Ben Bedford

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Award Winners

    Came, saw, conquered! Another RFT Music Showcase / Awards Party in the bag. We'd like to thank all of the nominees, the good people of Washington Avenue and Atomic Cowboy for hosting the festivities, and everyone who voted in our 26 categories. Congratulations to all of the winners (you'll see their ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Singer/Songwriter: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The 2013 RFT Music Awards Nominees

    Well, it's that time again, folks! Each year, we at RFT Music HQ present the RFT Music Awards, an annual celebration of the best and brightest musical acts St. Louis has to offer. The nominees are chosen by a crack team of industry insiders, dedicated die-hards and various other musical minds from o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Ben Bedford Makes Midwestern History Sing: Listen

    Springfield, Illinois-based songwriter Ben Bedford finds his muse in the Midwest - the landscape, the people, the diction, the names of the rivers and towns. Across three albums, and especially on the just-released What We Lost, he transcends local color and the minutiae of his considerable, even bo ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX Benefit, 7/14/12: Review

    Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX Benefit Off Broadway July 14, 2012 Behold the power of Woody Guthrie: A man with a trucker hat, tousled grey hair, and a thick, hearty mustache, a mustache that has seen some hard travelin', chokes out "Goodbye to my one ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 13 to 15

    This weekend would have been the hundredth birthday of Woody Guthrie, if he'd only lived that long. To celebrate, both Plush and Off Broadway are hosting tributes -- Plush's is on Friday night and Off Broadway's is on Saturday. It was good thinking on the part of these two venues to put their shows ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From July 9 to 15

    The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Jackson Browne, Chiddy Bang, Russian Circles and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Larry Weir Memorial Concert Set for September

    ​Earlier this year, long-time KDHX programmer/operations manager Larry Weir passed away. The radio station will present a memorial concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Sunday, September 12. Acts scheduled to perform include Terry Allen, Katy Moffatt and Andrew Hardin, Fats Kaplin and Kristi ... More >>