Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Kaite Mediatore Stover & “True Grit”
+ Guest Producer Matt Kesler
Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Mat Shoare, Jeff Harshbarger & The Revisionists, Krystle Warren & The Faculty, John Vanderslice, Pokey LaFarge, Elliot Smith and more.
At 10:30, Mark talks with Kaite Mediatore Stover – Director of Readers’ Services at The Kansas City Public Library, Author at ALA Editions, and Readers’ Services Manager at The Kansas City Public Library. Kaite joins us to discuss The Kansas City Public Library’s Big Read: “True Grit” by Charles Portis. We’ll also play live recordings from Jeff Harshbarger & The Revisionists (Mike Stover, Brad Cox, Betse Ellis & Kasey Rausch) who recently performed music associated with the novel at the KC Public Library. More information on the Big Read at www.kclibrary.org
At 11:00 Matt Kesler joins us as “Guest Producer” of our second hour. Matt Kesler is owner of The Midwestern Musical Co. at 1830 Locust, in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri. Matt is also a member of several legendary KC based bands: The Doo-Dads, Midtown Quartet and The Pedaljets. Matt is the youngest of five siblings who all had their own musical loves. His parents took him to see Sonny & Cher, Doc Severinsen, Issac Hayes with Dion Warwick, and Elvis, all before he was ten. By the time he was 14 his brother and sisters had taken him to see Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Spinners, the Four Tops, and The Temptations. Matt started playing bass at the age of 15, and soon discovered Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Neil Young and The Stones.
Matt Kesler will share music from: Harry James, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Elvis, Booker T & the MGs, Ramones, True Believers, Frank Black, T. Rex, Marvin Gaye, The Embarrassment, Gun Club, and Alejandro Escovedo.