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FARM 2014: Conversations At FARM

KC Cafe Radio's Booth at the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest conferenceOur second year of coverage from the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference  in Saint Louis Missouri was highlighted by the conversations we had with conference attendees.  From musicians, music industry professionals, radio station DJs and venue operators, we were impressed with the breadth of conversation and learning we acquired at this year’s conference.

We hope you also enjoyed our live coverage.  Over the three days at the conference, over 22 hours of live coverage, including 6 hours of live performances from our Private Showcase stage, was provided for your listening pleasure. Here, we present all the conversations that were recorded from our daytime coverage at the conference.  Elsewhere you will find recordings from our live late-night showcase broadcasts.  If you missed any our live coverage, you can enjoy it all right here.

Next Year the conference relocates to Iowa City, Iowa.  A community rich in art and culture, Iowa City will offer even greater opportunities for networking, performance and fun.  Stay tuned to the FARM website for more details!

Conversations at FARM:

Pictures from our interviews:


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.

Listen to the performance here:

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: November 19, 2013

 Kerry Patrick Clark - In A Perfect World Kerry Patrick Clark – In A Perfect World

  • Folk

 James Curley - There Used To Ba A Train  James Curley – There Used To Ba A Train ~New Artist~

  • Americana

 Gloria Attoun - Into The Hands Of Angles  Gloria Attoun – Into The Hands Of Angles

  • Folk

 Cable Car - Ride  Cable Car – Ride ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Rock

 Dan Weber - Ash And Bone  Dan Weber – Ash And Bone ~New Artist~

  • Country

 Nathan Bell - Blood Like A River  Nathan Bell – Blood Like A River ~New Artist~

  • Country

 Martine Locke - Deconstructed  Martine Locke – Deconstructed

  • Acoustic Rock

 Martine Locke - Live At The Irving  Martine Locke – Live At The Irving

  • Acoustic Rock

 Elliott Ranney - Bellevue Shuffle  Elliott Ranney – Bellevue Shuffle

  • Jazz

 Jeremiah Birnbaum - Lucky  Jeremiah Birnbaum – Lucky ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic

 The Wilhelms - Film At 11  The Wilhelms – Film At 11 ~New Artist~

  • Americana

 Gary Paul - Sid's Gaseteria  Gary Paul – Sid’s Gaseteria ~New Artist~

  • Americana

 Gary Paul - American Road  Gary Paul – American Road ~New Artist~

  • Americana

 Fred Knipe - Swimming With Tigers (single)  Fred Knipe – Swimming With Tigers (single) ~New Artist~

  • Alt Country

 John Sherman & Randy Clepper - Finally Tuned  John Sherman & Randy Clepper – Finally Tuned ~New Artist~

  • Traditional Folk

 Eric Hansen - A Lover's Lullaby  Eric Hansen – A Lover’s Lullaby

  • Americana

 Eric Hansen - Real Slow  Eric Hansen – Real Slow

  • Americana

 Hurley Christin - Face To Face  Hurley Christin – Face To Face ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Country

 Pearson Perry - Run Real Fast  Pearson Perry – Run Real Fast ~New Artist~

  • Pop

 Kat McDowell - Hope In You  Kat McDowell – Hope In You ~New Artist~

  • Pop

 Ryan Sheeler - Skies & Shadows  Ryan Sheeler – Skies & Shadows

  • Pop

 John Batdorf - Soundtrax 2 Recovery  John Batdorf – Soundtrax 2 Recovery

  • Pop