito’s Handmade Vodka will match all donations up to $10,000.00 through out the month of April. You can donate at http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org Text: SUPPORTMUSIC to 55678

For a COVID 19 Emergency Relief Application visit: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

Midwest Music Foundation Staff

Rhonda Lyne, Executive Director
Sondra Freeman, Director of Promotions and Artist Relations
Canyon McClung, Production Specialist
Scott Easterday, Website Administrator, Musician
Christopher Tate, Technical Officer, Website Specialist

Midwest Music Foundation Board

Amber Hulet, President, Volunteer Coordinator, Social Media
Chris Meck, Vice President, Musician and CM2 Audio
Ellen Sherman, Secretary, Chair of Marketing
Eric Barton, Treasurer, General Counsel
Dr. K. Allen Greiner, MD, MPH, Chair of Health + Wellness, University of KS Med Center
Erin Corriveau, MD, MPH, Public Health Officer, University of Kansas Medical Center
Michelle Bacon, Editor
Erin McGrane, Musician
Julia Haile, Musician
Molly Gotobed, Program Director at the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
Jerry Jones JD, Director of Community Health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KC

Rhonda Lyne, thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Midwest Music Foundation’s 3rd Annual Spring Donation Drive – April 3-10, with a Livestream Kick-Off Concert on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM featuring: Jessica Paige, Slights, Sam Wells, The Uncouth. Find the streaming link on MMF’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and recordBar’s Facebook page. The MMF Spring Donation Drive will help those affected both physically and financially by the coronavirus and other health related emergencies and help MMF resume Musicians’ Health Care Clinics. Info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

10:27

  1. Slights – “Higher Than Stoned”
    from: Flow State / Slights / November 30, 2018
    [Slights is a collaboration band between Ben Parks & Matthew Dunehoo. In late January, 2017 they recorded an album at Ghost Cat Studios in San Francisco w/ Ryan Kleeman and their friend Andrew Skikne on bass. Ben Parks is also visual artist & painter as well as part of the band, Of Tree. Matthew Dunehoo is also a filmmaker & actor, and has been a member of the bands: Loose Park, Baby Teardrops, Doris Henson. On Nov, 7, we interviewed Ben Parks & Matthew Dunehoo who joined us to talk about the debut release of their new band Slights. The new 11-song album was created over the past year. Matt is the founder of Elk’s Pride Pictures, based in KCMO. As a LIVE band Slights includes Steve Tulipana on bass and Alex Alexander on guitar More information at http://www.slightsband.com]

[Slights plays MMF’s 3rd Annual Spring Donation Drive -Livestream Kick Off Concert Sat, April 3, at 8:00 PM featuring: Jessica Paige, Sam Wells, The Uncouth. Streaming links on recordBar’s Facebook page, & MMF’s Facebook & YouTube pages. Info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org]

10:29 – Underwriting

  1. Gullywasher – “Blood Red Moon”
    from: Holding The Dawning / Gullywasher / March 15, 2021
    [First studio release from the KC based Gullywasher, that includes: Matt Cathlina on upright bass & vocals, Chris Hudson on guitar & vocals, and Sam Wright on banjo & vocals. Formed in 2018 the band started recording demos, rehearsing and performing these songs at multiple venues, including a trip to SXSW in Austin in early March 2020 just before the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down and quarantine. In the early months of the pandemic they continued to rehearse and write more songs and do live streaming shows.. Chris Hudson wrote the majority of the songs. Sam Wright wrote the song “Eastward Facing Road.” The band writes that their songs are” a mix of Americana, Folk, ProgRock, Emo and Jazz.” HOLDING THE DAWNING was recorded between September and November 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City Mo with Duane Trower. Gullywasher brought in special guest perfomers for several tracks local Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound on guitar, Devan Teran of The Timbers Devon Teran on pedal steel, and Mark Hamblin on Trumpet. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com]

[Gullywasher plays live at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap, 11924 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM]

[Gullywasher plays live at Corvino 1830 Walnut St, KCMMO, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM.]

[Gullywasher plays a Holding The Dawning – CD Release Show with Jenna & Martin, and Folk n The Flow Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Kaw Valley Public House.]

10:35 – Interview with Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson a Kansas City Native. He is a classical guitarist, guitarist, musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, teacher and visual artist. Chris has been teaching guitar and music for over 30 years. He currently works for Kansas City Young Audiences. Chris plays solo and he also plays with the bands Gullywasher, The Bard Owls. And with Julie Bennett Hume in the duo, The Multiverse. Chris Hudson joins us live on the phone to talk about his band Gullywasher’s new album, HOLDING THE DAWNING, released on March 15, 2021. Gullywasher plays a Holding The Dawning – CD Release Show with Jenna & Martin, and Folk n The Flow Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Kaw Valley Public Houses. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com

Chris Hudson thanks for being with us on WMM.

Chris Hudson has been playing and creating songs for decades in the KC – Lawrence area. We last talked with hin on the radio show on November 4, 2020, when he and Julie Bennett Hume joined us to share details about their release Songs Of Latter Days.

HOLDING THE DAWNING is the First studio release from the KC based Gullywasher.

Matt Cathlina on upright bass & vocals,
Chris Hudson on guitar & vocals,
Sam Wright on banjo & vocals

Formed in 2018 the band started recording demos, rehearsing and performing these songs at multiple venues, including a trip to SXSW in Austin in early March 2020 just before the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down and quarantine. In the early months of the pandemic they continued to rehearse and write more songs and do live streaming shows.. Chris Hudson wrote the majority of the songs. Sam Wright wrote the song “Eastward Facing Road.” The band writes that their songs are” a mix of Americana, Folk, ProgRock, Emo and Jazz.”

HOLDING THE DAWNING was recorded between September and November 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Weights and Measures Soundlab in KCMO with Duane Trower.

