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Monday, 27 April 2015 00:00

Harry Lookofsky: Mr. Versatile

Harry Lookofsky was born in Kentucky in 1913 and began studying violin at age 8, moving to St. Louis to receive his formal training.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Pokey LaFarge and company made a triumphant return to St. Louis for a three-night run at Off Broadway on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Published in Music News

South St. Louis rocked on Record Store Day 2015 as the Heavy Anchor hosted an after-party featuring amped-up sets from a bevy of bands.

Published in Music News
Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

Cowboy Roy Brown: St. Louis busker

Cowboy Roy Brown was the quintessential St. Louis street singer, playing a guitar he called "baby" and a kazoo he called "Leon."

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

Saturday is Record Store Day, a nationwide celebration of the cool joints where many have learned much about music (Euclid Records is making a weekend of it, per usual).

Published in Music News

A very, very busy weekend; in addition to everything listed here, there's Record Store Day, which I'll cover separately.

Published in Music News

There are big bands, and then there is the Educated Guess. Helmed by Singer, songwriter and arranger Charlie Brumley, the St. Louis group often sprawls to a dozen or more musicians on stage, but it's not the numbers that matter. It's the soaring, orchestral, soul-pop vision, captured on new recordings like the Motown-spirited "Baby, If You Want It."

Published in Music News

Bluesman Joe Dean -- though advertised as being from Bowling Green -- was actually born in St. Louis in 1908.

Published in St. Louis Music Notes

I'm back from hiatus, bearing some very, very sad news -- vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Anne Tkach lost her life in a tragic house fire on Thursday.

Published in Music News

The late Anne Tkach, who passed away on April 9, 2015 at the age of 48, was a beloved part of the St. Louis music community. She was best known as a bassist and singer for the bands Hazeldine, Nadine, Rough Shop, Magic City, Bad Folk and many more. But as the write an essay song "Dear Mama" shows, she could also write a beautiful melody and lyric when so inspired.

Published in Music News
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