DR and Danny Liston’s Anthology Delivers for The Roots.FM


Record Roots Audience and Rave Reviews


Danny Liston’s Anthology Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band delivered the goods Saturday evening at The Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, IL. The theater was sold out both Friday and Saturday night. The Roots live broadcast on Saturday evening exceeded every expectation held by our volunteers, donors, and listeners at home.

The upgraded audio quality of the broadcast impressed thousands of Roots listeners. Roots leadership called on our members and corporate donors to step up and finance bringing Andy Coco from Dogtown Records in to produce the sound for our broadcast. Andy and our volunteers built a temporary studio control room in the Wildey event space to house the 32-track audio board, multitrack recorders, and remote control equipment to manage equipment back at The Roots Studio inside the KETC building in Grand Center. Coco ran digital IP cables from the studio to the stage to get feeds from every stage mic. Andy then placed four condenser mics around the theater to capture room acoustics and a capacity crowd.


(center) Mark Hyken, Danny Liston, and Drea Stien in the Green Room, with the rest of the Anthology band, before the concert started.


John Stephens, with Tom and Shirley DeGeres, were the lead donors for the broadcast sound project. Our other key donor was J.F. Electric from Edwardsville, IL, who has supported many of our live broadcasts. Twenty-five Roots members also generously supported this project.


Pictured above are the Roots volunteers who worked on the Anthology broadcast. Back row from right to left: Kathie Tate, Bill Neil, John and Sam Stephens, Shirley and Tom DeGeare. Drea Stein and Mark Hyken.

Drea Stein Stein is the newest member of The Roots staff. Drea was a lead volunteer for thirty years at KDHX FM. She left the station, along with many of its volunteers, in disagreement with the station board and paid staff,  who eliminated much of their local music and support for the local St. Louis music scene. Drea will continue her active role in Save KDHX and their efforts to restore supporter and volunteer leadership to the station.

Drea will host two programs on The Roots, focusing on local St. Louis musicians and the venues featuring their work. Drea will also play a lead role in our expanding presentation of live music events.


Andy Coco produced our  Anthology broadcast feed. He also founded DogtownRecords and Andy Coco’s NOLA Funk and R&B Revue..


Daddy Liston is the host of Uptown And Lowdown, airing at 1 PM and 6 PM Wednesdays on The Roots, The program also “pops up” at various times each week.

The ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Apr 1st – Apr  5th

Monday – Friday  Noon & 7 pm

MONDAY:  (Bill)  Eagles band and side projects
TUESDAY: (Tim) Songs about the Beatles
WEDNESDAY: (Dave) Kansas, Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren        

THURSDAY: (John) Jam Bands we should play…Vol #6
FRIDAY: (Bill)  Bands of the 1960’s San Francisco Era

Click Here For The Roots Program Calendar


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Mark Hyken: mmhh@charter.net

Jim Davis: jimtheroots5@gmail.com

Kathie Tate: kattheroots@gmail.com

Bill Neal: billtheroots@gmail.com

Dave Michaels: david21theroots@gmail.com

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Tim Powers: tim@voiceofpowers.com


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Schlafly’s April Music Lineup

April 2024
at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2011 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO
Fri 4/5/24  Alexandra Sinclair & Neil C Luke 6:30-9pm 
Fri 4/12/24  The Faithful Strays 6:30-9pm 
Fri 4/19/24 Freedom Man/Zero to 90 – 6:30-9pm in the Club Room
Fri 4/26/24 Corey Sathoff Duo 6:30-9pm 

at the Schlafly Bottleworks, 7620 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO
Sat 4/6/24  Emily Wallace 6:30-9pm 
Sun 4/7/24  LOVE (exKDHX) DJ Spin 12:00-9:00pm 
Sat 4/13/24 Gary Hunt & Joel Ferber 6:30-9pm 
Sat 4/20/24 “420” Party
Matinee:  Brian Curran w/Nick Pence 1:00-3:30p  
Evening:  Mattie Schell 6:30-9pm 
Sat 4/27/24  Hershey Coco Duo 6:30-9pm 

2024 Schlafly S&O Fest Music Lineup

Schlafly Brewing’s annual Stout & Oyster Festival brings 50,000 raw Oysters (and oyster shuckers) from both coasts to St. Louis, and will introduce a group of new stout beers, per usual, but also will feature FREE Live Local Music for the duration of the 2 day event!
This year’s event will take place at Schlafly Bottleworks, at 7260 Southwest Ave. in Maplewood, MO from 5-9pm Friday and 11am-9pm Saturday, March 8 and 9, 2024.

