I Love KC Music – Blackbird Revue Farewell Show

The Blackbird Revue (Kansas City, for now) is moving soon and had their farewell show. It was a sweet and intimate show. They started out with a duet on stage and moved down onto the floor right around the crowd where Calvin Arsenia joined them with the hard for a few songs. The Blackbird Revue has this pretty folk sound.  Danielle’s voice is beautiful and the harmonies are amazing.  They ended the night with a full band giving them a more indie rock sound.  There was even a cute moment where we wished Jacob’s mom a happy birthday with a phone call from on stage. The bar was filled with friends and long time fans you could feel the love and positive energy in the room.

Blackbird Revue,good luck in L.A.!
January 19, 2017 at the recordBar.

Check out the whole album HERE.

 

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.

 

 

I Love KC Music – Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy and more

If you love roots music, the Westport Saloon is a true gem in Kansas City.  On January 7, 2017, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Deadeye., Feast ov Fools, and Karla & Too Bad Jim all played for one epic night of music.  Carrie Nation (Wichita, KS) has this hard core roots sound with guitar, banjo, bass, trumpet, drums/washboard, mandolin, and trombone. There energy was on fire and the whole crowd was going wild. The Saloon was packed with people there to hear the amazing music. Oh was it ever a night to live for! I can already tell this night will make my best of 2017 list. Catch them live yourself for the joy of it.  Deadeye. (Pittsburg, KS) is an all female band with hints of folk, bluegrass, and rock.  Their music will have you dancing with their great harmonies, guitar, banjo, saxophone, violin percussion.  I had been hearing some buzz around Feast ov Fools (Kansas) and they did not dissapoint!  Feast ov Fools had electirc energy, talented musicians, and great music.  Karla & Too Bad Jim (Kansas City, MO) was fun.  Their band has a bit of quirk and a bit of an old time feel.  What a fantastic night!

To see the whole album, go HERE.  The album is pictures from the whole night.

 

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16107116_562316327304755_4150244367549192634_o Karla & Too Bad Jim Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

 

Karla & Too Bad Jim Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Karla & Too Bad Jim
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Want to see the video?  Go HERE.

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

 

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Feast ov Fools
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Check out the video of Feast ov Fools HERE.

Deadeye. Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye.
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye. Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Deadeye.
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

See the video of Deadeye. HERE.

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Photo Credit: Kimmy DeVries

See the video HERE.