#616 – February 10, 2016 Playlist

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Music from Folk Alliance International Conference
+ The Matchsellers + Don Simon & MudStomp Records
+ My Oh My + Spinning Tree Theatre’s 13

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

2. Wyatt West – “On A New York Street”
from: On A New York Street – Single / Independent / May 30, 2015
[Wyatt West told us that “On A New York Street” is a love letter to one of his favorite cities in the world. It’s a jazzy collage of street sounds, voices, and instruments. It will be included on his jazz album with Voile Chatoyante) titled “A Work In Progress” to be published this fall on Enneagram Records. “On A New York Street” features a who’s who of KC jazz musicians.] [Iconoclast Wyatt West roams the wide and diverse American music landscape to create a stunning range of music and lyrics. No musical genre is off limits or taboo for his songwriting craft. “Most audiophile’s music interests are diverse and my work is a reflection of this reality in modern culture.” – Wyatt West. In addition to his single releases, and his release with Wyatt West and the Urbanites, Wyatt West has just released a new album, FALLING AND FLYING on February 9, 2016. The recordings were engineered, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording.]

With Joelle St Pierre, Wyatt West has organized: Words of Love – Benefit Concert for Musicians Health Care, Saturday, February 13, at 9:00 PM, at Coda, 1744 Broadway St, KCMO, where he will be perfoming with: Bryan Hicks, AJ Young, Amanda Fish, Nicki Scruggs, Eems, Sean McDonnell, Thomas FreightTrain Walker, Max Berry, and more. Proceeds benefit Abby’s Fund for Musicians Health Care of the Midwest Music Foundation. More info at http://www.midwestmusicfound.org

One of the bands that blew us away last year at Folk Alliance International Conference was the 6-piece Americana/roots band, based in Kyoto, Japan. The band is called Pirates Canoe and they are back again this year, for Folk Alliance, and they will also close out the MudStomp Showcase, Saturday night. From Kyoto, Japan here is Pirates Canoe.

10:08

3. Pirates Canoe – “On Being Unknown”
from: One for the Pain in My Heart / Columbia / November 18, 2014
[Kyoto, Japan based roots music loving band, hopelessly stuck somewhere between American and Japanese. Although the members come from all sorts of genres, the band focuses mainly on Americana and roots-based music. All songs are original, yet sound like they could have been around for a while, managing to create a traditional but fresh sound. Pirates Canoe is a sometimes sextet, sometimes trio who began performing in the summer of 2009. The band includes: Elizabeth Etta on vocals & guitar, Sara Kohno on mandolin & vocals, Kanako Keyaki on fiddle & vocals, Kazuhiro Iwaki on resophonic guitar, Takahe “Yossie” Yoshioka on drums & percussion, and Jun Taniguchi on bass. More info at http://piratescanoe.com/%5D

[Pirates Canoe play The MudStomp Showcase at Folk Alliance International, Saturday Night, Feb 20]

10:13

In 2008, 13 became the first, and only, Broadway musical, where everyone in the cast, and in the band, was a teenager. Tomorrow night, Spinning Tree Theatre presents the KC professional theatre premiere of 13. Here from the Original Broadway Cast Recording…

3. 13 Original Broadway Cast – “Brand New You”
from: 13 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Sh-K-Boom Records / November 24, 2008
[The musical opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on September 16, 2008 in previews, with an official opening on October 5, 2008 and closed on January 4, 2009 after 105 performances and 22 previews. Directed by Jeremy Sams and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. There was a teen band, as in prior productions. The production received one Drama Desk Award nomination, for Outstanding Lyrics by Brown. 13 is the first and only all Teenager Cast and Band to ever hit Broadway in the history of Broadway.]

10:15 – Interview with Andrew Parkhurst and Allison Banks

Allison Banks is a sophomore at Lee’s Summit North High School where she is very active within student leadership in Student Senate, FCCLA, and Gender Equality Club. Along with her school, Alison also studies acting with Nancy Marcy at The Coterie Theatre, voice with Lauren Braton, and dance with Andrew Parkhurst. Allison has appeared in multiple professional theatre productions including: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at The Coterie Theatre, “A Christmas Carol” at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, “Peter Cottontail III” at Starlight Theatre, and “A Little Night Music” for Spinning Tree Theatre. Allison plays the lead female role of Patrice, in Spinning Tree Theatre’s 13, opening this week.

Andrew Parkhurst, is Managing Director of Spinning Tree Theatre, and a co-founder of Spinning Tree, with partner Michael Grayman. Andrew is also the co-director of 13. Andrew grew up in Kansas City and received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Texas Christian University. He has been a member of Actor Equity Association since 1996. As a dancer he has worked with Roman Polanski, he was chosen and directed by Alvin Ailey at age 16 to dance Memoria. Andrew sang and danced on the 2009 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He has been a part of five international productions of West Side Story. He has worked all over the world as an actor and dancer in shows such as: Call Me Madam, La Cage aux Folles, and Evita. He was an original cast member and dance captain of the Broadway touring production of Mamma Mia! for over 2,000 performances. He was in the touring company of Chicago. He has worked as a choreographer on Broadway, and in New York City, across the country, and in Kansas City for The Coterie, Starlight Theatre, New Theatre, and The Midland.

Andrew Parkhurst and Allison Banks are here to share information about Spinning Tree Theatre’s Kansas City professional theatre premiere of, 13, an original musical that features 13 of KC’s brightest stars-to-be, ” in an explosive and heartwarming evening of song and dance.” The show is Rated PG-13, and presented at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, KCMO and running February 11 thru 28, Wednesdays thru Sundays. For tickets or more info: 816-569-5277 or http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

13 is an original musical with music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish & Robert Horn.

Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents’ divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

13 is the only Broadway musical ever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers. It originally began previews on September 16, 2008 and officially opened on October 5, 2008 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Rated PG13

Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, KCMO

February 11-28, 2016 at Just Off Broadway Theatre

Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 12 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 13 at 8:00pm – Center SOLD-OUT. Side seats remain.
Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm – Center SOLD-OUT. Side seats remain.

Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 20 at 8:00pm – Center SOLD-OUT. Side seats remain.
Sunday, February 21 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 26 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 27 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 28 at 2:00pm

This is Spinning Tree Theatre’s 5th season, and perhaps the biggest season to date.

Allison was part of Spinning Tree Theatre’s 3rd season with “A Little Night Music”

Spinning Tree Sings! A Cabaret Fundraiser featuring Spinning Tree Alum
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 7:00 PM at the Just Off Broadway Theater, KCMO
conceived and directed by Gary Green, featuring: Daniel Beeman, Robert Gibby Brand, Lauren Braton, Nedra Dixon, Eboni Fondren, Megan Herrera, Kip Niven, Kenny Personett, Shon Ruffin, Jonathan Lloyd Schriock, Vanessa Severo, Julie Shaw, Mark Stauffer, Bob Wearing, and the cast of “13”, including a reveal of our 2016-17 season.

For tickets or more info: 816-569-5277 or http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

5. My Oh My! – “Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”
from: Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way / Independent / December 12, 2015
[Written by A.M. Merker, Arranged by My Oh My! My Oh My is a 3-woman, 5-man band from Kansas City, that plays “a big, bearhugging blend of Americana, classic rock and folk.” The band includes: Stephen Berry on guitars; Grant Buell on keyboards; Sarah Dolt, Stephanie Gaume & Melissa Geffert on vocals; Jason Harper on bass; Jacob Horpinjuk on drums, A.M. Merker on lead vocals. The band’s second release, the EP, Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way, was released December 12, 2015. The new music was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Joel Nanos at Element Recording,, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Wes Martin at Firewheel Recording, Garland, TX. ]

[My Oh My plays The Brick, Saturday, February 13 with Pocket Vinyl, and 40 Watt Dream]

10:35 – Interview with My Oh My

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My Oh My is a 3-woman, 5-man band from Kansas City, that plays “a big, bearhugging blend of Americana, classic rock and folk.” My Oh My, released their debut full length, “Your Heart Not Mine,” on March 14, 2014. The critically acclaimed album was nominated for “Album of the Year” by The Pitch Music Awards. In mid December 2015, My Oh My put out their second release, the EP, “Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way.” Band members include: Stephen Berry on guitars; Grant Buell on keyboards; Sarah Dolt, Stephanie Gaume & Melissa Geffert on vocals; Jason Harper on bass; Jacob Horpinjuk on drums, A.M. Merker on lead vocals. My Oh My plays The Brick, Saturday, February 13, with Pocket Vinyl, and 40 Watt Dream.

5 of the 8 members of My Oh My joined us in our 90.1 FM Studios: lead singer and songwriter A.M. Merker, guitarist Stephen Berry, keyboard player Grant Buell, and vocalists Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé, Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

My Oh My was on the show back in October of 2014.

“Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way.” was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Joel Nanos at Element Recording, KCMO.

