Happy 162 KC!

Happy Birthday Kansas City

Kansas City’s history goes back to the 19th century, when French settlers moved up the Missouri River from  St. Louis, to trap for furs and trade with the Native Americans.

The Kansas City metropolitan area straddles the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers,.  It was a strategic point for commerce and security.

Kansas City, Missouri was founded in 1838 as “City of Kansas”.  It’s growth soon overtook  it’s rival Westport and became  the predominant city west of St. Louis.

The area played a major role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Santa Fe, California,  and Oregon trails ran through the area. In 1854, when Kansas was opened to  settlement, the Missouri-Kansas border became the first battlefield of the Civil War.

Kansas City, Missouri, was officially incorporated on March 28, 1853.



KC Live Music 3/26 – 3/29/2015

Live Music in Kansas CityLots of live music coming up this weekeknd!

While this is by no means a complete listing of everything going on, perhaps you;ll find something here to go out and hear.

Get out there and support live music in our great city!


Thursday March 26

Tinsley Ellis @Knuckleheads Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM

Johnny Boyd @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM

Eric Sardinas @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

The Grand Marquis @ Jazz Louisiana Kitchen, 7 -10 pm

Spaghetti Western Thursday @ the Westport Saloon, movies from 6-8 pm with music following – Honky Tonk Song Swap with Dusty Rust & the Roamin’ Oklahomans & special guests

Friday March 27

Jeff Bergen’s Elvis Show @Knuckleheads Show at 8:00 PM

Atlantic Express w/ Hal Wakes @Knuckleheads Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

The Grisly Hand @ Davey’s Uptown with the Far West, 9:30 pm

Red Kate, Fiscal Spli, Wick & the Tricks, Witch Jail @ Vandals  8pm

Mike Saint-Jules Bobby Bohn, Brian Flinn, John Lecoque @ The Riot Room  8pm

Soul Preservers feat. Brian Danker @ The Ship 8pm

Saturday March 28

Open Jam with Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldston @Knuckleheads 1-5:30pm- No ticket Required

Ida McBeth @Knuckleheads Show at 8:30 PM

Crybaby Ranch 5th Anniversary Party @ the Westport Saloon 8 pm

Cole Porter Band, Golden Groves @ The Riot Room 7pm

Folkicide Mercury @ Mills Record Company 7pm

Acoustica Noir/Crybaby Ranch @ The Westport Saloon 8pm

Sunday March 29

Open Jam with Levee Town @Knuckleheads 1-6pm – No ticket Required

Acoustic Showcase @Knuckleheads Hosted by Amanda Fish w/Erin Eades  & Mark Montgomery 2-5pm

Dead Skeletons @ Holy Cow Market & Music 3pm (market open 11a – 4p)

The Confessors @ B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ 6pm

Chicken and Pickin’! A Bluegrass Song swap @ The Westport Saloon 8pm

Little River Band Coming to Ameristar Casino

Little River BandOn Saturday May 16th, 2015, Little River Band will be bringing their special vocal blend to the stage at the Ameristar Casino and Hotel.

Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975.  It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian rock acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies.

They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.  Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America included:

It’s a Long Way There
Help Is on Its Way
Happy Anniversary
Cool Change
Lonesome Loser
The Night Owls
Take It Easy On Me
Man On Your Mind
We Two
The Other Guy.

Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio.

Little River Band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.

Reminiscing – Little River Band

There have been over 30 different members involved throughout Little River Band’s long career. Current members are:
Wayne Nelson – bass & lead vocals
Greg Hind – guitar & vocals
Chris Marion – keyboards & vocals
Rich Herring – guitar & vocals
Ryan Ricks – drums & vocals

This is my favorite from the band:

Little River Band – Lonesome Loser