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St. Louis Songwriters Showcase

May 29 @ 7:00 pm



Cara Ristau

Singer-songwriter Cara Ristau is the frontwoman of alternative-folk band West End Junction. She has co-written for local acts Modern Andy, Giant Monsters On The Horizon, and Wadis, and performed with The Bob Band, Goldberry, and The Meowzas.

Luisa Sims

Luisa Sims is a singer/songwriter from St. Louis Missouri.  Honing her skills since 2018, her sound is an amalgam of the artists she grew up listening to in her formative years; Cat Power; Rilo Kiley; Regina Spektor; Camera Obscura. Her writing is vulnerable and her delivery is sincere, capturing the blues mixed with stargazy americana.

Luisa has played The National Blues Museum, The Duck Room, Off Broadway, Old Rock House and The Ready Room. She’s been featured on STL-based filmmaker and musician Brian McClelland’s live series, Blip Blap Video. And opened for talented touring acts; Shawn James; Michigan Rattlers; and the Talbott Brothers.

Andrew Dahle

Andrew Dahle is a Folk Americana singer-songwriter based out of St. Louis.  His writing is influenced by his favorite songwriters including John Prine, Dave Matthews, and Jason Isbell.

Andrew’s music journey began in 2018 with a bustling open mic on a Monday night at Venice Cafe. With very little musical talent or songwriting skills, Andrew played 3 songs discovering a whole new outlet for his creativity. Andrew has since made music his obsession and has become a regular staple in the St. Louis live-music scene.

From 2019 through 2020 Andrew was the frontman and songwriter for a St. Louis local band, Andrew & the Dolls, which released an album in 2020 winning Runner up for ‘People’s Choice – Best Local Album’ from the Riverfront Times in 2021. Since COVID, Andrew has been performing and writing as a solo artist releasing his debut, self-titled album in August of 2023.

Kenny Lee Hall

Kenny Lee Hall is a songwriter who just loves to get people smiling, or tearing up. Songs about anything from death of a loved one to a Fly in the House.


May 29
7:00 pm