#666 – January 25, 2017 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases + Amy Marcus
+ Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe & Poet Jen Harris


1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Eems – “These Hands”
from: IIID / Independent / January 13, 2016
[Eems is a KC based ukulele loop artist, singer songwriter, rapper, pianist, drummer, The resonance of his bright musical sounds, and lyrical calls, are woven through genres of folk, hip hop, pop, and dance influences. He has shared the stage with notable hop hop artists, and next month plays KC Folk Music Fest.]

[EEMS plays KC Folk Music Fest, Sun, Feb 19, 2:pm at Westin Crown Center, in Pershing East/West.]

3. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / [Expected Spring, 2017]
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree plays The Tank Room, Saturday, February 4, with Timbers and My Oh My!]
[Of Tree plays Folk Alliance International, Saturday, February 18.]
[Of Tree plays Prospero’s Books on West 39th Street, Saturday, March 4.]

4. Dione Taylor – “Resist”
from: Born Free / Matay Records / November 17, 2015
[Dione Taylor is a Juno-nominated, soulful, powerful Canadian singer/songwriter who released her new album, “Born Free” to rave reviews in late November 2015. This Saskatchewan-born, Toronto-based artist has been promoting this recording, which she calls ‘Prairie Blues’, with amazing live performances and Live-to-Air TV and radio broadcasts. More information at: http://www.dionetaylor.com.]

[Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 pm, at Benton’s 20th Floor.]

10:14 – Underwriting

10:15 – Sign of the Times

5. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Destination Revolution”
from: Destination Revolution – Single / Independent / January 20, 2017
[A new Music Video from the band featuring this Song premiered January 20, 2017. Recorded by Chris Meck, down the rabbit hole at Whisker Gables, Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Chad Meise at Massive Sound Studios, Shawnee, KS. KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals. Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds released their debut full-length, It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere, on April 8, 2016]

[Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds with Fountain & Fairfax, and SquidsKC play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Friday January 27 at 8:00 PM, in a special benefit show for Dave Rosser longtime guitarist for The Afghan Whigs who finessed with inoperable colon cancer. All proceeds will go to a FoFundMe and Sweet relief accounts set up for Rosser as he continues to battle this illness. More information at: http://www.gofundme.com/daverosser or http://www.sweetrelief.org/program/dave-rosser-fund/%5D

[Fountain & Fairfax is an Afghan Whigs Tribute band featuring: Matt Kosinski of Rachel Mallin and the Wildtype, Gavin Mac of The Latenight Callers, Atlantic Express, Nick Combs of The Latenight Callers, Erica Comerio of Atlantic Express, Jeff Young of Thick and the Foolish. featuring special guests: Steven Michael Tulipana and Tim Mohn]

6. Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys – “Dear Mr. President”
from: Dear Mr. President (Live @ Indiana House) – Single / Indep / To Be Released
[Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys released their debut EP, Live at The Indiana House, on December 19, 2016. This song was recorded live from during those sessions but is not on the EP. However the band has released it as video. Dylan Guthrie was formerly the lead singer for Pink Royal who left to travel and work in China and is back and has now formed a new six piece band, The band is made up of Dylan Guthrie, Olie Bowden, Alexander Hartmann, Vik Govindarajan, Lucas Parker, and Cody Stuber.]

[Dylan Guthrie & The Good Time Guys play the Do816 Launch Party, Friday January 27, at 8 PM, at Lifted Spirits Distillery, 1734 Cherry St, KCMo with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, The Greeting Committee, and DJ Topper James]

7. Klymaxx – “4 Woman (feat. Cheryl Cooley)”
from: 4 Woman (feat. Cheryl Cooley) – Single / Multi Platinum / March 17, 2016
[Klymaxx is an all-female Pop/R&B band from Los Angeles, California. Created, formed, and named by drummer/singer Bernadette Cooper after college. Klymaxx’s uniqueness is due to the all-girl band’s ability to play instruments, and their sound was influential because of its comedic, women-power theme. Klymaxx’s original members are Bernadette Cooper on vocalist, drummer; Lorena Porter (Stewart) on on vocals, Cheryl Cooley on guitar, Lynn Malsby on keyboards, and Robbin Grider on keyboards and later Joyce Irby on bass and vocals. From 1981 to 1994 the band released 7 studio albums with 18 charting singles including their biggest hit “I Miss You” which went to #3 in 1985. On November 15, 2009, Unsung premiered on the TV One cable network. The documentary “Klymaxx” chronicled the story of the group’s genesis and rise to fame. This time, all six members of the classic lineup, including Grider, appeared. Guitarist Cheryl Cooley has toured with Klymaxx into the new millennium. My friend April Fletcher has been playing bass with this band for several years now. April is originally from St. Louis and lived in Kansas City in the late 1980 and early 1990s and at one time hosted a radio program here on 90.1 FM KKFI in 1989]

10:30 – Underwriting

8. Amy Marcus – “Ebb and Flow”
from: Brave / Independence / May 19, 2016
[Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.]

