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entertaining and inspiring. Lady "J" Huston is a multi-talented
entertainer. Accomplished as a singer, songwriter, musician
and recording artist, she has performed on many stages across the
country, appearing on television & radio internationally, in
news print & other media.
Louis, MO, as a child she performed in many venues
as a modern dancer with her mother, Loyce Huston. As a
teenager, she got her first taste of fame as the vocalist with Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, Johnnie
Johnson (a/k/a Father of Rock 'n Roll piano) who was Chuck
Berry's original pianist and which the song "Johnny B. Good"
was written in honor of.
Lady J's next big break came at the age of 18 when she toured
with the legendary Blues Hall of Famer, Albert "Blues
Boy" King band for several years [more].
On May 18, 2013 HBO airec the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame ceremony where Albert King was inducted.
Lady J was hired as a Trumpeter and eventually moved up
the ranks as horn section leader, then Music Director as well
as Opening Act. Being the only female in an all male
band was most interesting. She was performing amongst
stars such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Etta
James, Millie Jackson, Bo Didley and many other blues legends.
Lady J performed with Albert King on the only known fully
televised performance featuring him on the Maintenance Shop
Blues PBS special.
||Lady J appeared on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer on March 28. You can view the episode at: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/real-money-cut-back-big-bucks-medical-bills-18835600
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Black Image Magazine speaking on her journey of Living with Lupus.
Las Vegas Informer "Until We Meet Again" by Debbie Hall
Lady J now resides in St. