Pik'n Lik'n Play Hwy 61
Bluegrass band plays happy hour show at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves.
The bluegrass band Pik'n Lik'n played to a happy hour crowd at Highway 61 Roadhouse Friday night, from 5 - 8 p.m. The band has been rocking St. Louis area bars, restaurants and jam sessions for almost ten years, with a rotating cast of about 15 members from all over the county.
Band members who took the stage Friday night included Ed Belling on bass, Robin Lopate on guitar, Barb Soetebier on mandolin, harmonica and spoons, Brian Willis on banjo and Mike Barada on lap steel guitar. They played a range of traditional and modern bluegrass, with a smattering of classic rock from the Beatles to Pink Floyd.
Lik'n Pik'n traces its beginnings back to June 2001, at The Shanti in Soulard. Belling and Joe Credit, who was out of town for Friday's show, are the only two original members left in the band. The other 13 members joined gradually over the years and play shows as they can.
The band plays two or three times a week at least, Belling said. A few regular gigs include the Mezzanine Bistro at the Des Peres Schnucks (Ballas and Manchester Roads) every other Saturday from 3 - 7 p.m., an acoustic jam circle at Meramec Jack's in Valley Park on Monday nights, and a twice-a-month Saturday afternoon appearence at The Shanti in Soulard.
Upcoming shows at Highway 61 Roadhouse include: