Sean Canan has played in Falling Fences and Bockman for most of his musical career, but a few years ago he started a weekly gig that has evolved into the most epic of tribute projects. Every Wednesday night at the Broadway Oyster Bar in downtown St. Louis, Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players dive into the catalog of a well known artist.
They’ve covered Bob Dylan, Phish, The Band, Simon and Garfunkel, Jimi Hendrix, and lots, lots more. Each week, Sean puts together a different band consisting of musicians that are seasoned in the particular genre at-hand.
In this episode, we talk to Sean about his Voodoo Players project, and his experiences as a musician in St. Louis in general.
We also discuss contemporary soul music with DJ and radio promoter Chris Sanley, and hear a new cut from pop band Whoa Thunder.
11/11 - Off Broadway - Pretty Little Empire w/ Town Cars and Desire Lines
11/14 - Duck Room - Robyn Hitchcock w/ Tristen
11/15 - Off Broadway - Twangfest Presents: Learning to Fly, A Tribute to Tom Petty feat. The Sleepy Rubies, Shooting With Annie, The Lettuce Heads, Brothers Lazaroff, Petty Cash Junction, Town Cars, Karate Bikini, Whoa Thunder, Essential Knots, Beth Bombara, Stacey Winter, Adam Reichmann, Grace Basement, John Henry
11/22 - Foam - The Potomac Accord, Karate Bikini, Eric Hall
11/22 - Off Broadway - Bruiser Queen releases “Heavy High”
11/24 - Off Broadway - Ha Ha Tonka Annual Black Friday show
11/25 - Delmar Hall - The Last Waltz St. Louis featuring Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players
12/2 - Delmar Hall - Julien Baker
12/6 - Off Broadway - The Dream Syndicate w/ Elephant Stone
A collection of songs by bands referenced in the episode, including The Band, Algiers, Whoa Thunder, Leon Bridges, Falling Fences, and more.
A collection of delightful live performance videos from Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players, Whoa Thunder, Algiers, and more.
Watch on YouTube
Sean Canan's Voodoo Players Archive
Excerpt from St. Louis Post-Dispatch Review of The Band's 1994 show at Union Station
Meet KDHX's newest DJ, Chris Sanley, host of "The Future is Now" (St. Louis Magazine)
- Music: Whoa Thunder and Stacey Winter
- Graphics: Karl Eggers