Gullywasher brought in special guest perfomers for several tracks local Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound on guitar, Devan Teran of The Timbers Devon Teran on pedal steel, and Mark Hamblin on Trumpet. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com]

Chris Hudson also plays with Julie Bennett Hume. They have been playing and creating songs for decades in the KC – Lawrence area. Their new musical project The Multiverse, released the album, Songs Of Latter Days, on November 1, 2020. They play on all songs together with help from the Kansas City acclaimed alternative string duo The Wires with Laurel Morgan parks on violin and Sascha Groschang on cello. Also contributing to the recording was Jason Beers. More info at: http://www.themultiverse.com

Gullywasher Shows:

Gullywasher plays live at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap, 11924 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Gullywasher plays live at Corvino 1830 Walnut Street, KCMMO, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Gullywasher plays a Holding The Dawning – CD Release Show with Jenna & Martin, and Folk n The Flow Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Kaw Valley Public House

Chris Hudson thanks for being with us on WMM.

Gullywasher’s new album, HOLDING THE DAWNING, was released on March 15, 2021. Gullywasher plays a Holding The Dawning – CD Release Show with Jenna & Martin, and Folk n The Flow Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Kaw Valley Public House. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com

10:47

  1. Gullywasher – “All This We Saw”
    from: Holding The Dawning / Gullywasher / March 15, 2021
    [First studio release from the KC based Gullywasher, that includes: Matt Cathlina on upright bass & vocals, Chris Hudson on guitar & vocals, and Sam Wright on banjo & vocals. Formed in 2018 the band started recording demos, rehearsing and performing these songs at multiple venues, including a trip to SXSW in Austin in early March 2020 just before the COVID-19 Pandemic shut down and quarantine. In the early months of the pandemic they continued to rehearse and write more songs and do live streaming shows.. Chris Hudson wrote the majority of the songs. Sam Wright wrote the song “Eastward Facing Road.” The band writes that their songs are” a mix of Americana, Folk, ProgRock, Emo and Jazz.” HOLDING THE DAWNING was recorded between September and November 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic, at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City Mo with Duane Trower. Gullywasher brought in special guest perfomers for several tracks local Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound on guitar, Devan Teran of The Timbers Devon Teran on pedal steel, and Mark Hamblin on Trumpet. More info at: http://www.gullywasherkc.com]

[Gullywasher plays live at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap, 11924 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM]

[Gullywasher plays live at Corvino 1830 Walnut St, KCMMO, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM.]

[Gullywasher plays a Holding The Dawning – CD Release Show with Jenna & Martin, and Folk n The Flow Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Kaw Valley Public House.]

10:51

  1. Elexa Dawson – “New Song”
    from: “New Song” – Single / Lost Cowgirl Records / April 2, 2021
    [Elexa’s 2019 album, MUSIC IS MEDICINE (Lost Cowgirl Records) and her song “High Place” charted at #6 on Sirius XM’s Indigenous Music Countdown. Elexa Dawson on vocals & guitar, Kelby Kimberlin on bass guitar, Melissa Tastove on vocals & percussion, Jenna Rae on vocals & percussion, Martin Farrell on vocals & keys. Recorded, produced & engineered by Martin Farrell, Lost Cowgirl Records http://www.thelostcowgirl.com Additional mixing by Peter Oviatt, Moonflower Sounds http://www.moonflowersounds.com. Mastered by Brody Wellman. Cover Photography: Jordan Storrer, Lifeleak Visuals http://www.lifeleakvisuals.com // Elexa Dawson writes: The song was written at the very beginning of the shutdown and is a call to all of our better, higher selves to imagine a better world. “The Way it has always been done is now gone. This is our moment to sing a new song.” // I thought it would be a great campaign song for Bernie Sanders, but the day after I wrote it, he suspended. Ah, well. It’s still a good song. // http://www.elexadawson.com]
  1. Star Feminine Band – “Le Musique”
    from: Star Feminine Band / Born Bad Records / November 13, 2020
    [Star Feminine Band are a group of 7 girls, between 10 and 17 years old, from Natitingou, a remote town in the north of Benin. In 2016 they responded to a local radio call out to take part in a series of music training sessions. Previous experience was not neccessary. Indeed, none of the girls had come close to a guitar, microphone or drum kit before. Recorded in Natitingou at Musée Régional (Benin) by Juan Serra & Juan Toran (February 2019). Mastered by Jammin Masters. // Without warning, a group of young girls from a remote region of Benin is shaking up the world of garage rock with breathtaking freshness, ingenuity and energy, playing spot-on, loud and clear. // During the first half of the twentieth century, the division of the majority of Africa by European powers introduced a forced modernity throughout most of the continent. In cities and ports, the continent buzzed with new energy as electricity began its timid appearance. Thanks to booming maritime transport, the 78 rpm records brought in by Latin American sailors, in particular Cubans, but also by European soldiers or settlers, had a durable influence on the new musical interests along the African coasts. // Gradually, the reinterpretation of Cuban, but also Caribbean, jazz or rhythm’n’ blues music began. For the most part originally from Africa, this music from the Americas acted as a natural truth on the continent. Some orchestras thus decided to “re-Africanize” this Afro-Cuban and black American music heard in ports, public places or broadcasted on the radio. Bars and dance halls, as well as youth associations also played an important role in the dissemination and development of this music. // In most African cities, many orchestras were born during the 1950s and 1960s. They became symbols of modernity, like electricity, cars and cinema. The euphoria of the years following independence was therefore set to music by these orchestras. These were partly influenced by Ghanaian dance formations that toured through all the major cities of the Gulf of Benin, from Nigeria to Liberia. The cultural exchanges were fertile. // In the early 1960s, the rich local traditions of Benin, starting with trance and voodoo ceremonial music, began to merge with Afro-Cuban, Congolese rumba and high-life. Dozens of orchestras, artists and labels participated in this unprecedented movement. Unlike its population count, Benin is the most prolific African country in terms of record production, especially during the extraordinary exhilaration of the 1970s.// In Guinea, Ivory Coast or Mali, each major city or prefecture had at least one modern orchestra, whether in Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Parakou, Ouidah, Natitingou, Abomey or Bohicon. Bands such as the Black Santiagos, the National Jazz of Dahomey, the Super Star of Ouidah, the Picoby Band, the Renova Band of Abomey and the Black Dragons of Porto Novo gained in popularity at the national level. In the mid-1960s, singer Sophie Edia became the first female singer to distribute Beninese music outside of the country’s borders, starting with Nigeria. // In 1975, Unesco promoted the International Women’s Year, an event designed to raise awareness of the role of women in many countries, where their role is too often downplayed or flouted. This initiative had a considerable impact on the African continent. Whether in Mali with Fanta Damba, in Côte d’Ivoire with Mamadou Doumbia, in Cameroon with Anne-Marie Nzie, in Congo Brazzaville with Les Bantous de la Capitale or in Burkina Faso with Echo del Africa, they all paid tribute to this initiative. All over French-speaking Africa, people were awakening to women’s rights. // In 1976, the Cameroonian poet Francis Bebey published the eloquent La Condition Masculine. Under its humorous airs, this gem challenged morals with lightness and tact.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. J. Jerome – “Steady One”
    from: “Steady One” – Single / Chromatic Contact / January 19, 2021
    [J. Jerome is the moniker of Jamie Searle the band leader of My Brothers and Sisters and his former band It’s Over. J. Jerome released the single, “Through My Skin” on Chromatic Contact on February 19, 2021, featuring Melissa Backstrom Searle who is married to Jamie and also is a lead singer for My Brothers and Sisters. J.Jerome released the 5-track EP Blap Kit, on February, 21, 2021. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS released reimagined version of the song, “Folsom Prison” (Johnny Cash) on February 26, 2021. Info at: http://www.jsearlemusic.com or http://www.jjeromechromatic.bandcamp.com]

