Aug 022016




I would like to take some time out today to give a HUGE pat on the back to the Westport Saloon for their 3 year anniversary celebration on August 31st 2016. I want to tell you ALL of my friends I hang around in the music business have been here at one time or another. Heck they posted pictures of Shooter and Miss Misty eating dinner there with all the kids not long ago.

Mr. Travis Fields has been a good friend to me ever since we met at Muddy Roots a while back, and this year he BETTER bring the family over to the hotel to swim in the pool with my crew. This past spring he and his crew invited me and my crew to the Westport Roots Festival and Miss Kristie and I were treated like true family there. The only thing I missed was getting a Chiefs T shirt but that gives me a reason to mosey on back there. In fact I WAS contacted by Mr. Jody from Middle Class Records to be a presence in next year’s Westport Roots event so you WILL SEE ME THERE.

For many years now this venue has provided a safe place for traveling bands to stay the night for free and a place for them to perform at the saloon and all the surrounding bars. It stands stalwart in the middle of the Country and represents Roots music in a friendly fashion for everyone to enjoy. As you pass through on your way to the east or west coast it is a place to rest and enjoy music of all genres, and a great place to buy stuff from the bands!

Lagunita’s Presents the Westport Saloon’s 3 year anniversary on August 31st 2016 and will feature three great bands for FREE! Folks you MUST GO and try the delicious food there in the Westport district of Kansas City. It is scenic with so much to do and see there.  Happy Hour starts at 4pm(The Brand new tasty and delicious Catfish Dinner from Eat Me Gourmet available at 6pm – get it while it’s here!!!!)

Oh MAN the food in that area was absolutely amazing we couldn’t stop eating food down there, I don’t drink a whole lot while working but I did have a shot of the Four Roses Bourbon in the green room. Here is the lineup for the evening:

Grassfed at 9pm

Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy at 10:30pm

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at midnight!!!!!

Aug 022016



Americana Fest
Muddy Roots
Crooked Smile Fall Fest
The So-Cal Hoedown

Folks I would like to touch on a brand new (to me) festival that is taking place August 11-13th 2016 in Challis Idaho. This is The Braun Brothers Reunion Festival and let me tell you it is ONE HELL of an Americana lineup out there! First off I want to tell you west coast readers..there are NO OUTSIDE coolers and food and drink allowed in this venue, this is NOT like some of the others in that fashion however it IS family owned and operated. There is a shuttle service and I shall list all the stops on here it looks like there is parking by the golf course of the venue. I have included a list of places to reserve rooms for you if you choose to buy tickets which can bought HERE I mean WHERE can you go to see these bands together for 115.00? WOW

Now this event takes places at the community stage at the Challis Golf Course, the website really doesn’t reveal the location of the event for those of us that aren’t familiar with the area. BUT I highly suggest that all of you that can GO and support this event!

Lodging & Camping Accommodations

Round Valley RV Park

Phone: 208 833 6570 

Challis Golf Course RV Park

Phone: 208-879-5300

Blue Mountain Fish Pond Camping

Phone: 208-879-2771

Challis Lodge and Lounge

Phone: 208-879-2251

Challis Hot Springs

5025 Hot Springs Rd.
Phone: 208-879-4442

Village Inn Motel & Restaurant

300 & 310 Hwy. 93
Phone: 208-879-2239

Creekside Inn

630 E. North Ave.
Phone 208-879-5608

Northgate Inn

1110 Hwy. 93 N.
Phone 879-2490

Pioneer Motel & RV Park

220 Hwy. 93
Phone: 208-879-6791

Headwaters Lodging

200 School House Ln,
Clayton, ID 83227
(208) 838-3474

Old Sawmill Station

HC 67 Box 556
Clayton, ID 83227

OK Folks so here is the official lineup for this festival and you will not believe how awesome it is for the price, I’m tempted to try to make this one year!

American Aquarium
Hayes Carll
The Braun Family
William Clark Green
Alejandro Escovedo
Turnpike Troubadors
Reckless Kelly
Mikey And The Motorcars
Corb Lund
Cody Canada And The Departed
Cody Johnson
Jonathan Tyler
Sunny Sweeney
Jeff Crosby And The Refugees
Paul Thorn
Jason Boland And The Stragglers