#618 – February 24, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Be/Non + Poet Jen Harris + Sondra Freeman & The MidCoast Takeover
+ Freebo + The Jellyman’s Daughter

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

2. Electric Orchids – “Five”
from: Anything You Want – EP / Independent / August 30, 2014
[Kansas City based New Wave, Surf with just enough Garage 4-piece band, Electric Orchids is: Matt Mitchell on guitar, Chris Hutchings on bass, Derek Hatch on drums, and Val Engholm on keys, guitar, and vocals. Produced by Electric Orchids and Paul Malinowski. Written and performed by Electric Orchids. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Paul Malinowski. Recorded at Massive Sound, Shawnee, KS.]

[Electric Orchids play Uptown Arts Bar, Friday, February 26, with Bane Union, and Drew Black and Dirty Electric.]

10:06 – Underwriting

3. Fullbloods – “Money”
from: Mild West / High Dive Records / February 26, 2016
[Second full length release from Fullbloods: Ross Brown; Jared Tomasino; David Seume; and Bill Pollock. Recorded at Westend Studios in Kansas City, Kansas by Mike Nolte. Mixed by Fullbloods. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. (Starfucker, Of Montreal).]

[Fullbloods play an album release show, at The Brick, Friday, Feb 26, w/ Shy Boys]

[Fullbloods play an album release show at Mills Record Company, Sat, February 27, w/ Momma’s Boy]

4. Jen Harris – “Fortress feat. Mirina Landry”
from: Flaunting Her Mediocrity / Independent / To Be Released in Summer 2016

10:13 – Interview with Jen Harris

Poet Jen Harris at Prospero's Books, Saturday, February 27, 2016

Poet Jen Harris at Prospero’s Books, Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kansas City based poet & spoken word artist, Jen Harris, joins us to talk about her first book of original poetry, SLAMMED, released through Prospero’s Books and Spartan Press as part of the POP POETRY series, #12poetsin12months. This is the second book of this series. Jen Harris will also share selected tracks from her new studio recordings for her debut CD to be released later this year.

Jen Harris will read from her book for the SLAMMED, POP POETRY Book Release, Saturday, February 27, at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W. 39th St, KCMO, with the PIT Poetry Open Mic hosted by Jason Ryberg from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. At 8:30 pm, Jen Harris takes the stage for a special reading with guests performers. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/poetjenharris.

Jen Harris recorded her new CD at Element Recording with Joel Nanos

10:23

5. Jen Harris – “Education feat. Ryan Wilks”
from: Flaunting Her Mediocrity / Independent / To Be Released in Summer 2016

Jen Harris will have a special release for her new book of poetry, SLAMMED, is Saturday, February 27, at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W. 39th St, KCMO, with the PIT Poetry Open Mic hosted by Jason Ryberg from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. At 8:30 pm, Jen Harris takes the stage for a special reading with guests performers. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/poetjenharris.

John Huff, Brodie Rush, Jen Harris, Brenton Cook on the February 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

John Huff, Brodie Rush, Jen Harris, Brenton Cook on the February 24, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:35 – Interview with Brodie Rush, John Huff, and Brenton Cook

6. Be / Non – “Orbit”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, John Huff on synths; Mike Cochran on drums. Engineered, mixed and produced at the Goldroom in Kansas City, between March 2010 and July 2015. Produced by Brodie Rush. Mastered for digital release by Kliph Scurlock, July 2015 in Lawrence. Master for vinyl by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures with Kliph Scurlock and Brodie Rush.]

Kansas City-based Haymaker Records releases the album Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic by space rock group Be/Non on vinyl LP and digital media on leap day February 29, 2016. Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is the sixth album for Be/Non and will be celebrated with an album release concert entitled MEDITATION: A Live Presentation of Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic by Be/Non in the temple of the Kansas City Scottish Rite, 1330 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO, on Sunday February 28th 6-10PM.

