The opening act went on an hour later than announced; presumably waiting for the Cinco de Mayo crowd to bring their fiesta to the Old Rock House with them. Once the party got started though, there was funk for all.
KDHX invited an eclectic group of St. Louis musicians to weigh in on their favorite concerts of the year. A formidable task, to be sure.
Smiles were the only permanent fixtures onstage as dozens of musicians paid homage to one of the most beloved songwriters of all time during Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Benefit for 88.1 KDHX.
Teddy Presberg's Resistance Organ Trio is the kind of band that can deliver a smooth, jazzy version of Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good" followed by a rocked-out Led Zeppelin set. And this Friday night they'll be tackling Stevie Wonder for Higher Ground: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Benefit for 88.1 KDHX.
Like a storyteller, eco-conscious guitarist Teddy Presberg likes to spin his effortless yarns, written in jazz and punctuated with funk, by calling for his listeners to follow him on his journey. Fresh and fluid yet rooted and evocative, his music simply tries to say what he feels must be said.