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Kenny's Westside Pub presents....

Backyard Tire Fire

with Wes Duffy Trio

Saturday, Mar 28

7pm Doors //

8pm Show

ADV $8 // DOS $10


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Backyard Tire Fire is BACK!!


Backyard is BACK!

That’s right! Edward David Anderson and his able co-conspirators return from hiatus in 2020 to play some select dates. In addition to these shows, the band plans to release new music for the first time since 2010.

Known for connecting with the common man, the Bloomington, IL based outfit released 6 albums & 2 EPs over a decade, averaging 200 shows a year. Touring with everyone from Gov’t Mule to Rev Horton Heat and playing high profile festivals like Mountain Jam in NY & High Sierra in CA garnered the band critical praise and a national audience.

Paste Magazine says, “These Midwesterners brandish a raucous live show and inventive studio albums.”

“Bar Room Semantics is infused with the kind of dusty, bootstrap-pulling resilience that Midwesterners have spent decades perfecting,” wrote the Nashville Scene.

The long awaited return of these Black Dirt Music pioneers has arrived. The hiatus is over. Backyard is back and it’s good to be!

Wes Duffy Trio


Wes Duffy Trio is a high-energy new grass group based out of Peoria, Illinois. The group formed when Wes Duffy invited Tim Brickner and Daniel Watkins to accompany him for a performance on WTVP’s State & Water, a series of live broadcasts that feature the area’s finest musicians.
Encouraged by the enthusiastic response from the audience, they have been performing in Central Illinois and beyond ever since. Drawing from various musical influences both within and outside the world of bluegrass, this talented trio utilizes mandolin, bass, and guitar to create original songs, unique arrangements of bluegrass staples, and quirky takes on rock classics. Their swift flatpicking and personal songwriting experiences – from tales of love to moonshine – provide an exhilarating, foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’ good time!

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