Friday March 8, 2024

5:30pm-7:00pm Funky Butt Brass Band

Funky Butt Brass Band

The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB takes traditional New Orleans brass tunes and sprinkles in their own brand of special Saint Louis musical magic. At any given gig, you’ll also hear some Chicago blues, Memphis soul, Southern rock and St. Louis R&B.
TIP THE BAND: Venmo @TheFunkyButtBrassBand

7:30pm-9:00pm Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.
TIP THE BAND: PayPal OneDropFans@gmail.com

Saturday March 9, 2024

12:00pm-1:00pm Sophisticated Babies

Sophisticated Babes: Adam Hucke & Cody Henry

STL’s Premier Tuba/Ukulele Duo
featuring Adam Hucke and Cody Henry
Novelty with Integrity | Bring your Parents
TIP THE BAND: Venmo @AdamHucke

1:30-3:00pm Andy Coco’s NOLA Funk and R&B Revue

Andy Coco’s NOLA Funk and R&B Revue

Balls & Boils our specialty…its a dance party every time w/ Andy Coco’s NOLA Funk R&B Revue…a StL band, featuring the music born on and nourished by the mighty Missouri & Mississippi Rivers: Rock & Roll, R&B and the Funk!
TIP THE BAND: Venmo @DogtownRecords

3:30-5:00pm Saint Boogie Brass Band

Saint Boogie Brass Band

Saint Boogie Brass Band (SBBB) is a dynamic musical ensemble that was established in 2011. Comprising exceptionally talented musicians hailing from diverse backgrounds, SBBB shares an unwavering passion for music creation. The band’s distinctive sound is characterized by the fusion of horns and percussion, creating a lively and infectious party-like atmosphere. Drawing inspiration from various genres including Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Funk, SBBB consistently delivers performances that captivate audiences and get them on their feet, grooving to the rhythm.
TIP THE BAND: CashApp $StBoogieBrassBand

6:00pm and 7:30pm
Sean Canan’s Voodoo Soul featuring Hillary Fitz &Tish Period

Sean Canan

Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players began as a weekly jam at the Broadway Oyster Bar in January 2014 with Sean Canan at the helm of a revolving cast of the top musicians from the St. Louis region. For the Voodoo Soul performance, Sean will be joined by an all-star cast including Nate Hershey on keys, Andy Coco on bass, and Tony Barbata on drums, along with Tish and Hillary Fitz providing soulful vocals. Ranging from ’50s Motown hits to ’70s Stevie Wonder. with sounds of the Jerry Garcia Band and even some ’80s Prince, Voodoo Soul will offer something for everyone’s tastes!
TIP THE BAND: @Voodoo_Tips

Schlafly, The St. Louis Brewery announces the return of LIVE MUSIC to their Brew Pubs with the 2024 Winter Music Series in partnership with Andy Coco’s Dogtown Records & Entertainment

ST. LOUIS, MO – Schlafly Brewing has been a part of grassroots St. Louis culture from its inception in December of 1991, and has had a long standing reputation for hosting live local musicians, performing both during signature events and on their brewpub stages at the Bottleworks in Maplewood and the Tap Room in the city of St. Louis. The pandemic sidelined the tradition. Schlafly’s management and staff are excited to bring it back, beginning with regular evening engagements without a cover charge, happy hours, and monthly matinee events featuring live music. There are also plans to begin doing regular ticketed live events in the Tap Room’s Club Room.  

Dan Jameson, the new Director of Brewpub Operations said. “It’s been a part of our atmosphere for a long time.  We listened to the community, appreciate their love for live music and really feel like it’s time to go for it again. And we sure hope the people will come to support and enjoy it. Bring the kids, have dinner and enjoy a wide array of beverages; especially our great beer! It’s an exciting time at Schlafly, and we’re excited for 2024.”   

