Ethan Leinwand Barrelhouse Blues Piano
Ethan Leinwand is a St. Louis-based barrelhouse blues pianist and preservationist. A student of the musics rich history and varied regional styles, Ethan presents personal interpretations of many of the great (and forgotten) old-time masters. He specializes in St. Louis pre-war piano blues, Texas barrelhouse, Deep South barrelhouse, early Chicago boogie-woogie, and good-time hokum stride. His influences include: Little Brother Montgomery, Black Bob, Jimmy Yancey, Henry Brown, Peetie Wheatstraw, Robert Shaw, Cooney Vaughn, and Carl Sonny Leyland.
During his concerts, Ethan educates as he entertains. He tells the story of this under-appreciated African-American folk art; from the artists who created it, the environments whence they came, and its importance in shaping the history of American music.
Ethan performs throughout the United States and Europe, and is gaining recognition as one of the countrys leading exponents of barrelhouse blues piano. He has taught at The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop (WA) and lectured at The West Coast Ragtime Festival (Sacramento, CA). Other notable appearances include The UK Boogie Festival, The Brooklyn Folk Festival (NY), The LaRoquebrou International Boogie-Woogie Festival (France), and The University of Chicago Folk Fest (IL).
The Focal Point (View)
Saint Louis, MO 63143
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