SongCraft Session #4 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

SongCraft Session #4 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO

The final installment of Hunt’s 4-part experimental series of shows called The SongCraft Sessions. She has designed the series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas and collaborating with fellow Kansas City musicians.

Session #4 features guest artist opener, Sara Morgan. The performances will also feature longtime co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Stas’ Heaney as well as an occasional rotating band of local musicians. The format will include an opening set from the guest artist songwriter followed by a multi-song collaboration with Kelly and culminating with a long set of Hunt’s own music, freely explored and configured as she sees fit.

DOORS 6 PM

SHOW 7 PM

$10 (Advance tickets available at therecordbar.com)

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The Bottleneck w/ Una Walkenhorst
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Bottleneck w/ Una Walkenhorst

Pipeline Productions presents:

An Evening with
Kelly Hunt & Una Walkenhorst

All Ages
Doors: 7:30
Show: 8:30
$10 Advance (https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5492929/kelly-hunt-and-una-walkenhorst-lawrence-the-bottleneck)
$12 Day of Show

Two of the Midwest’s premier emerging singer songwriters - Folk / Americana singer-songwriter banjo player Kelly Hunt and singer-songwriter/guitarist Una Walkenhorst combine efforts on a unique collaboration show punctuated by great songs, great live performances and two vivid, breakout artistic identities. The pair will be joined by multi-instrumentalist special guest Stas’ Heaney.

Kelly Hunt’s debut album “Even The Sparrow” hits national press, radio and distribution May 17 with a pre-release single of the song “Across The Great Divide” and album preorders available May 3. Press previews of “Across The Great Divide” May 2 in Bluegrass Situation, “Nothin’ On My Mind” May 8 in Glide Magazine and “The Men of Blue and Grey” May 9 in The Southern Sounding are already locked with reviews in No Depression, Rolling Stone Country and more expected before the street date. Kelly & Staś will be on tour in support of the album throughout 2019.

Una Walkenhorst released her debut album SCARS in 2014, promptly loaded up her ’97 Honda Civic and took off on a year and a half tour of North America in support. Since then she has opened for Bela Fleck at the Folk Alliance International Conference; played NPR’s "Best of Kansas City" concert for her 2018 Tiny Desk Contest entry; toured Norway promoting Bob & Una Walkenhorst’s album, For Tomorrow; and after a city-wide vote, was awarded 2018 Song of the Year by 90.9 The Bridge for the title track, which she penned.

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FolkHouse Concert Series—Omaha, NE
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

FolkHouse Concert Series—Omaha, NE

  • 2440 Fontenelle Blvd Omaha, NE, 68104 (map)
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Since May 2000, FolkHouse has been offering music lovers an opportunity to experience live intimate concerts by top-notch professional touring musicians in a comfortable and friendly "listening room" environment. Seating is limited. To get on the FolkHouse email list, get concert information or receive an invitation,  email to folkhouse@cox.net. 

 

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Women Rock The Voo
May
10
to May 11

Women Rock The Voo

Kelly joins an eclectic group of talented women from across the region for the Voo’s 1st Annual Female Musician Showcase!

OFFICIAL LINEUP:


3:00-4:00 - Kujo
4:15-5:00 - Outlaw June
5:15-6:15 - The Inklings
6:30-8:00 - Lily B Moonflower
8:15-10:15 - Kelly Hunt
10:30-12:30 - Cheryl Rutz & Lewis Street Soul

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The Riot Room—Kansas City, MO
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Riot Room—Kansas City, MO

  • The Riot Room (outdoor/patio stage) (map)
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E/C PRESENTS:
A Co Headline Event with Kelly Hunt & DICKIE…

DICKIE is an exploration of subtle symphonies layered over indie-pop melodies, weaving innovative storytelling into hypnotic beats. The 2019 incarnation of DICKIE finds Dick Prall working with talented drummer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Barton. DICKIE is slated to release their latest album "Minus Thieves" in the spring of 2019, followed by extensive tour throughout the U.S.
Dickie: www.dickiemusic.com

With Special Guests:
Timbers
◣ Daniel Gum

7PM
21+ W/ VALID ID

►►► Purchase Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38176568

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Nighthawk Winery—Paola, KS
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Nighthawk Winery—Paola, KS

Kelly Hunt, accompanied by violinist Staś Heaney, will preside over a matinée of music at the picturesque Nighthawk Winery. While away a spring afternoon with us al fresco with wine tastings, good food, live music and (hopefully!) plenty of sunshine!

This performance will be free to the public.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2277935862296790/

More information about Nighthawk: www.nighthawkwines.com

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SongCraft Session #3 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

SongCraft Session #3 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO

The 3rd installment of Hunt’s 4-part experimental series of shows called The SongCraft Sessions. She has designed the series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas and collaborating with fellow Kansas City musicians.

