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FAI 2018: The Interviews

Twenty-Eighteen marks the 30th consecutive year that Folk Alliance International has been celebrating folk music, its musicians and those involved in furthering the cause of Folk Music around the world.  That makes this year’s conference theme, 30 Years of Community and Song all the more appropriate.

This year also marks KC Cafe Radio’s 10th year of Bringing You The World’s Finest Original Music, and 5 years of bringing conference coverage to our airwaves.  This year, we continue the tradition of on-air visits with with old friends, as well as new relationships we have made.

Kathy Forste

KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste

Here we present the interviews and performances that were recorded in our hotel room recording studio during the conference.  Our thanks to Laura SpinkGraydon James, Joy Zimmerman, Patterson Barrett, Chuck McDowell, Hilary and Stuart Adamson, Emily White, Wyatt Brewer, Sarah Lynn, Julie Bates, Andrew MorrisBetsey Beymer. Rachel Baimen, Christian Sedelmyer, Amy and Mike Aiken, Maggie and Abigail Vogts, Chuck Costa, Mira Stanley, David Hakan, Dan Weber, Laura Raveis and Dennis Kole.

The Young Novelists

The Young Novelists

Download the interview here: The Young Novelists (Graydon James and Laura Spink)

Joy Zimmerman

Joy Zimmerman

Download the interview here: Interview: Joy Zimmerman

Patterson Barrett

Patterson Barrett

Download the interview here: Interview: Patterson Barrett

Chuck McDowell

Download the interview here: Interview: Chuck McDowell

The Flyin A's (Hilary and Stuart Adamson)

The Flyin A’s

Download the interview here: Interview: The Flyin A’s (Hilary and Stuart Adamson)

Emily White

Emily White

Download the interview here: Interview: Emily White

The Nite Owls (Sarah Lynn and Wyatt Brewer)

The Nite Owls

Download the interview here: Interview: The Nite Owls (Wyatt Brewer and Sarah Lynn)

The Matchsellers

The Matchsellers

Download the interview here: Interview: The Matchsellers (Julie Bates and Andrew Morris)

10 String Symphony

10 String Symphony

Download the interview here: Interview: 10 String Symphony (Rachel Baimen and Christian Sedelmyer)

Amy and Mike Aiken

Amy and Mike Aiken

Download the interview here: Interview: Mike and Amy Aiken

The Vogts Sisters

The Vogts Sisters

Download the interview here: Interview: The Vogts Sisters (Maggie and Abigal Vogts)

The Sea The Sea

The Sea The Sea

Download the interview here: Interview: The Sea The Sea (Chuck Costa and Mira Stanley)

David Hakan

David Hakan

Download the interview here: Interview: David Hakan

Dan Weber

Dan Weber

Download the interview here: Interview: Dan Weber

Raveis Kole

Download the interview here: Interview: Laura Raveis and Dennis Kole

 

FAI 2017: Friday Conversations

KC Cafe Radio’s first day of broadcast coverage from the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City Missouri was truly an International experience, with talent from around the globe.  Our thanks to Freebo, John Byrne, Wyatt Brewer, Lauren Adams, Megan Slankard, Brian Ashley Jones, and Elaine Mahon for sharing their time and talent before our microphones.  Here are their interviews:

Freebo

Download the interview here: Freebo

John Byrne

Download the interview here: John Byrne

Wyatt Brewer

Download the interview here: Wyatt Brewer

Sky Smeed

Download the interview here: Sky Smeed

Lauren Adams

Download the interview here: Lauren Adams

Megan Slankard

Download the interview here: Megan Slankard

Brian Ashley Jones

Download the interview here: Bryan Ashley Jones

Elaine Mahon

Download the interview here: Elaine Mahon

New music on KC Cafe Radio: January 31, 2017

Paul Arnoldi - Let's Go (Testing, Hear, We're Goin' Down) Paul Arnoldi – Let’s Go (Testing, Hear, We’re Goin’ Down) ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Paul Arnoldi - Highroads Ten Plus Two Paul Arnoldi – Highroads Ten Plus Two ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Paul Arnoldi - Arnoldi Paul Arnoldi – Arnoldi ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Gary Furlow & the Loafers - Ghost Trees Gary Furlow & the Loafers – Ghost Trees ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Blues

