Prospero's Presents Rupert Wates with guest John L Keck
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Prospero's Presents Rupert Wates with guest John L Keck

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~ Rupert Wates ~
Rupert was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists including jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. https://www.rupertwatesmusic.com

~ John l. Keck ~
John is a midwest touring songwriter who's currently performing in support of his recent release "Out in the Cold - 12th Street Singles" available online for streaming and download https://johnlkeck.bandcamp.com/

“It’s a joy to go out looking for that music that stays with me somewhere between a good breakfast and a ghost, I’ve been able to find that many many times with John Keck.” – Mike Warren KCUR

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An Evening with Erin O'Dowd and John L Keck
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Erin O'Dowd and John L Keck

Erin O'Dowd ~ 
Erinis a Cosmic Americana Singer-Songwriter originally from Tulsa and now based in Nashville. Her lilting vocals often draw comparison to Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn, and her lofty melodies are reminiscent of simpler times. Her 5-piece band combines influences of Classic Country, Psych Folk, and Roots to create a fresh interpretation of Americana and Red Dirt Nation calls her "a powerful and capable solo performer." Her moving songs tell timeless tales of love, endless longing, and adventure, all wrapped up in lush musical medicine for your ears. https://www.erinodowd.com

Erin O'Dowd's debut album, OLD TOWN, was produced by Rolling Stone acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville and features Grammy nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright on keys. The ten song, self-penned gem features a treasure trove of Oklahoma talent, including members of Fullbright's backing band, various instrumentation by Linville, and legendary Midwest pedal steel player Roger Ray of Jason Boland & The Stragglers. OLD TOWN will release May 4th on Horton Records, and O’Dowd will be touring the US extensively in 2018.


~ john l. keck ~
John is a midwest touring songwriter who's currently performing in support of his recent release "Out in the Cold - 12th Street Singles" available online for streaming and download https://johnlkeck.bandcamp.com/

“It’s a joy to go out looking for that music that stays with me somewhere between a good breakfast and a ghost, I’ve been able to find that many many times with John Keck.” – Mike Warren KCUR

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Finest Folk First Fridays featuring John L Keck
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Finest Folk First Fridays featuring John L Keck

Folk Alliance International presents Finest Folk First Fridays

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A “listening-room” concert series presenting a diverse selection of the finest in local and regional folk music. Come and listen with us. Free and open to the public.

October's "Finest Folk" event will feature two performances by Kansas City singer-songwriter john l. keck, located at our new office in the Crossroads District.

Doors at 5:30pm
First show at 6pm
Second show at 7:30pm

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion, a moment in time that we can travel to and be present in. Much like a photograph defines the light of an instant. With one foot in the South and one in the Midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional Americana and a willingness to be undefined.

Funding provided by KCMO Office of Culture & Creative Services (NTDF)

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Wine Walk on Delaware!
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Walk on Delaware!

Join us the third Saturday of the month May through September for Wine Walk on Delaware! We'll have wonderful wine tastings, live music, hand-made art & crafts, and you'll get to socialize with the wonderful shops on Delaware St.!

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of starting at 3:00. Either way you choose to purchase, make sure you bring your valid ID!

More details to come so STAY TUNED!

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An Evening with Ayleen O'Hanlon (AUS) and John L Keck
Jul
15
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Ayleen O'Hanlon (AUS) and John L Keck

Ayleen O'Hanlon is an international touring artist from Melbourne, Australia. Currently in the U.S. working on recordings with Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission. While in the U.S. She will be in residency with The House of Songs in Austin, TX and performing at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in support of Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops.http://www.ayleenohanlon.com/

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Teal Paws at Chicken N Pickle
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Teal Paws at Chicken N Pickle

Join us at Chicken N Pickle as we help support Teal Paws! 
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Teal Paws is a program focused on education and healing.

Ally dog team (al'i dawg teem) n.: A sexual assault survivor dog partnered together to Support, Love, and Heal. 100% of the proceeds from this community event will benefit Teal Paws! The event will begin at 6:30 pm on the rooftop, and there will be live music!

There will be live music, featuring the Summer Storms and John Keck!

The Summer Storms formed in 2015 by founding members Michael Ptacek (bass), Amanda O'Brien (vocals, dobro, harmonica) and Thaddeus O'Brien (vocals, guitar) in the Kansas City area. The trio has enjoyed broad-ranging inspiration from the folk, rock, jazz and blues communities and aspires to create a warm, original Americana sound that both lives in and defies the classifications of the musical genres from which it came. 

