We’re going to end the February celebration of St. Louis’ 250th birthday with one last post featuring another St. Louis band, and another at the crossroads of musical styles. The guys who make up the Rum Drum Ramblers were, like many teenagers, fans of the punk scene. Unlike many of those same teens, though, when […]
Happy birthday, St. Louis! (Well, maybe it was yesterday, or perhaps it’s next month; there’s a bit of confusion about the actual date that Pierre Laclede set about building his new city.) At the Song of the Day Department, we’ve been celebrating all month by featuring St. Louis musicians, most of whom are probably new […]
This month we’re bringing you music you’ve probably never heard before but should, and we’re doing it with a St. Louis theme because the city is celebrating its 250th birthday this year. Today’s selection comes from a band called Salisbury, a project masterminded by Eric Lysaght. I suppose you could call their style folk or […]
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