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Collette Andrea

Collette Andrea

            Collette Andrea Background Info Collette Andrea, who was born Collette Falk, in small town Ontario, has been honing her creative talents since the age of 12. She began with the bass guitar, but due to the need of a guitarist in her first band she put down the four […]

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Beau Shelby

Beau Shelby

                    Beau Shelby Background Info Beau Shelby was born Richard Reynell Shelby in 1962 and began to teach himself drums at age 8 and guitar at age 11. Formed his first band , JABON ,in 1977 and continued to learn from live professional concert performances and […]

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The Cracks

The Cracks

            The Cracks Background Info Australia’s answer to halcyon indie rock The Crack’s devised their namesake in reflection of the writings of Carlos Castaneda, who explains reality by ‘looking through the cracks’. The four piece who originate from our very own of Sydney Australia, summon dirty blues rock and roll […]

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Well Hung Heart

Well Hung Heart

            Well Hung Heart Background Info I wasn’t able to find a whole lot of official info on the band, so what I am about to provide to you may be changed at some point.  Well Hung Heart, founded in 2011, is made up of Greta Valenti and Robin Davey. […]

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Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival June 13th                       Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers Background Info “We’re pretty much doing a variety of music spanning hot jazz and rhythm & blues from the ’20s to the ’50s. It’s mostly covers, a lot of obscure songs […]

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Ryan Spearman Band

Ryan Spearman Band

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 11th             Ryan Spearman Band Background Info Ryan Spearman is a multi-instrumentalist with impressive skills on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and harmonica. His repertoire features folk, country blues, honky tonk, old time, early jazz, and distinct original songs that tend to magically combine […]

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Marquise Knox

Marquise Knox

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival May 30th             The following is taken from marquiseknox.com “Marquise Knox was born in 1991 in St. Louis while his mother was visiting family. They returned to Granada, Mississippi, but moved to St. Louis for good a couple of years later. Marquise still resides in […]

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Vince Martin

Vince Martin

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival June 6th             The following is taken from vince-martin.com Vince Martin, one of the finest world-traveld Vocalist/Guitarist and Entertainers in the business.  St. Louis’ best-kept secret has the vocal characterisics of George Benson, Al Jarreau, and Elvis Presley and the instrumental prowess of Eric Clapton, […]

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Teresa Jenee

Teresa Jenee

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 18th             Teresa Jenee Background Info In just 3 short years, Teresa Jenee has shared the stage with such big-named soul and R&B artists including Eric Roberson, Anthony David, and even Solange Knowles. She’s rocked stages in St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, North Carolina, and on campuses […]

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Hamiet Bluiett

Hamiet Bluiett

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival June 27th             Hamiet Bluiett Background Info Hamiet Bluiett was born in Brooklyn, Illinois just borth of East St. Louis (also known as Lovejoy), an African American village which had been founded as a free black community in the 1840s.  He was first taught music […]

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