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1999 Stories by Terry Perkins

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  • Critical Mass

    published December 29, 1999

    As anyone who's read Nick Hornby's High Fidelity knows, music critics -- especially that species known as Criticus hiparawkasauraus... More >>

  • Kenny Garrett

    published December 15, 1999

    His initials are K.G., his first name is Kenny and he plays saxophone, but that's about the only similarities you'll be able to dredge up between... More >>

  • Homesick James

    published December 8, 1999

    When you consider that Homesick James has been playing blues since the 1920s, has worked and recorded on the Chicago blues scene since the 1950s... More >>

  • John Jackson

    published December 8, 1999

    Friday, Dec. 17, the Blues Legends series wraps up with a performance by Virginia-born guitarist/vocalist John Jackson -- one of the last... More >>

  • Jeremy Davenport

    published November 24, 1999

    University City native Jeremy Davenport is coming home from New Orleans for Thanksgiving, and he's bringing his band along to debut the Backstage... More >>

  • Herb Drury/Jerry Cherry; James Matthews Trio

    published November 17, 1999

    This week's lineup at the Backstage Bistro doesn't feature one of the national acts that's part of the regular "Jazz at the Bistro" performance... More >>

  • Regina Carter

    published October 27, 1999

    Those who turned up at the Sheldon in June to catch the double bill of jazz violinists Claude "Fiddler" Williams and Regina Carter have probably... More >>

  • Bobby Watson and Horizon

    published October 13, 1999

    From 1990-94, alto-sax player Bobby Watson and his band, Horizon, performed frequently at the old Just Jazz venue at the Omni-Majestic and... More >>


    published September 15, 1999

    The 1999-2000 Jazz at the Bistro Performance Series kicks off this week with the McCoy Tyner Trio, and JAB executive director... More >>

  • Chucho Valdés

    published September 15, 1999

    Jesus "Chucho" Valdés makes his St. Louis debut tonight at the Sheldon, so at this late hour, anyone with a love for jazz — ... More >>

  • Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff

    published September 8, 1999

    Hank Crawford hails from Memphis and Jimmy McGriff was born in Philadelphia, but when these two musicians get together to make music, the... More >>

  • Big Muddy Roots & Blues Festival

    published September 1, 1999

    The Big Muddy Blues & Roots Festival is gradually becoming a major musical event in the St. Louis area. The event, which expands this year... More >>

  • Roy Hargrove

    published August 25, 1999

    The 1999-2000 Jazz at the Bistro concert series doesn't actually kick off until the middle of September with the McCoy Tyner Trio, but that... More >>


    published August 18, 1999

    With the incredible — and highly unexpected — popularity of Buena Vista Social Club, a 1997 recording featuring neglected... More >>


    published August 18, 1999

    The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (SPAH, for short), will be holding its sixth annual convention at the... More >>


    published August 11, 1999

    Before its current incarnation as the Omni Majestic, the small, elegant hotel at 1019 Pine was simply called the Majestic. But to area... More >>

  • Carl Weathersby

    published July 28, 1999

    Carl Weathersby, from Meadville, Miss., has a strong St. Louis connection — touring from 1979-81 with St. Louis-area guitarist Albert King... More >>

  • Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Al Garrett

    published July 28, 1999

    Looking for some credentials? Bilbo Walker's 1996 debut recording, Promised Land (Rooster Blues), made several Top 10 lists that year,... More >>


    published July 21, 1999

    ACOUSTIC ECLECTICISM: Check out the photo on the cover of Jongo, the debut CD by the Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo. Kirk... More >>

  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    published July 14, 1999

    The highlight of the Broadway Oyster Bar's New Orleans-flavored summer season, especially if you like the brass-band sound that is the essential... More >>


    published July 7, 1999

    Mention the name Johnnie Johnson in local clubs and watering holes, and even neophyte music fans nod in recognition. After all, Johnson's unique... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published June 30, 1999

    Fair St. Louis, featuring a bunch of mediocre pop artists and a couple of halfway-decent ones Saturday-Monday, July 3-5; St. Louis ... More >>

  • Listening Post

    published June 16, 1999

    MID-MO MAGIC: You can only scream so loud for so long before you go hoarse or get bored and move on to another cause, and bellows have been heard... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published June 16, 1999

    Bloque with the Outsiders and Opium Thursday, June 17; Mississippi Nights To the average music jerk, Southern Hemisphere rock is bland... More >>

  • Lion Tamers

    published June 9, 1999

    A June 12 fundraising concert at Westport Playhouse will collect 13 alumni of University City High School who have gone on to make their marks on... More >>

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