Although they aren't the first pairing that comes to mind when thinking of a big-name tour, Steely Dan and Elvis Costello share a lot in common. Both change genres and lineups more than most folks change socks, and both are consummate showmen, as seen at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Wednesday night.
Keeping the memories of country and western artists such as George Jones and Waylon Jennings alive, Dale Watson tours the country bringing a blend of Western swing, honky-tonk, rockabilly and outlaw country, which he has dubbed Ameripolitan music, to all who will listen.
Somewhere in the broad definition of Americana music is a small spot where solid vocal harmonies, acoustic instruments, and songs about living life meet in a shady place somewhere between bluegrass and folk. At that spot you'll find the Steel Wheels holding court in their Blue Ridge Mountain kingdom.
With a repertoire that ranges from absurd and silly to serious and silly, They Might Be Giants have been creating insanely catchy pop tunes for both children and adults since 1982.
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.