#532 – July 2, 2014 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A little bit country +
Money Wolf Music with Jamie Searle & Thommy Hoskins
+ The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

Wednesday MidDay Medley gets a little bit country.

Wednesday MidDay Medley gets a little bit country.

1. Wussy – “Teenage Wasteland”
from: Attica / Shake It Records / May 27, 2014
[Fifth studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio, indie rock band formed in 2001. The 11 songs on Attica! were recorded at Ultrasuede Studios in Cincinnati, which is owned by former Afghan Whigs bassist John Curley. The album also saw the return of a member of one of Wussy frontman Chuck Cleaver’s former bands–Ass Ponys guitarist John Erhardt performed on Attica! as Wussy’s fifth member. Attica!’s opening track, “Teenage Wasteland”, describes singer Lisa Walker’s memories of listening to the Who, especially the song “Baba O’Riley”, and includes shoutouts to several of its members. The song also contains a guitar part that closely resembles that on Baba O’Riley. The album’s title track also references Dog Day Afternoon, portraying it as a tale of romantic desperation.]

[Wussy plays the recordBar, Thursday, July 3, with Schwervon!, and Admiral of the Red.]

2. Loose Park – “Good As Life”
from: Monstrous / Independent / June 4, 2013
[Brand new music from Kansas City based band formed in June 2013 with Matthew Dunehoo on guitar, vocals; Beckie Trost on Bass guitar; and Mike Myers on Drums . This trio are also members/former members of Doris Henson/Baby Teardrops/Ecstatics, The String & Return/In The Pines/Spacesuit, and Soft Reeds.] [Notes from Matt Dunehoo: Two men and a lady present: Loose Park’s “MONSTROUS: A Recorded Album of Sacred Music.” We had initially thought we’d record this on our own at home, but fate led elsewhere and basic tracking occurred January 9th 2014 at Element Studios with the generous Joel Nanos in Kansas City, Missouri, the day after our first show. The album was then mixed by me, Matthew Dunehoo, alone at home using a seven-and-a-half-gallon stainless steel brew kettle and a my first Sony thinking-compewtur, between January and May, 2014. But seriously, the album had to take this long as it’s still coming together this very night and I have so much appreciated my first chance to produce the imperfect album now in your ears, thank you Beckie and Mike. Finally mastered mercifully (tomorrow) by Jason Carter at Atomic Disc, Salem, OR. Loose Park began when I moved home in a fog from NYC in June 2013 and began writing music upon landing with my longtime friend and drummer Mike Myers. We invited new longtime friend Beckie Trost into the fold to bass it up and never looked back. Loose Park, the park, has always been a sanctuary of magical possibility for me over the years. I remember one summer in particular when I was often in odd spots of heart I’d head there regularly to listen to the Cocteau Twins and walk around and try to come back to Earth a bit more pleasantly than how I’d left it. Loose Park the band has been a sort of sanctuary for me as well and possibly I think for Beckie and Mike, though you’d have to ask them to be sure. Mike’s basement is filled with friendly spiders and candles and gummy bears and guitarin’ good times, exactly the way a midwest basement should be. Mike said early on that he thought the songs in this set of 12 were “manic.” So here you are, 12 manic spazzings from Loose Park, the modern day indie def leppard. Thanks for listening to this album and for being a part of it with us. Special thanks to Alissa Myers for being so patiently accommodating, to Robert Rodriguez for the beautiful artwork and everyone who supports what we and all the artists in KC and everywhere else do to try and approach the weirdness with Love. Sincerely, Matthew, May 27 2014 (May 28 with this last revision…)]

[Loose Park play Czar Bar, July 18 with Molehill, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Scott Schumann]

3. Cibo Matto – “10th Floor Ghost Girl”
from: Hotel Valentine / Chimera Music / February 14, 2014
[First release in 15 years from Yuka Honda (keyboarss/samples) and Miho Hatori who have released solo records and collaborations with other artists.]

10:14 – Underwriting

10:15 – a little bit country

4. Ruddy Swain – “Treasure of Love”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.]

[“Treasure Of Love” was written by J.p. Richardson, and George Jones. It was released as a single by George Jones on Mercury Records in 1958.]

[In 1968 country superstar George Jones witnessed a fight between Tammy Wynette and her husband Don Chapel. At Jones’s urging, Wynette and her daughters drove away with him. Wynette and Jones married Feb. 16, 1969, and Wynette’s 4th daughter, Georgette, was born in 1970. Jones and Wynette, were nicknamed the “President and First Lady” of country music, and they recorded a string of hit duets that seemed drawn directly from their volatile relationship, which resulted in their divorcing in 1975. Their classic recordings included “Two Story House,” “Golden Ring,” and the humorous “(We’re Not) The Jet Set” written by Bobby Braddock.]

