When Trampled by Turtles last visited St. Louis, playing the main stage at LouFest 2013, I noted that I appreciated the fact that they stood in a row on stage, rather than in a cluster with one member taking the status of frontman.
Sometimes less isn't just more; sometimes less is everything. One listen to the beautifully minimalist ballad "Your Arms Are My Walls" by Bowen and you'll get the picture.
The Folk School of KDHX will be offering satellite classes at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois, beginning February 20. The eight-week classes will include fiddle, guitar and ensemble.
It has been an incredible year for our local folk heroine, Lizzie Weber.
Why do we listen to music? Every listener has his or her own answer. But maybe we're all hoping to be restored, revived in some way. And that's what Dallas band Valise is after on the new, spirited chamber-folk track "Dialogue."
Coming from a background of bossa nova, samba and rock music, Rodrigo Amarante flexes his songwriting clout on his debut album "Cavalo." He combines the sonic worlds of Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Brooklyn into a special sound that cannot be found on any other record.