10:35 – Interview with Amy Marcus

Amy Marcus on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Amy Marcus on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Singer songwriter Amy Marcus was born and raised in Kansas City. She has been writing songs since she was a child, and last May 2016, she released her debut 5-song EP, Brave with Kansas City based Serve Productions. Yesterday she released a new single that was produced by musician Zach Balch at his studios in Dallas. The new song is called “I Want More For My Daughters.” Amy writes music to bring her honest lyrics to life. Amy Marcus studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a mother of three and works as a professional photographer and personal chef. Amy is currently making preparations to start recording a full length album this Spring with musical friend, Zach Balch.

Amy Marcus Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

We just heard “Ebb and Flow” from her debut EP Brave, produced with Serve Productions. This was a new step for Amy’s creative career.

Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Amy works as a professional photographer and personal chef. More information at: http://www.amymarcus.com


9. Amy Marcus – “I Want More For My Daughters”
from: I Want More For My Daughters – Single / Independent / January 24, 2017
[Recorded in Dallas with musician Zach Balch]

Kansas City based Amy Marcus talked with us about writing new songs, bringing life to lyrics and finding melodies to match. She is a mother of three children ages: 3, 6, and 9. She said nap time is the best time for writing and after bed-time.

Amy Marcus is not interested being “pigeon hole” into a certain genre. Amy’s 5 song EP as well as her new single, shows her songwriting and vocals can deliver a wide variety of genres, folk, blues, americana, rock, country, gospel.

Amy Marcus is assembling new songs and resources to record a full length album to be recorded this Spring with musician/producer Zach Balch in his Dallas, Texas studios.

Amy talked about finding her way into the Kansas City music scene and the generosity and welcoming feeling she has received.

Amy Marcus, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.


10. Old Sound – “Weight On Our Minds”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck on bass & vocals; Grady Keller on mandolin, acoustic guitar & vocals; Chad Brothers ~ acoustic guitar & vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan.]

[Old Sound play Live At The Dubliner, Friday, January 27, at 8:00 PM.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Krystle Warren – “Nae-Nae and Ruthie”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / ex[pected Spring, 2017
[Last year in Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing arts Series of Johnsons County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

12. The Philistines – “1971”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[KC based rock band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios and mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. The Philistines played an LP Release show at The Living Room, on June 4.]

[The Philistines play Three Sisters Grimm Fairytales – Benefit for Late Night Theatre, Friday, Jan. 27, at 8:00 PM at The Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St, KCMO, with Jessica Dressler, Chadwick Brooks, Ron Megee, Andy Chambers, Katie Gilchrist, Voler Thieves of Flight, Bohemian Cult Revival and more.]

[The Philistines play, The Tank Room 1813 Grand, Sat, Jan 28, at 8:PM, w/ Emmaline Twist, & Sona]

13. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Mercury Rising”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi Lynne Gluck played 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, September 10. Heidi Lynne Gluck joined us live on WMM on June 8, and August 24.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck & The Pony Show play Nine Forty Live: Songs of Hope & Dispair, Saturday, January 28, at 7:00 pm, with Your Friend, and This is My Condition]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck plays Replay Lounge in LFK, Fri, Feb 3, w/ The Roseline and Nicholas St. James.]

14. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

11:15 – Interview with Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe on the January 25, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City-based spoken word poet, women’s rights & LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam, Jen Harris about her new one-woman-show, Lust & Disdain. Her show is described as, “a train wreck of poorly memorized monologues, dark stand up comedy and emotionally unsettling slam poetry. Jen Harris explores the extremes she has gone to in search of and in spite of love.” The show will have four performances, February 3 and 4, at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, at The Outburst, 1715 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Also joining us is the amazing and multi-talented Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe who has performed her one-woman shows throughout the United States. Susanna Lee is the founder and owner of The Outburst, a new performance space and gallery for offbeat, cutting-edge entertainment located in the Crossroads District. The Outburst just opened on January 13 and will regularly showcase multiple performance arts genres, including stand-up, spoken word, solo shows, storytelling, live music and more. More information at: http://www.theoutburstkc.com

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The Outburst KC presents: Lust & Disdain w/ Poet Jen Harris, February 3 – February 4, 8 PM & 10:00 PM – The Outburst KC, 1715 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Lust & Disdain is the first woman-one-show by Kansas City Poetry’s Slam’s Poet Jen Harris.

“A train wreck of poorly memorized monologues, dark stand up comedy and emotionally unsettling slam poetry, PJH explores the extremes she has gone to in search of and in spite of Love.”

Directed by David Wayne Reed


Poet Jen Harris is a Kansas City-based Spoken Word Poet, Women’s Rights and LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam. More information at: http://www.poetjenharris.com

Susanna Lee – Lucky Deluxe, welcome home! Performance Art Journey.

