Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Iris DeMent LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios!
+ KKFI Band Auction with Kelly Dougherty + Audrey Bramlett
Mark Spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Iris DeMent, Pieta Brown, Kat King, Jass, Quite Frankly, The Royal Chief, Timbers, Calvin Arsenia, IVORY BLUE, Just Angel, and Hadiza.
At 10:30 KKFI’s Director of Development & Communications Kelly Dougherty gives us details about KKFI’s Band Auction March 25 & 26. Early bidding at: https://www.32auctions.com/kkifspring2023 On Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, bands will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios, and we will spin tracks and interview these artists, listeners will have 25 to 30 minutes to call 888 – 931 – 0901 to place a bid. The highest bidder will be able to schedule your own private concert. Bands include: Brody Buster, Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats, Starhaven Rounders, Kat King, Jass, Quite Frankly, The Royal Chief, Marcus Lewis, Kristin & Lucy Hamilton, Bob Walkenhorst, Jeff Porter, & Norm Dahlor, Timbers Trio, Calvin Arsenia, Mark Montgomery, IVORY BLUE, Just Angel, Amado Espinoza, and Hadiza. At 10:45 we chat with one of our current High School Intern, Audrey Bramlett.
At 11:00 We devote our entire second hour to our special guest, Iris DeMent who joins us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios! We will feature music from DeMent’s critically acclaimed 7th full length album, WORKING ON A WORLD released February 24, 2023. The record took six years to make with the help of three friends and co-producers: Richard Bennett, Pieta Brown, and Jim Rooney. Iris DeMent, was born January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, Arkansas. She was the youngest of 14 children. At the age of 3, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music. During her teenage years, Iris was exposed to country, folk, & R&B. In the mid 1980s Iris moved to the midwest, and after a series of jobs as a waitress and typist she wrote her first song at the age of 25. She moved to Kansas City where she started her musical career playing Harling’s Upstairs and open-mic nights. Iris DeMent made her recording debut in 1991, with her album, INFAMOUS ANGEL which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, was recently named one of the “greatest country albums of all time” by Rolling Stone, and the two albums that followed, MY LIFE and THE WAY I SHOULD, were both nominated for Grammy Awards. From there, DeMent released three records on her own label, Flariella Records, the most recent of which, THE TRACKLESS WOODS (2015), was hailed as “a quietly powerful triumph” by The Guardian. DeMent’s songs have also been featured in film (True Grit) and television (The Leftovers) and recorded by numerous artists. Fittingly, she received the Americana Music Trailblazer Award in 2017. Iris DeMent plays Knuckleheads on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM with Ana Egge. This show is SOLD OUT. More info at: www.Irisdement.com