This has felt like the official year of "Well, it's about time!" recordings. There seemed to be so many albums from top-flight players who haven't released anything in, literally, years. In all cases, it was worth the wait.
People who live in St. Louis are lucky for lots of reasons, not the least of which is KDHX. I know that sounds self-serving, but it's true. And here's one reason why: discovery.
Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu make music that could have drifted out from the tube radio in your grandparents' kitchen: gorgeous country melodies, intricate acoustic guitar work and that voice.
Off Broadway hosted Steam-Powered Soul: A Tribute to John Hartford and KDHX Benefit on Saturday night. The event featured a seated early show and a standing late show, both of which brought capacity crowds.
Fans of Woody Guthrie gathered all around the world on July 14, 2012 to celebrate his legacy. St. Louis proved it has "one big soul," standing tall among the global events as surely one of the best.
On Saturday night St. Louisians turned out en mass to pay tribute to the legendary American singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.