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.
Returning to St. Louis after spending time living in San Francisco and Brooklyn, the Cree Rider Family Band tells tales of life and love over a blend of alt country, roots and Americana.
"Piano Jazz" host, and fine musician in her own right, Marian McPartland, has died at the age of 95.
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.
Since 1995 Milagro Saints have made southwestern-tinged, alt-rock jams. Not the obvious choice for a band started in New York City, based in Raleigh, N.C., and fronted by a British expat, but it works.