Sat, Nov 20 | Kansas City

A Celebration of Life & Fundraiser for Bill Hilburn (AKA Lonesome Cowboy Bill)

Featuring: Amanda Fish & Friends Barry Lee and the Mystic Arrows The Jubilee Mystics
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 A Celebration of Life & Fundraiser for Bill Hilburn (AKA Lonesome Cowboy Bill)

Time & Location

Nov 20, 8:00 PM
Kansas City, 2715 Rochester Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120, USA

About the event

Bill Hilburn, AKA Lonesome Cowboy Bill, was a radio DJ and friend of mine who inspired me to many levels of weirdness through the music on his radio program, Moby's Trip. Not one to shy away from Waits and Cave deep cuts, Bill painted Kansas City many vibrant shades of strange every Sunday night. I listened intently, and once or twice voiced the character of Cthulhu May Lovecraft, the sweetest little gal from Toadsuck, AR with a tentacle face. His show influenced me deeply, and when it came time for him to go off the air, I wrote a tribute to him in a song called "The Ballad of Lonesome Cowboy Bill", and I had the privilege to perform it for him on his final regular broadcast. That wouldn't be his final show, however, as he continued off and on via podcast for years until his death last month. 

Bill did not want to take the "fun" out of "funeral", it wasn't his style. We have opted instead to have a memorial concert honoring him and raising funds for his family.

Our lineup is:

The Jubilee Mystics

Barry Lee and the Mystic Arrows

Amanda Fish & Friends 

featuring MC Michael Taylor

Come out for music, memories, and mischief. I can't imagine Bill would have it any other way.

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