Already deep into her prolific career, Regina Carter has been constantly regarded as the most prominent violinist in jazz, but with her latest "Southern Comfort" it might be more apt to applaud her fiddle.
This is the summer of Jack White. The 39-year-old guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and all-around Renaissance man has been nearly inescapable since the June release of his second solo album, "Lazaretto."
Widespread Panic has an uncommon style of set creation show by show, touring extensively but never repeating a set, which was likely much more difficult before they had produced more than 11 studio albums worth of original music across over a quarter of a century.
In August 2009 and June 2010 I thought I was going to see Silversun Pickups. They were on the bill for festivals I was going to, I had circled them on my schedule as a set to see, and then, for some reason, both times I opted for other options.
The melting pot location between the north and south partly explains the appreciation running deep among local music fans for Southern-style rock. Little Feat -- with its mix of blues, country, rock and Cajun -- is one of several '70s bands that have kept St. Louis entertained for 40 years.