Taking several months off to regroup from personal crises and career burnout, singer-songwriter-road warrior Joe Pug has returned with renewed focus, energy and a love for his craft.
Hailing from the east side of the Saint Louis metro area, Belleville, Illinois based Old Salt Union uses their ability to merge concepts from outside of the genre into a foundation of traditional instrumentation to sit at the forefront of the new generation of bluegrass music.
As much a part of St. Louis as the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, the Feed flow between the blues, jazz, funk, punk and just about every other musical genre under the sun to create songs that are varied, but still united, just like the city itself.
Even if you don't know her by name, if you're a fan of St. Louis music you've probably seen Melinda Cooper perform with a variety of local acts. Melinda takes the driver's seat in Town Cars, the perfect vehicle to showcase her songwriting skills.
Although the advertising campaign they took their name from ended in 2009, the Rural Alberta Advantage continues to honor their Canadian roots no matter where they sit down to play their music.
Hailing from Brown County, Indiana, Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band injects a little Midwest hospitality into the Delta blues, creating a unique sound while remaining true to the originators of the style.
The last time the Rural Alberta Advantage came through town, tornadoes and technical difficulties kept the Canadians' set short. This time they brought a night of perfect weather and some of the greatest tunes that America's hat has ever produced.
Despite operating out of New York City, Laura Cantrell shows that her singer/songwriter roots are firmly planted in the sounds of her native Nashville.
We're back to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.
Fresh out of a near-death experience resulting from a 2013 car crash, Timothy Showalter had plenty of material for Strand of Oaks' fourth album, "HEAL."