Lots of great things happening with the bands of STLBlues talent.
Joe Metzka just played the recent Rise Up festival. Joe, along with The Green McDonough band, also just played Blues at the Arch.
Monkh was just hired as guitar instructor for the School of Rock! This Friday, August 25th at 6pm Monkh And The People are playing TOCO Family Festival!!
Matt ‘The Rattlesnake’ Lesch recently played the Sunflower River Festival in Clarksdale Mississippi and enjoyed hanging out with Charlie Musselwhite. And then he was back to St Louis, playing The Lumiere Legends room at the National Blues Museum.
Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band are as busy as always, and are heading off to CO for a short tour.
Paul Niehaus IV and Blue lotus recordings are really driving the promotion of St Louis music, and especially the Soul Revue featuring Gene Jackson and Roland Johnson. Paul is one of the most talented sidemen around, and just backed up Lucky Peterson!
“An honor of the highest order to back up blues legend Lucky Peterson tonight in Keokuk, Iowa. A dream come true!”
Jeremiah Johnson band is back from a short tour including the Rollin on the River festival in Keokuk, Iowa where their gear was almost blown off the stage when the storm front hit unexpectedly. But they recovered quickly and the show went on. Did I mention, the JJB recently won two Independent Blues Awards for 2017 – Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD – Blues Heart Attack and Best Funk Song – Sun Shine Through!
C’mon back now, and we’ll keep the band news coming!
Post photo of Blues at the Arch by Carol Boss, find much more on her Facebook!