Joining us with more information is founder of Be/Non Brodie Rush, and longtime member of the band, John Huff, and founder of Haymaker Records, Brenton Cook.

In 1996, Brodie Rush and his rock band Be/Non recorded two sets of songs in a small home studio in Lawrence, Kansas – material that would become their first two EPs released on cassette. 20 years later and with a rotating cast of band members, Be/Non is still at it and proud to present the release Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic. Recorded over the course of six years in Brodie Rush’s home studio, the album features Be/Non family old and new performing compelling songs that incorporate pop elements into synth-drenched space rock.

Haymaker Records released Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic on cassette for International Cassette Store Day October 17, 2015.

Be/Non a band founded by Brodie Rush, a songwriter, musician, singer, organizer, artist, film maker, music video creator. Over 20 years ago KC native, Brodie Rush formed the experimental, psychedelic, prog-pop band, Be/Non, The band has had more members than Spinal Tap, but Brodie has remained the only consistent member, songwriter and producer. The current line up of the band includes: Ben Ruth, Brodie Rush, Nathan Burian, John Huff, Nanci Ayala, Mike Cochran.

10:46

7. Be / Non – “She Kondel”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Music written by Brodie Rush, Ben Ruth, Jeremiah James & Ryan Shank. Lyrics by Brodie Rush, Jeremiah James. Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths; Ryan Shank on drums; Jeremiah James on synths. Engineered, mixed and produced at the Goldroom in Kansas City, between March 2010 and July 2015. Produed by Brodie Rush. Mastered for digital release by Kliph Scurlock, July 2015 in Lawrence. Master for vinyl by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures with Kliph Scurlock and Brodie Rush.]

A musical direction unlike all previous endeavors, Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is a meditative album based on deep thought and cosmic oneness. It’s a one-two punch into the unknown with intuitive trajectory, a must-listen for those with a bucket-list for the bizarre.

The vinyl is pressed in limited edition purple blob vinyl with digital download included. It is the fifth vinyl release for Haymaker Records.

The show on February 28th will feature Be/Non playing the new album in its entirety, rotating in musicians who assisted in its creation.

The Kansas City Scottish Rite was chosen as a location for the event out of a curiosity surrounding the Masonic temple itself that will undoubtedly compliment the music and viewing experience. Built in 1928 and featuring classic Greek design inspired by the ancient mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Caria, the temple has a rich history in Kansas City but little in the way of public music performances.

Christian Hankel will be handling stage production for the event and Kansas City catering company Cool Guy Foods will provide catered small bites. Copies of the new vinyl record will be available to the public for the first time at this event. Advanced tickets may be purchased online at haymakerrecords.net

Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic is the sixth album for Be/Non and will be celebrated with an album release concert entitled MEDITATION: A Live Presentation of Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic by Be/Non in the temple of the Kansas City Scottish Rite, 1330 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO, on Sunday February 28th 6-10PM.

10:58

8. Be / Non – “Sunset Magic”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Music written by Brodie Rush, Devon Brown, Ben Ruth, Jeremiah James & Ryan Shank. Lyrics by Brodie Rush. Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards, glockenspiel; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, glockenspiel; Ryan Shank on glockenspiel, Mike Cochran on percussion, Jeremiah James on glockenspiel. Engineered, mixed and produced at the Goldroom in Kansas City, between March 2010 and July 2015. Produced by Brodie Rush. Mastered for digital release by Kliph Scurlock, July 2015 in Lawrence. Master for vinyl by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures with Kliph Scurlock and Brodie Rush.]

11:00 – Station ID

9. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone”
from: If You Were Gone – Single / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). ]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play Knuckleheads on Friday, February 26 with The Grisly Hand]

10. Golden Groves – “Stranger”
from: Golden Groves / Independent / April 20, 2013
[Debut EP fron Kansas City baed 5-piece: Isaac Hodges on vocals & guitar, Dylan Nelson on lead guitar, Max Kmeck on bass, Andrew Lewis on drums. Recorded in Lawrence, KS with Jim Barnes producing and engineering the project. Additional mixing done by Ryan Cork. Mastering done by John McCaig of Panic Studios, Seattle, WA. More info at: http://www.goldengrovesmusic.com%5D

[Golden Groves play an “Album Release Party” on Friday, February 26, at 6:00 PM, at The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway St, KCMO. with Lauren Anderson Band, and Mime Game.]

