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KC Cafe Radio’s coverage of the 2013 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

FARM2013: Conversations At FARM

Folk Alliance Region MidwestNovember 3, 2013 – KC Cafe Radio’s first visit to the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference (FARM) in St. Louis, Missouri was indeed a rewarding experience.  In three days, we provided nearly 40 hours of live conference coverage, including 6 hours of live performances from 26 musicians that were featured in our Showcase room.

We also had the opportunity to reunite with several friends at FARM, some who became KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists back when the station started in 2008.  We also made some new friends, whose music is either currently playing, or soon will be added to our music rotation.

It was an exhaustive, sometimes mind-numbing three days.  Nonetheless, once we packed up the equipment and headed back home, we all agreed it was perhaps one of our most rewarding experiences so far.  We hope you enjoyed it as well.

Here, we present all the conversations that were recorded from our daytime coverage at the conference.  Elsewhere you will find recordings from our live late-night showcase broadcasts.  If you missed any our live coverage, you can enjoy it all right here.

And, if listening makes you long for a rewarding experience like this in-person, we encourage you to join us this winter for the Folk Alliance International Conference, that will be held for the first time in our own back yard – Kansas City, Missouri.  More details on the International conference can be found here.  Information on the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference next fall in St. Louis, can be found here.

Conversations at FARM:

Pictures from our interviews:

FARM 2013: Saturday Night Showcase

Kathy Forste and Jason & GingerOctober 27, 2013 – KC Cafe Radio’s Live Coverage from the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference (FARM) in St. Louis concluded with a presentation of outstanding musicians, presented from our Showcase Room at the conference.

Our thanks to KC Cafe Radio Performing Artist John Batdorf, along with new KC Cafe friends Pearson Perry, Kat McDowell, Billy String & Don Julian, James Curley and Jason & Ginger.

Listen to Saturday night’s performances here:

Pictures from Saturday night’s showcase:

FARM 2013: Friday Night Showcase

shiny Shiny BlackSaturday, October 26, 2013 – Our second day of coverage from the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) conference in St. Louis was concluded with another evening of outstanding music broadcast live over KC Cafe Radio from our showcase room.

Last night’s showcase featured music from KC Cafe Performing Artists Chico Schwall, and KerryPatrick Clark, as well a new KC Cafe Radio friends Dan Weber, Bohemian Highway, The Wilhelmes, and Shiny Shiny Black.

Listen to Friday night’s performances here:

Pictures from Friday night’s showcase:

FARM 2013: Thursday Night Showcase

John Sherman & Randy ClepperFriday, October 25, 2013 – Last night’s live Private Showcase broadcast from the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference in St. Louis, Missouri was a great success!  A special “Thank You” to Rob Lytle, Elaine McMillan, RPT, Gary Paul, Jeremiah Birnbaum and John Sherman and Randy Clepper for providing a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Listen to Thursday night’s Performances Here:

Pictures from Thursday night’s showcase:

FARM Conference Live Coverage Begins October 24

Folk Alliance Region MidwestKC Cafe Radio is pleased to announce that live coverage of the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) conference will begin Thursday, October 24.  The annual midwest gathering of folk and acoustic musicians, venue operators, radio DJs and music enthusiasts will be held in St. Louis, Missouri October 24-27,  at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel.

Tune in to KC Cafe Radio each day of the conference, as we talk with KC Cafe Performing Artists, conference keynote speaker Melanie Safka, Midwest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Jim Blum, Lantern Bearer Award recipient Mark Dvorak, and others.

We will also be hosting a late-night private showcase all three nights of the conference, which will be broadcast live beginning at Midnight Central time nightly. Thursday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of Rob Lytle, Elaine McMilian, RpT, Gary Paul, Jeremiah Birnbaum, and John Sherman and Randy Clepper.  Friday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of Chico Schwall, Kerry Patrick Clark, Dan Weber, Bohemian Folk Highway, Lizanne Knott, and Shiny Shiny Black.  Saturday night’s showcase broadcast will feature the music of John Batdorf and Nathan Bell,  Pearson Perry, Kat McDowell, Billy String and Don Julian, James Curley, and Jason & Ginger.

In addition to the Private Showcase presentation hosted by KC Cafe Radio, approximately 15 other Private Showcase events will be held simultaneously during the conference.  A complete list of private showcase presentations is available here.

On-site registration for the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference is still available.  A variety of registration packages are available, including full conference, single day conference, and a “taste of FARM” package that features the evening and latenight showcase events.  More information on conference registration is available here.