Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Holly Near
Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: Femi Kuti, Blood Orange, Cowboy Junkies, Cat Power, Spiritualized, Waxahatchee, Still Corners, Tash Sultana, Leela James, The Holydrug Couple, ODESZA, Mulatu Astatke, Tunde Mabadu, Ural Thomas & the Pain, Bosley and more. Records With Merritt is located at 1614 Westport Road, KCMO. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com.
At 11:30 Mark talks with legendary singer songwriter Holly Near who released her 31st album, 2018, on June 29. Born in Ukiah, CA in 1949, Holly built her performing career with acting parts on 1970s television shows like Mod Squad, Room 222, and The Partridge Family as well as work in motion pictures. In 1970 she was a cast member of the Broadway musical Hair. In 1971, she joined the Free The Army tour, an anti-Vietnam War road show organized by antiwar activist Fred Gardner, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. In 1972, Holly was one of the first women to create an independent record company. Often cited as one of the founders of the Women’s Music movement, Holly led the way for outspoken women in the music world, and worked for peace and multicultural consciousness. Throughout her long career Holly has worked with: Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Mercedes Sosa, Bernice Johnson Reason, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Harry Belafonte, and many others. Willow Productions presents Holly Near with Jan Martinelli & Tammy Hall at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO, on Sunday, October 14, at 7:00 PM. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3586257
Holly Near photo by Irene Young