The Showcase

Reviews by NoteWorthy Music featuring local artists in and around the Ozarks and notable musicians across the country whose work we love.

Vinyl Kings

A Little Trip

By Dale McCurry

A Little Trip is the result of a chorus of talented, working musicians writing love songs to a first love.

Published May 20, 2021

Vinyl Kings "A Little Trip"

Tim Stafford

Tunes & Ballads

By Bambi Grinder

The stylistic perfection and superb pacing ... create an arching span of space and time, connecting us to our planet and to our heritage as human beings.

Published February 5, 2021

Tim Stafford | Tunes & Ballads | Cover art by Tuesdee Zoldy

Cover art by Tuesdee Zoldy

Buffalo Gals Band:

Melissa Carper and Rebecca Patek

Where the Heart Wants to Go

By Dale McCurry

Published December 18, 2020

Buffalo Gals Band | Where the Heart Wants to Go

Forest Sun

Stubborn Breathing Heart

By Bambi Grinder

Published December 11, 2020

Forest Sun | Stubborn Breathing Heart | Photo by Cheryl Alterman

Jayme Stone


By Bambi Grinder

Published September 18, 2020

Jayme Stone | Awake

Daniel Rodriguez

Sojourn of a Burning Sun

By Bambi Grinder

Published August 28, 2020

Sojourn of a Burning Sun album cover

Joe Dillstrom

Highways & Byways

By Bambi Grinder

Published August 21, 2020

Joe Dillstrom: Highways & Byways

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The Acoustic Shoppe

The Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, Missouri, serves musicians and students around the world, through online and in-person sales and instruction. Their teaching studio, The Academy, is a state-of-the-art music learning program that allows students to learn at their own pace with top teachers. The shop carries high-quality instruments at every price-point, all expertly set up and ready for you to play.

The Royal is an intimate space for music, refined bar food, upscale dive-bar drinks, and non-alcoholic options. We focus on music—live performances, vinyl, and curated playlists—60's Brit-pop, new wave classics, or Latin/world music. We specialize in listening room shows. Artists pour their life into their craft and deserve our attention. Swing by for a cocktail, snack, and conversation about music.

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