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Listening Party, Billy Bronsted, Gullywasher, Rural Grit Allstars

January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Listening Party, Billy Bronsted, Gullywasher, Rural Grit Allstars


Listening Party

Listening Party, a 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) nominee for Bluegrass/Americana, have found a place in the original music scene around the Midwest with their soulful stage presence and infectious melodies. The trio out of Milwaukee, WI present a fresh brand of Americana music that feeds from folk, classic rock, soul and bluegrass. Singer-songwriter Weston Mueller, a Northern Wisconsin native,  leads the group with “every note full of expression and feeling” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Complemented by multi-instrumentalists, Joshua Hester and Jacob Wood, each song paints a portrait of the groups varying musical backgrounds.



Billy Bronsted & The Loot


Billy Bronsted and the Loot are a predominately hard-playing, big-sounded duo from Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Billy and his percussionist, John Kneipp were both born and raised in Tomahawk, Wi, where their love for music was definitely thought of as unique. Tomahawk is a place full of grounded, family oriented, peaceful, hardworking people. Strong values were instilled, shaping the way they walk through their lives. Their peaceful upbringing has played a major hand in their sound; as story-telling and writing is second nature to them. The duo’s rythmic sound of the drum mixed with Bronsted’s plucking puts the listener in a feel-good vibe. Listening to their albums, you almost feel as if you’ve been pulled into the woods around a campfire and you’re listening to their stories set to music.



Established in 2017 are from Kansas City, Missouri. An acoustic folk americana band started by guitarist singer-song writer Chris Hudson, in early 2017,Chris found some great musician friends from the local KC Music scene and put the original cast of players together to form the group. The original line up included Susan Cedarquist on Fiddle, Matt Cathlina on Upright Bass and Sam Wright on Banjo, they released their first self titled “Gullywasher” Cd in August 2018 playing lots of local KC venues and the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield Ks.

The current lineup is with Matt Cathlina Upright Bass/Vocals, Chris Hudson Guitar/Vocals, Sam Wright Banjo/Vocals with local Kc guitarist Billy Brady from the Steamboat Bandits and Whiskey Mash filling in the 4th member at live shows and periodically a 5th player with Devon Teran on Pedal Steel, Michael Turnbo on Violin and Michael Payne on percussion. The trio is currently getting ready to go back into the studio to record their second Cd due out sometime on 2020..

Gullywasher plays a wide variety of old country, new country, folk , old time, blue grass, blues and Americana rock.


Rural Grit Allstars

American roots music–old time, old country, honky-tonk, blues, juke joint and original music– traditional sounds to experiments beyond






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.


Listening Party, Billy Bronsted, Gullywasher, Rural Grit Allstars


January 10
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Westport Saloon
4112 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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