We take a good bit of pride in the DJs, and very proud to announce one of the best DJ line-ups this coast has seen. Check it out:
Steven Watkins, a.k.a. Dr. Feelgood
Originally hails from New York City, but Steven now calls San Francisco/Oakland home! He started dancing in 1998, and he began his Blues DJing career at his other adopted home - you guessed it - St. Louis' Cheap Thrills 2004.
Straight from Europe comes Jered with over 12 years experience making people dance everywhere around the globe. Since starting in the late 90's, he's become a popular and sought-after DJ for his deep music choices spanning all eras, and his ability to keep you dancing until the sun comes back up.
In 2004, Jered organized the second ever Blues weekend in the US - MezzJelly Blues - which went on to become the longest-running annual Blues festival of the early century. Why? It's his passion for the music that has driven him to be involved in the scene in so many ways; organizer, Competition DJ, and teacher.
Come dance to him and the rest of the DJ Team - some of his favorites - at one of the events he looks forward to the most every year (and nobody even made him put this sentence in here).
Tina has been a DJ-tested, dancer approved spinderella at workshops, exchanges and dance events near and far since 2003. She's likes to spin a mix of styles and loves to see happy faces on the dance floor wherever she goes. Her current home base is Dallas, Texas where she does a little dancing, watches a lot of football and expands her horizons with the help of bacon and beer.
Originally from Southeast Missouri (just north of that place they call the Delta); Corey was introduced to the blues at an early age. Corey has DJ'ed events all around the country from nationally known events to that house party in your friends basement that everyone was raving about; he has only one goal when he's in the DJ booth and that's to get you out on the dance floor and dancing until dawn.
Some of Corey's favorite DJ gigs have included: spinning at Glen Echo's Back Room Blues and other DC Blues events such as Bambloozled and Red Hot Blues n BBQ, BluesShout!, North Star Blues (Minneapolis), Blues Muse (Philadelphia), DCLX (Washington, DC), Bluesalicious (Memphis), Blues n Soul (Orlando), SOFLEX (South Florida), Poor Mans Blues (Tampa), CHEX (Charleston), Dirt Cheap Blues (Virginia Beach), and numerous others that were so much fun he had to purge them from his mind so he could get some studying done!
Not interesting enough to have a full bio, there's only one thing a dancer should know about Duane:
...the other acceptable answer would be "a lot!"
We need your help!
We need volunteers for all of our events, including every Thursday! Most of the volunteer slots are just 45 minutes, and you get in free for your time. Just email us: volunteer AT capitalblues DOT org
Save these dates in 2013:
— April 19-21
Red Hot Blues 'n BBQ
— May 24-27
— October 11-13