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Born in 1946 and raised in St. Louis, Art Dwyer grew up on the city’s north side. “Rufus, the Dells, T-Bone Walker, Otis Redding and of course, Albert and B.B. King” were the main influences dear to Art’s heart. While Art drifted around for a long time in many different careers, there was always a dance party or jam session going on somewhere.

That’s how the Soulard Blues Band came together. Art has performed with the great Henry Townsend, J.B. Hutto, Little Johnny Taylor, Fernest Arceneaux and the THunders, the Zydeco Farmers, Larry Davis, Billy Gayles, Chuck Berry, Doc Terry, and many others. In 1978, Art organized the Soulard Blues Band. Since 1987 Art has also been a disc jockey on St. Louis’ number one community radio station, KDHX 88.1 FM hosting the weekly blues program “Blues in the Night”.

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