Doors 7 PM, Show 8 PM
Fine To Drive
Founded by the songwriting team of Suzy Bacino (Whiskey Morning) and Michael Eisenbeis (The Nukes, Shooting With Annie, The Lodge Brothers), Fine To Drive is an original Americana band known for their distinct harmonies and unique sound.
Suzy and Mike's vocals are supported by some of the “go-to guys” on the St. Louis music scene: Bob Breidenbach on Dobro, pedal and lap steel; Adam White on drums and percussion; and Quinten Coe on upright bass. Last year, they released their first album, What Whiskey Did.
BAJA is kind of a St. Louis Americana “supergroup,” combining the talents of John Wendland and Andy Ploof (One Fell Swoop, Rough Shop, The Wilhelms) with Brad Sarno and Auset, who perform as the Auset Music Project.
Blending intelligent, well-observed songwriting with country-folkish instrumentation, BAJA embodies the essence of DIY folk: if you want to hear better music, make it yourself. And BAJA makes it as well as anyone in town.
Anchored by St. Louis music veterans Gary Hunt and Dade Farrar, Colonel Ford keeps pre-outlaw, traditional honky-tonk alive with Hunt's original compositions and a slew of classic covers heavy on the Buck Owens.
"We play pop music," Farrar explained. "Music your pop probably liked." And they do it well, with Hunt's steadfast guitar and Farrar's swinging — literally — upright bass, often joined by other local music luminaries, fleshing out their sound with pedal steel, more guitar and a morphing style that maintains their country roots without stagnating.