Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Artspace/Coolspace show Saturday, July 9, at 8 pm: Dossett, Joseph and Stutes as Jr III
Playing together for the last three years, what Jr. III does is improvisational in nature, creating a blues-driven North Louisiana sound with literate, poetic lyrics, according to artspace.
Jr. III is Curtis Joseph, Jr. on drums, Weldon Stutes, Jr. on upright bass and Stanton Dossett III on guitar and vocals.
Curtis is a native Shreveporter who played, recorded and toured with a New Orleanian jazz quartet called Idletime for a couple of years before moving back to Shreveport to start a family. He brings a strong jazz influence to the music of Jr. III.
Weldon was a part of the Austin music scene before moving to Marshall, TX with his wife and kids four years ago. He’s a classically trained bassist who also recorded and toured with bands playing everything from Texas swing to Sex Pistols covers.
Stanton, also a native Shreveporter (who was gone for 16 years), played old acoustic solo blues for 20 years while also studying and then making poetry and experimental theater pieces.
Artspace is located at 710 Texas Street in the West Edge Arts District of downtown Shreveport. For more information about Jr. III in concert, or the continuing Art of Robots Exhibit, please call 673-6535.