John Henry and the Engine ride that train into Cicero's this Saturday,1/21
This Saturday, January 21, one of our favorite local bands, John Henry and the Engine, steams back into town to show all the locals why the band deserves their attention.
On the cusp of a big momentum swing in 2012, John Henry has recently spent a lot of time in Nashville writing and recording new material for a record he hopes to release this year. Lately, he and the band have been hard at work practicing these new tunes in rehearsal for their headlining show on Saturday night at Cicero's.
For the last few years, the band has steadily been gaining a following in St. Louis, the Midwest and beyond. They have been at home and on the road opening slots for other bands like Lucero, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Cody Canada and The Departed, Reckless Kelly and artists like Langhorne Slim, Will Hoge and Charlie Robison. Plus, the band even opened for St. Louis rock 'n roll living legend, Chuck Berry, last year at the Duck Room.
Saturday night, friends of the group the John D. Hale Band and The Clones - both hailing from Nashville - open the show. For the evening these bands will mix of rock, soul, country and folk into one pot and mix generously into an enjoyable musical brew that will have you smiling and calling the bartender for another round.
We encourage you to come out to support these local musicians and their musical cohorts as they make a bigger name for themselves. While currently an unsigned commodity right now, John Henry and the Engine could see their independent status change very soon.
There could be a time in a couple of years when you'll brag to your friends that you saw these guys in a small club with 150 other people. If you like a little soul with your rock 'n roll then come on out and support the boys.
Cicero's is located at 6691 Delmar in the University City Loop. Plug that into your phone or GPS and we'll see you there.