Spiritualism comes in many forms. For Carrie Newcomer her brand began with her Quaker upbringing, continued with her education and culminated in her powerful songwriting.
Rock 'n' roll, in its many forms, remains the quintessential melting pot of music. Musicians from all different genres have given color to the various incarnations over the years. At the heart of the genre is still a blend of country and blues that gives rock 'n' roll its very soul.
At the end of the third night of Twangfest, I was surprised the building was still in one piece. Luckily for the Duck Room, the structure is made from the same hard substances that has kept so many St. Louis buildings standing for so many years -- brick, old stone and concrete.
Carrying on in true Woody Guthrie fashion, Kasey Anderson brings truth to his songwriter's craft as he draws upon the musical lineage of artists who have shaped his writing.
Since embarking down the road of his solo career over 20 years ago, John Doe has strived to make his own mark on the roots music he grew up listening to on the radio and at his parents' parties.
If you were cooking up a dish of Kevin Gordon's music you'd start with a solid base of rock 'n' roll, and then add in various complimentary ingredients of country, folk and blues.
St. Louis music fans showed true dedication last night as heavy rain, hail, lightning and damaging winds couldn't keep a solid crowd away from the Old Rock House to see legendary Texas-based singer and songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard.
When three talented, established folk musicians get together to record an album worth of their songs and a couple of covers--as Red Horse has just done--the results can be amazing.
To embark on a solo career after being part of a successful group for a number of years is a daunting task. Nevertheless, Sara Watkins seems to be making a smooth transition.