Barnaby Bright and The Wires on Thursday Local Showcase

Friday’s Tasty Brew Music Host Diana Linn takes the reins of The Local Showcase this Thursday February 17 from 8 to 10 pm featuring all local music and phone interviews with Becky and Nathan Bliss of Barnaby Bright and Sascha Groschang of The Wires…two amazing acts that are teaming up for a special Love Hangover performance at The Brick Saturday, February 19 at 8 pm.  Making it’s radio debut in Kansas City at the top of the show…’She Don’t Love Me Like She Used To” by Rockababyrock (David Jonathan Lee) featuring Billy Harvey!

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. Barnaby Bright’s latest single ‘Spotlight’ arrives on the wings of a music video comprised lovingly of 8,000 original images crafted by animator and illustrator L. Ash. The video is already received an Official Selection from numerous film festivals worldwide.

The Wires are a modern exploration in string sound. Created in Kansas City, Missouri, Laurel Morgan Parks, violin, and Sascha Groschang, cello, have been composing dynamic and cinematic music as best friends since 2009. Their music is inspired by imagery found in the natural world, folk styles and modern string techniques. Following their debut album in 2012, their 2nd album “Wilder” (May 2019) is an imagined journey that includes depths of the oceanic world, the vast expanse of Celtic hills, the coldness of frozen tundra and a discovery of the cosmos. Their holiday album, “Winter” (December 2020) encompasses a cinematic, yet an intimate timbre, with the classic sounds of the season. “Winter,” their collection of holiday favorites arranged by The Wires along with their original piece, ‘Campbell Street,’ is published by Mel Bay Publications. The Wires are also the hosts and curators of “Sound Currents” on 91.9 Classical KC – a weekly radio program that explores and discovers a broad range of new music. Their online school, “Fiddle Life,” (, teaches adults traditional styles at beginner and intermediate levels. The duo performs at festivals, concert halls, and music venues in the Midwest and beyond.


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