Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Fritz Hutchison + Jenna Rae + Kristie Stremel of Prairie Brigade
+ Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation
Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jenna Rae, The Talking Trees, Ezmerelda, Fritz Hutchison, Prairie Brigade, The Greeting Committee, The Black Creatures, True Lions, and Stephonne.
At 10:10 we talk with Fritz Hutchison who was recently signed by Manor Records. Fritz is a multi-instrumentalist born May 27, 1991. His second solo album, MOVIE NIGHT will be is released on April, 15, 2022 through Manor Records. A life-long resident of KC Since 2008 he’s been part of multiple bands playing drums with: She’s a Keeper, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, and Grand Marquis. As a guitarist he has played along side True Lions, J Ashley Miller, Lauren Krum, Miki P, Calvin Arsenia. Fritz Hutchison released his debut solo album Wide Wild Acres on Center Cut Records on March 27, 2020. More info at www.manorrecords.com
At 10:30 we’ll talk with Jenna Rae who is releasing her second full-length solo album, COUNTRY LO-FI, on April 1, 2022 through Lost Cowgirl Records. This is a follow up to her first full-length solo album WORKIN’ WOMAN, released October 23, 2018. Jenna also records and performs with The Unfit Wives, who released LIVE & UNFIT on Lost Cowgirl Records on September 17, 2021. Jenna also records and performs with her life partner Martin Farrell Jr. as Jenna & Martin who released Cosmic Western Duets on Lost Cowgirl Records on January 3, 2020. More info at: www.jennaraemusic.com or www.thelostcowgirl.com.
At 11:00 we talk with Kristie Stremel about her new band Prairie Brigade who will release their first self-titled album will be released April 12, 2022. Prairie Brigade is a Kansas City band born in late 2021 with Kristie Stremel on vocals & guitar, Chris Meck on guitar & vocals, John Hobson on guitar & bass & vocals, Ryan McCall on electric piano & vocals, and Tom Hudson on drums. More information at: www.prairiebrigade.bandcamp.com or www.prairiebrigademusic.com
At 11:30 Sondra Freeman shares details about Midwest Music Foundation’s 4th Annual Spring Donation Drive – April 9-16, with a Kickoff Concert Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM featuring: The Black Creatures, Stephonne, True Lions, and The Way Way Back, at The Rino 314 Armour Rd., North Kansas City. Funds raised from the Donation Drive will expand MMF’s ability to connect musicians with vital mental health resources offering mental health care grants, education and support, while continuing to provide urgent health care grants through Abby’s Fund for Musicians’ Health Care.More information at: www.midwestmusicfoundation.org
Kristie Stremel Photography by Dana Dole