Now hear this!
Them KC Boys
A Kansas City Conundrum.
Who the what...?
Jill Westra & Them KC Boys are a Kansas City-based, woman-fronted, full band with their fingers in a number of musical pies. Their catalog of original tunes draws on Jill’s influences that include Texas singer-songwriters such as Robert Earl Keen, as well as 1960s Bakersfield and Memphis blues. In August 2019 the band (as a trio) released an EP entitled “so_low” that will take you on a grass rootsy, acoustic-yet-gutsy trek through four up-tempo foot-stompers, heavy on chutzpa. Playing live, you can expect extra electric guitar added to the bash, for even more oomph.
The panoply of musical styles that got all stirred together in this trippy troupe spans from bass player Leo Eilts’ smooth, western Kansas cowboy crooner alter-ego, to drummer Joe Guthrie’s rock n’ roll crash-bangs. Mr. Mark Franzke brings his flatpicking bluegrass chops & sweet harmonies because that's what was in the contract. The result? A lot of fun paired with cleverly-written songs that will keep you wide awake from a heavy dose of full-tilt vocals, great harmonies, and plenty of ruckus. And it all comes with a toe-tapping guarantee!
some moving pictures. . .
- Thu, May 11Kansas CityMay 11, 7:00 PM CDTKansas City, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
- Sun, Apr 23Walnut Creek WineryApr 23, 3:00 PM CDT – Apr 24, 5:00 PM CDTWalnut Creek Winery, 90 N Main St, Holt, MO 64048, USAApr 23, 3:00 PM CDT – Apr 24, 5:00 PM CDTWalnut Creek Winery, 90 N Main St, Holt, MO 64048, USAOne last stop on the Northern MO Tour-ette! They bring farm-to-table to your wine glass, and we'll bring the homegrown tunes to drink along to. This is our closest tour-ette stop to KC, so we hope to see some of our local friends put this one on your Sunday Drive itinerary!
- Sat, Apr 22OK TavernApr 22, 4:00 PM CDTOK Tavern, 126 E Howell Ave, Marceline, MO 64658, USAApr 22, 4:00 PM CDTOK Tavern, 126 E Howell Ave, Marceline, MO 64658, USANext stop on the Northern MO tour-ette! We're heading on over to the place where legends are born: Our drummer Joe's beloved hometown of Marceline. Looking forward to playing this rustic dive just a block away from Main St., USA.
- Fri, Apr 21UnionvilleApr 21, 7:00 PM CDTUnionville, 108 S 17th St, Unionville, MO 63565, USA
- Fri, Dec 09Kansas CityDec 09, 2022, 8:00 PM CSTKansas City, 1727 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
- Thu, Mar 24WestwoodMar 24, 2022, 7:00 PM CDTWestwood, 4707 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS 66205, USAMar 24, 2022, 7:00 PM CDTWestwood, 4707 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS 66205, USAJoin us for ULAH Live Sessions, a monthly intimate in store concert. March features a performance from Jill Westra and Them KC Boys. You don't want to miss this one! Brought to you by You Found Music. Drinks and bites included. Limited seating for 30, so grab your ticket today! Doors at 7:00.
- Mon, Dec 20Kansas CityDec 20, 2021, 6:00 PM CSTKansas City, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USADec 20, 2021, 6:00 PM CSTKansas City, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USAJoin us for the fifth annual (fourth in-person) Cover Me, Kansas City! In this celebration of Kansas City music, 11 different local artists will each cover songs by other local artists of their choice. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Midwest Music Foundation. Doors open at 6pm.
- Sat, Jul 31Buck - U DistilleryJul 31, 2021, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PMBuck - U Distillery, 3970 Tennessee Rd, Ottawa, KS 66067, USAJul 31, 2021, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PMBuck - U Distillery, 3970 Tennessee Rd, Ottawa, KS 66067, USAOriginally a Stuckey's. Now a beautiful indoor/outdoor distillery featuring Bourbon Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Brandy, Gin and 100% Natural Fruit and Spice Infusions. All natural fruits and grains locally sourced.
- Thu, May 20Kansas CityMay 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PMKansas City, 3301 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA