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KC Cafe Performing Artists Featured in Roots Music Best of 2015

Roots Music ReportRoots Music Report, the music chart representing Independent music, recently released its list of top played artists of 2015.  Approximately 34 KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists were among those receiving the “top honors” on the Roots charts.

Receiving top honors in the Folk category were Dan Weber for his album, What I’m Lookin’ For, which ranked 39.  Other 2015 top Folk artists/albums (and their ranking) included The Stray Birds/Best Medicine (42), John Roy Zat/Who’s Zat? (48), Young Novelists/Made Us Strangers (83), Johnathan Byrd/You Can’t Outrun the Radio (146), and Fiddle Whandiddle/Old School Old Time (153).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also made top 2015 ranking in the Americana Country category, led by Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements for her album I Just See You, which ranked 35.  Also appearing were Lucy Billings/Carry The Water (39), Kerry Patrick Clark/In A Perfect World (52), Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band/Not That Kind of Girl (62), Hilary Scott/Freight Train Love (124), Sarah Pierce/Barbed Wire (132), Sky Smeed/Drive All Night (133), The Keller Sisters/Shine (135), Truckstop Honeymoon/The Madness of Happiness (153), Well Worn Soles/Country/Folk (165), Brad Colerick/When I’m Gone (182), and Stephanie Urbina Jones/The Texicana Sessions (195).

The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients received Root’s top 2015 billing in the Rock category for their single Doowapadoodle, which ranked 86th, while their self-titled album ranked 113, and other single Kill Yourself First ranked 133rd in the same category.  Enzymes also received recognition in the Alternative Rock and Roots Rock categories.  Other KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists appearing in Root’s Rock category was Roger Street Friedman for his album The Waiting Sky (149 – also appearing in the Roots Rock category at #63).

KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also appeared in some of Root’s more eclectic categories.  In the Pop category, John M ranked 38th place for his album, M-VI, followed by Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra for their album, Live at the Living Room Theatre, which ranked 169th.  In the Electronic category, Surreal Realm ranked 14th place for their single Endeavors.  Appearing in the Religious category were Pastor Brad/Lemonade (91), Bob Sima/Putalittlemoreloveintheworld (94), Project 15:16/The Way, and Granger Lofton/Demos (102).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists had singles that fared well in 2015, including Judy Nazemetz for her songs, Yesterday I Was So Tired , What’re We Gonna Do About Judy Wyner?, and We Got No Love Today.  Other artists with top 2015 singles included Doug Adamz, Joey Curtain, John Batdorf, Chappell and Dave Holt, John Zipperer, and Folding Mr. Lincoln.

Since 1998, Roots Music Report has been collecting radio station airplay data to create its weekly airplay charts.  KC Cafe Radio has been a Roots Music reporting station since 2011.

Hilary Scott on a Freight Train Toward Success

Hilary ScottHilary Scott (“with one L”) has been on the express track to a successful music career for some time now.  And with the arrival of her latest album, Freight Train Love, she is well underway on this exciting journey.  Since it’s release, Freight Train Love has been receiving rave reviews from around the world, and her song, Flowers On Mars has been awarded “Americana/Folk Album of the Year” from the Rural Roots Music Commission of the National Traditional Country Music Association.

Recently, KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste talked with Hilary via Skype.  They talk about growing up with music and its influence on her life, and how her talent was discovered and nurtured.  They talk about the life of a musician, from touring, to recording, and Hilary shares her thoughts on how Artists are paid for the music they record.  Hilary also shares insight into why it’s important her name is spelled “with one L.”

Listen to the interview here:

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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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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: November 4, 2014

Brant Croucher -  Blanco County Lights Brant Croucher –  Blanco County Lights ~New Artist~

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The Vogts Sisters - Old Time Noise The Vogts Sisters – Old Time Noise ~New Artist~

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Graydon James and the Young Novelists - In the Year You Were Born Graydon James and the Young Novelists – In the Year You Were Born ~New Artist~

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Raleigh Hinman - Wrapped Around the Axle Raleigh Hinman – Wrapped Around the Axle ~New Artist~

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Raleigh Hinman - Simper Fiasco Raleigh Hinman – Simper Fiasco ~New Artist~

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The Squirrel Hillbillies - Goody Shoes The Squirrel Hillbillies – Goody Shoes ~New Artist~

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The Squirrel Hillbillies - The Squirrel Hillbillies The Squirrel Hillbillies – The Squirrel Hillbillies ~New Artist~

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Brian Kalinec - The Fence Brian Kalinec – The Fence ~New Artist~

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Brian Kalinec - Last Man Standing Brian Kalinec – Last Man Standing ~New Artist~

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Hilary Scott - Freight Train Love Hilary Scott – Freight Train Love

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Josh Harty - A Long List of Lies Josh Harty – A Long List of Lies ~New Artist~

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Josh Harty - Nowhere Josh Harty – Nowhere ~New Artist~

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RJ Cowdery - In This Light RJ Cowdery – In This Light ~New Artist~

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Tim Fast - Crooked Door Tim Fast – Crooked Door ~New Artist~

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B. Ryan B. - Transient B. Ryan B. – Transient ~New Artist~

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Bliss Hippy - Buddha Face Bliss Hippy – Buddha Face ~New Artist~

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Bliss Hippy - Tao of Bliss Bliss Hippy – Tao of Bliss ~New Artist~

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Bliss Hippy - Bliss with An Attitude Bliss Hippy – Bliss with An Attitude ~New Artist~

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Bliss Hippy - Sidiosynchrasies and Hallucinations Bliss Hippy – Sidiosynchrasies and Hallucinations ~New Artist~

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Steve Sterner - Northern Lights Steve Sterner – Northern Lights ~New Artist~

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