Kansas Bible Company: It’s Not a Cult. It’s Your New Favorite Band.

When I was leaving Bonnaroo, I told my roo-mates, Kayla and Daniel that I was going to take a break from concerts for a few weeks. Kayla didn’t believe me, for good reason. I only lasted a week.

Last night I went to JJ’s Bohemia to see Kansas Bible Company and Waterfall Wash. Kansas Bible Company is a 12-piece band featuring a five-man horn line, three guitars, two percussionists, one bass, and keys. They met while attending college in Goshen, Indiana, formed a band, said fuck school and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. They now all live in one house. Together. Maybe… They are a cult.

KBC has been busy (converting followers) they just played Bonnaroo and East Side Hootenanny and last night’s stop at JJ’s was the first show of their current tour.  I had missed their Sunday set at Bonnaroo. I was probably off somewhere in the middle of Centeroo, complaining about the heat. So I didn’t want pass up a chance to see them. Besides I was curious to how a band of their size would fit on JJ’s tiny stage. If you’re wondering they had 10 on the stage, 2 on the floor. If their tour includes a city near you, do not miss them. They are a fun live act. Horns = fun. They even have a few coordinated dance moves (like some sort of cult).

Just kidding about the whole cult thing. See, only a few of the members were wearing matching outfits. So… not a cult.

Go see them!

6/23 – Birmingham, AL – Good People Brewing Company
6/24 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf Den
6/26 – Mobile, AL – Joe Cain Footmarchers’ Ball
6/27 – Atlanta, GA – The Mammal Gallery
6/28 – Charlotte, NC – U.S. National Whitewater Center
6/29 – Charlottesville, VA – Crozet Pizza at the Buddhist Biker Bar
6/30 – NYC – Rockwood Music Hall
7/1 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy Philadelphia
7/2 – NYC – PIANOS
7/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird cafe
7/4 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
7/5 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop


Waterfall Wash

That bass drum…



The night’s opening act, Waterfall Wash is also not a cult, but they should be followed as well. I love the folk of elements of their music. They have an autoharpist! I need more autoharp in my life. Listen to them here. Go “like” them so you’ll know where they’ll be next.

About Taryn Balwinski

Taryn Balwinski is the boss lady of ConcertHopper.com. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee and loves it. When she isn’t concert hopping, street teaming, or blogging, Taryn works full-time in Administrative Support for the non-profit mentioned in that Macklemore song. She also finds time to eat spicy food and sleep. You can find her up against the rail or on the ADA platform during the show. Yoko Ono’s “Bad Dancer” is her theme song. She started the site as a music themed personal blog, but soon decided the project would be more fun with friends.

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