The memorial service for larger-than-life local musician/writer/photographer/DJ Bob Reuter will be held this Sunday at the Casa Loma Ballroom. For those just joining us, Reuter tragically passed away early last month in a freak accident, falling down an elevator shaft. Big Muddy Records, home to Reuter's most recent band, Alley Ghost, is hosting the event, which promises to be a full-fledged celebration of all of the man's many talents with contributions from a plethora of St. Louis musicians and other artistic types.
See Also: Remembering Bob Reuter: St. Louis Speaks
Big Muddy has also made the recordings from one of Reuter's earlier bands, Kamikaze Cowboy, available for download on Bandcamp. The cost is set at "name your price" and all proceeds go to the Cowboy Angel Foundation, which was founded in Reuter's name to help disadvantaged artists. Download these recordings now so that you will be able to sing along at the show.
The full schedule is below, followed by the guest singers who will be filling Bob's shoes at the event.
7:00 PM - Bob's Scratchy Record Spin with DJ Ashley Hohman
7:45 - Introductory Remarks
7:50 - The Posthumous life of Bob Reuter's Words featuring Erin Wiles of the St. Louis Projects
8:00 - Johnny Walker (of The Soledad Brothers) and Alley Ghost
8:40 - The Words Bob Reuter featuring Get Born with special guest Brett Underwood
9:00 - Kamikaze Cowboy
9:40 - The Alley Ghost Mythos featuring an essay by Don Beasley and the hand drawn comics by Bob Reuter
10:00 - The Original Alley Ghost
10:30 - The Posthumous Life of Bob Reuter's Photographyfeaturing Tom Huck of Evil Prints
10:40 - Alley Ghost
Guest singers, listed by band:
Kamikaze Cowboy: Jack Grelle, Ryne Watts, Kevin Buckley, Paige Brubeck, Jason Hutto, Chris Grabau, Anne Tkach, Pokey LaFarge Alley Ghost: Mark Stephens, Shanna Kiel, Ashley Hohman, Mark Willey, Zeng, Matt Bug, Little Rachel, Matt Harnish, Mike Leahy
Continue to page two for more details and Big Muddy's full press release.