Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
New & MidCoastal Releases + Claire Adams + Alisön Hawkins + Stacy Busch + Jen Harris & Vanessa Aricco
Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Sara Swenson, True Lions, Claire Adams, Collidescope, Khrystal., Lava Dreams, Stacy Busch, Vanessa Aricco, The Freedom Affair, Lazy Projector, Calvin Arsenia, Kadesh Flow, Tune-Yards, St. Vincent, and Cibo Matto.
At 10:15 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 recent 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 Alisön 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 info 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 Aricco 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. 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
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