Knuckleheads Saloon

THE place for live music, be it blues, honky-tonk, rockabilly, or whatever, in the Kansas City area! Knuckleheads Saloon is the greatest roadhouse, honky-tonk and blues bar around!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Booker T,Heather Myles,KKFI' Reggae Fest,Jason Boland & The Stragglers,Billy Gibson & the Porchlights,Jeff Bergen,& MORE @ Knuckleheads 9/22 - 9/27/09

Tuesday 9/22
KKFI's Reggae Fest
with The Itals
Pato Banton & The Now Generation
and the Nu Riddim Allstars

7 pm $20 adv

Thursday 9/24
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
(Country / Southern Rock / Rock)
with special guests the Scott Ford Band &
Outlaw Jim & the Whiskey Benders

8:30 pm $15 adv

Friday 9/25
Jeff Bergen's Elvis Show

Jeff Bergen is quickly becoming one of the most
exciting and talked about Elvis Tribute Artists in the
industry today
6pm $6 cover

Friday 9/25
Billy Gibson & the Porchlights

Billy Gibson first picked up the harmonica at a very
young age. "It was cheap and I could easily make sounds
with it." After high school, Gibson?s desire for
learning and improving as a musician took him to
Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he played with blues
guitarist Johnnie Billington and drummer Bobby Little
in Billington's group The Midnighters. "Johnnie and
Bobby taught me how to make it in this business",
Gibson recalls. Like many before him, Gibson eventually
left Mississippi for Memphis. "Beale Street was my
university of blues,"
6 pm $10 adv this is a early show

Friday 9/25
Heather Myles
(Bakersfield style Honky Tonk)
Heather Myles gets her musical inspiration from a
background that is as diverse as the artist herself.
Growing up on a ranch in Southern California, Heather
was immersed in the sounds of country music radio at a
time when legends were being born. The voices of
Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, and Hank
Williams all played a large part influencing Heather as
a songwriter and an outstanding performer.
Additionally, it was the sound of her dad's ukulele
and grandpa's old Scottish bagpipes that have been
responsible for shaping her into the artist she is
10pm $15 adv

Saturday 9/26
The Unknown Hinson
with special guest Phantom of the Opry
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother
who spent some hard years drinking and working as a
carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown
Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country
and western-tinged psychobilly. Hailing from Charlotte,
North Carolina, this red-necked crooner gained regional
popularity with a self-produced television show in 1992
and soon was touring nationwide, wowing audiences with
his outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and
freewheeling, sleazy tone. Hinson?s most recent CD
release, "Target Practice", melds weepy twang and
searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-
gone-bad and the dark side of the honky-tonk lifestyle.
Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson
isn't just for the trailer park set anymore! Billy Bob
Thornton names Unknown as one of his favorite
songwriters and a genius picker
9pm $18 adv

Sunday 9/27
Booker T's Potato Hole Fall Tour

The album rolls through a selection of far-ranging
compositions, each separate and distinct pieces that,
by turn, manifest his characteristic adoration of the
groove, exploring and exploiting each mood to the
limit. Whether it's a case of cosmological serenity or
funky staccato chicken peck work-outs, Jones' melodic
vision and expansive arrangements are delivered with a
mesmerizing quality. The album also pushes into
sometime previously unvisited-by Jones territory: lead
track "Pound It Out" is a brawny, relentless exercise
in hard rock, an intense, driving song that's far more
of a head-banger than a blast of steam-heated soul. If
that seems out of place, you don't really know Mr.
Jones; "I like rock music, always have." he said. "Otis
[Redding] did too, and we were getting into it a bit,
but couldn't really do it back then. It just wasn't
right for Stax." The statement is more than a bit
provocative, but the musician tosses out such
revelations like carelessly hurled thunderbolts, an
arsenal accrued over the course of his remarkable
career.Whether laying down a meditative ramble or hard-
charging rocker, Jones' sense of artistic liberation
and depth of involvement on every track here is breath
taking--with Potato Hole, the cat is going into orbit.
"The Hammond B3 and me have this thing goin' on. It's
always there inside me. I've heard whole pieces in my
head that I'll never even remember--and now I'm finally
getting them out." he explained. "It gives me a freedom
that I didn't have . . . I sort of had it with the MG's
in the 60s, but even then it was more murky. This is
lot more clear. I don't know how to put it, except it's
like I can see again." the band is
Booker T - organ, guitar, vocals
Troy Gonyea - guitar ( of the Howl)
Ronnie James - bass
Darian Gray - drums


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