In 2018, The Summer Storms will be performing regionally and around Kansas City while working on their first release. 

John Keck is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion and moments in time that we can travel to and experience first-hand--much like photography captures the fleeting of an instant. With one foot in the South and one in the Midwest, Johns music is a modern blend of traditional Americana and a willingness to be Undefined!

Tickets are $20 for the event and $30 for the event & a t-shirt! Learn more about Teal Paws: https://tealpaws.org/about-us-1

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Wine Walk on Delaware!
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Walk on Delaware!

Join us the third Saturday of the month May through September for Wine Walk on Delaware! We'll have wonderful wine tastings, live music, hand-made art & crafts, and you'll get to socialize with the wonderful shops on Delaware St.!

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of starting at 3:00. Either way you choose to purchase, make sure you bring your valid ID!

More details to come so STAY TUNED!

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Erin O'Dowd/ John Keck/ Megan Palmer/ Jordan Mitchell
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Erin O'Dowd/ John Keck/ Megan Palmer/ Jordan Mitchell

Erin O'Dowd, Megan Palmer, and Jordan Mitchell (Nashville) and John Keck (KCMO) will be doing a badass In The Round performance at The Bowery Vault in East Nashville! If you're not familiar, it's an amazing vintage store/bar/café/venue about Mickey's. Yes, you can shop while we play! The show is Saturday, June 2nd, from 8-10pm on their amazing stage in their cozy listening room. Come grab a drink and hear us all together while you can, sharing stories and playing our favorite original tunes!

Join us on FB  https://www.facebook.com/events/1365894703540978/

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River Market Wine Walk
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

River Market Wine Walk

Join us the third Saturday of the month May through September for Wine Walk on Delaware! We'll have wonderful wine tastings, live music, hand-made art & crafts, and you'll get to socialize with the wonderful shops on Delaware St.!

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of starting at 3:00. Either way you choose to purchase, make sure you bring your valid ID!

Live music by John L Keck

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An Evening with: John Statz, Kelly Hunt and John Keck
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with: John Statz, Kelly Hunt and John Keck

Tickets are on Sale now click here!!!!!

I'm very excited to be opening for John Statz two nights in a row, and it is a great pleasure to have the very talented Kelly Hunt join us for this special performance please join us on facebook by clicking here, and purchase tickets now by clicking here!

 

The Pilgrim Chapel presents

John Statzwww.johnstatz.com
One of the more prolific and hard-working young songwriters working in the Americana genre, John Statz has released seven studio albums and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe, all in just a shade over a decade. Throughout that time he’s been writing the kind of songs that float through your mind and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening (American Songwriter) and it’s been said that his songwriting can stand beside the best and above the rest (No Depression). 

Kelly Hunt - www.kellyhuntmusic.com
Kelly is a singer-songwriter of Americana/Roots music. Originally hailing from Memphis, TN, she now calls Kansas City home. Her style is a compelling blend of folk, blues, country, and Appalachian old-time music. She accompanies herself on a 1920s tenor banjo, combining time-honored clawhammer and finger-picking techniques with her own improvised strum-and-pick patterns, which highlight both the rhythmic and melodic distinctiveness of the banjo. But her primary instrument is her voice, which rings out with the powerful clarity of someone who has been singing all her life. Kelly's songs spring from a place of rich imagery and bespeak a genuine love of storytelling.

 

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John Statz with John L Keck @ Replay Lounge
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

John Statz with John L Keck @ Replay Lounge

I'm very excited to be opening up a few shows for a true American poet - John Statz.  I hope you can join us for a great night in Lawrence.  Join the facebook event by clicking here:

John Statzwww.johnstatz.com
One of the more prolific and hard-working young songwriters working in the Americana genre, John Statz has released seven studio albums and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe, all in just a shade over a decade. Throughout that time he’s been writing the kind of songs that float through your mind and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening (American Songwriter) and it’s been said that his songwriting can stand beside the best and above the rest (No Depression). 
http://johnstatz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnstatzmusic/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyvQwP6dwqM


 

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Wholehearted Wellness presents 3rd Friday Artistry of Kelly Berkey with Music by John L Keck
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Wholehearted Wellness presents 3rd Friday Artistry of Kelly Berkey with Music by John L Keck

Click through for FB event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/2051823321760401/

Join us for an Amazing night of Artistry of Three Professional Artist: Kelly Berky. Heather Collingsworth and Singer Songwriter John Keck. I can promise you this is an evening that you will not want to miss. 

