BMI Announces First-Ever Lineup At LouFest 2013

Posted in News on July 16, 2013

Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce the performers at the first-ever BMI stage at the 2013 LouFest Music Festival September 7-8, 2013, in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. The fourth annual LouFest will feature more than 30 local, regional and national acts, ranging from funk and indie-rock to alt-country and soul.

The BMI performers in order of appearance are:

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“The songwriters playing the BMI stage at LouFest are some of the best to be breaking new ground,” said BMI Executive Director Mark Mason. “They’ve earned their place by gaining a following and becoming the writers/performers to watch in the region.”

BMI’s involvement in LouFest is part of our commitment to support emerging talent. In addition to great music, this two-day event also includes a vibrant art market, an environmentally friendly vendor area and a food court featuring exceptional restaurants from St. Louis neighborhoods. More information is available at

About the BMI performers:

Kentucky Knife Fight

Twice named “Best Rock Band” by the Riverfront Times, Kentucky Knife Fight creates back stories that evoke images of smoky bars and desperate people doing desperate things in places they shouldn’t be.


Songs like “No Use” and “Hard Times” dig deep into the sounds of southern soul, where gang vocals carry the songs into a genre of their own.

Space Capone

Space Capone’s influence thrives off late ’70s funk/soul/R&B with a fresh and modern twist.

Desert Noises

Desert Noises is Kyle Henderson, Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer, and Brennan Allen, four adventurers from Utah Valley, Utah, who make music for shouting into canyons, jumping into rivers, and getting married to the wide-open road. With a strong maturity in their songwriting, they conjure the majesty of the American pastoral landscape with strains of blues and Americana, and a ferocious delivery that elicits a powerful transcendence into psychedelic rock.

Wild Belle

SxSW 2012 breakout stars Wild Belle’s music has a retro, psychedelic-pop feel with hints of jazz, reggae and R&B. The duo just released their debut album titled Isles on Columbia Records showcasing their modern take on breezy pop island rhythms and soulful grooves. Wild Belle also exploded the BMI stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last year.

The Lonely Biscuits

The Lonely Biscuits have created a unique and chilled out sound that has appealed to a wide array of people. As they say on their website: “We Make Phunky Phresh Music.”

Andrea Davidson

Davidson’s sound crosses the line between the arresting vocals of Patty Griffin and the funky and sensual musical backdrop of Bill Withers. Her songs are passionate, honest and hopeful.

Tef Poe

Through his unwavering integrity, genuine rhymes and expansive delivery, Tef Poe has masterfully commanded large crowds, opening for Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli and Big Boi. His hits have garnered radio play in multiple markets.

Wild Cub

Formed in early 2012 by songwriter-composer Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock, BMI showcase veteran Wild Cub’s debut LP Youth was released last August in the U.S. The album presents the now five-piece band’s dexterity in seamless transitions between infectious electro-pop, tropical rhythms and quiet washes of cinematic reflection. The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy deemed Wild Cub one of “12 Acts to Watch” at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon.

Brick + Mortar

Brick + Mortar is an indie rock drum and bass duo founded in Toms River, New Jersey, in March 2008. The duo consists of frontman Brandon Asraf (bass guitar, vocals) and John Tacon (drums, electronic samples, vocals), who have received a notable amount of regional success. They now partner with independent label Anchor & Hope Music.