Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Eddie Moore + Glenn North + Pure XTC
Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Eddie Moore, and Branjae Jackson, and Hailey Simone, pure xtc, Elexa Dawson, Brent Windler, Kat King, Black Light Animals, Waterofelegance, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy, Quite Frankly, Mavis Staples & Levon Helm.
At 10:30 AM, Taylor Hughes shares details about her musical project, pure xtc and her new EP, SHED MY SKIN, to be released November 18, 2022. Taylor Hughes is a queer multi-instrumentalist, writing and recording music out of her home studio in Kansas City, MO. Inspiration for the project was sparked while Hughes was living in NYC in late 2020. Shortly after, Hughes moved to Kansas City, MO., where pure xtc quickly began turning heads with the release of her debut single, “Ghost” in July 2021. In August 2021 pure xtc performed for the first time at Kansas City Pride followed by the release of her debut EP, NOBODY’S HOME in November 12, 2021. The new single “Shadow” was released on June 1, 2022, just before pure xtc returned to the main stage at KC Pride. pure xtc also opened for Dashboard Confessional, Dayglow, and Jenny Lewis at Boulevardia in June 2022. pure xtc hit the east coast in July including a headlining show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. pure xtc toured the west coast In September, ending at The Dinah in Palm Springs, CA. pure xtc also released a hazy blood-orange IPA in collaboration with Crane Brewing to celebrate her sophomore EP release, “SHED MY SKIN.” pure xtc played Apocalypse Meow 15 in early November. More info at: www.purextcmusic.com
At 11:00 Mark talks with Eddie Moore who just released his debut solo record INTUITION, on October 28, 2022. This new album followed his singles, “We Chillin” recorded as a solo artist, and “Single Double” recorded by Eddie’s band, We The People. We The People’s 2020 release, MISUNDERSTOOD was in the Top Ten of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2020. Eddie Moore was raised in Houston Texas. He began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene. Eddie relocated to Kansas City to study under Jazz legend, Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where Eddie received a M.A. in Jazz Studies. Eddie Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. He was 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Circle was nominated for an Indie Music Award for “007”. His music has also been featured commercially for Sprint, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”, and Morgan Cooper’s short film “Room Tone”. Moore has shared the stage and records with distinctive artists such as Bobby Watson, Logan Richardson, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Erykah Badu, Mosdef, Ledisi, Krystal Warren, and many more. More info at www.eddiemooremusic.com.
At 11:00 we also talk with Glenn North an award-winning poet, activist, educator, and arts executive based in Kansas City. Glenn is Director of Inclusive Learning & Creative Impact at The Kansas City Museum. Glenn North is also regional coordinator of Poetry Out Loud and is an adjunct English instructor and 2006 graduate of Rockhurst University. North is a very active member of the Kansas City community, serving as the poet-in-residence for the American Jazz Museum, executive director of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, and former director of education and public programs at the Black Archives of Mid-America. Glenn North’s love of language and literature started around his 8th birthday, when his grandmother gave him a copy of “If” by Rudyard Kipling. He remembers his grandmother’s face “radiating with pride” watching him recite the poem from memory, from there he started writing his own poems. North lived in Washington D.C. with friends before going back to school. When he moved back to Kansas City in 1997 he started sharing his poetry and that of others for Verbal Attack at “Mardi Gras” Wednesday nights, once a month, and from there it took off. Glenn earned his M.F.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Glenn has worked for decades teaching poetry to students of all ages, on both sides of State Line. Glenn uses poetry to address issues of social justice, and self-empowerment for disenfranchised students through reflective poetry. Glenn North is a Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards Fellow. Along with his work at The Kansas City Museum and Rockhurst University, Glenn North has been working in collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on a podcast that talks about community and growth for the future of representation. In addition to presenting poetry. North said he is, “Truly blessed to work as a poet” and that he wants to be a “poet of the people”. For more info: glennnorthpoetry.com