Jeff Campbell, Thursday, November 6, 2014
Jeff’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times. He has shared the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows and Grateful Dead and opened for Train and performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center’s National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition. Jeff’s “In Spite of Everything” EP was produced by Grammy winning Producer John Shanks. He performed at the KC Cafe Radio Concert Series show at Whistle Stop Antiques in Belton, Missouri. Listen to Jeff’s Performance below.
Stephanie Urbina Jones, November 7, 2014
Fiery yet vulnerable, intelligent yet simple with a feisty rockin’ edge. Stephanie is a passionate performer with a presence and spirit that is infectious. She blends the best of Linda Ronstadt, Emmy Lou Harris and Bonnie Raitt. Her shows are filled with warmth, talent and amazing songs. She is an awesome talent! Stephanie performed at our KC Cafe Radio Concert Series at Saint Garabeds Church in Kansas City. Stephanie’s performance can also be found below.
Sky Smeed and Barak Hill, November 8, 2014
Sky Smeed, a well-known talent to the Kansas City area (and a past performer in the KC Cafe Radio Concert Series), teamed up with Southwest Missouri singer/songwriter Barak Hill in a House Concert in Olathe, Kansas. The two took turns performing their own music, in a song swap style setting that turned out to be a lot of fun for everyone in attendance. Enjoy the performance here:
Join us for a special evening of music at the home of Cathlyn and Stan Unruh’s in Lawrence, KS. Kansas singer/songwriter Joe Avery will be starting off the evening with his special brand of acoustic folk. Handmade Moments will delight you with their wonderful energy and unique gift of song. This is a post Thanksgiving potluck show, so bring your favorite dish to share with your fellow concert goers. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and music will begin around 6:30 pm. To RSVP or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Check out Handmade Moments at www.handmademomentsjazz.com
Elliott Ranney is a Jazz musician and recording artist. His album, An Aging Sailor’s Dream, was released in the Spring of 2001 through Wildstone Media, based in St. Louis, Missouri. The recording was re-released internationally in 2012 through Inpartmaint, LLC, on the Rip Curl Records label, based in Tokyo, Japan. Ranney released his second album of original songs, Bellevue Shuffle, in Autumn of 2013.
Elliott performs finger style classical guitar, backed with his cool mellow vocals. His original music is derived from Bossa, Swing, Ballads and popular Jazz standards. In his live show, Ranney covers all the bases with an energy that is laid back, yet engaging and in the groove. His brand of sound can be described as a Jazz/Acoustic hybrid, with undertones of Latin and Swing. Like a warm soft breeze blowing your troubles out to sea, if only for a little while.
Elliott has shared the stage with Folk Rock icons: Brewer & Shipley, Shawn Phillips, and singer/songwriter, Jonatha Brooke. He is a regular performer at Blue Sky Vineyard, near Carbondale, Illinois.; Peaceful Bend Vineyard in Steelville, Missouri.; and Picassos Coffee House in St. Charles, Missouri. From time to time, Elliott is joined on stage by his wife, Ellen Claire Ranney on vocals his sons Stephen Ranney on upright bass, and Bryan Ranney on mandolin, and his long-time friend and superb Latin percussionist, Patrick Rodriguez.
KC Cafe Radio was pleased to present Elliott Ranney in his very first visit to Kansas City on Saturday, September 13. He performed works from Bellevue Shuffle, as well as An Aging Sailor’s Dream. Our venue for Elliott’s performance was also new to the KC Cafe Radio Concert Series, Saint Garabed Armenian Church in Kansas City. We were pleased to host such an amazing and talented performer in such a unique venue.