ARTIST

Kelly Berkey works and lives in the beautiful countryside of Ray Co, MO where her studio is located. When she's not painting, you will find her practicing yoga, hiking the trails along the creek, or napping with her Maine Coon, Indy. She teaches portrait and figure workshops from her studio as well as in Portugal, Outer Banks, NC, and will be teaching and traveling to Ireland, Tuscany, Florence, and Rome this August/September with plans to teach/travel in Italy and Greece in 2019.
Her artwork has been collected throughout the U.S. as well as Internationally. My corporate clientele include Pier 1 Imports, Hobby Lobby, At Home, and Kirkland's. You can also see her work at Hilliard Gallery in KC, MO.

Heather Collinsworth is a teacher, artist, art director, curator and art representative. In 2016 she co-founded Paper Birch Landing Gallery with Polly McCann and Tessa Elwood. She has been creating art from the time she was in highschool. After taking a break and working in the restaurant industry, she returned to the arts and began doing shows in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver and with Pancakes and Booze, RAW and Chocolate and Art Pop Up Art Shows. Her style tends toward abstract and graffiti art. Heather loves to tackle social issues in her work while at the same time, making items that speak to the beauty in our world. 

Heather proudly runs Paper Birch Landing, serving as Art Director. The mission of Paper Birch Landing is to showcase and highlight emerging and midlevel career artists along with providing the community a place to buy local art, take classes and enjoy the arts!

Heather is an art curator through her business More Than Art Enterprises for KC Skyline Realty, Spa on Penn, IWerx, Edward Jones at Briarcliff, KC Direct Primary Care, Calibration Brewery and Opal and Orchid Hair Studio. Through her off site art direction, she helps give artists additional venues to showcase and sell their work – along with providing networking opportunities.

Heather is a facilitator with GuildIt and a board advisor with Northtown Arts Coalition.

Heather proudly teaches art classes for Edgerton, Kansas Parks and Recreation, Spring Hill, Kansas Parks and Recreation, North Kansas City Parks and Recreation and We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gymnasium.

Heather teaches on going classes through Paper Birch Landing for artist career instruction, ongoing education classes, children’s classes, wine and paint and more. In addition to this, she helps with Arts in the Park – the North Kansas City Arts Festival.

MUSICIAN
John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion, a moment in time that we can travel to and be present in. Much like a photograph defines the light of an instant. With one foot in the South and one in the Midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional Americana and a willingness to be undefined.

"People who haven't heard me play ask me what kind of music I make. I want to answer them, and not be rude, but it's difficult to give a 30 second elevator pitch on something you plan to work on your whole life... I don't set out to do 'one thing', so I've started saying 'I write songs for people who love Van Gogh's paintings'. I realize that's not an answer, but I want to have a conversation about what I've written. Even if it means we only get to have it with our eyes when I perform. I want to provoke thought and connect with people. I would also love to see if I can get you to dance, laugh and cry a little." - John L Keck

John is on the verge of releasing a 3 song EP this spring as a series called "Out in the Cold" and is excited to be performing as much as possible throughout the midwest. Listen to the new tracks now on www.johnlkeck.com.

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Homegrown Hope -  Shave to Save Kansas City
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Homegrown Hope - Shave to Save Kansas City

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A Charitable Kansas City Happy Hour.  All proceeds benefitting American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - Kansas City.

KC Eats. KC Drinks. KC Live Music. KC Art Auction. 

Celebrate your hometown, while helping provide a home for those who need it most.

Early bird tickets are available until March 13, and VIP tickets include special drink and beverage, in addition to the donated sips and snacks provided to all attendees.

Early Bird: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homegrown-hope-tickets-43664889861

VIP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homegrown-hope-vip-tickets-43665135596

 

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VFW Open Mic Saturday Featuring John Keck
Mar
10
10:00 PM22:00

VFW Open Mic Saturday Featuring John Keck

Join us for open mic night this Saturday night! Bring your instruments! Bring your voice! 
Our Saturday open mic is hosted by Mr. J of Honeysuckle Haze and we choose a new music feature each week. This week we are featuring local singer/songwriter John Keck. Gather your friends and enjoy $1.50 wells and $2 PBR’s all night long! 


About our feature: 

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion of a moment in time that we can travel to and be present in. Much like a photograph defines the light of an instant. With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined. 

