Randle Chowning brings a familiar voice and lasting body of songs to Focal Point on Friday, March 27, but in many respects the veteran singer, songwriter and founding member of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils is re-introducing himself to St. Louis. And he will do it house-concert style, solo on acoustic guitar.
The important blues singer Irene Scruggs was born in Mississippi but likely raised in St. Louis; she certainly spent most of her career in the river city.
Show-wise, it's not quite March Madness this weekend, but there should be a sufficient number of options to keep you happy.
Singer, actress and writer Geeta Novotny was born in St. Louis and began studying music at age 4. By age 16, Novotny was studying with a voice professor at Carnegie Mellon University; she graduated in 1998.
It's a busy stretch coming up -- something good to do for several weeknights, followed by a loaded weekend. Here's the start.
Opera singer Frances Ginsberg was born in St. Louis in 1955 and attended Horton Watkins High School in Ladue, Missouri.
Hailing from Festus, Missouri, the Langaleers may make music in the shadow of fellow Festusians the Bottle Rockets, but their frenetic garage-rock sound, while echoing with a bit of Midwestern twang here and there, has an often crunchy, sometimes mathy drive that complements singer and songwriter Kory Meyer's raspy snarl.