Dust Bowl: American Stories

Grant Maloy Smith

Show Information:

Grant Maloy Smith presents his new album DUST BOWL - AMERICAN STORIES as a one-man show. Take a trip back to the American Great Plains during the 1930s, when enormous dust storms ("black rollers") rolled across the prairie, turning day into night, and leaving a trail of sickness, devastation, and heartbreak in their wake. Over-farming combined with a seemingly endless drought combined to cause the Dust Bowl. Grant Maloy Smith will bring this world back to life with his one-man show, and songs written from the heart of this episode of American history. Come experience it!

Venue

Holy Cow Market

3109 Gillham Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64109

Show Times

July 22 - Saturday - 6:30pm

July 22 - Saturday - 11:00pm

July 25 - Tuesday - 8:00pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 6:30pm

July 27 - Thursday - 6:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 9:30pm

Category

Music

Theatre

Runtime

60 Minutes

Rating

All Ages

Warning

N/A

8 Comments

  1. Sam SHryock on July 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    A wonderful story of Americana. I really enjoyed the songs.



  2. Diane T. on July 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Not deterred by the thunderstorm, we drove to Holy Cow to catch the 11pm Dust Bowl: American Stories performance by Grant Maloy Smith. We arrived to discover that Fringe attendees had fled for home, the garage of Holy Cow was flooded and they were discussing canceling the show.

    Grant Maloy Smith chose to perform for us, an audience of three. It was amazing! He gave a stellar performance about the Dust Bowl during a rainstorm! We felt honored that he gave us a private concert. Thank you!



  3. Ian and Beverly Jennings on July 24, 2017 at 1:57 am

    We loved this show, and the venue. It is small and personal. Grant, who features in the show, spoke to us beforehand and is a really nice guy. The story and songs concern the dustbowl of the 1930’s, plus other songs about the Great Plains. Grant has a really good voice, he plays the guitar with a taped backing band. There is some very neat video and photos, accompanying the music. This is really worth a visit. Great job Grant and the Holy Cow venue.



  4. Paula C. Acconcia on July 26, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Venue is hard to find in a somewhat grim neighborhood but once inside I felt like Dorothy stepping into the Land of Oz. A fasinating space crammed with collectibles, vinyl records, zines, and more eye catching stuff than I could absorb. If only they had an air conditioner!

    Loads of fans blow the warm air around and you forget about that when the stunning performance of Grant Maloy Smith transports you to the desperate days of the Dust Bowl.

    His original lyrics are heart wrenching, his guitar playing flawless, and his vocals clear and impressive. On the wall behind him rolls a video blending historical photographs with modern views of the great plains. Yes, he made the video, too.

    Like so much Oklahoma topsoil, this show will blow you away



  5. Susan Fenner on July 27, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    One of the best performances this year! Every part was amazing – the story, the visuals, the music. Everyone in the audience was swaying and clapping – totally engaged. This is a must-not-miss event!



  6. Tracy Thomas on July 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Loved this show! Wrote a separate review under Reviews.

    Hope he wins Best of Holy Cow, so you can catch this on Sunday.

    Great music and storytelling.



  7. J H on July 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Great show! Grant is a treasure . It’s amazing that he is from Rhode Island and does such a wonderful job capturing the Great Plains during the 30’s. Don’t miss this show!



  8. Ron Fournier on July 30, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    In a world full of musical imposters, Grant is the real deal. Extremely proud to know this great artist and fellow Rhode Islander.



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