Andy Coco’s Dogtown Records & Entertainment, a recording and publishing company turned talent broker, will support the initiative by booking and managing the talent relationships.  “I’m very excited to be involved in restoring both the idea of a place to go and hear some local music, for both locals and visitors, but that it will have a signature of authenticity in the booking.  I’m a huge fan of the history of our music in this city and the Mississippi River Delta region, and am excited to put as much of that on Schlafly’s stages as we can find.” said Coco.

Live local musicians can be heard every Friday at The Tap Room, and every Saturday at the Bottleworks. This Friday, January 26 the series continues at the Tap Room featuring pianist Alexandra Sinclair with singer songwriter Neil C. Luke. Then Saturday the 27th the Bottleworks will host the Kingdom Brothers Duo, featuring Chris Shepherd and Ron Roscowske. Sets begin at 6:30pm and 8pm for these “No Cover Charge / Donations Accepted“ engagements.

“The number one question we get on the phone from guests is ‘will you be having live music tonight?’” says Kara Donsky, Bottleworks general manager. “We have a new menu, regular trivia and game nights, and these wonderful stages in both brewpubs, so we are crazy excited to begin 2024 by bringing live music back regularly on Saturdays at the Bottleworks, and on Fridays over at the Tap Room. And of course, we always have live local music at our signature events, Stout and Oyster Festival, Pig & Whiskey and Art Outside.”  

Schlafly’s Stout and Oyster Festival event will move to the Bottleworks and be held on March 8 and 9, 2024, a favorite during which Schlafly brings in and sells out of 40,000 oysters. Shuckers representing the origin of different styles of oysters from the various coasts are also brought in to be on hand to literally shuck their regions’ crop for festival goers, while multiple creative varieties of Stout Beers are also featured.

More information about the 2024 Schlafly Winter Music series and the performing artists can be found at the Dogtown Records website dogtownrecords.co and at Schlafly.com/Events

2024 Schlafly Winter Music Schedule
all shows 2 sets beginning at 6:30pm and 8:00pm

Fridays at Schlafly Tap Room
2100 Locust, St. Louis, MO

  • 1/26/24  Alexandra Sinclair & Neil C. Luke
  • 2/2/24  Jason D Cooper
  • 2/9/24  Kevin Gruen 
  • 2/16/24  Hunter Peebles
  • 2/23/24  Alexandra Sinclair & Neil C. Luke

Saturdays at Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 

  • 1/27/24  Kingdom Brothers Duo
  • 2/3/24  Tommy Halloran  
  • 2/10/24  The Fab Foehners
  • 2/17/24  Three of a Perfect Pair
  • 2/24/24  Farshid Etniko

Schlafly Tap Room  1/26/24  Friday  6:30pm & 8:00pm
Alexandra Sinclair & Neil C. Luke
Meet Alexandra and Neil, a duo from the original band Old Souls Revival. Drawing inspiration from John Prime, Bob Dylan and Randy Newman, they specialize in delivering captivating covers with a unique twist. Singer-songwriter Neil C. Luke and pianist Alexandra Sinclair bring a fresh and authentic sound to songs that are well-loved and tell stories that are both tongue-in-cheek and relentlessly sincere.

Schlafly Bottleworks  1/27/24  Saturday  6:30pm & 8:00pm
Kingdom Brothers Duo
Ron Roskowske is the lead guitarist and Chris Shepherd is the lead vocalist of the well known St. Louis Blues band Kingdom Brothers. Together they are The Kingdom Brothers Duo. The pair perform separate from the full band, playing many of the band’s original songs as well as some of their favorite interps that often have an original arrangement to keep the songs exciting and fresh for their fans. These two longtime St. Louis musicians represented their city at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Ron’s guitar playing and Chris’ vocals are just as amazing in this acoustic performance as they are with the full band. You don’t want to miss a chance to catch these guys in action.

Standby for an exciting announcement from DR&E and Schlafly Brewing!

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Dogtown Records & Entertainment

FREE LIVE Winter MUSIC Series to be announced this week, brought to you by Dogtown Records and Entertainment and Schlafy Beer, the St. Louis Brewery!!

With pleasure Dogtown Records & Entertainment will be announcing in mid-January our partnership with Schlafly Brewing to present FREE LIVE MUSIC in the Schlafly Brew Pubs through the 2024 Winter season.