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Wyatt Brewer - Factory Made Wyatt Brewer – Factory Made

  • Rock/Folk Rock

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The Depth and the Whisper - Unrequited The Depth and the Whisper – Unrequited ~New Artist~

  • Indie Alt Rock

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Larry Garrett - (Folk Songs About) Old Photographs Larry Garrett – (Folk Songs About) Old Photographs

  • Folk

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Erin Eades - Live from the Left Coast Erin Eades – Live from the Left Coast ~New Artist~

  • Folk

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Jeff Dunkle - Chapters Jeff Dunkle – Chapters ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Acoustic

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Joy Zimmerman - Greay Matter Joy Zimmerman – Greay Matter

  • Folk/Alt Folk

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Joy Zimmerman - Mosaic Joy Zimmerman – Mosaic

  • Fospel

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Hollie Schlueter - (single) Midnight Hour (Hallelujah) Hollie Schlueter – (single) Midnight Hour (Hallelujah) ~New Artist~

  • Gospel/Pop

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The Tearaways - The Earle Mankey Sessaions Volume 3 The Tearaways – The Earle Mankey Sessaions Volume 3

  • Rock

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The Tearaways - Valerie & I Love the Blues (singles) The Tearaways – Valerie & I Love the Blues (singles)

  • Rock

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Mike Franano - Brown Dress Mike Franano – Brown Dress

  • Rock/Pop

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: November 1, 2016

The B Sharps - No Fancy Pants The B Sharps – No Fancy Pants ~New Artist~

  • Blues/Rock

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Chuck Eaton - Lights Chuck Eaton – Lights ~New Artist~

  • Adult Contemporary

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Chuck Eaton- Tracks Chuck Eaton- Tracks ~New Artist~

  • Pop

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Leah Watts - Strong (single) Leah Watts – Strong (single)

  • Americana

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Wyatt Brewer - We'll Be Fine (single) Wyatt Brewer – We’ll Be Fine (single)

  • Americana

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The Tearaways - Bash/Hello Isla Vista (singles) The Tearaways – Bash/Hello Isla Vista (singles)

  • Rock

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Joseph Eid - One and Only (single) Joseph Eid – One and Only (single)

  • Pop

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Eric Taylor - Studio 10 Eric Taylor – Studio 10 ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Contemporary Folk

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Eric Taylor - Live at the Red Shack Eric Taylor – Live at the Red Shack ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Contemporary Folk 

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Wyatt Brewer Writes About Life and Love

wyatt_brewerFor Kansas City native Wyatt Brewer, writing music that he loves has practically been a life-long experience.  Between his dad that lived in Kansas City’s mid-town community of Westport, and his mom who lived in the “Northland” suburbs, Wyatt enjoyed the “best of both worlds” – experiencing live music at practically every corner of the city.

It would be Wyatt’s father that had the greatest influence on him musically, however.  A musician himself, his father owned a 4-track reel-to-reel recorder, and spent hours laying tracks on various music projects.  Wyatt grew up listening to his father assemble musical works, piece-by-piece, and gained an appreciation for the intricacies of music at an early age.

Wyatt was also highly influenced by his father’s musical influences, namely The Beatles.  His father kept a notebook of songs he played, and as early as age 10, Wyatt found himself going through that notebook picking out songs he could play on guitar.

Wyatt’s journey into original songwriting was perhaps accidental, but not surprising considering his exposure to music so far.  One night, at age 14, he was walking home from an open mic event, and began humming a tune he thought was familiar.  After realizing this was something he had never heard before, he went straight home, turned on his computer, and put words to his newfound tune.  Wyatt would go on to write other original tunes, both on his own and collaboratively with musician Sarah Lynn.

While a few of his songs have been recorded to date, he has not yet released an album.  That changes this December, when he releases Factory Made, whose title cut is influenced by the 1973 Michael Crichton Science Fiction movie Westworld.

Recently, KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste talked with Wyatt via Skype.  They discussed his musical upbringing, his own musical influences (besides The Beatles), the accidental meeting that led to his collaboration with Sarah Lynn, and the musical goals for his life with the forthcoming release of his new album.

Listen to the interview here:

Download the interview here: Interview: Wyatt Brewer 9/27/2016

Music by Wyatt Brewer on KC Cafe Radio: