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Baby Blues

When Jeremy Segel-Moss, guitarist with the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, conceived the idea of the Baby Blues Showcase, he probably didn’t think about the fact that his group would one day age out of the annual event. But that’s exactly what happened. The original intent was to give blues musicians under the age of 30 a chance to shine for one night at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups.

(Julie Bierach/St. Louis Public Radio)

Ask any mother about the happiest moment of their life and they will most likely tell you ‘the birth of their child.' But for some women, the moments that follow childbirth are not happy at all.

For 20 years, women struggling with a variety of emotional issues after childbirth could reach out to the St. Louis nonprofit organization Mother To Mother for free. But at the end of the year, the organization is closing because of financial troubles.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 15, 2011 - At the age of 20, St. Louis singer/guitarist Marquise Knox has already achieved several milestones that would be the envy of musicians twice his age.

Knox has played major music festivals in Texas, Mississippi, New York, Arkansas and Missouri - as well as appearing at events across Europe. He has three CDs as a leader to his credit, including the recent recording, "Here I Am," which Knox will highlight this Friday at a CD release concert at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups.