Nurturing real independent music rooted in tradition, while blazing paths in the new music industry.
The corporate music industry is broken. Artists get the shit end of the stick and the current “pop” music is a joke.
Based on punk rock, DIY ethics, Little Class Records provide artists with the tools they need to thrive, not just survive, while bringing you real music.
Providing our artists with major label distribution, quality, unlimited studio time and short run, as needed albums/merch. There are no advances to repay!Artists keep their publishing rights! No corporate music shenanigans!
Nurturing The Community
Our mission is to cultivate the Kansas City roots music community and culture, while helping put our city back on the map as a relevant music city. (Westport Roots Fest, Westport Saloon, Sponsors of Middle of the Map Fest)
Quality music for your ears. Quality of product for our artists. Growth for our city and our scene.
As talent buyers for The Westport Saloon, KC’s best, free live music venue for roots music and curators of Westport Roots Festival, we get the privilege of knowing and working with the country’s best traditional and neo traditional artists. Here are our picks for the...read more
We're very excited to announce 4 additional headliners to this years Westport Roots Festival! The Goddamn Gallows Koffin Kats Dirtfoot We've also added an additional headliner to the Westport Roots Recovery (5.29 post party). Truckstop Honeymoon will be co-headlining...read more
As sole talent buyers for Kansas City’s coolest roots music venue, We see a metric shit ton of bands as they come through The Westport Saloon booking email. Sometimes we get more than we can process in one day, especially with tour season quickly approaching. We...read more
We love our job here in Kansas City. We get to siphon through all kinds of incredible roots music every week: Cowpunk, Honky Tonk, Blues, Bluegrass.. All of it. It's pretty great really. Emails are sent, music is previewed, shows are booked and live sets are enjoyed....read more
10 must see acts in the Kansas City Roots scene right now. Kansas City has some of the best talent out there that's for sure.. It would literally take a month to list and tag everyone that we think is great. It was difficult, but we’ve narrowed it down to 10 must see...read more
We just released the Westport Roots Fest line up for 2016 and boy is it a doozy! As curators of WRF, We did our best to bring you all of your favorite Muddy Roots, Ameripolitan and Little Class artists while taking a step back into the 80's, 90's and early 00's to...read more
For quite some time, the country has been watching Kansas City and what’s happening here. We have a lot of momentum right now, but that momentum has a lot more than just The Royals baseball behind it. From the entreprenurial boom , to the art and music, to the World...read more
There comes a point and time in every band's career when they think they’re in need of a real deal booking agent to handle all of their incoming booking requests and tours. Most of the time they are a little premature in this thought. Let me tell you why. Book...read more
Wanna know what chaps my hide? Kickstarter, Go Fund Me, Indie Go Go and all of those crowdfunding campaigns that give the average joe a sense of entitlement to other people's money. Now, before I start pissing people off, I will say this. I’ve seen and donated to many...read more
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT By Pete Berwick Old-school yourself to the head of the line When Little Class Records President Jody Hendrix asked me to author a monthly article about “navigating the new music industry,” my first thought was, How does a guy who helped build the...read more