Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: January 21-27
Two common complaints about live music from “older” folks (older than 30) are steep cover prices for bands that don’t start until 10 p.m. Those two things can be challenging, especially on a school night … but luckily for you, you live in St. Louis. So, no excuses, here are Bands of Note in places where they start the music early and don’t charge a cover:
Live Music in St. Louis
Wednesday, January 23 – At the 1860s Saloon, Ross Bell and Steve Reeb play guitar-oriented rock. Start your Wednesday night early. 6:00 pm, no cover.
Thursday, January 24 – Naked Vine continues to attract attention with their great choice of music and food and beverages. As they call it out, one of their favorite singer-songwriters, Bobby Stevens, performs tonight. 7 pm, no cover.
Friday, January 25 – Jeff Nations does a solo set at Herbie’s in Clayton. This composer multi-instrumentalist always puts on a good show. 6 pm, no cover.
Friday, January 25 – Leroy Jodie Pierson is a local acoustic guitar blues legend. Immensely entertaining. Tonight he’s at B.B.’s Jazz Blues and Soups. 7 pm, no cover.
Saturday, January 26 – Over at Evangeline’s, The Eddie Carr Five featuring vocalist Elizabeth Dunn, perform. An inclusive mix of jazz, fusion, alternative rock, pop, and the best of new music comes forth from this great band. Sez Eddie: “I want to give people the chance to check their daily troubles at the door, come in and get lost in the music for a little while. Then go back out refreshed, and with a new perspective.” Indeed. 7 pm, no cover.
Sunday, January 27 – Okay, breaking the pattern but this is worth it: Eric Johnsons, one of our greatest living guitarists, comes to the Pageant. Doors open at 7 pm, $40–$204.
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 pm and goes until 11 pm. Free.
Music Note of Note: Did you know we have a banjo club? Since 1969, the St. Louis Banjo Club has brought the sounds of the four-string banjo to the enjoyment of locals everywhere. Catch them Saturday, November 26, as they give present a free Dixieland Jam at the Folk School at 8 pm.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell.