St Louis Folk & Roots Festival: Murder Ballad Ball, The Creek Rocks

St Louis Folk & Roots Festival: Murder Ballad Ball, The Creek Rocks

The Southwest Watson Sweethearts, The Hobosexuals, The Dust Covers, The Aching Hearts

Thu · September 22, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

Murder Ballad Ball
Murder Ballad Ball
Kick off St. Louis Folk and Roots Fest 2016 with the Murder Ballad Ball!
The Creek Rocks
The Creek Rocks
Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu have been playing together for twelve years, and have been married for the last two of them. Their collaboration began when Bilyeu produced and played on Woolf’s 2005 debut CD, “Simple and Few.” He was also at the helm for Woolf’s third and most recent album, 2013’s “May.” Although they have been playing and recording together for more than a decade, Wolf Hunter marks their first recorded output as a musical duo. It will also serve as Bilyeu’s first release since Big Smith’s final album, “Kin,” released in 2011. Bilyeu was a founding member of the popular Ozarks family band, which was active from 1996 to 2012.
The Southwest Watson Sweethearts
The Southwest Watson Sweethearts
The Southwest Watson Sweethearts live in a one bedroom bungalow near the intersection of Southwest and Watson streets in south city St Louis, Missouri. Ryan Koenig plays leads on harmonica, fiddle, dobro, and banjo, and Kellie Everett holds down the rhythm on banjo and guitar. The duo's main strength lies in their timeless vocal harmonies, well-paired vocal timbres, and memorable melodies. As the pair works toward performing primarily original music, their ever-growing catalogue is greatly influenced by extensive travel, a fondness for things forgotten in time, pride of their beloved St Louis and the midwest, and a love of classic country and early American music.
The Hobosexuals
The Hobosexuals
p'sghetti western honky tonk for the dirtbag in you.

The Hobosexuals are every dirtbag that has ever spun drunk in a soybean field and fell in a pile of cow shit, every snot rocket that has ever put a dog on it, every heart breakin', money takin', tenacious, flirtatious man or women, every jobless hard workin jerk who loves to be here but has to get away. You too can be a Hobosexual!

The Hobosexuals describe their identity through anti fascist lullabyes, comedic outlaw induced rambling, bar fly lamentations, and dirtbag shanties. It embodies a mid-western attitude of self-made life, freedom, oppression, depression, and intoxication. Steeped in that long standing american music tradition, The Hobosexuals draw from Country, Blues, Folk, and Bluegrass.
The Dust Covers
The Dust Covers
St. Louis based acoustic quartet specializing in "Old Time" traditional music. We play all the songs you don't know by dead guys you have never heard of!
The Aching Hearts
The Aching Hearts
The Aching Hearts is a collaboration between two of St. Louis, Missouri's leading figures in folk and roots music. The duo features a mix of guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, washboard, and old time vocal harmonies. Utilizing songs of the past and the present, Ryan Spearman and Kelly Wells will take you on a moving journey through the sounds and stories of the American experience. Their hard driving fiddle tunes will get you out of your seat. Their mournful country vocal duets will bring a tear to your eye, and their original songs and stories focus on life, death, love, and marriage are sure to inspire, entertain, and delight.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103