Shawn James released his album  "The Dark & The Light" on March 22, 2019.  I Love KC Music asked roots music super fans and fans of Shawn James, Jeannie and Elaine Holmes to guest write a review of his album.

It is a great honor for my mother, Jeannie Holmes and I,...

April 27, 2019

 Kelly Hunt and Stas' played the second show in The Mark Music Shows concert series this year.  This music series has been host to some incredible music and this night was no different.  Kelly had the crowd hanging on every word.  Kelly's music has this way of transpor...

April 21, 2019

Willi and Tyler are two men who have a way with words and boy did they create a night of feelings at the Westport Saloon on March 6. 

Willi kicked of the night with a mix of old folk tunes made new and his brilliant originals.  Through humor, poetry, and a little magic...

February 16, 2019

Magic has been happening at Rural Grit Happy Hour for twenty years now.  Kimmy of I Love KC Music asked people who have been playing and attending what Rural Grit means to them.  Here are their responses.  

Kelly Hunt: When I first showed up at Rural Grit...

February 16, 2019

This past Monday Rural Grit celebrated twenty years of Monday nights at The Brick.  It's been twenty years of music and community.  Twenty years of growth and partnership.  Twenty years of roots music and growth.  Monday the community came out to celebrate dresses in t...

February 4, 2019

Wednesday night felt like being in tundra land, but the fiddles were playing hot at The Westport Saloon with Betse & Clark (Kansas City) and the Urban Pioneers (Albany, TX). It’s always a special night at the Saloon with the Urban Pioneers come to town.  These shows fe...

September 17, 2018

On a beautiful August night Under the Big Oak Tree released their latest album, The Ark into the world. Kimmy sat down with the band moments before the show started, we sat on the back patio of Mike Kelly's Westsider. We talked about the band and the new album to the s...

May 31, 2018

As I walked up to the Westport Coffee Shop, I was asked if I was there for the Matchsellers show. When I answered yes I was show to a step staircase that transported me to another world. With each step it grew a little darker. The stage twinkled in starry laser lights...

April 25, 2018

For many years now, Dylan's been inviting some epic roots bands to play a massive birthday party for him and invites Kansas City to celebrate with him.  I Love KC Music made it out to night two of the event and what a night it was. If you like roots music this was the...

February 26, 2018

It was a quiet night in the city and in the warmth of the Westport Saloon, two cool roots bands played their music. Each band was a husband and wife duo. Fort Defiance warmed up the stage and Scotch Hollow closed out the night on January 18, 2018.

Fort Defiance (Nashvil...

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