Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
WMM presents Freight Train Rabbit Killer + JNabe + Jessica Salley on Kristin Hamilton’s TOUCH OF BLUE
Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Making Movies, Kristin Hamilton, JNabe, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Jessica Paige, Jean Claude and the Eclairs, Anson the Ornery, Cowtown Country Club, Marcotte, Mensa Deathsquad, Sam Wells, Wet Leg, and H.E.R.
At 10:30 we welcome the Kansas City band, Freight Train Rabbit Killer who will be releasing their new album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT on April 30, 2022 on vinyl from Haymaker Records. Haymaker writes: “The album was recorded during the Hammer of Judgment Recording Sessions back in April 2019. There were hurdles along the way, from pressing plant delays to global pandemics. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all of the bells and whistles of GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri for the studio access and engineering work and Andrew Crowley of Organica Recording for the engineering, mixing, and mastering.” HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT is the band’s 2nd full-length album. Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, The Fifth Floor at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at www.haymakerrecords.net
At 11:00 Mark talks with Jessica Salley, a classically trained singer who made the switch from opera and choral music to Americana and drum kit to play in her country western band Cowtown Country Club. Jessica sings backup vocals and provides the grooves for Kristin Hamilton’s new band The Heat and is the executive director for ShapeNote Studios, where Kristin’s album, TOUCH OF BLUE was produced. Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO. Kristin’s band, The Heat features: Kristin’s dad, Rocky Cathcart on keyboards & lead guitar, her children Isaac Hamilton & Lucy Gray Hamilton on cello & violin, Greg Gagnon on lead guitar, Jessica Salley on drums, Leah Sproul on bass, and Devon Teran on pedal steel. More information at: www.eventbrite.com/…/kristin-hamilton-tickets.
At 11:30 AM we welcome Kansas City’s premiere Indie Asian Rapper, JNabe who started rapping in 2020. JNabe is a talented upcoming music artist, with years of vocal training, a creative mind, and a one of a kind perspective from traveling all around the United States. JNabe was born in New Jersey, and raised in Pennsylvania where he began his musical journey playing the piano. At a young age he played at piano recitals with fellow musicians and displayed his musical prowess in front of audiences. JNabe enrolled in Choir, Orchestra, and Band while in middle school. Doing the combination of all three programs for 4 years. Addicted to playing music at the age of 14 he entered a singing competition and blew away the competition winning it all. Inspired by the work ethics of fellow musicians he met along his musical journey; JNabe moved to Kansas City to pursue a career in rapping. So far in 2022 JNabe has released twelve singles! More info at www.jnabeofficial.com
Sam Wells photo by Nicole Bissey