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Arch City Radio Hour: Kentucky Knife Fight and Letter To Memphis

Kentucky Knife Fight - Interview and Acoustic Set

Kentucky Knife Fight (or most of them, anyway) joins us to play an acoustic set and talk to Nick Garcia about how they got their name, playing LouFest and a seredipitous meeting there that led to the making of the new video for their song "Bad Blood", and about their upcoming show on Friday, October 11th at Plush.


"Love The Lonely"


"Always a Bribe, Never a Bride"

"No Fault of My Own"

Letter To Memphis

Credit (Courtesy of Karen Klaus)
Letter To Memphis (l to r: Gene Starks, Devon Cahill)

While the city's name is in the name of the band, don't think Devon Cahill and Gene Starks are from there. In fact, they're from St. Louis. Their music does harken to the sounds of that place 250 miles south of the Gateway City, as well as a melange of other musical styles, mostly based in roots music. St. Louis Public Radio's Erin Williams talks to Cahill and Starks about how they got their name, their early days in performance and how they found music as a conduit to happiness, and then a way of life. They even play a few songs in-studio as well.

Songs performed:

"Tell Me I'm The Best"

"Never Look Back"

Sleepy Kitty:

"Hold Your Ground" (from the upcoming album "Projection Room")

"I Wanna Be Your Man"

Mike Schrand began his radio career at St. Louis Public Radio as a live recording intern from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he acted as Jazz ‘Till Dawn producer and host and weekend announcer, occasional engineer for Jazzstream With Walter Parker and Jazz Unlimited and Morning Edition engineer and producer. From 1992 to 1995, Schrand worked in the corporate world, but returned as a weekend announcer in 1995. In 1996, Schrand was hired as St. Louis Public Radio Traffic Director and was promoted to Assistant Program Director in 1998 and Program Director in 2001. In his spare time he writes, sings, and plays bass in the local roots quartet Salt Of The Earth, and enjoys down time with his family in St. Louis City.
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