Photo gallery by Anna Selle, Story by Stevie Ervay, Poster by Nick Howland
On a Saturday night in the historic 18th & Vine jazz district of Kansas City, the cold December air was finding it’s way into the small 1819 Vine building as nearly 50 people filed into the sparse room. The space itself was bleak, with sprawling concrete floors and the original exposed brick walls. Right now, it’s not much to look at, but give 1819 Vine some time as it’s under renovation to become a lively night time hangout.
Through the cracks of beer cans and pops of wine bottles, Teri Quinn made her way through the crowd to the stage. The folk singing, banjo playing songstress fought through a sickness to deliver a hauntingly chilling performance of some of her best work. Quiet and humble, Quinn commands a room the minute she starts her songs.
Following closely behind Quinn was Rabble In Arms, another Kansas City folk artist. With charming humor and excellent storytelling, the audience got a few laughs out before Rabble In Arms hit ’em with songs that spanned the breadth of his talents.
Closing the evening out, from the other side of the state, was St. Louis’ Zigo. The husband and wife duo, accompanied by their friend and bassist, spewed beautiful vocal harmonies, filling the room with rich, warm energy; a great end to a fantastic evening.