Bourbon Creek Band

Smoothly Aged Country...Mixed with a Shot of Classic Rock n'Roll- This sums up this band the best. You never know what songs they will do next. Known for rocking it up with a ZZ Top song followed by a good ol' Haggard tune. Every member lets their influences shine in the band. The founding members of Jeff Shackelford, Andy Knipp, and Chad Murphy have played music together for the last five years. Early in 2012, they welcomed lead guitarist/vocalist Ed White into the mix. Ed brings a vast diversity of music background and songwriting to the group.

Brush Creek Outlaws

Originating from California Missouri, the Brush Creek Outlaws are a modern country rock band who are sure to bring a party anywhere they go. With influences coming from all genres of music they bring a one of a kind high energy show that you will not soon forget. Playing everything from modern hits by artists like Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Eric Church all the way back to classics by Johnny Cash, George Strait and Garth Brooks, the Outlaws are a band that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages and all genres. Their live show includes aspects of all types of music, everything from traditional country, to modern hard rock and even some hip hop. Making them a favorite among many college students. Add a solid collection of original music to all of that and you have what may be one of the most unique country bands in the area.

In just one year of being together the band has managed to release a 6 song EP of original music on iTunes, win an online contest for best cover of "Take A Little Ride" by Jason Aldean, finish in the top 40 of a Guitar Center Singer Songwriter contest and go over 100,000 total video views on their youtube channel. A list of accomplishments that could be envied by any local band. With dueling lead guitars, pounding drums and powerful country rock vocals it's no surprise they've gotten as far as they have in such a short amount of time!

Man in the Ring

Man in the Ring is the beloved folk rock band from Columbia, Missouri. Their music explores numerous genres and artistic aspects. Some influences are: Steely Dan, Robert Randolph, and Jason Mraz. The five piece band, featuring the crowd-pleasing electric violin, is community favorite playing charity events, local festivals (including three appearances at the annual Roots n Blues n BBQ festival), and headlining at the nostalgic venues throughout Columbia. With over 50 years of combined musical experience, the band bears an impressive line-up of professional musicians who aren’t afraid to live up to the challenge of Man in the Ring’s constantly evolving sound.

After releasing their self-titled LP in December of 2009, the band stayed busy living the dream and filling requests of Columbia to play around town and for local events. But never satisfied, Man in the Ring recorded a much anticipated live album in 2011, “Live at the Blue Note” that set their standard of performance even higher. The band has never had a lack of inspiration or passion, “One of our favorite things is the challenge of creating a musically appropriate texture, that fits between the rhythm section of Drake, Kyle, Nate, and Brad’s guitar and the lead voices of Molly’s violin and Brad’s vocals.” Out of this, the band’s performance resume grew, leading to an appearance at the premier SXSW music festival showcase in Austin, Texas.

True to its stock, Man in the Ring’s sound is ever changing and always diverse. In July 2012, the favorite players of Man in the Ring released the more rootsy album “Midnight Choir” under the name Brad Cunningham. Following personnel changes and the new album release, the band re-grouped with the addition of violinist Molly Healey (formerly of Big Smith fame). The band is traveling, playing, and constantly growing. Look for guest appearances by pianist Justin Nabors and a growing repertoire of original music accompanied by matured harmonies on old MITR favorites.

The band has accrued a supportive fan base and continually thanks them by donating 25% of their profits back to the community. “We think it’s important to show some support to the people who really are trying to do good things in this world, and if you don’t have the time or the will to do these things yourself, it is just as important to give whatever resources you can to those who do.”

Combining the unique sounds of raw talent and the rare sounds of an electric violin, MITR is an easy option for a new favorite band or for a familiar aspect to your growing music library.


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The Blue Note (MO)


Bourbon Creek Band + Brush Creek Outlaws

Friday, October 18 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Blue Note (MO)

Tickets Available at the Door