STAN STREET is originally from Rochester N.Y. Stan's Dad and Uncle were the percussion section for the Rochester Philharmonic and Civic Orchestra. Stan started playing drums early on, but plays harmonica, sax and piano as well, fronting bands from Florida to Australia. He has shared the stage, and written songs with the best blues musicians around, and entertained celebrities with both his art and music. His art is owned by Robert Plant and Morgan Freeman, who he met in Stan's current hometown, Clarksdale, Mississippi.
In 1995, STAN visited New Orleans, and was influenced by the rhythm of the city, and picked up a paintbrush and started to create his own world. He sold his first painting in a blues bar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he was performing 2 nights a week, and since then STAN has created the artwork for over 50 music festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Norway, as well as album covers for numerous bands and musicians. In 2013 he was presented with the Keeping the Blues Alive [KBA] Award for his artwork.
He currently owns the Hambone Art Gallery, in downtown Clarksdale MS, where he hosts musicians each Tuesday evening, and also produces the Hambone festival each Halloween weekend.
For the past several years STAN has managed the Waterfront Blues Festival’s FedEx Crossroads Stage, and has appeared as a guest harmonica ace on a number of sets.
You can view his artwork at stanstreet.com