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Bluesman Joe Dean -- though advertised as being from Bowling Green -- was actually born in St. Louis in 1908.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

It was 1995 all over again on Saturday at Off Broadway as Twangfest celebrated the twentieth anniversaries of Wilco and Son Volt - the descendants of local legend Uncle Tupelo - with a concert of their debut albums, played track-for-track, back-to-back.

Published in Music News
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:00

Sylvester Palmer: Enigmatic bluesman

Another of the early St. Louis bluesmen whose lives are largely unknowable, Sylvester Palmer was nonetheless a very well-regarded piano player.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Powerful in both sound and numbers, Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) brought its special blend of hard driving Southern blues-rock to Peabody Opera House on Sunday night. Helmed by the über-talented husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and backed by nine incredible musicians and vocalists, TTB is simply one of the most dynamic touring bands playing today.

Published in Reviews
Monday, 30 March 2015 00:00

Little Mack Simmons: A life in the blues

Bluesman Little Mack Simmons was born in Arkansas and grew up playing harmonica with his friend James Cotton. As a teen he moved to St. Louis where he worked for the railroad and played blues music with friends such as Robert Nighthawk on the club circuit.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Hailing from New Jersey, the Gaslight Anthem stormed the stage to a packed house of dedicated fans on Thursday night at the Ready Room.

Published in Music News
Monday, 23 March 2015 01:00

Irene Scruggs: Early blues queen

The important blues singer Irene Scruggs was born in Mississippi but likely raised in St. Louis; she certainly spent most of her career in the river city.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

After my first day at SXSW 2015, the first thing I say to myself in the morning: "I need some tacos."

Published in Reviews

Since buying his first album at the age of five, Jim Bruce has loved music. From blues and jazz to rock, it all finds a way onto his show "Higher Ground," from 2-4 p.m. Central every Tuesday on KDHX.

Published in Inside KDHX

The brothers Dickinson were in top form on Saturday night as the North Mississippi Allstars stormed the stage at the Old Rock House.

Published in Music News
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