Rock 'n' roll, in its many forms, remains the quintessential melting pot of music. Musicians from all different genres have given color to the various incarnations over the years. At the heart of the genre is still a blend of country and blues that gives rock 'n' roll its very soul.
At the end of the third night of Twangfest, I was surprised the building was still in one piece. Luckily for the Duck Room, the structure is made from the same hard substances that has kept so many St. Louis buildings standing for so many years -- brick, old stone and concrete.
The energy in the Duck Room Friday night was barely containable. The room nearly exploded due to some crowd surfing, off-stage singing, a double encore, and other shenanigans.
Carrying on in true Woody Guthrie fashion, Kasey Anderson brings truth to his songwriter's craft as he draws upon the musical lineage of artists who have shaped his writing.
Kasey Anderson's a wiry guy in both stature and intellect, a quick wit with an old soul. He's also one hell of a songwriter.