900th Show w/ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear + Krystle Warren + Calvin Arsenia + Ivory Blue

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, July 28, 2021

WMM Celebrates 900 Shows with Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear + Krystle Warren + Calvin Arsenia + Ivory Blue

This week we bring you our 900th consecutive show with four of our most favorite musical guests: Calvin Arsenia, Krystle Warren, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, and Ivory Blue

Calvin Arsenia

At 10:00 we welcome singer songwriter Calvin Arsenia. His EPs: Moments, Prose, Catastrophe, Caviar, and album Catastrophe led to being signed by Center Cut Records where he released the albums Cantaloupe in 2018, and L.A. Sessions in 2019, along with the EP HONEY DEW, an EP with Quixotic, and the Holiday album, ALL IS CALM. In 2020 Calvin released the Soundtrack to “Summer in Hindsight,” a collaborative feature-length film created by The West 18th Street Fashion Show that also starred Calvin as an actor. Calvin’s classically trained voice, visually striking 6-foot-6 presence, and deft harp playing have built his reputation as an incredible live performer. We’ll talk with Calvin about his mini-tour with Colton Cox, his show at Replay Lounge, his upcoming Candlelight Sessions, his new book, and his upcoming tours on the West Coast and East Coast. More info at http://www.calvinarsenia.com

Kristle Warren

At 10:30 KC born and internationally known singer songwriter Krystle Warren joins us from France. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to Rubber Soul & Revolver from The Beatles. Krystle graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in collaborating with area jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and NYC, Krystle was signed to a French label, Because Music, and moved to Paris to release “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace” a recording from a 13-day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty. In 2020 Warren released a 4-track EP The Crew. More info at: http://www.krysltewarren.com

Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear

At 11:00 we welcome Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear who released their debut album, The Skeleton Crew on May 9, 2015 and performed their debut single “Silent Movies” on The Late Show with David Letterman. They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’s The Today Show, “Later With Jools Holland and played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Ryman Theatre, in Nashville. Getting married and raising a family only slightly delayed Ruth Ward’s 30-year musical journey. Madisen Ward was born in Oklahoma, and grew up in the outskirts of Kansas City, watching his mom perform at local coffee shops. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 2007. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear have released two albums, and two EPs and a Live Album. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play Azura Amphitheatre, on August 3 with Lucinda Williams and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. /// Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play the 2nd Annual Camp Leavenworth, Friday, September 24, at 8:30 PM. More info at: http://www.madisenwardandthemamabear.com

Ivory Blue

Blue At 11:30 singer songwriter rock & roller, In 2020 Ivory Blue who released the singles “Elite Dreamland,” (Feb. 17), “Half a Life” (Sept. 20), and “Family Tables” on December 7. Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families, before running away at 15. In 2011, Ivory landed in the Kansas City area, and became a part of new family. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in 2015 and had wide radio airplay. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library, and Kauffman Stadium. More info at: http://www.ivorybluemusic.com

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Show #900

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