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10 Things to know about 2017’s Westport Roots Festival

10 Things to know about 2017’s Westport Roots Festival   [tc_ticket id=”1340″ title=”Purchase Tickets Here!!”]   So Westport Roots Festival is not like ANY roots fest in the country right now. While we share many of the same bands that other festivals book, we do things a little differently than your standard roots fest.  …

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Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers

Ameripolitan Music Awards nominee The Westport Roots Festival is proud to present the Legendary Shack Shakers at the 2017 festival.  Hailing from Paducah, Kentucky, the Legendary Shack Shakers buck conventional wisdom of what roots music should be.  They call their style “Southern Gothic”, and it is a one-of-a-kind happening.  For twenty years, they have filled albums with…

Tanya Montana Coe

Genre bending daughter of a country outlaw legend.

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Lavender Country

Country Music’s first openly gay country band.  Living civil rights history.

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Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club

When Joey Henry  isn’t raising hell with The Calamity Cubes, he can usually be found on a stage with a banjo on his lap and his heart on his sleeve.  One of the best lyricists in Kansas, Joey can jerk a tear out of anybody.

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Adam Lee

Adam Lee  got his start in the Kansas City Ameripolitan scene with his old band the Dead Horse Sound Company.  He’s been in Chicago for few years, ever since landing the part of Johnny Cash in the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet.  Yeah, he’s got that kind of voice, and he’s put it to good…

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WT Newton

Chicago’s WT Newton , formerly of County Graves, plays front porch Americana that will have you stomping your boots while he’s breaking your heart.  The perfect soundtrack for a night of a little too much bourbon.

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The Harmed Brothers

Indie folk rockers The Harmed Brothers put on a passionate and high energy live show, courtesy of the guitar/banjo/killer harmonies duo Ray Vietti and Alex Salcido as well as any number of special guest “brothers” that may jump in on anything from drums to trumpet.  They hail from Portland, Oregon, but these days The Harmed Brothers…

Monzie Leo

Lawrence based Singer/Songwriter

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Kiel Grove

Colorado’s best singer, songwriter, and story teller

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