For 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.
Thanks 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:
Our second year of coverage from the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference in Saint Louis Missouri was highlighted by the conversations we had with conference attendees. From musicians, music industry professionals, radio station DJs and venue operators, we were impressed with the breadth of conversation and learning we acquired at this year’s conference.
We hope you also enjoyed our live coverage. Over the three days at the conference, over 22 hours of live coverage, including 6 hours of live performances from our Private Showcase stage, was provided for your listening pleasure. Here, we present all the conversations that were recorded from our daytime coverage at the conference. Elsewhere you will find recordings from our live late-night showcase broadcasts. If you missed any our live coverage, you can enjoy it all right here.
Next Year the conference relocates to Iowa City, Iowa. A community rich in art and culture, Iowa City will offer even greater opportunities for networking, performance and fun. Stay tuned to the FARM website for more details!
Conversations at FARM:
Pictures from our interviews:
Our second night of live coverage from our Private Showcase room at the 2014 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference featured a wide range of music talents, excellently representing what it means to be Folk. Our thanks to The Squirrel Hillbillies, Richard Paul Thomas, Gradon James and Laura Spink, Jane Godfrey and Sue Fink, Cathy Gutjahr and Brian Kalinec for offering up their fine talent for our microphones.
Listen to the performances here:
Pictures from our Friday night showcase:
February 20, 2014 – Our Private Showcase at the 26th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City opened with a wonderful lineup of new and returning KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists. Our thanks to Bohemian Highway, Mick Byrd, Richard Paul Thomas, Jefferson Fox, Josh Harty, and Shane Lamb for providing the music.