Mississippi-based Stan Street is a true Renaissance Man of the blues world. A noted harmonica ace, band leader, saxophonist and drummer for the past 25 years, he’s shared the stage with such blues legends as Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton, and performed at festivals and clubs in Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and across the US. Moreover, Street, owner of Hambone Art and Music Gallery and Hopeless Case Bar in Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a noted visual artist whose work has adorned posters for major music festivals worldwide. In 2013 Stan won the coveted Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Blues-related Art and Design. After moving to Mississippi in 2004 from South Florida, Street opened his venue, where he hosts musicians from all over the world. For the past decade, Stan has served as manager of the Waterfront Blues Festival’s Crossroads Stage, where he has hosted a number of his musician buddies from Mississippi, including Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Johnny Rawls, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod and Cedric Burnside.
Street appears on the Front Porch Stage July 3 with a ‘Hopeless Case Band’ that includes Reverend Robert on guitar (see bio); and Portland drummer Dave Melyan and bassist Lisa Mann, who both have performed with Steet on side trips to Clarksdale during the Memphis Blues Awards and International Blues Challenge.