#516 – March 12, 2014 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More Local & New Releases
+ Aaron Lerner + Eddie Crane
+ Guest Producer Jason Buice

1. Real Estate – “Talking Backwards”
from: Atlas / Domino Records / March 3, 2014
[Single from the 3rd studio album from Ridgewood, New Jersey based 5-piece band]

2. Regina Carter – “Trampin’”
from: Southern Comfort / Sony Music Masterworks / February 28, 2014
[9th solo release from acclaimed American Jazz Violinist, born in Detroit, Michigan. She received a MacArthur Fellows Program “genius grant,” in September 2006. On her new release she explores the folk tunes her paternal grandfather, a coal miner, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama – and the project expanded to include other folk tunes of the region.]

[Regina Carter plays Kansas City at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, March 23.]

[Regina Carter will be our guest on next week’s Wednesday MidDay Medley radio show]

3. The Carper Family – “Old-Fashioned Gal”
from: The Carper Family / Independent / May 28, 2013
[Austin, Texas based super trio consisting of some of my favorite live performers from the Folk Alliance International Conference: Melissa Carper – bass, vocals; Beth Chrisman – fiddle, vocals; & Jenn Miori – guitar, vocals. I’ll be playing more from The Carper Family and 28 other musical acts I witnessed at the Folk Alliance Conference, when I fill in for Kasey Rausch & Mikal Shapiro on this week’s River Trade Radio, Sunday Morning at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM. Please join me.]

4. Big Bad Gina – “Freedom Connection”
from: Lake of Dreams / Independent / October 1, 2011
[Fayetteville, Arkansas based trio made up of: Renée Janski – vocals, keys, fiddle, banjo, bass, percussion; Jori Costello – vocals, percussion, guitar, bass; and Melodie Griffis – vocals, guitars, bass, percussion]

[Big Bad Gina play Kansas City, Friday, March 14, at 8:00 PM, at UMKC in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri, presented by Willow Productions.]

10:14 – Underwriting


5. John L. Keck – “Anywhere With You”
from: Jack Moon Sessions / Independent / , 2013
[Two years ago while John was visiting the famous Sun Studios in Memphis, TN where Presley, Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others have recorded John decided to produce a single at the legendary studio and a session being booked. He originally only booked 2 hours thinking that would be plenty of time to get several takes of “Die with Me”, his most recent song. 2 hours turned into 4, and 8 tracks were recorded with 3 takes of each song. This “live” album was brought back to KC and discussed with Brent Jamison & Chappy Felkins of Dreamwolfanimalbear Productions, with the intention of adding more instrumentation to it, to bring out a full band sound that John had planned for most of the songs. John’s friends Betse Ellis; Elaine McMillan; Megan Zander & Chris Taddy of Dream Wolf; Clint Hoffmeier of Ned Ludd and Vehicle; and Hume Man were asked to sit in on the Chappy Road sessions and create the sound John was hearing in his head.]

[John Keck plays CODA, Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm, for Devils and Angels with Clint Hoffmeier, and Patrick Deveny.]

6. Helen Gillet – “Atchafalaya”
from: Helen Gillet / Independent / June 8, 2012
[Recorded by Chad Meise in KCMO. Mastered by John Fishback (New Orleans); Produced, Composed and Performed by Helen Gillet. A familiar face in New Orleans’ experimental jazz scene. Her first New Orleans-recorded album, “Running of the Bells,” was released last year. Helen Gillet’s new album has been compared to intensity and grace of John Cale and the recordings of the Velvet Underground and Nick Drake. Hellen Gillet was part ow WE and art/performance/installation created in 2011 by Jane Gotch and Mark Southerland who often welcomes Gillet to KC for live shows with is band Snuff Jazz.]

[Helen Gillet plays The Brick, Friday, March 14]

7. Bent Knee – “After Years of Love”
from: Bent Knee / Independent / 2011
[Debut release from Boston based 6-piece, musical Art-Rock, Avant-Indie band.]

[Bent Knee Kansas City at The Brick, Wednesday, March 19 with Jorge Arana Trio and Cloudburst featuring Jeff Harshbarger & Sterling Holmann] [Bent Knee join us next week on WMM]


8. De La Soul – “A Little Bit Of Soap”
from: 3 Feet High And Rising / Tommy Boy – Warner Bros / March 3, 1989
[Hip Hop Masterpiece and debut from Brooklyn three piece band,]

10:30 – Interview with Aaron Lerner

Next week is the beginning of Spring, and I’ve already gotten a sun burn this week planting Spring Gardens with elementary and middle school students, so I need to talk with Aaron Lerner about Soap, and the hand made skin care products that Aaron created called Doc Lerner Quality Goods, named after his father.

