Getting Some Live Music on Board for 2012

For a $5 cover, you can walk into a real-deal Kansas City roadhouse on a Tuesday night and hear one of the swellest blues bands you would ever want to hear.

That is just what I did to celebrate my birthday this week. Along with good friends, we set up at one of the long tables inside B-B’s prior to the show. The music treat is not the only one in store here. B-B’s also puts out some of the best barbecue in the city. There is the smoked meat, but there is also some wicked Cajun food.

And then at 7:00, the music started.

For several years now, Trampled Under Foot has gifted our city with their availability. The brother and sister trio are accomplished musicians who put out gutsy blues that make everyone in the audience happy. They do this almost every Tuesday night at BB’s,and if you go to your website you can find lots of places around the city where they play. These are winners of an international blues band competition, and for $5 you can sit with a bucket of PBR’s, a belly full of smoked goodness, and an appreciative audience and hear their music romp. That is a beautiful life!

And all around this city and any other city, there are such opportunities – musicians making music and sharing their gifts. These are not the high dollar Ticketmaster gigs. This is walking in, handing over your dollars, and getting a Sharpie mark on your hand. We should all get out there and do more of this. Have you done that lately? Share!

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