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  Shakey Ground Blues

Guitar – Ryan Waked Guitar – Ryan Waked
Guitarist Ryan Waked from Wentzville, MO began playing guitar at age 15. Now, at 26 he has quickly became one of St. Louis' most exciting young blues players. Ryan has been a featured act in all 3 of the Baby Blues Showcases, headlining in 2003. His blues-power guitar style has been called a combination of Albert King, Luther Allison, and Albert Collins. Ryan's favorite local players he has had the opportunity to play with include Rich McDonough, Bennie Smith and Soulard Blues Band.

Bass – Preston Hubbard Bass – Preston Hubbard
Shakey Ground’s newest member, Preston Hubbard, recently moved to St. Louis from Austin, Texas. His amazing bass and double bass were featured in such bands as the original Roomful of Blues and the Fabulous Thunderbirds (1984-1994). Recently he has played with Nick and the Nitelifes (2004 Handy winners) and Tony Vega (Houston). Preston has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Big Joe Turner, The Nitelifes, Scott Hamilton, Roy Eldridge,and many others. His Texas-style, lowdown bluesy bass along with harmonious back-up vocals have been a great addition to Shakey Ground. His whole life, discography, tour dates all can be found on his web site: prestonhubbard.com

Drums – Derek Bonn Drums – Derek Bonn
Derek has been playing his hard-driving, double-kick grooves around town since age 13. He played with Blue Friday and Pennsylvania Slim before joining forces with Shakey Ground in 2005 at age 21. He has participated in 2 of the Baby Blues Showcases and is also the drummer for Freak Accident, a St. Louis area metal band. Derek has studied under Joe Nunez from Soulfly and his dad – Paul Bonn.

Vocals – Paul BonnVocals – Paul Bonn
Vocalist Paul Bonn from O’Fallon, IL has been a drummer for many years, playing with The Boogiemen and Facts of Life, among others before hooking up with Shakey Ground. During his years with the Facts of Life, he began to establish himself as an entertaining and talented front man. Paul is known all over the St. Louis area for his galvanizing entertainment style with a voice that is rich in raw emotion.
Shakey Ground has also featured a number of special guests such as: Tom Maloney, Gus Thornton, Sal Rellis, John Logan, Rich McDonough, Les Moore, Larry Griffin, Eric McSpadden, Sharon Foehner, Chuck Loeb, and many more of St. Louis' finest blues players.

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