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Discussions about the artistic impulse and creative drive, these interviews and features bring a local focus on the global art community of artists, authors and musicians.

Latest Episodes

Old News Delivers 'Self-Acceptance Speech'

Self-Acceptance Speech , the new album from Old News, arrives Oct. 15 via We're Trying Records. The band's first full-length album finds guitarist/vocalist Beau Harris, drummer Max Abood and bassist Blaine Martin subverting expectations of the math rock and emo genres across material such as "Pulling Teeth," "Heads Like Projectors" and "Sunday Suit." With basic tracks recorded at Wichita's Zeptepland, the band also worked at engineer Joey Lemon's home studio, in the Lawrence Public Library and

5 minOCT 15
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Old News Delivers 'Self-Acceptance Speech'

David Lord Continues New Path With 'Forest Standards Vol.2'

Oct. 9 sees the release of Forest Standards Vol.2, the new album from guitarist David Lord and his second collaboration with the BIG EGO label. As with its predecessor, Lord tracked the majority of the music in Los Angeles, then finished work at his own Air House Studios. Joining him on the sessions for the second Forest Standards collection is the core band of Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Isotope 217) on guitar, drummer Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo) and bassist Billy Mohler (Dolly Parton).

5 minOCT 10
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David Lord Continues New Path With 'Forest Standards Vol.2'

Matt Wilson Delivers Listeners A Musical Hug

Matt Wilson's 2018 LP Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg earned the veteran musician a Musician of the Year from the Jazz Journalist Association while the LP itself was named Record of the Year. Wilson, who is no stranger to accolades, has earned some new ones with his latest release, Hug! , credited to the Matt Wilson Quartet. Joined by his longtime collaborators Jeff Lederer (Brooklyn Blowhards, Swing N' Dix, Honey Ear Trio), Kirk Knuffke (Josh Roseman's Extended

5 minSEP 25
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Matt Wilson Delivers Listeners A Musical Hug

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations Issue First Full-Length Album, 'My Getaway'

My Getaway is the full-length debut album from Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. The record features songs written primarily since the group's inception in 2017 and taps into the collective's rich confluence of musical influences, including various strands of blues, rock and jazz. Joining Arbuckle on the recording are bassist Mark Foley, guitarist Brandon Hudspeth and drummer Kendall Newby. (Caleb Drummond performs bass duties on three tracks.) Arbuckle, who spent more than a decade

5 minSEP 24
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Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations Issue First Full-Length Album, 'My Getaway'

Storm Large: 'I Started Singing Out Of Loneliness'

Storm Large will perform at Salina's Stiefel Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8. The multi-faceted Large continues to impress with her range of talents, including acting, writing and playwriting, though singing remains central to it all. Her musical performances are dynamic, dramatic and cover a wide range of material.

5 minFEB 7
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Storm Large: 'I Started Singing Out Of Loneliness'

No Place Like Home: Roxy's Presents A More Wichita-Centric 'Wiz'

The Wichita stage production of The Wiz debuts at Roxy’s Downtown next week. The show is based on the classical musical fantasy The Wizard of Oz , but with an all-black cast and an R&B and jazz score.

4 minJAN 31
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No Place Like Home: Roxy's Presents A More Wichita-Centric 'Wiz'

Beth Bombara Remains Optimistic With 'Evergreen'

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara will perform at Barleycorn's Tuesday, Jan. 21, on a bill with Joey Lemon and Samantha Crain. Bombara's 2019 album Evergreen earned accolades from the critical community and further established her as a recording and touring entity. She recently spoke with KMUW about the album and her ongoing friendship with Crain. At times Evergreen recalls Neil Young or Emmylou Harris albums from the '70s. Were those touchstones for you? My intention was to harken

5 minJAN 21
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Beth Bombara Remains Optimistic With 'Evergreen'

Singer Kelly Hunt Brings Intimate Americana Sound To Barleycorn's

Though she shares a name (and manager) with blues pianist and vocalist Kelley Hunt, Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Kelly Hunt has a sound distinctly her own. The Tennessee native's songwriting is steeped in the Americana tradition — her songs spare and intimate, as heard on her debut album Even The Sparrow . Released in May 2019, the record has already earned Hunt a global audience and acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone and PopMatters . It was selected as a finalist for the

5 minJAN 16
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Singer Kelly Hunt Brings Intimate Americana Sound To Barleycorn's

Kyshona Asks Us All To 'Listen'

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kyshona will perform at the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston Sunday, Nov. 24, as part of the Prairie Window Concert Series. The show begins at 4 p.m. Kyshona will also release the album "Listen" on Feb. 28, 2020. The former full-time music therapist recently spoke with KMUW about her past work and this upcoming release.