FREE LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC will continue to be a central feature of signature events like RevolutionFest (1/13/24), Stout and Oyster Festival (3/8 & 3/9), , Pig & Whiskey (July), Schlafly Art Outside (Sept), and Full Moon Fest (Nov).

More events featuring FREE LIVE MUSIC are being planned on a monthly basis, featuring acoustic artists both from St. Louis and the surrounding region, presented in the intimate setting of the Tap Room and Bottleworks’ main room stage. Other special events at St. Charles, and Highlands Brewpubs, and well as the upstairs Club Room at the Tap Room with partners like New Music Circle and the DJs of LOVE.

Dogtown Records Presents 1st Annual FALL FUNK BALL

Dogtown Records Presents:
Saturday, November 25, 2023
7:30 pm Giant Quintet | 8:45 pm The Service | 10:30 pm St. Boogie Brass Band

Off Broadway
3509 Lemp Ave
St. Louis, MO 63118

Tickets are $15 in advance | $20 day of show

Saturday, November 25, St. Louis’s Dogtown Records will present the “1st Annual FALL FUNK BALL,” featuring performances by recording artists on the label: Giant Quintet, The Service, and special guests, the St. Boogie Brass Band at Off Broadway St. Louis, MO beginning at 7:30pm.

The evening begins with Kranzberg Art Foundation fellow Jonathan Taylor and his Giant Quintet, a band and body of work built during his fellowship. The group features Taylor on keyboard and drums, with Ben Reece on saxophone and woodwinds, Jim Peters on electric guitar, Nathan Hershey on organ and electric piano, and Dogtown Records founder Andy Coco on the Fender bass. With Taylor, Coco has produced and released 3 Giant Quintet singles on the DR imprint, with plans for a full length release in 2024.

St. Louis native Grover Stewart Jr. will return from Chicago to join the GQ on drums and percussion, and will continue the evening anchoring the 2nd act, The Service taking the stage at 8:45pm. He and guitarist Pete Lombardo (who has been serving a deployment in the Air Force bands in Qatar since June) will be welcomed home at this Fall event, re-uniting the original 4 that recorded the “Serve the Groove” LP, and multiple original songs released on Pete Lombardo’s solo effort “New Groove,” also on the DR Imprint. Ben Reece will join as a special guest.

Bringing the Fall Funk Ball to full on party mode, the St. Boogie Brass Band will take the stage at 10:30pm. Led by New Orleans native Sousaphone player Chris “Turtle” Tomlin, the SBBB features the strong horn section and amazing vocal styling of drummer Marvin Bell, and trumpet players Terrell Stringer and Keith Clair.

DR presents… Fall 2022 LIVE Music Series at Llywelyn’s

With pleasure Dogtown Records announces our partnership with Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster to present FREE Live Music in the Pub, featuring artists presented by the Dogtown Records imprint, in combo form, anchored by bassist/vocalist Andy Coco with label regulars Pete Lombardo, Nathan Hershey, Mike Murano, Ryan Marquez, Jonathan Taylor, Benet Schaeffer, and special guests Cannon DeWeese and Eric Slaughter!

This month’s presentation is The Service. The show begins at 9pm, with a second set starting at 10:45. More info here: Dogtown Records presents The Service at Llywelyn’s Webster

Mark your calendar for these DR Presents… dates at Llywelyn’s:
– Sat, Oct. 8: The Service with special guest Jonathan Taylor
– Sat, Nov. 12: Dogtown Records Allstars, featuring Bob Row & Cannon DeWeese
– Sat, Dec. 3: The Service – Original Lineup!!

Our deepest thanks to the the owners and management at Llywelyn’s Pub for hosting live local music, and presenting it to you for FREE! There’s NO COVER at LWs! Please come on down, have some din and drinks, and tell a friend!

