Punk Rods at Westport Roots Festival

Punk Rods at Westport Roots Festival Many old souls in the roots and rockabilly scenes started off as punk spirits.  Odds are, at any given rockabilly, bluegrass, or Americana concert there will be a good number of old punks among the crowd.  Somewhere along the way, these old hellions learned that their favorite bands would…


A.J. Gaither OMB: One Bad Ass

A.J. Gaither OMB: One Bad Ass The Westport Roots Festival features some of the biggest names in honky tonk, Ameripolitan, hillbilly and folk music from around the country.  But “Westport” is part of our name too, and we are immensely proud to feature some of the most revered and prolific artists in the Kansas City…


The Women of Westport Roots

The Women of Westport Roots   The Westport Roots Festival is the premiere gathering of live roots and Americana music in the Midwest every spring.  Roots, Ameripolitan, and honky tonk music bands and fans come from all over the country to participate in good times and good music.  With such a wide reach, it should…


Shawn James and The Shapeshifters

Out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, these guys embody the meaning of progressive roots music. These guys have a tremendous following in roots scene as well as the metal scene. For fans of The Goddamn Gallows, Black Sabbath, Ozark Mountain Daredevils and real moonshine.





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