Musicians Gabe Meyer and Jake Best define their sound as raw, deep blues mixed with hypno-boogie. The two are collectively known as The Flood Brothers and sat down in the KBIA studio and gave us a taste of what they call “deep thumpy dirty dance” music.
Gabe Meyer and Jake Best have far from what they would consider a normal music career. Before they had a single track recorded, they were touring across the country with the likes of Kent Burnside and the sons of Junior Kimbrough. In 2008 after years on the road, the two went back to their roots in Columbia and Hannibal, MO and began playing shows under the name The Flood Brothers. The duo stopped by the KBIA studio and shared their experience. The Flood Brothers will be playing live this December 19 at Mojos.
Listen to the entire Flood Brothers set above
The Flood Brothers sat down for an interview after their set.
Musicians John Randall, Andy Rehm and Paul Weber call their music "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul." The three are collectively known as The Hooten Hallers, and they sat down in the KBIA studios to play their version of blues, country, soul and rock n roll.
We'll admit that we've never heard of it till this NPR story came along: parlor music. It's a genre of music popular in the late 19th century--before recorded music gave people something to listen to in the parlor. Lena Hughes was never famous outside of Missouri but she was a master of the genre. Now, more than a decade after her death, one of her superfans is reissuing the only recording she ever made.