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FARM 2014: Saturday Night Showcase

Ann Armstrong and Steve HughesOur third and final night of live broadcasts from our Private Showcase room at the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference was full of encore presentations, encore performances, and a few surprises!  Our thanks to Graydon James and Laura Spink, who graced our stage with a beautiful “bonus” song, Kerry Patrick Clark who fought through the fatigue to bring us another stellar performance, Ann Armstrong and Steve Hughes for some stellar blues, Victor James Dougherty with a refreshing “surprise” by bringing along his friends Guy Pernetti and Poor Lazarus to his performance, and to father and son and St. Louis natives Elliott and Bryan Ranney for wrapping up the evening’s show.

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from our Saturday night showcase:

KC Cafe Radio Concert Series: Elliott Ranney

EElliott Ranneylliott 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 Ranney: Bellevue ShuffleElliott 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.

Saint Garamonds Armenian Church, Kansas CityKC 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.

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