Pete Lombardo, Mike Murano, and Andy Coco
at Llywelyn’s Webster Pub on Aug. 12, 2022

Meet the 2022 Schlafly Art Outside Performing Artists

Friday May 27, 2022

4-5:30pm Chris Shepherd Band

Chris Shepherd

Blues and Soul Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist Chris Shepherd is best known locally for his work with the Kingdom Brothers, and tours internationally with Rich McDonough. This Schlafly Art Outside performance is the debut of his new solo project, featuring the stalwart rhythm section of Benet Schaeffer on Drums, Andy Coco on Electric Bass Guitar, and Nathan Hershey on Organ and electric piano.

booking and info: https://www.facebook.com/chris.shepherd3
tips: venmo.com/Chris-Shepherd-50

6-7:30pm So Grand Polka Band

So Grand Polka Band

So Grand Polka Band is a polka band from St. Louis, MO led by accordionist Jess Adkins, playing a mix of class polkas and waltzes, Cleveland style polkas, as well as original compositions. 
booking and info: https://www.instagram.com/sograndpolkaband/
tips: venmo @SoGrandPolkaBand

8:15-9:45pm Dave Grelle’s Playadors

Dave Grelle

Pianist/Keyboardist & composer Dave Grelle and band, Playadors, is an all-star cast of some of St. Louis’s finest musicians. Grelle’s Playadors features brand new original music from one of the most in-demand pianists/keyboardists in St. Louis. A veteran of bands like The Feed, Funky Butt Brass Band, Celebration Day, and Kevin Bowers’ Nova, Grelle has also shared the stage with members of Allman Brothers, Dave Matthew’s Band, The Roots, Galactic, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy and many others. The band’s appreciation for the history of jazz, funk and soul and where the future of the music is headed presents itself in an incredibly magical mingling of sounds, styles, and grooves.

booking and info: instagram.com/grellvis | tips: Venmo @feedmemusic

Saturday May 28, 2022

11a-12:30pm Tom Hall

The Tom Hall

— I play a lot of roots music-originally blues based-gotten in world roots music.

“THE Tom Hall has been playing music in STL since his days with the Geyer Street Sheiks. He has been holding court at places such as BB’s, Evangeline’s and Venice Cafe for years and is considered one of the premier guitar players in town.”

booking and more info: tomhallmusic.com

1-2:30pm Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys

Miss Jubilee

Vocalist Miss Jubilee (aka Valerie Kirchhoff) leads this high energy jazz and blues ensemble, paying homage to the female blues singers of the 1920s and 30s and to the rich musical heritage of St. Louis. Performed with joy, precision, and an infectious energy!

booking and more info: miss-jubilee.com | tips: paypal.me/missjubileeSTL

3-4:30pm One Way Traffic

One Way Traffic

Born from an open-mic bluegrass jam in St. Louis, Missouri, One Way Traffic is a five-piece band with an eclectic sound. Inspired greatly by Americana, Blues, and Jazz, the band combines their individual influences to create a  gumbo chock full of musical deliciousness and surprise.  In just four years together, One Way Traffic have quickly established themselves as a premier band within the St. Louis music scene, selling out shows monthly at the storied Broadway Oyster Bar and playing world-class venues like The Sheldon Concert Hall, The Pageant, and Old Rock House. Their ability to connect with fans in their hometown has led them to stages across the country, opening for and sharing the bill with bands like Yonder Mountain String Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Leftover Salmon, Split Lip Rayfield, and Twiddle. Additionally, their name can often be spotted on festival line ups like Blue Ox, John Hartford Memorial, and Pickin’ On Picknic. Just after releasing their first album in 2019, they won the band competition at Northwest String Summit. 
One Way Traffic is Drew Lance (Drums/Vocals), Sam Avery (Guitar/Vocals), Leah Osborne (Baritone Uke/Vocals), Sam Aubuchon (mandolin), and Erik Ferguson (Bass). 

booking and more info: onewaytrafficmusic.com | tips: Venmo  leah-osborne-6

5-6:30pm Janet Evra

Janet Evra

 “Janet Evra delivers a fresh, romantic jazz spin to St. Louis’ music scene.” 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Janet Evra… An absolute must-see for anyone in St. Louis who loves jazz.”  
Riverfront Times
Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, and bandleader from England based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  Evra tours and performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe, including jazz festivals and concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Switzerland, and Finland.  Evra has collaborated with GRAMMY-winning artists and jazz superstars including Randy Brecker, Taylor Eigsti, Andrea Motis, Jeff Coffin, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Eric Marienthal, and Diego Figueiredo, as well as many St. Louis jazz legends.  She sings in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

