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…

Big turn out for the Lupus Concert!

We are just over the moon about last night's concert in Lupus, Mo.  The place was nearly packed with folks from all over central Missouri.  Our good friend Jim Ruth was there (with banjo in hand), so we invited him…

What a great weekend!

Here's a great picture our friend Karen Hunter took of us this last weekend at River Front Camp and Canoe, while we played our set Saturday night.  We had beautiful weather and a good group of folks listening.  We also…
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Concert at Bennett Springs: Saturday night 7:30 pm!

Shortleaf is excited to be performing for the second year at River Front Camp and Canoe in Lebanon, Mo. (Bennett Springs, Mo).  We'll be doing a concert on Saturday night at 7:30 pm.  Amanda and Jason Glendening are the owners…
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Good Times in Gladstone!

Friday night, we played a house concert in Gladstone, Mo.  It was living-room-music for new and old friends.  The evening was intimate and fun.  To quote our gracious hosts, "everyone was glowing, during and afterwards".  Thank you Paul and Lisa

Weston Red Barn Farm Wedding Contra Dance

Here is the view the band had just prior to the wedding reception dinner at the Red Barn in Weston.
Following the dinner the tables were moved aside for a lively contra dance. Wedding contra dances seem to be getting…

Mid-year Winfield Reunion in Woodward Oklahoma!

We had a terrific time at Boiling Springs State Park in Woodward Oklahoma this past weekend.  Friends from New Mexico and friends from Missouri gathered to play great music, eat great food and share lots of laughs....and even a small…
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Springfield: Contra Dance! TONIGHT

Very glad to be playing the contra dance in Springfield tonight at Dolling Park.  If you are in the area, come by and dance to Shortleaf with Caller-Goddess, Deb Harpe!