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Three 45-Minute Sets of Soul and Roots Rock-Influenced Originals and Covers

Way Down in the Hole-Tom Waits
White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane
Green Light Girl-Doyle Bramhall II
Honeybee-Tom Petty
I put a Spell on You-Screamin' Jay Hawkins/CCR
51st Anniversary-Jimi Hendrix
Manic Depression-Jimi Hendrix
Joy-Lucinda Williams
Walking in the Sand-Shangri-Las
Can't Stand the Rain-Ann Peebles
Shoot Out The Lights-Richard Thompson
Velvet Guitar-Alejandro Escovedo
Wild Horses- Rolling Stones
The Man in the Long Black Coat-Bob Dylan
Back to Black-Amy Winehouse
Steppin' Stone-Paul Revere and the Raiders
Love Me Two Times-The Doors

Dark Sea
You Belong to Me
Destination Revolution
Who Do You Love
Good To You
Brave and Reckless
I Promise I Will
Can't Drink You Away

Chris Meck’s poignant guitar playing has long been a fixture of Kansas City’s music scene. He plays his instrument with finesse, thoughtfulness and devotion; sometimes it shreds, sometimes it weeps, sometimes it lacerates. After the passing of his wife and musical partner Abigail Henderson in 2013, Meck began writing songs for the first time, and formed the Guilty Birds. 

The introduction of bassist Calandra Ysquierdo and drummer Michelle Bacon solidified the group as a rock ‘n roll power trio. In 2016, the Guilty Birds released their debut full-length album, “It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere.” With potent grooves and girl-group harmonies that soulfully blend with Meck’s earnest songwriting and emotive guitar voicings, the album has been met with high praise. The group has supported prestigious touring acts, including Los Lobos and Band of Heathens; earned coveted festival spots such as YouBloomLA, Middle of the Map and Boulevardia; and has received airplay on more than 60 radio stations across North America and Europe. Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds brings a fresh perspective to the classic guitar rock of greats like Jimi Hendrix with the affectionate soul of the Stax sound, and looks forward to reaching eager audiences across the country.

"It’s a collection of gritty, soul-infused rock songs with some blues accents that showcase Meck’s deft guitar work and the Birds’ bright girl-group harmonies." 
—Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star 

"But all art has history, and what makes this album important is its vitality in the present. It takes no context beyond being an open-hearted human to hear the late-night desolation that haunts this record."
—Danny Alexander, KCUR 89.3 FM 

"In addition to being one of Kansas City’s most respected guitarists, Chris Meck is hailed as the embodiment of the heart and soul of Kansas City’s roots-rock scene by many of his peers."
—Bill Brownlee, The Kansas City Star

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Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO

recordBar, Kansas City, MO

The Tank Room, Kansas City, MO

The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO

Boulevardia, Kansas City, MO

Middle of the Map Fest, Kansas City, MO

Weston Wine Festival, Weston, MO

The Brick, Kansas City, MO

The Dubliner, Kansas City, MO

The Heavy Anchor, St. Louis, MO

The Social Room, Columbia, MO

JB's Downtown, Joplin, MO

Lindbergs, Springfield, MO

Auntie Mae's Parlor, Manhattan, KS

Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS

The Bay, Warrensburg, MO

Uncle Bo's, Topeka, KS

Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN

Shangri-La, Austin, TX

Oilcan Harry's, Austin, TX

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