Category Archives: FAI 2015

FAI 2015: Conversations At Folk Alliance

AJ Genero, Kathy Forste and Hilary Scott posing for the camera following their Showcase performanceFor all of us at KC Cafe Radio, the 27th Annual Folk Alliance International conference proved to be our most rewarding experience yet.  It was an honor to host such an outstanding group of fine musicians from across the United States and around the world on our Showcase stage and on our air.

We wish to thank all of those musicians who shared their musical talent, making our nearly 20 hours of live coverage possible and entertaining.  Thanks also to others who were not scheduled to perform on our stage yet dropped by just to say “hello” and lend their support.

Thanks to Sally Smith, proprietor of Whistlestop Antiques in Belton, Missouri, and a KC Cafe Radio board member, who assisted behind the scenes with our production efforts.

The view outside from the KC Cafe Radio showcase room: Union Station and downtown Kansas CityThanks to Folk Alliance International, who placed us inside such a beautiful performance venue at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. It was a treat to look out our windows and gaze over Union Station, the downtown Kansas City skyline, and the Crossroads Arts District, while we enjoyed the live music.

And most importantly, thank you, dear listener, for supporting this excellent demonstration of Bringing You The World’s Finest Original Music with your listenership of our live coverage.  If you missed any of it, you will find the archived recordings elsewhere on this site, just search for “FAI2015.”

Here are the interviews we recorded between performances at our Showcase stage:

FAI 2015: Saturday Night Showcase

KC Cafe Radio's Showcase Room at the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference

Nearly 20 hours of live coverage from the 2015 Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri came to a musical close Saturday night, February 21.  The final 8 performances from our Showcase stage brought talent both near and far from the Kansas City community that once again played such an outstanding role hosting this International event.

Our thanks to Bohemian Highway Folk, Stephanie Urbina Jones, Brett Newski, Chad Abernathy, Josh Harty, DC Bloom, Ann Armstrong and Steve Hughes, Poor Lazarus and Street Corner Choir for sharing their musical talent with our worldwide audience.

Hear their performances here:

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FAI2015: Saturday Afternoon Showcase

Bliss HippyOur live coverage from the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference continued Saturday afternoon, February 21 with four outstanding music acts performing at our Showcase stage.

Our thanks to Bliss Hippy, Steve Sterner and Sundown, Guy Pernetti and Joseph Eid for their contributions to a great show.

Listen to the performances here:

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FAI 2015: Friday Night Showcase

Victor and Penny and The Loose Change OrchestraOur Friday night showcase presentation from the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference featured 10 outstanding performances from musicians both near and far to KC Cafe Radio’s home in Kansas City.  The evening also proved to to be a demonstration of the breadth of music we call “Folk.”  From the Roaring 20s, to blues, Americana, and today’s modern Folk, listeners to our live coverage were treated to a variety of musical sounds.

Our thanks to Hilary Scott, Megan Slankard, Patterson Barrett, RJ Cowdery, Bliss Hippy, Victor and Penny and The Loose Change Orchestra, Kasey Rausch, Ann Armstrong and Steve Hughes, Poor Lazarus, and The Matchsellers for serenading our stage and microphones with excellence in music.

Listen to the performances here:

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FAI 2015: Friday Afternoon Showcase

Steve Sterner and SundownKC Cafe Radio’s live coverage from the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City, Missouri continued Friday afternoon, February 20 from our Private Showcase stage.

Our thanks to Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan, Steve Sterner and Sundown, Stephanie Urbina Jones, and Guy Pernetti for providing an outstanding program.

Listen to the performances here:

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