In a continuing effort to bring listeners quality music and media innovation, KKFI will be streaming several live musical performances from the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference, February 19-20. The performances will air on the radio, as well as on a separate video stream on the station’s YouTube Live Channel.
KKFI 90.1 FM will broadcast seven hours of music performances live on February 19 and February 20 from the Folk Alliance Conference at Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The broadcast on February 19 includes performances by Kansas City artists including Street Corner Choir, Bob and Diana Suckiel, Old Sound, and Dan Bliss. The performances on February 20 include those by The Bills, Ruth Moody, Ray Bonneville and Danny Schmidt.
KKFI is proud to support the Folk Alliance International conference, which relocated its headquarters to Kansas City recently and holds its annual conference here. The conference attracts thousands of participants and hundreds of performers. Keynote performers and guests include Graham Nash and Al Gore, among others. For tickets and other information, visit the conference website at http://www.folk.org/
KKFI recently concluded a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 to purchase equipment that allows the station to broadcast live events from remote sites. In recognition of the financial support of listeners KKFI proudly presents these performances for your listening and viewing pleasure.
Performances include the following musical groups. Note: Each performance is 30 minutes in length.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 8:00 – 10:00 pm
8:00-8:30 pm – Street Corner Choir is the songwriting duo of Lezlie Revelle and David Hakan. Accoring to the group’s website their performance includes “inspired guitar arrangements, solid gold lyrics and velvet harmonies — you’ll think you just stepped off the bus and entered the gates of heaven.”
8:30-9:00 pm – Musicians Bob and Diana Suckiel are from Kansas City, Missouri and co-hosts of the weekly Foolkiller Folk radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio.
9:00-9:30 pm – Old Sound – “Our unique sound is created through a blend of strong melodies, heartfelt lyrics and three-part harmonies. The tone of our vintage instruments adds a percussive rhythm and a pulse to the music. Though steeped in tradition, we believe our music also has a relevance and modern feel.” – see their Facebook Page
9:30-10:00 pm – Dan Bliss – “Seeded with narrative stories and instrumentals, one can hear echoes of Leon Redbone, Django Reinhart, Taj Mahal… Each performance is a mischievous delight. There is his ornery side-ways smile and just a hint of a nasal drawl infusing each tune with a muddy, crawfish authenticity.” – Present magazine
Thursday, February 20, 2014 – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
7:00-7:30 pm – The Bills are a high impact, acoustic folk music quintet from the West Coast of Canada. They have developed a unique sound, blending traditional influences from around North America and the rest of the globe in crafting their own vocal and instrumental music.
7:30-8:00 pm – Ruth Moody is an Australian-born soprano singer-songwriter and member of the Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys.
8:00-8:30 pm - Eliza Gilkyson from Austin, Texas.
8:30-9:00 pm – Ray Bonneville is a Canadian traveling blues singer, musician, and songwriter. Born in Canada, and raised in the United States, Bonneville is a blues-influenced, song and groove man who is strongly influenced by New Orleans, Louisiana.
9:00-9:30 pm – no live video stream during this time
9:30-10:00 pm – Danny Schmidt is an American singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.
Listen or view these performances