WMM w/Sondra Freeman & Midwest Music Foundation + Alisön Hawkins & Fritz Hutchison + Alicia Ellingsworth

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

More New & MidCoastal Releases + Sondra Freeman & Midwest Music Foundation
+ Alisön Hawkins & Fritz Hutchison + Alicia Ellingsworth

Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Monta, Radkey, True Lions, Jass and The Boys, Pamper The Madman, Kris Bruders, Danza, Jacob E.chord, Fritz Hutchison, Gemini Parks with J. Arr. & Backwood Sweetie, Lonnie Fisher, Gascan, Booker T. Jones with Sharon Jones, Kara Jackson, Abraham Alexander with Mavis Staples, Molchat Doma, and Erma Franklin.

At 10:30 Sondra Freeman shares news about MENTAL HEALTH IS HEALTH, Midwest Music Foundation’s Annual Spring Donation Drive, raising funds to assist local musicians & industry professionals with affordable, essential health care services. The drive culminates at The Ship, 1221 Union Avenue, KCMO in the West Bottoms, April 22, with The Dinner Show, at 6:00 PM, music from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, hosted by Havilah & Kris Bruders, and featuring: The Bruders Family Band, Copper Threading, Havilah Bruders, Bruders & Smeltzer, and Cadillac Flambe. Followed by The Evening Show, at 9:30 PM with: Radkey, Pamper the Madman, Gascan, and DJ Thundercutz. The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater KC will provide info & resources. Research College of Nursing will offer free health screenings. MMF’s initial goal of $20,000 will provide mental health grants to 10 musicians. Donate/Info at: www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

At 11:00 Mark welcomes Alisön Hawkins & Fritz Hutchison who join us to talk about their new True Lions / Fritz Hutchison Split Cassette being released by Manor Records on April 26, 2023. The release offers five songs from True Lions with lyrics adapted from works of poetry by Andrew Squitiro, Eileen Myles, Patricia Lockwood, T.S. Leonard, and Delia Rainey. True Lions are currently configured with Alisön Hawkins on vocals, guitar, synth, strings, melodies & structures; Fritz Hutchison on guitars, percussion, vocals & synth; Eli Kosko on drums & percussion; Carly Atwood on bass; with Teri Quinn on clarinet, Cam Seip on trumpet, and Daniel Cox on flute. The Split Cassette also contains 5 new songs written by Fritz Hutchison on vocals & instruments with Marco Pascolini on pedal steel, Alisön Hawkins on fiddle, and Trevor Turla on trombone. The True Lions / Fritz Hutchison Split Cassette Release Show is Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 PM with Jass & The Boys at The Ship 1221 Union Avenue, KCMO WEST BOTTOMS. More info at www.manorrecords.com

At 11:30 Alicia Ellingsworth, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The KC Farm School at Gibbs Road joins us to talk about EARTH DAY! Alicia is a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, serves on the Growing Growers Organizing Committee, Johnson County Community College Sustainable Ag Advisory Board, and was the 2019 recipient of the John Kaiahua Mentorship Award. KC Farm School at Gibbs Road empowers individuals of all ages, abilities, and ancestries through on-farm, hands-on experiences connecting them to opportunity and their community. KC Farm School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. More info at: www.kcfarmschool.org

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