Jenny Roques Glynn and Jackie Oberkrom of Arson for Candy were kind enough to come play some songs in my living room, share some laughs and talk to me about being bandmates living over 800 miles apart, their approaches to songwriting and performing, and the inspirations behind some of their songs. Did I mention that they also played song in my living room? Their harmonies seriously give me goosebumps.
This episode your host Allison Wilson hangs out with pre-war blues piano buff Ethan Leinwand. The music of St. Louis brought him here, and he works to preserve, spread, and dig deeper into this somewhat obscure category of tunes. Well, it might be obscure in other parts of the country, but St. Louis has a long memory when it comes to our musical heritage.
You can find Ethan tickling the ivories all over town--at Yaquis on Cherokee, The Gramophone in the Grove, at Schlafly Bottleworks (and elsewhere) playing with his two-man band The Bottlesnakes, accompanying Miss Jubilee and more. Check out his website, ethanleinwand.com, to see when and where he's playing and to purchase his album, The Low-Down Piano.
There are eight amazing stories in this episode! We teamed up with storytelling group Second Tuesdays to host an event at The Stage at KDHX with the theme of music in St. Louis. These stories were told in front of an audience without notes, and range from the hilarious to the harrowing.
This episode of The Way We Sound we take a look a popular multimedia event in St. Louis. Lo-fi Cherokee, now in it's 5th year, is sort of a music festival...well, it's a video shoot, really, but...just listen to the episode. We talk with creator/director Bill Streeter, check in with participants Dubb Nubb, and hang out before, during, and after the big event.
The official video premiere party is Thursday, May 12, and features videos from 18 area bands.