folk http://kcur.org en National Conference Shines Spotlight On KC Folkies http://kcur.org/post/national-conference-shines-spotlight-kc-folkies <p>For the past 20 years, the nonprofit <a href="http://www.folkalliance.org/">Folk Alliance International</a> has promoted and celebrated folk music. The organization relocated last year from Memphis, Tenn., to Kansas City, Mo. And, later this month, nearly <a href="http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/2014-invited-showcase-artists/">250 artists</a>, from Sam Baker to Chuck Mead &amp; His Grassy Knoll Boys, are scheduled to perform in about a dozen venues in Kansas City during the group's <a href="http://www.folkalliance.org/conference/">annual conference</a>. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 50892 at http://kcur.org National Conference Shines Spotlight On KC Folkies Greg Brown: Midwestern Folk Staple http://kcur.org/post/greg-brown-midwestern-folk-staple <p>Critic Josh Kun once called singer-songwriter Greg Brown, "A Midwestern existentialist hobo with a quick-draw heart, a bloodied heart, and bourbon on his breath." If there's one thing Kun left out, it's Brown's growling tones, which have gotten deeper and more soulful after nearly 50 years of performing.</p><p></p><p>On Friday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we sit down with musician Greg Brown and discuss his long career and continued success as a Midwestern folk staple.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:52:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 50575 at http://kcur.org Greg Brown: Midwestern Folk Staple Folk Alliance Relocation Will Bring Kansas City Music, Money http://kcur.org/post/folk-alliance-relocation-will-bring-kansas-city-music-money <p>Kansas City, Mo., will take on a folksy note next month when <a href="http://www.folkalliance.org/">Folk Alliance International</a> holds its annual conference at Crown Center.</p><p>A celebration of all types of folk culture, the event is perhaps a harbinger of bigger things to come. The nonprofit Folk Alliance moved its headquarters from Memphis to Kansas City last summer — and already, the folk connections are building.&nbsp;</p><p>The group set up its headquarters in Kansas City's River Market and opened a boutique music shop called The Folk Shop on location.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:40:56 +0000 Lauren Kirby 49414 at http://kcur.org Folk Alliance Relocation Will Bring Kansas City Music, Money A New CD For The Grisly Hand http://kcur.org/post/new-cd-grisly-hand <p>This weekend marks the release of <em>Country Singles</em>, the first full-length album for <a href="http://www.thegrislyhand.com/">The Grisly Hand</a>. The band played their first shows in Kansas City about four years ago and mixes country, soul, blues, folk, rock and pop. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:17:08 +0000 Laura Spencer 35538 at http://kcur.org A New CD For The Grisly Hand Top O' The World, MAW! http://kcur.org/post/top-o-world-maw <p>What do you get when three band wives get together with friends to make their own music?&nbsp; Well, you get <strong>MAW</strong>, <strong>a</strong> <strong>Lawrence-based, all female string band with an attitude</strong>.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:27:14 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Jeffrey Harvey & Matthew Long-Middleton 27918 at http://kcur.org Top O' The World, MAW!