#522 – April 23, 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, April 23, 2014

Claire Adams & The Crowded Stage
+ Dustin Rapier + Chad Abernathy Band
+ Underhouse Dogs


Wednesday MidDay Medley participates in 90.1 FM’s biggest band auction ever, with more than 120 area bands. Listeners call 888-931-0901 to bid. The highest bidder at the end of the segment gets a 2-hour concert for an upcoming party. The band auction supports 90.1 FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio. For info or to pre-bid on any of these band please visit: http://www.kkfi.org

10:00 – Dustin Rapier

Dustin Rapier was born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas. His debut album “Songs About No One” was released July 23, 2012. The album began in a college dorm room at a small private college. After trying a few things using school recording equipment, Dustin fell in love with the recording process. Working as a bank teller he used every cent he earned to purchase recording equipment that would eventually become Fly Penguin Records. Now in Kansas City, Dustin recently headlined a series of shows at Californo’s and his second full-length album, “Spectrum” is scheduled to be released June 2014, accompanied by a Midwest album release tour. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

[Dustin Rapier Plays The Point, Wednesday, April 23, at 8:30 pm]

[Dustin Rapier plays Hashtag, 965 N. main Street, Hendersen, Nebraska, on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 pm.]

1. Dustin Rapier – “Bones”
from: Songs About No One / Fly Penguin Records / July 23, 2012

Dustin Rapier, told us that playing the piano was cheaper than therapy.

Currently working on a second full-length album, called “Spectrum,” scheduled to be released in June. The first single “One More Chance” was just released as a single.

2. Dustin Rapier – “One More Chance”
from: Single Release / Fly Penguin Records / April 18, 2014
[From upcoming full-length release, Spectrum, expected in June 2014.]

Dustin Rapier recently headlined a series of shows at Californo’s. In clubs Dustin plays a mix of cover songs and original compositions.

3. Dustin Rapier – “Stay” (LIVE)
[From upcoming full-length release, Spectrum, expected in June 2014.]

4. Dustin Rapier – “Not Goodbye”
from: Songs About No One / Fly Penguin Records / July 23, 2012

More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

10:29 – Underwriting

10:30 – The Chad Abernathy Band.

Chad Abernathy is a seasoned singer/songwriter from Kansas City. For the past 8 years, he’s been seen all over the midwest, Europe and Washington DC playing in various venues. After years working clubs as a front man for cover bands he released his debut of 12 original songs called: “The Journey” on his own music label, Midnight Blue Records and Lone Willow Music. The Chad Abernathy Band play a House Concert with Bill Abernathy, Saturday, April 26, at Cyd’s Art & Antiques in Parkville, Mo. This will also be broadcast on KC Cafe Radio! Their first show together in 2014!

The Chad Abernathy Band is: Chad Abernathy on vocals, guitar, songwriting; Craig Shelton on bass and vocals; Matt Cascio on guitar; and Mike Rubyor on drums.

Chad started Midnight Blue Records and Lone Willow Music with his dad. Chad’s dad, Bill Abernathy also released a new album, with a title track that Chad co-wrote.

The Chad Abernathy Band – Upcoming Shows:

Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 pm, at Cyd’s Art & Antiques, in Parkville, MO

Saturday, May 3, at 4:00 pm, at Relay for Life Kansas City, in Kansas City, MO

Sunday, May 18, at 6:00 pm, at The CPC’s Cook For Courage, Kansas City, MO

Saturday, May 24, at 8:00 pm, at Californos Westport, Kansas City, MO

Thursday, June 12, at 9:00 pm, at Saints Pub and Patio, Independence, MO

Saturday, June 14, at 10:00 am, at PorchFest KC, Kansas City, MO

Friday, July 4, at 5:30 pm, at PT’s At The Crossroads, Kansas City, MO

5. Chad Abernathy – “The Journey”
from: The Journey / Lone Willow Music / 2013

6. The Chad Abernathy Band – “Yesterday is No Tomorrow” (Live)
also available on: The Journey / Lone Willow Music / 2013

Lone Willow Music LLC is hosting the “Three Trails Songwriter Competition”. Starting soon! Each contestant will get a healthy media package including: HD video with an interview, performance photos, audio recordings, independent judge critiques, and more.

Quick Details:
-All Acoustic Acts (up to 4 members)
-Not all Submissions will be accepted…locals are preferred!
-Submission is FREE, if selected to the competition, one-time entrance fee ($30).
-Preliminary rounds are in a coffee house, winners advance to a larger venue, the Top 12 will compete live during Labor Day Weekend, winner gets a Main Stage Performance!
-Each Songwriter gets a media package, which repeats in each round…our goal is to help songwriters be heard.

