Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

George Jones 

7 p.m. Sunday, September 30. The Rickman Auditorium, 745 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold

At the age of 76, George Jones is universally considered the greatest singer in all of country music — and if you have to ask why, you'll never understand. The expressiveness of his voice, the humanity, is rooted in post-Depression east Texas, but is as universal as dirt, tears, laughter and, yes, self-destruction. He could sing a Dan Savage column and annihilate your soul. Even in the medleys that have been inevitable during his shows for over four decades — and even on 2005's exceptional Hits I Missed....And One I Didn't album — he takes any blues or country tune and embellishes them with his awesome melisma or erodes a phrase with hard-living years. But more important, Jones realizes the feelings deep inside the country audience — and deep, deep inside us all.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation