Snow covered a parking lot occupied by a dozen vehicles. The wintry mix came late but was welcomed by the bands and patrons leaning against the Firebird's brick walls.
Young and old trickled into BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups on Sunday night to experience the blues from a young and fresh perspective.
"Ain't nothing like the real thing," Marvin Gaye once sang, and the real thing, in terms of soul and musicianship, is just what went down at Off Broadway for the KDHX event "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye."
Located between Broadway's historic blues' venues and Soulard's brassy drinking establishments, the Old Rock House has hosted a bevy of EDM acts this year, along with its usual slate of rock, R&B and folk musicians.
At the age of 27, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews possesses soul beyond his years and the musical skills to match.