Eight O’Five Jive is coming to St. Louis to perform at 10:00 p.m. Friday, April 14 at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups.
Formed in 2013 by spouses Lee Shropshire (vocals) and Andy Scheinman (guitar), they won the Nashville Industry Music Award (NIMA) for ‘Best Live Blues Performers’ in 2014 and 2015, and also were the Nashville winners for the International Blues Challenge in 2016 and again this year.
The group (pictured), which also includes bassist Bill Bois, drummer Duane Spencer, and saxophonist Patrick Mosser, released their second album Swing Set in January.
While their debut recording Too Many Men featured versions of jump blues numbers made famous by the likes of Little Esther Phillips, Big Jay McNeely, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Liggins, Big Maybelle, and others, their latest has just one cover, a "creative re-imagining" of Rudy Green's "My Mumblin' Baby," and ten original songs, inspired by the sounds of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. “Our material covers music from a time in American history when blues, jazz, doo-wop, swing, big band and various other styles got mixed up into one big pot before it became rock ‘n’ roll,” said Scheinman in a news release.
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