#591 – August 19, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

David George & A Crooked Mile
+ Lauren Anderson + Shades of Jade


1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. The Conquerors – “I Don’t Know”
from: I Don’ Know – Single B/W I See You / High Dive Records / August 11, 2015
[Rock & Roll / Psychedelic Pop from Kansas City based 5-piece band with: Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, and Kyle Rausch on bass & vocals. Written by: The Conquerors. Recorded by: Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mixed by: Joel Nanos & Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mastered by: Joel Nanos at Element Recording. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

10:08 – Inspired by their daughters…

3. Iris DeMent – “Listening To Singing”
from: The Trackless Woods / FlariElla / August 7, 2015
[6th studio album from Grammy nominated Iris DeMent who NPR said was considered ”one of the great voices in contemporary popular music.” The Trackless Woods sets 18 poems by acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to life. Hailed as one of Russia’s finest poets, Akhmatova survived the Bolshevik Revolution, both World Wars and Stalin. She lost family, friends and fellow writers to political killings and labor in the gulags. When Iris randomly stumbled upon Akhmatova’s work in a book of poetry a friend sent as a gift, she was immediately taken by the sorrow and burden of the poems, juxtaposed with Akhmatova’s lightness and transcendence in the face of inhumanity. ”Anna’s gift of song is so strong, about alI I had to do was get really quiet and listen,” says Iris. After reading that first poem the melodies began pouring out of her, and before she even fully understood what was driving her, Iris was gathering musicians and friends, including co-producer Richard Bennett (Emmylou Harris, Neil Diamond, Steve Earle), to record ‘The Trackless Woods’ in her living room over a five-day period. The result is a breathtaking pairing of piano and voice in Iris’ style with timeless melodies that are deeply rooted in the American South. The project also fulfilled a long yearned-for desire to connect with her adopted daughter’s culture and history. Iris and her husband Greg Brown adopted their daughter from Siberia in 2005, when she was 6, and she says “I’d never have made this record were it not for her.”]

[Iris DeMent plays Knuckleheads Saloon, Friday, November 20.]

4. Kasey Rausch w/ Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra –“This Little Crow”
from: This Little Crow – Single / unreleased song / April 2015
[Recorded in March 2015 with Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling, Rick Willoughby and James Isaac, by Rob Nold Audio. Kasey writes: “This Little Crow” is a song for all you parents out there who have “babies” about to fly. It’s about being so proud to “cut the apron strings” as you recognize that you’ve raised your young’n up just fine and it’s time to watch them take off. It’s a song for Kasey’s daughter, Kaya, who graduated high school last May and last weekend left home for K-State and a grand new adventure in life. More info at: http://www.kaseyrausch.com] [Last November Kasey released her third solo release Guitar in Hand on Mudstomp Records. she hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM with Mikal Shapiro. Kasey Rausch plays w/ The Naughty Pines every Tuesday at CODA.]

[Kasey Rausch plays the Garage at Knuckleheads, Friday, August 21, with Rick Gibson Band.]

10:15

5. Kodascope – “Conversations and Proclamations”
from: Kodascope [EP] / Independent / May 12, 2015
[Debut release from six-piece KC band. Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar. ]

[Kodascope play recordBar, Thursday, August 20, with Mime Game, and Vehicles.]

6. Deco Auto – “The Silent Ones”
from: “The Curse of Deco Auto” / Independent / February 14, 2015
[Deco Auto is: Steven Garcia on guitar & vocals, Tracy Flowers on bass & vocals, Pat Tomek on drums & keys. Steven was a founding member of Colorado punk bands Armchair Martian and Knee Jerk. Pat was a founding member of The Rainmakers, and he still is. Tracy’s chocolate tofu pie is to die for! Recorded by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. Produced by Steven Garcia with Pat Tomek. All songs by Steven Garcia, $tudentLoansForLifeMusic (ASCAP). Too punk for pop, too pop for punk … the curse of Deco Auto.]

