Learn about the photography of Bill Steber as he speaks to the places and people of Mississippi’s hill country. Afterwards, enjoy the sounds of St. Louis native Shandora Rice, lead singer of Mz. Sha and her Ka’ShA band. Rice is an illustrious and soulful musician who sings blues, R&B and soul, whose infectious, toe-tapping sounds celebrate women from across the blues spectrum, from Koko Taylor to Denise LaSalle.

This event is FREE and open to the public with a cash bar, reservations preferred.

In conjunction with the exhibition Bill Steber: Hill Country Spirits sponsored by Ryan Easley, Kristen Peterson and John Foster

Bill Steber is a photographer and artist from Tennessee, exhibiting in the Sheldon Art Galleries beginning February 10, 2023. He has documented blues culture in the Mississippi Delta for over 20 years, chronicling musicians, juke joints, churches, folk and other significant traditions that gave birth to or influenced the blues. Steber’s photos are compassionate, poetic and capture the beauty of the moment and will be on view through May 6, 2023.


Co-presented by The National Blues Museum, St. Louis

Sponsored by Ryan Easley, Kristen Peterson and John Foster