JASON VIVONE and the Billy Bats

Fusing elements of classic Chicago blues, hokum and gospel blues, this Kansas City band offers an energetic live show. Slide guitar and soulful vocals create a unique cocktail of blues. Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats have won the King of the Roots competition and reached the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2011. Jason Vivone brings intriguing moods as a songwriter who also sings with conviction. He and six Billy Bats are always attentive to their craft, and revel in killer riffs infused with his slide guitar.