5. George Jones and Tammy Wynette – “Something To Brag About”
from: George Jones and Tammy Wynette – Super Hits / Sony – BMG / April 23, 1995
[Originally from their November 13, 1971 release “We Go Together” on Epic records. It was Jones first record with Epic and his first with his new wife. The song was written by Bobby Braddock, and first recorded by Charlie Louvin and Melba Montgomery. Melba Montgomery recorded several country duets with George Jones in the 1960s.]

6. John Prine w/ Melba Montgomery – “Milwaukee Here I Come”
from: In Spite Of Ourselves / Oh Boy / 1999
[A big fan of George Jones, and country duets, John Prine re-recorded “(We’re Not) The Jet Set” with Iris Dement, for his 1999 Release In Spite of Ourselves, and invited one of George’s former duet partners, Melba Montgomery, to join him on another George Jones hit single written by Lee Fykes. Originally released in 1968, as a 7 inch vinyl release on Musicor Records, from George Jones & Brenda Carter. It became part of George and Tammy Wynette’s live shows.]

7. John Statz with Josh Harty – “Paradise”
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014
[Written by John Prine. Recorded unrehearsed, live, with no edits, at Silo Sounds on the south side of Denver, on a free day between shows. John and Josh had played Denver the night before, and only had to drive as far as Fort Collins the next. Josh Harty is originally from North Dakota and John Statz is from Wisconsin.]

10:30 – Interview with Christian Hankel, Tommy Donoho, Jamie Searle & Thom Hoskins


Christian Hankel is a composer, producer, and performer. He’s been active in the Kansas City music and theater communities for over 20 years. He plays bass and sings in the band The Hillary Watts Riot, He is also known for his work in the bands: Alacartoona (2003-12), The Mongol Beach Party (1989-93) and Damawa (1993). He has worked as an actor, writer, producer for stage shows such as The Orphans Feast, The Oil Boiler, and the film, Night Is the Mirror to name a few, he also a force at Money Wolf Music

Tommy Donoho is a Kansas City based singer songwriter musician producer. Tommy performs as a solo artist and with the band Dollar Fox and Hillary Watts Riot. He has recorded and written numerous songs, As co-founder of Money Wolf Music he has recorded and presented many area and national artist in showcases, secret shows, record releases, and limited edition pressings.

Christian Hankel and Tommy Donoho joined us to share as many details as they can about the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, Thursday, July 10, at 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the secret show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins will also join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios and play a song each.

Thom Hoskins has been playing in the KC music scene for 10 years as a solo artist, and in the bands: Buffalo Saints, The Belles, Blackpool Lights, and Hidden Pictures. Balancing music with marriage and two children, Thom Hoskins wrote, recorded and pressed his four song E.P. Still Feeling Bronze in his home studio. Hoskins is due to release a follow up full-length record this year as well as a split E.P. with local songwriter Doby Watson. Currently a student earning credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition. Hoskins played at the 2014 Folk Alliance Music Festival on the Money Wolf Music Stage.

Thom Hoskins plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 2, 2014

Thom Hoskins plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 2, 2014


8. Thom Hoskins – “A Previously Recorded Episode” (Live)
[This new song will be included in Thom’s upcoming full length release that is currently in the mixing and mastering phase.]

[Thom Hoskins plays the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com]

Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It’s Over who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act. He left It’s Over to concentrate on his music education as a student of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music where he has immersed himself in musical theory, composition, harmonic structure, melody. Now out of school, Jamie has spent much of the last year and a half recording a full length release of material he has composed for a large ensemble of musicians. The result is: “Violet Music Vol. 1” the debut full length release from Jamie’s band, My Brothers & Sisters, a collective of at times up to 18 musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar and conducting. In the midst of the two year process of recording this record Jamie also got married and became a father.

Jamie Searle plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley. July 2, 2014

Jamie Searle plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley. July 2, 2014


9. Jamie Searle – “The Hallow” (Live)

[Jamie Searle plays the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com The ustream channel that will be webcasting the show as a pay-per-view: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/money-wolf-music%5D

Money Wolf Music Roster

The Latenight Callers – the band at David Lynch’s pool party, noir a-go-go
The Silver Maggies – dramatic, cinematic, electrifying, gothic-country noir
John Statz – soulful singer/songwriter Americana
The Peculiar Pretzelmen – old-timey, heavy, wild, junkyard voodoo blues
Dollar Fox – heartfelt, harmony-filled, Americana folk rock
The Hillary Watts Riot – freaky-fun, post-punk, disco-noise, dance rock
Dead Ven – hardworking, hook-laden, roots-based, acoustic street punk
Connacht Town – double-fisting, barn-burning, good time, Irish pub rock
Jason Beers – mind-boggling, alternate reality, master of the banjo

Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com The ustream channel that will be webcasting the show as a pay-per-view: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/money-wolf-music


10. John Statz with Josh Harty – “Record Spins”
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014

11:00 – Station ID

Bobby Womack died on June 27, 2014 at age 70. His passing was announced by a publicist at XL Recordings. Though the cause of his death is currently unknown, he suffered diabetes, prostate cancer, heart diseases, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease. Bobby Wopmack, was a singer songwriter musician who had a musical career that spanned over 50 years, working with Sam Cooke and Mos Def and Gorillaz. Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, long after he’d lost his fortune and his career to addiction.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and sang gospel music at a young age, performing with his brothers in The Womack Brothers. Under the influence of gospel and R&B legend Sam Cooke, who signed the group to his personal label, Womack moved into secular music. In the early 1960s his group recorded “It’s All Over Now,” which was covered and by the Stones and became the band’s first number-one hit.

His songs have been recorded by multiple artists, and he played as a session musician in Memphis in the 1960s.

Musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, frontman of Blur and co-founder, vocalist and principal songwriter of Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and XL Recordings president Richard Russell helped Womack regain his career with 2012 comeback album “The Bravest Man in the Universe.” The album was a departure for Womack, full of electronic music and beats. But it was lauded by critics for a simple reason: That distinctive voice of his still brought chills.

“I don’t think he ever really thought that he would do anything again,” Albarn said of Womack in March. “Watching his rehabilitation and watching his ability to confront new material and new challenges was nothing short of miraculous at the time, and he still today continues to battle his demons and his illness. But he’s a beautiful person and when he opens his mouth and that voice comes out, it is something that is somehow touched by God.”

11. Bobby Womack – “Please Forgive My Heart”
from: The Bravest Man in The Universe / XL Records / June 8, 2012
[First album of new material in over 13 years. Earlier this year, the 68-year-old Bobby Womack was released from the hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has also been battling cancer and was scheduled to undergo surgery this year and looks forward to touring in support of his album.]

12. Shy Boys – “Life is Peachy”
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[Stereogum has premiered the band’s new song, “Life Is Peachy”, the A-side to their new 45 rpm, 7″ single coming from High Dive Records. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of the Kansas City based band, Shy Boys. They joined us live in the KKFI 90.1 FM on Feb. 15.]

11:05 – Underwriting

11:07 – Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

13. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder – “Shady Grove”
from: History of The Future / Skaggs Family Records / July 24, 2007
[Born July 18, 1954, Ricky Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. He is the winner of the Grammy Awards, CMA (Country Music Association) Award, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, and TNN/Music City News Country Awards. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin and sang on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television’s Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.]

[Ricky Scaggs plays Sat. at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. ]

14. Rhonda Vincent – “Only Me (feat. Willie Nelson)”
from: Only Me / Upper Management / January 28, 2014
[Born July 13, 1962, in Kirksville, Missouri. Rhonda Vincent is an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. In 2000, The Wall Street Journal proclaimed Vincent “the new Queen of Bluegrass”. Vincent’s musical career began when she was a child in her family’s band The Sally Mountain Show, and has spanned more than four decades. Vincent first achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and ’80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music. Vincent is an in-demand guest vocalist for other Bluegrass and Country music performers, appearing on recordings by Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffie and other notables.]

[Rhonda Vincent plays Thursday Night, at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com ]


11:15 – Interview with Andrew Earl and Chanelle Johnson

The 2014 Dawg Daze of Summer Festival at Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm in Savannah, MO on July 10th-12th is a three day event featuring the best in bluegrass music genres. Featuring over 25 musical acts on 2 stages. More info at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com

Andrew Earl and Chanelle Johnson joined us live here in our 90.1 FM Studios to share all the details about this year’s Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

The Festival takes place July 10-12, at Ol. MacDonald’s Farm, in Savannah, Missouri. Can you tell us about the setting? More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com.

Thursday night is Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Friday night is The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Saturday night is Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

also featuring:

The Grascals
Split Lip Rayfield
Head For The Hills
Mountain Sprout
The HipNecks
Deadman Flats
The HillBenders
Old Salt Union
Honky Suckle
The Hatrick
Deep Fried Squirrel
Famous Seamus and The Travelbongs (2 sets)
AJ Gaither OMB
Tyler Gregory
My Six Gun Heart
Dr. Cotton
Dirty River Ramblers
Josh Jennings Band
The Faretheewells

11:22 – Ticket Giveaway!

