Jim Koeppel

A music veteran and founder of various roots, blues and country blues combos (including Dust My Blues, Who Slapped John?, Shuck & Jive, etc.) Jim has led bands in the New York area since the late 1980s until now, with some stints in Nashville and Mississippi. He has performed throughout the USA and internationally with various bands. Jim Koeppel has opened for, played and recorded with artists such as Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, David Bromberg, Les Paul, Cash McCall, Rip Lee Prior, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, Selwyn Cooper, Libby Rae Watson, Austin Walkin’ Cane, Carlyse Guy, Pat Moss, Lucious Spiller, Watermelon Slim, Billy Branch, Gene Barge, The Tailgators, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, etc. He performs solo, as well as with his acoustic combo, the Delta Coasters, and his electric band, Dust My Blues. His CDs include RSVP to Paradise which is currently on the Roots Music Report Blues charts for over 20 weeks (2016 – co-produced by Cash McCall), Lovesick James (2009 – produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel), and Johnny’s in the Doghouse (1998). Jim’s songs and music have appeared in several films, including the award winning documentary Mortal Lessons, the Emmy nominated documentary Carhenge, which he scored and was featured on the Documentary Channel, among others.

He has played at some of NY’s legendary venues including the Mercury Lounge, B.B King’s, the Lonestar Roadhouse, the Rodeo Bar, the Stephen Talkhouse and more.

He has performed nationally in Chicago, LA, NY, Boston, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksdale, Helena, and more, including at Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago), the Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Nightstage (Cambridge) and internationally in Uruguay and Germany.

He has played numerous festivals including the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Pinetop Perkins Homecoming, the Deep Blues Festival, the Cat Head Mini Festival, 2nd Street Blues Party, Downtown Cabaret, etc. Jim was the songwriting teacher at SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music for seven years, and currently teaches at Youth Theater Interactions in Yonkers NY, as well as at his home.

Performance: 12:00 Noon, Hastings Station Cafe, Hastings-on-Hudson

4:00 pm, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson

Website: dustmyblues.wixsite.com/dustmyblues

Link: facebook.com/dustmyblues/?ref=bookmarks

Johnny’s In the Doghouse

Every Night Without Warning

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