Lynx Lynx

Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join their Scandinavian fiddle forces together in this Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo – lynx lynx. The variety of strings includes fiddles, Hardanger fiddles, guitars, and even a mandolin. The mix of tunes is put together by both their original and traditional Nordic fiddle tunes.  This is what music sounds like between Read more about Lynx Lynx[…]

$20 – $25

Fiddlin’ Sam and the Bolo Band

Fiddlin' Sam and the Bolo Band, the St Louis Western Swing supergroup, comes back to the Focal Point on Friday, May 3rd. This band draws from the songbooks of Bob Wills, Roy Rogers, Milton Brown and others from Western Swing's heyday of the '30s thru '50s. Bandleader Sam Golden's faithful transcriptions and adaptations capture the Read more about Fiddlin’ Sam and the Bolo Band[…]

$15 – $20

John Batdorf

John Batdorf has been writing and performing his music for well over 50 years!  He has been performing at The Focal Point on a regular basis for many years and each and every time has resulted in a wonderfully memorable show. Check out his website, John Batdorf Music and look at all of the things he's been Read more about John Batdorf[…]

$20 – $25

Rum Drum Ramblers

As performances by the the legendary Rum Drum Ramblers are scarce, we always look forward to the Ramblers returning to the Focal Point! The backward-glancing trio Rum Drum Ramblers are most commonly thought of as a blues band, and certainly, the guys in this group seek to revive a certain strand of acoustic, pre-war blues Read more about Rum Drum Ramblers[…]

$15 – $20

John Higgins & Thayne Bradford

Focal Point is proud to present John Higgins and Thayne Bradford. Longtime favorites and veterans of the St. Louis acoustic music scene, John and Thayne will be bringing their unique sound to Focal Point for an evening of duet performances drawn from their years of experience in locally-based and nationally known bluegrass, country, and Americana Read more about John Higgins & Thayne Bradford[…]

$15 – $20

Bob Case: A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Growing up in the 60’s Folk Revival, Bob Dylan’s songwriting brought something new to the musical world influencing every style & everyone. Celebrate Dylan’s 83rd Birthday May 24th at 8pm with Bob Case playing solo & with his band singing songs from Dylan’s vast catalog.

$20 – $25

The Consequences

Driven by a passion for exploring the colors and complexities of Irish music, The Consequences are a new Irish traditional band founded by Lexie Boatright (concertina & harp), Jake James (fiddle), Cara Wildman (bodhrán & dance), and Ryan Ward (piano & piano accordion). Award-winning soloists in their own right, the quartet comes together to create Read more about The Consequences[…]

$20 – $25

Martha Spencer & the Wonderland Country Band presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music

Led by Martha Spencer, the Wonderland Country Band includes Jamie Collins on bass/vocals, Lucas Pasley on fiddle/banjo/vocals and Jake Dwyer on percussion/washboard/dance. The Wonderland Country Band has toured across the USA from California to Nashville- recently performing such venues as the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Festival, Buck Owens Crystal Palace, Ashkenaz Center, the Oklahoma Banjo Museum, and Read more about Martha Spencer & the Wonderland Country Band presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music[…]

$20 – $25

The Mound City Slickers

Hailing from in and around St. Louis, The Mound City Slickers have played many concert performances and more than a few contra and square dances throughout Missouri and Illinois over the past few years. Steeped in tradition, their concerts are a unique mix of hard-driving Midwest fiddle tunes, old country songs, rags, and other surprises Read more about The Mound City Slickers[…]

$15 – $20

Buffalo Rose Returns

After two cancellations (for perfectly acceptable reasons), Buffalo Rose is finally returning to The Focal Point!  YAY!!!   If you haven't learned of them yet, Buffalo Rose is a charismatic six-piece modern folk/Americana band from Pittsburgh, PA. They take the singer-songwriter tradition to a new level by crafting original songs which are emotive, meticulously arranged, and inspired by a Read more about Buffalo Rose Returns[…]

$20 – $25

Rupert Wates

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited.  In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city.  Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live Read more about Rupert Wates[…]

$20 – $25

T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

Join multi-instrumentalists T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino for an evening of 1920's & 30's jazz music and popular songs, ragtime and novelty instrumentals. Between the two musicians an orchestra of instruments is covered including; accordion, banjo, piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, bass saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba and more! This duo have entertained audiences at festivals all Read more about T.J. Muller & Matt Tolentino Presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$20 – $25

Larry & Joe presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music

ENGLISH Larry & Joe were destined to make music together. Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe Troop is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in Read more about Larry & Joe presented by Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music[…]

$25 – $30

The Special Consensus

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in over four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was inducted into the Society for the Read more about The Special Consensus[…]

$25 – $30

Mary Flower with Nick Pence & Ethan Leinwand presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime

"a world-class finger-style guitarist and lap slide player.” -DownBeat No less an authority than legendary Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen admiringly described Mary Flower as "a national treasure in your own backyard." Indeed, the internationally renowned award-winning Portland, Oregon-based singer/guitarist/songwriter is a prodigious talent whose seasoned skills have established her as one of America's Read more about Mary Flower with Nick Pence & Ethan Leinwand presented by Focal Point Friends of Traditional Jazz, Blues & Ragtime[…]

$20 – $25