Submission is FREE and easy (thanks to ReverbNation) Here’s a link to all the registration: http://www.reverbnation.com/c/submission/create_cpo_submission?campaign_id=3416 More info at: http://www.lonewillowmusicllc.com

7. The Chad Abernathy Band – “Changes” (Live)
also available on: The Journey / Lone Willow Music / 2013

8. The Chad Abernathy Band – “Whiskey Road” (Live)
also available on: The Journey / Lone Willow Music / 2013

9. Chad Abernathy – “Dead End Street”
from: The Journey / Lone Willow Music / 2013

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Underhouse Dogs

Prior to forming Underhouse Dogs, in the spring of 2011, Andy Money, spent several years with the Independence symphony, The Columns, The Insultors and Smokestack Lightnin’. Part of the Kansas City Blues Scene for over 10 years, Andy is a multi-instrumentalist. Alan Luecke plays bass, sax, and sings. Alan has spent most of the last twenty years in the KC scene. Alan is the low-end of the Underhouse Dogs. He played bass with Spiny Norman, an Americana/ Rock project with members of the Wheel House. Ben Money started playing violin at age six and then changed to percussion when he was 11. He spent his formative years playing marching and concert percussion with a focus on the kit, ethnic rhythms and drums. The band likes to blend genres of: blues, americana, Rock, reggae, fusion, vaudville, zydeco. More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/underhousedogs

Andy Money – Guitars, Vocals
Alan Luecke – Bass, Vocals, Bari Sax
Ben Money – Drums

10. Underhouse Dogs – “Wisdom”
from band’s demo recordings

11. Underhouse Dogs – “Thinkin About Me” (Live)

12. Underhouse Dogs – “Find The Words” (Live)

13. Underhouse Dogs – “Comin’ Home” (Live)

14. Underhouse Dogs – “Diddy Wah Diddy” (Live)

15. Underhouse Dogs – “Top Of The Hill”
from: The band’s demo recordings

11:29 – Underwriting

11:30 – Interview with Claire Adams & The Crowded Stage

Kansas City based singer, songwriter, and musician, Claire Adams, is an integral part of multiple area bands including: Claire & The Crowded Stage, The Katy Guillen Trio, and Quirk & Ruckus. She has also bneen a member of the bands: Appropriate Grammar, and Hidden Pictures. Claire Adams grew up in Topeka and went to college in Nashville. Her band the Crowded Stage was founded in 2011 and is called a genre-jumping nine piece based out of Kansas City, MO. Fronted by songwriter Claire Adams, the band brings her tunes to life with lush arrangements, diverse instrumentation, and a lil’ quirkiness.

[Claire & The Crowded Stage play Knuckleheads Saloon, TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 pm, with The Latenight Callers, and Amy Farrand.]

Among members of Claire & The Crowded Stage, many other bands are represented:

Peter Lawless, Katy Guillen, Katelyn Boone we came to know in their band The B’Dinas.

Katy Guillen, Stephanie Williams, Claire Adams play in Katy Guillen and The Girls

Brent Jamison and Katelyn Boone, played in Dream Wolf,

Katy & Claire play together as a duo as Quick & Ruckus

Jerod Rivers plays with Vi Tran Band and Genessee

Peter Lawless also plays with I Found A Job, The People’s Liberation Big Band of Kansas City, and the new band Kodascope

Stephanie Williams played in The Cave Girls

Teri Quinn is a musician and composer and works with The Black House Collective, of The Urban Culture Project of Charlotte Street Foundation.

Ben Byard plays with The Vi Tran Band and David George and A Crooked Mile

Members of The Crowded Stage are multi instrumentalists, often switching around on keyboards, bass, drums, guitar, lead vocals. For more info at: https://www.facebook.com/claireandthecrowdedstage

Claire Adams, Katy Guillen, Brent Jamison, and Teri Quinn joined us live.

Claire & The Crowded Stage has a new single out called Spanish Sun, recorded Live info: http://www.claireandthecrowdedstage.bandcamp.com

Upcoming shows:

Wednesday, April 23, at Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO

Thursday, June 12 at Czar Bar, Kansas City, MO

Saturday, July 26 at The Record Bar Kansas City, MO

Congratulations to the great success of Katy Guillen and the Girls. This year the band played Memphis for the International Blues Competition and made hundreds and thousands of new blues fans.

Also Congratulations to Brent Jamison and Katelyn Boone and their union.

16. Claire & the Crowded Stage – “Enough” (Live)

17. Claire & the Crowded Stage – “Tower of Babel”(Live)

18. The Latenight Callers – “Straight Razor”
from: Songs for Stolen Moments / TLNC / June 8, 2013
[Formed in Lawrence by baritone guitarist, Krysztof Nemeth, and vocalist Julie Berndsen, with Bassist Gavin Mac, and Nick Combs on keyboards.]


Next week, on Wednesday, April 30, Emily Berhmann of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College joins us to discuss their big upcoming season of performances. Kristie Stremel joins us to share new music from her new full length release called “Songwriter.” We’ll talk with Nick Carswell about his band Carswell & Hope, Silly Goose Records, and “Mix Master” a day of panel discussions and informational capped of by a special showcase at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, May 3, featuring Silly Goose artists: The Phantastics, SUNU, Forrester, Carswell & Hope, Pink Royal, and Faith. Also next week, Marion Merritt joins us to talk about her new record store on west 43rd street call Records with Merritt set to open in May. In two weeks we will bring you our 10 year anniversary show of Wednesday MidDay Medley

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