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focal point listening room

Maplewood, MO


2720 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO, US
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Capacity: 120

Bio: Focal Point is an educational non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of folk music and other musical forms which have come from folk music, as well as other associated traditional art forms like dance, storytelling, etc... Volunteer assistance makes Focal Point possible as do individual contributions and concert attendance. Our venue is specifically designed as a listening room with exellent sound and site lines, putting the music front and center. Focal Point, founded in 1975 as a non-profit coffee house featuring music, has evolved into a highly respected venue featuring some of the finest folk/ traditional/ roots musicians in the U.S. and world. Here is a list of some of the talent we've had over the years---------------------------------------AMERICAN; Norman & Nancy Blake, Larkin Bryant, Al & Emily Cantrell, Clandestine, Cordelia’s Dad, Dan Crary, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Alice Gerrard, Sara Grey, Joe Hickerson, Grey Larson, Bruce Molsky, Tom Paley, Sally Rodgers, Sparky Rucker, Claudia Schmidt, Mike Seeger, Don Walser, Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group CAJUN ZYDICO: The Ardoin Cajun/Creole Trio, Sheryl Cormier, Balfa Toujours, The Magnolia Sisters, Savoy-Doucet REGIONAL & LOCAL: Cathy Barton & Dave Para, Boney Goat Band, Bob Bovee & Gail Heil, The Flying Mules, The Geyer Street Sheiks, Paul & Win Grace, Tom Hall, Ill-Mo Boys, Karumanta, Bernie & Barbara McDonald, Leroy Pierson, One Fell Swoop, Raven Moon, Rockhouse Ramblers, Geoff Seitz BLUES: Mr. Downchild, Eric Bibb, Spenser Bohren, Andy Cohen, Archie Edwards, Paul Geremia, Fruteland Jackson, Catfish Keith, Geoff Muldaur, MadCat & Kane, Chris Smither, Henry Townsend, Dave Van Ronk ENGLAND: Alistair Anderson, Damien Barber, Les Barker, Peter Bellamy, Martin Carthy, The Copper Family, Bert Jansch, John Kirkpatrick, Louis Killen, Little Johnny England, Rory McCleod, Jacqui McShee, Pete Morton, Martin Wyndham-Read, John Renbourn, Martin Simpson, Dave Swarbrick, The Watersons, Waterson:Carthy INTERNATIONAL: Chaskinakuy, Alan Dargin, Frifot, David Hudson, House Band, Kukurauza, Nymah Kumah, Christian Lemaitre, Libana, Oomph!, Sviray, Gabriel Yacoub CELTIC: Aly Bain, Battlefield Band, Boys of the Lough, Joe Burke, Kevin Burke, Chulrua, Tony Cuffe, Johnny Cunningham, Phil Cunningham, Danu, Dervish, Dick Gaughan, Len Graham, Martin Hayes, Paddy Keenan, Llan de Cubel, Ed Miller, Brian McNeill, Cathal McConnel, Natalie MacMaster, Old Blind Dogs, John Skelton, Sileas, Tempest, Robin Williamson Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival #1 - 5 SONGWRITER: Eric Andersen, Ray Bonneville, Michael Brewer, Brewer & Shipley, Slaid Cleaves, Kevin Dazing & Cat Wooley, Anne Hills, Katy Moffatt, Lynn Miles, Buddy Mondlock & Carol Elliott, Bill Morrissey, Small Potaoes, Michael Smith, Louise Taylor, Jack Williams



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