KCUR KC Currents/NPR story featuring The Wires

Cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan Parks have been good friends since they trained together as classical musicians at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. They perform around the region, and internationally, in symphony orchestras and chamber groups.  They’ve also delved into traditional folk, rock and jazz genres.  (Parks plays in the Kansas City folk-rock band, In The Pines.

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Ink Article, Laurel Morgan

What are you listening to, Laurel Morgan?

Writer/violinist for the Wires, Tree and In the Pines

Dugan Arnett


Laurel Morgan keeps her schedule full.

In addition to writing and performing strings music with cellist Sascha Groschang as part of the Wires, she plays violin for the folk-rock group Tree and performs with recently out-of-hiatus band In the Pines, which is finalizing its second album.

She spoke with Ink recently about inspiring albums, the violin and her one-time obsession with Dave Matthews.

1. What’s the album that influences you the most?

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The Wires “Native Performance

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kcurtopbanner“Get the scoop on urban cinema from Shawn Edwards of Fox News 4 and He’ll tell us about the 3rd Annual Black Movie Awards coming up in early January. Later in the show, we’ll be joined by the The Wires for a live in studio performance of original music for strings.”

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