booking and more info: janetevra.com | tips: Venmo @Janet-Evra

7-8:15pm / 8:30-9:45pm Gene Jackson & Power Play

Gene Jackson

For the best in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Motown, Disco, and much more, come and experience the vocal talents of Gene Jackson and Swan fronting the Power Play Band, as they take you on a musical ride down memory lane.   Power Play is a 5-8 piece dance band based in St. Louis, MO, specializing in high energy, classy live entertainment. Power Play combines many different and popular styles of music to create a fun and energetic atmosphere. As a band, Power Play places emphasis on bringing you quality live entertainment that will keep the dance floor packed and lively all night long!  This dynamic band is comprised of 6 musicians:  Gene Jackson – Vocals, Swan – Vocals, Lorenzo Boone – Bass, Chuck – Drums, Tony Mitchell – Guitar, Pete Zimmerman – Keyboards 

booking and more info: power2playstl.com  | tips: Venmo @genejacksonmusic


Sunday May 29. 2022

12pm-12:45pm Hip Grease

Hip Grease

Dogtown Records recording artists Hip Grease began performing as a live unit in St. Louis clubs in 1999. Excited about finding classic “SoulJazz” recordings being re-done by contemporaries, STL musicians, Ben Reece (reeds/woodwinds), Andy Coco (basses), and Dave Grelle (organ/piano/keys) created Hip Grease, a part time project with the specified goals of having fun playing jazz that makes people dance.

Greasin’ was recorded in 2014 at Sawhorse Studios, mixed by Andy Coco, and released on Dogtown Records, with Adam Hucke (flugel/trumpet), Ron Sikes (percussion), and Kyle Honeycutt (drums) featuring the original compositions and a few funky interpretations of SoulJazz classics.
The current performing unit features Grover Stewart Jr. on Drums.

booking and more info: hipgrease.co   | tips: Venmo @DogtownRecords

1:00-2:15pm Ryan Marquez St. Unity featuring Paige Alyssa

Ryan Marquez

Missourian Ryan Marquez’s music has been called many things but “accessibly out there” might be the keyboardist, producer, songwriter, arranger, and vocalist’s favorite description of his unique sound that is baptized in Blues, indoctrinated by Jazz and raised in Hip-Hop culture. His music represents a diverse ecosystem of  “feel good vibes” that he channels by infusing tasteful jazz piano chops, a Pop songwriter/arranger sensibility, with vocal flavors from Progressive R&B/Hip-Hop. His recording and performance credits include Grammy recognized artists such as Terence Blanchard, Kirk Whalum, Fred Wesley, Chance The Rapper, Kingfish, Ernie Isley & more. His music has been featured on VH1, BET, MTV, The CW, ESPN & FOX networks.

“Passionate in everything he does” (WSIE 88.7, “The Sound”), he
“truly embodies the creative collaboration…essential to moving St. Louis forward full steam ahead.” (Regional Arts Commission of STL)

Currently, Ryan is campaigning his new jazz/pop release “Saint Unity,” a spirited record that incorporates the larger narrative of the current artistic renaissance and cultural climate present in St. Louis. Produced by the legendary engineer Carl Nappa (The Hit Factory) and Lenny Mink for Lotown Records, the album features 20 STL vocalists and musicians powering Ryan’s originals and jazz interpretations of hits from the world of rock – including songs from No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, 311, The Beatles and more. No matter the outfit, the 2 time NFL halftime performer sits squarely in the center of the upswing of creative energy radiating from the vibrant music epicenter that is Missouri.

booking and info: ryanmarquez.com | saintunitymusic.com | tips: Venmo: @consciouskeys 

2:45-4pm Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band

Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band

Here is just one band family who does their thing the way they do – a band who can sound as hot and as thick as the breath of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis summertime, and can turn around and lay it down as cool as the breeze.
Music lovers draw some comparisons to large groups like Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen – also you will hear influences of Taj Mahal, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, and Allen Toussaint – but AL HOLLIDAY & THE EAST SIDE RHYTHM BAND, with the muddy water in their veins – no doubt, come with their very own game in this generation. The young man and the band bring a package only describable as essentially American – a sound distinct to the “Big Muddy” and their river city home where the four winds blow.

booking and info: alholliday.com | Venmo @Al-Holliday 

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