Barnaby Bright and Lulu Stevens (Ryan’s Public House)

In addition to sharing the best in Americana/Roots Music, this week on the March 10 edition of the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show, Host Diana Linn will have conversations with Becky and Nathan Bliss of Kansas City-based Roots Music duo Barnaby Bright and Lulu Stevens, Proprietor of Ryan’s Public House in Tonganoxie, Kansas.

Becky and Nathan Bliss make up the critically acclaimed duo Barnaby Bright and have accumulated a dedicated following that feeds on the duo’s ability to spin storytelling into sonic treasures. There is perhaps no ceiling in sight for the heartland natives and one thing is for certain, the two have become masters of their very own niche market.

Nathan’s melodic acoustic guitar finger tapping and Becky’s effortless soaring vocals are pushing the boundaries of today’s indie folk landscape. Murder ballads such as ‘Highway 9’ and ‘Castle Rock’ seem to reign the dark and mysterious world of spooky Americana Music while ‘Just the Same’ and ‘The Hurting Times’ expose the romantic underbelly of conversational songwriting.

While exploring the seemingly limitless arena of their quirky creativity, Barnaby Bright continues to collect impressive accolades. The couple has received the grand prize at NYC’s prestigious Songwriter’s Circle, taken home “Best Music Video” awards from multiple film festivals, have been elected to Amazon’s Top 100 Albums of the Year, and most recently were hailed by the New York Times Top 20 Christmas Albums of the Year.

After hibernating (being closed this Winter) women-owned Ryan’s Public House in Tonganoxie, Kansas is posed to open back up this Spring.  A local favorite to experience live music from multiple genres, Lulu Stevens will give the KKFI listeners the 411 on what to expect when the doors are once again open to the music loving public.




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