As a child, Stacy was something of a budding show promoter, having once invited a group of girls to her home for a concert. Her uncle's band would typically play in her parents' basement, but one day Stacy told every teen girl in her neighborhood that the Monkees would be performing at her house.
Hailing from the misty, Scottish Hebrides region of Isle of Mull, Sorren Maclean's contemporary take on folk music, as displayed on the new song "Rows & Rows of Boxes," sounds like it just couldn't have come from any other place.
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.