Join us Saturday September 5th for Ex’Treme Institute’s FREE music recording education programming at the Big Muddy Blues Festival! We have guests like Fruteland Jackson, Sharon & Doug Foehner, and the St. Louis Legacy Ensemble!
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
800 North 3rd St.
- 2:00pm – Fruteland Jackson
- 3:30pm – Sharon & Doug Foehner
- 5:00pm – St. Louis Legacy Ensemble
Electro-Fi recording artist Fruteland Jackson is a History Maker. He is an author, storyteller and oral historian. Fruteland grew up on Chicago’s West side and is a three time Blues Music Award Nominee and a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive award. Fruteland performs Americana; acoustic blues, folk traditional and singer-songwriter styles around the world and has created the award winning “All About the Blues Series” for Blues in the School Programs. As an oral historian, he has taken his extensive knowledge of Blues history to schools, colleges and universities across the US . Fruteland is the creator of the award winning “All About The Blues”™ series Blues in the Schools programs where he currently presents to some 50,000 students annually, in the classroom. He has received awards and acclaim across the country for his research, innovation, curriculum and presentation of the history about the people and music that make up the blues. www.fruteland.com
LOUIS LEGACY ENSEMBLE
The St. Louis Legacy Ensemble is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which partners professional musicians with dedicated music students in performances, rehearsals and masterclasses. The ensemble seeks to proliferate the long and rich tradition of music in St. Louis and honors the legendary musicians in our history. Legacy Ensemble programs music by the likes of Miles Davis, Ike and Tina Turner, Oliver Sain, Chuck Berry, and others. The ensemble consists of guitarists, percussionists, a horn section, and vocalists who range in experience from intermediate students to seasoned professionals.
SHARON & DOUG FOEHNER
Sharon & Doug Foehner have been deeply involved in the St. Louis music scene for over 25 years. Sharon has performed on bass and guitar with such artists as Bennie Smith, James Crutchfield and Rich McDonough. Doug is one of St. Louis premiere slide guitar players and is also well versed in the history of blues and St. Louis music. Their presentation will focus on the story of Bessie Smith through presentation and performance.