Saturday, February 13, 2021

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: "Open Air" streaming shows from The Grandel

Continuing with our ongoing look at streaming performances from various St. Louis musicians and venues during the pandemic, this week let's check out some videos from The Dark Room's "Open Air" series, which since last year has been playing to both in-person and streaming audiences from a heated tent outside the Grandel Theatre.

Although the exceptionally cold weather forced the postponement of shows scheduled for this weekend, the "Open Air" series has been running on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday brunch, featuring local musicians from a number of different genres including jazz, blues,, Americana, folk, and more.

This week's post compiles a half-dozen shows from the series so far, starting up above with keyboardist Mo Egeston and his All-Stars in a performance recorded on August 22 of last year.

After the jump, you can see a set from singer and bassist Janet Evra (with a guest appearance by pianist Ptah Williams) that was recorded on September 4.

Williams also appears in the third video, which features him, bassist Darrell Mixon and drummer Gary Sikes backing singer Debby Lennon in a show on October 16.

Next up is singer Denise Thimes, recorded on October 24, followed by singer and guitarist Tommy Halloran and his band Guerrilla Swing in a show from November 13.

The final video spotlights singer Robert Nelson and was recorded on January 9.

You can see the rest of today's videos after the jump...

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