15. The HillBenders – “Another Day, Another Dollar”
from: Down To My Last Dollar / Compass Records / January 29, 2013

[The HillBenders play this year’s Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri.]

More information available at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com/

The festival has a hillbilly theme and features a roving hillbilly musical entourage called “The Hillbilly Radio™” which has been combined in the past of The Fall Down Drunks, Tyler Gregory, Ben Hoppes and Famous Seamus and The Travelbongs.

Dawg Daze also hosts food vendors with a focus on “Keeping the Scene Clean” through proper recycling, container reuse and waste reduction.

The new location, Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm, will host a 13,000+sqft arena in which there will be two stages – yes, two stages. One larger stage at the North end and one smaller stage at the South end. The two stages will host hour long sets in a back to back fashion creating a non-stop musical experience without overlapping sets. Festival goers won’t miss a beat having the opportunity will hear every band playing at the festival in it’s entirety.

Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm was acquired by new owners in the fall of 2011 and is in it’s developmental stage as they turn this beautiful farm into a great camping destination and event center. Looking for a festival to grow with them year after year, the owners are excited to host The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival along with other music and camping events as well as corporate events, weddings and rodeos.

This year’s Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com.


16. Ozark Mountain Daredevils – “Chicken Train”
from: Ozark Mountain Daredevils / A & M Records / December, 1973
[American Southern rock/country rock band formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. They are most widely known for their singles “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” in 1974 and “Jackie Blue” in 1975. The Daredevils are also mentioned in the “Don’s Story” chapter of American humorist David Sedaris’ book Barrel Fever. Bassist Michael “Supe” Granda has also written a book about the band, It Shined.]

[Ozark Mountain Daredevils play Friday night at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com ]


17. Damawa – “Pomona”
from: haj-paj / Damawa / 1993
[Damawa is: Betse Ellis: Violin & Percussion; Hafiza Sue Capehart: Flute & Percussion. Jim Skeel: Melodica & Percussion; and Christian Hankel: Percussion, Percussion, Percussion & Bike Horn. Produced and Mixed by Damawa. Recording & engineering by Jim Skeel except for live recordings and engineering by Christian Hankel. Damawa (dah mah wah): The Nigerian verb “to mix”. This is what we do…with our ideas, sounds and inspirations. The result is your multicultural experience of the Damawa Effect. haj-paj (hahdj pahdj): The aural connotation is obvious. Also of significance, haj (or hajj) is the annual religious journey to Mecca.]


18. La Guerre – “Worst/Best”
from: Rare and Collectible Spirits / The Record Machine / March 25, 2014
[Katlyn Conroy is a singer songwriter who is based in Lawrence, KS and is a member of, Cowboy Indian Bear. La Guerre is the French for “war.”]

[La Guerre played Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thurs, June 26, 8:00 pm, at Wonder Fair, 803 Mass St.]

19. Lykke Li – “No Rest For the Wicked (Klangkarussel Remix) [feat. Klangkarussell]”
from: No Rest For the Wicked (Remixes) – EP/ LL Recordings and Atlantic Records. / May 30, 2014
[Remix of the lead single from I Never Learn, the third studio album by Swedish recording artist Lykke Li.]
[According to Li, the album is the final installment in a trilogy chronicling “a woman in her twenties and her search for love and herself”, which began with her first two albums, Youth Novels (2008) and Wounded Rhymes (2011). After experiencing “the biggest breakup of her life”, Li moved from Sweden to Los Angeles, where she spent two-and-a-half years in writing I Never Learn. “I made no such plans to make an album. My first instinct was just to try to heal myself and to come back to some sort of life. And then I was so emotionally broken that I just started to write… I love writing, and it was so amazing to get lost in the process. I didn’t think that someone would ever hear it”, she told Billboard. During much of her time in California, Li listened to Van Morrison’s 1968 album Astral Weeks, Harry Nilsson demos, The Band and Dennis Wilson. She described I Never Learn as a collection of “power ballads for the broken”, adding that the album is “about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman.]

[Lykke Li plays Kansas City at the Uptown Theare, Saturday, September 27.]

20. Metatone – “Happy Rebirthday!”
from: Crossroads Summer Block Party 2014 Artist Compilation / Golden Sound Records / June 2014
ALSO from: Metatone / Independent / May 14, 2013
[Recorded & mixed by Metatone 2012-2013. Written by J. Ashley Miller & Metatone. J. Ashley Miller: Vocals, Guitar; Gary Miller: Percussion, Harmonica, Vocals; Jon Kraft: Drums; Rabbit Killer: Mr. Squeaky; Abbi Miler: Vocals; Hank Eddins: Bass; Rhys Ziemba: Guitar; Iko: Vocals, Hype. More info at metatone.bandcamp.com]


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

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich

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