Salus populi suprema lex esto
Nathaniel Rateliff (& The Night Sweats)
Nathaniel David Rateliff was born in St. Louis.
The Hooten Hallers
They win the award of best band name on the list.
Reggie and The Full Effect
Over ten years after it came out: still one of the most tragic music videos out there.
Story of the Year
A couple of these Missouri natives spun off and formed another KC band: Greek Fire. Also of note: This album, Wolves, was crowd funded in three days in 2017.
Nelly is the most recognizable member of St. Lunatics, which also features Murphy Lee, Ali, Kyjuan, and City Spud.
AKA Howard Bailey Jr. High School Throwback for me.
The Grisly Hand
Weirdly, these guys don’t have a Wiki page yet.
“… did you know when you go it’s the perfect ending to the bad day I was just beginning…”
Middle school throwback.
AKA Aaron Dontez Yates. Co-founder of Strange Music record label. Honestly, Tech N9ne is like the uncrowned king of the collab; he works with so many varied, awesome artists.
Taylor Momsen (of The Pretty Reckless)
Now, TPR is actually based out of NY, but lead singer Momsen was born in Missouri. So this counts.
An icon. Who on this list, doesn’t owe a little something to Chuck Berry?
The Bottle Rockets
An Epic, No Less
Christian band, as you can probably tell from the lyrics. Thought I’d end this playlist on an uplifting note!
Puddle Of Mudd
Special Thanks to Johnny Cash‘s Missouri Waltz for the lyrics used in the title