Jason Vivone/The Billy Bats / Blog

Vivone and Sammy!

Wow and Thanks.

You brought the love. From New York to Austin to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Pittsburg, Kansas and all of our homegrown folks in the Kansas City area.

Tell your friends. There's still time. We are extending our goal.

We have our IBC cd in the works and you all get a copy for your assistance.


Kansas City IBC 2018

Proud to say Sam Platt and I will represent Kansas City at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018. Kind of a return to the old two man Bats sound.

A birthday party for Lead Belly

The Bats and some friends are getting together Friday January 13th at Knuckleheads in Kansas City to celebrate Lead Belly's birthday. Join us and Danny Cox, Kasey Rausch's Country Duo, Amanda Rey and Noah Davis. https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5997372/kkfi-bridge-benefitbirthday-for-leadbelly-wjason-vivonedanny-coxamanda-reynoah-davis-and-kasey-rausch-duo-kansas-city-knuckleheads-saloon

Happy Halloween, my fiends

The Bats and I have two singles available for Halloween. Please enjoy.

Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Download these songs. They're reet petite!

I SEE GHOSTS www.cdbaby.com/jasonvivonethebillybats4 and ZOMBILYNN www.cdbaby.com /jasonvivonethebillybats5 #halloween #ghosts #zombie #boo

The Summer of the Bat

Bats on the road. FRIDAY JULY 8th. The Bats are proud to return to Austin, Texas. Invitation only party. Write for details.

SATURDAY JULY 9th. We soar into Odessa, Texas for the TALL CITY BLUES FEST.

SATURDAY AUG 27th. Back in Excelsior Springs at WABASH BBQ.

SUNDAY SEPT 4th. In CHICAGO for a tribute to Smokey Smothers.

I had a dream last night......

Interesting dream.

I was stuck in a room and couldn't leave until I called someone up and forgave them. I was left alone with a folder. I imagined all the names and tried to imagine what I'd say to my dad or the ex or former co-workers. I opened up the folder and the only phone number there was my own.

Thanks, JPV


Hey guys,

A lot of stuff going on with us.

1. The Bats and I will represent Kansas City at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January. Proud to carry the torch!

2. Our new CD The Avenue will be released the first weekend of November. To pre-order your copy, write www.kickstarter.com/projects/1444094882/the-avenue


Hi guys. Just keeping you in the loop. We are currently mixing and mastering the new Billy Bats cd EDDIE ATE DYNAMITE. The Grand Marquis horns guest on three cuts. 9 new songs. 2 new band members. Recorded by Sam Platt of the Expassionates. Mastered by William Saunders. CD RELEASE PARTY Friday December 13th at FAT FISH BLUE in Zona Rosa.


...ok...quick...what are the 3 most ESSENTIAL BLUES tunes for female blues singers?

If April Showers bring May Flowers...

...they also bring BATS! Fri April 5 at Coda in KCMO. Our regular First Friday spot. Always the best way to start the month. Fri April 12 at KKFI Band Auction. Buy a Bat and support Community radio at the same time. Sat April 13. Uncle Bo's in Topeka. Fri April 19 Vivone & Paula at the Main Street Coffee House in Independence, MO. Sat April 20 at Sherlock's Underground in Liberty, MO. Part of the Muddy Waters tribute. Big all star night. We're proud to be involved again. The Missouri Blues Caravan. The Bats and the Mojo Roots and the Bottoms Up Blues Gang bring the blues to three cities in three nights. Thursday April 25 Knuckleheads, KCMO. Friday April 26 Mojos in Columbia,MO Saturday April 27 in St Louis.