BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups

St. Louis' Premier Jazz & Blues Club

Faithful Strays


May 02 2024


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm



Faithful Strays are a blues-based St. Louis band, featuring a core group of veteran players who are often complimented by…. well, other veteran players!

Formed in 2020, Faithful Strays has had a couple incarnations, but has settled into a solid line-up that features long-time St. Louis musicians including: Marc Checkik (guitar, vocals), Spencer Marquart (drums, vocals), Chris “Iron Jaw” Taylor (harp, vocals), Mike Wayne (bass, vocals), and Amy Wooters (vocals, percussion).

As mentioned, the band is “blues-driven”, but infuse a roulette wheel of influences-from Joe Turner to Tina Turner, Jimmy Reed to Lou Reed, and Patsy Cline to Robert Quine. As one enlightened listener describes them, Faithful Strays are an Americana/Blues band who play originals, covers……and original covers. 

The band is currently working on a seven-song EP, with an expected late 2024 release.