11:02 – Interview with J. Jerome aka Jamie Searle

Joining us live on the phone is our friend J. Jerome aka Jamie Searle, producer, composer, musician, singer, songwriter and band leader of My Brothers and Sisters and his former band, It’s Over. J. Jerome released the single “Steady One” on January 19, the single, “Through My Skin”, on February 19, featuring Melissa Backstrom Searle who is married to Jamie and also sings for My Brothers and Sisters. J. Jerome released the 5-track EP Blap Kit, on February, 21. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS also released a reimagined version of, “Folsom Prison” on Feb 26. Jamie also has produced music for Sam Arjes, Stephonne Singleton, Mayme Marshall and others. More info at: http://www.jsearlemusic.com or http://www.jjeromechromatic.bandcamp.com

J. Jerome aka Jamie Searle thanks for being with us on WMM.

Jamie Searle has been a friend and afrequent quest on Wednesday MidDay Medley especially leading up to the release of VIOLET MUSIC: VOLUME 1, from My Brothers and Sisters on Jan. 14, 2014, the recording was #3 on WMM 114 Best Recordings of 2014.

His band It’s Over was frequently played on the show in 2007, 2008 and beyond. It’s Over was one of the last bands to do an “in-store” performance art Recycled Sounds Record Store on Main Street and Westport Road.

We’ve watched Jamie grow up, start a professional career as a musician and band leader, become a student at The University of Missouri – Conservatory of Music in Composition, start a new band – My Brothers and Sisters, get married, become a father, create his own production company – Chromatic Contact, to begin producing music, singles, EP & full length albums for other artists.

Jamie Searle decided to rebrand himself as J. Jerome, which is a nod to his grandfather, and because people would mispronounce his last name Searle.

Jamie Searle as a Producer – The role of producer has been one in flux for decades and continues to be a nebulous term within the music world. I have broken the term down to my capabilities below, but will illuminate the work I have done with 3 very brief stories ranging from least to greatest of the responsibilities.

COMPOSITION – Songwriting, Film, Radio and Podcast.

ARRANGEMENTS – Scoring, Backing Tracks, Live Band and Studio.

RECORDING – Traditional microphone based tracking to modern plug-in, synth, & drum machine production.

In 2016, Matthew Hodapp, creator of Fountain City Frequency, commissioned Jamie Searle to write original podcast music beds and theme songs. I was given an audio edit of an interview and begin to create a myriad of moods throughout, giving the piece deeper emotional connection. After I was finished, I sent in my recordings with and without the interview segments for final editing. Days later the finished work would be released.

Kansas City Good Samaritan Bill Brandmeyer hired Jaime Searle for a charity driven video he was going to shoot for an inner-city school that was in a contest for funding in 2015. The concept and song was The Blues Brothers, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.” It was shot within an hour and a half with a live band inside a school auditorium and time was of the essence. The task at hand required me to arrange (notate/chart) the song, hire and rehearse the 7-piece soul band, and finally conduct them and take notes on performances while the camera was rolling to make sure that we got the best musical takes to match with the video.

“Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard,” a 10-song debut album from Stephonne Singleton released in the Summer of 2018, was an incredible undertaking that took an immense amount of time, focus, & inspiration. Jamie aligned himself as director of recording, arranging, & composition. Dense scores were prepared before recording, musicians were hired, and pre-productions for every song were made to fit the artist’s taste as well as an aid for musicians during innumerable recording sessions, which Jamie engineered. Stems were cleaned and transferred to Westend Recording Studios for mixing and live drum recordings. The clear communication & accountability that must transpire in order for this level of performance & vision to become a reality cannot be overstated.

J. Jerome – Jamie Searle Discography

MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “Folsom Prison Johnny Cash Re​-​Imagination” February 26, 2021. A complete re-imagination of the Johnny Cash Classic Folsom Prison performed by MY BROTHERS & SISTERS. A gritty cinematic take on the original which context-ualizes the bitterness of systemic racism felt by women of color imprisoned by a for profit corrupt judicial system. Written by Johnny Cash, Arranged and produced by J. Jerome

J. Jerome – Madness (feat. Mayme Marshall), February 26, 2021. This is close to original but with a female perspective from Mayme Marshall and additions to showcase her vocal range. Written by Matthew Bellamy of MUSE. Arrangement & production by J. Jerome

J. Jerome released the 5-track EP Blap Kit, on February, 21, 2021.

J. Jerome released the single, “Steady One” on January 19, 2021

J. Jerome released the single, “Through My Skin (feat. Melissa Backstrom)” – Feb 19, 2021

J. Jerome released the EP Chakra Centric by Amajie Vedra, on May 15, 2018. Chakra – Centric is the musical interpretation of 26-year-old composer Amajie Vedra. Here she successfully captures the moods represented within each Chakra, how they must work together for vitality and balance. When asked how she began the process, she replied with undeniable wisdom, “I considered how, that without the primal ‘root chakra’ that is so important for survival, one could not value one-self to reach Sahasrara, or the ‘crown chakra.’” What’s even more astounding is how the album seems to grow from ancient to modern. “It was important for me to include obvious musical elements of my culture (sitar, tabla, etc.) to show respect to the chakra system origins, however, it is modern day and I believe that like music, enlightenment also evolves. This is why I included electronic instruments and references to modern sounds and song structures.” She goes on to say, “Music itself is a spiritual space that will not be confined to ancient sounds in order to convey the eternal.” She says that this album illustrates the powers that live inside us, and how the chakras manifest themselves singularly and as a unit to bring us closer to our courageous sense of intuition. Justin Mantooth @ Westend Recording – Mixing Engineer.