The Outburst Performance Gallery is Kansas City’s newest place for offbeat, cutting-edge entertainment. Grand opening date: January 13th, 2017.

Located in the Crossroads district, an epicenter for progressive arts, The Outburst regularly showcases multiple performance arts genres, including stand-up, spoken word, solo shows, storytelling, live music and more.

Chris Fairbanks
January 27 – January 28
8 PM and 10 PM

CHRIS FAIRBANKS is making his Kansas City debut at the Crossroads Arts District’s newest spot, the Outburst! Chris is the co-host of ALMOST GENIUS on truTV. Originally from Montana, Chris headlines comedy venues nationally. His fast paced, quirky and constantly improvised act has been showcased on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Vh1 and TruTV. Chris will also be seen the 2016 film Still Punching the Clown’, recently appeared on @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, and performing on Seeso (NBCs new comedy streaming platform) and opening for Daniel Tosh.
Chris first comedy album, Fairbanks! was named one of Amazon and Amazon MP3s Top Ten of 2010. He also hosts the popular podcast, Do You Need a Ride, with Karen Kilgariff on All Things Comedy. They shuttle their guests to or from the airport, somewhat dangerously, in a ’08 Honda Accord mobile sound studio.

The Outburst KC Presents: Once Upon A Time with Maeret Lemons
Thursday, January 26
8 PM and 10 PM

True stories, wild times, told by the people who lived them! Maeret Lemons scours the city for interesting people who want to tell their tales. January 26th brings stories from Maeret herself, as well as Loogey, Hampton Stevens, Craig Glazer, Linnea Katherine & Tori Friesner! Show begins at 8pm, and is open to anyone 18+.

The Outburst KC Presents: Lust & Disdain – Poet Jen Harris
February 3 and 4,
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Outburst, 1715 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
More information at: http://www.theoutburstkc.com

Jen Harris & Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe thanks for being with us again on WMM.

11:35 – Underwriting

11:38 – Marion Merritt calls in to talk about William Onyeabor

15. William Onyeabor – “Atomic Bomb”
from: Atomic Bomb / Luaka Bop /2014 Reissue [Orig. released in 1978]
[This song was also included on World Psychedelic Classics, Vol 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? / from Luaka Bop in 2013. It was originally on his second album. William Onyeabor was born on March 26, 1946, and last week on January 16, 2017, he passed away at the age of 70. Luaka Bop records spent sevral years researching and reaching out tho him and eventually gaine the rights to reissure all of his recordins, Here is Luaka Bop’s obit: “It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. An extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary, Mr. Onyeabor composed and self-released 9 brilliant albums of groundbreaking electronic-funk from 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed and printed at Wilfilms Limited—his personal pressing plant in southeast Nigeria.” According to the Luaka Bop, after Onyeabor “self-released eight albums between 1977 and 1985 he then became a born-again Christian, refusing to ever speak about himself or his music again.” The label reported that through attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, it tried to construct an accurate biography of him for 18 months, without success. In December 2014, William Onyeabor made his first radio appearance on the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC 6 Music, where he stated “I only create music that will help the world,” whilst also admitting that he had never played live, and announcing that he had plans to release new material. Onyeabor had four children.]

16. Jessica Paige – “Beautiful Life”
from: Sweet Nothings / Independent / September 18, 2015
[Jessica’s band includes: Jessica Paige- on vocals & guitar, Coleen Dieker on keyboards & violin, Jerod Rivers on drums, Damon Bailey on guitar, and Ben Byard on bass & viola.]

[Jessica Paige plays the first of four special fundraisers for Midwest Music Foundation and The MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, January 28, at 8:00 at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Phantastics, Vigil & Thieves, and Momma’s Boy.]

We ran out of time so we couldn’t play Shy Boys, our apologies.

[Shy Boys play the High Dive Records Showcase, Friday, January 27, at 10:00 pm, at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, with label-mates: The Conquerors, and Fullbloods.]


17. The UK’s – “Waxwings”
from: Bad Seed / Independent / April 23, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band The UK’s (formerly Uncountable Kings) formed in 2010 by Noah Bartelt on lead vocals & guitar, Zak Norton on drums, Scott Combs on guitar & vocals, and Alex Norris on bass guitar. the UK’s are releasing their first full length album, “Bad Seed”.]

[The UK’s play The Madrigal, TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 with CEO.]

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

Next week on February 1 – Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt will be here to co-host our special Winter On-Air Fund Drive Show, with music form Katy Guillen and The Girls, Violet and The Undercurrents. Plus… Music from Artists Playing Folk Alliance International Conference, including: Betse & Clarke, Calvin Arsenia, Annie DiFranco, and more. Plus… Jennifer McCartney comes back on the show to report on the Women’s March on Washington, and we’ll talk with Aaron Rhodes Editor-in-Chief at Shuttlecock Music Magazine, launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and exciting music emerging from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. The website features concert reviews, photo galleries, interviews, streams of new releases, and updates on the 816 Music Break podcast. More information at: http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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