Blues at the Arch – The Lady J Huston Show
The Gateway Arch Park Foundation concert series Blues at the Arch, presented by Emerson, returns for its sixth year as a series of online shows, with new performances every Friday in August. This popular end-of-summer celebration pays tribute to St. Louis’ storied blues history and showcases the talents of local and national artists. Blues at the Arch is produced by Gateway Arch Park Foundation in partnership with the National Blues Museum and National Park Service.
Lady J Huston is respected as one of the most spectacular entertainers on the music scene! She is renowned worldwide for her captivating vocals and mesmerizing stage presence! Joyce A. Huston a.k.a. Lady J was inspired to sing and dance by her mother, gospel singer & highly acclaimed songstress of jazz & other stylings, Loyce Huston.
Lady J got her first taste of fame as the vocalist with Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer, Johnnie Johnson (a.k.a. Father of Rock ‘n Roll piano), who was Chuck Berry’s original pianist in which the song “Johnny B. Good” was written in honor of.
At the age of 18, Lady J toured the United States with the legendary Blues & Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer, Albert “Blues Boy” King band for several years as lead Trumpeter, then horn section leader, and eventually moved up the ranks as Music Director, as well as opening act while being the only female in the band. She performed amongst music legends such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Etta James, Millie Jackson, Bo Didley, KoKo Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, and many others. Lady J also performed with Albert King on the only known, fully televised performance featuring his band on the “Maintenance Shop Blues” PBS special.
Lady J has hosted and been featured on podcast shows, T.V., newspapers, and other media and continues to rise & mesmerize audiences around the world!