FRED FRICTION is a St. Louis icon. If you don’t know his work (and play), you don’t get out enough…and you don’t listen to his FISHING WITH DYNAMITE show on KDHX. Step on up and listen. Whether he’s a one-man show on guitar and spoons or the drummer in such bands as Highway Matrons, you’ll be wishing you knew more and had been paying attention all along.
MELODY DEN is a roots/Americana band from St. Louis. The core members have been playing together over 15 years, creating some soaring rock and roll, both in the studio and on stage. Marc Chechik is the band’s principal songwriter, and he draws deeply from his midwestern roots to create some pretty cool musical stories. CREE RIDER FAMILY BAND is led by Cree Rider, a musician originally from St. Louis, MO. He lived and played in San Francisco from 2005-2011, stopped over in New York and is headed back to St. Louis. Bouncing around all 3 cities, he calls each his home, and plays shows all over the country. Cree’s brand of whiskey infused rock is a blend of alt-country that leans heavily on Americana, Honky Tonk and Rock‘n’Roll roots music. He is a songwriter in the tradition of John Hartford, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Jeff Tweedy, and even outlaw country singers such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.