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Sharon Foehner | Doug Foehner

Sharon FoehnerSharon started her career in 1969, back when she was still Sharon Dorn. She studied classical bass violin from nine until she was seventeen.

In 1977 she started playing the acoustic guitar.

After moving to St.Louis, M.O. in 1987 Sharon got herself into the local music scene.

In November of 1989 Sharon began performing with James Crutchfield. Since then Sharon has performed with note worthy artists such as Johnnie Johnson, Oliver Sain, Renee Smith, Jimmy Rodgers, Henry Townsend, and many others. In 1995 Sharon opened up the Women
in Blues Festival at the Sheldon performing an acoustic duet with the legendary Etta Baker.

Also in 1995 Sharon hooked up with Bennie Smith,Arthur Williams, and Rayburn Hayes to form the first Urban Blues Express.

Bennie Smith and the Urban Blues Express, with Sharon Foehner on Bass, are still going strong with some new members in 2002.

Doug FoehnerDoug Foehner

Doug Foehner is the son of traditional ragtime piano player Gale Foehner.

Doug started his career in music with renowned Jimi Hendrix scholar Mike Fairchild in the early 1980’s.

In 1995 he shared a research credit on the M.C.A. Jimi Hendrix blues c.d. release.

Over the years, Doug has performed in a variety of local live acts, and has specialized in learning traditional fingerpicking and slide quitar techniques.

Along with performing with his wife Sharon, Doug is currently playing praise & worship music with thier three children at the Lighthouse Free Methodist Church.

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