River Trade Radio ft. Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers & Olivia Fox

River Trade Radio airs every Sunday morning from 9-11am (CST) on KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio. Produced and hosted by Kasey Rausch Music, with co-host Scott Stanton and an occasional Franny G. STREAM LIVE from anywhere in the world at at www.kkfi.org to hear roots music and Real! Live! Guests! Folk. Americana. Country. Roots. Blues. Jazz. Soul. And a lil’ bluegrass, too.

THIS WEEK Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 9-11AM
REAL! LIVE! GUESTS The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers & OLIVIA FOX!9:30am – The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers perform original songs and tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, country-duo, and old-time musical traditions–and also mines this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again. Based in Soldiers Grove, WI, the Sapsuckers (Nikki Grossman, guitar, fiddle, and vocals; Joe Hart, guitar, mandolin, and vocals) perform frequent concerts, as well as square and contra dances, and they are known for the light touch and sense of humor they bring to their performance.

10:15am – Based out of Kansas City, MO, three young ladies join together to become OLIVIA FOX. This trio consists of Lauren Flynn, Tiffany Smith and Aubrey Callahan. They call their sound Folk/Pop with its unique marriage between classic folk instrumentation, vocals, and harmonies to modern programmed beats and synth pads. Their music is emotional and builds a foundation of tension and relief while the lyrics are honest, deep, and heart wrenching at times. All three members of OVFX sing and play multiple instruments that vary depending on the song. OLIVIA FOX is a fresh interpretation of a timeless sound.

PLUS roots music from our collections! We pick up our VAPP (Vinyl Alphabet Project… Project) with the Vs!


Created by Kansas City music makers Kasey Rausch and Mikal Shapiro in 2014, River Trade Radio is a live radio program dedicated to the song trade as it connects to Kansas City featuring live touring and local guests in-studio with elements of Americana, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, Country, Jazz and more.

We aim to share our love for Kansas City, songwriting, and musical collaboration by creating a fresh dialogue about our local Roots music community – from its connections with touring artists and international influences to its historical and contemporary contributions to the craft of the song.