Session #3 features guest artist opener, Simon Fink. The performances will also feature longtime co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Stas’ Heaney as well as an occasional rotating band of local musicians. The format will include an opening set from the guest artist songwriter followed by a multi-song collaboration with Kelly and culminating with a long set of Hunt’s own music, freely explored and configured as she sees fit.

DOORS 6 PM

SHOW 7 PM

$10 (Advance tickets available at therecordbar.com)

Final Session:

Wed. May 22 (featuring Sara Morgan)

ABOUT SIMON FINK:
Session #3 features guest artist opener, Simon Fink. Simon is a composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His music has been called “delicate, intriguing, shadowy, (and) suddenly new” (NPR) and “refreshing” (The Kansas City Star). He brings a wide-ranging background and classically-trained ear to genres from opera to electronic music to the American folk song. He currently writes and performs with the folk/bluegrass quartet Under the Big Oak Tree.

Simon has received honors from the Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacDowell Colony, and the New York Youth Symphony, and his works have been featured by The Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Aspen Music Festival, and the Staunton Music Festival. His past collaborations include projects with Grammy winning musicians eighth blackbird, the Pacifica Quartet, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Kevin McMillan, and Ian Howell, as well as Uniondocs, Ensemble Iberica, and Tunisia88.

In 2009 Simon became the first composer to win the prestigious ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award for a piece involving live-realized electronic sounds (Electric Pastoral). In 2011 he was awarded a prize for his music-architectural collaboration, Dock & Load, at the Music in Architecture — Architecture in Music Symposium at the University of Texas. In 2017 the Myanmar Music Festival commissioned two songs from him that toured throughout that country to great response.

Simon began violin lessons at age three when some friends found an abandoned 1/8th sized violin on a bus and offered it to his parents. In order to secure a place in a friend’s band in middle school, he took up the bass guitar and later the guitar, mandolin, and banjo. In high school he studied violin at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with Kevin Lawrence. He holds a B.A. in History and a B.M. in Composition from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of Chicago where he was a Mellon Fellow and studied with Shulamit Ran, Marta Ptaszynska, and Howard Sandroff.

Simon has served on the teaching faculty at the University of Chicago, William Jewell College, and Missouri Western State University and on the boards of newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and KcEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance).


ABOUT KELLY:
Hunt’s stellar debut album “Even The Sparrow” is already getting rave advance reaction prior to it’s international release on May 17th, 2019:

“Hunt applies her haunting voice and evocative banjo playing to songs that build on the work of contemporary masters like Gillian Welch.” - THE KANSAS CITY STAR.

“...the combination of Hunt’s exceptional voice and exquisitely spare instrumentation is stunning.” - Bill Brownlee THERE STANDS THE GLASS.

Kelly will be on tour in support of “Even The Sparrow” throughout 2019.

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Mark Music Show—Kansas City, MO
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Mark Music Show—Kansas City, MO

  • St. Mark's Hope & Peace Church (Marshall Hall) (map)
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Local folk singer-songwriter Kelly Hunt is joined by fiddler Staś Heaney for an unforgettable evening of original music.

Refreshments & drinks will be available for purchase or donation. This is a fundraising event for The Mark Youth & Community Center project.

Advance tickets: $15 / Door: $20

Ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-music-show-32-a-night-with-kelly-hunt-and-even-the-sparrow-tickets-55076507316?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0IHsMeSUl1G8FLaO85aw7LSUmOLimpElLFnMWwpG5ZCti-GG_8kPzkrII

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Kelly Hunt & The Roseline—Lawrence, KS
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Kelly Hunt & The Roseline—Lawrence, KS

Kelly & Staś join Lawrence-based folk/country/rock band The Roseline for a special matinée show!


The Roseline is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter, Colin Halliburton, and a myriad collaborators. Over the course of ten years and five albums, The Roseline has forged a sound that is at once familiar and singular. Halliburton describes the music as "somewhat literate, midwestern, alt-country, bummer music with a hint of hope."
https://www.facebook.com/TheRoselineBand/
roselinemusic.com

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John Statz & Kelly Hunt—Kansas City, MO
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

John Statz & Kelly Hunt—Kansas City, MO

3/7 @ Mike Kelly's Westsider
8-10 pm
$7 cover

ABOUT THE ARTISTS...Denver-based touring artist, John Statz, & KC-based "Banjo Kelly" share a love of history, storytelling, lilting melodies, lush lyrics, and all things Irish. After meeting last year over a split bill with mutual friend, John Keck, they are joining forces again for a singular evening of shared stories and songs.

