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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.

KC Cafe Radio Live @ FAR-West 2015: Saturday Night Showcase

Folk Alliance Region WestOur live broadcast coverage from the Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) 2015 music conference continues tonight with performances from the Official Showcase stage beginning at 8:30 PM (Central Time).  Tonight’s broadcast features music from Cris Williamson (Best of the West Award Winner), Spark and Whisper, Rick Ruskin, Jalan Crossland, Freddy & Francine, Dan Weber, and Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band.  Here is the schedule of the performances:

8:30 PM: Cris Williamson (Best of the West Award Winner)

cris_williamsonCris Williamson, the FAR-West BOTW Performer Honoree, has had a career in music that spans over five decades as a performer, activist and innovator. Born in South Dakota and then achieving her first musical successes in Wyoming and Colorado, the former school teacher reached national attention with the 1975 release, “The Changer and the Changed” on the independent label Olivia Records, the first woman-owned woman-focused record company which was her brainchild. This revolutionary album has long been cited as the beginning of a new genre of music that was primarily for and about women. Over the years Cris has continued to produce exceptional music, releasing over 30 albums and collaborating with luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt and Holly Near. Through all of this, Cris’ music and lyrics remain the vehicle for something larger and she is often featured in women’s studies curricula, teaching and inspiring new generations.

7:00 PM: Spark and Whisper

spark_and_whisperSpark & Whisper performances are intimate and dynamic, reflecting traditional roots and a modern perspective on life and love. They entwine their eclectic/electric pasts with acoustic treatments and reflect their perceptions of the evolving American cultural, political, and environmental landscapes, guiding the audience out of the mundane into moments of higher consciousness and connected spirits.

7:30 PM: Rick Ruskin

rick_ruskinRick Ruskin offers up an enticing musical buffet composed of unequal portions of original songs and cover songs served in his unique vocal style accompanied by lush guitar arrangements that sound as if there are five hands on the guitar, not just two. Listen with joy and watch wide-eyed as he entertains and satisfies any appetite.

8:00 PM: Jalan Crossland

jalan_crosslandJalan Crossland is a treasure, a treat, and a truth-bending singing storyteller. He’s one part national fingerstyle guitar champion, one part rodeo clown, one part rough-hewn cowboy from rural Wyoming, and one part ultimate showman. The other parts, and there are many, range from hobo to bad boy to jammin’ banjo slinger, and that’s just the tip o’ the iceberg.

8:30 PM: Freddy & Francine

freddy_and_francineFreddy & Francine is an explosive Americana/soul duo that tours well outside their home base in Los Angeles. They have a connection on stage that radiates infectiously through audiences. Their performances feature tight two-part harmonies and engaging songs that reach deep into hearts. With just an acoustic guitar and their two voices, they deliver a dynamic and engaging show.

9:00 PM: Dan Weber

dan_weberDan Weber is an authentic troubadour who began writing and performing only 7 years ago at the age of 40. In the short time since then, his songs which are rooted in real world vagabond life experiences, have won numerous accolades and song contests (including the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival, Woody Guthrie Festival & Kerrville New Folk competitions) and fans!

9:30 PM: Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

susie_glaze_and_the_hilonesome_bandSusie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band blends classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! This is a lush Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous blends of mountain folk and grassy, Celtic-inspired originals, all fronted by the distinctive voice of Susie Glaze and supplemented with sweet band harmonies.

KC Cafe Radio Live @ FAR-West 2015

Folk Alliance Region West 2015 ConferenceKC Cafe Radio travels to Oakland, California this week to bring you live broadcast coverage of the 2015 Folk Alliance Region West (FAR-West) conference, held at the Mariott City Center Hotel.

Our live broadcast coverage begins at 8:30 PM (Central Time) Friday evening, when we bring you live performances from the Official Showcase show, featuring the music of Nels Andrews, Berkley Hart, Rebecca Folsom, Ashleigh Flynn, Ragged Union, Alice Wallace, and The Bombadils.

Saturday afternoon beginning approximately 2:30 PM (Central Time), we will broadcast the Best of the West awards ceremony, this year honoring Cris Williamson, Russ and Julie Paris, and Penny Nichols.

Then on Saturday night our live broadcast coverage concludes with the the Saturday night Official Showcase show, beginning at 8:30 PM (Central Time).  Tune in to hear outstanding sets of music from Cris Williamson (Best of the West Award Winner), Spark and Whisper, Rick Ruskin, Jalan Crossland, Freddy & Francine, Dan Weber, and Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout our regular music programming, tune in for “Conversations from Far-West.”  We will be talking with musicians and music industry specialists attending the conference.

Covering the 2015 Far-West Conference is our most ambitious project yet, and we invite you to tune in and join in on the fun and excitement!