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Jesh Yancey (Cancelled), Dan Martin
March 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Jesh Yancey, Dan Martin
9pm: Jesh Yancey
Jesh Yancey is a folk singer and songwriter based out of Denver, Colorado and has recently released his first full-length album, Livers and Diers, in the fall of 2018. Jesh began playing and writing music in 2002 and has been crafting his sound ever since. Jesh has been a college drop-out, Navy sailor and a park ranger.
After failing out of college the first time and running off to join the Navy, Yancey found himself on the Gulf Coast with a pen in his hand with something to say. With influences like John Prine, Guy Clark, Todd Snider and Jerry Garcia, Jesh has established a catalogue of songs with a solid groove and an honest sentiment that takes a couple listens to fully take in. Livers and Diers is a journey from the darkest depths of ignorance to the blinding truths of everyday life and is an attempt to jolt the listener into deeper thought while their toe starts tapping.
Jesh grew up in rural northeast Alabama and was raised by a cowboy and an English teacher which is where he found his way with words and a working-man’s point of view that contributes to his fearless, gritty, no-frills style. Yancey pens songs that highlight the challenges in society while leaving room for the listener to draw their own conclusions.
10pm: Dan Martin
Born and raised in Tulsa, OK singer/songwriter, Martin draws inspiration from the land he is from to the places he has traveled. Since 2014, Martin’s travels have taken him from coast to coast, overseas and back again. Fans of Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will have little trouble compassing theirs ears to the songs of Dan Martin.
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.
Jesh Yancey, Dan Martin