WMA - Kansas Chapter - News
The next quarterly meeting will be held on July 27, 2014 at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. Robin Macy will join us for a lunch and learn at noon in the old Oxford Deport behind the stage. Bring your lunch and join us, there will be no entry fee that day. Our meeting will be held at 1 PM, with jamming to follow. Below is a map to help you find the location, if you have any questions you may call Sharon at 316-788-3237.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:04
The next meeting of the Western Music Association - KS Chapter will be Sunday April 27 at the Prairie Rose, just outside of Benton. The official meeting will begin at 1:00 - BUT - there will also be a "lunch & learn" beginning about noon. Bring your own lunch, and if you come early you'll hear Orin Friesen talk about KFDI radio history, and the plans for the upcoming Western Days at Prairie Rose. Hope you can make it.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 23:32
CONGRATULATIONS to WMA KANSAS Chapter member Barry Ward for being named Western Music Association 2013 Male Performer of the Year.
Friday, 03 January 2014 15:55
COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK IN YOUR BROWSER TO ORDER "THE KANSAS COWBOY":
Hey everyone, we're having a party to celebrate the release of "Kansas Cowboy"! This project is a remarkable collaboration of 22 members of the Western Music Association - KS Chapter. It's a 2-CD set of great music and poetry that travels across the western music genre. Our members range in age from 20's to 80's, from professionals to hobbyists. The collection of talent is amazing and diverse.
Our public event will be Sunday, Jan 19 at Emma Chase Music Hall in Cottonwood Falls from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The general public is invited. We will have refreshments, and some performers will be there to showcase what is on the CD. It is a FREE event, but please call Emma Chase at 620-273-6020, just so we have a clue of how many to prepare for. We will also have CD's available for sale - $20. We hope to see you there!
NOTE TO MEMBERS: Our regular quarterly meeting for Kansas WMA members will be earlier the same day, from 1:30 - 3:30. Lunch will be on your own at Miss Emma's Cafe, with the meeting to follow at 1:30 at the performance hall.
"Kansas Cowboy" features one or more cuts from the following performers:
Marshal Allen Bailey
Orin Friesen also has a number of brief narrative tracks among the music and poetry to give a little history or background information about the music and the performers. It adds a lot! And we deeply appreciate the work of Jim Farrell*, who spent weeks in his recording studio compiling and mastering this work, and creating some new cuts especially for this collection. Everyone involved donated their efforts to benefit our WMA chapter and the cause of Western Music in Kansas.
* You can reach Jim at www.jimfstudios.com