This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Dave Lambert of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross with our special guests Rich Hill, Kathleen Holeman, and Bryan Hicks of Holeman, Hicks, and Hill.
Coming up on this Tuesday's Central Standard, the story of 13 young people in Zamboanga, Philippines who take on an extraordinary challenge – to learn their traditional instruments, and preform a concert, in front of 10,000 people.
On this Thursday's Central Standard, ragtime music and one of its earliest composers, Scott Joplin. A man of mystery, Joplin moved from place to place but left his heart in Sedalia, Missouri. This is where he wrote his famous Maple Leaf Rag, which was the first piece of sheet music to sell over one million copies.
Donna Summer, the queen of disco, died Thursday at her home in Naples, Fla., after a long struggle with cancer. She was 63. Born LaDonna Andrea Gaines, she grew up in a large Boston family singing gospel music and became an icon of a powerful cultural movement, a celebrated sex queen and a staple of gay club life.
Kansas City artists love reasons to get together, and who's more tribute-worthy than the late Etta James? On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look back at the singer’s many styles, from early jump blues to country soul.
On this Wednesday's Central Standard, learn about a SXSW-style festival in our own backyard. Hear why the Middle of the Map Festival is drawing exponentially more bands, more people & more attention in its second year.
Right now, Dan Auerbach is living a rock-star moment, with his hard-hitting blues-rock duo The Black Keys selling out arenas all over the country. Lots of people want him on their records. So what does he do? He seeks out the 71-year-old Dr.
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together.
Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. It’s the story of the Broadway musical, "Million Dollar Quartet", on stage at the Kauffman Center through Sunday.
One of Kansas City’s up and coming bands isn’t jazz, rock or country. Their audience isn’t young or old, black or white, but is actually pretty diverse. And they just now started writing their own songs. The band is The Good Foot and week after week, they recreate that old soul sound.
New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras last week with that signature brass band sound. In the seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a local man has played a role in bringing that sound back to the streets.