[On Friday, August 21, Deco Auto plays Screenland Armour’s Arts and Crafts Beer Festival presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company featuring the largest selection of rare, aged and exclusive craft beers, live music, local artists, independent films all helping to benefit KC Pet Project. Screenland Arts & Crafts Fest on Friday August 21, features: Rev Gusto, Deco Auto, Onward Crispin Glover, and The New Riddim. Saturday, August 22, features: The Electric Lungs, The Hillary Watts Riot, and Kodascope]

7. The AM Trio – “I Left Lousi”
from: As of Now / Independent / June 30, 2015
[Alyssa Murray (Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter), Joel Stratton (bass), and Josh Blythe (drums/vocals) have crossed paths and joined forces to create unique, multi-dimensional songs. Murray’s writing style has drawn comparison to Joni Mitchell as well as Fiona Apple]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Shades of Jade

Bill Brownlee, music writer for The KC Star wrote, “Shades of Jade is at the vanguard of the burgeoning youth movement on Kansas City’s jazz scene.” Band members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet & flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion, Derrick Greenwood on bass & guitar, Dominique Sanders on bass, Vanessa Ayala on vocals, and Debo’ra Baskin on vocals. Shades of Jade, have a new single titled, “That One” recorded with vocalist Derick Cunigan, that will be released on August 20, when Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, at 7:00 pm.

Derick Cunigan with Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday of Shades of Jade on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Derick Cunigan with Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday of Shades of Jade on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday, Derick Cunigan joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Shades of Jade’s critically acclaimed debut recording, “Fingerprinted Memories pt. 1” was released on September 21, 2013. The band has been working on “Fingerprinted Memories pt. 2. Sketches of the Heart” and the single release, “That One” gives us a glimpse into their upcoming album.

“Fingerprinted Memories pt. 2. Sketches of the Heart uses the themes of the good, bad and ugly aspects of relationships. The released track features Derick Jolliff-Cunigan expressing what it feels like to find your soul mate for the first time.

Derick Cunigan is not only a singer also works in television. Derick is originally from St. Louis.

Artistic director, composer, and musician, Joshua Williams, talked about how Derick is an honorary member of Shades of Jade.

Perry DJStix Holliday, like Derick is a married man, and a professional business man, and a father, and as well as being a musician he is also a photographer.

Shades of Jade play The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum, 1600 E 18th St, KCMO 64108
Thursday, August 20, as part of the Charlie Parker Celebration of events.

10:39

8. Shades of Jade – “That One with Derick Cunigan”
from: That One – Single / Independent / August 20, 2015

10:43

Shades of Jade also play:

Shades of Jade play the First Saturday of each month at Coda Bar & Grill.

Shades of Jade play The Phoenix, at 302 W 8th Street, Saturday, October 24.

From the bands bio: Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves with spurts of raw emotion Shades of Jade is on a mission to “break genre specificities and touch its listeners“.

Kanas City is experiencing a Jazz youth movement fostered by UMKC Conservatory of Music, Bobby Watson, Charlotte Street Foundation, American Jazz Museum, The Phoenix, Broadway Jazz Club, Musicians Union.

Shades of Jade have received for a second year an artist-work-rehearsal space through The Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project.

SoG Influences: The RH Factor, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Christian Scott Quintet.

Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, on Thurs, Aug 20, at 7pm.
More info at: http://www.shadesofjademusic.com.

10:49

9. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Down in Mississippi”
from: Skeleton Crew / Glassnote Entertainment Group / May 19, 2015
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, who has been playing guitar and singing for over 309 years. The duo both play guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show in 2013 and 2014, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, in the fall of 2014, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and after spending several months recording their new album in Nashville, they made their network television debut, Feb. 11, 2015 on The Late Show With David Letterman. They have embarked on huge tours, both in Europe and accross the United States. They played Bonaroo where they met Robert Plant. At one point during their tour the opened for the Pixies.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play The Midland Theatre, August 20, with Luluc.]

10. Gary Cloud – “Baby Jesus Walked Us Home”
from: Baby Jesus / Independent / 2015
[Recorded live at Davey’s Uptown, with bassist Rocky Rudy. Gary Cloud is host of The Rambler’s Songwriter Roundup, an ever-changing line-up of singer/songwriters, Mondays, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main Street, KC.]

[Gary Cloud plays Davey’s Uptown, Friday, August 21, with Scott Stuewe, and The Accidentals]

11:00 – Station ID

11. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Shine”
from: Shine [Single] / UniGlobe/xWB Records / May 29, 2014
[David George – Vocals & Guitar, John Johnson – Guitar & Vocals, Ben Byard – Bass & Vocals, Christine Gross – Cello & Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums & Vocals. Shine was the 1st single from the upcoming full length album “Radiant Man”.]

11:04 – Interview with David George, Ben Byard, and Giuliano Mingucci

Ben Byard, David George,  and Giuliano Mingucci on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Ben Byard, David George, and Giuliano Mingucci on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

In the last year and a half, David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.”

