A Musical Life http://kmuw.org en A Musical Life: Ant Avery http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-ant-avery <p></p><p><i>Anything worth possessing is worth sacrificing, even fighting for, and your career is no exception to the rule. For the Wichita, Kansas native Antimosity, the nine years that he has been grinding to maximize his full potential as a hip hop recording artist has been well worth the wait. The charismatic wordsmith is well prepared for everything coming his way, because he worked hard to get here.</i></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 32531 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Ant Avery A Musical Life: Byron J. Love http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-byron-j-love <p><i>Byron J. Love performs under that name as a solo artist. He is a past member of Boys Beware, My Why, and Rex Bennet Fight Scene. Although he continues to gig in the Wichita area, his current focus is in the visual realm, focusing on video and motion graphics as well as ICT Channel 13.</i></p><p></p><p></p><p>I am Byron J. Love. I am sort of a singer-songwriter type person. It’s hard for me to call myself a musician because I can do it but I know real musicians and those guys are amazing. I have the ability to play music and write songs, so I do it, but I’m not a touring musician.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 31819 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Byron J. Love A Musical Life: Lalanea Chastain http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-lalanea-chastain <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><i>Lalanea Chastain has been performing music since she was a teenager, focusing on blues and jazz, although she is comfortable in most genres. “I’ll sing virtually anything,” she says. She lives in Wichita, where she is currently honing her guitar skills. </i></p><p>My name is Lalanea Chastain. I’m a local singer. My latest project is with the blues band Yale Street Players. I also play with a cover band, Blue Eyed Soul. I started playing music with my family.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 31153 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Lalanea Chastain A Musical Life: Shawn Craver http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-shawn-craver <p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:08:51 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 30584 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Shawn Craver A Musical Life: Thayne Coleman http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-thayne-coleman <p><i>Thayne Coleman has recorded two albums as frontman of The Travel Guide. He’s also a member of the Wichita collective The Wonder Revolution in which he plays drums. The Travel Guide is working on a new studio album that should be released later in 2014. Coleman counts, among his influences, Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, and John Updike.</i></p><p></p><p></p><p>My name is Thayne Coleman. I play guitar, and sing for a band called The Travel Guide, and I play drums in a band called the Wonder Revolution.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:03:15 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 29955 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Thayne Coleman A Musical Life: Matt Hamer http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-matt-hamer <p></p><p><i>Matt Hamer is a member of the band Coriander. The group has just issued the album Old Invitations</i></p><p>My name is Matt Hamer and I play guitar and sing in a band called Coriander.</p><p>I got my start in music playing trumpet in fifth grade and learned guitar later on.</p><p>I started playing music in church and that’s how I started playing music in front of people, gaining comfort there.</p><p>Jeff Tweedy from Wilco… Wilco is my favorite band so I have to resist the urge to copy them all the time. A guy named Dustin Kensrue who’s in a band called Thrice.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:26:05 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 29295 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Matt Hamer A Musical Life: Bill And Karlee Goffrier http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-bill-and-karlee-goffrier <p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 28735 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Bill And Karlee Goffrier A Musical Life: Matt Grenier http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-matt-grenier <p></p><p></p><p><i>Matt Grenier is a guitarist, composer, and music educator. As a musician, he works in the area of jazz, writing music that mixes the song form of jazz with the harmony of 20th century classical music. As a teacher, he leads a wide variety of classes at Wichita State University, attempting to illuminate connections between Beethoven, Miles Davis, and Elvis in order to get a clearer understanding of this concept we call music.</i></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 28176 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Matt Grenier A Musical Life: Hawley Shoffner http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-hawley-shoffner <p></p><p></p><p><i>Hawley Shoffner is a Wichita-based songwriter who claims comic books and Thin Lizzy as influences. She says that it’s easiest to write songs from the perspective of someone else. “They’re best,” she says, “when written from the perspective of Gena Rowlands or a vampire in sunglasses.” With a full length album behind her she has a new EP, called <i>Tiger</i>, that she’s eager to release.</i></p><p>My name is Hawley Shoffner. I am a songwriter. I play the ukulele, and the guitar and the piano and a 12-button accordion.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 27583 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Hawley Shoffner A Musical Life: Dustin Lentz http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-dustin-lentz <p></p><p><i>Dustin Lentz performs in a variety of Wichita-area musical projects, including Suns Over Blazmo and The Kind. He performs as Ray Manzarek in the Doors tribute band, Moonlight Drive.</i></p><p>My name is Dustin Lentz. I am a fulltime father, husband, musician.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 26931 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Dustin Lentz