St. Louis' ongoing love affair with the blues is hardly a secret. In the 90 years since W.C. Handy penned his famed "St. Louis Blues," the city has borne witness to nearly all of the music's many forms, from barrelhouse and R&B to blues-rock and beyond. It's true that over the course of nearly a century, the relationship between St. Louis and the blues has seen its ups and downs. Marriages are like that. And although the revival that began in the 1980s has yet to peter out, the union still has its rough patches. Low attendance at gigs is a common complaint among blues musicians and... More >>>