WMM is Spinning Records with Marion Merritt + Mikal Shapiro & KC Folk Fest + Krystle Warren

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Mikal Shapiro & KC Folk Fest + Krystle Warren

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 Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM. For 19 years she has contributed as an Associate Producer on WMM. She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering. She saw Talking Heads on their first U.S. tour when they played One Block West, in KCK, in 1978. With her partner Ann Stewart, Marion is the proprietor of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com.

Marion will spin tracks from: Thievery Corporation with LouLou Ghelichkhani, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Waltel Branco, Bodikhuu, Tosca with Anna Clementi, Abraham Alexander with Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr., Kendrick Scott with Reuben Rogers & Walter Smith III, Natalie Merchant, Rickie Lee Jones, Etran de L’AÏr, Congotronics International (with Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Konono No 1, Wildbirds & Peacedrums & Skeletons), The Comet Is Coming, London Brew (with Benji B, Raven Bush, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Tom Herbert, Shabaka Hutchings, Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Dave Okumu, Nick Ramm, Dan See, Tom Skinner & Martin Terefe), and Durand Jones.   

At 11:30am Mikal Shapiro shares details about Kansas City Folk Festival, Saturday, May 20, 12:00pm to 8:00pm, at Washington Square Park, 100 E Pershing Rd, KCMO, a free festival celebrating the music & arts of our neighborhoods & beyond with song, poetry, dance, storytelling, art, demos, workshops, food trucks, and craft markets. KC Folk Fest features: Krystle Warren & Solomon Dorsey, Nokosee Fields, Mac Sauce, Hudspeth & Taylor, Flutienastiness, Sam Wells, Traditional Music Society presents Soundz of Samba, & Gamelan Genta Kasturi. Plus! No Divide KC Artist Showcase with: Waleska Barroeta, Les Izmore, & Luke “Skippy” Harbur. AND! Featured Poets: The Recipe, Natasha Ria El-Scari, Jose Faus, & Mary Silwance. AND Dance by Shashwat Chaurasia. KC Folk Fest values diversity, equity, inclusion, & sustainability as a legacy for future generations. KC Folk Fest is now an independent, community-led nonprofit organization that is admission and barrier-free thanks to the support of Folk Alliance International, Missouri Arts Council, Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund, sponsors, partners, & donors. Grassroots & dedicated to being family & earth-friendly. Audiences are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Info at: www.kansascityfolkfestival.org

At 11:40am we talk with Paris based, Kansas City raised, singer songwriter, Krystle Warren. We will play the new song, “Macca” from Krystle Warren & The Faculty, that was recorded on the heels of sessions for the band’s upcoming full length album EXTENDED PLAY to be released this year. Krystle says that the song, “became equal parts: a love letter to (Paul McCartney) and a note of encouragement to me. Which is a wonderful thing if you think about it.” Krystle Warren & Solomon Dorsey will headline the KC Folk Fest 2023 on Saturday, May 20, in Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO. More info at: www.krystlewarren.com

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