My role is easy... showcasing the richness of a great American Art form - the Blues - from one of the worlds finest Blues cities, St. Louis, MO.
2000: Founded STLBlues.net
2001: Began band bookings & artist development efforts
2007: Launched the Live Music Calendar, with thousands of daily visits
2008: Received the 'Keeping The Blues Alive' Award' from the Memphis based Blues Foundation
2009: Created the Live Music Guide
2010: Helped launch Bluesweek fest
2010: Co-founded the
National Blues Museum along with co-founder Mike Kociela, and the real work began
2016: Celebrated the
National Blues Museum grand opening as part of the inaugural NBM leadership team
I'm all in when it comes to the Blues, passionately dedicated to STLBlues live music, music promotion and publicity pursuits by night, and the National Blues Museum by day. It's my OCD, and I embrace it :-)
began as a hobby, and has since grown into an innovative
music promotion & publicity company, based in St. Louis, with
band, venue and advertising connections around the
world, and thousands of daily visitors. The entire STLBlues Street Team is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of this genre we all love.
our Live Music Calendar!
"STLBlues is wonderfully simple and easy to use. I give it a "4 Thumbs Up!" Also, don't let the "Blues" wording
fool you, STLBlues lists ALL types of music from bluegrass to rock to zydeco. This site deserves to grow like wildfire!"
-- The Highlands Brewing Company
"Thanks STLBlues, you are a jewel...
this is the biggest crowd we have ever had!!"
-- Delta Frank Black, WGLT Blues DJ
"It's so easy to use and I love having control over the calendar,
with last minute gig changes it's awesome!!"
-- Thanks! BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups
“Hey, Dave! THANK YOU for providing such wonderful tools!”
-- Liz Lottmann
President, Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas
Co-Owner, Ginnin’ Cotton Records
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Long time resident of the right-side of the Mighty
Mississippi, East Side Slim is an aficionado of all
forms of music branching from the Great Mother Tree
of blues. After many years spent in a seemingly endless
quest for music of the soul (and the occasional top-flight
barley pop), this quest was sated upon sinking deep,
deep roots into the ground surrounding ol' Saint Lou.
When not working, enjoying family and friends or pursuing
musical enlightenment, East Side Slim also enjoys
scuttlebuttin', concocting Tang-based beverages, hunting
for that elusive perfect bowling shirt, and turning
YOU on to great music via his reviews on www.stlblues.net.
"Really enjoyed your write up on the CD. In my experience it's rare that a reviewer listens as intently as you"
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Kim 'Fest Junkie' Welsh
from the Crescent City... New Orleans! I live for the
next festival or live music event. My passions are photography
and music and they go together like red beans and rice.
I live near New Orleans, so I am fortunate to have access
to one of our great cities for music.
I enjoy cultural
events such as second line parades, jazz funerals (We
put the FUN in FUNeral!), Mardi Gras Indians, and rhythms
of all genres, but preferably BLUES!
I cut my teeth
on the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Led
Zeppelin. I love Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Hiatt, Buddy
Guy, Sonny Landreth, John Mooney, and all Delta blues.
I look forward to keeping you abreast of events in the
Southeast of our great country. May all of your blues
be on the radio... or LIVE if you seek it out!
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Jim Von Tellrop
From Dave Beardsley - "Jim
has been a 'Deep Blues' mentor long before we began STLBlues in 2000, and is our Left Coast contact.
Before he was was a STLBlues Street Teamer, he was my largest sparring partner at 6'4", as we went from white to black belts together in the Bushido system of karate. Packs a strong reverse punch, and plays a mean harp, too! He's one of the
reasons STLBlues exists."
you're a band or event and call the west coast home,
make sure you contact Big Jim!
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I live in one of the finest music cities in the world, St. Louis, MO!
I'm a self-proclaimed live music junkie, and proud of it! Love my rock and roll, blues, and when it involves motorcycles in any way, I'm almost in heaven.
I enjoy being a DJ on several local shows, and using my radio shows to help create awareness of local artists, events, and the National Blues Museum in development here in St. Louis! I also love to play guitar.
I grew up a big fan of music....my dad made guitars, made Chuck Berry a guitar, and it wasn't uncommon to have Chuck Berry to the house for a jam session! He also made guitars for all his kids! My music influences growing up included the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Herb Alpert and the Tijiuana Brass, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. Did I mention the Beatles :-).
I work with many of the best live music venues of St. Louis, and really enjoy booking the musicians and helping keep live music going strong. I'm a social media maven, and you'll see me posting ....SQUIRREL.... from the coolest shows in town.
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Charlie "Three Rivers" Pool
I came to the St Louis area in 1980, and have been playing traditional old time music on the fiddle. I had classical violin training through high school. After I graduated (in 1966 from Quincy High School) I switched to rock and country fiddle.
Most of the blues tunes I do are old county and pre-1940s early blues. When I can sit in with a band then I'll play blues in whatever style the band is playing, so I can swing, jam, or rock out when amped up.
I currently play the acoustic fiddle for occasional party gigs as the Bates Street Folk and Blues Band with Charlie Haller (singing, guitar, banjo). Dave Werner (bass), Dave Hagerty (guitar), and John Winn (guitar or banjo) are itenerate FSFB band members on call.
I also occasionally perform Celtic, Folk, Oldtime, Ragtime and Blues as a friend of Nancy Lippencott (singer, guitar, mandolin, Irish tenor banjo, hammer-dulcimer) & Friends. l keep the Open Mic and Jam Session pagecurrent here at STLBlues!
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