Born in St. Louis in 1935, Malcolm Frager took up the piano at an early age, moving to New York at age 14 for six years of study, eventually attending Columbia University.
A pretty remarkable musician, James "Bat" Robinson was born in Louisiana in 1903 but raised in Memphis.
William "Lefty" Bates was born in Alabama in 1920 but raised in St. Louis. While at Vashon High School he helped form the Hi-De-Ho Boys, who later moved to Chicago and recorded for Decca.
Things are very quiet Friday, not busy Saturday and just dead Sunday (perhaps a Mother's Day weekend break for most local acts?), but a few options meeting my approval are available.
St. Louis native Richard Gannaway -- guitarist, composer and producer -- began his music career as a touring folk musician in 1974.
Harry Lookofsky was born in Kentucky in 1913 and began studying violin at age 8, moving to St. Louis to receive his formal training.