#562 – January 28, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KC Singer Songwriters:
Teri Quinn + Dustin Rapier + Crystal Clayton

Ruth Acuff

Ruth Acuff

1. Ruth Acuff – “Right Now”
from: The Golden Hour / Nation of Love / December 6, 2013
[Columbia, Missouri based Ruth Acuff also has a new EP that was just released called “To The Moon.” We will be playiong from this release next week.]

[Ruth Acuff plays The Nation of Love Kansas City Showcase, Saturday, January 31, at 8:00pm, at Coda, with: Violet and the Undercurrents, Zorya, and The Future Kings. The Nation of love is an independent record label based out of Columbia Mo. The Nation of Love has also released their compilation release, THE GOLDEN HOUR. More information at: http://www.thenationoflove.com.]

Calvin Arsenia

2. Calvin Arsenia – “Aquamarine”
from: unreleased demo track from new recording / Independent / 2015
[24 year old Calvin Arsenia, who recently returned home to Kansas City after living and performing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Arsenia stands at 6 foot 5 inches, where he delivers soulful and powerful vocals with his multi-octave range, while also playing piano, guitar, and harp. A songwriter, producer, and engineer, Calvin Arsenia made his performance debut in early 2010 and since then has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs. In April, 2014, he released an intimate 7-song EP called “Moments” and now is set to release a new collaborative EP called, “Prose.” Calvin Arsenia played live on the show on October 22.]

3. 3 Son Green – “Slam Into A Jam”
from: Redbird / Independent / Saturday, July 27, 2013
[Formed in 2007 with Jamie Anderson on Guitar & Vocals, Evan Carlson on Guitar & Vocals, Steven Pearson on Drums, and Trey Green on Bass & Vocals. More info at 3songreen.com]

[3 Son Green play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Feb. 6 at 8:00 pm w/ Shedding Watts, AY Musik, Whiskey for the Lady, APLSOZ for the Winter Waka Classic a competition to play at Wakarusa.]

[3 Son Green play Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding benefit, at Californos in Westport, Sat, Jan 31, 6 to 2am, featuring The Wolfmanz Brothers, Shedding Watts, Whiskey for the Lady, Old Salt Union and Dirty River Ramblers.]

4. Whiskey for the Lady – “Beautiful Things”
from: Too Many F Holes / Independent / March 28, 2014 [Debut release from Platte City, Missouri based band. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike West at the 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence, KS.]

Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding benefit, at Californos in Westport, Saturday, January 31, 6:00 pm to 2:00am is a fundraiser for the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, and also benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is also a blanket drive which will help supply blankets to those in the KC area who are in need of warmth through Project Warmth Kansas City. More info at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com.

The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival is a biennial event which takes place on the even numbered years. The festival will return in 2016 with the Stringband Extravaganza! The Festival hosts several support events which also benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Those events are:The Dawg Daze Fall Fiasco, The Dawg Daze Winter Wing Ding, The Dawg Daze Spring Thing and The Dawg Daze Mid Summer Nights Dream.

The Wolfmanz Brothers – Tribute to the music of Phish headlines – 11:45pm
3 Son Green – 10:30pm
Shedding watts – 9:15pm
Whiskey for the Lady – 8:00pm
Old Salt Union – From Belleview, IL – 7:00pm
Dirty River Ramblers – from Omaha, NE – 6:00pm

5. Forrester – “I Was With You at the End”
from: Antitheses / Independent / March 27, 2014
[Instrumental/Shoegaze/Post-Rock from Lawrence based band formed in the fall of 2011. Members include: Brian Rogers, Joe Newman, Connor Creighton, Will Chertoff, Steven LaCour. Forrester played The Crossroads Summer Block Party, First Friday, June 6, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads with Rev. Gusto, The ACB’s, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, and Jorge Arana Trio]

10:26 – Underwriting


Dustin Rapier

6. Dustin Rapier – “Afterthought”
from: first installment of a new 4-part EP series / Fly Penguin Records / (unreleased demo)
[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. He eventually created Fly Penguin Records. Now in Kansas City, Dustin played a midwest album release tour for his latest release, as well as steady gigs at The Tank Room, The Riot Room, Californos, The Point, The Green Lady Lounge, restaurants, piano lounges, and bars all over the Midwest, where Dustin on piano plays everyone from Earth Wind & Fire, to Lana Del Rey, and the Jackson 5. Dustin played live on WMM on Aug. 20, 2014.]

10:33 – Interview with Dustin Rapier

Pop singer/songwriter, and piano man, Dustin Rapier who will be performing his original music at The Tank Room, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with Amanda Hughey, and Adriana Nikole. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com.


