An uninvited guest, Hurricane Isaac, forced all of Saturday's music at the Big Muddy Blues Festival inside.
Gospel music has always been central to the fiercely-original blues of Kelly Joe Phelps. "Brother Sinner & the Whale," however, is his most spiritual album yet.
The Brewbadours combine a washboard, guitar and upright bass to mix classic songs from the recent and not so recent past along with original material together.
In the green space of Strauss Park that looks out on the Fox Theatre, Funky Butt Brass Band set up for a rendition of the traditional song "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."
Veteran guitarist Walter Trout's résumé reads like a "Who's Who" of modern blues.
We met St. Louis' Funky Butt Brass Band in the Grandel Theatre and congregated in the upstairs chapel area.