St. Louis Pronunciation Guide

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KEY: (correctly spelled name) = (pronounced - emphasized syllable is in ALL CAPS)


Local Bands, Artists, and Important Persons

  • Andy Ament = A as in hey
  • Big Mike Aguirre = uh GEAR ray (roll the r’s if you can)
  • Jacob Alspach = ALL spock
  • Auset = Aw-SETT (like faucet, but accent on 2nd sylb)
  • Erin Bode = Bow-Dee ("bow" as in a bow tie or a violin bow)
  • Brick House Slough = SLEW, sounds like true, blue, flew
  • Sean Canan = CAN-un (like 'cannon')
  • Austin Cebulski = suh BULL ski
  • Brian Curran = CUR-in (as ‘current’)
  • Mo Egiston = EDGE iss ton
  • Farshid Etniko = far-SHEED ET-nee-ko
  • Feohner (Gail, Sharon, & Fab Foehners)= FOE-ner (as ‘phone’)
  • Folk’n Bluesgrass = Folk-in BlueS Grass
  • Fred Gumear = gum + EAR, but connected as gu-MEAR
  • Jack Grelle = grell EE (grell as in "fell" - long E as in "Knee")
  • Tommy Halloran = HAL o ran (hal as 'valley')
  • Andy Heaslet = HAZE-let
  • Adam Hucke = HUCK-ee (as 'truck')
  • Adaron Jackson = uh-DARE-un
  • Ivas John = EYE vis
  • Bumblebee Bob Kamoske = ka-MOSS-ski
  • Javier Mendoza = ha-vee-AIR men-DOE-zuh
  • Ryan Koenig = KAY ning
  • Langen Neubacher = LANG-in NEW-bock-er
  • Marquise Knox = mar-KEECE Nox
  • Ethan Leinwand = LINE wand
  • Eric Lysaght = LIE set
  • Adam Maness Trio = MAN-ess (as in 'Man' and the letter S)
  • Kim Massie = MASS-ee (as ‘brassy’)
  • Rich McDonough Blues Band = Mc-DUH-Nuh
  • Eric McSpadden = Mc-SPAH-den (Spah as in ‘spastic’ or ‘bag’)
  • John Mondin = MAHN-den
  • Matt Murdick = MUR-dick
  • TJ Muller = MULL er (as in 'pull')
  • Ptah Williams = PEE-taw (as in ‘See Saw’)
  • Chris Ruest = ROO-ist
  • Neil Salsich = SAUL-sick
  • Leslie Sanazaro = San-uh-ZAIR-Oh
  • Scandaleros = scandal-AIR-O's
  • Rev. Sekou = REV SAY-coo (the "Rev." is like if you rev your car)
  • Serapis = sir-RAP-iss
  • Sine Nomine = SEE-nay NO-me-nay
  • Tim Schall = Shall (as in "we shall overcome")
  • Syna So Pro = SIGN-uh-SO-pro
  • Tasi = TAH-see
  • Denice Thimes = Times (silent H)
  • Valerie Tichacek = TICK-uh-check
  • Chris Voelker = VOLE-Ker (as ‘hole’/’her’)
  • David Wiatrolik Trio = why-TRALL-ick (trall as in ‘fall’)
  • Jake Weisman = WEIS man (as in 'Vise')

Venues

  • The Livery = LIVER ee (like the organ)
  • Castletown Geoghegan = GAY-gen (only 2 syllables)
  • Cafe Eau = Cafe O
  • Chaifetz Arena - SHAY-fetz
  • Erato Wine Bar = air-AH-toe
  • Espenshied Chapel = es-pen-SHEED
  • Evangeline's Bistro and Music House = ee van gel LEANS
  • El Leñador = El LANE ya-door
  • Llywelyn’s Pub - loo-EL-enz
  • Malley's = MAL-eez (mal as in 'gal' or 'hal')
  • Mangia Italiano = MAHN-ja
  • Stifel Theater = STEE-ful Theater
  • The Wildey Theatre = WILD ee
  • Jacoby Arts Center= ja CO bee

Underwriters

  • Pulitzer = PULL-it-zer (NOT ‘pew’ nor ‘poo’)
  • Schlafly Beer = SCHLA-flee (schla = as in ‘at’)

Locations/Roads

  • Alton = ALL-ton
  • Bellefountaine = bell FOUN ten
  • Bellerive = Bell-REEVE
  • Bopp = Bope (as ‘hope’)
  • Carondelet = cur-ON-duh-LET
  • Cervantes = sir VAN teez
  • Chouteau = SHOW toe
  • Creve Coeur = creev CORE
  • DeBaliviere = deh-BAHL uh-ver
  • DeMenil = deh-MEN-ill
  • Des Peres = duh-PAIR
  • Dorsett Rd. = DOOR-set
  • Duchesne = doo SHANE
  • Dutzow = DOOT-zow
  • Eichelberger - IKE-ull-burger
  • Florissant = FLOOR-iss-int
  • Goethe St. = GO-thhee (with a lisp)
  • Gravois = GRAV oy (as ‘have’/’boy’)
  • Heege Rd. = Higgy (as in ‘piggy’)
  • Huntleigh = HUNT-lee
  • Labadie = LAB-uh-dee
  • Laclede = luh-CLEED
  • Laumeier = LAU (rhymes with now) my-er
  • Lafayette = La-fee-YETT
  • Lindell = LIN-dull
  • Meremac = MAIR im-mack (as ‘hair’)
  • Piasa, IL = pie-uh-SAW
  • Pere Marquette = PAIR mar KETT
  • St. Louis = saynt LOO iss (not LOO ee)
  • Soulard = SOO lard
  • Spoede = SPAY dee
  • Tilles = TILL eez
  • Versailles, IL - vur-SALES
  • Weidman Road = WIDE men

Other Problematic Words

  • Celtic = KEL-tic (when referencing things Irish, and not the Basketball team)
  • Carmody = CAR muh-dee.

More ARTIST pronunciation guides:

http://tripleapronunciation.wikia.com/wiki/TripleAPronunciation_Wikia?action=edit&section=2

http://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/art_market/art_101_artist_name_pronunciation-5458

http://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/how_to_pronounce_artists_names_volume_2