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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: June 21, 2016

 Dave Gunning - Lift  Dave Gunning – Lift

  • Folk/Americna

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 Jonathan Cavier - Premier  Jonathan Cavier – Premier

  • Folk/Pop

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 The Bob and Al Show - Album 2  The Bob and Al Show – Album 2

  • Rock

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 Sparrow Blue - Mabel  Sparrow Blue – Mabel

  • Americana

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 Ben Bedford - The Pilot and the Flying Machine  Ben Bedford – The Pilot and the Flying Machine

  • Folk

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 Richard Paul Thomas - Salado  Richard Paul Thomas – Salado

  • Americana

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 Jesse Rae - Blue Funk  Jessie Rae – Blue Funk

  • Folk/Folk Blues

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The Vogts Sisters - Homeward  The Vogts Sisters – Homeward

  • Folk/Americana

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Erisa Rei - Glass Jar (single) Erisa Rei – Glass Jar (single)

  • Rock/Pop

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Bridget Kelly Band - Outta the Blues Bridget Kelly Band – Outta the Blues

  • Blues/Rock

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The Tearaways - The Earl Mankey Sessions Vol. IV The Tearaways – The Earl Mankey Sessions Vol. IV

  • Rock

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Marc Platt Marc Platt (singles): Beautiful Liar/I Saw it on TV/Radio Silence/Shooter at the Gate/This Ain’t Who We Are/The Lonliness Game

  • Americana

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RJ Comer - Nightly Suicide RJ Comer – Nightly Suicide

  • Rock

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Michael Franano - I Want to Know Michael Franano – I Want to Know

  • Rock/Pop

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Michael Franano - Songs For a Girl Michael Franano – Songs For a Girl

  • Rock/Pop

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Mill's End - The Swann Sessions Mill’s End – The Swann Sessions

  • Rock/Country

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De La Torre - Ruins (single) De La Torre – Ruins (single)

  • Rock

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: April 26, 2016

Victor and Penny - Electricity Victor & Penny – Electricity

  • Pop/Jazz

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Brian Ashley Jones - Out of the City Brian Ashley Jones – Out of the City ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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The Deep Hollow - The Deep Hollow The Deep Hollow – The Deep Hollow ~New Artist~

  • Country

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Bruce Michael Miller - Faith in Water Bruce Michael Miller – Faith in Water ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Meg Braun - Restless Moon Meg Braun – Restless Moon ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Heather Platts - Lighted Windows Heather Platts – Lighted Windows ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Pop Rock

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Freebo - If Not Now When Freebo – If Not Now When ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Americana

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Helen Lapakko - Got to Keep on Going Helen Lapakko – Got to Keep on Going ~New Artist~

  • Country/Blues

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 Robinlee Garber - Resilience  Robinlee Garber – Resilience ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Jazz

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 3 Bricks Shy - Still 3 Bricks Shy  3 Bricks Shy – Still 3 Bricks Shy

  • Folk/Rock

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Josh Harty - Holding On Josh Harty – Holding On

  • Americana

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Wes Weddell - Songs to Get You from Here to There Wes Weddell – Songs to Get You from Here to There

  • Pop/Folk Pop

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Wes Weddell - My Northwest Home Wes Weddell – My Northwest Home

  • Pop/Folk Pop

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Andrew Foshee - Corvair Andrew Foshee – Corvair

  • Pop Alternative

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Johnathan Cavier - January (single) Johnathan Cavier – January (single) ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Pop

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Kylie Hughes - Never Ever (single) Kylie Hughes – Never Ever (single)

  • Pop

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Landon Williams - Tonight (single) Landon Williams – Tonight (single) ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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RJ Comer - Nightly Suicide RJ Comer – Nightly Suicide

  • Rock

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Tanner Qualls - Clarity Tanner Qualls – Clarity ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Acoustic

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Wyatt Brewer - The Drawing Board Wyatt Brewer – The Drawing Board ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Acoustic

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The Teraways - Girls Who Love Cars The Tearaways – Girls Who Love Cars (single)

  • Rock

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The Teraways - Name That Tune (single) The Tearaways – Name That Tune (single)

  • Rock

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The Teraways - Stuck on Stupid (single) The Tearaways – Stuck on Stupid (single)

  • Rock

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KC Cafe Performing Artists Featured in Roots Music Best of 2015

Roots Music ReportRoots Music Report, the music chart representing Independent music, recently released its list of top played artists of 2015.  Approximately 34 KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists were among those receiving the “top honors” on the Roots charts.