11. Berwanger – “Her Crystal Room”
from: Demonios [EP] / High Dive Records / December 11, 2015
[On September 2, 2015 it was announced that Josh Berwanger band was signed to High Dive Records. Recorded at Element Recording with producer Doug Boehm. The current line up includes: Josh Berwanger, Ricky Salthouse, and Brian Klien. Josh Berwanger was previously in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. Berwanger put together a new band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Josh Berwanger recently recorded a 7 ” Split Single with Dwight Twilley for Good Land Records. In September the band went on the road as Berwanger, opening for Get Up Kids, and in October opening for Boys Life.]

[Berwanger plays MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #2, at The Tank Room, Saturday, February 27, with : Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, Pink Royal, and Violet & the Undercurrents]

12. Violet and the Undercurrents – “Move Me”
from: Waves / Nation of Love / April 22, 2014
[Columbia, Missouri based, four-piece, all-female band. Violet and the Undercurrents have been described as “..Sophisticated folk-rockers ..” Members include: Violet Vonder Haar on Lead Vocals and Guitar; Linda Bott on Bass Guitar; Caitlin Lukin on Cello; Phylshawn Johnson on Drums.] [Violet and the Undercurrents played Folk Alliance International Conference, we saw them in The KC Music Collective Showcase Room 739, Saturday night at 1:00 am.]

[Violet & the Undercurrents plays MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #2, at The Tank Room, Saturday, February 27, with : Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, Pink Royal, and Berwanger.]

11:15 – Interview with Sondra Freeman

Sondra Freeman is Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit created to support music and musicians in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians and music lovers. The Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) unites and empowers the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities. Sondra is instrumental in MMF’s annual events: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, as well as many other collaborative musical events and fundraisers.

Sondra joined us to share all the details about MidCoast Takeover Fundraisers

February 27, at The Tank Room, with Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Berwanger, Violet & the Undercurrents, and TBA.

March 12, at The Brick with Amy Farrand & The Like, Kangaroo Knife Fight, Kodascope, and The Invisible World.

More info at http://www.midwestmusicfound.org

Sondra Freeman is also the Host & Producer of Busker’s Banquet, a monthly event, on Tuesday nights, 8:00 pm to Midnight, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. (Located in the back, south entrance of The Westport Flea Market.) The weekly show features “two open mic sessions snuggled around a featured artist.” Email: sistrumenterprises@gmail.com

11:27 – Underwriting

11:28 – Notes on Folk Alliance International Conference 2016

In 5 days, and 27 hours, I witnessed 41 bands, with a combined total of 116 different musicians, in 16 different venues, presenting their sets of music, to loving audiences, at the Folk Alliance International Conference at The Westin Crown Center. The conference was a very special place, where people of all ages and backgrounds, are sharing space with musicians, musical legends, and music lovers from all over the world. I had the opportunity to talk with musicians and folk from Montreal, New Zealand, New Orleans, Toronto, Tulsa, Columbus, Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, Kyoto, Boston, San Francisco, Nashville, Baltimore and beyond. It is glorious gift of music and great spirit.

You can see our photos at: http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM/

David Amram at Folk Alliance International, Friday, February 19, 2016

David Amram at Folk Alliance International, Friday, February 19, 2016

On Friday night of the Folk Alliance International, I was in the Rural Grit presents Here’s to The Roots Private Showcase Room 655, I had just watched Betse & Clarke perform their set, and then watched musical legend David Amram play his hour of jamming with an unknown accordion player, 10 year old Noah, and bassist Rick Willoughby. Just when it seemed he was ready to jam with Victor & Penny, David Amram called folk singer Freebo out of the crowd to sing his song about Dogs from his latest album “If Not Now When.”

