St. Louis blue-collared rocker Jon Hardy fell out of a tree a little under a year ago this month. This month also marks Hardy and his band the Public's return to the stage since the accident.
In the green space of Strauss Park that looks out on the Fox Theatre, Funky Butt Brass Band set up for a rendition of the traditional song "Just a Closer Walk with Thee."
We met St. Louis' Funky Butt Brass Band in the Grandel Theatre and congregated in the upstairs chapel area.
Sure to put more than a little pep in your step, Palace have expanded their realm rapidly throughout the St. Louis scene in the short two years the band has been together.
During the single hour containing JEFF the Brotherhood's set, I had three beers poured on my head, one pocket knife placed in my back pocket and four bruises just waiting to show up the next day.
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.