Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis March 6 – 12

Monday March 6, 2017

Wallet Hub just named St. Louis number 1 for most live music venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Hear This Week

Tuesday, March 7 – Our local community radio station, KDHX, is hosting their Folk School Showcase at The Stage in Grand Center on Washington. Our city’s vibrant folk tradition will be in the spotlight as an array of musicians of different backgrounds and ages perform. 7, $5.

Wednesday, March 8 – We’re not being mean when we call Carolbeth True a “Monster,” because when you experience her amazing work at the piano, you’ll believe it when we say she is likely the best jazz pianist we have in this town. Her trio, plus the talented saxophonist Larry Johnson, play at Evangeline’s in the Central West End. 7, no cover.

Thursday, March 9 – The “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” tour comes to our Sheldon Concert Hall, and with master performer/players Keller Williams and Leo Kottke taking the stage, it’s good advice to do just that. Amazing songs and jams will ensue. 8, $42-$46.

Saturday, March 11 – At BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups, local Delta Blues Guitarist Brian Curran performs at 7:30. Aaron Griffin, another local treasure, plays with Felix Reyes & The Cats close out the night with their Latin-fused blues. It all starts at 7, $10.

Sunday, March 12 – Cicero’s is hosting the Mozingo Rock University’s concert. Mozingo is one of our town’s great music stores with locations in Ellisville and O’Fallon, and they put bands together who really rock. Catch the rising local talent at this all ages show. 4, no cover.

What the Locals Know: Just about every Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m., you can have a little blues on the side with your Memphis Stack sandwich at the Blues City Deli. Always great music – for example on Saturday, the Carl “Sonny” Leland Band performs. No cover.

Music Note of Note: Born across the river in Belleville, Illinois, Buddy Ebsen was best known as Beverly Hillbilly Jed Clampett. But he was a singer, recording artist, and a songwriter as well. His daughter, Kiki Ebsen, is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, and singer in L.A.

Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell

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