On a beautiful August night Under the Big Oak Tree released their latest album, The Ark into the world. Kimmy sat down with the band moments before the show started, we sat on the back patio of Mike Kelly's Westsider. We talked about the band and the new album to the soundtrack of summer night insects. The first band started playing so we headed into the venue for a night music. I still had a few burning questions and we were out of time so they sent me the rest of the questi
The Crane Wives (Grand Rapids, MI) will be playing in KC on June 12, 2018 at The Rino. Kimmy of I Love KC Music loved seeing them at Folk Alliance and highly recommends seeing them when they are back in town on the 12th. Kimmy had the chance to pick Kate's brain and learn more about the band in this interview. Here's what she learned. Kimmy: Introduce yourself-what do you play? What's your role in the band? Who else is in the band with you? Kate: My name is Kate Pillsbury.
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
It was a night of opposites, of light and sweet and dark and heavy. At first I was a little surprised to see Abandoned Bells on the same bill as Claire Adams. They may seem like an unlikely pair, but their contrasting styles felt just right. Teri reminded the audience that once upon a crowded stage, Claire and Teri actually played in the same band. Abandoned Bells started off the night playing nightmaricana with dark and twisty themes. This trio makes magic happen on stage