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FAI 2015: Conversations At Folk Alliance

AJ Genero, Kathy Forste and Hilary Scott posing for the camera following their Showcase performanceFor 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.

The view outside from the KC Cafe Radio showcase room: Union Station and downtown Kansas CityThanks 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:

FAI 2015: Saturday Night Showcase

KC Cafe Radio's Showcase Room at the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference

Nearly 20 hours of live coverage from the 2015 Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri came to a musical close Saturday night, February 21.  The final 8 performances from our Showcase stage brought talent both near and far from the Kansas City community that once again played such an outstanding role hosting this International event.

Our thanks to Bohemian Highway Folk, Stephanie Urbina Jones, Brett Newski, Chad Abernathy, Josh Harty, DC Bloom, Ann Armstrong and Steve Hughes, Poor Lazarus and Street Corner Choir for sharing their musical talent with our worldwide audience.

Hear their performances here:

Pictures from the show:

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:

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: April 9. 2013

 Albert Garrett & The Bad Romantics - Love At First Sight Albert Garrett and The Romantics – Love At First Sight ~New artist~

  • Rock

Dan Exactly - Only Fascination (single)  Dan Exactly – Only Fascination (single) ~New artist~

  • Rock

 The Secret City - Souless (single)  The Secret City – Soulless (single) ~New artist~

  • Rock

 Jamie Lynn Noon - Closer  Jamie Lynn Noon – Closer

  • Pop

 World5 - Man Of Action  World5 – Man Of Action

  • Rock

 James Kahn - Waterline  James Kahn – Waterline ~New artist~

  • Americana

 James Kahn - Man Walks Into A Bar  James Kahn – Man Walks Into A Bar ~New artist~

  • Rock

 Tara Elisha - Phantom  Tara Elisha – Phantom ~New artist~

  • Pop

 Hudson Henry - EP  Hudson Henry – EP ~New artist~

  • Rock

 Hudson Henry featuring Wann - What Happened to Our Love (single)  Hudson Henry featuring Wann – What Happened to Our Love (single) ~New artist~

  • Rock/Rap

 Hudson Henry - New Eyes  Hudson Henry – New Eyes ~New artist~

  • Rock

 Christmas In Vietnam - Vol. 1  Christmas In Vietnam – Vol. 1 ~New artist~

  • Rock

 Newton - Newton  Newton – Newton

  • Rock

 Street Corner Choir - Somethng Real  Street Corner Choir – Somethng Real

  • Folk

 Sarah Peacock - Albuquerque Sky  Sarah Peacock – Albuquerque Sky

  • Country

 AOMusic - Hokulea  AOMusic – Hokulea

  • New Age

 Certain Circles - Static  Certain Circles – Static

  • Alternative