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Live @ Gusto: 2017 Christmas Show

KC Cafe Radio returns to Gusto Coffee this Saturday evening, December 16 for our annual Christmas show, broadcast live on KC Cafe Radio beginning at 6PM Central Time.  This year’s show opens with a Kansas City-area musical favorite, Steve Sterner and Sundown,  and features 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 be returning to bring you this unique holiday music event.

6PM: 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.

7PM: 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.

Show info:

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 6-8PM

Gusto Coffee
3390 SW Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO

Venue phone: (816) 767-1100

Join us in-person, or live on KC Cafe Radio!

Joy Zimmerman releases 4th album, “Say My Name”

Joy Zimmerman was just 5 years old when she first became acquainted with music.   Her mother played piano and her grandmother was an organist.  Mom thought Joy would also take a liking to the piano, however it was the violin that piqued her interest.  There was something pure in the sound of the violin, a sound that would lure her in to a fascinating musical world.  

Joy grew up enjoying a very diverse exposure to music.  Thanks to St. Louis rock radio, she became influenced by the likes of Carol King, James Taylor, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Beatles, Sting, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Joy continued to play violin through her college years, performing in churches, for weddings and for funerals.  With all the love that she had for the violin, however, there never seemed to be a real connection between music and career.  She pursued studies for, and eventually a career in social work.

Her interest in music would again become piqued when her son began taking guitar lessons.  She became so intrigued that she asked if she could also begin taking lessons.  As she became better at learning chords, she discovered her own melodies springing forth from the strings. She would go on to join a Folk trio that allowed her to experiment between the violin and her newfound guitar interest.  She would go on to challenge herself with songwriting, and found that it came to her quite naturally.  From that fortunate discovery,  Joy went on to release 4 albums, the latest of which is titled Say My Name.

Recently KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste talked with Joy about her journey of musical discovery, and the valuable lessons she has learned along the way.  She also talks about recording her latest album, Say My Name, and the decision to record this one in Kansas City.  And we hear her reaction to having received an Honorable Mention award from American Songwriter Magazine for her song, “Messy Girl.”

Listen to the interview here:

Download the interview here: Interview: Joy Zimmerman 5/31/2017

Music by Joy Zimmerman on KC Cafe Radio:

New music on KC Cafe Radio: January 31, 2017

Paul Arnoldi - Let's Go (Testing, Hear, We're Goin' Down) Paul Arnoldi – Let’s Go (Testing, Hear, We’re Goin’ Down) ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Paul Arnoldi - Highroads Ten Plus Two Paul Arnoldi – Highroads Ten Plus Two ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Paul Arnoldi - Arnoldi Paul Arnoldi – Arnoldi ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Gary Furlow & the Loafers - Ghost Trees Gary Furlow & the Loafers – Ghost Trees ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Blues

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Wyatt Brewer - Factory Made Wyatt Brewer – Factory Made

  • Rock/Folk Rock

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The Depth and the Whisper - Unrequited The Depth and the Whisper – Unrequited ~New Artist~

  • Indie Alt Rock

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Larry Garrett - (Folk Songs About) Old Photographs Larry Garrett – (Folk Songs About) Old Photographs

  • Folk

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Erin Eades - Live from the Left Coast Erin Eades – Live from the Left Coast ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Jeff Dunkle - Chapters Jeff Dunkle – Chapters ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Acoustic

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Joy Zimmerman - Greay Matter Joy Zimmerman – Greay Matter

  • Folk/Alt Folk

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Joy Zimmerman - Mosaic Joy Zimmerman – Mosaic

  • Fospel

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Hollie Schlueter - (single) Midnight Hour (Hallelujah) Hollie Schlueter – (single) Midnight Hour (Hallelujah) ~New Artist~

  • Gospel/Pop

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The Tearaways - The Earle Mankey Sessaions Volume 3 The Tearaways – The Earle Mankey Sessaions Volume 3

  • Rock

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The Tearaways - Valerie & I Love the Blues (singles) The Tearaways – Valerie & I Love the Blues (singles)

  • Rock

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Mike Franano - Brown Dress Mike Franano – Brown Dress

  • Rock/Pop

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: December 13, 2016

 Larry Murante - Patch of Sky  Larry Murante – Patch of Sky ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Contemporary Folk

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 Judy Nazemetz - Behind That Locked Door (single)  Judy Nazemetz – Behind That Locked Door (single)

  • Folk/Progressive Folk

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Joy Zimmerman - Say My Name Joy Zimmerman – Say My Name ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Rock

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Raveis Kold - Electric Blue Dandelion Raveis Kole – Electric Blue Dandelion ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Rock

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Jim Bruno - The Patron Saint of Lost Causes Jim Bruno – The Patron Saint of Lost Causes ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Jim Bruno - Alright Alright Jim Bruno – Alright Alright ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Dirk Hamilton - Touch and Go Dirk Hamilton – Touch and Go ~New Artist~

  • Folk Rock/Rock

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Jan Seides - Siren Song Jan Seides – Siren Song ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Contemporary Folk

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Beth Wood - Spring Tide Beth Wood – Spring Tide

  • Folk/Modern Folk

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John E. Stephens - God, You're So Beautiful! John E. Stephens – God, You’re So Beautiful! ~New Artist~

  • Blues/Blues Gospel

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Karl Smiley - Highways of Life Karl Smiley – Highways of Life ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Blues

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Jill Freeman - A Handmade Life Jill Freeman – A Handmade Life ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Modern Folk

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Carl Soloman - Promised Land Carl Soloman – Promised Land ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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