11:28

13. Freebo – “She Loves My Dog More Than Me”
from: If Not Now When / Independent / April 21, 2015

11:29 – Interview with Freebo

Our friend, Pat Fischer interviewed Freebo, in a conversation recorded on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Freebo is Daniel Friedberg is a bass and tuba player, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer noted primarily for his work with Bonnie Raitt. He is also a session musician who has recorded and performed with Ringo Starr, John Mayall, John Hall, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Willy DeVille, Crosby, Stills & Nash. His long collaboration with Raitt began when he attracted Raitt’s attention as a member of Philadelphia’s Edison Electric Band in the 1960s. In recent years, he has recorded four solo albums: The End Of The Beginning (1999), Dog People (2002), Before The Separation (2006), and Something to Believe (2011)]

[Freebo returns to Kansas City for a special concert on Sunday, February 28, at 1:30 pm, at Unity Village Chapel, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Missouri]

11:41 – Interview with The Jellyman’s Daughter

The Jellyman's Daughter and Calvin Arsenia

The Jellyman’s Daughter and Calvin Arsenia

Another band that I had the chance to hear and meet at Folk Alliance International was The Jellyman’s Daughter. A duo of Graham Coe on cello and vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, and guitar, The duo released their debut full length on on September 24, 2014. The Jellyman’s Daughter came to Kansas City from Edinburgh Scotland, to play Folk Alliance International Conference, and the Kansas City Folk Fest. We’ve been featuring their music on our last two weeks. The Jellyman’s Daughter played 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.

Graham Coe also produced Calvin Arsenia’s most recent EP release, PROSE, that was produced and recorded in Edinburgh.

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

On the tragic news of David Bowie’s death, January 11, 2016, our friends in the duo The Jellyman’s Daughter, in Edinburgh, Scotland, called up 21 of their friends, and in an all night session, recorded a tribute to Bowie, with a special version of the Bowie classic, “Young Americans.”

14. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “Young Americans”
from: The Jellyman’s Daughter / The Jellyman’s Daughter / January 16, 2016
[Recording, mixing & mastering: David O’Leary & Graham Coe , Produced by Emily Kelly & Graham Coe. Recorded at Edinburgh Napier University Studio. Verse 1: Chris Willatt; Verse 2: Jessie Bates; Verse 3: Rebecca Shearing; Verse 4: Toby Mottershead; Verse 5: Emily Kelly; Verse 6: Angus Munro. Additional vocals: Kirsten Adamson, Lissa Robertson, Rushee Morton-Teng, Graham Coe. Drums: Scott Jamieson; Percussion: Alastair Hutchison; Bass: Doug Kemp; Piano: Jack Nissan. Acoustic guitar: Dan Crichton; Electric guitar: Fraser Allan ; Violins: Lissa Robertson & Lewis Rumney; Cello: Graham Coe; Horns: The Katet Horns: Tenor saxophone: Tom Pickles, Trumpet: Charles Dearness, Trombone: Matt Hawke. Filming: Vocals: Andrew Perry. Filming: Backline & Horns: Camille Murray. Filming: Piano & Percussion: Graham Coe. Video editing: Graham Coe

11:59:30

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

Next week on March 2, Wednesday MidDay Medley presents a very special Tribute to David Bowie, featuring short stories about Bowie, from nine of his biggest fans: Michelle Bacon, Robert Moore, Ben Grimes, Cody Wyoming, Krystle Warren, Jesse Bartmess, Marion Merritt, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, and Nico Gray. Plus, we’ll feature 4 of our favorite songs from Bowie (in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1996). Plus, we’ll play special recordings Bowie wrote and produced from, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Mott the Hoople, and Bowie music performed by, Joan As Police Woman, Soft Reeds, Au Revoir Simone, Col. Chris Hadfield and Nile Rodgers.

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

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