I Love KC Music – Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners and more

On January 13 2017, the weather forecast was bleak with an impending ice storm, but that did not keep excellent music from happening!  At The Westport Saloon, The Ready Brothers and Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners entertained those of us willing to brave the weather.  It was a fun night of quality roots music!  The Ready Brothers started out the night with their old time country, blue grass, and laughter.  They were cracking jokes in between songs.

Check out all of the photos HERE (Julian Davis photos are here too).  Here is a video of The Ready Brothers taken by I Love KC Music.  You can see the full set HERE from The Westport Saloon’s live feed.

Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners finished the night with a high energy three hour set of bluegrass and western swing!  When one of the bands couldn’t make it out to The Westport Saloon due to the storm, Julian Davis and the Hay-Burners stepped up and played a longer set.  This band surely has energy to burn down the house err hay!  If you want to see a band that has fantastic music and great showmanship, this band has it all.  Their chemistry on stage, passion for music and entertainment, and talent make this one of I Love KC Music’s favorite band to see live.

Check out I Love KC Music’s video HERE.  See their whole set HERE on The Westport Saloon’s live feed archive.

 

 

Crossroads Music Fest 2016

A few weeks back the annual local music extravaganza known as Crossroads Music Festival took place at 7 different venues in the Crossroads district in Kansas City.  With over 35 local bands and performers the festival covered nearly any genre of local music for all to hear.

The Marching Cobras

 

 

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Kelley Hunt

 

 

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Julian Davis & The Phantastics

 

 

Ivory Black

 

 

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Not A Planet

 

 

 

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Radkey

 

 

 

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Middle of the Map Festival Day 1, The 2016 Edition

This year’s Middle of the Map Fest (MOTM) underwent several substantial changes.  Gone are the days of the fest taking place exclusively in Westport.  This year the open two nights were held in Westport while the latter two days were held in the Crossroads and Midland Theater. It created a very intimate feeling for the first two nights and more of a big time festival for the finale.  Also this year, the Record Bar had a sneak peek with pop-up shows at their new digs on Grand across from the Cigar Box.  Overall, the changes were definitely for the better.  Without further ado, here is night one:

Jorge Arana Trio

 

 

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Nicholas St James

Audio of Nicholas St James’ set

 

 

LA Witch

 

 

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Cowgirl’s Train Set

Audio from Cowgirl’s Train Set’s set

 

 

 

Julian Davis & the Hayburners

Audio from Julian Davis’ set

 

 

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Sharks in the Deep End

 

 

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