My role is easy - showcasing the richness of one of the finest Blues cities, St. Louis, MO.
2003: Founded STLBlues.net
2004-Present: Began booking bands & artist development
2007: Invented the Live Music Calendar, with thousand of daily visits
2008: Received the 'Keeping The Blues Alive' Award - Internet' from the Blues Foundation
2009: Created the Live Music Guide
2010: Helped launch Bluesweek fest
2010: Co-founded the
National Blues Museum
2011: Manager of the Jeremiah Johnson Band
Currently I'm involved in all aspects of music production, promotion and publicity.
I created STLBlues for one reason...to honor the culture and deep heritage of Saint Louis Blues music. What started as a hobby has grown into an innovative
music promotion 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
Visit me on Facebook
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!
Visit Kimbeaux on Facebook
Jim Von Tellrop
has been a STLBlues contributor since 2000, covering
the West Coast, and is our Left Coast contact. If
you're a band or event and call the west coast home,
make sure you contact Big Jim for the best in STLBlues
A influence and mentor to STLBlues, he's one of the
reasons STLBlues exists. Find Big Jim on Facebook here
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"
Visit Slim on his Facebook
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.
I keep the Open Mic and Jam Session page current here at STLBlues!