The members of Vancouver-based Americana band Po' Girl tour across a sprawling land nearly all year. Their songs and sound are often inspired by the scenes outside the windows as they truck on towards the next city.
Some bands play the blues to recapture a lost past; some play because they feel it. St. Louis band Brown Bottle Fever are firmly in the latter camp, electrifying the blues with a gritty, hoosier-rock sensibility.
As leader of the ska-punk band MU330, Dan Potthast has amassed a 20-year career of fun, irreverent and insanely danceable music. During a visit to the Magnolia Avenue studios, the singer gathered together some of his family for a rambunctious, unplugged session on the Musical Merry-Go-Round.
Musicians and storytellers Steve Shaffer and Mark Berry are currently working on a unique project: Larry the Blue Dolphin, an illustrated songbook for children. The work combines text, images and audio. Get a taste of the latter on the Musical Merry-Go-Round.
New Dad formed in St. Louis in the summer of 2009, evolving out of Nerf Parade, and finding a newly irreverent take on post-punk.
When you think of Brave Combo you may think of polka, but when it comes to dance music, the Texas legends have so much more up their sleeves. Hear the holiday-themed performance, recorded live at the Gramophone night club in St. Louis on December 4, 2009, and broadcast exclusively for KDHX and the Musical Merry-Go-Round.