As 90.9 The Bridge's Content and Database Manager, Michelle Bacon is dedicated to spotlighting music discovery through diverse digital content and on-air programming. Michelle is also deeply involved in Kansas City's flourishing music scene as a multi-instrumentalist and an independent consultant for local acts. She is additionally a reporter for KCPT's digital magazine Flatland.
Check out Turning the Tables KC, Michelle's web series on KC women in music.
Upon hearing his radiant voice or seeing him in action as a dynamic actor and drag performer, one might not imagine that Stephonne Singleton used to struggle with a heaping sense of self-doubt around his music. “I stopped listening to the music and ins... [Read More]
It's time to "Unfollow the Rules" with our next Bridge Artist of the Week — singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright! Last Friday, Wainwright dropped his first album of original music in eight years. If you're an avid Bridge listener, yo... [Read More]
Kansas City-based singer-songwriter Claire Adams calls her latest music video, “Golden Boughs,” an “ode to human communication, especially over distance.” Filmed mainly under a cherry tree in her garden — and entwined with vibrant foliage and scenery... [Read More]
Our next Bridge Artist of the Week just released her second solo album, and we're here for it! One of the most vital young songwriters in music today, Phoebe Bridgers released "Punisher" in mid-June. It follows the 2017 album "Stranger In the Alps,... [Read More]
Our next Bridge Artist of the Week is an internationally renowned trumpeter who hails from Kansas City and has a beautiful new album out! Hermon Mehari just dropped his second solo effort, "A Change For the Dreamlike," at the beginning of June. The lus... [Read More]
In his 1985 book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business,” Neil Postman discusses the ways in which television has infiltrated and transformed the way Americans view politics, news, communication and culture — through th... [Read More]
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series has become a milestone for music's most elite and emerging artists, from its most popular video by Anderson Paak in 2016 to KC-based artists like Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and Making Movies. It all started in NP... [Read More]
Our next Bridge Artist of the Week is none other than singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard! You may know Brittany Howard as the transfixing voice of Grammy Award-winning roots-rock band Alabama Shakes, but she's also had her hand in sev... [Read More]
On June 19, 1865, the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to order freedom for American slaves. This arrived more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, making Texas the final state to acknowledge the abolition of s... [Read More]
Our Bridge Artist of the Week is Christine and the Queens! The French singer, songwriter, choreographer and producer, whose real name is Héloïse Letissier, has released two full-length albums and earlier this year, a new EP. The EP and short film, "La Vit... [Read More]