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Live @ Gusto: 2017 Christmas Show

KC Cafe Radio returned to Gusto Coffee Saturday, December 16 for our annual Christmas show, broadcast live on KC Cafe Radio.  This year’s show opened with a Kansas City-area musical favorite, Steve Sterner and Sundown,  and featured a new voice for the KC Cafe Radio microphones, Joy Zimmerman.

For several years, Gusto Coffee has been the social hub of the Longview area of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Events from community meetings to live local music performances are regular occurrences.  Gusto Coffee has also been a corporate underwriter and supporter of KC Cafe Radio, and our mission to present unique, original music.  We are pleased to have returned to bring you this unique holiday music event.

Steve Sterner and Sundown

With smooth vocals, Steve Sterner & Sundown (Mark Nelson & Ron Brammer) deliver a relaxed mix of original folk songs, and popular and lesser known covers. Steve tells stories about life and love in his original compositions, interspersed with songs by favorite folk artists like John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jim Croce.

Listen to the performance here:

Download the performance here: Live @ Gusto Christmas Show 2017: Steve Sterner & Sundown

Joy Zimmerman

 Joy Zimmerman is known for compelling vocals, inventive songwriting, and engaging performances. Her music is shaped by diverse musical taste, violin lessons starting before kindergarten, and plenty of soulful moments. Joy’s lyrics reflect a deep understanding of human experience. Having met few genres she didn’t embrace, Joy’s music is eclectic and chock-full of vocal and instrumental versatility.

Joy has five albums of original music — two recorded and co-produced with Jimmy Dykes in Kansas City at Weights and Measures Soundlab, and three recorded in Nashville at Azalea Studios. Joy’s songwriting awards include American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and five Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase wins.

Read more about Joy and her music here.

 

Listen to the performance here:

Download the performance here: Live @ Gusto Christmas Show 2017: Joy Zimmerman

Live @ Gusto: Dan Hamilton, Steve Sterner and Sundown, and The Bob and Al Show

Live @ GustoKC Cafe Radio presents another in our series of live concert events from Gusto Coffee Shop in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, this Saturday evening, June 11.  Musical entertainment will be provided by “The Guitar Muse” Dan Hamilton (with special guest Rick Lally), Steve Sterner and Sundown, and The Bob and Al Show.

Weather permitting, the show will be held (and broadcast on KC Cafe Radio) from the patio outside Gusto’s beginning at 5PM, Central Time.  Join us for what is promising to be a great evening of live Kansas City-area music, while enjoying the setting sun over Longview Lake.  In the event of rain, the entertainment moves inside Gusto Coffee Shop.

If you are unable to join us in-person, then bring the live music with you by tuning in the live broadcast on KC Cafe Radio.  More information on listening to KC Cafe Radio, including access to our mobile apps is available here.

Live @ Gusto! KC Cafe Radio Christmas Show 2015

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KC Cafe Radio’s Second Annual Christmas Show was celebrated on Friday, December 11, at Gusto Coffee Shop in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Our thanks to our fine and talented lineup of local musicians who provided the musical holiday merriment for all in attendance and listening live online.  Here, are the archived recordings from the live broadcast:

Harris/Hernandez

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Steve Sterner and Sundown

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Granger Lofton

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Allan Cunningham

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Kathy Forste

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Larry Garrett

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Jared Feldman and The GALAXZ

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Regina Amabile

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Live @ Gusto! – Hilary Scott

Hilary ScottKC Cafe Radio welcomed Billboard Magazine favorite Hilary Scott to Gusto! Coffee in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Saturday, April 4, 2015.

St. Louis resident Hilary Scott  has topped the Roots Music Report charts for the last year with music from her album Flowers On Mars and debuted several songs from her new album Freight Train of Love to the Kansas City crowd in this unique show.

Listen to the show here:

Pictures from the show:

Music by Hilary Scott on KC Cafe Radio:

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Happy Holidays from KC Cafe Radio

KC Cafe Radio Holiday GreetingsAs we approach 2015, we want to take a moment to personally thank all those who helped keep the music streaming in 2014.  First, we would like to thank all of our Performing Artists who have shared their original music with our station.  We are in awe of all the talented singer/songwriters currently streaming on the Cafe and those who performed this year in our Concert Series.

Second, we want to recognise a small group of individuals who tirelessly work in the background for KC Cafe.  We want to thank our Board of Directors which includes: John Dutton (President), Larry Garrett (Vice President), Victor James Dougherty (Secretary), and Beth Coleman (Treasurer).  Their contributions over the last six months have greatly improved our processes.

Next, we want to thank our Underwriters, KC Cafe Menu Favorites, and Community Partnerships.  Their financial and professional support helped pay for all our operational costs in 2014, as well as, allowed us to expand our reach and participate in regional folk festivals in new and exciting ways. These individuals and businesses include:

Our Concert Series Hosts were amazing in 2014. Our generous Concert Series Hosts brought together their friends and excellent food to experience KC Cafe Performing Artists from all over the United States.  A huge THANK You to the following 2014 Concert Series Hosts who welcomed KC Cafe Radio into their homes and businesses.  We are truly grateful for your partnership and everyone can relive each live performance in our live music archives here.  The list of 2014 Concert Series Hosts include:

Last but not least, we want to thank the listeners and fans of original music!  Since we began our journey in 2008 so much has changed.  Yet as things have changed our  mission has remained constant, to provide you the listener with the World Finest Original Music on the planet!  So as we close out another broadcast year we are excited to enter into 2015 with high hopes to increase our reach, expand our services to artists, and acquire new listeners looking for original music.

May 2015 be merry and bright for you and yours and may you have a blessed holiday season for the rest of 2014.

Happy Holidays from KC Cafe Radio – John, Kathy, and Kathleen