CONCERT CALENDAR ... KSHE 95 ST. LOUIS' BEST ROCK

Jake’s Leg

WHERE
· The Pageant
WHEN
· Wednesday, November 21 @ 8:00 PM
AGE
· All Ages
PRICE
· $10.00
STATUS
· On Sale Now

ABOUT THE EVENT

Opening Act(s): Aaron Kamm & the One Drops
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Price: General Admisison $10.00 | Balcony [closed]
Age restriction: All Ages :: $2 Minor Surcharge


Jake’s Leg has been in existence in the St. Louis area for 35 years now. Although different players have come and gone in the band, its musical spirit and intent has stayed intact.

It was started as a duo by guitarist and vocalist, Randy Furrer and Tim Fahy in the mid-1970’s. Lead guitarist, Dave Casper, joined soon after. Joe Trunko (bass and vocals) joined in 1990, and Bill Noltkamper (keyboards and vocals) joined in 1991. The newest member of the band is Ryan Wilhite on drums/percussion (joined in 2005).

Over the years, Jake’s Leg has played to thousands of people, cutting across age and lifestyle demographics. College kids have heard of them through word of mouth and live tapes that show up on Grateful Dead tape lists around the country. In addition, the bands name periodically pops up on the internet.

To say they copy the Dead would be a mistake. They tend to interpret the songs and try to put their own stamp on the music, spiritually and musically. For instance, Dave Casper’s lead solos pay homage to Jerry Garcia, but also Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana and Miles Davis. This hybrid of styles ends up working into the music, yet bears Casper’s style

Similar to the Dead’s approach, Jake’s Leg feeds off the energy of its audience, which is an integral part of the whole experience. This ongoing dialogue between the players in the band and their audience has been working for over 30 years, and shows no sign of slowing down as more and more people, both deadheads and non-deadheads, hear of the band. If people find this give and take between the band and its audience a bit bewildering, a quote from a Dead bumper sticker says it all.

MORE INFO

THE PAGEANT
6161 Delmar Blvd.St. Louis , MO 63112 314.726.6161 http://www.thepageant.com
  • Parking information: The Pageant has its own parking lots directly adjacent to the north and east sides of the building. These are free to the public. Additional free parking is available on the Metrolink's Delmar Station Park-n-Ride lot, which is directly across Rosedale Avenue from the north parking lot.
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