JOHN STATZ: http://johnstatz.com/

"One of the more prolific and hard-working young songwriters working in the Americana genre, John Statz has released seven studio albums, and performed all over North America (including Canada and Mexico) and Europe, all in just a shade over a decade. Throughout that time he’s been writing the kind of songs that float through your mind and stay nestled in your thoughts long after listening (American Songwriter) and it’s been said that his songwriting can stand beside the best and above the rest (No Depression). Along the way John has attracted the attention of the likes of Americana scene heroes Jeffrey Foucault and Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown), who separately produced his last two records. This latest is produced by fellow Denver songwriter Megan Burtt, whose instincts and backing band help bring forth an entirely new sound from Statz."


KELLY HUNT: http://www.kellyhuntmusic.com/

"Kelly Hunt is a singer-songwriter of Americana/Folk music—born and raised in Memphis, TN but now based out of Kansas City, MO. Kelly's primary instrument is her voice, which rings out with confidence and clarity of one who has been singing all her life. Accompanied by her 1920s tenor banjo, 5-string banjo, and guitar, Kelly’s songs meld traditions of folk, classic country, and old-time music for a sound that is both timeless and fresh. Her songwriting is poetic but approachable, full of feeling and alive with storytelling. Kelly’s debut album “Even The Sparrow” will hit radio and international distribution in 2019, and she will be on tour in support throughout 2019 and 2020.

"Hunt applies her haunting voice and evocative banjo playing to songs that build on the work of contemporary masters like Gillian Welch. Hunt is a vital young voice who promises to continue providing solace and inspiration for decades."
(Bill Brownlee, THE KANSAS CITY STAR)

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SongCraft Session #2 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

SongCraft Session #2 @record Bar—Kansas City, MO

The 2nd installment of Hunt’s new 4-part experimental series of shows called The SongCraft Sessions. She has designed the series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas and collaborating with fellow Kansas City musicians.

Session #2 features guest artist opener, Scott Hrabko. The performances will also feature longtime co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Stas’ Heaney as well as an occasional rotating band of local musicians. The format will include an opening set from the guest artist songwriter followed by a multi-song collaboration with Kelly and culminating with a long set of Hunt’s own music, freely explored and configured as she sees fit.

DOORS 6 PM

SHOW 7 PM

$10 (Advance tickets available at therecordbar.com)

Additional sessions:

Thur. April 11 (featuring Mikal Shapiro)

Wed. May 22 (featuring Sara Morgan)

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Phyllis Manley Folk Music Celebration
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Phyllis Manley Folk Music Celebration


Free Admission

Music, Vendors, Raffle, Silent Auction, Kids Folk Art Display.
A benefit for Children's Art and Music programs in memory of Phyllis Manley.

Music Lineup:

12:00 - Blue Moon Trio
1:00 - Alligator Shoes
2:00 - No Mountain String Band
3:00 - Simon Fink
4:00 - Kelly Hunt with Stas Heaney
5:00 - Havilah and Kris
6:00 - Gary Kirkland
7:00 - Old Sound
8:00 - Fred Wickham and the Hadacol Caravan
9:00 - The Pheasant Pluckers

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The Celtic Fox—Topeka, KS
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Celtic Fox—Topeka, KS

Kelly & fiddler Staś Heaney make their Topeka debut at The Celtic Fox Irish Pub & Restaurant!

Advance tickets: $10

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelly-hunt-americana-folk-sensation-live-at-the-celtic-fox-tickets-55448953312?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR2PyBYQ4sWu0ayvA_rzoEO5S64nBH6eYk0IOBKmO6IoPglyw9xJiauMC48

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Meat Fest—Wichita, KS
Jan
20
8:30 PM20:30

Meat Fest—Wichita, KS

Kirby's Beer Store is back again for MEAT FEST! Music and festivities will begin at 3:30 and go until midnight, but Kelly’s will take the stage from 8:30 to 9:30.


$5 Suggested Donation—Auction Proceeds & Donations to benefit Steve Schroeder Memorial Scholarship.

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SongCraft Session #1 @recordBar—Kansas City, MO
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

SongCraft Session #1 @recordBar—Kansas City, MO

On Jan 16th, Hunt kicks off her new experimental series of shows called The SongCraft Sessions. She has designed the series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas and collaborating with fellow Kansas City musicians.

Session #1 features guest artist opener, Una Walkenhorst. The performances will also feature longtime co-conspirator, multi-instrumentalist Stas’ Heaney and an occasional rotating band of local musicians. The format will include an opening set from the guest artist songwriter followed by a multi-song collaboration with Kelly and culminating with a long set of Hunt’s own music, freely explored and configured as she sees fit.

DOORS 6 PM

SHOW 7 PM

$10 (Advance tickets available at therecordbar.com)

Additional sessions:

Wed. March 6 (featuring Scott Hrabko)

Thur. April 11 (featuring Mikal Shapiro)

Wed. May 22 (featuring Sara Morgan)

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