David George’s band, David George & A Crooked Mile is set to release a new full length record titled “Radiant Man” with new songs written by David George. David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope!

David George and bandmates Ben Byard & Giuliano Mingucci joined us to share the details and play live in our 90.1 FM studios.

David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers, Jacob Dylan, and have played The Crossroads Music Festival, MidCoast Takeover, and Folk Alliance International. The band includes: David George on vocals & guitar, John Johnson on guitar & vocals, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, Christine Gross on cello & vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on drums & vocals. Forming a band…David George & A Crooked Mile

David George performed onstage in the KC Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater” by Nathan Tysen with his band, Joe’s Pet Project.

Ben Byard also plays with: Dolls On Fire, Vi Tran Band, Drew Black & Dirty Electric

Giuliano Mingucci also plays with: Barclay Martin Ensemble, and John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons.

Giuliano Mingucci is also a producer and engineer and with Barclay Martin created the amazing 2014 release “Madagascar.” Giuliano also works as Director of the Crown Vision High Definition video board at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals.

11:11

David George, Giuliano Mingucci, and Ben Byard, playing LIVE on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

David George, Giuliano Mingucci, and Ben Byard, playing LIVE on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

12. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Great Wide Open” (Live)
David George on vocals and guitar, Ben Byard on guitar and harmony vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on percussion and harmony vocals.

Influences: Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Eagles, Fleetwod Mac, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley, John Fogerty, CCR, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney & Wings, Jake Bugg, The Beatles, Buck Owen, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash… you get the picture.

In celebration of, “Radiant Man” David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope! More info at: http://www.davidgeorgeandacrookedmile.com

11:22

13. David George & A Crooked Mile – “So You”
rom: Radiant Man / UniGlobe Records / August 22, 2015

11:27 – Underwriting

11:29 – Interview with Lauren Anderson

14. Lauren Anderson – “My Reminder”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

[The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.]

Lauren Anderson is originally from Chicago. She first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson will play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, presented by Sprint, September 12. The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.

Lauren was classically trained throughout most of her early life. She began classical piano lessons at the age of 8, was an active member of several choirs and began taking classical voice lessons when she began high school. She obtained a bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on voice at Augustana College. She planned on becoming an opera singer, but realized that pop & soul music were more in her wheelhouse.

Having listened to those around her, telling her that music and the arts were difficult fields to have a career in, Lauren followed the safe path in life, making sure she had a “back-up” plan while working on her music and performing.

Having had a passion for psychology in addition to music, Lauren decided to continue onto The University of Kansas to complete her masters in music therapy.

After receiving her masters in music therapy, in 2012, she began working on the pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital, as well as at Gillis Center as a music therapist. Despite her love of working as a music therapist, Lauren found that passions don’t die easily, she was ready to take on the challenge of making music performance her career. Lauren began performing solo gigs at Bar Louie, Jerry’s Bait Shop and Main Street Cafe.

She quickly realized that she could only go so far in the business while playing solo gigs, so she began attending jam sessions at venues such as Freddy T’s, Llewelyn’s Pub and Westport Saloon. At the these jams Lauren met Kristopher Schnebelen (of Trampled Under Foot, first place winners of the 2008 International Blues Challenge, and winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards Album of the Year, and Blues Blast Band of The Year in 2011 and 2012.

Kristopher Schnebelen and Dylan Reiter (from Brandon Miller Band) and Adam Stuber, helped her complete her first first official EP, “Do & Hope”, released in August 2014. The EP was named after the unofficial motto of Lauren’s mother’s side of the family, who often remarked, “Just do it and hope it turns out okay.”

11:41

Lauren Anderson plays LIVE on the August 19, 2015, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Lauren Anderson plays LIVE on the August 19, 2015, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

15. Lauren Anderson – “Mine” (Live)
also available on: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

Lauren’s band consists of: Adam Stuber, Dylan Reiter and Jeff Daniels.

Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards.

Lauren Anderson also plays The Phoenix, August 29

Lauren Anderson plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, presented by Sprint, Sept. 12.

The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.

More information at: http://www.laurenandersonmusic.com

10:56

16. Lauren Anderson – “One Day”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

[The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.]

11:59:30



17. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”

from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]



Next week on August 26 Katlyn Conroy, aka La Guerre, joins us in our second hour as Guest producer.



Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org



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