The founders of St. Louis group Letter to Memphis certainly know a good thing when they see it -- or hear it.
"The Sheldon," Gene Starks says with more than a little reverence in his voice. "That room is its own instrument."
"It's a very special room," adds Devon Cahill, almost whispering.
The esteem in which Starks, Letter to Memphis' guitarist, and Cahill, the group's vocalist, hold the Sheldon Concert Hall is warranted; after all, many have called the Grand Center venue "the Carnegie Hall of the Midwest," thanks to the room's perfect acoustics. That's why the indie-folk duo knows that debuting their album Phases there will be one of the most memorable performances of their lives.More »