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Hailing from Trenton, Ill., jam band Breakfast for Dinner lays down an easy-grooving sound that appeals to anyone who likes classic covers or just a good shake 'n' shimmy.
Lovers of fingerstyle guitar need look no furtther than native St. Louisian Ron Steiner. A perrenial guitar competition champ, Steiner showed off his skill and soul -- live in the KDHX studios.
Los Flamencos is a dance and musical troupe in St. Louis that captures all the passion and spectacle of the demanding art that gives them their name.
The brainchild of St. Louis singer and songwriter Eric Lysaght, Salisbury's music fits snugly between Wilco and Neil Young, if you make room for some classic rock hooks.
A master of feathery melodies and thick-as-thieves lyrical ambiguity, John Vanderslice makes indie pop for the ages.
Brooklyn rocker Darrin James combines a sound straight out of E. Street, all gritty guitar, piano, organ and rhythm and blues-fueled grooves. James brought his crack band with him when he performed live in the KDHX studios.
Out of the ashes of the charmingly-retro Gentleman Callers, the Blind Eyes have risen up to add a dose of edgy, indie rock to the classic '60s garage-rock style.
With the voice of a junk yard dog, the guitar chops of blues maestro and the songs of a dirt road poet, James McMurtry has become a Texas songwriting legend. He visited KDHX for a solo acoustic live performance.
Drive-By Truckers started out as one of the loudest and sloppiest of novelty bands in the South; they're now one of the loudest and tightest of Southern rock bands anywhere. The DBTs taped a soundcheck performance for KDHX before their capacity show at the Pageant.
Caleb Travers has a way with a song and a melody that evokes his country roots but also takes in modern urban experience of romantic and personal discovery. The St. Louis native gave a live performance in the KDHX studios in advance of his Twangfest debut.