7 min2019 NOV 22
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Kyshona Asks Us All To 'Listen'

Author Timothy Egan's Pilgrimage In Search Of Faith

Author and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Timothy Egan often delves into history with his writing. He did so in his personal life, too. Prompted by his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Egan decided to find answers by walking one of the oldest pilgrimage trails in the world, taking him from Canterbury to Rome and a hopeful audience with the pope. KMUW's Beth Golay spoke with Egan about his new book, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" -- a personal journey he's been

11 min2019 OCT 24
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Author Timothy Egan's Pilgrimage In Search Of Faith

Latest Episodes

Old News Delivers 'Self-Acceptance Speech'

Self-Acceptance Speech , the new album from Old News, arrives Oct. 15 via We're Trying Records. The band's first full-length album finds guitarist/vocalist Beau Harris, drummer Max Abood and bassist Blaine Martin subverting expectations of the math rock and emo genres across material such as "Pulling Teeth," "Heads Like Projectors" and "Sunday Suit." With basic tracks recorded at Wichita's Zeptepland, the band also worked at engineer Joey Lemon's home studio, in the Lawrence Public Library and

5 minOCT 15
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Old News Delivers 'Self-Acceptance Speech'

David Lord Continues New Path With 'Forest Standards Vol.2'

Oct. 9 sees the release of Forest Standards Vol.2, the new album from guitarist David Lord and his second collaboration with the BIG EGO label. As with its predecessor, Lord tracked the majority of the music in Los Angeles, then finished work at his own Air House Studios. Joining him on the sessions for the second Forest Standards collection is the core band of Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Isotope 217) on guitar, drummer Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo) and bassist Billy Mohler (Dolly Parton).

5 minOCT 10
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David Lord Continues New Path With 'Forest Standards Vol.2'

Matt Wilson Delivers Listeners A Musical Hug

Matt Wilson's 2018 LP Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg earned the veteran musician a Musician of the Year from the Jazz Journalist Association while the LP itself was named Record of the Year. Wilson, who is no stranger to accolades, has earned some new ones with his latest release, Hug! , credited to the Matt Wilson Quartet. Joined by his longtime collaborators Jeff Lederer (Brooklyn Blowhards, Swing N' Dix, Honey Ear Trio), Kirk Knuffke (Josh Roseman's Extended

5 minSEP 25
Comments
Matt Wilson Delivers Listeners A Musical Hug

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations Issue First Full-Length Album, 'My Getaway'

My Getaway is the full-length debut album from Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. The record features songs written primarily since the group's inception in 2017 and taps into the collective's rich confluence of musical influences, including various strands of blues, rock and jazz. Joining Arbuckle on the recording are bassist Mark Foley, guitarist Brandon Hudspeth and drummer Kendall Newby. (Caleb Drummond performs bass duties on three tracks.) Arbuckle, who spent more than a decade

5 minSEP 24
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Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations Issue First Full-Length Album, 'My Getaway'

Storm Large: 'I Started Singing Out Of Loneliness'

Storm Large will perform at Salina's Stiefel Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8. The multi-faceted Large continues to impress with her range of talents, including acting, writing and playwriting, though singing remains central to it all. Her musical performances are dynamic, dramatic and cover a wide range of material.

5 minFEB 7
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Storm Large: 'I Started Singing Out Of Loneliness'

No Place Like Home: Roxy's Presents A More Wichita-Centric 'Wiz'

The Wichita stage production of The Wiz debuts at Roxy’s Downtown next week. The show is based on the classical musical fantasy The Wizard of Oz , but with an all-black cast and an R&B and jazz score.

4 minJAN 31
Comments
No Place Like Home: Roxy's Presents A More Wichita-Centric 'Wiz'

Beth Bombara Remains Optimistic With 'Evergreen'

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara will perform at Barleycorn's Tuesday, Jan. 21, on a bill with Joey Lemon and Samantha Crain. Bombara's 2019 album Evergreen earned accolades from the critical community and further established her as a recording and touring entity. She recently spoke with KMUW about the album and her ongoing friendship with Crain. At times Evergreen recalls Neil Young or Emmylou Harris albums from the '70s. Were those touchstones for you? My intention was to harken

5 minJAN 21
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Beth Bombara Remains Optimistic With 'Evergreen'

Singer Kelly Hunt Brings Intimate Americana Sound To Barleycorn's

Though she shares a name (and manager) with blues pianist and vocalist Kelley Hunt, Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Kelly Hunt has a sound distinctly her own. The Tennessee native's songwriting is steeped in the Americana tradition — her songs spare and intimate, as heard on her debut album Even The Sparrow . Released in May 2019, the record has already earned Hunt a global audience and acclaim from outlets such as Rolling Stone and PopMatters . It was selected as a finalist for the

5 minJAN 16
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Singer Kelly Hunt Brings Intimate Americana Sound To Barleycorn's

Kyshona Asks Us All To 'Listen'

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Kyshona will perform at the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston Sunday, Nov. 24, as part of the Prairie Window Concert Series. The show begins at 4 p.m. Kyshona will also release the album "Listen" on Feb. 28, 2020. The former full-time music therapist recently spoke with KMUW about her past work and this upcoming release.

7 min2019 NOV 22
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Kyshona Asks Us All To 'Listen'

Author Timothy Egan's Pilgrimage In Search Of Faith

Author and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Timothy Egan often delves into history with his writing. He did so in his personal life, too. Prompted by his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Egan decided to find answers by walking one of the oldest pilgrimage trails in the world, taking him from Canterbury to Rome and a hopeful audience with the pope. KMUW's Beth Golay spoke with Egan about his new book, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" -- a personal journey he's been

11 min2019 OCT 24
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Author Timothy Egan's Pilgrimage In Search Of Faith
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