Born and raised in Pittsburg, Kansas, Julian Davis is a test case for the modern era; everything he knows about playing instruments, he learned from YouTube. Self-taught, with help, he picked up the guitar when he was four, and in the last three years has learned the mandolin. From a young age, he was drawn to the […]
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Bug Tussel Bluegrass Band is a St. Louis local group that focuses on traditional bluegrass and oldtime music. From fiddle tunes to banjo instrumentals to harmony singing, they bring the sounds of the original generation of bluegrass from the 1940’s.
Mercer and Johnson are Brock Johnson and S. Mercer. The duo put their first recordings online for free in June of 2010. They immediately took off to find places that would let them play, as often as possible, logging thousands of downloads and hundreds of thousands of miles. The band has shared stages with, or […]
Grassfed is a quick-pickin’ string band. Pivoting on the foundation of bluegrass, Grassfed entwines tradition with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters and driven by instrumental conversation, the band brings a punching sound all its own. Grassfed’s debut 18-track album is available online NOW!
In the summer of 2006, Alex Thoele and Jon Pickett met while playing guitars around a campfire, high on a mountaintop in Estes Park, CO. The two have been entertaining and writing music since. In 2010, they were joined by mandolin player and fellow midwesterner Jarett Mason and shortly after by James Weatherly on banjo, […]
Chucky Waggs is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/ songwriter based out of the hills of Eureka Springs, AR. Chucky Waggs plays a mix of guitar, banjo, harmonica, kazoo, while using his feet to stomp out the back beat on a thrown together drum kit. He has released three full length, original studio albums. Writing, arranging and performing […]
Skilled multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Ryan Koenig spends much of his time touring with a variety of internationally recognized musical acts. He is a proud native of Saint Louis, MO, but his career as a professional musician has brought him coast to coast in the continental United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. […]
The Creek Rocks are a folk group from the Ozarks led by banjoist Cindy Woolf and guitarist Mark Bilyeu. These longtime musical collaborators worked together on Cindy’s three CDs of original songs starting in 2005, they married in 2013, then established The Creek Rocks in 2015. Mark is a founding member of Ozarks family band […]
What does dirty punk rock and down-home delta blues have in common? In short, the genres both reflect “struggle music.” That being said, it is no surprise that the three stalwart gentlemen that form the Rum Drum Ramblers were once mohawk sporting, studded jacket donning, snot-nosed punk rockers in much of their high school youth. […]