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KC Cafe Radio Concert Series Presents: Handmade Moments with Special Guest Joe Avery

Handmade Moments

Handmade Moments

Join us for a special evening of music at the home of Cathlyn and Stan Unruh’s in Lawrence, KS. Kansas singer/songwriter Joe Avery will be starting off the evening with his special brand of acoustic folk. Handmade Moments will delight you with their wonderful energy and unique gift of song. This is a post Thanksgiving potluck show, so bring your favorite dish to share with your fellow concert goers. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and music will begin around 6:30 pm. To RSVP or for more information email kathy@kccaferadio.com or cathlynb@gmail.com Check out Handmade Moments at www.handmademomentsjazz.com

Joe Avery

Special Guest – Joe Avery






KC Cafe Radio House Concert: John Byrne Band

John ByrneWhistle Stop Antiques in Belton, Missouri was once again host to a KC Cafe Radio House Concert, featuring the world-acclaimed John Byrne Band, on Sunday, September 15, 2013

The John Byrne Band is led by former Patrick’s Head front man and Dublin native John Byrne. His first solo effort, After the Wake, was released to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010. With influences ranging from The Chieftains to Planxty to Bob Dylan, John’s songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes.

John and the band promoted the albums with a series of sold out shows at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and many of the East Coast’s premiere live acoustic venues. In the past year John and the band have sold out World Cafe Live on 4 separate occasions, in Feb 2011 bringing 500 jubilant fans to the storied Philadelphia venue.

John has toured with and opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, The Young Dubliners, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, The Screaming Orphans, Black 47, The Greencards, The Motels, Patti Smyth, Murder by Death and Enter the Haggis. He has also been frequently featured on WXPN, NBC 10 (2 live performances on the 10! Show) WSTW and local College Radio. John and the Band performed the VIP reception for the Liberty Medal Presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair alongside the Irish Tenors.

Listen To the Concert Here:

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KC Cafe Radio House Concert: Sky Smeed

KC Cafe Radio House Concert - Sky SmeedJune 28, 2013 – Friends and visitors to Whistle Stop Antiques in Belton, Missouri were treated to an entertaining evening of story and song, as singer/songwriter Sky Smeed offered up his unique program of original music.

Born and raised outside Chanute, Kansas, Smeed grew up surrounded by the playlist of small town America: Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard.  Before he took to the stage, Smeed talked with KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste about that upbringing, and how those songs, and songs like them, continues to influence his talent to this day.

Smeed then put those influences to work, entertaining the crowd with original music from his self-released albums, as well as a few yet-to-be-released originals.  His performance exuded as much character and charm as the collection of antiques that surrounded everyone.

Listen to the entire performance here:

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KC Cafe House Concert: J.R. Byrd

J.R. ByrdMarch 11, 2013 – Attendees of KC Cafe Radio’s most recent House Concert was treated to an acoustic treat on March 1, when Texas singer/songwriter J.R. Byrd entertained with a program of original tunes.

Originally from the Seattle area, Byrd relocated to Denver as a youth, and eventually ended up in Texas, where he now calls Denton, Texas home.  Byrd’s unique style of songwriting comes out of his experience living in diverse parts of the country, as well as inspiration from his family and his observations and musings on life.

We invite you to relive this fun and entertaining evening with J.R. Byrd here!

Listen To The Entire Performance Here:

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KC Cafe House Concert: Kasey Rausch

Kasey RauschSaturday, September 22, 2012  –  Kansas City area singer/songwriter Kasey Rausch entertained music lovers attending the KC Cafe Radio House Concert in Lee’s Summit, MO tonight.  Over the course of the evening Rausch shared her life story in both words and music, and reminding us that, as unique as we may all be as individuals, humanity does share common, emotional paths.

Rausch shared such personal favorites as “Live How You Love,” and “Turpentine,” along with a few new tunes, some created just a few days ago.  Her clear, pure voice combined with a superb guitar treatment of the music helped to personalize the experience for everyone in attendance.

Listen To The Entire Performance Here:

Here is a video of Kasey Rausch performing “Heavy Fog”:

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