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In the late 1920s thru 30s, the most popular instrumentation for recorded blues was piano and guitar. For a decade this was top selling stuff, and thousands upon thousands of records were made. Today, this tradition, which was deeply embedded in St. Louis blues, has all but been forgotten. The Bottlesnakes, a St. Louis-based piano/guitar duo, are proud to draw on this tradition. Their repertoire consists of originals, low-down blues, raucous stomps, boogies, and ragged good-time hokum. In their high energy performances, The Bottlesnakes work to discover and rediscover the endless possibilities of rhythmic and melodic interplay between the piano and guitar. The Bottle Snakes are Nick Pence (guitar) and Ethan Leinwand Piano.