Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tyler Giles, Willi Carlisle

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am


Tyler Giles, Willi Carlisle

Happy Hour 4pm-7pm

Willi Carlisle @7pm

Tyler Giles @8:30pm


About the Bands:

Tyler Giles: “Tyler is a songwriter and performer based in a migratory circle within the Midwest.”

Willi Carlisle: “Willi Carlisle is folksinger and artist based in Arkansas. With years of collecting folklore, playing or calling square dances, and tirelessly touring fringe, honky-tonk, and house-concert circuits, Willi Carlisle is a multi-faceted writer, performer, and instrumentalist performing internationally.

After the his all-oldtime-music debut in 2015 with Allison Williams (Old Ties) and several Ozarks-focused folklore exhibitions, Willi released a debut EP of original songs, “Too Nice to Mean Much,” in June 2016. After a year of touring, Willi settled in with producer and director Joseph Fletcher to design his award-winning folk-music play, “There Ain’t No More.” In the 2017-2018 touring season, the solo storytelling/folk-music show won ten awards and was performed over 100 times at festivals, colleges, basements, and arts centers.

Willi then returned to Arkansas to record “To Tell You the Truth,” a stripped-down, live album of 12 folksongs and originals that the Arkansas Democrat Gazette says “stand on their own, lyrically and musically.” In the meantime, of course, he’s been publishing in The Journal of American Folklore and His last year of touring has taken him from Maine to California, from Texas to Manitoba, Alaska to the United Kingdom.

With a style forged in the fire of Ozark oldtime music and his ever-growing collection of antique music, Carlisle’s musical stories hoot, stomp, and saunter through joys and troubles uniquely southern and timelessly true. Equally comfortable on banjo, fiddle, and guitar, Carlisle has earned accolades for his versatility with performances at the Ozark Folk Center, AmericanaFest, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Thacker Mountain Radio, Westport Roots Festival, and Fringe Festivals across the country.”


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.”


Tyler Giles, Willi Carlisle


March 6
7:00 pm - 12:00 am


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