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Ghosts of Grandads Past, The Goddamn Ranchhand Band, Barroom Billies

January 25 @ 8:30 pm - 1:30 am


Ghosts of Grandads Past, The Goddamn Ranchhand Band, Barroom Billies


Ghosts of Grandads Past

Hailing from Kansas City, Ghosts of Grandads Past have spun their own tale on songs and stories of depression & murder, love & hate, Satan & sadness to come up with their own style on southern gothic tales while throwing in elements of folk, punk rock, goth rock and classic country.


Starting from the ashes of local band Whiskey Breath and not stopping by either health issues or members coming and going, they are quickly becoming a staple in the Kansas City music scene and have shared the stage with artists such as Amigo the Devil, Harley Poe, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, DBUK, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Tejon Street Corner Thieves and many more. Together and collectively, the members of Ghosts of Grandads Past have played all over the country and festivals including Muddy Roots Music Festival, Farmaggedon Record Music Fest, Westport Roots Festival and Dylan’s Birthday Bender yearly in Kansas City.


Their mutual love of depressing tunes & stories has led them to this point. Members of Whiskey Breath, the Corpses, Box Herders, Still Shine Railroad, Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Sound Company, The Blue Boot Heelers.


The Goddamn Ranchhand Band

All the way from Trapper Creek Alaska, The Goddamn Ranchhand Band performs an amalgamation of Outlaw Country, Punk Rock, and Bluegrass. Fronted by Justin Boot, who writes the songs and also hosts the TCBG festival in Trapper Creek (tcbgfestival.com), they have played everywhere from the end of the Iditarod sled dog race in Nome Alaska to Muddy Roots Europe at Cowboy Up Steakhouse in Belgium. Keeping with the traditions of Bill Monroe all band members also work on the ranch and have no problems picking tunes till the sun comes up. The Goddamn Ranchhand Band  is guaranteed to keep you tapping your toes and shaking your…well perhaps you should find out for yourself.


Barroom Billies

The Barroom Billies are a make your foot go crazy stompin’ band that leaves you sweaty and restless. Out of Columbia Missouri, we combine rock, roots and honkytonk to offer you an all-original, rowdy and rambunctious show. Come join the fun, we promise you’ll want to come back! Songs about shooting whiskey, the devil, driving fast and moonshine; you know, the good stuff.

“In the beginning we all thought we were making a honkytonk band. After awkwardly getting to know one another over copious amounts of booze, we realized there was some punk, some old country and some rock bursting through the cracks of our songs. What the hell? Sounds good, let’s keep it. Those undertones came from our roots. The music some of us grew up with, the music some of had made, and the music we wanted to be making. Guess you could say that’s where the genre of roots music came from (in our minds anyways): A bunch of old punk rockers who refuse to go full country, but can’t help being drawn to bluegrass. And with each new song they write, their ‘roots’ just keep showing through.”


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.

Ghosts of Grandads Past, The Goddamn Ranchhand Band, Barroom Billies


January 25
8:30 pm - 1:30 am


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