Bottoms Up Blues Gang
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang is St. Louis' Acoustic Blues Trio featuring vocalist Kari Liston, guitarist Jeremy Segel-Moss and Adam Andrews on harmonica. The BUBG play a unique blend of originals and covers in the styles of Delta Blues, R & B, Soul, Jazz, and Blues influenced Rock & Roll.
In the last five years The Bottoms Up Blues Gang has averaged 275 shows a year, released 3 albums, been awarded the People’s Choice Award for Acoustic Blues at the 2006 St. Louis Music Awards, and shared a bill with Chuck Berry, Robert Earl Keen, Bennie Smith, Debbie Davies, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Mofro, Parliament Funkadelic, as well as a host of St. Louis talent.
For a trio, The Bottoms Up Blues Gang has a big sound. Kari’s powerfully sultry voice rings with soul intention. Adam’s tone and sometimes-ferocious feeling compliments Kari’s vintage sound and stands out as a voice all his own. All the while Jeremy holds down the groove – covering bass lines and melody on his acoustic guitar.
The BUBG play with an ever-changing line up when performing in St. Louis. On any given night the band might include a stand up bass player, additional guitar or harmonica, a piano…even an electric Kazoo! And if The BUBG isn’t playing at one of their own gigs, there’s a good chance they’ll be out jammin’ with fellow St. Louis musicians.
During the last year the Bottoms Up Blues Gang has performed in many of the area's top venues, including the B.B.'s Jazz, Blues & Soups, the Broadway Oyster Bar, Blueberry Hill, the Venice Cafe, Pop's Blue Moon, Riddles Cafe, Mangia Italiano and many more. They were also featured at the 2002 Big Muddy Blues Festival and the 2002 Buck Dance Blues Festival. The BUBG have also performed with some of St. Louis' finest musicians, such as Bennie Smith and the Urban Express, Brian Curran, Mojo Syndrome, the Soulard Blues Band, Marsville, and Kim Massie.
The Bottoms Up Blues Gang is especially conscious about the importance of continuing the tradition of St. Louis music while trying to define a unique style of their own. Some of the musicians who frequent the BUBG stage include Adam Andrews, John Erblich, Matt Murdick, Eric McSpadden, Sharon Foehner and many more.
Kari Liston - Vocals/Percussion
Jeremy Segel-Moss - Guitar
Adam Andrews - Harmonica