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KDHX plays new music from St. Louis artists more times to count, but we did it anyway. There's a lot and this list culls the most spun.  

St. Louis Blues Society's '16 in '16' topped this year's list with new recordings from the city's most notable blues musicians. This volume features David Dee, Tom Hall, The Fab Foehners, Leroy Pierson, Little Rachel, Sweetie & the Toothaches, Papa Ray and many others.

Station favorite Beth Bombara and her album, 'Map & No Direction' and Finn's Motel's 'Jupiter Rex' released after an eleven-year hiatus, tie as the second most spun on this year's list with 77 spins. The amount of local artists that get airtime on KDHX goes on and on. This list represents just the most spun albums and EPs that have been released this year. We take pride in being the station that consistently celebrates the great music of the St. Louis area as we have now for over 30 years!

In other Best of 2017 coverage, see the Top Spins of 2017 and don't miss the KDHX DJ Top Ten Albums of 2017.


147 Various Artists St. Louis Blues Society 16 In '16 St. Louis Blues Society
77 Beth Bombara Map & No Direction Lemp Electric
77 Finn's Motel Jupiter Rex self-released
63 Pokey LaFarge Manic Revelations Rounder
62 Diesel Island Diesel Island Euclid
62 Karate Bikini Chimera self-released
59 Whoa Thunder The Depths of the Deep End - EP Blip Blap!
57 Ryan Koenig Two Different Worlds Big Muddy Records
52 Chuck Berry CHUCK Dualtone
48 Gene Jackson 1963 Blue Lotus
47 Gloria Attoun GO self-released
46 Son Volt Notes of Blue Transmit Sound
42 Bruiser Queen Heavy High self-released
42 Other People Other Songs By Other People self-released
38 Old Salt Union Old Salt Union Compass
37 Bagheera Shooting Rockets Towards The Sun Skeleton Fur
34 The Grooveliner Toby's Basement self-released
34 The Soulard Blues Band Soul and Blues self-released
33 Adam Hucke's Music For Nerds Madam, I'm Adam self-released
29 Paul Bonn 50 Years self-released
29 Rev. Sekou In Times Like These Zent
28 Cree Rider Family Band A Toast To Absent Friends: The Songs of Misisipi Mike Wolf self-released
26 Magic City La Vie Est Chere Tower Groove
26 Yowie Synchromysticism Skin Graft
24 Oak, Steel & Lightning Chasin' the Sunset self-released
23 Shady Bug tbh idk Pack Rat
23 Sleepy Kitty Bastard Orphan - EP Euclid
22 Stacey Winter We're Both Right Now - EP relf-released
22 The Dinosaurs The Dinosaurs BDR / Big Muddy
22 Tom Irwin All That Love Clyded
21 MARQUIS KNOX Black & Blue Knox Entertainment
19 Five Kilted Cats Give Me a Hit Downey Soundstage
18 Brothers Lazaroff Laz Jazz at the Bistro self-released
18 The Provels Greatest Hits - EP self-released
17 David Beeman Slow Fade - EP self-released
17 Grandpa's Ghost The Carnage Queen Transduction / Phosphorous
16 The St. Louis Steady Grinders The St. Louis Steady Grinders self-released
15 Bull Harman & Bull's Eye Draw Four self-released
15 Concentrator No Known Code self-released
15 The Hooten Hallers The Hooten Hallers Big Muddy
15 The Maness Brothers The Maness Brothers - EP Romanus
15 Vernacular String Trio Parlance Personal Archives

Data is based on spins from November 1, 2016 to December 10, 2017. Only 2017 albums and EPs by St. Louis-area bands with 15 spins or more were included.

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