Radio station: Listen to music by Levee Town
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Current Status: Performing constantly.
|Snapshot - A live recording||2004|
|Brandon Hudspeth||Guitar, Vocals|
|Jimmie Meade||Harmonica, Vocals|
|Jacque Garoutte||Bass guitar|
Brandon Hudspeth has played professionally for several years. Originally from Oklahoma, Brandon formed a band called Traffic Jam. He has also played with Cal Collins and the legendary Clark Terry. At the age of 19, Brandon relocated to Kansas City where he quickly established himself as a solid performer. He played with The MO City Jumpers before forming his own act, The Cobalt Project which enjoyed local and regional success with the release of the CD "Conversations With Lightnin'". Brandon continues to be a first call sub for guitar players in such noteworthy Kansas City acts as John Paul Drum, Little Hatch and the House rockers, Washboard Chaz, Big John and the 39th Street Blues band, and Lee McBee. Brandon was also a member of the Kansas City Blues and Heritage All-Star Band, the opening act of the 2002 Kansas City Blues and Heritage Festival.
Jimmie Meade grew up in Chicago and began playing harmonica as a teen when he was given a Little Walter record. He made his way to the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, studying with Joe Filisko. Soon he was sneaking into clubs to play with masters like Little Mack Simmons, Eddie 'The Chief' Clearwater, and John Primer. After high school Jimmie relocated to Lawrence, where he began studying with Lee McBee. For the last three years Jimmie has lived and played in Kansas City, teaching harmonica at the Americana Music Academy in Lawrence. He cites Little Walter, Big Walter and Little Hatch as influences.
Jacque Garoutte has played everything from punk to gospel and "a whole lotta blues in between." In 26 years of playing music, he has seen the flavors come and go, worn many different hats (both musical and technical), but he is always drawn back to the blues. Jacque has gigged or toured with a long list of great musicians, including blues greats like Ace Moreland, Smoot Mahuti, Baby Jason & The Spankers, Randy McAllister, Glenn R. Townsend, Smokin' Joe Kubek & Benois King, Andrew "Junior Boy" Jones, Smilin' Willie Guiedon and Wes Jeans.
Jan Faircloth has been on the Kansas City blues scene since January 1999 after relocating from Garden City, Kansas. Jan began his musical career playing in country bands in southwest Kansas. Later, in college, he performed in a variety of musical settings ranging from jazz combos and big bands, to percussion ensembles and symphonic groups. In late 1997, Jan was invited to join his first blues band Third Degree. Though the act achieved some limited regional success, the lure of more satisfying musical experiences drew him to Kansas City. Since relocating, he has worked with such Kansas City notables as Lonnie Ray, Buck Brown, and Lester Wizard King, The Insulter. More recently, Jan worked with The Cobalt Project and just finished a summer tour with Scott Ellison.