Johnny is a singer-songwriter from the Kansas City area. Johnny has taken the stage as an actor, singer, musician and performer and hopes to continue his journey toward his passion. The summer before his freshman year of college Johnny was offered a position as a Sales Engineer at Sweetwater Sound Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There he met multiple different artists, writers and producers who showed him the real passion behind the music industry. Some of his biggest musical influences are Ray Charles, Carl Perkins, Bob Dylan and John Mayer. You may have seen Mr. Tapp locally onstage in places such as Westport Saloon and the Gaslight Grill. Overall Johnny's master plan is to utilize his gifts daily. Music is his passion and he wants to give it all to the Lord every step of the way.
Dane Davenport is a singer and songwriter in the tradition of post indie folk rock. Raised playing the guitar and listening to every genre of music imaginable Dane’s rhythmic and nuanced style has been likened to a vast array of established artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter, and Damien Rice. Dane’s self-produced music compliments current styles while always looking towards the future of composition and performance.
Based out of St. Joseph, MO, Brent Isom is an active part of the local music scene. As a guitarist and composer, he has given a number of performances at a variety of community events, playing both jazz standards and original music. Brent also serves as worship leader for New Harvest Baptist Church in Faucett, MO and has performed and led worship for church camps, revivals, and youth retreats across Missouri and Kansas. Additionally, Brent teaches numerous private lessons each week for guitar, piano, and voice.
Stephanie Gummelt is a singer/songwriter who began teaching herself guitar at the age of 12. Since then, she has written over fifty folk-rock styled songs. Stephanie has performed in various local events such as St Joe’s Got Talent, Joestock, St Joe Live Presents, and other local venues over the past few years. In the fall of 2014, Stephanie performed on American Idol and was chosen to go on to Hollywood where she made it to the final 200 contestants. She currently plays guitar in the Make 12 Church praise band.
A night of classical guitar.
Kendall Tompkins, 20, and Rachel Tompkins, 17, are sisters and best friends who have been singing since before they could even talk. They have written some of their own original songs as well as acoustic covers of many of their favorites. They both taught themselves how to play the guitar and piano by watching random videos and tutorials on the Internet, and are always looking for new ways to expand their musical horizons. One song that Rachel always recommends is "Always Gold" by Radical Face, and Kendall will listen to "Breathe" by Angels and Airwaves any chance she gets.
Corbett & The Dreamsicles is a collaborative effort between friends Brian Locascio, Corbett McKinney, Sam Bryant, & Rodd Fenton. The Dreamsicles' blend of jaunty rhythms and dreamy vocals provide a unique soundscape, drawing inspiration from wide range of artists and genres such as F.U.N., Andy Grammar, and 21 Pilots. Their first release "Train Tracks" received enthusiastic reviews this past February; they are currently working on their second release focusing on an upbeat, full sound.
Above the beautiful beaches and glamorous neighborhoods of California, deep in the secluded mountains, you can hear the pulse of Mississippi Delta Blues, the harmony of American folk music, and the rumble of retro rock - this sound is The Deltaz. The Deltaz are two brothers - John and Ted Siegel. Since they were boys they idolized the great American musicians of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
First John picked up a pair of drum sticks, and soon after Ted became infatuated with the local music store’s window display guitar. Through vocal harmonization, insightful songwriting, and powerful musicianship, The Deltaz have the unique ability to entertain even the most diverse audiences. Although The Deltaz play music that is unmistakably influenced by the artists of the past, they provide listeners with a new take on some of the greatest American roots music in history.
The Deltaz are constantly writing, rehearsing and recording their music. They Deltaz have headlined four national tours.
Haven Alexandra is an American singer/songwriter and musician from Oklahoma. Her love of music began with many nights of family singing and the sound of hymns on Sunday morning. Haven got her start performing in singing competitions and music festivals when she was 14 but she found her true passion when she began writing and performing her own songs. Haven’s music is a reflection of her roots in country and folk with a flair for indie rock.
Originally from Wichita, Kansas, guitarist/educator Sean Mawhirter fell under the tutelage of local mentors Randy Zellers, Loretta Ewing and David Brown as well as studying under international luminaries such as Jerry Hahn, Fareed Haque and David Fiuczynski. During his 20+ years in the Kansas City metro, he has performed in a variety of musical settings and styles. He is a member of the Kansas City Guitar Society, Folk Alliance International and Fractured Atlas.
A night of classical guitar.
Melinda Hutson has been involved in music in any way she could since before she could ride a bike or read. Choirs, ensembles, bands, church specials, summer camps, online collaborations — anything with a melody (and preferably a harmony) she’s been eager to dive into headfirst. Writing music came soon after, when she realized that music creates a safe place to quietly share the most intense emotional experiences with an entire group of people without the messiness of actually having to talk about it. She’s been compared to Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor because of her preference for piano-based melodic, accoustic songs. Currently she lives in Lee’s Summit and works as a barista.
Tom Abrams is a self-taught folk style signer/songwriter, grew up in Kansas, but finds true comfort waking up in a tent in deep in the mountains. His music is a mix of my experiences, thought, loves and aspirations to give anyone who finds connection with his songs a sense of hope, happiness, or something to relate with.
A night of classical guitar.
Famous Mammoth is a three-piece indie band out of Kansas City consisting of Colby Bates, Eddie Mitchell, and Kyle Heslop. They recently released a six-song, self-titled EP and are planning a regional tour sometime in 2015. Famous Mammoth has been featured on 96.5 the Buzz's Homegrown Buzz, The Justin Wayne Show, Indie Music Addict, and regularly plays shows in and around Kansas City.
Join us for a special night of music from Hope Medis from 6-6:45 and then a poetry reading from 7-8.
Guitarist "Artemus Arbustos" will be performing instrumental pop/jazz/latin music with special guest Don Spain.
Up Past 9 plays a number of musical styles -- classic folk, pop and more -- on instruments ranging from cello and guitar to ukulele and accordion. Each band member was born in a different decade, growing up listening to different music and developing their own approach to bringing their instruments to life.
Summerglen, the world's only trombone and marimba duo, is dedicated to bringing positive energy and creative original music to everyone we meet. With a sound that listeners describe as "magical", "hypnotic", and "enchanting", Summerglen transports audiences to a serene and tranquil place during every performance.
Summerglen is trombonist Christina Thompson and percussionist Andrew Munger. Both Christina and Andrew are classically-trained musicians with over 20 years of experience, who have enjoyed fruitful careers as freelance and symphony musicians in the Raleigh, NC area. Despite their success with interpreting other people's music, Christina and Andrew have always longed to express themselves through their own musical creations.
Starting in 2006, the pair began experimenting with ways to draw the beauty out of their unique combination of instruments, and gradually integrated the trombone/marimba format into their freelance work. In April of 2012, Christina and Andrew performed their first all-original show, and Summerglen was born! Today, Summerglen is on a mission to bring their distinctive musical flavor to the ears of listeners around the world.