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Arch City Radio Hour

  • Hosted by Nick Garcia

Arch City Radio Hour is a program about music artists, bands, and events in the St. Louis region. Host Nick Garcia — of — highlights notable St. Louis musicians and songs. The show also features in-depth interviews and live performances. Past episodes of Arch City Radio Hour can be heard here on our site. Playlists and additional information from each episode are also detailed below. The show is not currently airing on any of our broadcast channels.

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Cree Rider Family Band

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Ransom Note 

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Sleepy Kitty

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 Kim Massie and Peter Martin in Concert

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Nick Garcia talks to Kiersten Rose (piano, vocals) and Brian Vacarro (guitar) of the band Adonis Blue, whose first album, Bloom, comes out November 23rd.  The band, which also features Mark Wallace (bass) and Kyle Honeycutt (drums), mixes jazz and pop with a light feel.

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Dennis Owsley and St. Louis Jazz History

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Bryan and Lola

Nick Garcia talks to Bryan Toben and Lola Hennicke, known as the musical duo Bryan and Lola.  They'll talk about their quiet, informal beginnings and how they came to their mix of rock, pop and jazz, inspirations for music and their songwriting process.  Before they head back to teaching music, they'll show us a little of their musical abilities with some original tunes.

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Kentucky Knife Fight - Interview and Acoustic Set

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Brothers Lazaroff:  "Hope Fear Youth" Block Party Interview and Performance

Arch City Radio Hour: Ian Fisher and the Present, Tef Poe and Following The Water

Sep 3, 2013
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Ian Fisher and The Present

Nick Garcia talks about stories from the road with Missouri native Ian Fisher.  We'll also hear Fisher perform a few songs as well.

Tef Poe Revisited

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Bob Reuter was a man who lived by no rules, a man who called it like he saw it. He was a beloved St. Louis musician, writer, photographer, radio personality, and friend who was taken from us in a freak accident on August 3rd, 2013.  

 Jordan KylieAcoustic singer/songwriter Jordan Kylie talks about her style of music and the literary influences on her music.  She also performs a few songs as well.

Boxing Clever

This Arch City Radio Hour is dedicated to the Whiskey War Festival, a grass roots music festival in St. Charles that bridges the musical gap between the City and the County.  We'll talk to the founders of the festival the Maness Brothers, and to country artist Jack Grelle.  We'll also hear from a couple of the bands slated for the festival on Saturday June 29th, 2013 at VFW Post 2866 in Saint Charles.

The Maness Brothers

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Miss Jubilee

St. Louis Public Radio's Erin Williams talks to Dan Conner and Valerie Kirchoff of the jump blues / retro swing band Miss Jubilee.  They tell Erin about how the band first started as a passionate hobby and has now turned into a successful full-time band.  We'll also hear "I Found A New Baby" and "Some of These Days" from their self-titled album.

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Arch City Radio presents a live exclusive concert with Pokey LaFarge and his band.

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Arch City Radio Hour 010

Interview and performance with guitarist / vocalist / songwriter Tommy Halloran (accompanied by Alyssa Avery).

Songs performed:

"Gardenias For Rita"

"When I Take My Sugar To Tea"