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Elliott Ranney

  Elliott Ranney Background Info “Elliott Ranney is a singer/songwriter, composing jazz influenced music. Ranney performs at wineries, coffee houses and concert events in the Missouri-Illinois region. He is often joined by his talented wife, Ellen Claire-vocals and close friend, Pat Rodriguez – Latin percussion. Elliott and Pat co-founded their duo, Panacea in 1981 after […]

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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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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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Air National Guard Band of the Central States

Air National Guard Band of the Central States

Playing the Whitaker Music Festival July 4th Air National Guard Band of the Central States Background Info We are the Air National Guard Band of the Central States, one of the 11 bands in the Air National Guard. For more than 50 years, the Air National Guard Band of the Central States has performed across the country […]

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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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Cotton Jones

Cotton Jones

        Cotton Jones Background Info The music of Cotton Jones speaks of transition: the passage from one form, state of mind, style or place to another. Songs become doorways to the past, or windows that open on some unnamed future, where innocence can still exist and perfection is thrown to the wind. […]

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The Invisible

The Invisible

              The Rundown:  The Invisible are a Rock/Experimental Rock band from London, England.  Formed in 2006 as a solo project by Dave Okumu, the project quickly turned into a band that included Dave, and his friends Tom Herbert and Leo Taylor.  The Invisible has released 5 singles and one […]

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No Island

No Island

 Visitor Submitted                 The Rundown:  A five-piece rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, No Island is a brilliant mix of Classic Rock and Jazz.  No Island is made up of Keith Sinclair (lead vocals, guitar), James Wilfred Martin (saxophone), Andy Rice (keyboards, vocals), Sara Lauridsen (bass), and […]

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