Uptown Arts Bar

Uptown Arts Bar

Brad Colerick FinalBillboard Magazine called Brad Colerick “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.” A finalist at Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, and Sisters Folk Festival songwriter competitions, Colerick’s songs have landed in the top 5 of both the Folk-DJ and Euro-Americana charts. bradcolerick.com 60m PG Music

Chad Abernathy FinalSinger/songwriter Chad Abernathy goes his own way. Over the past nine years he’s performed in venues throughout Kansas City and the midwest, Washington, DC, and Europe. In 2013 his debut studio album, The Journey was released following a professional baseball career. Joined by AJ Young, this duo began performing steadily in 2014. 60m PG-13 chadabernathy.com Music

CharFlies FinalThe CharFlies are a St. Louis band who use their humor, misfortunes, and a variety of instruments – including guitar, mandolin, cheese grater, banjo, washboard, toy piano, harmonica, fiddle, campfire pot, and more – to cobble together what they call junk-folk, their own brand of Americana that draws on bluegrass, gospel, psychedelic pop, avant garde, country, and blues influences, and keeps evolving. charflies.com 60m PG-13 Music


Dave Panico FinalConsidered “One of the Best” by US Smooth Jazz, Dave Panico is considered to be Saxophonist Extraordinaire by his fans. From the very first note, his music and heart will take you places you’ve never been. The passion and emotional power that comes from his horn will reach down to the very core of your soul. soaringsaxman.com 60m PG Music


Elliot Ranney FinalElliott Ranney is a singer/songwriter playing finger style acoustic guitar.  His focus ranges from Bossa, Swing to Folk-Rock-Pop.  He has two commercially released albums of original music: An Aging Sailor’s Dream – 2001 and Bellevue Shuffle – 2013.  Ranney plays with an energy that can be described as engaging, in the groove and melodically satisfying.  www. elliottranneymusic.com 60m PG kccaferadio.com Music


The Engineers FinalThe Engineers – an alt-folk duo from the KC area, plays Dylan-esque, contemplative, lyrically confessional music. While the musical style is heavily influenced by alt-country artists like The Avett Brothers, the emotional but real world lyrical style alludes more to the work of Ben Gibbard. 60m PG Music


Hilary Scott FinalSinger-songwriter Hilary Scott’s 11th release, Freight Train Love, has received rave reviews in publications like Billboard, No Depression, Maverick, and more. She has won multiple awards, including Americana/Folk Album of the Year from the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2014 for Flowers on Mars. Her voice is described as “absolutely extraordinary in its emotional greatness” (Producer Euro Ferrari). 60m PG hilaryscott.com Music


Jonathan Byrd Final“One of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren in the Chicago Tribune. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. jonathanbyrd.com 60m PG-13 Music


Jonathan Fleig FinalJonathan Fleig is an award-nominated singer/songwriter and an award winning documentary filmmaker from Kansas. Harkening the bittersweet essence of American folk raconteurs, his styling lures listeners from all walks of life, from blues and soul to rock and country. Producer Brian D. Hardin (Quincy Jones, Ziggy Marley) says, “Jonathan is a passionate, emotional storyteller with a warm, genuine voice and the guitar virtuosity of the greats.” jonathanfleig.com 60m PG-13 Music

KGL FinalKGL, a newly formed duo, features singer/songwriters Kristin Geiman and Granger Lofton. Varied instrumentation between the two provides a solid base for their vocal harmonies. These two solo artists first performed together during a 2015 Valentine’s Day concert at Gusto! Coffee Bistro in Lee’s Summit. Songwriting for KGL is in full swing. Exciting performances can be expected. 60m PG Music

Lucy Billings FinalNashville-based songwriter Lucy Billings is a keen observer with a soft heart. Shining her light on powerful truths, she delivers compelling songs with a crystal-clear voice. Lucy’s album, Carry the Water, reached chart-topping success on the Americana and folk radio charts in 2014. This cowgirl turned scientist turned lawyer turned singer-songwriter was featured in the May 2015 issue of O Magazine. 60m PG www.lucybillings.com Music


MatchSellers FinalThe Matchsellers is the unlikely result of a classically trained violinist from Kansas City and a Chicago blues guitarist from Indiana meeting in Germany and forming a bluegrass duo. During their year of living and working in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. 60m PG www.thematchsellers.com Music


Mick Byrd and the Backroad Band FinalIf you are a fan of Roots n Blues… if you like your music homegrown and hearty.. then you’ve got to hear Mick Byrd and the Backroad Band! Fresh off their first release, “Roots and Ozark Blues,”veteran songwriter Byrd, Joe Dunlap on lead guitar and Ray Spiller on drums will rock the house and your heart at the same time! mickbyrd.com 60m PG Music


River Cow Orchestra FinalAnd now, in the style made prominent in the jazz clubs of Kansas City and Harlem, the late night jam session culture will live on at KC Fringe Festival. We invite you to come experience one of the most innovative concerts you will ever hear. rivercoworchestra.fieldinfoserv.com 60m PG Music


Steve  Sterner and Sundown FinalWith smooth vocals, Steve Sterner and Sundown (Mark Nelson and Ron Brammer) deliver a relaxed mix of original folk songs, and popular and lesser known covers. Steve tells stories about life and love in his original compositions, interspersed with songs by favorite folk artists like John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jim Croce. 60m PG Music


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