The Bottoms Up Blues Gang is St. Louis' Acoustic Blues Trio featuring vocalist Kari Liston, guitarist Jeremy Segel-Moss and Adam Andrews on harmonica. The BUBG play a unique blend of originals and covers in the styles of Delta Blues, R & B, Soul, Jazz, and Blues influenced Rock & Roll.
the last five years The Bottoms Up Blues Gang has averaged 275 shows
a year, released 3 albums, been awarded the People’s Choice
Award for Acoustic Blues at the 2006 St. Louis Music Awards, and
shared a bill with Chuck Berry, Robert Earl Keen, Bennie Smith,
Debbie Davies, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Mofro, Parliament Funkadelic,
as well as a host of St. Louis talent.
BUBG play with an ever-changing line up when performing in St. Louis.
On any given night the band might include a stand up bass player,
additional guitar or harmonica, a piano…even an electric Kazoo!
And if The BUBG isn’t playing at one of their own gigs, there’s
a good chance they’ll be out jammin’ with fellow St.
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St. Louis' Bottoms Up Blues Gang balance standards like "Mystery Train, "Ain't Nobody's Business," and "Just A Little Bit" with their own songs - a jaunty "Meet Me Out Back," the wobbly but true-to-life "First Time Blues."
Adam Andrews' busy harmonica and Jeremy Segel-Moss' lightly amplified guitar provide the foundation for the vocals of Kari Liston, whose pinched delivery gives her a vintage sound that suits the Gang's approach on their debut CD 'South Broadway Blues'.
-- Blues Revue
"This local Blues trio, with Kari Liston’s commanding vocals, remind me a bit of an early Michelle Shocked or a youngish Bonnie Raitt. She is able to go from nasty to gutsy to melancholy with great ease. I could possibly marry this woman on those strengths alone! No, we have never actually met.
Adam Andrews plays harmonica. He does this very well. The rapport between him and Kari on these tunes is truly enjoyable. Very clean licks blending into the fills, he is the perfect balance to Ms. Kari's voice. Very steady, not walking on any vocals, he comes on with strong refreshing solos. He could be on the side of some berm road waiting on a ride or walking home in the rain. His reeds seem to echo the soul of the situation.
Segel-Moss is the guitar vehicle that makes this blues cruise possible.
Providing the platform for Ms. Kari and Adam, he does well playing
his lead off both harp and vocals. With equal skill, whether it
is a traditional Delta tune or some gutsy Urban blues, he keeps
the band moving forward. At times when it seems the sound is being
dominated by vocals and harp, you realize "Wow, that guitar
was in the mix and WORKING all the time!" -- Jim Von Tellrop :: STLBlues
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