I thought 2012 was a really strong year for new music releases and I found the same to be true for reissues and compilations.
October 27 and 28, 2012 on the eve of Superstorm Sandy and in the shadow of the construction at Ground Zero in Manhattan, Joe Pug took the stage at Pace University to thank the man who created his job -- Woody Guthrie.
Coming off the release of "New Multitudes," their Woody Guthrie tribute album with Jay Farrar and Yim Yames, Will Johnson and Anders Parker had played casual but tight sets in living rooms and alternative spaces without P.A. systems for seventeen straight nights before Saturday's performance to a small but dedicated audience at Off Broadway.
Will Johnson's never been stingy with his art. From his work with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel and Monsters of Folk, to producing and playing on albums by other artists, to painting portraits of baseball players, "prolific" barely describes the Missouri-born artist.
Fans of Woody Guthrie gathered all around the world on July 14, 2012 to celebrate his legacy. St. Louis proved it has "one big soul," standing tall among the global events as surely one of the best.
On Saturday night St. Louisians turned out en mass to pay tribute to the legendary American singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.
BuzzMedia is acquiring Spin Magazine. September may spell the end of the print edition.
Ryne Watts has was born in the Midwest, and he can't see himself anywhere too far outside of St. Louis. Like him, his band Campfire Club is Midwestern through and through -- all the way down to the roots.