Kelly Hunt & The Songcraft Sessions + Lazy Projector + Lacey Gronniger of Dreamgirl

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Kelly Hunt & The Songcraft Sessions + Lazy Projector + Lacey Gronniger of Dreamgirl

Mark Spins More New & MidCoastal Releases from: Lazy Projector, The Black Creatures, Ivory Blue, Katy Guillen & The Drive, Kris Bruders, Gemini Parks, Mensa Deathsquad, Dreamgirl, Kelly Hunt, Kristin Hamilton, Kasey Rausch, Kadesh Flow and Jessica Paige

At 10:30 we talk with Kansas City singer-songwriter & banjo player Kelly Hunt who paints stories as old and offbeat as her Depression-era tenor banjo, reimagining traditions of folk, country & old-time music in a style that hovers beyond the constraints of genre à la Anaïs Mitchell & Gillian Welch. Hunt’s debut album, Even The Sparrow, was released in May 2019 and named as a finalist for the International Folk Music Awards “Album of the Year.” Her upcoming sophomore album, Ozark Symphony, was recorded with Grammy-winning musician & producer Dirk Powell and is slated for release in late 2022. Kelly joins us to share details about Season 2 of her collaborative performance series, The SongCraft Sessions, a 4-part series with monthly shows through September, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30 PM, Kelly welcomes Kristin Hamilton and Kasey Rausch. More information at

At 11:00 Mark talks with Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor of the band, Lazy Projector a Kansas City based indie rock group that currentnly consists of Aaron Shinn on vocals & guitar, Tell Pryor on guitar, Dustin Mott on drums, Luke Caddy on bass, and Jonny Ulasien on keyboards. Lazy Projector will be releasing their sophomore album, ‘Future Fiction’ on August 19, 2022. The album was over two years in the making, recorded at home studios, self-produced and engineered and mixed by Tell Pryor. Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from the band Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projections for the show. More info at

At 11:30 Lacey Gronniger, lead singer of Dreamgirl joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Emerging from the vibrant KC music community, Dreamgirl formed in 2012 as a creative collaboration between Lacey Hopkins, Ian Dobyns, Skylar Smith, and Joe Gronniger. Dreamgirl’s early sound immediately got the attention of the local music lovers. Drawing inspiration from Tennis, Cyndi Lauper and The Beach Boys – Lacey Hopkins’ breezy vocals play against a backdrop of shimmering guitars creating a dreamy nostalgic midwest sonic soundscape. Proudly and fiercely independent, their DIY approach resonates throughout their prolific back catalogue of EP’s and singles. In 2018 their self titled debut was released on their own imprint and in 2020 Dreamgirl returned to the studio and began recording new music set to release new music throughout 2021 and 2022. Info:

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