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.
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.
After my first day at SXSW 2015, the first thing I say to myself in the morning: "I need some tacos."
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.
When two of the top acts in contemporary blues join forces for an album and a tour, it's not to be missed. N.M.O., or "North Mississippi Osborne," is the marriage of North Mississippi Allstars and Anders Osborne. The Southern blues-rock mainstays brought their new collaboration to the Old Rock House Saturday night for a three-hour show that provided some of the finest blues guitar work to be seen on any stage.
American music is where it’s at, and KDHX is the place to be to get the lowdown on some recent releases that may have slipped a bit below your radar.
Wesley Wallace is a shadowy, enigmatic figure from the early days of recorded St. Louis blues.