Outside the windows that illuminate stage left of the Old Rock House, a train rolled forward with slow determination over the dark Mississippi to a destination unknown. The Arch rose up in the background as the Royal Southern Brotherhood took the stage and the crowd gave them a warm, enthusiastic welcome.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
An uninvited guest, Hurricane Isaac, forced all of Saturday's music at the Big Muddy Blues Festival inside.
Within the last year, two St. Louis natives, Devon Allman and Mike Zito, have joined forces. Along with veteran drummer Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers) and bassist Charlie Wooten, they formed the Royal Southern Brotherhood.