Music

  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...

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...

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...

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....

[caption id="attachment_2260" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by Kari Bedford.[/caption] "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,...

Kingsnake's Bite by J. Jeffrey Messerole 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...

  They had us at "whiskey gospel." Every time they play at West O, everyone has a high-energy good time. Time for another. From the King of the Tramps website: The King Of The Tramps live show is a foot stompin', hand clappin' rock and roll gospel party,...

"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...