Sharon Bear & The Golden Licks Sharon Bear & The Golden Licks

Sharon Bear takes center stage at Blue Strawberry - with exceptionally gifted players behind her. A terrific singer, she also plays a top-flight bass. She learned her playing style from local greats Bennie Smith and James Crutchfield, and has performed with Etta Baker, Rufus Thomas and Kenny "Blue Boss" Wayne.

Doug Foehner has played a mean Slide Guitar around town for many years with many bands, including these days Raw Earth and Donny and Friends.  He’s a fan of Willie McTell, and idolizes Memphis Minnie and Howlin’ Wolf.

St. Louisan Tom Maloney is a superb guitarist and bassist. He has performed all over the world with the likes of Johnnie Johnson, Oliver Sain, Kim Massie, Henry Townsend and the list goes on. He is currently playing with St. Louis Social Club.                                                                                           

Marty Spikener, super-talented drummer and vocalist, has been hot on the block for decades. He has performed with all the local blues greats like Tom Maloney has: Kim Masse , Oliver Sain , Bennie Smith Johnnie Johnson, and that list goes on too.  He currently leads the On Call Band.