Meet the Blu Skies: Ambient Jam Rockers from Alton, Illinois


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Courtesy of Matt McGibany
What I like most about St. Louis...
Matt McGibany: Is that we have KDHX. Not every city is as fortunate to have such a supportive and diverse resource for musicians and music lovers.

I make music... To express myself. It's part of who I am and helps me find meaning.

I'm most inspired by... The moments in life that are so poignant that you carry the emotion with you for life.

The St. Louis music scene could use... Some industry attention.

The best post-show food in St. Louis is... Breakfast at Benton Park Cafe.

Five current artists worth listening to are... Wilco/Jeff Tweedy, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket/Jim James, Fleet Foxes, the Trophy Mules (they're locals).

The most difficult lesson I've learned while playing music is... Accepting that things don't always turn out the way I've planned. There are hang-ups with finances, equipment issues and band member turnover, but none of that matters in the end. If I am being creative, expressing myself and sharing honestly with the listener, then I consider that success.

For more info on the Blu Skies, check out its website, Facebook and Reverbnation.

The Blu Skies
Thursday, December 26, 7:30 p.m.
w/ Cree Rider Family Band, Great Isaac, Bottoms Up Blues Gang
@ Plush - $7

Previously from our Fill in the Blank series:
- Animal Teeth
- Popular Mechanics
- Brotherfather
- Bad Dates
- Beauty Pageant
- Little Big Bangs
- Everything Went Black
- Lions Eat Grass
- Kevin Harris
- Laika
- Heavy Horse
- Barely Free Partial Prisoners
- The Defeated County
- Lizzie Weber
- Kenshiro's
- B.E.L.L.A.
- Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship
- Humdrum
- The Blind Eyes

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