St. Louis' own Clusterpluck play instruments that suggest bluegrass, and there is that element, but use them for a sound that is so much more.
KDHX and The Sheldon present the third annual festival featuring Sarah Jarosz, the 23 String Band, Riley Baugus, Foghorn String Band and more.
As we hit the midpoint of another year, here are KDHX's top spins so far. These albums are time-tested 2014 releases that have excited our DJs over and over again.
Chatham County Line is a quartet of southern roots, dressed in finely pressed suits and dingy cowboy boots. They are country gentlemen at their finest, dressed to the nines and playing some of the most lauded bluegrass music today. They returned to St. Louis to play the stage at Off Broadway, showcasing several songs from their new album "Tightrope."
The key to playing music is listening to music, being aware of what is out there, taking cues and ideas, and using all those things to build a musical palette.
After seven years apart, Nickel Creek is back with “A Dotted Line.” As in the early part of their career together, Chris Thile, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins are doing things that no one else is doing while serving an audience that is interested in picking up the Nickel Creek story where it left off.
I walk into the Gramophone in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis at around 7:30 p.m. to find the members of Acoustics Anonymous in the middle of sound check.
The Devil's voice is sweet to hear. And it could only be heard in the Grove last night in the form of California-based act the Devil Makes Three.