J. Jerome released the 10-track debut, VIOLET MUSIC: VOLUME 1, from My Brothers and Sisters on Jan 14, 2014. Jamie Searle – All Songs & Arrangements, Lead VoX, Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Aux Electro Percussion, Synthesizers. Engineered by: Andy Oxman @ Soundworks Studio. Mixed & Mastered by: Joel Nanos @ Element Recording Studios.

J. Jerome released AEROPLANE SESSIONS from It’s Over, on August 1, 2008 (Previously Unreleased Final Release from It’s Over!) Recorded in the summer of 2008 at Aeroplane Studios. Engineered and mixed by Alex Abnos. Jamie Searle on guitar & lead Vocals, Ryan Donegan on lead guitar & vocals & keyboards, Bill Sundahl on bass & vocals, and Mike Judge on drum kit & percussion & keyboards.

J. Jerome released THAT GIRL from It’s Over on May 1, 2007. Songs written in 2005 – 2007. Jamie Searle on guitar & lead Vocals, Ryan Donegan on lead guitar & vocals & keyboards, Bill Sundahl on bass & vocals, and Andrew Twenter on percussion & vocals. Enginnered by Andrew Twenter @ Chapman Recording Studios. Mixed by Justin Mantooth. Additional Engineering by Robert Rebeck. Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper @ Turtle Tone Studio, NY.

Jamie also has produced music for Sam Arjes, Stephonne Singleton, Mayme Marshall and others. More info at: http://www.jsearlemusic.com or http://www.jjeromechromatic.bandcamp.com

J. Jerome aka Jamie Searle thanks for being with us on WMM.

J. Jerome released the single “Steady One” on January 19, 2021, the single, “Through My Skin”, on February 19, featuring Melissa Backstrom Searle who is married to Jamie and also sings for My Brothers and Sisters. J. Jerome released the 5-track EP Blap Kit, on February, 21, 2021. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS also released a reimagined version of, “Folsom Prison” on Feb 26. More info at: http://www.jsearlemusic.com or http://www.jjeromechromatic.bandcamp.com

11:15

  1. J. Jerome – “Through My Skin (feat. Melissa Backstrom)”
    from: Through My Skin (feat. Melissa Backstrom) – Single / Chromatic Contact / Feb. 19, 2021
    [J. Jerome is the moniker of Jamie Searle the band leader of My Brothers and Sisters and his former band It’s Over. Melissa Backstrom Searle is married toJamie and also is a lead singer for My Brothers and Sisters. J. Jerome is released the new single “Steady One” on January 19, 2021. J.Jerome released the 5-track EP Blap Kit, on February, 21, 2021. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS released reimagined version of the song, “Folsom Prison” (Johnny Cash) on February 26, 2021. Jamie Searle will be on WMM on March 31, 2021. More info at: http://www.jsearlemusic.com or http://www.jjeromechromatic.bandcamp.com]

