Old Salt Union is everything you would want in a song-driven, pop-friendly bluegrass combo. The members of the Belleville-based quintet are dexterous on their chosen stringed instruments, with short flashes of virtuosity amid more lyrically driven songs. All five members share the mic, and even if t ... More >>
Let's clear up a matter of some confusion. Black Prairie is not a bluegrass band. Neither are Mumford and Sons or the Lumineers or any other group that just happens to have a banjo and just happens to play songs that echo folk melodies and images. What Black Prairie is is a collaborative off-shoot o ... More >>
5 p.m. Saturday, September 1. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
That high lonesome sound is resonating through the hollers today as Bluegrass music lovers and banjo enthusiasts alike are mourning the death of Earl Scruggs. A musical innovator in the truest sense of the word, Scruggs died from natural causes at a Nashville area hospital. He was 88. As a profe ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, September 22. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Photo by Roy KastenSarah Jarosz, solo at the Duck Room Sarah Jarosz | Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine Blueberry Hill's Duck Room August 4, 2011 My short-term memory isn't what it used to be. One example: I can't remember the last time I was wrong. Scratch that: I can. This June, when ask ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
"This evening is about my two favorite things," Steve Martin announced halfway through his most excellent, sold out show with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Roberts Orpheum last night. "Comedy and charging people to hear music." Well, uh, that pretty much sums it up, except that Martin reall ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 23. The Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.
8 p.m. Friday, January 15. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
How We Prospered
8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive.
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
8 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops turn tradition on its head.
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Tuesday, October 25; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Tuesday, March 1; Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard)
The Lonesome Pines
Cumberland Gap is not the fourth-best country band in St. Louis
Saturday, January 17; The Focal Point
Get into a time machine with the Black-Eyed Susies
Saturday, June 14; Pageant
Saturday, October 5; Sheldon Concert Hall
American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music
Patty Loveless isn't just Down From the Mountain -- she never left
Self-proclaimed Jewish Christian Sandy Weltman pushes the limits of klezmer without diluting its soul
Steam Powered Aereo-Takes (Rounder)
Friday, March 29; Mississippi Nights.
Saturday, Dec. 15; Incahoots
From the Mountain come joyous songs about life, death and redemption
Lonesome Pines plays bluegrass the way it was meant to be played
Thursday, Sept. 13; Pageant
Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1; Black River Amphitheater (Lesterville, Mo.)
On the crest of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the influential Norman Blake comes to St. Louis for the weekend
Frontenac, of all places, plays host to one of the Midwest's finest bluegrass get-togethers
Bluegrass virtuoso Larry Sparks brings a new sound to an old genre
St. Louis singer/songwriter Gen Obata makes unassuming but gorgeous music
Big Mon; Skaggs Family
Thursday, Sept. 21; Off Broadway
The fourth annual Twangfest, the biggest and the best so far, celebrates some of the country's best roots artists
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 25-27; Henry VIII Hotel and Conference Center
On bluegrass treasure Del McCoury