Ken Emde on the upright bass and Arthur Baine on the jazz guitar will be filling the cafe with a truly mellow, coffee shop vibe.
New band The Ragged Few will be gracing us with their americana, folk-rock style. Expect a night filled with original songs that explore the vast experiences of life.
Elephant LFK is led by the veteran Blackdog performer- Clinton Wesley Hale. His vocals and acoustic guitar will be joined by Donny Par III on the bass and Billy Burford on the kahon.
Dustin Prinz is an extremely prolific songwriter with a powerful vocal and a unique guitar style that has jaws dropping and feet tapping around the globe. Dustin was born in West Point Nebraska on January 1st, 1983. Growing up in such a rural environment made him a rather curious fellow with a yearning to experience life to the fullest. Dustin’s guitar playing incorporates his unique percussive technique with intricate flat picking and his signature style blending hybrid picking with a Paradiddle percussive style developed during his days as a drummer.
He's back! Kevin is a phenomenal classical guitarist who will be performing pieces from Bach, Sor, and Corelli. Come and enjoy from 6pm-8pm!
Sam BlacH, born in Kansas City but raised in Thailand, and Hope Medis, from Lenexa, will each take a turn filling the cafe with their bluesy, soul-filled voices from 6-8!
Alyssa Robbins is rolling through town! With the recent release of her third studio album, "Our Time Was Here We Just Forgot to Be", Robbins makes a rockier departure from her first two albums ("Wet Behind the Ears" & "The Other Side of the World"). She growls and snarls her way through stories of haunted Brooklyn streets, changing seasons, and a lovers insanity all with a touch of sensitivity and heart ache. With the lyrical prose of Aimee Mann and the voice of Etta James, “Our Time was Here...” provides the perfect balance of whiskey swigging rock and gin sipping soul.
Born in Kansas City, but living the last two years in Scotland, Calvin Arsenia has finally returned to share more of his music with Blackdog! Calvin's urban acoustic folk style is sure to be a thought provoking, sincere, and whimsical experience for all who are able to attend.
Ramblin' Pan will be returning to Blackdog on November 7th. If you like the sound of Johnny Cash meeting Death Cab for Cutie, then this is the band for you! Alongside Ramblin' Pan is Des Moines, Iowa's very own Jacey! Her singer/songwriter style incorporates folk, blues, pop, and rock to produce honest, world-changing songs for all.
State LIne Jazz Band focuses on instrumental straight-ahead jazz and swing, as well as some innovative arrangements. It will be a swingin' night for sure!
Kevin is a phenomenal classical guitarist who will be performing pieces from Bach, Sor, and Corelli. Come and enjoy from 6pm-8pm!
On September 27 we will be featuring two local girls with a whole lot of talent! Kate Rose will be starting the show at 7. Her indie pop sound is said to equal Sara Barellies meets Christina Perri meets Colbie Caillat meets Priscilla Ahn.
Following Kate will be Sarah Valle. With her Adele-like voice, Sarah prefers to sing slower R&B as well as songs from the 50s and 60s era.
Made up of musicians from Overland Park and Lawrence, KS, the California Road Jazz Band will be returning to Blackdog with plenty more jazz to go around! California Road Jazz Band plays traditional Kansas City jazz from the 1920s through 1960s with a modern sound. Influenced by: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Bill Evans and Chick Corea.
Hailing from Erie, Colorado, Saunders crafts catchy, acoustic-driven pop-rock with purpose. “I want to communicate the things I find really important in life,” she says. “And I think, especially in America, everyone’s dying for something real in music. And I want to write music like that.” -DeliRadio
This evening will consist of a Classical guitar repertoire including artists such as Corelli, Sor and Bach. Come listen to Kansas City's Kevin Douglas Hammer on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 pm!
Come out for a one-hour special from this aspiring jazz pianist!
Local musician Clinton Wesley Hale will be starting off the night with his acoustic guitar and solid vocals. Following Clinton, multi-instrumentalist The Saturday Giant will be performing at Blackdog as part of his national tour on Friday, Aug. 22! Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go until 9 p.m.!
Enjoy live music from musicians Denny Dlabal and David Kaemmer on Friday.Aug. 1 at 7 pm!
Who doesn't love a ukelele? Local singer Addie Sartino will charm you right out of your seat with her lovely ukelele & piano-based tunes at 7:00 p.m.!
Artist Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ceSVKHsxM&feature=youtu.be
Join us for some live jazz, courtesy of local band California Road!
Kansas City-native Kurt Zacharias will perform live at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 27!