Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
WMM presents Fearless Women: Karen Lisondra & GHOST LIGHT + Bitch
+ Marion Merritt, Joelle St. Pierre & Nicolette Paige
Mark features more New & MidCoastal releases from fearless women vocalists: Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jass & The Boys, Keo & Them, Julia Othmer, Sweeping Promises, Crys Matthews, Bitch, Samara Joy, Hannah Kadagu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Karla Thomas, and Joni Mitchell.
At 11:00 we talk with Karen Lisondra, Associate Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre‘s 4th Annual GHOST LIGHT: A Haunted Night of Songs & Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads with two FREE outdoor performances October 13 and 14 in Roanoke Park, 3601 Roanoke Road, KCMO. Arts & Mask Making for all ages will happen 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, with a Haunted Parade starting at 7:00 PM led by Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra. The GHOST LIGHT performances will begin at 7:30 PM featuring poets, Glenn North and Mary Silwance, and Black Light Animals, Jass, Julia Othmer and more. For more information visit https://bit.ly/GhostLight23
At 11:30 we’ll talk LIVE with singer songwriter Bitch who released her acclaimed album BITCHCRAFT last year through Kill Rock Stars. Bitch makes witchy poet pop music. She does it with violins and synthesizers, and the songs she writes are spectral, heartbreaking, political, and beautiful. BITCHCRAFT is the long-standing queer icon’s 9th studio album. Bitch began playing the violin, her first love, as a young child. Bitch first achieved notoriety as one half of the queer folk duo Bitch and Animal. The band went on to tour with Ani DiFranco, who signed the duo to her label Righteous Babe Records. In the mid 2000s, Bitch went solo, and shared stages with the Indigo Girls, acted in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus, co-wrote a song with Margaret Cho, produced two albums of her elder folk hero Ferron, and licensed her music to The L Word. Eight years ago, she began to weave together her latest record Bitchcraft that was born in a move from New York City, where Bitch had lived for 15 years, to a log cabin in the woods. It was there, in the cabin, that Bitch began to write some of the songs that would appear on Bitchcraft. Bitch will play recordBar on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 PM with Folk Music award winning artist, Crys Matthews. More information at www.bitchmusic.com or www.therecordbar.com
AND, throughout the entire show we welcome Special Guest Co-Hosts, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business in KCMO, and Joelle St. Pierre longtime KKFI Volunteer and “Garden Angel,” and Nicolette Paige, singer and songwriter, dancer, mother and the owner and founder of Soul Child Awakenings. Marion, Joelle and Nicolette join us to encourage our wonderful listeners to call 888-931-0901, or visit www.kkfi.org to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive Show.