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.