10:42

6. My Oh My! – “Marianne” (LIVE)
Also on new EP: Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way / Independent / December 12, 2015
[A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals)]

My Oh My plays The Brick, Saturday, February 13 with Pocket Vinyl, and 40 Watt Dream

My Oh My plays The Tank Room, Saturday, February 20

My Oh My plays The Westport Saloon Friday, April 8

My Oh My plays Frank’s North Star Tavern, Lawrence, KS, Friday, April 22

The Deli Magazie KC recenty reviewed your new record and writer mary Kennedy wrote: “There’s something special about a band made up of eight talented musicians who can speak together with one unique voice.” …”While the band’s 2014 release, Your Heart Not Mine, seemed to ask questions about the unpredictability of life, the 6 tracks released in December provide some of the answers.”

10:54

7. My Oh My! – “Thief” (Live)
Also on new EP: Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way / Independent / December 12, 2015
[A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals)]

More info more at: http://www.myohmy.bandcamp.com More info at: http://www.myohmykc.com

11:00 – Station ID

8. The Matchsellers – “Dirt and Beard Hair”
from: Songs We Made Up / Independent / February 12, 2016
[Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland.]

[The Matchsellers play a CD Release on Friday, February 12, at 6:30 PM, at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Rd, KCMO]

11:03 – Interview with The Matchsellers

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Julie Bates is a classically trained violinist from Kansas City. Andrew Morris is a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana. They met in Leipzig, Germany. During their year of living in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs to hit the road and haven’t looked back. In late 2014 they released their debut full length recording, “Kosciusko County,” one of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 115 Best Recordings of 2015. The Matchsellers have toured 3 European countries and 25 US States, performing 180 shows a year, including last year for the Kansas City Fringe Festival, Bluegrass Bazaar in Flint, Michigan, Norman Music Festival in Norman, OK, and a first place win at the Eddie Owen Presents songwriting competition in Atlanta, GA. Their new album “Songs We Made Up” is set to be released in two days. The Matchsellers play a CD Release on Friday, February 12, at 6:30 PM, at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Rd, KCMO

Julie wrote “Dirt and Beard Hair” based on a quote by Matt Hawkins at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS.

“Songs We Made Up” was recorded live on a single microphone in Julie’s living room in Kansas City, Missouri, in October 2015.

Andrew Morris and Julie Bates wrote and performed on all tracks, Julie on her Czech-made Dvorák violin and Andrew on his 1975 Mossman Tennessee Flat Top guitar.

We were joined by Matthew Hawkins on 5-string banjo and Chris DeVictor on upright bass on some tracks.

11:08

9. The Matchsellers – “Wake Up Sally” (Live)
Also from: Songs We Made Up / Independent / February 12, 2016

The Matchsellers play a CD Release on Friday, February 12, at 6:30 PM, at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Rd, KCMO

“Songs We Made Up”

1. Betty Sue
2. The Riverboat Song
3. Dirt and Beard Hair 02:25
4. Doktor Seltsam
5. Back Back Back Back
6. Mentone Egg Queen
7. Tootin’ My Own Kazoo
8. Wake Up Sally
9. Sometimes You Win
10. The Lights I Wanted 02:39
11. Look at Me
12. I Asked You to Leave (But You Ate All My Crackers)
13. Dandelions and Dust
14. The Gohlis Waltz

Julie Bates – Fiddle, Vocals
Chris DeVictor – Bass
Matthew Hawkins – Banjo
Andrew Morris – Guitar, Vocals

All tracks by Andrew Morris except track 3 by Julie Bates and track 12 by Bates/Morris.
Engineered by Andrew Morris

Mastered by Johnny Kenepaske in Independence, Missouri
Printed by Nuvidea in Overland Park, Kansas

11:15

10. The Matchsellers – “The Riverboat Song” (Live)
Also from: Songs We Made Up / Independent / February 12, 2016

The Matchsellers Upcoming Shows:

The Matchsellers play a CD Release on Friday, February 12, at 6:30 PM, at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway Rd, KCMO

Feb 17-20 Folk Alliance International, Kansas City, MO

Feb 25 Boomtown Film & Music Festival, Beaumont, TX 10pm

11:24

11. The Matchsellers – “Look At Me” (Live)
Also from: Songs We Made Up / Independent / February 12, 2016

11:28 – Underwriting

11:30 – 5 bands playing Folk Alliance International Conference

12. We Banjo 3 – “Prettiest Little Girl in the County”
from: Gather the Good / We Banjo 3 / May 3, 2014
[We Banjo 3 is a band from Galway, Ireland that plays a blend of traditional Irish, old time, and bluegrass music they call Celt Grass. The band is composed of two sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley. Earle Hitchner, music writer for The Wall Street Journal, described their playing as a “freshness and finesse bordering on the magical.” Their debut album Roots of the Banjo Tree was released in 2012 and was named “Traditional Music Album of the Year” by The Irish Times. This was followed by the release of Gather the Good in 2014. Siobhan Long, music critic for the Irish Times, writes “We Banjo 3 are a musical Betty Ford Clinic, almost singlehandedly rehabilitating the much maligned banjo in 4 short years.” In 2015 the band released their first live album Live in Galway. The current line-up is: Enda Scahill on banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar; Martin Howley on banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar; David Howley on banjo, vocals, guitar; and Fergal Scahill on fiddle, guitar, bodhrán.]

