Tuesday at 3:00 pm
Voodoo Kittens Road Trippin Blues
The Voodoo Kittens offer a special breed of afternoon blues entertainment. We start with the old masters and end up with contemporary blues. Along the way, the Kittens keep it real by throwing in musical styles which are offshoots of blues or were heavily influenced by and/or blended with blues to produce new sounds: rockabilly, R&B, early soul, country, jazz, zydeco, Cajun, swamp pop, and anything else that might temporarily sway our feline senses.
Expect it all: entries from Walter Trout and Big Mama Thornton to Ray Charles and BB King, with side dishes by the likes of the Pine Leaf Boys, Sam Cooke, and George Jones. For dessert–well, what is sweeter than their bad selves, the delightful Miss Katnip and Stray Cat? Tune in for a heapin’ helpin’ of the best of the blues, hosted by the sleekest, hippest purr-fect beings this side of the globe.
Top Cat Tuesday September 8, 2015 | 3:00 pm
Luther Allison ,Bobby Rush, Sean Costello, Jarekus Singleton, Nina Simone , Kelley Hunt......
So tell everyone you can that the "Topcat" will be at the controls of a 100,000 watts of Raw Power!!!!!! A very Special guest will join me during the Four o'clock hour ,you don't want to miss it!!!
Enjoy this great day!!!!!!!
Two Arties For The Price Of One! August 11, 2015 | 3:00 pm
Join KKFI favorite Art McDonnell as he takes over the airwaves not once, but twice this Tuesday, first sitting in for Diana Linn on Tasty Brew from 6AM, and then as the “Top Cat” of the Voodoo Kittens Roadtrippin’ Blues show from 3PM.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/two-arties-for-the-price-of-one-2/" title="Two Arties For The Price Of One!"/]
European Blues & Memphis Soul Stew April 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm
European Blues from Top Cat's recent trip to Brussels for the first half of the program and Memphis Soul Stew the second half.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/european-blues-memphis-soul-stew/" title="European Blues & Memphis Soul Stew"/]
Voodoo Kittens’ Tailgate Party! October 28, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Join "Top Cat" Artie McDonnell as he helps you prepare you pregame party into a special event with the help of music by Flyin' Saucers Gumbo Special , T-Bone Walker, and more![social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/voodoo-kittens-tailgate-party/" title="Voodoo Kittens’ Tailgate Party!"/]
Lauren Anderson Project Live on the Voodoo Kittens Road Trippin Blues September 23, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Join Ms. Katnip to hear local Kansas City musician Lauren Anderson and her band perform live in the KKFI studio. Lauren has a new self-released EP, “Do & Hope”. Her four-piece Rock/Pop/Soul group features Kristopher Schnebelen (formerly from Trampled Under Foot), Dylan Reiter (from Brandon Miller Band) and Adam Stuber. Ms. Katnip will also be spinning many new releases and featuring bands who will be performing in Kansas City this upcoming week.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/lauren-anderson-project-live-on-the-voodoo-kittens-road-trippin-blues/" title="Lauren Anderson Project Live on the Voodoo Kittens Road Trippin Blues"/]
Give Some Love to the Saxes! Plus Paola Roots Fest, Rick Gibson, and Ernest James August 19, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Saxophone R&B is highlighted, plus visits from Rick Gibson and Ernest James.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/give-some-love-to-the-saxs-plus/" title="Give Some Love to the Saxes! Plus Paola Roots Fest, Rick Gibson, and Ernest James"/]
Voodoo Purlieu: Kittens Revisit Great Blues Lyrics July 8, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Blues lyrics and great songwriters--Stray Cat goes exploring.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/34678/" title="Voodoo Purlieu: Kittens Revisit Great Blues Lyrics"/]
Music is the soul of the world. From the first time as a young child when I heard Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets on my suitcase record player I was hooked. I have been listening to music ever since and it is my goal to bring to you some of the best music I can find. I have been involved with KKFI for several years as an Active Member and former Board Member. I am a member of the Kansas City Blues Society and served as a Board Member from November 1999 to November 2003 and November 2004 to November 2005.
The old Stray Cat, aka LaDonna Sanders, is a decade and more older than Katnip but the Voodoo Kittens have the same thing in mind--bringing you great music. I am rural America born and bred, and in grade school I got hooked on Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper and Hounddog by Elvis. How lucky am I that it wasn't the Carpenters or Michael Bolton.
Born In Buffalo,New York when rotary phones and party lines were still in use, Artie McDonnell moved to Overland Park, Kansas in 1965 kicking and screaming the whole way here! I thought my parents had lost there minds and when I encountered my First 100 degree day I KNEW they were Nuts for moving here.
Ernest James is Kansas City’s “Zydeco Man.” Ernest James swims deep in the musical waters of Southwest Louisiana: Zydeco, Cajun and Creole music. He is also the band leader of the Zydeco supergroup “Ernest James Zydeco," whose albums have been up for Grammy consideration. An accordionist and slide guitar player, he is a passionate lover of roots music.