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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.

The Keller Sisters Deal a House Of Cards

The Keller SistersThe San Francisco singer/songwriter sister act is back, and this time dealing a House of Cards.  The Keller Sisters offer up a brand new album that is full of warmth, humor and harmony.  Their first album, Shine, released in 2012 quickly rocketed to the top of the Roots Music Charts, and they are looking forward to the same success on their latest album, House Of Cards.

For their second interview with KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste, Sheryl and Kerry Keller talk about their album, their evolution as songwriters, and how they stumbled into the Americana music culture with their songwriting.  They talk about the busy life of full-time work coupled with a successful music career, the advantage of singing as a sister duo act,  and their musings on the future of Americana music, and their role in that future.

Listen to the interview here:

Music by The Keller Sisters on KC Cafe Radio:

The Keller Sisters - House Of Cards The Keller Sisters – House Of Cards

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The Keller Sisters: It’s Time To Shine!

The Keller SistersSheryl and Kerry grew up in San Francisco and started singing together at an early age performing in glee clubs, choirs and musical theater.  Daughters of film and theater performer Eileen Christy, their summers were spent on the road learning from the best.  They were also discovering guitars and folk music. They started performing in their teens as a duo playing country rock, folk and standards.  Sheryl and Kerry put performing aside for a few years to raise their families and then started playing rock and blues with the Blue Tuesday Band in the San Francisco Bay area.

They are now back hitting the stage as “The Keller Sisters” performing original music, combining storytelling, warmth and humor. Their music has been called “American Folk Pop.” They have played at the San Francisco Free Folk Fest, Women in the Redwoods, the Cypress Meadows Acoustic series as well as local Bay Area venues.

Several of their songs have become award-winners, including Best Song by the West Coast Songwriters,  and in 2012 they received an honorable mention in the International West Coast Songwriters song contest, Americana category, for their song, “Can’t Believe My Luck.”  Their first album, Shine,  was released November 2012, and a second album is slated for release later this year.

Recently KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste visited via phone with Sheryl and Kerry.  They talked about their musical upbringing, songwriting styles, and progress on their forthcoming album.

Listen To The Interview Here:

The Keller Sisters Performing At Bazaar Cafe:

Music By The Keller Sisters On KC Cafe Radio:

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: May 14, 2013

 The Keller Sisters - Shine  The Keller Sisters – Shine ~New artist~

  • Americana

 Jerry Sword - Dead Man's Hands  Jerry Sword – Dead Man’s Hands ~New artist~

  • Rock/Pop

 Carey Appel - House Of Cards  Carey Appel – House Of Cards ~New artist~

  • Country/Pop

 Ron Hibdon - Cabalang  Ron Hibdon – Cabalang ~New artist~

  • Jazz/Pop

 Paul Dubrovsky - Soulfly  Paul Dubrovsky – Soulfly

  • Jazz/Pop

 Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band - White Swan  Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band – White Swan ~New artist~

  • Americana

 Bill and Eli Perras - We Are the People  Bill and Eli Perras – We Are the People ~New artist~

  • Americana

 Bill and Eli Perras - Runnin' Outta' Georgia  Bill and Eli Perras -Runnin’ Outta’ Georgia ~New artist~

  • Americana

 Folding Mr. Lincoln - Two Rivers  Folding Mr. Lincoln – Two Rivers

  • Americana

 Deborah Crooks - Little Bird  Deborah Crooks – Little Bird

  • Pop

 John Byrne Band - Celtic/Folk  John Byrne Band – Celtic/Folk

  • Folk/Traditional