Chuck Berry and T-Bone Walker inherited a lot of their showmanship from early blues artists like Charlie Patton, famous for spinning his guitar mid song. And, of course, Wentzville is right up highway 61 from Clarksdale, so the Mississippi is a big part of Chuck Berry's music. Here's Patton.
Someone kindly put my favorite Chuck Berry Mississippi River song on YouTube. Here's "Oh Louisiana." (Slow start, but good sound.)