A longtime St Louis and East Side band, The Arbogast Band, was booked for one night only at Schatze’s Bar & Grill in Belleville, IL on Saturday night, 1-29-11. I took a group of photos for a slide show to share with you. Many of you will recognize the drummer, Greg Bishop, from his time with Griffen. Greg is the one that has put together the amazing web page for The Metro St Louis Live Music Historical Society. There is a link to his page under “Other Useful Links” on my page. Go there and be totally amazed at all the information you will find there. It is also a continuing work in progress, so dig through those old boxes of band photos and help him out.
Souled Out band was playing Crehan’s Irish Pub for the first time in a couple of years, and I knew the place would be packed to welcome them back. Mark Huth (Soul Reunion Band, Smash Band) was playing in place of Len Bull for the night, and the horns were going crazy on some Stevie Wonder tunes. There were no empty seats in the place, and they were bringing in extra chairs from the banquet room. They were standing 3 deep at the bar, and it looked like everybody was having a great time.
See the slide show.