KDHX 88.1 FM Presents Twangfest XII

news_twangfest.jpgThis June, music lovers from all over the Midwest and around the country will gather in St. Louis, Missouri for four nights of soul-shaking music as only Twangfest knows how to shake it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This June, music lovers from all over the Midwest and around the country will gather in St. Louis, Missouri for four nights of soul-shaking music as only Twangfest knows how to shake it. Continuing its partnership with KDHX 88.1 FM, the festival, which began in 1997, stretches its boundaries and limits with veteran artists and up-and-coming bands that bring a rocking sensibility to a broad range of American music.

Seminal alt-country band Old 97s makes its first appearance at the festival, headlining Friday night, June 6, at the Pageant. Celebrating 15 years together, Old 97s has released seven albums and become one of the most consistent, exciting live bands in the country. This summer, the band is set to release its first studio album in four years, The One, on New West records.

Country rock and soul innovator Chuck Prophet headlines Wednesday night, June 4, at the Schlafly Tap Room. He’ll be making his first appearance in St. Louis in over three years and his first ever appearance at Twangfest.

On Thursday night, June 5, and also making their Twangfest debut, The Gourds headline with their quirky, rowdy rock & folk grooves. The Austin, Texas veterans are known for their demented humor, playful covers and ramshackle but soulful musicianship.

Radical country punks The Waco Bros., who headlined the very first festival, will close out Saturday night, June 7, back at Off Broadway, the original home of Twangfest. Led by artist and provocateur Jon Langford, the Wacos have been known to obliterate audiences with their frenzied brand of insurgent country.

Other Twangfest performers include rhythm and blues legend Charles Walker and his band The Dynamites.Walker appears at the Duck Room on Thursday night. Joining Chuck Prophet at the Tap Room on Wednesday are Missouri natives Ha Ha Tonka, who released Buckle In the Bible Belt on Bloodshot Records in 2007, and local favorites Miles of Wire. More performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to twangfest.com and kdhx.org for up-to-the-minute details.

 

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