Parkville Nature Sanctuary Ghost Trails

We had such a fun filled weekend in KC.  First we were at Fence Stiles Winery, then we dashed over to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary for their annual pumpkin carving and haunted ghost trail walk.  A special thank you to…

Warsaw Pioneer Heritage Days was Perfect!

This photo of Mike and Tenley "roaming musicians" at Warsaw's Pioneer Heritage Days really captures the beauty of the heritage village this weekend.  If you haven't been to this festival, you should mark your calendar now for next year!  It…
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Shawnee Mission Fall Festival

Snorty Horse had a rip roaring time at the Shawnee Mission Fall Festival on Friday night.  This was our first year to play the Friday night concert, and folks liked it so much, they've invited us back for next year!…

Concert at Newburg with Snorty Horse

Here we are (Snorty Horse is Shortleaf and Cathy Barton and Dave Para) at The Lyric Theatre in Newburg Missouri in early August.  We want to thank Karen Hunter for sending us this photo!  The folks in this lovely…

Missouri Life Magazine August issue pg. 26 !

Missouri Life magazine has published a really nice piece about Shortleaf in their August/September issue.  Check it out! Buy a copy! Frame it, okay may not, but just don't use it for the bottom of the bird cage!
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Too much rain for a concert in Columbia!

We had a lovely time in KC at The Tasteful Olive on Friday night. A good crowd of folks showed up for their Art Walk.  Our dear friend and super musician, Jim McGreevy sat in with us for a few…
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Hectic Summer Schedule!

We've had a very active summer and it seems like not much time to sit down and blog about the past few weeks!  Since our last post we had the honor of playing two nights at the Ozark Heritage Festival

Piney River and KC Highland Games- Awesome Time!

We are so delighted with this latest busy weekend for Shortleaf Band.  On Saturday, we returned to The Piney River Brewing Company in Bucyrus, Mo.  Owners Joleen and Brian Durham recently won the Gold Award in the World Beer Cup…
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New Friends at Fence Stiles Winery

Last night we performed for the first time at Fence Stiles Winery, near Excelsior Springs Mo.  It was a beautiful afternoon, which was a welcome respite from the deluge of rain they had seen over the past week.  Besides…

St. Louis+Snorty Horse+contra dance = YeeHaw

Snorty Horse invited our young friend, Roger Netherton to "giddy up" which resulted in a night full of contra dance thrills for the Child Grove Dancers in St. Louis, Mo.  The place was overflowing with dancers young and old, who…