This week’s Tasty Brew Music Radio Show includes a recorded interview with Becky and Nathan Bliss of Kansas City based indie folk duo Barnaby Bright and new holiday tunes from the members of the Heartland Song Network.
Kansas City-based Nathan and Becky Bliss are Barnaby Bright. They have made some cool Americana records, lived in Brooklyn and Nashville, toured coast to coast, run out of money, toured Europe, run out of money again, won high-falutin’ prizes for songwriting in New York, generally not argued, done benefit shows for prestigious US AAA radio stations, given away 200k+ tracks on Amazon, kept writing, built an audience, been named one of Amazon’s Top 100 albums of the year, played Lincoln Center & NPR’s Mountain Stage, eaten copious amounts of vegetarian food, attracted 19k+ listeners a month on Spotify and opened for Norah Jones & the Lumineers. Barnaby Bright was recently a guest on Becky’s brother Ben’s “Holiday Bliss” Show…presented via free livestream on December 12 as part of the Harriman Jewell Series at the 1900 Building. KKFI will be re-broadcasted the audio of that holiday special this Thursday Night (Christmas Eve) at 7 pm.
The Heartland Song Network, a new nonprofit arts organization in Kansas City, put out the call to its Members to create new Holiday music. A number of the songs submitted to the Network will have their radio broadcast debut on this week’s program.