La Guerre

La Guerre

7. La Guerre – “Deadbolt”
from: Sapphires / The Record Machine / January 20, 2015
[La Guerre is the French for “war.”Sapphires was produced, engineered by Joshua Browning who also played bass. Percussion: Beau Bruns, Chris Brower. Guitar/Additional Vox: Charles Calhoun, Gavin Snider; Trombone: Joshua Landau; Additional Vox: Will Weinstein. All songs written by Katlyn Conroy. Katlyn Conroy, is a female singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She was part of the critically acclaimed band, Cowboy Indian Bear. She was the recipient of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. You can a listen to her music at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.]

[La Guerre will play the Lied Center of Kansas – Performing Arts Center Pavilion, in Lawrence, Kansas, on Feb. 17, at 9:00 pm, for a special Listen at the Lied edition of Tunes @ Night! ]

Tyler Gregory

Tyler Gregory

8. Tyler Gregory – “Roots Below”
from: Roots Below / MudStomp Records / October 28, 2014
[Lawrence, KS based Tyler Gregory is known for his powerful and commanding voice that mixes blues and roots music. Inspired by WWII-era blues belters, his music is performed with passion and driven with his guitar / banjo / stomp-box, and beautiful live performance arrangements. Tyler Gregory has released three albums, and averages 230 shows per year out on the road. He has shared the stage with JJ Grey & Mofro, Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, Dawes, Split Lip Rayfield, Charlie Parr, Truckstop Honeymoon, and Possessed by Paul James.]

The Grisly Hand

The Grisly Hand

9. The Grisly Hand – “If You Say So”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[Formed in 2009. The current line up includes: Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin). Mike Stover & Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand joined us LIVE April 24, 2013.]

[The Grisly Hand play Knuckleheads on Saturday, January 31, with Katy Guillen & The Girls]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer

Crystal Clayton

Crystal Clayton

Kansas City based singer/songwriter, Crystal Clayton has been performing since she was 7 years old. She has performed The New Theatre in Overland Park and for The Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She wrote her first song when she was 15. She has released three original singles, digitally, available on iTunes. She plays with a five-piece band of local musicians and has been performing at venues all over KC as well as local festivals in the area. Crystal has sang on tracks with Prozak and Ces Cru (part of Tech N9ne’s label, Strange Music) and she is currently working with her new band Vetta, recording in the studio for their debut EP to be released this year.

The new band is called Vetta, and the group includes: Tayler Spencer – Guitar, Jordan Caldwell – Cajon & Percussion, Sean Bird – Bass Guitar, and Daniel Clayton – Synthesizers

10. Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer – “Lovely” (LIVE)

Vetta will play Trouser Mouse in Blue Springs March 20

11. Crystal Clayton & Tayler Spencer – “Shipwrecked” (LIVE)

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

11:24 – Underwriting


12. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis. Katy Guillen & The Girls joined us live on September 3, 2014.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Knuckleheads on Saturday, January 31, with The Grisly Hand.]

11:30 – Interview with Teri Quinn & Mark Lauer


Teri Quinn is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She graduated from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music in 2013. She is a clarinetist and guitarist for Claire and the Crowded Stage and provides vocals and is a guitarist for Rooms Without Windows. Teri Quinn and Her Situation will play Coda Bar and Grill, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with The Scatters, and Thommy Hoskins.

Teri Quinn brought her friend Mark Lauer who plays bassoon

Teri is a clarinetist and guitarist for Claire and the Crowded Stage


13. Teri Quinn & Mark Lauer – “Forever Hold Your Peace” (LIVE)

Last year Teri released a Christmas EP called The Christmas Cats with Peter Lawless.

Mark Lauer on bassoon for ‘Forever hold your peace.’


14. Teri Quinn– “ Ain’t Goin’ North” (LIVE)

Teri Quinn and Her Situation will play Coda Bar and Grill, on Friday, January 30, at 9:00 pm, with The Scatters, and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.teriquinn.com.


15. Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire”
rom: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance / Matador Records / January 19, 2015
[9th studio album from indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch. They are often compared to Nick Drake. The name “Belle and Sebastian” comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children’s book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics, Belle and Sebastian’s “wistful pop” has enjoyed only limited commercial success.]

[Belle and Sebastian will play The Uptown Theatre, on June 18 with Courtney Barnett.]


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

Next week on February 4, Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join us as co-hosts for the entire show for our Winter On Air Fund Drive. We’ll play music from Bloodbirds, The Philistines, Monta At Odds, Schwervon!, Kasey Rausch, Kangaroo Knife Fight, Mike Dillon, Death Cab For Cutie, Palace, plus we’ll share our interview and live performance from the Bach Aria Soloists, and Nathan Reusch will be here to share details on the musical line up of the 5th Annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 22 – 25.

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