Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Make Music Day with Jass + Calvin Arsenia + Kirstie Lynn & Galen Clark
WMM plays music from Julia Haile, The Blast Monkeys, Kirstie Lynn & Galen Clark, Calvin Arsenia, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear.
At 10:15 we welcome Kirstie Lynn & Galen Clark who’ll share tracks from the second half of their full album, CINDERGARDEN. Kirstie Lynn is a classically trained soprano with a passion for songwriting, always looking to marry poetry and melody. Galen Clark is a Cuyahoga Valley multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and musician newly transplanted to Kansas City. Kirstie Lynn and Galen Clark are releasing CINDERGARDEN B-Sides, with a special show at Hillsiders, 403 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 with Kelly Hunt opening the show.
At 10:30 AM as part of Make Music Day, Jass will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios! Jass is Jasmine “Jass” Couch. Jass and The Boys released the single “Love U Like I Love U” on December 2, 2022. Jass released the EP, OFF KEY: TOO HIGH on September 23, 2022. Jass released the single “Higher Ground” on August 16, 2022. It was #1 on WMM’s 50 Favorite Singles of 2022. Jass released her single, “Him” on February 23, 2022. Jass released AT THE CLOSE OF A DECADE on November 26, 2022. It was part of WMM’s 121 Best Recordings of 2021. Jass has had her music featured on the Peacock Television dramatic series, Belair. She opened for Thundercat at GRINDERS, opened up for The New Respects at The Uptown, and sang the Negro National Anthem at BLAQUE to School Night at the KC Monarchs game. More info at: www.jassrcouch.com
At 11:00 AM we welcome Calvin Arsenia who shares details about his new album PARADISE and his big PARADISE Album Release Party, Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at 7:00 PM at The Emerald, 1715 West 9th Street, KCMO, WEST BOTTOMS. Singer, harpist, and author Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head. Voted Kansas City’s Best Musician 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 (PitchKC), and featured on Billboard.com, NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, Pride.com, and GRAMMY.com. “Calvin has consistently delivers genre-bending and gender-bending shows that tackle sexuality, religion, and race in a stunningly unorthodox manner – somewhere between sacred and sacrilege.” A healthy serving of indie rock, neo-soul, R&B, and a splash of art pop, this multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter is a shimmering force of nature. More info at www.calvinarsenia.com