It was 1887 when the old boarding house was built by the tracks. You could hear the music of the old west, the song of the cowboys and the trains. Today the old west and the trains sounds still can be heard, along with the sounds of todays BEST blues and honky tonk music in Kansas City. Not much has changed. It’s still the best of the old and the new!
Come and support The Old No 5′s when they battle at the Blue Note, Saturday, August 18th, for a chance to perform at the 2012 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival!
Living in Kansas City during their adult lives, The Old N° 5′s have an “Old Soul” sound to their blues. It is best described as “Missouri River Blues”. Though cliche, The Big Muddy Mo is wide, dirty, deep, and powerful. At its lowest levels it can smell a little funky and twist its path to places you never thought it’d go. But when the water peaks its banks and levies, it strike up emotions of terrible awe to those standing next to its rippling current. That ever flowing water in The Mo is a great metaphor for how we see our passion for music.
A regionally touring band home based in the Midwest. A bluesy mix of original Blues tunes that continue to have an ever growing following between the moutain ranges in the US. Voted “Best Blues Band” in Kansas in 2012. (Music Mates). Having opened for Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Jimmy Thackery, Sugar Blue, Tinsley Ellis, etc, as well as headlining their own festivals and shows. Playing 140 to 160 shows a year has created a tight/hard groove that audiences love and come back for, over and over again. Knock Kneed Sally continues to expand her reach as the band shows to be announced in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois.
In 2005, Kyle stepped out front as a singer/ songwriter/guitarist and formed Kyle David Elliott and Voodoo Soul. Since then, he has been in the Kansas City Metro area blues clubs, and cites the blues jams as being a favorite. With blue veins and a love to get wild on the guitar, his fierce style of blues/rock is electrifying crowds all over the Midwest.
Live shows are full of high energy modern blues rock with catchy rhythms and a touch of soul, yet a tasteful mix of classic and traditional blues rounds out the set. Citing influences from AC/DC to ZZ Top, B.B. King to the Vaughan Brothers; Kyle’s love of Kansas City blues shines through every note!
Anchored by the young and charismatic, JD Summers. Possessing the magnetism of James Brown and the soulfulness of Otis Redding, it’s hard to turn away from this young, energetic performer when he hits the stage. The JD Summers Band is made up of some of the funkiest and soulful musicians in the Kansas City area. Each member, over the years, has been in several great bands. Finally, coming together in one group to bring you the best music that they possibly can. The groove that this group brings is nothing to be expected. Giving out a wide range of funky blues, rock & soul.