Last Friday proved one thing: spring is in the air. You could tell. Yeah of course the weather was nice enough to strip the extra layers and maybe even to roll that window down on the way around town. But there were these big smiles on peoples faces, they were warm and vibrant, and that energy flowed from the streets of KCK into Voler Aerial Academy, the evening’s host for Sofar Sounds Kansas City.
Hometown artist John L. Keck, accompanied in part by fiddler Shannon O’Shea, set the night in motion, with his rich, full voice filling the room with ease. His classic Americana tales captured the audience’s attention and the room kept silent. Dallas, Texas roots act followed up Keck’s mesmerizing performance. Keeping with the country / folk vibe, the band reveled in the harmonies and driving melody of the act. Switching things up, and closing the evening, was Kansas City-based emcee and trombone player Kadesh Flow. Showcasing the bevvy of his expertise, Kadesh Flow led his band through some original “Otaku rap” tunes, as well as a cover of the Mario Bros theme.
As the crowd dwindled and patrons trickled out, those same big smiles on their faces.