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2004 Stories by Steve Pick

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  • Rosanne Cash

    published November 17, 2004

    Before country radio moved away from nuance and idiosyncrasy, Rosanne Cash ruled the charts in the '80s, placing nearly a dozen singles in... More >>

  • Dolly Parton

    published October 27, 2004

    She wears wigs -- giant, puffed-up blond hairpieces. She lathers her face with enough lipstick, eye shadow and rouge to make her the envy of drag... More >>

  • Tony Bennett

    published October 13, 2004

    Tony Bennett stood on the stage of the Fox Theatre and asked that the public-address system be turned off. With no microphone to magnify... More >>

  • Dan Bern

    published September 22, 2004

    Some musicians have written political songs in recent months. Other musicians have performed charity concerts trying to get out the votes for... More >>

  • Hungry Mind Review

    published September 22, 2004

    Never mind the music; it's time to get star-struck. Stephanie Wallace, the violinist and keyboardist for the Hungry Mind Review, appeared... More >>

  • The Meat Purveyors and Rough Shop

    published September 1, 2004

    The Meat Purveyors whip their way through the crowded field of bluegrass and alt-country bands with so much speed, force and... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published August 25, 2004

    To most of us, Johnny Paycheck was the guy who sang "Take This Job and Shove It." While it's true that his monster-hit version of David Allen... More >>

  • B.B. King Blues Festival

    published August 18, 2004

    B.B. King has been recording and playing live for more than 55 years. At this point there's only one other musician left with the... More >>

  • Elvis Costello

    published August 18, 2004

    When Rhino Records decided to reissue Elvis Costello's catalogue in groups of three non-chronological releases, it was inevitable that the process... More >>

  • Lyle Lovett

    published August 11, 2004

    Ironic distance is a good weapon in the arsenal of a songwriter, but when it's used too much, listeners develop some pretty good defenses. Lyle... More >>

  • Diana Krall

    published August 11, 2004

    Did you hear the one about the singer/ pianist who grew up loving jazz, who studied all the great recordings and essential standards in her field,... More >>

  • Word to My Mother

    published August 4, 2004

    Once upon a time, long before R. Kelly or Michael Jackson was accused of a sex crime, before entire careers were demolished by scandalous quotes... More >>

  • Blasts from the Past

    published July 28, 2004

    History is written by the victors or, in the case of pop-music history, by the people who heard the victors. We know the hits, and we know the... More >>

  • John Hiatt and David Lindley

    published July 7, 2004

    Cardinals fans appreciate the value of Reggie Sanders, this year's right fielder. He's not a superstar, but for years now he's been a solid... More >>

  • John Renbourn

    published April 21, 2004

    For as long as anybody can remember, fans of English folk music have been younger than the performers of same. This makes sense when you think... More >>

  • Allison Moorer

    published April 14, 2004

    Guitars crackle, bass throbs, drums pound. The sound is a classic rock & roll grind: thick and drenched with electricity. The vocals, however,... More >>

  • The Fire Theft with Saves the Day and Grandaddy

    published March 31, 2004

    "Words! Book-words! What are you?/Words no more, for hearken and see/My song is there in the open air -- and I must sing." Walt Whitman wrote that... More >>

  • The Holmes Brothers

    published March 10, 2004

    Imagine a songwriters' circle in which Collective Soul, Townes Van Zandt, Bruce Channel (the guy who had the big hit with "Hey Baby" back in... More >>

  • The Proclaimers

    published March 10, 2004

    Charlie and Craig Reid don't exactly harmonize like traditional sibling vocal partners. Instead, the bespectacled twin brothers known as the... More >>

  • Love Experts

    published January 28, 2004

    If absence really makes the heart grow fonder, St. Louis music fans ought to be absolutely enamored with the Love Experts. Since 1988 this... More >>

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