Michelle Bacon


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.

Articles by Michelle Bacon

Bridge Artist of the Week: The Roseline

Posted on March 30 2020 by Michelle Bacon

We're all hunkering down from home again this week, but keeping the music going with our next Bridge Artist of the Week! This time we're spotlighting Lawrence, Kansas' The Roseline, the musical brainchild of Colin Halliburton. The group is... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Waxahatchee

Posted on March 23 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Katie Crutchfield, who performs under the name Waxahatchee, is our next Bridge Artist of the Week! A native of Alabama, Crutchfield started her musical journey in the Birmingham punk scene with her twin sister Allison. In 2011, she ventured out on a so... [Read More]

Katy Guillen & the Drive: 'No Control' Exclusive Video Premiere

Posted on March 20 2020 by Michelle Bacon

At the top of Katy Guillen & the Drive’s song “No Control,” frontwoman/guitarist Guillen and long-time drummer Stephanie Williams pull off a towering, addictive blues rock hook — something perhaps familiar to listeners of their former trio, Katy Guillen &... [Read More]

Musicians Improvise to Survive Coronavirus Crisis

Posted on March 19 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Using Merch Sales, Online Concerts to Cushion the Blow of Canceled Shows Just over a week ago, I was lamenting about being forced to cancel gigs. It’s my lifeblood as an instrumentalist in multiple bands, a live music supporter whose social well-being... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Katy Guillen & the Drive

Posted on March 16 2020 by Michelle Bacon

You could probably use a respite from the current state of the world, so we're here to bring you some fresh tracks from our next Bridge Artist of the Week — Katy Guillen & the Drive! Bridge listeners and Kansas Citians have been familiar with Guill... [Read More]

Claire Adams – ‘How Good That Feels’ Exclusive Song Premiere

Posted on March 13 2020 by Michelle Bacon

The world is in a turbulent state so we’re here to bring you a slight reprieve, with a hopeful new tune from our Bridge Artist of the Week. “How Good That Feels” is the latest single from Kansas City singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Claire A... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Claire Adams

Posted on March 9 2020 by Michelle Bacon

We're continuing our celebration of Women's History Month by recognizing some of Kansas City's female-driven talent — and there's a lot to choose from! This time we're spotlighting singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Claire Ad... [Read More]

International Women's Day 2020: Artist Conversations

Posted on March 6 2020 by Michelle Bacon

In celebration of International Women's Day 2020, we spent the day chatting with several musicians about their careers, influences and experiences as female-identifying and gender non-binary artists. Listen below! Amanda Shires A singer, songwri... [Read More]

Hi-Lux: 'Revolution' Exclusive Song Premiere

Posted on March 6 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Our Bridge Artist of the Week Hi-Lux is firing on all cylinders with a dauntless new single, entitled “Revolution.” And as you’ve been hearing this week, we’ve been spinning songs from the Kansas City quintet’s 2018 self-titled debut EP, a slick fusion... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Hi-Lux

Posted on March 2 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Without further adieu, our next Bridge Artist of the Week is Kansas City's own Hi-Lux!  The band is a collection of first-rate musicians, most of whom have collaborated together in groups like The Good Foot and The New Riddim — guitarist Tim Braun,... [Read More]


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