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St. Louis, MO, USA - February 20, 2006 On March 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., music enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy the sounds of eight (8) different blues bands at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. An exciting afternoon and evening of entertainment, presents this 4th annual event that promises to highlight your March calendar. Listen to legendary St. Louis Blues, and raise donations for St. Louis’ Siteman Cancer Center and the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of Metro St. Louis.

The Bands

Guest artists include US 61 / Joe UJ Miller (4:10- 4:40 pm), Bottoms Up Blues Gang (4:50-5:20 pm), Bonedaddy & the Blues Shakers (5:30-6:00 pm), The Piping Hot Buttery Biscuits of Blues (6:10-6:40 pm), Billy Peek (7:20-8:00 pm), Gumbohead (8:10-8:50 pm), Phat Bottom’d Monks (9:00-9:40 pm), and Voodoo Blues (9:50-10:30 pm). All musicians will donate their time and talents to battle the cancer cause and grant the wish of a child.

In Memory of St. Louis Blues Musicians and Shauna Beardsley

Shauna Beardsley
Remembered at the concert will be the late Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame artist, Johnnie Johnson, and St. Louis' beloved R&B Godfather, Oliver Sain, who courageously fought cancer.

The concert is dedicated to the late Shauna Beardsley, the wife of publisher David Beardsley, who lost her brave battle to lung cancer in May 2005. A gifted athlete, computer tech, model and mother of two boys, Shauna attended night school in pursuit of her Bachelors degree in Computer Science. Her support came from a strong network of family and friends, and her Christian faith. After diagnosis, Shauna insisted, “you need to love what you do even more now.” Since then, David Beardsley has been more dedicated to his Blues website than ever.

About is St. Louis’ own Blues Music e-Zine that earned a coveted #1 ranking on YAHOO! for ‘Blues Music’, among over 32 million websites. had over 6 million hits in 2005, and also received a nomination from the Blues Foundation for the 'Keeping the Blues Alive’ award!

David Beardsley, publisher of, hosts the concert fundraiser. Its $10 event cover charge will be donated to the Siteman Cancer Center and the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of Metro St. Louis. Arrive early for this popular, non-smoking event to purchase tickets at the door. BBs Jazz, Blues and Soups is located at 700 S. Broadway in downtown St. Louis (314-436-5222). Event sponsors are McMurray Music Center, BBs Jazz, Blues and Soups, DeBlaze & Associates PR and Hammerstone’s in Historic Soulard. For additional information about the benefit and its sponsors, call (314) 378-0659 or visit

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Dave Beardsley, Johnnie Johnson, Shauna Beardsley
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