Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Sunday, 02 September 2012 16:29

Video: Ryan Spearman performs 'Time Machine' for Show Me Shows + Video

Video: Ryan Spearman performs 'Time Machine' for Show Me Shows Jarred Gastreich
Written by Will Kyle
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Related Video

Video by Jarred Gastreich

Along with folk guitarist Ryan Spearman, we ascended the sawdust-strewn stairs up to the belfry of the Grandel Theatre.

There, Spearman tied a brown extension cord around the handle of his guitar case and hoisted it up the ladder. The way to the roof was dark and long, but exhilarating. The city stretched out before us, boasting its massive sprawl, the Arch glittering in the distance.

On the roof, Spearman broke into the bluesy and darkly playful "Time Machine." The song unfolded like the wind around us, both elements melding into an intoxicating blend. Like the song, with its science-fiction-meets-blues elements, Spearman sat timeless, singing to a city that seemed rapt in attention.

Spearman's emotive ability is deft and limber. The troubadour can pull heartstrings while cracking a sardonic joke. Spearman's timing here is unmatched; "Time Machine" -- with its synthesis of emotion, modernity and tradition -- is a perfect example.

Credits:

Video: Jarred Gastreich for Show Me Shows

Sound: Ryan Albritton for R&R Music Labs

Writer: Will Kyle

88.1 KDHX welcomes Ryan Spearman to Thursdays at the Intersection on September 6, an event co-sponsored by Grand Center, Inc. and presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Upcoming Concerts

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Durango

Sun October 26
Durango is a two-man band with a progressive, heavy rock sound. The band's latest album, "Technologigical Advances," is a concept album that is meant to be heard as a whole unit. To download a track from…

Lida Una

Sun October 5

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-mix.jpg

KDHX Recommends

November
Thursday
06

Discovery Series: All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in...

KDHX presents "All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in 1968" as part of the Discovery Series. Series passports can be bought online. This event looks at the music and activism of 1968, through...


November
Friday
07

Art Attack 2014

Start your chainsaws, St. Louis. On November 7, KDHX presents Art Attack 6: a chaotic art auction that supports KDHX and puts the fate of 32 local artists in your hands. Join us for a night of fine art, drinks and destruction....


November
Wednesday
12

Beat Funktion

KDHX presents this Discovery Series show at The Stage at KDHX, featuring Beat Funktion with Silent Kid. Hip, ultra-funky, stylish, and all-Swedish jazz-funk sextet Beat Funktion pays homage to instrumental early ’70s funk,...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

10 users and 8224 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook