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KC Cafe Radio Concert Series: Dan Weber, June 6, 2015

KC Cafe Radio Concert Series: Dan Weber Saturday, June 5, 2015 KC Cafe Radio is pleased to welcome singer/songwriter Dan Weber back to Belton’s Whistle Stop Antiques for his second show on Saturday, June 5.

Showtime is 7:30 PM.  Seating is limited, and is by reservation only.  A donation of $15 per person is suggested.

 

 

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: March 24, 2015

Our second installment of new music for March features 15 new albums and 6 new Performing Artists.  Follow the link and check out music from: Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band, Bill Liscomb, Ned Gray, Carlo Acousticman, The Young Novelists, Vernon McIntyre, John M, The Matchsellers, The Stray Birds, Mikal Shapiro, Charlie Mosbrook, Leslie Beauvais, Sky Smeed, and Dan Weber.

Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band - Roots & Ozark Blues Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band – Roots & Ozark Blues

  • Americana/Blues

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Bill Liscomb - Reckless Destiny Bill Liscomb – Reckless Destiny ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Ned Gray - Texas Chrome Ned Gray – Texas Chrome

  • Adult Contemporary

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Ned Gray - Looking For The Groundswell Ned Gray – Looking For The Groundswell

  • Blues/Country/Folk

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Carlo Acousticman - VIII Carlo Acousticman – VIII

  • Americana

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The Young Novelists - Made Us Strangers The Young Novelists – Made Us Strangers

  • Folk Rock

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Vernon McIntyre - Lonely Heart's Cafe Vernon McIntyre – Lonely Heart’s Cafe ~New Artist~

  • Bluegrass/Folk

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John M - M-VI John M – M-VI ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic Rock

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The Matchsellers - Kosciusko County The Matchsellers – Kosciusko County ~New Artist~

  • Traditional Folk/Americana

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The Stray Birds - Best Medicine The Stray Birds – Best Medicine

  • Americana

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Mikal Shapiro - The Musical Mikal Shapiro – The Musical ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Rock

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Charlie Mosbrook - Something To Believe Charlie Mosbrook – Something To Believe

  • Americana

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Leslie Beauvais - Chemistry Leslie Beauvais – Chemistry ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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Sky Smeed - Drive All Night Sky Smeed – Drive All Night

  • Country/Americana

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Dan Weber - What I'm Looking For Dan Weber – What I’m Looking For

  • Americana

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FAI 2015: Conversations At Folk Alliance

AJ Genero, Kathy Forste and Hilary Scott posing for the camera following their Showcase performanceFor all of us at KC Cafe Radio, the 27th Annual Folk Alliance International conference proved to be our most rewarding experience yet.  It was an honor to host such an outstanding group of fine musicians from across the United States and around the world on our Showcase stage and on our air.

We wish to thank all of those musicians who shared their musical talent, making our nearly 20 hours of live coverage possible and entertaining.  Thanks also to others who were not scheduled to perform on our stage yet dropped by just to say “hello” and lend their support.

Thanks to Sally Smith, proprietor of Whistlestop Antiques in Belton, Missouri, and a KC Cafe Radio board member, who assisted behind the scenes with our production efforts.

The view outside from the KC Cafe Radio showcase room: Union Station and downtown Kansas CityThanks to Folk Alliance International, who placed us inside such a beautiful performance venue at the Westin Crown Center Hotel. It was a treat to look out our windows and gaze over Union Station, the downtown Kansas City skyline, and the Crossroads Arts District, while we enjoyed the live music.

And most importantly, thank you, dear listener, for supporting this excellent demonstration of Bringing You The World’s Finest Original Music with your listenership of our live coverage.  If you missed any of it, you will find the archived recordings elsewhere on this site, just search for “FAI2015.”

