The Killer Blues Headstone Project exists to provide headstones for blues
musicians lying in unmarked graves.
Steven A. Salter.....President, Whitehall, MI
Aaron Pritchard......Vice President, St. Louis, MO
Leslie M. Salter......Secretary, Whitehall, MI
Dave Wright............Board Member, Marquette Hts., IL
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As a teenager in St. Louis, MO, I was lucky enough to take my guitar lessons from the amazingly talented, Brian Curran. Not only was Brian’s music and outlook on life a huge inspiration to me, but he also introduced me to the blues. One day during a lesson, Brian told me to take his copy of Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings, and listen to it at home. I did, and was immediately hooked. I had loved music all of my 14 years, but I had never heard anything like the Delta Blues. It was eye-opening (ear-opening rather) to hear what had influenced so much of the music that I already loved. Obviously this was just the tip of the blues iceberg. So today, I still love the core blues musician that any fan knows, Son House, Memphis Minnie, Leadbelly, but there are still so many for me to learn about, and I think that is so exciting. I am currently exploring the local music scene in my new residence, Woodstock, GA, with my son, Tristan Skylar, who luckily inherited my great taste in music. I still play guitar and sing the blues as often as I can. I am very happy to be a part of Killer Blues with my dear old friend, Aaron Pritchard, and all of my new friends as well.
Every day I have the blues.
Meet the Killer Blues Street Team
I have always had a passion for music! I grew up listening to my brothers and sisters, as they are all amazing musicians. I met Aaron Pritchard about five or six years ago, and we became great friends. I quickly recognized his passion for the blues. After listening to him play and learning the different styles, I became addicted! I quickly realized that all of the music that I was passionate about like Widespread Panic, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, etc...were all directly influenced by the blues. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing organization and to work with such amazing people.