KDHX and The Sheldon present the third annual festival featuring Sarah Jarosz, the 23 String Band, Riley Baugus, Foghorn String Band and more.
There may be something you don't know about Dave Rawlings: he's not human, he's a machine. That may speak to the source of his group's name, Dave Rawlings Machine, but it's more like a collection of friends who happen to be within arms' reach.
Five years ago this week Eels released "Hombre Loco" a distortion-heavy treatise on desire where band mastermind Mark Oliver Everett -- he goes by E. -- frantically declared, "All I can do is feel feel feel" on "Lilac Breeze."
Amos Lee is a hard man to put a label on. Right down to his name (it's a stage name), his genre -- an eclectic mix of rock, R&B, country and folk -- and his songs -- equal parts funky and soulful, serious and playful.
It was a night with endless musical choices in St. Louis as the best of the local scene offered a list of pre-Mardi Gras events in addition to our standard Friday selection of concerts, but the Sheldon had little trouble filling its concert hall. The split bill drew in a blend of aficionados from both American and African folk music for a night that beautifully illustrated familial connection in the musical roots of both continents.