Chad Elliott returns to West O Beer on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 7–10pm
Averaging close to 200 shows per year, Chad Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music. Along the way he’s collected more than a few interesting stories, many of which end up crafted into lyrics.
“In the wide scope of Americana music live stories timeless as the land. With dynamic swells amid driven and transient melodies, Chad Elliott tells them one song at a time.” – Sam Burrish, Sioux City Journal
We love our Iowa singer/songwriters, and here’s another to add to the list. Larry Myer is an energetic singer, songwriter and acoustic performer. He has played more than 200 towns in his homestate of Iowa and more than half the states of America, working his way up from a busking street performer to concert venues around the country. He has released two recordings, the landmark "Flatlands" CD and the followup, "The Ring and Other Ballads". Larry is also a winner of the Branson Songwriting Contest.
"Myer's voice is the trademark of Iowa's best acoustic rock. His lyrics are gentle yet biting. His voice simultaneously pleads and demands." The Des Moines Register
Welcome Larry Myer to the tasting room on April 8, 2017, 7–10pm.
We are stoked to welcome a new musician to West O Beer. Stutterin’ Jimmy & the Goosebumps brings a great music style and inspirational storyline to the stage. Don’t miss out…be here Saturday, March 11 from 7 to 10pm.
And now we have him for a solo show, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
Singer-Songwriter-Pianist Scottie Miller is an international touring artist. In 2008, Scottie was inducted in to the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage with his instructional book and CD titled; Rock Keyboards published by Hal Leonard Corporation. He has also been the touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Records) since 2008. He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD Live At Antones. He was a finalist in the ‘solo-duo’ category at The International Blues Challenge in 2006.
Wright County Rambler returns to West O…Friday, January 27, 2017 from 7-10pm.
The Wright County Rambler, AKA One Man Band, AKA Clint Riedel, is a multi-faceted all-around-creative-person who is a musician, artist, and teacher. He does performances, gives lessons, teaches classes, and makes art work.
Ryne Doughty is a folk-roots musician out of Des Moines, IA, whose music is deeply rooted in real life stories of love, loss, work, and play. His stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised. The hard-working, simple living, and friendly way of life of the Midwest shines through his music that is understated yet complex and rich with beauty and realness. Playing behind his second studio album, “To the Factory”, Doughty is back in Iowa after a few years in the mountains of Colorado and is starting to make a name for himself in the Midwest scene. Whether he plays small venues or big venues he is turning heads wherever he plays. With solid finger-style guitar picking and a rich baritone voice he brings a dynamic of warmth and richness to the stage. Doughty’s performances are always passionate and full of energy and songs that tell real life stories. His live performance and studio albums alike will not leave you wanting. Doughty’s main passion in life is to share his music with the very people who help influence it; the real, hard working, everyday people that make this beautiful world go around.
Welcome Ryne Doughty back to the West O tasting room on Saturday, December 31(!) from 7–11pm.
“Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives.
With his fourth album, The Pilot and the Flying Machine, Ben Bedford takes the listener on a philosophical, poetic, and powerful sonic flight. With his songwriting as erudite as ever and his guitar playing further honed and refined, Bedford enters decidedly new territory in terms of themes, sound, and arrangement with this album.”
J. Jeffrey Messerole is an Iowa based singer, songwriter, storyteller, and working man. We’re proud to have him at West O on a regular basis.
“Self-taught guitarist, J. Jeffery Messerole is a folk music storyteller from Iowa’s Great Lakes region. Messerole masterfully blends the sound of his guitar, with haunting lyrics, and harmonica to tell gritty american tales, bound to evoke emotion from all of his listeners. Each song is a poignant, and sometimes, painful, snapshot of the lives of old souls and modern folk alike. Spanning the country from coast to coast, he’s happy to share his original folk and alternative country music rooted right here, in the heart of the Great Plains. Often playing live shows under the name “J. Jeffrey Messerole and Fire Creek” he is joined by Paul Homstad on the keys and ukulele, and Chris Bern on percussion.”
J. Jeffrey Messerole returns to West O on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 7-10pm.
The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ rock and roll gospel party, with plenty of crowd participation. According to “City View” show reviewer Chad Taylor, Partridge is “art troubadour, part tent revival preacher, Partridge holds court over his audience, welcoming all to the Tramps roots rock/jam band sound with the charisma of a faith healer.”
The band is comprised of Todd Partridge on Guitar and vocals, Justin Snyder on Guitar and Mandolin, Adam Audlehelm on Keys, Ryan Aum on Drums and Ryan McAlister on Bass.
King of the Tramps returns to the West O stage on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7–10 pm as part of West O’s WestOberfest celebration. You will want to be here all day. Really.
“Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan combine their areas of musical expertise and empowerment to create a dynamic and rich musical experience in the folk tradition. Their music leads the listener to be attentive and appreciative of one’s place in the world, examine matters of the heart and conscience, and lend courage to take next steps on the journey.”