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KC Cafe Radio Concert Series: Jason & Ginger

Jason and GingerBorn in Kansas, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Fickel was bitten by the blues as a teenager. He headed South to Mississippi where he apprenticed himself to blues masters James “Son” Thomas and Othar Turner. Next he went North, first to Rhode Island and then to Chicago, where he honed his songwriting craft. He has been called “Elvis Costello wearing Donovan’s boxers” and his tune “Get Your Car Off My Lawn” was featured this year on NPR’s Car Talk. Jason’s killer slide guitar and wry lyrics create a musical experience whose roots are nourished by the powerful versatility of vocalist Ginger Curry. Born in Kentucky and raised in the rich traditions of Southern Baptist gospel music, her voice communicates the wide range of the human experience from barrelhouse blues to soul-stirring ballads. Beyond gospel and blues, she is an established songwriter in the new thought community and still finds time to express her Kentucky roots singing in a down-home bluegrass combo.

Jason & Ginger released their debut album, “Jokerville,” in 2011 and that same year were semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.  Recent venues have included Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove, IL), Cherry Ghost Coffeehouse (Washington, IN), Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (Ann Arbor, MI), Players Pub (Bloomington, IN), Second Saturday Coffeehouse (Skokie, IL), Quincy’s Café (South Bend, IN), Bryan Park – Bloomington (IN) Performing Arts Series, Oliver Winery (Bloomington, IN), Folk Alliance Region Midwest (various showcases) and WFHB Firehouse Follies. In 2013 they released their second CD, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Celebrating the Women of the Blues”, a recording project that emerged from their Classic Blues program of storytelling and songs.

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Check out music by Jason & Ginger here.

 

FARM 2013: Saturday Night Showcase

Kathy Forste and Jason & GingerOctober 27, 2013 – KC Cafe Radio’s Live Coverage from the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference (FARM) in St. Louis concluded with a presentation of outstanding musicians, presented from our Showcase Room at the conference.

Our thanks to KC Cafe Radio Performing Artist John Batdorf, along with new KC Cafe friends Pearson Perry, Kat McDowell, Billy String & Don Julian, James Curley and Jason & Ginger.

Listen to Saturday night’s performances here:

Pictures from Saturday night’s showcase:

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: October 22, 2013

Marcome - Zen Voices Meditation Chants Marcome – Zen Voices Meditation Chants

  • New Age

Hilary Scott - Flowers On Mars Hilary Scott – Flowers On Mars

  • Pop

Shelia Swift - Daisy (single) Shelia Swift – Daisy (single) ~New Artist~

  • Modern Country

Yarn - Shine The Light On Yarn – Shine The Light On

  • Americana

Austin Terry - Coy Austin Terry – Coy

  • Alternative Rock

AMP Trio - Flow AMP Trio – Flow ~New Artist~

  • Jazz

David Hakan - Out Of Print David Hakan – Out Of Print

  • Americana

Jason & Ginger - Jokerville Jason & Ginger – Jokerville ~New Artist~

  • Blues

Locke Brothers - River Change Locke Brothers – River Change ~New Artist~

  • Country

Fiddle Whamdiddle - Old School Old Time Fiddle Whamdiddle – Old School Old Time ~New Artist~

  • Bluegrass

Jasmine Kyle - What Will All the Neighbors Think Jasmine Kyle – What Will All the Neighbors Think ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Alternative

RPT - Wings of My Heart RPT – Wings of My Heart ~New Artist~

  • Pop

Carey Appel - Stolen (single) Carey Appel – Stolen (single)

  • Pop/Rock

World5 - Heartbeat Of The World World5 – Heartbeat Of The World

  • Pop/Rock

Marc Platt - Brand New Day Marc Platt – Brand New Day

  • Pop/Rock

Glen Mock and the Tropical Dreamers Glen Mock and the Tropical Dreamers

  • Island Rock

Gloria Attoun - Seeds Gloria Attoun – Seeds ~New Artist~

  • Folk

Gloria Attoun - Now Gloria Attoun – Now ~New Artist~

  • Folk