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Open Highway Music Festival: An Interview With Founder John Henry

Open Highway Music Festival is back for its 6th year, running from Wednesday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 6th at Off Broadway in St. Louis. This year’s festival features three nights inside Off Broadway, and two nights outside the venue. And it also features some big names. Josh Ritter, who hasn’t performed inside Off Broadway … Read more

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Concert Photos | Son Volt at The Pageant in St. Louis

All photos by Jason Gonulsen I look for you and I know you’re out there In this mind we breathe the same air Lonely roads and freight trains will keep us sane And you’re out there doing what you would die for Believing till there’s no turning back If songs were baseball cards, Son Volt’s … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 30 Best Son Volt Songs

I was only going to list 10, but what the hell: 30 it is. If you’re still on the fence about seeing Son Volt tomorrow at The Pageant in St. Louis (tickets can be purchased here), have a listen to what we think is a great representation of their work. May the Friday wind take … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (Quarter 1)

New year, new music. And it’s coming, fast. Can you feel your pulse racing? All those albums that are about to impact your life. Because you know they will; they always do. 2013 will be no different. Here’s what our eyes and ears are on. January 8th Wooden Wand, Blood Oaths of the New Blues … Read more

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Listen | Son Volt – No Turning Back

I look for you and I know you’re out there In this mind we breathe the same air  Lonely roads and freight trains will keep us sane Don’t know who fills out the current Son Volt lineup, but as long as Jay Farrar is still singing and writing the tunes, I really don’t care — … Read more

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A Speakers Endorsed Show | Rockhouse Ramblers Reunion

If you’ve lived in Saint Louis for any significant amount of time, you probably remember a local rockabilly band called Rockhouse Ramblers. (KDHX claims, “In their day, [they were] the hottest honky tonk band” in the city). According to founder Kip Loui, from 1999 to 2005, the band “played pretty much every bar, nightclub, dance … Read more

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Catching Up With Cowboy Junkies

There are some days when I’m pretty sure the Cowboy Junkies are my favorite band. Whether or not that’s true — it depends on my mood, or if it’s raining outside (they ARE my favorite Canadian band) — I do know that I would gladly drive hundreds of miles to see one of their shows. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Dawn Landes – Young Girl

Dawn Landes may live in Brooklyn these days, where she has built her own recording studio, but she was raised in Branson, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky. I mention this because when I listen to today’s JOTD, “Young Girl,” off Landes’ newest record, Sweet Heart Rodeo, I think of the Midwest like I do when I … Read more