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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: May 20, 2014

Bernie Pearl – Take Your time ~New Artist~

  • Blues

Jody Soland - Spirit Speak To Me Jody Soland – Spirit Speak To Me ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Gospel

Lucy Billings - Carry The Water Lucy Billings – Carry The Water

  • Folk/Americana

James Hurley - Voice And Guitar James Hurley – Voice And Guitar

  • Acoustic Jazz

Truckstop Honeymoon - The Madness Of Happiness Truckstop Honeymoon – The Madness Of Happiness

  • Americana

6 East - Rising 6 East – Rising

  • Americana

Tattletale Saints - How Red Is The Blood Tattletale Saints – How Red Is The Blood ~New Artist~

  • Americana/Folk

Jerry D. Hobbs - Just Being Me Jerry D. Hobbs – Just Being Me ~New Artist~

  • Country

Buck69 - No medicine Like The Blues Buck69 – No medicine Like The Blues

  • Rock

Anna Gutmanis - Lately It's Cold (single) Anna Gutmanis – Lately It’s Cold (single) ~New Artist~

  • Pop

Anna Gutmanis - Diamonds & Stiletto Shoes (single) Anna Gutmanis – Diamonds & Stiletto Shoes (single) ~New Artist~

  • Pop

Anna Gutmanis - Glimmer In The Dark Anna Gutmanis – Glimmer In The Dark ~New Artist~

  • Pop

Jackslacks - Other Side Jackslacks – Other Side

  • Pop/Rock

Laura Berman - Everything In Between Laura Berman – Everything In Between ~New Artist~

  • Pop

The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients The Enzymes with The Active Ingredients ~New Artist~

  • Rock

Yolanda Martinez - Lonely Warrior Yolanda Martinez – Lonely Warrior

  • Americana

Yolanda Martinez - Native Heartbeat Yolanda Martinez – Native Heartbeat

  • Americana

Paulina - Get It While You Can Paulina – Get It While You Can ~New Artist~

  • Pop

Paulina  - Bitter Sweet Paulina – Bitter Sweet ~New Artist~

  • Pop

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: October 23, 2012

Glenn Thomas Butterhorn – Little Dixie Highway

  • Bluegrass

Truckstop Honeymoon – Homemade Haircut

  • Bluegrass

Truckstop Honeymoon – Great Big Family

  • Folk

Laura Lisbeth – The Balance

  • Contemporary Folk

Hans York – Heard or Herded

  • Pop

Roy Schneider – Walls That Talk

  • Americana

Jesse Terry – Empty Seat On A Plane ~New artist~

  • Country

Aria Tesolin- Aria Tesolin EP ~New artist~

  • Pop

Jackslacks – Lucky Man ~New artist~

  • Roots Rock

Eric Val – 3 Year Struggle ~New artist~

  • Rock

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements – I Just See You

  • Folk Pop

Rick Kokan – Riding A Wave

  • Tropical Folk

Patrick Rettig – Royalty In Exile ~New artist~

  • Rock

Hillary Scott and the New County Line – Still ~New artist~

  • Country

Marc Platt – Blue Collar ~New artist~

 

Steff Mahan – Steff Mahan

  • Alt Country

New Music On KC Cafe Radio: February 21, 2012

Brittany Reilly Band – Honky Tonk Home
  • Country Americana

Johnathan Jeter and the Revelators – Late To My Own Funeral

  • Root Rock

Namoli Brennet – We Were Born to Rise

  • Modern Folk

Truckstop Honeymoon – Steamboat in a Cornfield

  • Americana Roots

Beth Wood – The Weather Inside

  • Americana Country

Shay Ryburn – Love Don’t Grow on Trees

  • Americana

Kenny Hines – The Best of Kenny Hines

  • Rock

Paul Vens – If It Be Your Will

  • (A new single from the album Playing In The Fields)

Linda Chorney – Emotional Jukebox

  • Roots Rock

John Roy Zat – Collaborations

  • Roots Americana Country

John Roy Zat – Solo

  • Folk

Monet9 – LocaL YokeL

  • Alternative

Cam Penner – Gypsy Summer

  • Modern Folk

Certain Circles – Disappear

  • Alternative

Mike Benish – Stories From Home

  • Roots Americana Country

Eddy Faulkner  – Only One

  • Pop