Live Music in St. Louis – Hear this Week: April 23 – 29

Monday April 23, 2018

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

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, April 23 – Singer/guitarist Dallas Murphy plays great Americana music at 1860s Saloon. 9 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, April 24 – If you’re looking for something different, you’ll find it tonight at Jazz at the Bistro: The Bach Society of St. Louis presents Bach & Jazz, “one part Bach, and one part jazz, shaken, not stirred.” Three of our best are part of it: Steve Schnenkel (guitar), Kim Portnoy (piano), and Erin Bode (vocals). Doors open at 6:30 pm, $36.50.

Thursday, April 25 – Among the other live music acts at Ballpark Village you will find Howl at the Moon. This is half dueling piano show, half comedy, all fun. They have amazing pianist and singers – just try to stump them, we dare you. They start playing at 8 pm, and no cover if you get there that first hour.

Friday, April 27 – Grateful Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, comes to the Naked Vine in Chesterfield. 8 pm, $10.

Sunday, April 29 – The legendary jazz bassist Eddie Gomez brings his trio to town. This guy is a two-time Grammy winner and has played with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bill Evans, among others. The group will perform at our Kranzeberg Arts Center Studio. Doors open at 6:30, $20.

What the Locals Know: Now that the weather is breaking, it is time to get out of town and outside! Scores of great wineries in the area have live music, and just one is Augusta Winery. They have music going every Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm. No cover.

Music Note of Note: Missouri might not be the first place to come to mine when you think of wineries, but actually our German immigrant friends founded the state’s wine industry in the early 19th century. The wine corridor where they set up was called the Missouri “Rhineland.” Later our Italian immigrant friends got involved, and in the mid 1880s, more wine was produced here than any other state. No doubt there was folk music being played on the weekend afternoons during this period, too ….

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

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