11:18 – Mid 90s Reissued

  1. Frogpond – “Talk To Me”
    from: Count To Ten / Columbia Records / August 9, 1996 [Reissued Digitally March 12, 2021]
    [Frogpond reissued their acclaimed national debut album, “Count To Ten” on digital platforms for the very first time on Friday, March 12, 2021, 25 years after its original release on August 9, 1996 on Columbia Records. More info at: https://www.amazon.com/Count-Ten-Frogpond/dp/B000005D8A. Frogpond was an alternative rock band formed in Warrensburg, Missouri. The band existed from 1994-2000, primarily performing in Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. COUNT TO TEN was the band’s 12-track national debut full length released on Tristar Music – Columbia on CD and vinyl in 1996 with songs written by Heidi Phillips, with Heidi Phillips on vocals & guitar, Justine Volpe on bass, Megan Hamilton on drums, Kristie Stemel on guitar and backing vocals. Art Alexakis (of the band Everclear) served as producer and contributed backing vocals. // In 1999 Frogpond released the 13-track second album, SAFE RIDE HOME on C2 Records – Columbia, on CD and vinyl with songs written by Heidi Phillips, and with Heidi Phillips on vocals & guitar, Justine Volpe on bass & backing vocals, and Billy Johnson on drums. The album was recorded by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios in Chicago who also served as producer and contributed electric piano and piano. // In 1994 Frogpond self released their 8-song cassette release 2%. 2% was produced, engineered, and mixed at Red House Recording, Lawrence, Kansas, October 1994. All songs written by Heidi Phillips, with heidi Phillips on vocals & guitar, Megan Hamilton on drums, Tawni Freeland on guitar, and Annie on bass. Produced, Engineered, and Mixed By E.J. Rose.]
  1. Vitreous Humor – “Why Are You So Mean To Me”
    from: Posthumous / Crank! / 1998 [Reissued on vinyl May 7, 2021]
    [Vitreous Humor are reissuing their 1998 album, POSTHUMOUS on white vinyl for the first time, on May 7, 2021. The release contains two additional tracks, remastered by Bob Weston. The Lawrence, Kansas 4-piece band existed in the mid 1990s and were signed to Crank! Records where they released their self titled debut in 1995, a split single with label mates, Boys Life. More info at: http://www.vitreoushumor.bandcamp.com Vitreous Humor was formed in Topeka, KS in the late 1980s by Danny Pound, Brad Allen, and Dan Benson. Described by AllMusic as “not easily categorized”, the band was often referred to as “emo”. Originally a quartet, the band had a revolving door of bassists until in 1993, Allen opted to play the bass. The group stayed as a trio for a year until the band took in Brooks Rice as their bassist, allowing Allen to return to his role of guitarist. Their sound was an angular, noisy take on indie rock, often juxtaposing clean, jangly chords and minimal guitar lines with dissonant, distorted power chords, much in the vein of Sonic Youth. // The band’s first release was a self-titled 7″ record, with three songs. Consequently, this was Crank! Records’ first release as well. They also released a split 7″, sharing their song “Why Are You So Mean To Me?” (which was covered by the band Nada Surf) with fellow Crank! band Boys Life and their song “Temporary”. // Their closest thing to a full-length release while they were still together is a self-titled EP, recorded with producer Bob Weston and released in 1995. The strength of this EP granted the band a lot of publicity, and tours with Archers of Loaf, Urge Overkill and Everclear, while the band was hounded with contracts from Elektra Records and Maverick Records. During this period the band recorded several tracks with Dave Trumfio in Chicago and released a 2 song 45 EP on Mute Records, which barely saw the light of day. The song “My Midget” from this session eventually made it to the band’s final album, “Posthumous”. // Eventually, the stress of touring got to the band, culminating in lead singer Danny Pound puncturing his left lung twice. The band broke up shortly afterward in 1996. // The members of Vitreous Humor would reunite not long after the original band broke up (minus Brooks Rice) and formed The Regrets, who took the band’s previous focus on clean-but-angular guitars and pushed it, as they could no longer be as noisy as they were when Brooks Rice was in the band. Eventually the band reunited again as Vitreous Humor with Rice back in the fold; the band released one more album in 1998- the odds-and-sods “Posthumous”. // Danny Pound continues to make music as a solo artist as The Danny Pound Band. Dan Benson from Vitreous Humor/The Regrets played drums for the band, but left and was replaced by Ken Pingleton. // Discography: Splits and EPs: Vitreous Humor (EP, 1994, Crank! Records); Boys Life/Vitreous Humor (split 7″ with Boys Life, 1994, Crank! Records); Vitreous Humor (EP, 1995, Crank! Records) Albums: Posthumous (1998, Crank! Records). They started playing shows with the likes of Urge Overkill, Everclear, and Archers of Loaf. Faster. Majors came running at full speed. Perhaps it was all of this industry attention that began the friction which ultimately destroyed the band. Brooks left the band. Brad left the band. Months later the original trio (Danny, Dan and Brad) resurfaced in the form of The Regrets, holding a sound altogether different than their previous incarnation.]
  1. Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet”
    from: Jubilee / Dead Oceans / June 4, 2021
    [Third album from Japanese Breakfast is the solo musical project of musician Michelle Zauner, born March 29, 1989. Under the alias, Zauner has released two previous studio albums: Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017). Michelle Zauner was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her family moved to Eugene, Oregon when she was nine months old. // Before Japanese Breakfast, Zauner fronted a solo project under the moniker Little Girl, Big Spoon. As a student at Bryn Mawr College, Zauner fronted Post Post, an indie pop band with other students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Later, she started the Philadelphian emo band Little Big League. Zauner fronted the band between 2011 and 2014, before returning to her hometown of Eugene, Oregon in 2013 as her mother was diagnosed with cancer. // While in Oregon with her family, Zauner began recording solo music. She described the project as having much more to say after Tropical Jinx, the 2014 studio album by Little Big League. Originally Zauner began to record samples of music as a meditative exercise and “instant gratification”. // On April 1, 2016, Japanese Breakfast released its first studio album, Psychopomp, under Yellow K Records. Zauner described the debut album as a confrontation of her mother’s death as well as “dark and heavy-handed”, although she had a desire to make the music urgent and “sonically upbeat.” // On June 23, 2016, Japanese Breakfast was signed to the Dead Oceans label. Her second album, Soft Sounds from Another Planet, was released on July 14, 2017, to “universal acclaim”, with a Metacritic score of 83. In Brian Shultz’s review for The A.V. Club he gave it an A- grade and said, “there’s a confidence and crispness to Soft Sounds that shows just how fully realized Zauner’s formerly homemade experiments have become.” // In 2019, Japanese Breakfast released two singles under the W Hotels music label, “Essentially” and a cover of the Tears for Fears song, “Head Over Heels”. // In 2020, Japanese Breakfast collaborated with Ryan Galloway of the band Crying to form Bumper (stylized BUMPER) and released an EP called “pop songs 2020” on YouTube. // On March 2, 2021 Michelle Zauner released the song and self-directed music video, “Be Sweet,” the first single from the third Japanese Breakfast album, Jubilee. The album will be released by Dead Oceans on June 4, 2021. // Michelle Geslani of Consequence of Sound has described Japanese Breakfast’s sound as experimental pop. Anna Gaca of Spin has described it as lo-fi/ // Zauner has said she hopes her work can influence more Asian-Americans to be involved in music. // On February 28, 2019, it was announced that the publishing rights to Michelle Zauner’s memoir, Crying in H Mart, were won at auction by Knopf. More info at: http://www.japanesebreakfast.rocks]

11:29 – Underwriting

  1. Nan & the One Nite Stands – “Yeah (Radio Edit)”
    from: High – Caliber / Nan Turner / February 19. 2021
    [All songs by Nan Turner. Initial Engineering on 2 and 5 by Mark Ospovat @ Speakersonic Studios, Brooklyn and on 1,3,and 4 by Pat Tomek @ Largely Studios, KCMO. All songs co-engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Chase Horseman @Element Studios, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. // “Yeah” is track 1, on this 5-song EP // The One Nite Stands who played on these songs! Lizz Weiler on bass on 1, 3, and 4; Pat Tomek on drums on 1, 3, and 4; Mark Ospovat on bass on 2 and 5; Don Dawn + Tracy Flowers on backing vocals on 2, 4, and 5; Chase Horseman on keyboards, guitar, and co-production on 1-5. // Thanks to Mark O, Pat, Chase, Ian, Lizz, Don Dawn, Tracy, Peter Gallagher, and Frida the Dog. Xtra BigThanks to: Chase Horseman for sonic textures + production magic. Kimya Dawson, Bertrand “BP” Perrot, MMM, and Sun Ra for Tour Dawg “Space is the Place” Inspiration. // Follow up to the single “Desert Nights” released May 22, 2020, written by Nan Turner, and recorded by Mark “Dragon” Ospovat @ SpeakerSonic Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Additional recording and mixing and production by Chase Horseman @ Winky World Studios in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. On July 12, 2019, Nan Turner released her solo EP, Champs and Losers, Version 2. Recorded, Mixed, and Co-Produced at Winky World in Kansas City, by Chase Horseman. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY. Ian Dobyns plays drums and Chase Horseman plays bass. Nan Turner is also one half of the critically acclaimed band Schwervon! Nan has been called the “Lucy Ricardo of Indie Rock. Her music has been described as “Tone Loc meets the Velvet Underground.” More Info at: http://www.nanturner.bandcamp.com ]
Nan Turner photo by Ailecia Ruscin of Oh! Snap! Photography!

11:34 – Interview with Nan Turner

Singer-songwriter-drummer-dancer-actress-action hero, Nan Turner has been called the “Lucy Ricardo of Indie Rock. Nan is known for being one half of the critically acclaimed band Schwervon! Nan Turner has turned playing drums into a full blown dance numbers. With Matt Roth of Schwervon! Nan has toured all over the world, and lived in New York City was was a contributing artist and an influential part of the Anti-Folk music scene in NYC at SideWalk Cafe with artists like Kimya Dawson, Paleface, Moldy Peaches, Regina Spector, and others. Nan joins us live on the phone to share information about her new release from, Nan + The One Nite Stands, HIGH-CALIBER released February 19, 2021. Last year Nan released the single, “Desert Nites”, on May 22, 2020. Nan released her solo EP, CHAMPS AND LOSERS, VERSION 2, on July 12, 2019.

For more information you can visit: http://www.nanturner.bandcamp.com

Nan Turner, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Along with her new EP, Nan Turner also contributed a track to a new compilation called, Ain’t I Folk? (Indie, Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Weird, And Bedroom Lo-Fi Covers of New York Antifolk Classics) released February 17, 2021 on Weemayk Music. Nan recorded a cover of “I don’t get love” written by her friend Angela Carlucci who goes by the name “Little Cobweb”. More info at http://www.littlecobweb.bandcamp.com/track/i-dont-get-love // Angela is also one of Nan’s dancers (and singers) for The One Nite Stands in NYC…and they’ve been dancing and doing shows together for many years. She is also in a great two-piece band called, True Dreams. More info at: truedreams.bandcamp.com

Anti-folk (sometimes called antifolk or unfolk) is a music genre that arose in the 1980s in reaction to the remnants of the 1960s folk music scene, to mock the perceived seriousness of the time’s mainstream music scene, with the intention to shock and protest. Artists of the anti-folk genre observe the “rules” of music, but then deliberately break them. // Anti-folk was introduced by artists who were unable to obtain gigs at established folk venues in Greenwich Village such as Folk City and The Speakeasy. In the mid-1980s, singer-songwriter Lach started The Fort, an after-hours club on NYC’s Rivington Street in the Lower East Side. The Fort’s opening coincided with the New York Folk Festival. Because of this, Lach dubbed his event the New York Antifolk Festival. Other early proponents of the movement included The Washington Squares, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Brenda Kahn, Paleface, Beck, Hamell on Trial, Michelle Shocked, Zane Campbell, and John S. Hall. Roger Manning, Kirk Kelly, and Block. // The original Fort was shut down in 1985 by the police, and because of this the club moved locations several times, including East Village bars Sophie’s and Chameleon, before settling in the back room of the SideWalk Cafe starting in 1993. The New York Antifolk Festival continues to be held annually at the SideWalk Cafe (long outlasting the original Folk Festival). Events have also taken place in the band shells in Tompkins Square Park and Central Park. While living in San Francisco in the early 1990s, Lach helped establish a West Coast anti-folk movement at the Sacred Grounds Coffee House.

Schwervon! is a two-piece American indie rock band. The band members are Matt Roth (Major Matt Mason USA) on electric guitar and Nan Turner on drums; the pair share singing duties. They started the band in 1999 on the Lower East Side of New York City, shortly after they began their ongoing romantic relationship. They have released five albums through Major Matt’s Olive Juice Music independent record label. Their first two albums have also been distributed by Shoeshine Records in Europe, where they have toured with Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson. In 2011, they did European tours, opening for the recently reunited UK alternative band The Vaselines, as well as Belle and Sebastian.

In 2012 Schwervon! relocated to Shawnee, Kansas.Their album, Broken Teeth, was released in 2014 on local Kansas City label Haymaker Records.

Schwervon! Discography

Quick Frozen Small Yellow Cracker (2000)
Poseur (2004)
I Dream of Teeth (2006)
Elephant in the Room (2007; German compilation of previously released material)
Low Blow (2009)
Courage (2012)
Broken Teeth (2014)
EPs and singles[edit]
Gas Money Tour EP (2005; with Jeffrey Lewis)
Elephant (2006; 7-inch single)
Cotton Mouth (2006; 7-inch single)
Fall Tour ’06 EP (2006; with Toby Goodshank)
“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (2011; 4-way split 7-inch single/Meat Loaf cover with Elastic No-No Band, Huggabroomstik, and The Leader)
Landlocked/Off Duty Trip (The Raincoats) (2013; 7-inch single)
Blood Eagle/Wrath Of Angels (2017; 7-inch single)

Nan went to college with Soon-Yi Previn

All songs on HIGH-CALIBER were written by Nan Turner.

Initial Engineering on 2 “Space” and 5 “Iguana” by Mark Ospovat @ Speakersonic Studios, Brooklyn and on 1 “Yeah”, 3 “Other People’s Feelings” , and 4 “Lion” were recorded by Pat Tomek @ Largely Studios, KCMO.

All songs co-engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Chase Horseman @Element Studios, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns.

“Yeah” is track 1, on this 5-song EP // The One Nite Stands who played on these songs! Lizz Weiler on bass on 1, 3, and 4; Pat Tomek on drums on 1, 3, and 4; Mark Ospovat on bass on 2 and 5.