"People who haven't heard me play ask me what kind of music I make. And I want to answer them, and not be rude, but it's difficult give a 30 second elevator pitch, I don't set out to do "one thing", so I've started saying 'I write songs for people who love Van Gogh's paintings'. I want to have a conversation about what I've written, even if it means we only get to have it with our eyes when I perform. I want to provoke thought and connect with people. I would also love to see if I can get you to dance, laugh and cry a little." - John L Keck

John is on the verge of releasing a 3 song EP this spring and is excited to be performing as much as possible.

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 Sat Night RM#634 - The Minnesota Room @ FAI 2018
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Sat Night RM#634 - The Minnesota Room @ FAI 2018

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion... depicting a moment in time. Like a photograph can define the light.  With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined.  

John will be performing an unplugged 30 min set

#FAI2018  #Kansas City

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Sat Day - RM#727 - LilFest @ FAI 2018
Feb
17
2:30 PM14:30

Sat Day - RM#727 - LilFest @ FAI 2018

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion... depicting a moment in time. Like a photograph can define the light.  With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined.  

John will be performing an unplugged 30 min set

#FAI2018 #LilFest #Kansas City

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Thurs Night - RM#739 - KC Music Collective @ FAI 2018
Feb
16
2:40 AM02:40

Thurs Night - RM#739 - KC Music Collective @ FAI 2018

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion... depicting a moment in time. Like a photograph can define the light.  With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined.  

John will be performing an unplugged 30 min set

#FAI2018  #KansasCity

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Thurs Night - RM#703 - Even More LilFest @ FAI 2018
Feb
16
12:15 AM00:15

Thurs Night - RM#703 - Even More LilFest @ FAI 2018

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion... depicting a moment in time. Like a photograph can define the light.  With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined.  

John will be performing an unplugged 30 min set.

#LilFest #FAI2018

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Wed Night - RM#727 - LilFest @ FAI 2018
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Wed Night - RM#727 - LilFest @ FAI 2018

John is a songwriter who creates lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion... depicting a moment in time. Like a photograph can define the light.  With one foot in the south and one in the midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional americana and a willingness to be undefined.  

John will be performing an unplugged 30 min set.

#FAI2018 #LilFest #Kansas City

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Heather Styka, Mala Gassmann and John L Keck
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Heather Styka, Mala Gassmann and John L Keck

Heather Styka - www.heatherstyka.com
Chicago songwriter Heather Styka is not afraid to go where others fear to tread and to get a little messy on the way. Beneath sweet, soulful vocals (Portland Press Herald) and nimble finger picked guitar (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust, drawn from her extensive touring. These are the sort of songs that take you on a journey and haunt you all the way home.

Styka started writing and performing as a teenager, honing her craft among Chicagos folk community. At the age of 28, Heather Styka has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast. She was a 2015 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and has performed at the Folk Alliance International and FARM conferences as an official showcase artist. 


Mala Gassmann - www.malamusic.ch
Red haired Singer-songwriter and violin player Mala brings folk music right from the Swiss mountains, all the while honoring her celtic, american and classical roots. Her voice shines with simplicity and lightness, going right to the listener’s heart.
Currently she’s writing on her second solo album, that was inspired by her 3 month stay in Austin Texas, right in the the heart of the so called “singer-songwriter folk family” scene. It will be released in 2018, marking her debut as solo artist.


John L Keck - www.johnlkeck.com
John L Keck is a Kansas City songwriter who writes lyrics with the intent of capturing emotion and depicting a moment in time, much like a photograph can define the light. With roots in the South and the Midwest, John's music is a modern blend of traditional american and a willingness to be undefined.

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Cover Me, Kansas City Folk
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cover Me, Kansas City Folk

On December 12th, fourteen of the area's best folk acts will gather at the Record Bar for a celebration of Kansas City music. While all are talented songwriters and musicians in their own right, each act will perform two songs that were written by a different local artist of their choice. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Midwest Music Foundation, which provides healthcare grants to working musicians.

recordBar
Tuesday, December 12
Doors open at 6pm
Music starts at 7pm
Tickets: $10
All Ages (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

List of Performers:
Betse & Clarke-- adventures in old time
Calvin Arsenia-- neo-soul
Chad Brothers-- bluegrass guitar picker
Grassfed-- bluegrass trio
Howard Iceberg-- local songwriting legend
Jenna & Martin-- cosmic western
Jessica Paige-- soul/pop
john l. keck-- singer/songwriter
Kelly Hunt-- contemporary folk
Kelly Werts-- acoustic folk
Kyle Reid-- an Oklahoma transplant
The Matchsellers-- old-timey bluegrass duo
Mikal Shapiro Music-- original Americana
Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits-- rootsy singer/songwriter

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