Here are the interviews we recorded between performances at our Showcase stage:

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: June 24, 2014

Friends of Emmet - State Of Mind Friends of Emmet – State Of Mind

  • Rock/Pop

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 Dan Weber - Front Porch Tour  Dan Weber – Front Porch Tour

  • Americana

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 Avery Hill - Fare Thee Well  Avery Hill – Fare Thee Well ~New Artist!~

  • Folk

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 Kate Callahan - Two Doors  Kate Callahan – Two Doors ~New Artist!~

  • Pop

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 Jeff Campbell - In Spite Of Everything EP  Jeff Campbell – In Spite Of Everything EP ~New Artist!~

  • Pop/Rock

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 Tom Goss - Wait  Tom Goss – Wait

  • Pop/Rock

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 Melissa Greener - Dwelling  Melissa Greener – Dwelling ~New Artist!~

  • Pop/Rock

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 Melissa Greener - Fall From The Sky  Melissa Greener – Fall From The Sky ~New Artist!~

  • Pop/Rock

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 Melissa Greener - Transistor Corazon  Melissa Greener – Transistor Corazon ~New Artist!~

  • Pop/Rock

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 Mike Archer - Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda  Mike Archer – Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda ~New Artist!~

  • Country

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Shakeh - Songs Of My Soul Shakeh – Songs Of My Soul ~New Artist!~

  • Pop/Folk

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Randy Seedorff & Soul Purpose - Rearview Mirror Randy Seedorff & Soul Purpose – Rearview Mirror ~New Artist!~

  • Rock/Gospel

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Chappell & Dave Holt - Stone & Fire Chappell & Dave Holt – Stone & Fire ~New Artist!~

  • Jazz/Americana/Blues

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KC Cafe Radio House Concert: Dan Weber and Avery Hill

KC Cafe Radio House Concert: Dan Weber and Avery HillAward Winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as “The classic mid-life overnight sensation.” A gifted storyteller and inspired performer, in 2013 Weber won 3rd place in the prestigious Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition and the Silver Award in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Previously he was a 2012 finalist in the legendary Kerrville ‘New Folk’ competition as well as the 2010 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest along with several other national and regional honors.

An ex-Park Ranger, Weber follows the long tradition of songwriting legends, entertaining audiences with energetic performances and telling hilarious, true stories from the many roads he’s traveled. Songs from his debut CD ‘Ash and Bone‘ received accolades from American Songwriter Magazine, the Great American Songwriting Contest, and the UK’s Maverick Magazine said: “4 Stars: Has you hanging on to every word. That’s the touch of a true master craftsman songwriter, quite indispensable.”

The Victory Review magazine writes “Weber’s writing is as strong as any in the Contemporary Folk community. ‘Goodbye to Dad’ is one of the best original tunes that I have heard in a long time.” There’s also been recognition from DJ’s “‘Hank and Jesus’ is easily the best folk song I heard last year. It has a timeless and authentic ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ feel to it” and legendary folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories”

In 2014 Weber begins a new chapter: A full-length follow up CD with favorites like ‘Oh Woody’, ‘What I’m Lookin’, and ‘Crazy ALL Day’—a country-tinged anthem that is poised to be a breakout hit. The songs are heartbreaking, funny, rich in imagery, and full of life’s hopes and ironies. With them Dan Weber brings an authentic voice to Timeless Stories.

Family legend has it Avery Hill sang before she talked. Since then, drawing from influences as varied as the old-time jazz of Billie Holliday, the surf rock of The Beach Boys, and contemporary confessional songwriters such as Dar Williams, Avery has used songwriting to stretch her voice and play with the vast spectrum folk music offers. Her sensitive guitar picking complements the images of her honest and intentional lyrics.

Her first record, EP Fare Thee Well, released in 2012, was featured on Tom May’s nationally syndicated radio show River City Folk.  “This emerging singer-songwriter has a memorable, lilting voice,” says May, “and is already penning songs that could someday be classics. She is an extraordinary young talent.”

Avery wrote songs for ten years before signing up for Portland songwriting institution Matt Meighan’s workshop, Songwriting as Truth Telling. Putting on her iron skin, ready for critique, she was surprised to learn that this class was not about playing for feedback, but about listening for truth. “What I realized then,” as she shared in an interview with River City Folk, “and what I continue to realize more deeply is that the way we become better writers is by becoming better listeners.”

She is currently working on her first full-length recording.

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Music by Dan Weber on KC Cafe Radio: