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Old No 5s, Dan Bliss

December 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


Old No 5s, Dan Bliss

Happy Hour 4pm-7pm

Dan Bliss @8pm

Old No 5s @10pm


About the Bands:

Dan Bliss: “Dan Bliss is a performer with a well traveled repertoire of traditional blues, folk and swing tunes. His songwriting is showcased along with his trademark fingerstyle guitar work and vocals on the latest CD “That’s What I’m Here For”.

Bliss plays about 200 shows a year in Kansas City and around the Midwest and has opened for artists such as Steve James, Marcia Ball, Honeyboy Edwards, Henry Townsend, Johnnie Johnson, The Nace Brothers, The Waybacks and John McCutcheon. He has twice made the top three (2005 & 2007) in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield KS and has appeared three times at the New York State Blues Festival in his hometown of Syracuse NY.

Bliss has made his home for over 20 years in Kansas City, inspired by the traditions of blues and jazz and the incredible wealth of local talent. While his focus is solo acoustic performance, he has also played with Kelley Hunt and his own band Bluetonium. These days in addition to solo shows he also plays regular duo gigs with legendary KC guitarist Rod Fleeman.

“There is his ornery side-ways smile and just a hint of a nasal drawl infusing each tune with a muddy, crawfish authenticity.”

“Eyes may bug and jaws may drop at this Kansas City cat’s ability to play three parts on the same guitar at the same time”

“In the world of contemporary finger picking oriented blues players Dan Bliss is a standout.”
– RHYTHMS MAGAZINE, Brunswick Heads, Australia”

Old No 5s: “The Old No. 5s kick serious ass” -MGMT


The Westport Saloon – “…is an American Roots Venue located in the heart of the Historic Westport District of Kansas City. Offering free live music every night of the week, this is the place to see amazing local, regional, and national talent. With a beautiful Whiskey and Tequila selection, welcoming atmosphere, and friendly staff, The Westport Saloon will likely become your favorite Kansas City stop…”

Four Roses – “It began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she replied that if her answer were “Yes,” she would wear a corsage of roses on her gown to the upcoming grand ball. Paul Jones waited for her answer excitedly on that night of the grand ball…when she arrived in her beautiful gown, she wore a corsage of four red roses. He later named his Bourbon “Four Roses” as a symbol of his devout passion for the lovely belle, a passion he thereafter transferred to making his beloved Four Roses Bourbon.”


Old No 5s, Dan Bliss


December 29, 2018
8:00 pm - 2:00 am


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