Kansas City Loves Lonnie McFadden

Let's start the early morning something nice and a well-deserved tribute to one of Kansas City's greatest performers.

Even better, Mr. McFadden earned this big break during the pandemic and his club is one place we're hoping survives harsh times.

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With Lonnie's Reno Club, a legendary local entertainer remakes an iconic jazz spot

When he was just sixteen, Lonnie McFadden came to a fork in the road. McFadden had the eye of baseball scouts thanks to a lively sinker and a split-finger curve. "I could make the ball dance," he says. "I didn't have the fastest ball, but I could throw it at your head and it would go over the plate."