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Ever since the first National Folk Festival was held here in 1934, St. Louis has served as an ambassador for the eclectic mix of music called folk. So it's fitting that KDHX, the Sheldon and St. Louis serve as the host for the Folk & Roots Festival, now in its third year.

Published in Reviews

The St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival returns September 25-28 to Grand Center. With a full schedule and lineup, the festival promises to be packed with great music and activities for all.

Published in Inside KDHX
Friday, 19 September 2014 06:00

Song of the Day: 'Golden Road' by Betse Ellis

Among up-and-coming old-time and Americana artists, Betse Ellis is surely one of the most versatile. A deft songwriter, accomplished fiddler and a moving singer, Ellis draws on influences ranging from John Hartford to the Clash. "Golden Road," from her 2013 album "High Moon Order," finds the Kansas City-based musician in a reflective, lush, pedal steel-dappled mood.

Published in Music News
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:58

Best of KDHX photography: March 2013

Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.

Published in Music News
Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:49

Betse Ellis 3/23/13

We often like to pigeonhole artists, despite all we know about the diversity of musical influences.

Published in Live Performances

"American music is alive and well. This is the new classical music," Pokey LaFarge emphasized partway through his first-ever concert with Ryan Spearman. Appropriate, since they were celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Folk School of St. Louis at the Sheldon on December 1 (an event welcomed by KDHX).

Published in Reviews

The Folk School 10th Anniversary show brought Ryan Spearman and Pokey LaFarge, two of the city's finest musicians, together for their first shared performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

Published in Music News

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…