Venue Address (Get Directions)The Crack Fox
Date and Time
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 11:30pm
Infamous Stringdusters AFTERPARTY
Come out to hear more sweet string-band sounds following the Infamous Stringdusters @ Old Rock House on 11/14.
The show location is:
The Crack Fox - https://www.facebook.com/crackfoxbar
The show time is:
Midnight - 2:30 AM (after the Stringdusters Show)
ELEMENTAL SHAKEDOWN - www.elementalshakedown.com
VOTED BEST BLUEGRASS IN ST LOUIS 2012
Riverfront Times - "The tradition of bluegrass may be as old as St. Louis itself, but Elemental Shakedown isn't content to be a museum piece. The five members of the band come from across different corners of the country and have backgrounds in music about as diverse. They give the Midwest bluegrass scene — which often pits purists against progressives — a much-needed burst of creative energy. After a couple of years of playing pop songs arranged as bluegrass, guitarist Chris Helmick, bassist Matt Flory and funky fiddler Alyssa Avery brought on two long-time music vets to take the helm on staple bluegrass instruments. They struck gold, with Bob Stuckey of Indiana on banjo and St. Louis native Bryan Ranney on mandolin. Last year, Elemental Shakedown began performing original compositions that kick up against bluegrass' sometimes-rigid boundaries, exploring subgenres like jazz-grass, jam-grass, avant-garde-grass and, perhaps most wonderfully, funk-grass. To them, it's all booty-shaking, foot-stomping fun."
THE BIG IDEA - https://www.facebook.com/thebigideasmusic
Southeast Missourian - “The band -- Will Montgomery on acoustic guitar and high-hat cymbal as well as banjo, Hank Jones on bass and Tommy Main on guitar, banjo, trombone and bass drum -- offers fresh, organic music, playing original songs that are catchy and appealing as well as cover songs ranging from Bob Dylan to Sublime to Modest Mouse.”
When you need a soundtrack for a life full of sweet sadness accompanied by the unwavering happiness that is within us all, you need look no further than “The Big Idea.” Singing songs from the heart about lost loves, growing up, and rambunctious quarter-life antics; Tommy Main, Will Montgomery, and Hank Jones don’t just sing the words on the page… they live them.