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KC Cafe Performing Artists Featured in Roots Music Best of 2015

Roots Music ReportRoots Music Report, the music chart representing Independent music, recently released its list of top played artists of 2015.  Approximately 34 KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists were among those receiving the “top honors” on the Roots charts.

Receiving top honors in the Folk category were Dan Weber for his album, What I’m Lookin’ For, which ranked 39.  Other 2015 top Folk artists/albums (and their ranking) included The Stray Birds/Best Medicine (42), John Roy Zat/Who’s Zat? (48), Young Novelists/Made Us Strangers (83), Johnathan Byrd/You Can’t Outrun the Radio (146), and Fiddle Whandiddle/Old School Old Time (153).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also made top 2015 ranking in the Americana Country category, led by Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements for her album I Just See You, which ranked 35.  Also appearing were Lucy Billings/Carry The Water (39), Kerry Patrick Clark/In A Perfect World (52), Susie Glaze and The Hilonesome Band/Not That Kind of Girl (62), Hilary Scott/Freight Train Love (124), Sarah Pierce/Barbed Wire (132), Sky Smeed/Drive All Night (133), The Keller Sisters/Shine (135), Truckstop Honeymoon/The Madness of Happiness (153), Well Worn Soles/Country/Folk (165), Brad Colerick/When I’m Gone (182), and Stephanie Urbina Jones/The Texicana Sessions (195).

The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients received Root’s top 2015 billing in the Rock category for their single Doowapadoodle, which ranked 86th, while their self-titled album ranked 113, and other single Kill Yourself First ranked 133rd in the same category.  Enzymes also received recognition in the Alternative Rock and Roots Rock categories.  Other KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists appearing in Root’s Rock category was Roger Street Friedman for his album The Waiting Sky (149 – also appearing in the Roots Rock category at #63).

KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists also appeared in some of Root’s more eclectic categories.  In the Pop category, John M ranked 38th place for his album, M-VI, followed by Victor & Penny and Their Loose Change Orchestra for their album, Live at the Living Room Theatre, which ranked 169th.  In the Electronic category, Surreal Realm ranked 14th place for their single Endeavors.  Appearing in the Religious category were Pastor Brad/Lemonade (91), Bob Sima/Putalittlemoreloveintheworld (94), Project 15:16/The Way, and Granger Lofton/Demos (102).

Several KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists had singles that fared well in 2015, including Judy Nazemetz for her songs, Yesterday I Was So Tired , What’re We Gonna Do About Judy Wyner?, and We Got No Love Today.  Other artists with top 2015 singles included Doug Adamz, Joey Curtain, John Batdorf, Chappell and Dave Holt, John Zipperer, and Folding Mr. Lincoln.

Since 1998, Roots Music Report has been collecting radio station airplay data to create its weekly airplay charts.  KC Cafe Radio has been a Roots Music reporting station since 2011.

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: March 24, 2015

Our second installment of new music for March features 15 new albums and 6 new Performing Artists.  Follow the link and check out music from: Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band, Bill Liscomb, Ned Gray, Carlo Acousticman, The Young Novelists, Vernon McIntyre, John M, The Matchsellers, The Stray Birds, Mikal Shapiro, Charlie Mosbrook, Leslie Beauvais, Sky Smeed, and Dan Weber.

Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band - Roots & Ozark Blues Mick Byrd and The Backroad Band – Roots & Ozark Blues

  • Americana/Blues

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Bill Liscomb - Reckless Destiny Bill Liscomb – Reckless Destiny ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Ned Gray - Texas Chrome Ned Gray – Texas Chrome

  • Adult Contemporary

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Ned Gray - Looking For The Groundswell Ned Gray – Looking For The Groundswell

  • Blues/Country/Folk

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Carlo Acousticman - VIII Carlo Acousticman – VIII

  • Americana

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The Young Novelists - Made Us Strangers The Young Novelists – Made Us Strangers

  • Folk Rock

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Vernon McIntyre - Lonely Heart's Cafe Vernon McIntyre – Lonely Heart’s Cafe ~New Artist~

  • Bluegrass/Folk

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John M - M-VI John M – M-VI ~New Artist~

  • Acoustic Rock

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The Matchsellers - Kosciusko County The Matchsellers – Kosciusko County ~New Artist~

  • Traditional Folk/Americana

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The Stray Birds - Best Medicine The Stray Birds – Best Medicine

