Rum Drum Ramblers

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 music. But after listening, one could argue that the Ramblers are a soul band; just listen for a few minutes to guitarist Read more about Rum Drum Ramblers[…]

$15 – $20

Dizzy Atmosphere

Dizzy Atmosphere is an elegant, lighthearted trio featuring vintage swing stylings of the '20's '30's and '40's. Collectively influenced by an range of American (Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang, Stuff Smith), European (Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli) and Latin (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Xavier Cugat) recording artists, Dizzy Atmosphere's repertoire demonstrates a broad variety, equally adept Read more about Dizzy Atmosphere[…]

$15 – $20

Guy Davis

Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, a musician, Actor, Author, and Songwriter. Guy uses a blend of Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock, Rap, Spoken Word, and World Music to comment on, and address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles. His background in theater Read more about Guy Davis[…]

$35 – $40

Of Sea And Stone with Wood Willow

Folk-Americana duo Of Sea and Stone began in January 2014 when Luke Dierker and Morgan Manson matched on Tinder. Immediately exhibiting a rare vocal chemistry, the two began writing and performing across their home state, Missouri. In 2016, the pair got married and began recording their first full-length studio album, self-titled Of Sea and Stone Read more about Of Sea And Stone with Wood Willow[…]

$15 – $20

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 Saturday, August 12th. 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

The Buckhannon Brothers with Emily Buckhannon & Tom Mason

The Buckhannon Brothers perform traditional instrumental old-time music. Their expansive repertoire ranges from lively fiddle tunes to string rags, from waltzes to schottisches, and from polkas to blues. Curtis's mandolin playing is perfectly complimented and balanced by Dennis's guitar accompaniment. Emily Buckhannon on keyboard and Tom Mason on drums will join the brothers for a Read more about The Buckhannon Brothers with Emily Buckhannon & Tom Mason[…]

$15 – $20

Joey Abarta and Nathan Gourley Release “Copley Street” with David McKindley-Ward

Boston based Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley are two of America’s great young trad musicians, who have been playing music together daily since 2013. Their debut duo album, Copley Street, has an undeniable chemistry and demonstrates a nuanced understanding of each other's playing. Their music includes offbeat settings of well-known tunes and Read more about Joey Abarta and Nathan Gourley Release “Copley Street” with David McKindley-Ward[…]

$20 – $25

Songbird Cafe

Songbird Cafe is a St. Louis-based concert series with singer-songwriters performing their material in a stripped-down, intimate, in-the-round performance space, a format unique in STL. Come enjoy singer/songwriters Fats Kaplin, Kristi Rose, Eric Barnes and Nathan Golliher

$30 – $35

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers make some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving bluegrass music heard anywhere today. Deeply rooted in tradition but never bound to it, they deliver original music with tight arrangements, emotional authenticity, and engaging humor. As actor and banjo player Steve Martin says, “Chris Jones’ voice is there with Read more about Chris Jones & the Night Drivers[…]

$25 – $30

Missy Anderson

Focal Point presents Queens, NY soulful Blues vocalist Missy Anderson!! “If a voice as rich, supple, and vibrant as Missy Andersen’s could come out of a bottle – not that it hasn’t been tried – every blues singer would be dripping deep soul.” – DAVE RUBIN, Author & Journalist. Missy Andersen and her accompanist/husband, Heine Read more about Missy Anderson[…]

$20 – $25

The Resonant Rogues with opening set by Cowboy Randy Erwin

The Resonant Rogues’ dark Appalachian folk paints a picture of their lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina and on the road. Anchored by the songwriting duo of Sparrow (banjo, accordion) and Keith Smith (guitar), they’ve traveled the byways and highways of America and crossed the oceans with instruments in tow. From riding freight Read more about The Resonant Rogues with opening set by Cowboy Randy Erwin[…]

$15 – $20

Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Present: Compton & Newberry: A Return to the Roots of Bluegrass

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry mine one of the more neglected segments of country music history: the period during the ‘30s and ’40s when brother duet music was transitioning into what is known today as bluegrass. Both masters of the bedrock instruments of old-time music, they collaborate with a vision that is both modern and Read more about Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music Present: Compton & Newberry: A Return to the Roots of Bluegrass[…]

$25 – $30

All the Days

All the Days is an original Americana folk rock band from St. Louis, MO featuring Stephanie Stewart, Danny Kathriner, Chuck Lindo, and Tony Estrada. They have a warm, energetic sound infused with three part harmony. All the Days was born out of a songwriting collaboration between Danny and Stephanie, both prolific songwriters who share a Read more about All the Days[…]

$15 – $20

The Blue Canyon Boys – High Octane Colorado Bluegrass

The Blue Canyon Boys are equal parts purists and innovators when it comes to Bluegrass: they stay true to the form’s roots while constantly reimagining their relationship to tradition. The result is a toe-tapping mix of haunting standards, genre-bending arrangements, and catchy original numbers—all built on the bedrock of their collective bluegrass mastery. Ever since Read more about The Blue Canyon Boys – High Octane Colorado Bluegrass[…]

$20 – $25

The Dust Covers

The Dust Covers are a four-piece acoustic group with a passion for traditional Ol' Time and American roots music! Each band member brings a special expertise to the stage and together meld seamlessly to invoke the sounds of our musical history! Plan on an evening filled with "songs you don't know by dead guys you Read more about The Dust Covers[…]

$15 – $20

Leroy Jodie Pierson

CANCELLEDUnfortunately, Leroy has had to cancel his 9/16 concert for a personal reason. But don’t worry, he’s well. If you purchased tickets, you will receive a refund within the next couple of days. No need to request a refund! One of St.Louis' REAL ole school Blues men, Leroy Jodie Pierson is a co-founder of the Read more about Leroy Jodie Pierson[…]

$15 – $20

Viv & Riley

Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno have emerged as two of the most promising young roots artists. Indeed, Saving Country Music writes that, “Individually, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are already two of the most exciting, promising, and talented up-and-comers in most all of roots music, fluidly moving through old time, bluegrass, and classic country modes Read more about Viv & Riley[…]

$20 – $25

The Triumphant Return of Jim Findlay’s Colin Sphinctor Band!!!

Yes! You heard it right. St.Louis' (as well as St.Charles') own goofballs of the midwest are doing a reunion! Expect masterful musicianship, ridiculous parodies, goats on wheels, ballads of love, love of weed, love of truckers, love of small brains, love of weed, love of women, love of canned goods, love of friends and most Read more about The Triumphant Return of Jim Findlay’s Colin Sphinctor Band!!![…]

$20 – $25

Royce Martin Album Release “Memories on Morgan Street”

This is a special performance by Royce Martin celebrating the release of his new album “Memories on Morgan Street” Scott Joplin Reimagined by Royce Martin on Rivermont Records. Royce Martin is a pianist, composer and graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Royce taught himself the piano Read more about Royce Martin Album Release “Memories on Morgan Street”[…]

$25 – $30