Don Dawn + Tracy Flowers on backing vocals on 2, 4, and 5; Chase Horseman on keyboards, guitar, and co-production on 1-5.

Nan sent her Thanks to: Mark O, Pat, Chase, Ian, Lizz, Don Dawn, Tracy, Peter Gallagher, and Frida the Dog.

Xtra BigThanks to: Chase Horseman for sonic textures + production magic. Kimya Dawson, Bertrand “BP” Perrot, MMM, and Sun Ra for Tour Dawg “Space is the Place” Inspiration.

Nan Turner Discography

Nan Turner – For Champs and Losers, Version 1 – February 28, 2007
[All songs and instruments by Nan Turner. Dibson Hoffwiler played drums on tracks 1 and 3, and guitar freakout on 3. Lisa Li-Lund sang vocals on track 5. Tracks 1-4 recorded by Dashan Coram at Luv-a-Lot Studios in Brooklyn. Track 5 recorded by Lisa Li-Lund in Brooklyn. All tracks mastered by Major Matt at OJ Studios, NYC.]

Nan Turner – Construction of a Champ – May 12, 2010
[Songs written by NAN TURNER. (except track 9 by Nick Cave) Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8 Recorded by Dashan Coram @ Luv-a-Lot Studios, Brooklyn/NYC. Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 Recorded & Co-Produced by Mark Ospovat @ Emandee Studios, Brooklyn, NY. All songs mastered by Matt Roth @ Olive Juice Music Studios, NYC. ONE NITE STANDS: Simon Beins: Guitar on 5, Bass on 7, 9. Trumpet on 8, 9; Daoud Tyler-Ameen: Drums on 2, 3, 5, 7, 9; Dan Gower: Piano on 9; Dave End: Vox on 7; Dan Fishback: Vox on 8; Christian De Roeck: “Dragon” Vox on 4; Adey Lobb: Melodica on 6; Mark “Slave to Production” Ospovat: Bass & many other newfangled synthy guitarey noise things: 1, 2, 4, 6.]

Nan Turner – For Champs and Losers, Version 2 – July 12, 2019
[All songs by Nan Turner. Recorded + Mixed + Co-Produced @ Winky World by Chase Horseman Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Alan Douches @ West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY. Ian Dobyns – drums on 1, 2, + 4; Chase Horseman – bass on 1, 2, + 4.
Huge thanks to Chase for your ears + producer magic. Also thanks to Ian, Alan, all my friends in KC and NYC, and to Frida the dog.]

Nan & The One Nite Stands – Desert Nites (Single) – May 22, 2020
[Written by Nan Turner. Recorded by Mark “Dragon” Ospovat @ SpeakerSonic Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Additional recording and mixing and production by Chase Horseman @ Winky World Studios in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. Nan Turner on vocal & beats, Mark Ospovat on guitar & percussion, Chase Horseman on wurlitzer & bass & synthesizers, Dawn Yoder & Tracy Flowers on backing vocals. // Thanks to Mark O.,Chase, Ian, Tracy, Dawn, NY one nite stands Leslie, Angela, and Susan. My Dad. And last but not least, Frida the Dog. // Nan writes: I learned about existentialism at a young age. My Dad was a Philosophy Professor. Waiting for Godot and Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. were in my Ballet Bag for years. My mother + stepfather are libertarian folk that went to church, shot guns, and sold Amway. // I’m not saying this song is about any of that. But it’s also NOT NOT about that. // I started recording this song in 2017 with my good friend and collaborator Mark Ospovat in Brooklyn, NY. We laid down the foundation tracks of beat, guitar and vocals. Then I let the song lie.. …because I didn’t know how to finish it or where it fit in my oeuvre. I almost wrote ovaries. That too. (You do know that songs are like babies, right?) // Cut to March 2020, Kansas City. Chase Horseman and I unearthed the tracks right before the quarantine. He sat down at the Wurlitzer and played some notes and suddenly the song made sense to me. Of course it needed Wurlitzer! Through Chase’s arrangements of keys and other instrumentation, and Dawn and Tracy’s backup vocals (shoutout to KC one nite stand dancers extraordinaire)…I knew the song was finally there and it was time to release it into the world.Thanks so much to both Mark Ospovat & Chase Horseman for helping me realize the song’s potential and also for adding your own inventive arrangements. A One Nite Stands Magical Collaboration from NYC to KC.]

Nan + the One Nite Stands – High-Caliber – February 19, 2021
All songs by Nan Turner. Initial Engineering on 2 and 5 by Mark Ospovat @ Speakersonic Studios, Brooklyn and on 1,3,and 4 by Pat Tomek @ Largely Studios, KCMO. All songs co-engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Chase Horseman @Element Studios, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. The One Nite Stands who played on these songs! Lizz Weiler-bass on 1, 3, and 4 // Pat Tomek -drums on 1, 3, and 4 // Mark Ospovat – bass on 2 and 5 // Don Dawn + Tracy Flowers – vox on 2, 4, and 5 // Chase Horseman- keys, guitar, co-production on 1-5. // Thanks to Mark O, Pat, Chase, Ian, Lizz, Don Dawn, Tracy, Peter Gallagher, and Frida the Dog. Xtra BigThanks to: Chase Horseman for sonic textures + production magic. Kimya Dawson, Bertrand “BP” Perrot, MMM, and Sun Ra for Tour Dawg “Space is the Place” Inspiration.

