I had the pleasure of attending scores of shows in St. Louis this past year. Here are my top picks for the best shows of 2014.
Waylon Albright "Shooter" Jennings, rolled into St. Louis on Saturday night, bringing with him a history of country music bigger than his own stature. Doors opened at 7 p.m. with opening acts setting the stage for Jennings' later performance.
On a music-related note: "20,000 Days On Earth" -- a film about dark rocker Nick Cave -- screens as part of Webster University's film series through Sunday. More info here.
Jazz is considered to be a true American art form, but when mixed with Afro-Cuban influences and Latin heritage, it has grown into a melange of worldly music shared across borders, continents and cultures.
The Ready Room played host to a duo of bands heralding from Brooklyn, and one from Nashville on Friday night.
I don't have a lot of options to offer this weekend that aren't related to the Art of Live Festival.