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Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band
Collinsville, Illinois, native Al Holliday made quite the splash locally with his latest effort, 2013's Made It Through the Mill, Again -- so much so, in fact, that we named it one of the best releases of the year and dubbed Holliday one of the best singers in St. Louis. But superlatives aside, he and his crew, the East Side Rhythm Band, absolutely warrant your attention. Its members may only be in their twenties, but you wouldn't know it from the music, which has the depth and grit one might expect from seasoned veterans. Altogether, Al Holliday and Co. form one of the finest St. Louis revival bands this side of Pokey LaFarge -- and that's no small feat.