JR & the Juniors / KC Bear Fighters / Miss Allison Olassa and Co. (early all ages patio show)

Replay Lounge

Lawrence's JR & the Juniors fired up in 2005 to play a show for free pizza and beer. The twangy outfit has since become a staple of the Mass. St. tour circuit, spreading good cheer with a Blue Mountain mashup of country, bluegrass, folk, blues and jug band music.

The Kansas City Bear Fighters used to be The Denver Broncos, but their legal department didn't have the resources to mount a cease-and-desist defense against a pro football team. Employing ukulele, mandolin, acoustic guitar, upright bass and strategically selected Hawaiian shirts, the group's gleeful sound recalls Tiny Tim or Jimmy Buffett after a helium-sucking contest.

Allison Olassa plays a sort of timeless music that’s as free and loose as Gillian Welch. Her songs are made of the stuff that Walnut Valley Festival regulars adore: earthy melodies, slice-of-life lyrics, plucky instrumentation, and a voice that sticks to your soul.

Listen to our podcast preview of this show, featuring an interview with Miss Allison Olassa.

You might have heard

Song Artist
Hard Living Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Makin' Babies Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Policeman Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Rise of the Cybermen Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Sailors Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Space Age Days Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
They Won't Stay Dead Kansas City Bear Fighters Add to playlist
Airline Stewardess Miss Allison Olassa and Co. Add to playlist
Pretty Flowers Miss Allison Olassa and Co. Add to playlist
Spies Miss Allison Olassa and Co. Add to playlist
Vega Miss Allison Olassa and Co. Add to playlist

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