Troy Van Horn, Bryan Hicks, Matt Richey, Patrick Alonzo Conway, Scott Easterday, Nate Hofer (photo:Todd Zimmer)
Expassionates are a band made up of musicians from various styles of rock, jazz and country that blend to create a unique sound with the music of Scott Easterday. It began as a recording project, continued as a performing band with a streamlined group of new musicians that recorded a second album and currently is revisiting the recording that started it all with a brand-new lineup.
Expassionates are currently doing live performances of the CD album Verse, Chorus, Bridge recorded in 1998. A new band showcasing the varied styles of Kansas City music was assembled in 2015 that includes Scott Easterday on vocal, guitar and keyboard; Bryan Hicks, bass and Nate Hofer, pedal steel, who all played on the original recording, plus Troy Van Horn, guitar; Matt Richey, drums; and Patrick Alonzo Conway, saxophone and percussion.