Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Isaac Flynn of Hembree + D Rashaan Gilmore + Luke M. Harbur aka Music By Skippy
Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jenna Rae, Hembree, Scruffy and The Janitors, Kid Computer, Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam, Belle & The Vertigo Waves, musicbyskippy, The Salvation Choir, Ivory Blue, Krystle Warren, Bodye (Marty Hillard), and The Talking Trees.
At 10:30, we talk with D Rashaan Gilmore host of the Kansas City PBS program Flatland KC. D. Rashaan is a Newsweek contributing writer and the former host & producer of “Unbossed and Unbothered” that aired from 2021-2022, on 90.1 FM KKFI. D. Rashaan was previously a host & producer of The Tenth Voice from 2019 – 2021. Gilmore is also the founder of BlaqOut, a Kansas City nonprofit working to serve the Black queer community and help end the HIV/AIDS crisis. He is the recipient of the 2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–AIDS United Award for Health Equity. D Rashaan is also President/CEO at Purple Cow Omnimedia, LLC. More info at: http://BlaqOut.org/
At 11:00 Mark welcomes Luke M. Harbur who records as Music By Skippy. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2018, he moved near home to Kansas City, Missouri, becoming a featured performer for musicians, corporate & non-profit events, and performance groups. The Kansas native mixes beatboxing, singing, beat production, rapping, and keyboard playing to entertain all-age audiences in clubs, theaters, festivals and with Kansas City performance collective: Quixotic. The passion in his music has roots in his experience of receiving a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 11 months old. Music By Skippy will officially release his debut album, MY DYING WISH with a live album release show, on April 7 & 8, hosted by Quixotic, 1616 Broadway Blvd, KCMO. More info at www.musicbyskippy.com
At 11:30 Mark talks with Isaac Flynn lead singer of Hembree who released their 15-track album, IT’S A DREAM! on February 4, 2022, on Oread Records. The KC born band was formed in November of 2015, with Isaac Flynn on guitar, & lead vocals, Garrett Childers on bass & vocals, Eric Davis on keys & synth, Alex Ward on guitar, and Austin Ward on drums. Hembree is signed to Thirty Tigers of Nashville, TN and were featured in Apple’s “Distortion” TV spot, which ran during Super Bowl LII, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, and the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hembree has supported Elvis Costello, Phoenix, Cold War Kids, Vance Joy, JR JR, and Joywave, among others. The band first toured Europe in 2018. Hembree will play Boulevardia on June 17, 2022. More info at: www.hembreemusic.com
The Salvation Choir photo by Jeune Premier Silambien Jr.