The Kay Brothers
"It's in your blood."
After many a yarn spun at Thanksgiving dinner over the years, two brothers finally decide to form a band together and salute the music traditional to their home: The Ozarks. With no real notion of what that "was, a banjo and upright bass were
procured and the two dove into the rabbit hole of traditional OldTime Appalachian music and, much like the music's pioneers, made it work with the minimal knowledge and equipment they had. Joined by Molly Healey and Roger Netherton on fiddles as well as "Shakin' Jake" Allen on percussion, the Kay Brothers boast 4part vocals,
upright bass, guitar, banjo, washboard, congas, shakers, fiddle, harmonica, kazoo, cello, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve the rural music of their forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that once dotted
countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday morning. That party is still going on.... its in your blood.
Focal Point Traditional Arts Center (View)
2720 Sutton Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63116
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|