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The Focal Point does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or masks. There may be future shows where these are required at the request of the performer. This will be clearly noted on our website and all social media platforms when the event is advertised. We will also continue to follow the St. Louis County Health Department guidelines and will update our practices accordingly. Thank you for your continued support for The Focal Point.
Sweet Megg with The Gloldenrods
January 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm$15 – $20
Sweet Megg (Megg Farrell) is a New York City bred vocalist living in Nashville. Megg splits her time between Nashville and Brooklyn, so her music often reflects the flavor of both cities. She performs a range of material steeped in the American traditions of jazz, blues, and country. Her latest record, entitled My Window Faces the South, was released on September 16, 2022 on Turtle Bay Records. The album consists of 11 tracks representing a broad range of early 20th century American music composed by some of the biggest songwriting legends, including Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, and the “King of Western Swing” Bob Wills. Her vocals reveal a vast variety of influences, ranging from Billie Holiday to Patsy Cline to Edith Piaf to Bessie Smith.
Megg spent her first 7 years as a jazz singer leading the original formation of the group “Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers,” who performed traditional jazz & blues in New York City, France, Russia, and up and down the East Coast. After touring in the South, Megg started to introduce Classic Country and Western Swing into the band’s repertoire. Eventually breaking out solo, she began working with other musicians and groups from the scene of early American music such as Postmodern Jukebox, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Ricky Alexander, and eventually meeting Scott Asen of Turtle Bay Records who she now works with full-time.
St. Louis, Missouri’s The Goldenrods can be described as “Country and Midwestern”. They perform original material as well as regional classics from middle America. There will be two steps, waltzes and polkas; songs both happy and sad sung in harmony. The Goldenrods are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Ryan Koenig singing and playing guitar, octave mandolin, fiddle, and banjo. The band is completed with Jess Adkins singing and playing guitar and accordion, as well as Kellie Everett singing and playing upright bass.