Americana/Roots • Music
“The Tasty Brew” is an eclectic mix of roots music formed by the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical melting pot.
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Diana Linn, a member of the Americana Music Association and Folk Alliance International, hopes to expand the listening base for KKFI by highlighting this treasure trove of music that she feels is severely under-represented by corporate radio.
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“The Tasty Brew” is an eclectic mix of roots music formed by the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical melting pot that are merged from folk, country, bluegrass, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influences.
Diana Linn is a member of the Americana Music Association, Folk Alliance International and frequently substitutes or co-hosts other programs on KKFI. She is the Co-Founder and a Director of the Heartland Song Network, Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the art of the song in all genres of music through education, collaboration and mentorship.
You can reach them at 9137069918 or [email protected].
March 31, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
Colorado’s Jeremy Facknitz and a Murmuration of Songs
Host Diana Linn has returned from her Ireland trip of a lifetime and is ready to resume her broadcasting duties. A very special show is planned with in studio performances in the 10 am Central hour by Colorado's Jeremy Facknitz in town for a series of shows celebrating the March 31st release of his 6th solo record "Smilin' at the Future" and in the 11 am Central Hour a blockbuster local music quartet of Claire Adams, Miki P, Howard Mahan and Sean McDonnell who are offering a special one night only Murmuration of Songs at Knuckleheads, Thursday April 6.Listen
March 10, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
Barnaby Bright and Lulu Stevens (Ryan’s Public House)
In addition to sharing the best in Americana/Roots Music, this week on the March 10 edition of the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show, Host Diana Linn will have conversations with Becky and Nathan Bliss of Kansas City-based Roots Music duo Barnaby Bright and Lulu Stevens, Proprietor of Ryan's Public House in Tonganoxie, Kansas.Read More
February 17, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
Tasty Brew Music Winter Pledge Drive Part 2 – Black American Music Summit
This week's Tasty Brew Music playlist for Part 2 of the Winter Pledge Drive will feature some of the artists who attended the recent Black American Music Summit as well as revisiting some highlights already shared from artists who consider themselves members of the so-called "Black Opry" movement in Country Music.Read More
February 10, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
Howard Mahan and Winter Pledge Drive 2023 Take#1
Lawrence-based Songwriter and Roots/Blues guitarist Howard Mahan joins Host Diana Linn for Take #1 Hour #1 of the Winter Pledge Drive! Also planned for this week's playlist...a recap of some of the amazing talent Diana Linn experienced at the recent 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference last week in Kansas City.Read More
January 27, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
2023 Folk Alliance International Conference, New Releases and Old Favorites
This week's show will highlight the music of the artists scheduled to appear next Friday, February 3, 2023 live in the studio as part of the Folk Alliance Takeover of the Tasty Brew Music Radio Show! Music from Australia, the UK, the US, the Iberian Peninsula, South America and beyond! Also in this week's mix new music from newly discovered artists like Danielle Ponder and favorites from legacy greats like Bob Dylan.Read More
January 20, 2023 Americana/Roots, Music
Christena Graves’ Debut on the Tasty Brew!
HOST DIANA LINN WELCOMES LAWRENCE, KS BASED SONGWRITER CHRISTENA GRAVES FOR HER DEBUT PERFORMANCE ON THE TASTY BREW. GRAVES WRITES SONGS IN ORDER TO MAKE SENSE OF HER WORLD. HER LYRICS ARE A MIXTURE OF A HEARTFELT ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE PAIN AND SUFFERING IN LIFE, BALANCED BY THE STEADYING FORCE OF COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS.Read More
December 30, 2022 Americana/Roots, Music
That’s a Wrap 2022 Tasty Brew Edition
This week's Tasty Brew Music Radio Show will be a double dip honoring the on air guests that made their way into a Tasty Brew Music Podcast Episode and other great releases from 2022!Read More
December 23, 2022 Americana/Roots, Music
Cool Yule on the Tasty Brew!
Host Diana Linn is in perpetual search of the next great song...although this week's Tasty Brew is not singularly a "best of" 2022 compilation, there are a good number of 2022 Americana/Roots Music releases featured this week along with some cool Yuletide offerings.Read More
December 9, 2022 Americana/Roots, Music
Paul Johnson Guest DJ Repeat!!
Tune in this Friday, December 9 at 10 am Central to see what musical ear worms Repeat Guest DJ Paul Johnson shares with KKFI listeners. Host Diana Linn has a ton of new releases too...of course!Read More
November 25, 2022 Americana/Roots, Music
Spotlight on IWMA Award Winner Jim Winters
Host Diana Linn welcomes International Western Music Association Award Winner Jim Winters live in the studio for a special day after Thanksgiving show.Read More