June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Husband Material – Piano, guitar, percussion
We play new and old tunes from boogie-woogie through the blues, traveling musically along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Saint Louis to Saint Paul.
Michael Deppe began to play music in earnest after quitting 2nd grade piano lessons. Since then, he has participated in a wide variety of musical experiences, playing piano for fun and bass and guitar in several different groups and styles. He worked as a luthier early on, and made a mid-career switch to teaching third graders, which he does when he is not thinking about composing new songs.
Kurt Koefod’s musical world took shape at the tender age of 9 when he bought his first record–The Supremes “My world is empty without you, babe”–and he fashioned a drum kit out of Folgers’s coffee cans and Lincoln logs to play along. He eventually advanced to oyster-stripe Ludwigs in a nod to Ringo. He went on performing hiatus for several decades until Eugene moved in next door.
Eugene Monnig is the grandson of a Saint Louis piano man who enlivened every house party with stride piano jazz. Eugene went wrong early and took up the guitar, but his native musical language is rhythm and blues. He founded Saint Paul’s Cadenza Music in 1974 and sold the business to a new generation in 2019.