WMM’s Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2021 …so far + Dave Tanner + Quite Frankly + Riley The Musician

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

WMM’s Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2021 …so far + Dave Tanner + Quite Frankly + Riley The Musician

WMM Celebrates the hundreds of New Area Musical Releases of 2021…so far. This week we bring you part 3, of a 3-week series, we’ll play recordings from: Deco Auto, Quite Frankly, Riley The Musician, Passerine Dream, The Grisly Hand, Eems, Wyndsrfr, The Wild Women of Kansas City, Julia Othmer, Redder Moon, Charlotte Bumgarner, Juliette Frost, Collidescope, Silicone Prairie, and The Fey.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Dave Tanner who was sidelined from touring in 2020, so he began creating new songs. By fall, Dave had nine heartfelt songs and he invited several guest artists he has played in bands with, over the years, to help complete the album, PASSERINE DREAM, in April 2021. Special guests include: Erik Voeks; Marty Scott of Liverpool Legends; John Perrin of NRBQ; Albert Bickley of The Depth and The Whisper; Steve Davis of Liverpool: A Tribute to The Beatles; and John Countryman of Million Dollar Quartet. “As we went along and tracks came together, we couldn’t help but notice that a theme was emerging,” Tanner said. “This is an album about hope. Passerine Dream was mixed by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios and mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. More info at: http://www.passerinedream.bandcamp.com

At 11:00 the Kansas City based band, Quite Frankly joins Mark to talk about their latest single, “Blue/Red” released on May 14, 2021. Bassist Scout Matthews formed this 5-piece band in 2016 when she was in middle school. She is now 17 and this “student band” has become a professional band, with 17-year old Carolyn Armstrong on lead female vocals; 20-year old Jolson Robert on lead male vocals, rhythm guitar & saxophone; 16-year old Eli Peterson on lead guitar; and 16-year old Gavin Robert on drums. Quite Frankly has opened for The Greeting Committee, The Darbies, John Corabi, The Jacks, LA Guns, and were the youngest winners of the Nelson Atkins Battle of The Bands 2018. Quite Frankly has also been nominated as Pitch’s “Best in KC” two years in a row. More info at http://www.quitefranklytheband.com

At 11:30 we talk with RILEY THE MUSICIAN a non-binary 21-year-old self proclaimed “Musician” from Kansas City, MO. Their latest singles: “99” and “Miss America” were released earlier this year, on February 15, and May 3, 2021, leading up to their next album MONTANA, expected later this year. RILEY takes inspiration from a variety of artists, ranging from A. G. Cook, Bruce Springsteen, Sky Ferreira and Passion Pit. RILEY self describes their music as somewhere between Electronic and Indie Pop. Riley The Musician released their debut EP, TEENAGE HEARTTHROB on June 29, 2018, and their debut album, ART IS DEAD on June 6, 2019, and the EP, ANA KENNEDY on July 10, 2020. More info at: http://www.rileythemusician.bandcamp.com

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Show #895

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