"Folk music is the music of the people," says KDHX DJ Kelly Wells. Here's an inside look at Wells' passion for soulful folk, blues and Americana music as heard every Wednesday on "Steam-Powered Radio," 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Central.
Tommy Halloran is "making a living, not a killing." His newly released debut with his new band Guerilla Swing have excited his fans to see a new chapter unfold for a St. Louis veteran who plays some 300 nights a year.
When it comes to seduction, musical or otherwise, few bands in St. Louis can hold a romantic candle to Ransom Note. The soul-suffused rock band pours its heart out on a new single simply called "Happy Valentine's Day." Share it with someone you dig.
Now here's something we weren't expecting. Making the best of one of the recent snowpocalypses, St. Louis rock duo Bruiser Queen holed up, unplugged and laid down some acoustic takes on songs from its debut release "Swears" (and two songs from an album due out this spring). The acoustic version of "Kiss Me in My Dreams" sounds brand-new: dreamy and alluring but still very much Bruiser Queen.
According to St. Louis musician Beth Bombara, the new video for the song "Long Dark Hallelujah" was designed to "create beautiful images that at times blur the lines of photography with videography."
Ellen Cook has been hot on the heels of the St. Louis music scene for years. Last fall she released her first full-length album, "Bang Bang Bang," which has done well locally, under her stage name Ellen the Felon.