WMM presents: Stephonne + Andrew Connor + Julia Reynolds + Mica-Elgin Vi + Luke Harbur

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Andrew Connor + Stephonne + Mica-Elgin Vi + musicbyskippy + Julia Reynolds

Mark will spin more New & MidCoastal Releases from: boygenius, Arlo Parks, Stephonne, Stephonne & Shawn Stewart, musicbyskippy, Julia Reynolds, Julia Reynolds & Michael Johnson, Modern Day Fitzgerald, and Andrew Connor.

At 10:15 Stephonne joins us to talk about the West 18th Street Fashion Show happening Friday, June 2, at 7:00 PM at 116 W. 18th St., KCMO. Stephonne’s 2022 EP release SIS: SIDE B was in the TOP TEN of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2022. Stephonne released his debut album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard.” The album was one of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Stephonne was born and raised in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Stephonne has performed in multiple shows for Late Night Theatre. Stephonne is a Resident Artist at Charlotte Street. Stephonne is a featured performer at the 23rd annual West 18th Street Fashion Show happening Friday, June 2, at 7:00 PM at 116 W. 18th St., KCMO. More info at: www.stephonne.com and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-18th-street-fashion-show

At 10:30 AM, Mark talks with musicbyskippy aka Luke Harbur who joins us to talk about the Release Show for his new EP, THESE SONGS ARE EMOTIONS June 24 & 25th, at the Musical Theatre Heritage on the third floor of the Crown Center Shops, 2450 Grand Blvd KCMO. musicbyskippy is the solo musical project by Luke “Skippy” Harbur. Although known for being a vocal percussionist, his discography spans multiple genres of pop, hip hop, EDM, and singer/songwriter. Harbur’s passion for musicbyskippy originates with his receiving a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 11 months, giving him a second chance to live life to the fullest. Through his experimental, authentic approach, he hopes his audiences will gravitate to music and a live experience that they will love. More information at: www.musicbyskippy.com

At 10:50 AM, we interview Kansas City based musician, Julia Reynolds who is a talented songwriter, singer, engineer, model, and much more. Julia performs and writes in many different styles, but she is currently radiating towards rock, alternative, electronic dance music, and folk. Julia Reynolds joins us to talk abut her solo musical releases and her collaborative work with other artists including Lonnie Fisher and The Funeral. Last year Julia Reynolds released the 10-track solo album, QUEEN OF CRAZY, and the 12 track album, LEMON TREE with Michael Johnson. She released both albums together on July 29, 2022. More information at: www.juliareynoldsmusic.com

At 11:10 Mark talks with Mica-Elgin Vi who is a founding member of the band, Modern Day Fitzgerald. Between 2016 and 2023 the band has released two 5-track EPs, and 5 singles. Modern Day Fitzgerald is a high energy pop rock group that just recently finished recording their new album, MEET ME ON ARMOUR ROAD, coming out this summer. As part of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mica-Elgin Vi joins us to share the band’s new single release, “City Burning.” Mica-Elgin Vi is a proud first generation Filipino American, and is glad to be one of the fully led AAPI rock bands here in Kansas City. More information at: www.Moderndayfitzgerald.net

At 11:30 AM we talk with members of one of our favorite are bands of all time, GHOSTY, including band founder, singer songwriter Andrew Connor. Between 2002 and 2020 GHOSTY has released six EPs, three full length albums, and multiple singles. Andrew Connor just recently released his new album, IN COLORADO on April 21, 2023. GHOSTY plays The Ship, 1221 Union Ave. KCMO WEST BOTTOMS, on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 PM with Daniel Gum, and 95 Sweetbird. And GHOSTY plays the Eight Street Tap Room, 801 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday, June 3, with Miss Boating, and Empty Moon. More information at: www.ghostysounds.com

Mica-Elgin Vi photo by Lucas Carpenter

Show #996

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