[We Banjo 3 will be playing the upcoming Folk Alliance International Conference, including The MudStomp Records Showcase, Friday, February 18.]

13. Kasey Rausch – “Crazy Heart”
from: Guitar in Hand / Mudstomp Records / November 21, 2014
[Guitar in Hand is the third solo release from KC based singer-songwriter Kasey Rausch. With Mikal Shapiro she hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM. Kasey Rausch plays with The Naughty Pines every Tuesday at CODA. ]

[Kasey Rausch plays Folk Alliance International Conference, including The MudStomp Records Showcase, Saturday, February 20.]

14. Under The Big Oak Tree – “Tracks of the Train (after Walcott)”
from: Local Honey / Mudstomp Records / January 22, 2016
[Acoustic Folk – Country Roots from Saint Joseph, Missouri based band formed by: Kristin Hamilton, Doug “Sluggo” Ward, and Simon Fink. More info at: http://www.UnderTheBigOakTree.net/%5D

[Under The Big Oak Tree play multiple showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, including The MudStomp Records Friday, Febraury 19.][Under The Big Oak Tree also play the Kansas City Folk Fest, Sunday, February 21, at Westin Crown Center.]

11:38 – Interview with Don Simon

Don Simon is a lawyer, author, and educator. He spends his time volunteering to help musicians with legal and business issues. Don serves on the board of the Midwest Music Foundation. Don is also a board member of Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts providing seminars in arts law to help artists avoid common pitfalls in their professional careers. Don is the managing partner of the area music label, MudStomp Records, based in Overland Park, Kansas, with offices in Springfield and Tulsa.

Don Simon joined us to share music and information about MudStomp Records Private Showcases, February 17 through 21st, at Folk Alliance International Conference, at The Westin Crown Center.

MudStomp is also presenting, the Saturday Afternoon Stomp that Celebrates International Folk Music, Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 pm, at Coda, 1744 Broadway, KCMO, with Delaney Davidson from Christchurch, New Zealand, and The Jellyman’s Daughter from Edinburgh, Scotland.

http://www.mudstomp.com

11:46

15. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “The One You’re Leaving”
from: The Jellyman’s Daughter / Mudstomp Records / September 24, 2014
[The debut full length album from Edinburgh, Scotland based alt.acoustic duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. Written and arranged by The Jellyman’s Daughter. Mixed by Garry Boyle at The Depot, Edinburgh Mastered by Andrew Mitchell at Audio Bay.]

[The Jellyman’s Daughter play Folk Alliance International Conference, including The MudStomp Records Showcase, Saturday, February 20.]

[The Jellyman’s Daughter play the Saturday Afternoon Stomp that Celebrates International Folk Music, Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 pm, at Coda, 1744 Broadway, KCMO, with Delaney Davidson from Christchurch, New Zealand]

11:49 – Underwriting

http://www.folk.org

Mudstomp Records Private Showcases, February 17 through 21st, at Folk Alliance International Conference, at The Westin Crown Center.

MudStomp is also presenting, the Saturday Afternoon Stomp that Celebrates International Folk Music, Saturday, February 20, at 3:00 pm, at Coda, 1744 Broadway, KCMO, with Delaney Davidson from Christchurch, New Zealand, and The Jellyman’s Daughter from Edinburgh, Scotland.

11:57

16. Julian Davis – “Mr Rain (Lock Your Door Song)”
from: Who Walks In, When I Walk Out / Little Class Records / December 18, 2015
[16 year old Kansas State Youth Flatpicking Champion, from Pittsburg, Kansas.]

[Julian Davis has been added to the Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, Thurs, May 12, 2016, at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee.]

[Julian Davis plays Folk Alliance International Conference, including The MudStomp Records Showcase, Saturday, February 20.]

11:59:30

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


Next week, on Wednesday, February 17, we’ll feature more music from Folk Alliance International Conference, starting next Wednesday, February 17 through Sunday, February 21, at the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Hotels. We will have live performances from Betse & Clarke, and others. Also Nicholas St. James will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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

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Show #616