The saying “birds of a feather flock together” was proven true for us at KC Cafe Radio during the recent Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) Music Conference in Oakland, California. The miles between Kansas City and Oakland seemed to dissolve away, as we were made to feel right at home among old friends and new at this outstanding event.
As we wrap up our archived coverage of the conference, we extend a heartfelt thank-you to those who were influential in making our broadcast coverage possible: Thank you Far-West President Mark Kaufman and the Board of Directors who allowed us to visit Oakland and broadcast from the conference. Thank you conference organizers Jeanette Lundgren (who extended the invitation for us to come out to Oakland) and John Roy Zat (who also loaned us his audio equipment to assist in getting a reliable signal back to our broadcast system in Kansas City). Thank you Official Showcase organizers Peggy Glenn and Jime Van Booven, who graciously worked our broadcast coverage of the shows into their master plan. To house sound engineer “smilin'” James Heyser and his technical crew who went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure a good clean signal back to Kansas City. And to all those who went out of their way to welcome us into the far-West family, thank you for your kindness, hospitality and the generosity of your time. For us, it was an experience we won’t soon forget.
We conclude our archived broadcast coverage with the conversations we aired over KC Cafe Radio during the conference.
Our latest round of new music features 14 new albums and 8 new Performing Artists added to the music rotation this week. Follow the link and check out music from: Charlie Mosbrook, Jonathan Byrd, Ned Gray, Bob Marshall, James Lee Stanley, Smithfield Fair, The CharFlies, Emily Hurd, Carlo Acousticman, Tomislav Goluban, Paul Vens & Friends, Cathy Gutjahr, Katey Laurel, Vi Wickam, Surreal Realm and Walt Cronin.
Charlie Mosbrook – A Time Long Gone ~New Artist~
Folk / Traditional Folk
Jonathan Byrd – You Can’t Outrun the Radio ~New Artist~
Ned Gray – Choreograph ~New Artist~
Bob Marshall – Horses That Run Far Away
James Lee Stanley – The Apocaloptimist
Pop / Rock
Smithfield Fair – Marbles: Instrumentals for the Little Cinema
The CharFlies – Linoleum Angel
Americana / Folk / Folk Pop
Emily Hurd – Landmark ~New Artist~
Carlo Acousticman – Living the American Dream ~New Artist~
Tomislav Goluban – Blow Junkie ~New Artist~
Blues / Rock
Paul Vens & Friends – Serenity, Voice of the Heart
Here is our collection of new holiday tunes on KC Cafe Radio for the season, followed by a listing of all the holiday music in our rotation. Holiday music is available for your requests through Christmas day.
Black Cherry – A Tree For Christmas ~New Artist~
O Holy Night
Santa (All the Children Sing)
Christmas is Almost Here
Christmas Time in the City
David W. Jacobsen – Not What I Meant ~New Artist~
Yolanda Burnett – A Long Time (single) ~New Artist~
Michael Tomlinson – Christmas Ride (single) ~New Artist~
Franklin McKay – Just Sayin’ ~New Artist~
James Lee Stanley – (singles) ~New Artist~
Ole Fashioned Christmas
That’s What I Want For Christmas
Deck the Halls with Sugar Plum Faeries
Kirsten DeHaan – Let It Snow
White Owl Red – Heartbreak For Christmas (single)~New Artist~
John Sherman Randy Clepper – Finally Tuned
Christmas Eve/Ah Surely
Gary Paul – Sid’s Gaseteria
Kent Ellaschuck – Hallelujah’s Sweet Sound (single)~New Artist~