Matt Andrews returns to the West O Tasting Room for live music, Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7–10pm.
Simple melodic acoustic rock designed to just be listened to. Matt has been playing music for 20 years. His influences include all types of music, from 70’s and 80’s rock to alternative 90’s, punk, and R&B. Every show is unique and enjoyable!
Matt Andrews Reverbnation page with music tracks and more information.
Tammy Hamlin returns to the West O Tasting Room for live music, Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7–10pm.
As you know, West O Beer is committed to bringing you quality live music performances, and Tammy Hamlin is no exception. Her next live concert will feature both originals and covers, brought to you with a healthy dose of musical energy.
A singer/songwriter for over 25 years, she explores acoustic rock versions of the great songs of previous decades. Join Tammy as she plays originals and favorite covers from the 60s to today.
• Tammy Hamlin Facebook page
Charlie Roth is a regular in the live music department at West O Beer. Americana, Folk, Blues, Country, Celtic; he’s a unique blend of all these genres. What Charlie is best at is telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion. His fifth album ‘Broken Ground’ reached up to #6 on the Euro Americana charts and continues to get air play all over the world. He has recorded with the likes of Sam Bush, Michael Bland and other American legends. A consummate showman, an entertainer with countless gigs under his belt, Charlie has mastered the art of playing and singing from his heart, exuding the sheer joy of making great music which can be felt by everyone who is connected to that magical and medicinal spiritual grace.
“Story telling of the highest order, Charlie Roth is a name to remember” Ralph McLean show BBC in Northern Ireland
We welcome Charlie Roth back to the tasting room on Sat. July. 23, 2016 from 7–10pm. You won’t want to miss this.
Charlie Roth website
Charlie Roth on Facebook
www.reverbnation.com/thewrongomar – “Joey Shaheen aka: “The Wrong Omar” has been touring the US and Canada, singing his “sidewalk confessionals of bad choices” with a tongue-in-cheek curmudgeon persona for old souls of all ages. His solo acoustic show follows a string of radio and TV performances throughout the Southeast and Mid-West. Soulful work on the piano leads to a set of guitar/harp and foot tambo songs that can be best described as: “crying tears of joy while making love”. You might also laugh yourself silly with some of his stories. Be warned: you may walk away with these tunes stuck in your head, and you will be encouraged to sing along at times too.”
The Wrong Omar returns with a night of roots/folk/rock with blues harp, stories and rock&roll aphorisms, Saturday, September 3, 7-10pm.
“The Damaged Goods are a rock and roll country/blues band, led by a fella named Jacob. This guy writes fantastic songs that are familiar but not derivative. The tunes are fresh and clearly come straight from Jacob’s heart and head. When I saw the band, the thing that really made me fall in the love was the creative and spirited musicianship, technically impressive but also unique and not entirely safe. This comes through particularly in Jacob’s guitar solos, which are fun and groovy as all get out. The band’s drummer, Dirk Newton, is a true rock and roll lifer, with a lot of years under his belt and the showmanship to prove it. This is the kind of drummer that puts a little heat into his beat. This band will make you want to buy them drinks, and they probably won’t turn them down.” Chris Ford – LBF Band Hype
Jacob County and the Damaged Goods will liven up West O on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 7 til 10pm.
Honestly. Their bio reads like an entire volume of “Street Cred 101.” And now we’ve got ’em.
From their Reverbnation site: “Over their 27 years together they have opened for such notables as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Pine Top Perkins, Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Louisiana Red, Al Green, Greg Brown and Iris DeMent. Joe is a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2008. They won the Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD 2010. The couple was awarded an official showcase at the Far West Folk Alliance Music Conference 2011.”
Joe and Vicki Price perform live at West O Beer on Saturday, August 29, 7-10pm.
Reverbnation – Facebook – Website
It’s not everyday we run across someone whose job experience includes “luthier.” Well, Jon Ingvall is one of those people. Plus, he’s a damn fine musician and West O is proud to have this multi-talented Okoboji guy as one of our own.
Hear Jon on Friday, July 24, 2015 at West O Beer with Michael Bertrand, 7-10pm.
Rock, Blues, Funk, Americana. In your face and passionate. The best original music in Siouxland. Formerly Byron Kuehl and the Midtown Express.
The Stockyard Kings performed at West O on July 25, 2015, and here’s a photo. Really good feedback on this music, and looking forward already to a return engagement.
Eli Dykstra rocks the live music at West O, Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 2-5pm.
All we can say is, we certainly can’t wait for this one. Eli is, yes, 13, and we ask you “what were you accomplishing when you were 13?” From the looks of things, he’s off to a great start in his musical career…he has a very healthy looking YouTube channel here, and he’s opened for Hairball. So there. We’re stoked.
We welcome Michael Hope back to the tasting room on June 18, 2016 from 7–10pm.
Michael Hope is a singer/songwriter from the Des Moines area and sings songs by a variety of artists such as Green Day, Counting Crows, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Plain White T’s, Zac Brown and a lot of songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
In Michael’s words: “I play acoustic guitar, harmonica and a little banjo – when appropriate! I consistently hear from my audiences that they love the variety of music I play and that it appeals to young and old alike. Whether I’m playing a small venue in Des Moines, a summer beach bar/restaurant in Okoboji or a large county fair in South Dakota – my biggest satisfaction is “two-thumbs up” and tapping toes from the audience! I hope to see YOU at one of my upcoming shows soon!”
We hope you’ll stop by West O and spend the evening!