The Mudsills: Bringing the Blues Through Southern Illinois

When describing the blues genre of music, musical legend B.B King once said, “The Blues? It’s the mother of American music. That’s what it is – the source.” Music today likes to incorporate small pieces of the blues style like scales and note ... Continue Reading →

Woodbox gangs up again for Shryock concert

After about two and a half years of separation, one of the city’s most beloved bands is back and ready to pick up where it left off. The Woodbox Gang, Carbondale’s self-labeled “Trashcan Americana” band, will play a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Alex Kirt gets the blues, old band back together

Since The Woodbox Gang went on a break with singer-songwriter Hugh DeNeal’s imprisonment for mail fraud, guitarist Alex Kirt has been spending his time with a regular solo blues gig at Tres Hombres and a new family-man lifestyle. However, his new band, ... Continue Reading →
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