Receiving top honors in the Folk category were Dan Weber for his album, What I’m Lookin’ For, which ranked 39.  Other 2015 top Folk artists/albums (and their ranking) included The Stray Birds/Best Medicine (42), John Roy Zat/Who’s Zat? (48), Young Novelists/Made Us Strangers (83), Johnathan Byrd/You Can’t Outrun the Radio (146), and Fiddle Whandiddle/Old School Old Time (153).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also made top 2015 ranking in the Americana Country category, led by Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements for her album I Just See You, which ranked 35.  Also appearing were Lucy Billings/Carry The Water (39), Kerry Patrick Clark/In A Perfect World (52), Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band/Not That Kind of Girl (62), Hilary Scott/Freight Train Love (124), Sarah Pierce/Barbed Wire (132), Sky Smeed/Drive All Night (133), The Keller Sisters/Shine (135), Truckstop Honeymoon/The Madness of Happiness (153), Well Worn Soles/Country/Folk (165), Brad Colerick/When I’m Gone (182), and Stephanie Urbina Jones/The Texicana Sessions (195).

The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients received Root’s top 2015 billing in the Rock category for their single Doowapadoodle, which ranked 86th, while their self-titled album ranked 113, and other single Kill Yourself First ranked 133rd in the same category.  Enzymes also received recognition in the Alternative Rock and Roots Rock categories.  Other KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists appearing in Root’s Rock category was Roger Street Friedman for his album The Waiting Sky (149 – also appearing in the Roots Rock category at #63).

KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also appeared in some of Root’s more eclectic categories.  In the Pop category, John M ranked 38th place for his album, M-VI, followed by Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra for their album, Live at the Living Room Theatre, which ranked 169th.  In the Electronic category, Surreal Realm ranked 14th place for their single Endeavors.  Appearing in the Religious category were Pastor Brad/Lemonade (91), Bob Sima/Putalittlemoreloveintheworld (94), Project 15:16/The Way, and Granger Lofton/Demos (102).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists had singles that fared well in 2015, including Judy Nazemetz for her songs, Yesterday I Was So Tired , What’re We Gonna Do About Judy Wyner?, and We Got No Love Today.  Other artists with top 2015 singles included Doug Adamz, Joey Curtain, John Batdorf, Chappell and Dave Holt, John Zipperer, and Folding Mr. Lincoln.

Since 1998, Roots Music Report has been collecting radio station airplay data to create its weekly airplay charts.  KC Cafe Radio has been a Roots Music reporting station since 2011.

New Music on KC Cafe Radio: September 29, 2015

Tret Fure - Rembrandt Afternoons Tret Fure – Rembrandt Afternoons

  • Americana

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Tomislav Goluban and Nebojsa Buhin - For A Friend and Brother Tomislav Goluban and Nebojsa Buhin – For A Friend and Brother

  • Blues/Rock

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John Batdorf - Beep Beep John Batdorf – Beep Beep

  • Blues/Rock

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Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band - Not That Kind Of Girl Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band – Not That Kind Of Girl

  • Americana

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James Woolwine - Solo Piano Destruction James Woolwine – Solo Piano Destruction ~New Artist~

  • Classical/Contemporary

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James Woolwine James Woolwine – Singles: Wait For Me and If You’ll Be Mine ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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Leah Watts - All Of Me and I Won't Give Up Leah Watts – All Of Me and I Won’t Give Up

  • Pop

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RJ Comer - Hell Hole Swamp RJ Comer – Hell Hole Swamp ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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The Surreal McCoys - Whole Lotta Folsom The Surreal McCoys – Whole Lotta Folsom (single) ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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The Blue Dolphone - Come On! The Blue Dolphins – Come On! ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Mick Byrd: Back to His Roots With Ozark Blues

Mick ByrdIf you travel through the quaint little community of Vienna, Missouri, you may chance run into a friendly, soft-spoken guy by the name of Mick Byrd.  To many in his community he is known as teacher, coach, neighbor, colleague.  In the music world, Mick is known as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and one heck of a musician.  Regardless of the circumstances however, anyone who gets to know Mick soon call him “friend.”

Although Mick has pursued other endeavors in life, music has always been at the core of his being.   Ever since he first picked up a guitar when he was 7 years old, Mick has been fascinated with music and the stories they tell.  And, what a collection of stories they are! Mick has released a total of 8 albums to date, the latest of which brings him full circle, back to his Missouri roots, with a unique Americana-styled “Ozark Blues.”

The album is aptly called, Roots and Ozark Blues.  Along with his new Backroad Band, Mick weaves together the stories of life in a small town, with a sound that is rooted deeply in his Missouri Ozarks upbringing.  And while the location may be obvious, as listeners we quickly discover that these stories belong to all of us.

Recently, Mick took time from his busy schedule to talk with KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste.  They talk about the stories behind many of the songs on Roots and Ozark Blues, and about the new band that accompany him on the album.  They also get into a fascinating discussion on the different stylings of Blues, and where his music lands in the spectrum of the genre.  And Mick offers his observations on what it is like to perform in two completely different venues, the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Music by Mick Byrd on KC Cafe Radio:

 

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