A Musical Life http://kmuw.org en A Musical Life: Annie Adams http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-annie-adams <p></p><p><i>Annie Adams is currently working on an Evasive Flowers EP and performing live under that name as well as with the band Domestic Drone. The latter band will release a full-length album later this year. She is also collaborating with her former partner in Evasive Flowers, Hugo Zelado, once more. “I wouldn’t have had the confidence to start writing music if it wasn’t for him. I’m eternally grateful for that.”</i></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 38026 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Annie Adams A Musical Life: Noah Hamilton http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-noah-hamilton <p></p><p><i>Noah Hamilton has just released the record Liberation under the name Oceanarms.</i></p><p></p><p>My name is Noah Hamilton. I am in a solo one-man band called Oceanarms and an acoustic group called The Living Tree.</p><p>About two years ago I decided that I wanted to pace out an album that I wanted to release. I started up a SoundCloud account and I trickled—about every month—some songs out. Then it hit me, kind of all at once, that the album was done. I had about 17 or so songs that were complete.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:42:52 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 37323 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Noah Hamilton A Musical Life: Maria Elena http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-maria-elena <p></p><p></p><p><i>Maria Elena has performed in a wide range of musical settings from the punk rock music of The Horror! to her current folk/jazz-driven duo El Cuco to The Great Plains.</i></p><p></p><p>“My name is Maria Elena. I play the guitar. I’m a singer-songwriter even though I don’t really love that term. But there’s really no better way to explain it for people to understand it.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 36597 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Maria Elena A Musical Life: Jonathan Eaton http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-jonathan-eaton <p></p><p></p><p><i>Jonathan Eaton has recorded and performed with a wide variety of Wichita bands over the last 20-plus years including ULU, Local Band, The Mess, Tom Page Trio, Order 66 and, perhaps most notably, Softie. He also once performed a show as a member of Split Lip Rayfield with his brother Jeff, a founding member of that group. Eaton lives in Wichita with his wife and children and thanks his family for their continued support.</i></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 35902 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Jonathan Eaton A Musical Life: Matt Jansen http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-matt-jansen <p></p><p></p><p><i>Matt Jansen is a Wichita-based drummer who has performed and recorded with a variety of bands including 10 Sugar Charlie and, most recently, Paper Street. He is also a sound engineer and manager at Midwest Drums &amp; Percussion.</i></p><p></p><p>“My name is Matt Jansen and I’ve made money from music in a variety of ways. I’ve played the drums. I’ve gotten paid for selling musical instruments, for running sound, for recording music. Playing music? That’s probably the most satisfying but the least lucrative.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:48:02 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 35270 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Matt Jansen A Musical Life: Zack Roach http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-zack-roach <p></p><p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Zack Roach is a Wichita-based musician who has recorded acclaimed albums with both Spirit of the Stairs and Senses Fail. You can hear him on several Spirit of the Stairs recordings, including <i>Lambo Doors</i> and with Senses Fail on <i>Renacer</i></i></p><p></p><p></p><p>“My name is Zack Roach. I play guitar in Divorce Corpse, Spirit of the Stairs, and Senses Fail.</p><p>The first song that I learned was by Counting Crows. It was that really giant hit.</p><p>I wanted to learn some Metallica but it was way above my skill set at that point.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:36:30 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 34558 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Zack Roach A Musical Life: Bob Hamrick http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-bob-hamrick <p></p><p></p><p><i>Bob Hamrick plays accordion with the Wichita band Pop and The Boys. He regularly attends the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas and is a loyal fan of the Grateful Dead. He explains that a gentleman is one who can play the accordion but chooses not to.</i></p><p></p><p>“My name is Bob Hamrick and I play the accordion.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:57:42 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 33910 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Bob Hamrick A Musical Life: Tom James http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-tom-james <p></p><p><em>A native of Oklahoma City, Tom James has lived in Denver, Boston, and rural Kansas. “My musical roots grew from folk albums my older sister gave me when I was in high school, watered by the Walnut Valley Folk Festival, late night parties after shows at the Denver Folklore Center, and then the Market Street Forum in Wichita,” he says. James hosted the monthly Acoustic Jam at Grandma’s Farm for nearly a decade and has been attending the Artichoke Songwriters Circle since shortly after its inception more than a decade ago.</em></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 33195 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Tom James 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