Nan Turner, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Nan + The One Nite Stands, released HIGH-CALIBER on February 19, 2021. Last year Nan released the single, “Desert Nites”, on May 22, 2020. Nan released her solo EP, CHAMPS AND LOSERS, VERSION 2, on July 12, 2019. Nan Turner is one half of the critically acclaimed band Schwervon! Info at: http://www.nanturner.bandcamp.com

11:49

  1. Nan & the One Nite Stands – “Space”
    from: High – Caliber / Nan Turner / February 19. 2021
    [All songs by Nan Turner. Initial Engineering on 2 and 5 by Mark Ospovat @ Speakersonic Studios, Brooklyn and on 1,3,and 4 by Pat Tomek @ Largely Studios, KCMO. All songs co-engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Chase Horseman @Element Studios, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. // “Yeah” is track 1, on this 5-song EP // The One Nite Stands who played on these songs! Lizz Weiler on bass on 1, 3, and 4; Pat Tomek on drums on 1, 3, and 4; Mark Ospovat on bass on 2 and 5; Don Dawn + Tracy Flowers on backing vocals on 2, 4, and 5; Chase Horseman on keyboards, guitar, and co-production on 1-5. // Thanks to Mark O, Pat, Chase, Ian, Lizz, Don Dawn, Tracy, Peter Gallagher, and Frida the Dog. Xtra BigThanks to: Chase Horseman for sonic textures + production magic. Kimya Dawson, Bertrand “BP” Perrot, MMM, and Sun Ra for Tour Dawg “Space is the Place” Inspiration. // Follow up to the single “Desert Nights” released May 22, 2020, written by Nan Turner, and recorded by Mark “Dragon” Ospovat @ SpeakerSonic Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Additional recording and mixing and production by Chase Horseman @ Winky World Studios in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Ian Dobyns. On July 12, 2019, Nan Turner released her solo EP, Champs and Losers, Version 2. Recorded, Mixed, and Co-Produced at Winky World in Kansas City, by Chase Horseman. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY. Ian Dobyns plays drums and Chase Horseman plays bass. Nan Turner is also one half of the critically acclaimed band Schwervon! Nan has been called the “Lucy Ricardo of Indie Rock. Her music has been described as “Tone Loc meets the Velvet Underground.” More Info at: http://www.nanturner.bandcamp.com ]
  1. Jametatone – “Crucible”
    from: Take-A Number / J Ashley Miller / January 21, 2021.
    [The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jametatone at The Infoaming Vertex, KCMO. Vocals, Bass and Uke on Crucible by Miki P More info at: http://www.jametatone.bandcamp.com Jametatone, is the solo project of J. Ashley Miller who has recorded with his band as Metatone. Jametatone also collaborates with an esemble of musicians under the moniker Blastocyst. J. Ashley Miller is the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellow. He is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His genre-bending trans-modern work has been performed everywhere from YJ’s to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, to the MoMa PS1 in NYC. Ashley utilizes a diverse range of technologies, techniques, and collaborators to access obscure facets of the human emotional landscape. You can view more of Ashley’s work at http://www.jametatone.com]
  1. Julia Othmer – “Fortunate Son”
    from: SEEDS, Volume 2 (LIVE) / Frickin’ Awesome Records / March 20, 2021
    [This is Julia’s 4th full length and contains 10 live songs selected from her 30-day Songs of September Project, where Julia performed live covers of her favorite songs of protest and hope, broadcast through streaming social platforms to inspire people to vote on November 3. Julia’s fans democratically selected their favorite tracks to be included on SEEDS. Julia Othmer released “Sound,” on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016, during the completion of the record. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. She moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st full-length album, “Oasis Motel.” In 2018 to 2019 Julia Othmer toured with and opened for The Alarm in US show and shows in the United Kingdom. When Julia Othmer is in Kansas City she plays with Johnny Hamil on bass, Chris Tady on guitar, John Floyd Whitaker on drums. More info at http://www.juliaothmer.com. Julia Othmer joined us onWMM on Nov. 11, 2020.]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, April 7 we talk with performance artist and composer Stacy Busch and founder of the non-profit organization No Divide KC who shares details about the 2nd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 2-7 2021 at The Black Box with Workshops, talk backs, open mics and more throughout the week. Applications are being accepted now, more info at: https://www.nodividekc.org/queernarrativesfestival. // At 10:30 Mark talks with musician Claire Adams about her recently musical releases including WORDS OF LOVE released February 5, 2021. This new EP is a follow up to the Claire Adams album YOU KNOW I KNOW YOU, released April 24, 2020, including 10 songs all written by Claire Adams. Musically curious and multifaceted, Claire Adams has spent more than a decade touring, recording and songwriting to hone her melodic instincts and vision. A bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Adams has lent a discerning ear and versatility to a number of projects. Claire Adams has collaborated with the KC based string quartet Rewound, jazz pianist Alyssa Murray & drummer Fritz Hutchinson. Claire Adams also plays guitar with True Lions. More info at: http://www.claireadamsmusic.com // At 11:00 Alison Hawkins talks about True Lions and their debut album, THE FEMPIRE STRIKES BACK, releasing April 9, on Manor Records. Recorded at Deep Space Co-op & Element Recording Studios in KCMO, the tracking was engineered by Ross Brown at Escape Pod Audio with additional tracking, mixing & mastering by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. The album was written & produced by Alison Hawkins and arranged & performed by True Lions: Alison Hawkins, Elizabeth Kosko, Teri Quinn, Claire Adams, Adee Rocket Dancy, Aryana Nemati, Iona DeWalt, and Miki P. THE FEMPIRE STRIKES BACK also features: Calvin Arsenia, Rachel Lovelace, John O’Keefe, Claudia Sudekum, Fritz Hutchison, Coleen Dieker, Leslie Butsch, Ezgi Karakus, and Daniel Cox. More information at: http://www.truelions.bandcamp.com True Lions play Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, Friday, April 9, at 6:00 PM with Khrystal., Collidescope, and KuJo. // At 11:30 AM Poets Jen Harris and Vanessa Arricco share details about their show: Live! from the POETRY FORT! Sunday, April 11, 7:00 PM(Central)celebrating National Poetry Month the co-hosts come to you LIVE on Zoom from their respective poetry forts. 7:00 PM (Central). Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9237824393. Jen & Vanessa are the co-hosts of the Confessing Animals Podcast. Vanessa Aricco is a multimedia poet. Her work includes two poetry albums, The Midnight Rush and Human Animal. She is a Charlotte Street Foundation 2019-21 Studio Resident in Kansas City, MO, where she’s been working on a third poetry album called Teenage Poetry. More info at: vanessaaricco.bandcamp.com. Jen Harris is a transplant from KC now based in Eugene, Oregon. A sought-after performance artist, she is the founder and host of The Writing Workshop KC, whose mission is to nurture creative curiosity and inspire confidence within prompt-based writing workshops. More info at: http://www.poetjenharris.com

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

Nan Turner photo by Ailecia Ruscin of Oh! Snap! Photography!

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.kkfi.org,
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1

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