Kingdom Brothers Live from the Listening Room

KDHX presents

Kingdom Brothers Live from the Listening Room

Sun · January 14, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Kingdom Brothers
Kingdom Brothers
As Kingdom Brothers head to Memphis as the St. Louis representatives at the International Blues Challenge 2018, you can catch them Live from the Listening Room. This live music series features local musicians performing at The Stage at KDHX, a listening room build for pure enjoyment of music. A portion of this show will be broadcast live on 88.1 FM during Chicken Shack Alley.

Kingdom Brothers, the red-hot electric blues band from St. Louis, MO credit their notable sound to the timeless influences of the great blues icons –Albert King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton – to name a few, and the powerful spirit of gospel groups like The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Dixie Hummingbirds.
With the soulful vocal delivery of songwriter Chris Shepherd, a solid rhythm section, and some tastefully smokin’ guitar and keyboard magic, Kingdom Brothers create a memorable effect you’ll want to experience over and over again. Toss in that Ron Roskowske bottleneck slide, crank it to eleven, and
you’ll be looking for tickets to their next show.

When blues veteran and Kingdom Brothers’ founder Bob Walther formed the group in 2005, he reached out to established area musicians who wanted to do something really different on the St. Louis music scene. “What you will not hear in our set list are numbers like ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ and ‘Rock Me Baby’,” says Walther. “Both are fine songs but can be heard seven nights a week in every blues club in the area. Instead, we cover our favorite cuts by the blues greats.” Also featured in Kingdom Brothers’ set list are traditional gospel/blues numbers and Kingdom Brothers’ original songs, including tracks from the band’s newest album Times Hard, and their 2008 CD release Shine a Light. Emphasizing a more hopeful message, Kingdom Brothers avoid tunes with offensive lyrics that romanticize decadence and defeat. The band demonstrates that, as the title of Shepherd’s latest offering states, “The Blues Don’t Have to Be Sad.” This fresh approach was a bit risky but has paid huge dividends for the band, attracting a sizeable and devoted following in St. Louis.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103