  • Americana

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Mikal Shapiro - The Musical Mikal Shapiro – The Musical ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Rock

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Charlie Mosbrook - Something To Believe Charlie Mosbrook – Something To Believe

  • Americana

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Leslie Beauvais - Chemistry Leslie Beauvais – Chemistry ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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Sky Smeed - Drive All Night Sky Smeed – Drive All Night

  • Country/Americana

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Dan Weber - What I'm Looking For Dan Weber – What I’m Looking For

  • Americana

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FAI 2014: Friday Night Showcase

 

Street Corner ChoirFebruary 21, 2014 – The Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City, Missouri came alive Friday night at the 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference, and the KC Cafe Radio Showcase room was no exception!  Our thanks to Sky Smeed, Kelley McRae, Street Corner Choir, Andrew McNight, Spook Handy, Shane Lamb and Lisa Bell for a great night of music!

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from Friday night’s show:

FAI Conference 2014: Wednesday Night Showcase

The Buttermilk BoysFebruary 19, 2014 – Opening night at the 26th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference introduced Kansas City to conference attendees with a “KC Extravaganza,” a sampling of the Kansas City music scene.  KC Cafe Radio was honored to host one of the 9 venues of music.  Among the performers onstage that night were KC Cafe Radio Performing Artists Kasey Rausch, Johnathan Fleig, Jefferson Fox, Mick Byrd, Conner Leimer, Dylan Russell, Brendan MacNaughton, Sky Smeed, Andrew Foshee, and The Buttermilk Boys.

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from the Wednesday night showcase:

2014 Folk Alliance International Conference Live Broadcast Schedule

Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, MissouriJoin KC Cafe Radio at the beautiful Westin Crown Center Hotel in downtown Kansas City Thursday, February 20, as we begin our live coverage of the 26th annual Folk Alliance International Conference and Music Camp.

Tune in to KC Cafe Radio Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with live performances from our private showcase room at the conference beginning at 2PM and 10:30PM Central Time each day. 

If you miss any of our live coverage, check back here at the website, as we will offer archived recordings of each performance.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KC Cafe Radio Stage at the Roanoke Room

(This event will not broadcast live over KC Cafe Radio, however we will offer archived recordings of the performances on the website following the show)

  • 8PM: Kasey Rausch
  • 8:20: Jonathan Fleig
  • 8:40: Jefferson Fox
  • 9PM: Mick Byrd
  • 9:20: Conner Leimer
  • 9:40: Dylan Russel
  • 10 PM: Brendan MacNaughton
  • 10:20: Sky Smeed
  • 10:40: Andrew Foshee
  • 11 PM: The Buttermilk Boys
  • 11:20: Brody Buster Trio
  • 11:40: Molly Gene

All times are Central Time

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Live from our private showcase room

  • 2 PM:Bohemian Highway
  • 2:20: Mick Byrd
  • 2:40: Richard Paul Thomas
  • 3 PM: Jefferson Fox
  • 3:20: Josh Harty
  • 3:40: Shane Lamb
  • 10:30 PM: Mick Byrd
  • 11:00 PM: Bill Abernathy
  • 11:30 PM: Chad Abernathy
  • Midnight:  Bohemian Highway
  • 12:30 AM: Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan

All times are Central Time

Friday, February 21, 2014

Live from our private showcase room

  • 2 PM: Kim Richey
  • 2:20: Bill Abernathy
  • 2:40: Chad Abernathy
  • 3 PM: Kelley McRae
  • 3:20: Hilary Scott
  • 3:40: Jonathan Fleig
  • 10:30 PM: Sky Smeed
  • 11:00 PM: Kelley McRae
  • 11:30 PM: Street Corner Choir
  • Midnight :  Andrew McKnight
  • 12:30 AM: Spook Handy
  •   1:00 AM: Shane Lamb
  •   1:30 AM: Lisa Bell

All times are Central Time

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Live from our private showcase room

  • 2 PM: Josh Harty
  • 2:20: John Batdorf
  • 2:40: Lucy Billings
  • 3 PM: Andrew McKnight
  • 3:20: Spook Handy
  • 3:40: Lost Hollow
  • 10:30 PM:John Batdorf
  • 11:00 PM: Andrew Foshee
  • 11:30 PM: Hilary Scott
  • Midnight : Lucy Billings
  • 12:30 AM: Beth Wood
  •   1:00 AM: Lost Hollow
  •   1:30 AM: Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan

All times are Central Time

Click Here for more information on the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference