Several years back I was lucky enough to head to Columbia for the Roots N Blues Festival with fellow KDHX photographer Nate Burrell.
Fans of live music and tasty barbecue flocked to Columbia, Mo.'s Stephens Lake Park last weekend for the seventh annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
Each year hundreds of musicians perform live in the intimate confines of the Magnolia Avenue Studios of 88.1 KDHX.
Few contemporary folk musicians seek out new sounds and audiences like Abigail Washburn. From her Chinese sojourns to her indie rock fusions, she always sets the old-time clock forward.
Farewell to the chief engineer of Soul Train. Don Cornelius has died.
Derided in countless jokes, often by the very people that play it, the banjo just might be poised to show us why it really is the greatest instrument ever. Or, at the very least, to make a good case as to why it isn't the worst.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of folk wisdom, it was the age of rock recklessness. It was the epoch of...OK, you get the point. It was the Head and the Heart's night.