Even though I just saw Kelly Hunt (Kansas City) in a private showcase the night before I had to see her again. Kelly's voice has a sweetness and a clarity they works happiness into the corners of the heart. Stas' and Kelly are a power duo not to be missed. Emily White (Chicago) mixes folk, blues, and rock for a captivating set. Riley Downing (Holt, MO) playing the blues. Kelly Werts (Fairway, KS) having fun playing spoons in the family room at Folk Fest. The audience was re
Kasey Rausch (Kansas City) and Kyle Reid (Oklahoma) played a set in the KC Music Collective room. Kasey usually plays with Marco in The Country Duo, but Marco was unable to attend. We were given the treat of hearing former Kansas City resident Kyle Reid play with Kasey. Their harmonies were soft and sweet. Rabble in Arms (Kansas City) had the room on fire with their soul grass. Shannon's fiddling was on fire and Josh's guitar was full of soul. This duo was unstoppable. En
Abbie Gardener (Jersey City, NJ) played some fiery blues on her a dobro with her smoldring voice. In the Willows (Waterford/Dublin, Ireland) is a six piece alternative folk band. Close your eyes and they will transport you a place of peace and calm. Even in their songs of heartache, there is beauty. Boogát's (Montreal, Canada) Latin music blends Cumbia, Reggaeton, Salsa, and Hip-hop. Their presence on stage commands attention. This is music to put your dancing shoes on for
Thursday, February 15, 2018 was another night of incredible music band after band. I Love KC Music was able to catch some incredible bands. Check it out! Up first was Rosie & the Riveters (Saskatoon, SK), a vintage inspired folk band with a contemporary feminist twist. They played lots songs from their upcoming album Ms. Behave. Their song I Believe You, a song for survivors of sexual assault brought tears to my eyes. They brought the crowd back up with a call of power to
This year Folk Alliance International celebrated 30 years of making folk music magic happen. This year started out with the International Folk Music Awards. This year also started on Valentine's Day; what could be better then to declare our love of folk then to gather as a community to play music, network, create friendships, and grow our music craft. There are three main components to Folk Alliance. 1. Official Showcases. Ten stages with 30 minute sets featuring some ama
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