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Grand Marquis, Elexa Dawson

October 2 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Grand Marquis Westport Saloon

Grand Marquis Westport Saloon

Grand Marquis

Grand Marquis is a big brass powerhouse, weaving old stories in with new tales for the 21st century. American roots styles blend down by the riverside of Kansas City blues and Memphis soul to form a second line party stretching to the Big Easy. A mighty chorus of horns wail over a groove-heavy rhythm section, while big, soulful vocals highlight well-crafted original songs.

Based out of Kansas City, over 22 years Grand Marquis has played more than 2,000 shows all across the US, and released 8 full length recordings. Also released vinyl recordings from Sun Studios in Memphis (“The Sun Session”) and a tribute to KC soul singer Tony Ashley (“Can’t Put You Down.”) Other highlights include The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge Finalist in both performance and self-produced recording categories, as well as multiple Kansas City publications’ “Best Of” awards in both blues and jazz categories over several years.

“Mumbling secrets to a flummoxed doorman, slipping dead presidents into his hand, then past the dark door, all speakeasy-like. Through the walls, the crack and thud of drums, the crisp punch of an upright bass slapping time, horns thriving on the riff, guitar wailing testimonials that would coax Trouble to check his bags at the door. The Grand Marquis are guardians of a musical portal, weaving catchy originals with classy covers. Music meteorologists, if you will, concocting their own brand of weathered styles. It’s old-school jump blues, rockabilly and fiery jazz balled up into one big hit of red hot Rhythm ‘n’ Roll. Once injected, don’t be alarmed; you might see through blurry eyes and nicotine haze the ghosts of America’s musical past, conjuring delusions of 30’s KC, 50’s Memphis, Village hangouts, or the jazz jungle of Harlem. Yet these are merely roots from which their music grows; twisting and blending, melding until you catch a glimpse of things to come. Awaken from the intoxicating fog while their songs linger on your ear, echoing the chant of the Blue Devil, and you’re sure of one thing: you gotta go back for more.” – Lawrence.com

Elexa Dawson

Elexa Dawson presents original music with a voice like warm honey with a touch of prairie dirt.

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October 2
9:00 pm - 1:00 am


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