FOCAL POINT LIVESTREAM CONCERT SERIES
On Thursday November 12 we will start our Livestream Concert Series. Concerts will be broadcast live on the Focal Point’s Facebook page. These will occur most Thursdays at 7pm. Check Facebook and our website for current listings. The only people allowed inside the venue will be musicians and staff, so we will not charge to watch the livestream, but a suggested donation of $10-$15 will all go to the musicians. You can donate through Paypal or Venmo.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins will be doing their annual St. Patrick’s Day concert online this year! Tune in and get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with us!
Based on the success of our Sea Chantey night, we will have a second edition of our Focal Point Sings series! This will be a night of Irish songs, more details coming soon!
Pete Morton began his musical journey after he came across a Buffy St Marie record. It was from that moment on he decided to become a folk singer. Discovering the songs of the early sixties protest movement, it inspired him to write, and take his songs into folk clubs and beyond.
For thirty years, Pete has been performing to audiences all over the world. Throughout that time he has been regarded as one the best on the contemporary roots music scene. His latest album ‘A Golden Thread’ has recieved rave reviews with eight newly self penned songs, a Pete Seeger classic ‘Oh Had I A Golden Thread’, and a version of the traditional gem, ‘Barbry Allen’.
Often referred to as an old time troubadour he has a compelling stage presence and approachable style that delivers an unruly mix of humanism, politics, love, social commentary and humour all wrapping its way around the folk tradition.
Steph Plant takes the live stream stage at the Focal Point this month to share her debut solo project “Alignment” – a collection of passionate and soulful songs about healing through the power of music. As a longtime member of the popular local folk duo “The Leonas” Steph has already made her mark on the StL music scene with her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence. Fans of Regina Spektor, Ani DiFranco, and Van Morrison will connect with her spirited and gutsy performance. Steph has been involved in the local scene for more than a decade, winning mentions in the Riverfront Times, appearing on local radio stations, and performing at esteemed venues such as The Sheldon Concert Hall. Now she embarks on sharing her new sound that stimulates the subconscious mind and deeply touches the spirit, bringing healing tones and soaring vocals, full of light and color and life.
photo credit: Chris Bauer
It’s always good to have Tommy Halloran back again! This is an especially rare performance, more details soon!
This is a Focal Point show starring Tim Dulin to celebrate the release of his record “Post Op”! He will be backed by Sam Golden and Ryan Koenig, and will have LeAnn Fisher as a guest singer!
Tim Dulin is a St. Louis based singer/songwriter of original and traditional country music. He has singing credits on Jack Grelle’s records “Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family” and “Steering Me Away”. He wrote the songs for LeAnn Fisher’s record “Better Off Alone” and just made his own original record “Post Op” at Sam Golden’s Holiday Heart Studios. He often performs around the greater St. Louis region with the band Circle the Wagons.
Special guest LeAnn Fisher is a St. Louis based singer performing original and traditional country music. With a voice both classic and unique she was recorded singing harmony on Jack Grelle’s record “Steering Me Away” and then released her debut record “Better Off Alone” in 2019.
Janet Evra joins forces with the Joe Park Trio to deliver an unforgettable evening of Brazilian bossa novas, French chansons, and American jazz standards.
“Janet Evra… An absolute must-see for anyone in St. Louis who loves jazz.” – Riverfront Times
“Janet Evra’s arrival brought a breath of fresh air to the St. Louis jazz scene.” – Dennis Owsley, St. Louis Public Radio
Janet Evra is an international jazz vocalist, bassist, composer, and songwriter based in St. Louis. Evra performs on premier stages across the USA and Europe. A 2019-2020 Artist in Residence at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Evra has collaborated with international jazz superstars including Randy Brecker (5x Grammy winner), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, and Diego Figuieredo (Grammy nominated). She released her debut album Ask Her to Dance in 2018 to critical acclaim; the album features Adam Maness, Will Buchanan, Montez Coleman and others performing Janet’s original music. Evra signed with Lotown Records in 2020.
Since moving to St. Louis almost 10 years ago, Joe Park has been a member in several of St. Louis’s most popular bands including Miss Jubilee, Sidney Street Shakers, Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing, and Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes. He currently leads two of his own bands the Joe Park Trio and the Hot Club of St. Louis. Joe has performed extensively across the Midwest, most recently performing the music of Django Reinhardt as a guest artist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in Peoria, Illinois.
*Presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-time Music
**Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime