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Nick Gusman and the Coyotes

October 16 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Nick Gusman

Nick Gusman and the Coyotes


9pm: Nick Gusman and the Coyotes

“Nick Gusman sings about stray dogs, river boats and his family’s Southern Missouri homestead with the kind of passion most artists reserve for songs about love and heartbreak. That’s because Gusman’s songs are about love – and identity and freedom and other big ideas – wrapped in lyrics about things he encounters in his daily life.

As his skill at writing and performing have developed, he’s gained an equally passionate, growing audience, not just in his native St. Louis, but across the U.S. He’s toured extensively in this country and opened for established and rising acts like Chris Knight and Charlie Crockett. He and his band, Nick Gusman and The Coyotes, are scheduled for a European tour in the winter.

Music and performing are in Gusman’s blood. His grandfather played country music in the then-rowdy bars of St. Louis’s South Broadway strip. Today, Gusman plays in some of those same, newly popular venues with his grandfather’s 1943 Martin 000-18 guitar. The youngest of four siblings, Nick grew up in working class south St. Louis. After a rebellious adolescence, coupled with a consuming desire to make sense of it all, led him to learn to pick up his grandfather’s guitar and begin writing songs at age 18.

Hearing his older siblings musical interests like Nirvana, Counting Crows and Green Day, he used to mimic the bands’ styles. (Gusman is not shy about knowing every word to every Beastie Boys song.) Picking up a little something from every musical interest along the way, Gusman found his home in Woody Guthrie. Intrigued by the passion of folk music, he immersed himself in musical history, and fell in love with country, blues and other American-grown genres. As a result , Gusman’s own style is nearly impossible to pigeonhole.

In addition to regularly playing Midwestern venues, he’s toured throughout the U.S. He recorded his first album, “Dear Hard Times,” in 2018 and has been in the studio recording a 10 song album scheduled to be released in the winter of 2020.” -Margaret Holleman

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.

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.

Nick Gusman and the Coyotes


October 16
9:00 pm - 1:00 am


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