Up From The Bottom Shelf:The Music (So Far) of Courtney Ann Hall

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I first saw Courtney Ann Hall at a local open mike night for songwriters about a year ago. A few weeks in, she nervously played an original song accompanied with her trusty ukulele. The song, and she, became an instant favorite of Song Lab. She has continued to write great, heartfelt songs since that time and has been working on recording those songs and has become a regular fixture in Kansas City’s music scene. I spoke with Courtney and audio engineer Alex Garnett about the process and Courtney’s music on the eve of the release of her first single “Bottom Shelf.” (link in the Show Notes!)

Hungry Foxes: Unexpected Depth from the Heartland

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Before your favorite artists were your favorite artists they were a musician in a local music scene, playing gigs and shows where they could and usually getting paid in Pizza, beer and “exposure.” Each local scene is a vibrant place with a surprising amount of talent within them. In this episode of Within The Realm we’ll meet 20 year old Hanna Albina, better known as Hungry Foxes, from Kansas City.  Listen to the podcast and enjoy!