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Rocky Bottom, AJ Gaither OMB, Amarugia Ridge Runners

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Rocky Bottom, AJ Gaither OMB, Amarugia Ridge Runners


Rocky Bottom

It’s my favorite month of the year and to celebrate here’s a song I wrote about one of my favorite pass times. Couldn’t have found a better place to film it either. If ya see this, thanks Dick!

Posted by Rocky Bottom on Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Rocky Bottom is a harmonica blowing, foot stomping, moon howling, string breaking, story telling, one man show who needs nothing more than a suitcase and a stage.

With a stiff cocktail of folk, country and rock’n’roll, Rocky Bottom takes the roots of these elements and brews them together, reminding anyone who has forgotten, where it all came from.


AJ Gaither

Everything is better when it’s home-made. And it don’t get more down home or DIY than AJ Gaither. From the building of the instruments to the writing of the songs and making of the albums, everything about this “one man junk band” is lo-tech and hands on.

The sound is cold lonely bars and old empty barns, highways and heartaches. From raging high octane foot stompin’ brag songs to slow and soulful songs about struggle and being homesick, every bit of it is drenched in whiskey and hard living.

The instruments are old cigar boxes and scrap lumber, spare bolts and wood screws. Each is one unique in tone and appearance. A large feed bucket and a wooden mallet provide the kick drum, accompanied by a junk snare drum rigged to be played by foot. All built by the same hands that play them.


Amarugia Ridge Runners

We are the Amarugia Ridge Runners! Our name comes from the Amarugia Highlands conservation area south of Freeman, Missouri and roughly 49 miles south of Kansas City, Missouri. We are a group of young and adventurous musicians raised in the deep history and folklore surrounding the highlands. The Amarugia Highlands have historically been home to mysteries, moonshiners and music. Our connection to this land and love of the rich history has drawn us together. We perform a mix of folk, blues, old country, and bluegrass. We come together to create amazing music and long-lasting memories. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey!


The Westport Saloon

Located in Kansas City’s historic Westport District, The Westport Saloon has become a midwest haven for the underground. Roots, Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Blues, Blues Rock, Folk, Rockabilly, and that Twang you live for.

Like the settlers of Westport, we work tirelessly to bring amazing names to our stage. Over the years we have hosted acts such as Wayne “the Train” Hancock, Dale Watson, Moe Brandy, JD Wilkes, Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band,  The Goddamn Gallows, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies, Luke Bell, The Hooten Hallers, Carries Nation and the Speakeasy and so many more.

Like the settlers of Westport, we are also known for our whiskey. Overtime, and as tastes have changed, we have amassed quite the collection to keep your glass filled and you coming back. Saloons predate prohibition establishments, when drinks were uncomplicated, not pretentious and hearty.  It’s alright to be heavy on the bourbon and Scotch – we don’t judge.

Rocky Bottom, AJ Gaither OMB, Amarugia Ridge Runners


January 24
8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Westport Saloon
4112 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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