Murder Ballad Ball

St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival presents

Murder Ballad Ball

Nick Pence, Ryan Koenig, St. Louis Steady Grinders, The Aching Hearts, TJ Muller

Thu · March 22, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

Murder Ballad Ball
Murder Ballad Ball
Kick off St. Louis Folk and Roots Fest 2018 with the Murder Ballad Ball, emceed by KDHX DJ Keith Dudding of Down Yonder and featuring St. Louis musicians paying tribute to the art of the murder ballad!

Free entry with festival pass (available at http://folkandrootsfestival.com/) or single tickets available for purchase here.
Nick Pence
Nick Pence
Nick brings you American roots music, embracing its history, culture, and tales that come with it. Showing us just how pretty dirt can be.
Ryan Koenig
Ryan Koenig
Ryan Koenig is an internationally recognized multi-talented musician, singer, and songwriter based in Saint Louis, Missouri USA.
St. Louis Steady Grinders
St. Louis Steady Grinders
The St. Louis Steady Grinders play old-school, long lost, low-down piano blues from St. Louis and beyond. Featuring powerhouse vocals from Miss Jubilee, this group brings the youth, joy and authenticity back into a forgotten repertoire. Vocalist Miss Jubilee is one of St. Louis's finest early jazz and blues singers. Her knowledge of this music, combined with the depth and power of her voice, make her one of the most sought after singers in the region. Pianist Ethan Leinwand recently moved to St. Louis from Brooklyn, NY, and is a leading exponent for old St. Louis barrelhouse piano. Jacob Alspach's wonderful gut-bucket trombone is reminiscent of Ike Rodgers - a St. Louis musician from the 20s and 30s. Guitarist Johnny Donatowicz, from Chicago, draws his influence from Lonnie Johnson and Clifford Gibson, and his playing perfectly blurs the line between early jazz and blues.
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.
TJ Muller
TJ Muller
Early Jazz, Blues and Music-Hall. T.J Muller performs these early Twentieth century styles with gusto and charisma.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103