THIS WEEK Sunday, January 5, 2020 Kasey & Scott host the first show of the new decade with Real! Live! Guest Ellie Grace!
10:15am – Ellie Grace was born into a deep musical tradition and began her life-long love affair with dance at the ripe old age of five when she slipped on her first pair of tiny clogging shoes. She has spent her life performing professionally as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and dancer who specializes in roots-based Americana and percussive dance. She first took to the stage as a young member of her family band and now tours internationally as a solo artist and a member of several beloved bands (Leela and Ellie Grace, Claflin & Grace, and Blue Eyed Girl) and ground-breaking dance companies. Ellie has performed at prestigious venues across the United States and Canada, ranging from the Winnipeg Folk Festival to the Lincoln Center in New York City to the Summer Solstice Festival in Los Angeles to the National Women’s Music Festival. She celebrates her latest solo album’s release, “On the Side of Love” on Friday January 10th at the Arts Asylum in KC and January 11th at the Unity Center in Columbia, MO.
Plus, we continue with some of our irregular segments such as V.A.P.P (the Vinyl Alphabet Project… Project, naturally), our Jerry Mission (one Jerry Garcia tune a week!), Fly Me to the Moon (an ol’ California DJ shares their record collection, courtesy of Melinda Moon Mullins!), a Willie Good Moment (no explanation needed), Deep Thoughts by Kelly Hunt, or whatever other nonsense we decide to share.
Stay tuned after our show for more great roots music with Foolkilller Folk on KKFI 11a-1pm.
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.