Cheap Wine Records Party
6691 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63130
This event is 17 and over
Sleepy Eyes Nelson
Sleepy Eyes Nelson has been playing his unique style of country blues guitar for several years and is quickly building up a following in his home country of Scotland and abroad.
He is a regular on the Scottish live circuit and has played with many prominent local acts as well as international acts such as The GroanBox Boys (USA) and Hat Fitz (Australia). Sleepy often performs at Traffic Cone Records, That Devil Music and The Vagabond Social Club - three of Glasgow’s most popular alternative and blues nights.
As well as pubs and clubs Sleepy has played a variety of festivals. He has featured at Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival in Stirling for the last two years and recently played at the Shetland Blues Festival, where his straight talking Clyde Delta Blues was well received.
Sunny Govan Radio has championed Sleepy Eyes Nelson and he has appeared regularly on the Switchback show, Glasgow’s home of country, blues and Americana. Sleepy has also received regular airplay on other radio shows both at home and abroad, including Scotland’s Celtic Music Radio and The Smooth and Demented Show in Texas, USA.
In 2008 Sleepy was discovered by the American Record Label Devil’s Ruin Records who released three of his albums between 2008 and 2009.
He was also featured on the highly respected compilation Rodentia: The Best of Dark Roots Music’ featuring some of the best in dark roots music from artists across the world.
Sleepy Eyes Nelson is now releasing records through the Scottish Independent label Cheap Wine Records, an exciting label with artist from both home and abroad.
Sleepy has collaborated with a number of prominent local and international artists. In early 2010 Texas Songwriter and film maker Mike Snow wrote two songs specifically for Sleepy to perform and record - Laughing Mortician Blues and Electric Chair Blues. The pair have completed a further two songs in 2011 to be included on forthcoming Cheap Wine releases.
In 2009 the Sleepy Eyes Nelson track Sober Blues was covered by the West Virginia songster Slate Dump. This led to a split album being recorded titled Covered in Blues. The album features five songs by each artist, all of the tracks are blues covers and has become a very popular release with blues fans in the USA.
Sleepy and Slate Dump completed a promotional tour of Tennessee and West Virginia in October 2011. During this tour Sleepy played with other exciting underground artists such as Missouri’s Mussy Cluves. Sleepy also played the Memphis One Man Band Festival with Mosquito Bandito and The Lone Rooster.
Since returning to home shores in November 2011 Sleepy has started work on a follow up to Covered in Blues and a split album with talented Missouri songstress C.J. Marie. These releases are planned for early 2012.
'Slate Dump' is a multi-tasking, self-contained, one-man cultural experience. The 'band' is named after the coal-mining term, which means: a large pile of un-usable coal debris, dust, & residue, the kind that you find all across Appalachia and other mining areas of the world. These icons lined Piney Creek and Raleigh Holler, the locale of the artist's youth. Born in the coalfields of southern West Virginia in 1977 to a coal-mining & musical family; he began writing, singing, playing percussion & harmonica with various locals in 1992, then picked up the guitar in 2005, and thusly became the Slate Dump you know and love today! Over the past seven years his songs have been featured on compilation albums, podcasts, terrestrial, & satellite radio. Slate Dump is currently finishing up his fifth album of original material, due out within the next couple months. He has performed at many festivals including, but not limited to: Louisville's Good Folk Fest '07 & Clarksdale's Juke Joint Fest '12, and in 2006, he had organized the two-day benefit for his close friend & wife who were having financial issues, this event was called, JescoFest, which featured musicians from all over the United States who came to play Pro Bono for the occasion. In the past five years he's toured the U.S. with such international musicians as: Brazil & Hawaii's 'The Jam Messengers', Germany's 'The Dad Horse Experience', Scotland's 'Sleepy Eyes Nelson', & Brazil's 'O Lendario Chucrobillyman'......Next up for Slate Dump, is the second co-headlining tour with Sleepy Eyes Nelson.... this tour will see the twosome in the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, West Virginia, & Kentucky, this will take place between September 17th & October 8th, 2012.... Come out & catch Slate Dump & Sleepy Eyes Nelson out on the road!
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