St. Louis-based rock and roll quartet The Lucky Old Sons will perform at Gallery Zeke in Steelville this Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council and partially funded by a Missouri Arts Council grant. There is no cost at the door, but seating will be limited at the art gallery due to space constraints and donations for the arts council are gladly accepted.
The music of The Lucky Old Sons hearkens back to the origins of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Their music focuses on the piano-driven rock and country music of the 1950 and 1960s, inspired by the likes of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Little Richard. The Lucky Old Sons will be performing songs from those artists and more, as well as playing some of their own original music written in the style of 50s rock and roll.
The band includes members of other known St. Louis bands Phat noiZ and FolknBluesGrass. The Lucky Old Sons are Matt Davis (piano and vocals); Frank Bauer (tenor sax and vocals), Corey Woodruff (drums), and Steve Bauer (electric mandolin and vocals). The band performs at various venues in and around the St. Louis metro area, and is among the Missouri Arts Council’s list of touring grant performers.
There will be two arts council events going on Friday evening on Steelville’s Main Street. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Evans House art gallery will host the Rolla artists participating in the Trading Inspirations art shows, in which Steelville artists showed their work in Rolla and Rolla artists in Steelville. It is an opportunity for artists from both areas to further share their art and ideas.
The Trading Inspirations reception is open to the public and there is no cost to get in. There will be food and refreshments available at the opening. Evans House is located at 303 West Main Street in Steelville, across the street from First Community Bank. The gallery will be open to the public for viewings in March every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After checking out the Trading Inspirations show at Evans House, head down to Gallery Zeke at 103 East Main Street in Steelville, where the Lucky Old Sons perform that evening at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be limited and on a first come, first served basis. Refreshments will be made available at the show.
The printmaking and light sculptures of St. Louis artist Bob Hartzell is currently on display at Gallery Zeke. In addition to being open Friday night for the live music concert, Gallery Zeke will be open Saturdays in March from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Bob Hartzell art show.
For more information about the Steelville Arts Council, upcoming events, or to become an arts council donor or volunteer, check out their Facebook pages by searching for Steelville Arts Council, Gallery Zeke, and Yadkin Creek Mercantile. The Steelville Arts Council is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization with a mission of promoting the arts in and around Steelville.