Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: Jan 27 – Feb 1

Monday January 27, 2020

In any given week, there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, January 27 – Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Danny Worsnop has returned to his blues rock beginnings on this tour, which comes to the Fubar. This all-ages show has Starbender from Atlanta as the opening act. Doors open at 6 pm, $20.

Thursday, January 30 – It’s the night before Friday, and that means Adam Maness Trio once again transforms Thurman’s in Shaw into a jazz lab. No, you won’t hear the traditional tunes out of a worn-out fake book, but interesting takes on tunes from Radiohead and OutKast. 8 pm, no cover.

Thursday, January 30 – Meanwhile over at Joe’s Café, the Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats make for a great time. These hep cats are based here but are a regional act. They are in their 31st year of blending Texas rockin’ blues, country, rockabilly, and swing. As for Joe’s, it’s the coolest listening room in town. There are rules (cash only, BYOB), so check out the website before you go. Doors open at 6:30, $15.

Friday, January 31 – National recording artist Eli Young and his stops by Ballpark Village for their “Hot Country Nights” series. They are hot off their fourth career number one multi-platinum hit, “Break It In.”  Local heroes Well Hungarians open, presumably leaning on their repertoire of country covers. Doors open at 7, $20–$70.

Saturday, February 1 – This is fun: Bob Row and John Gillick host a St. Louis Jazz Club Jam Session at South County’s JP’s Corner tavern starting at 11 am and ending at 1 pm. You can’t get your jazz too early … no cover.

What the Locals Know: Every Wednesday, at the Grand Center downtown, the Kranzbergart’s Foundation presents a Jazz Crawl featuring great local musicians. This is a family-friendly event open to jazz lovers of all ages.  It typically starts with the Jazz Happy Hour at the Magnolia Café at 5, and goes until 11. Free.

Music Note of Note: According to Distilled History, a local blog, in 1875 the St. Louis city directory listed a staggering 1,095 saloons. Not quite that many today, but seek out those that serve up live music.

For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.

Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week. 

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