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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: July 11, 2017

Jeff Kossack & Syd Straw: Too Little Time Jeff Kossack & Syd Straw: Too Little Time

  • Folk / Alt Folk

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Cindy Novelo - Stone's Throw Cindy Novelo – Stone’s Throw ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Bill Scorzari - Through These Waves Bill Scorzari – Through These Waves ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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 Calvin Arsenia - Catastrophe  Calvin Arsenia – Catastrophe ~New Artist~

  • Urban / R&B Neo Soul

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Jodee Lewis - Whiskey Halo Jodee Lewis – Whiskey Halo ~New Artist~

  • Country / Alt. Country

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John L Keck - The Jack Moon Sessions John L Keck – The Jack Moon Sessions ~New Artist~

  • Alt. Folk

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Lazarus - Rock N Roll Heart Lazarus – Rock N Roll Heart

  • Folk / Folk Rock

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Mill's End - Follow the Money (single) Mill’s End – Follow the Money (single)

  • Rock

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Chuck Eaton - Lessons Chuck Eaton – Lessons

  • Pop

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Evan Silva - Out of the Shadows Evan Silva – Out of the Shadows ~New Artist~

  • Jazz / Latin Jazz

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The Tearaways - Keep You Knickers On (single) The Tearaways – Keep You Knickers On (single)

  • Rock

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The Tearaways - If I Had It (single) The Tearaways – If I Had It (single)

  • Rock

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Richard Byford - Born of Change Richard Byford – Born of Change

  • Folk

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Joseph Eid - Watch it Fall Joseph Eid – Watch it Fall

  • Folk / Pop

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Heather Platts - Runnin it Red Heather Platts – Runnin it Red

  • Pop

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Michael Gaither - Hey Karma Michael Gaither – Hey Karma

  • Folk

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Saoirse Casey - Carousel Saoirse Casey – Carousel ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: April 11, 2017

John Stowers - Everything You Do John Stowers – Everything You Do ~New Artist~

  • Rock/Modern Rock

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John Stowers - Lovely Rainy Day and Rocket Out of Here (singles) John Stowers – Lovely Rainy Day and Rocket Out of Here (singles) ~New Artist~

  • Rock/Modern Rock

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Toney Rocks - Run to the Night, Don't Look Back, No Road Too Long, and In These Eyes (singles) Toney Rocks – Run to the Night, Don’t Look Back, No Road Too Long, and In These Eyes  (singles) ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Rock

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Joseph Eid - Watch it Fall (single) Joseph Eid – Watch it Fall (single)

  • Americana

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Erin Eades - Erin Eades Erin Eades – Erin Eades

  • Americana/Folk Rock

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Crosseyed Cat - Shelter Me Crosseyed Cat – Shelter Me ~New Artist~

  • Blues/Rock

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Rod Kinny - Forces of Nature Rod Kinny – Forces of Nature

  • Adult Contemporary

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Jane Zell and The Zelltones - Almost Real Jane Zell and The Zelltones – Almost Real ~New Artist~

  • Blues/Rock/Americana

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Scott Cook - One More Time Around Scott Cook – One More Time Around ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Bohemian Highway - The Short List Bohemian Highway – The Short List ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Derek W. Curtis - Derek W. Curtis Derek W. Curtis – Derek W. Curtis ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Julie Bennett Hume - Late Bloomer Julie Bennett Hume – Late Bloomer ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Beth Marlin and Friends - Blackbird Beth Marlin and Friends – Blackbird

  • Folk

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Beth Marlin - Let Me In Beth Marlin – Let Me In

  • Folk/Pop

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Elaine Mahon - Rise Elaine Mahon – Rise

  • Folk

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AO Music - Asha AO Music – Asha

  • World Music

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The Newkirks - Live at The Lofr The Newkirks – Live at The Loft ~New Artist~

  • Country

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Allan Frank: A Songwriter’s Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter and KC Cafe Radio Performing Artist Allan Frank has been surrounded by music practically all his life. Growing up in the American Midwestern town of Peoria, Illinois, Frank was caught playing on his grandfather’s piano, making up stories as he played along, at the ripe young age of 3. It wasn’t until age 16, however, when Allan picked up his first musical instrument, a guitar his parents had given him.

As he got older, he became involved in musical theater, and eventually graduated from college with a theater degree. He also discovered his guitar playing skills were in high demand in theater, and he began toying with putting lyrics with song. It wasn’t long that Allan found himself writing for events and issues outside of the theater, and a new songwriter was born.

He later traveled to Europe, and eventually relocated to California, where he continued to hone his craft as a songwriter. His skill as a talented songwriter continued to develop, both in Los Angeles and in Nashville. He became involved in collaborative efforts with some of the most influential songwriters around, including Gary Burr and Chris Tompkins.

Allan’s first full-length album is called The Road So Far, and represents his journey as a genuine singer/songwriter. A blend of Americana, Country and Roots tunes, The Road So Far takes you on a heartfelt journey down the by-ways and back-roads of Middle America. Allan’s gentle down home manner is evident in his songs, reminiscent of the classic stylings of Burl Ives, Pete Seeger and Doc Watson.

Recently, KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste spoke with Allan. He tells the story of growing into the art of songwriting, and how he has approached the craft over the years. They talk about the benefits of writing alone versus collaborating with other songwriters, and Allan discusses at length about songwriting as a craft, and the importance of connecting with the listener.

Listen to the interview here:

Music by Allan Frank on KC Cafe Radio:

New Music on KC Cafe Radio: September 6, 2016

Howard Iceberg and the Titanics - Kansas City Songs Vol 1 and 2 Howard Iceberg and the Titanics – Kansas City Songs Vol 1 and 2

  • Country / Alternative Country

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World5 - Heartbeat of the World World5 – Heartbeat of the World

  • Pop / Rock

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Lauren Adams - Somewhere Else Lauren Adams – Somewhere Else ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Dan O'Sullivan - Yet Dan O’Sullivan – Yet ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic Rock

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Dan O'Sullivan - Little Pieces Dan O’Sullivan – Little Pieces ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic Rock

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Dan O'Sullivan - March '16 Dan O’Sullivan – March ’16 ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic Rock

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The Belle Hollows - Miller's Creek The Belle Hollows – Miller’s Creek ~New Artist~

  • Folk / Modern Folk

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The Dull Richards - Leaks From Bolinas The Dull Richards – Leaks From Bolinas ~New Artist~

  • Bluegrass

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Victor James Dougherty - Both Sides of the Veil Victor James Dougherty – Both Sides of the Veil

  • Easy Listening / Folk

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Beth Marlin - Railroad Beth Marlin – Railroad ~New Artist~

  • Country / Country Folk

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C&B Radio - C&B Radio C&B Radio – C&B Radio ~New Artist~

  • Folk / Blues

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Jeremy McEwen - Folk and Children's Songs Jeremy McEwen – Folk and Children’s Songs ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Pal Vens & Friends - Timeless Love Pal Vens & Friends – Timeless Love

  • Pop / Folk

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Bounty Hunters - Rollercoaster Bounty Hunters – Rollercoaster ~New Artist~

  • Rock

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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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