The Morning Mix

On the program today, the musical guests are Earl Bud Lee and Matt Warren, performers at Park City Songwriter Festival. John and Wendy chat with Luther Dickinson, a headliner at Park City Songwriter Festival this weekend.  The final guest is Dave Gremler, the DJ for the Autumn Aloft event. They have a run down of all the events happening this weekend.

This was JW’s last scheduled day as Co-Host of The Morning Mix. He plans to free up his weekends and work even harder on his golf game. KPCW payed homage to his efforts building this show and thanked him for his time, energy, wit, insight, and professionalism behind the board. A few surprise guests came in and called in to reminisce about highlights over his 5-year tenure on The Morning Mix.

Park City’s own  Oston returned after several years away to be our in-studio musical guest, accompanied by David Rzeszutko and Trevor Lynch.  Jimmy Brown of UB40 was on the show before the bands’ concert at DeJoria Center in Kamas, which is part of their 40th Anniversary Tour. And Joey Traum of Reggae Rise Up, the reggae-ish music festival that takes place this weekend at the base of the Jordanelle Dam in Heber, gave us the final scoop on the 3-night festival.

The studio was packed today with musical guests B.D. Howes Band. Bruce Corrigan, owner of O’Shucks Bar & Grill, came in to talk about the 25th anniversary celebration for O’Shucks and noted they’d been open every single day from the first day till today- never a day off! How about that? Also they’ve been named Top-Selling-PBR account in the World! Grammy award winning artist Colbie Caillat called in to talk about her new band and her show upcoming at Park City Institute.

Musical guests in the studio were Aaron Benward, Kylie Sackley, and Danny Myrick, all three  part of Nashville Unplugged, a singer songwriter experience which takes place monthly at The Rockwell Listening Room. They are also  featured in the upcoming Park City Songwriter Festival coming to Main Street venues September 13-14.  Christie visited with  Lukas Nelson on his tour bus before his Deer Valley concert.

On the show, our live in-studio musical guests were Memphis McCool, a local band out Salt Lake City. We also had the first opportunity to interview 2019 Miss Summit County, McKenna Stephens, who was crowned last night in the opening event of the Summit County Fair, and we spoke with Alex Petropulous, drummer for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a lyrically-named band performing at Red Butte Garden with Umphry’s McGee. All that and a thorough rundown of weekend events for the Park City Arts Festival, Wasatch County Fair, Summit County Fair and weekend events.

Today's  show featured Colten Hood as the in-studio musical guest. Wasatch Wipeout Demolition Derby producer, Johnny Gullo, called in to help us understand the finer details, rules,  and strategy of a demolition derby. The Wasatch Wipeout Derby takes place this weekend in Heber City. And Soul, folk, rock and blues singer Martin Sexton came in studio for conversation and music. He is in residence this weekend at Egyptian Theatre.

Today on The Morning Mix, born-and-bred Parkite and local musician, Sophia Dion, is back home from her developmental years in Nashville and is the show’s in-studio musical guest. Also Jessica Wall and Brenna Wall, actors in the upcoming performances of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy Of Errors”,  presented by Timpanogas Valley Theater, is in to talk about their roles in community theater, and a conversation with national touring artist Bob Schneider, who is performing Friday night at The State Room in Salt Lake.  All that and a full list of ALL the weekend events in our area.

Listen to Friday’s The Morning Mix for a conversation with  Clinical Psychologist  Arthur Weinfeld who realized a tranformation from critical to creative thinker after 2 successful bouts against cancer. Also, conversations with Amber Hansen, Director of A Chorus Line, now on stage at Egyptian Theatre, Anna Wilson, Utah and Nashville-based singer songwriter presenting the 2nd annual TrouBeliever Songwriter Festival in Ogden this weekend and with musical guests Sundog Sky, who  perform live on air throughout the hour. All that and a full list of ALL the weekend events in our area.

The Morning Mix - June 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019

This morning, the Morning Mix is live from Abravenel Hall in Salt Lake City.  John Wells and co-host Renee Huang visit with Conner Covington, Principal Conductor for the Deer Valley Music Festival’s 2019 and 2020 seasons, musician Chris Botti and Paul Meecham, President of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. 

Today on The Morning Mix,  John and Wendy's guests  include: Robert Bartco who is our musical guest for the hour. Jocelyn Scudder joins us to talk about Symphony pop-ups in Park City and Heber Valley this summer. Jennifer Lauer and Jake Arnold who have just opened the Provocateur Gallery in Redstone are in studio. Fast-rising artist Tyler Shields joins us as well. And of course, we will tell you all about weekend events in Park City and Heber Valley.

Today on The Morning Mix, Christopher Parker performs live.  Christie and JW visit with  Tana  Toly  and Alayna Hurt from the DeJoria Center,  about the concerts and events scheduled at the Kamas-valley venue this summer, including Air Supply and Leftover Salmon this month.   Also a conversation with singer, songwriter and musician Rickie Lee Jones, who is performing  at Egyptian Theatre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. Plus a full list of ALL the weekend events in our area and newly announced concerts.

Friday On The Morning Mix, multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cole performed live. Spencer Bryne from All Season’s Adventures talked about spring, outdoor recreational activities and how all this rain effects the trails, rivers, and fishing. Kirsten Fox and Penny Frates of Fox School of Wine  talked about various wine adventures offered in and around town, especially some ideas for locals. All that and a thorough rundown of this weekend’s events. 

On The Morning Mix , ‘Fiddle Preacher’-Bronwen Beecher is the  in-studio musical guest throughout the show. The Timpanogas Belvederes Improv troupe stops by  talking about their upcoming show in Heber on Saturday night and we’ll get the lowdown on the Ogden Music Festival, which takes place next weekend at Fort Buenaventura outside Ogden and features Mavis Staples, Band of Heathens, The Shook Twins, and Pixie and The Partygrass Boys, among other acts, classes, craft, and camping. All that and a thorough rundown of this weekend’s events. 

Today on  Morning Mix,  in-studio musical guest Branson Anderson plays throughout the hour, as well as interviews with Dr. G, Community Outreach Coordinator for Latino families at Park City High School and the adviser for the Mexican Folkloric Dance troupe performing Friday at Ecker Hill Middle School. Also, they visit with  musician Sean Kelly of The Samples, who will be performing Saturday night at OP Rockwell. All that and a thorough rundown of weekend events.