Iris DeMent + Spinning Tree Theatre + Betse Ellis, Marion Merritt, & Tom Crane

Mark plays more Local & New Releases from: Iris DeMent, The Caves, Root and Stem, Hearts of Darkness, Appropriate Grammar, Hidden Pictures, Amy Farrand, Soft Reeds, Betse Ellis, Schwervon!, Ghosty, Shearwater, Thee Oh Sees, and we’ll also hear from, Maria Callas.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Grammy nominated, singer-songwriter, Iris DeMent about her new release “Sing The Delta” on Flariella Records, released October 2, on CD and Vinyl. The new release includes 12 new songs. It is Iris Dement’s first full-length release of original songs since “The Way I Should,” from 1996. We’ll offer Iris DeMent’s new CD as a “Thank You Gift” for those listeners who call to donate during Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Fall Pledge Drive Show.

At 11:15 we’ll talk with Actress Cynthia Hyer and Director Michael Grayman, about Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of Terrence McNally’s “Master Class” with performances October 11 thru 28, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM. at the Crown Center Off Center Theatre. For more info: (816) 842-9999 or

Also joining Mark for the entire show: Betse Ellis, Marion Merritt and Tom Crane will help encourage ALL of our listeners to call 888-931-0901 during Wednesday MidDay Medley, to express your love and support for this show and 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

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