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A Dozen Bands From Near, Far Gather In St. Louis This Week For Twangfest 23

Local musicians Seth Porter (at left) and John Wendland joined Tuesday's talk show ahead of Twangfest 23.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

For the 23rd year in a row, Twangfest is gathering musicians from around the country in St. Louis this week for a several-day-long celebration of Americana music.

Described by its all-volunteer organizers as “the big top of a musical three-ring circus,” the nonprofit festival is this time around bringing in everyone from the Columbia, Missouri-based Burney Sisters and The Delines of Portland, Oregon, to the rock band Superchunk.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy D. Goodwin talked with John Wendland, one of the organizers of Twangfest 23 as well as a member of Rough Shop, and with Seth Porter of the St. Louis-based Essential Knots.

Rough Shop is part of the Wednesday evening lineup at Off Broadway, and The Essential Knots will open for Superchunk on Saturday.

Listen to the discussion:

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What: Twangfest 23
When: Nightly shows Wednesday through Saturday, June 5 to 8, 2019
Where: Off Broadway (3508 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118)

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is produced by Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill and Lara Hamdan. The engineer is Aaron Doerr and the call screener is Charlie McDonald.

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Evie was a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.