Many soaps in the market contain: paragons, artificial fragrances, formaldehydes, GMOs, and other toxic ingredients that irritate.

Some of the types of soap Aaron creates are:

Nettle & Aloe Soap / Apricot – Tumeric Soap / Dead Sea Mud Handmade Soap / All-Natual Minted-Rose Lip and Body Balm / Original Lip Balm / Detox Bath Saly /

Learn more about Doc Lerner Quality Goods at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DocLerner


9. Loaded Goat – “Bettin On The Right Horse”
from: Corker / Loaded Goat / October 15, 2013
[Martin Korb, Matt Hawkins, Eddie Crane, Paul Andrews, Rob Ritter. Written by Matt Hawkins. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor, Lawrence, Kansas.]

10:45 – Interview with Eddie Crane

Loaded Goat plays “Halfway to Winfield,” this Saturday, March 15, starting at 5:00 pm and going until 1:00 am, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, Kansas City, MO, featuring Rural Grit All-Stars, Old Sound, Tyler Gregory, Konza Swamp Band, Truckstop Honeymoon, Loaded Goat, The Kansas City Bear Fighters, Whistle Pigs, and Split Lip Rayfield. Here to share all the details is Eddie Crane of Loaded Goat.

Eddie Crane joined us to talk about Loaded Goat, and his own experiences at Winfield and the Walnut Valley Music Festival.


10. Truckstop Honeymoon – “Going Back To Louisiana”
from: Steamboat in a Cornfield / Independent / December 13, 2011
[Michael West and Sara Euliss]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest Producer Jason Buice

Jason Buice is a KC based singer/songwriter, musician and actor. He currently fronts the band, Save the J’s. Jason has been playing in coffee shops and bars in KC since the mid-1990’s. Inspired by Sarah Carpenter’s turn as Guest producer on WMM last year, Jason Buice joined us for our second hour to feature tracks from independent musicians he has come to know from the Kansas City scene.

11. Save the J’s – “Video Guy”
from: a demo track from the band’s upcoming full length release / 2014
[Save the J’s is Jason Buice on lead vocals and rhythm guitar and John Frikus Welch on bass, mandolin, cajon, guitar and back-up vocals. Jason and Frikus began playing music together in the Fall of 1990 on the green pastures of Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. Frikus is an accomplished, consummate professional musician. Jason fronts the band with his sometimes serious/sometimes humorous songs. The J’s are currently rehearsing for shows. Justin JJ Jackson plays djembe on “Complicated,” “Farenheit” and “Fire Ant” and also designed the bands logo.]

[Save The J’s play The Roasterie Plant, Saturday, March 15, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm]

12. Frikus and the Hooligans – “Returning Home”
from: Good Thing / John Michael Welch / March 1, 2013

13. Airline Bungalow (Paul Hakan) – “On the Run”
from: Supersonic Engineer / Independent / 2010
[Paul Hakan was the nephew of David Hakan]

14. Sara MissConception Glass – “Reverb”
from: Saraswati / Independent / To be released soon 2014
[Third full length release from hip hop, performance artist, MC, poet, spoken word artist, hulahoop and belly dancer. Sara is a member of Vibe Tribe KC. More info at: http://www.missconception.com]

15. Street Corner Choir (David Hakan & Lezlie Revelle) – “Be The Lightening”
from: Changing The Sky / Independent / 2009

16. Adriana Nikole – “No Use”
from: A track from http://www.Reverbnation.com/adriananikole
[Born and raised in Michigan, she moved to KC in September of 2012 after living in Nashville.]

[Adriana Nikole plays the Uptown Arts Bar, Thurs, March 13, at 8:00 pm, opening for We Don’t Know. Adriana Nikole aplays the Shangri La, in Austin, TX, Sat, Mar 15, for SXSW & the Midcoast Takeover.]

11:33 – Underwriting

17. The Bad Ideas – “Social Skills”
from: Lesson #1 / Independent / March 8, 2013
[Full length debut recording from the Kansas City based punk band, formed in October 2011. They’ve written all original songs and are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on Guitar, Back Up Vocals, Caitlin on Bass, back up vocals.]

18. Molly Erwin – “Restless”
from: 100 Miles From Home / Beatoven Records / October 12, 2007

19. Frank Rardon – “Ponyboy”
from: Rise and Shine / Independent /

20. Quest United Heart – “Black and Mild”
from: Quest United Heart / Independent / To Be released in 2014

[Damon Bailey’s musical project two years in the making]

21. Samantha Bartow – “I’ll be OK”


22. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks and interview segments come from: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org and where noted.

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