Can’t knock the Hustle

By Michael Higgins

Originally from Crystal City, MO, Torrey and his band have played throughout the Festus and Jefferson County area. But it wasn’t until their jaw-dropping debut at the 2017 Big Muddy, that the river city really took notice. Casey and his Southside Hustle have hit the local music scene with force. In fact, many folks have been asking, “Who the heck are these guys?”

Learn just who they are, right here.

Odds Lane latest!

From Doug at Odds Lane –  ‘We are thrilled to announce our new album is currently being mixed by Grammy Awards winning producer and all around musical genius David ‘Z’ Rivkin from Minneapolis and currently residing in Los Angeles. He is most well known for his long-standing work with Prince, but has also contributed to award winning albums by Etta James, Billy Idol, BoDeans, Buddy Guy and Neneh Cherry. We are excited to be once again be working with David and can’t wait to have the David Z magic touch on an album that was already filled with great performances captured by Mike Zito at MARZ Studio in Texas. Mike also will appear on several tracks of the album. More details to come on the eventual release date later this year.

Blues News


Al Holliday at the Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX on Oct 22

JJB – off to Ontario – Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival 2017

Joe Metzka is in the studio, working on a new recording

John Mcvey is Houston-bound to be a part of the 27th Annual Blues For Food Festival and celebration

KD Allen and The Sliders have a show tomorrow @ Hawg Pit Barbecue Barn, Inc in Grafton, IL

Kingdom Brothers just opened a Facebook fan page

Odds Lane – “We hit the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series St.Louis Rock N Roll Marathon And 1/2 Marathon then Kirkwood Station Brewing Company as we’re stoked to be included in this years St. Louis Blues Society’s Road to Memphis”. This is where they’ll choose the STL band to advance to the International Blues Challenge.‬

Paul Bonn & the Bluesmen Live at KDHX 9/01/2017

Monkh And The People
Saturday we will be at Missouri Prairie Festival 2017 with many great bands and workshops speaking on environmental issues and development in the St.Louis area. It is an honor to perform at events like these and is the exact reason why M&TP does what we do.

Join The Green McDonough Band TODAY at COLOR FEST at Blue Sky Vineyards. Music from 4:30 – 7:30pm.

Big Mike Aguirre is a part of the Road to Memphis Blues challenge, happens tomorrow!

From the ever creative Paul Niehaus IV & Blue Lotus – Tribute to Sam and Dave & The Temptations. featuring Roland Johnson and Gene Jackson


Big Muddy 2017

This years Big Muddy promises to be a great one! The hard effort of Jeremy Segel-Moss is really paying off! You’ll see many of the STLBluesTALENT bands performing, count on that!!

Here’s what RFT writer Quinn Wilson had to say – “Clear your Labor Day weekend for eighteen hours of local blues music at Laclede’s Landing: the Big Muddy Blues Fest is coming back with a bang. This will be the event’s 22nd year, and the second in a row to feature an entirely local lineup — making it the largest regional blues music event to do so.”

Read his entire article right here!

The Big Muddy Blues Festival provides a platform for our world-class musicians representing a wide range of blues music including, Delta, Country, R & B, Soul, Rock, and more. Big Muddy is the region’s largest Blues music event featuring a 100% local line up of over 50 bands and musicians. Look for the National Blues Museum booth on Second St., near the main stage, and tell them STLBlues sent you!

The festival takes place along the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, while boasting the Big Muddy (Mississippi River) itself along with the Gateway Arch as the backdrops for the weekend. Music will be showcased on 3 stages, 3 indoor clubs, and two events at the National Blues Museum featuring tributes to Albert King on Sept. 2nd, and Tommy Bankhead on Sept. 3rd. Both shows are 12:30PM to 2:30PM, hope to see you there!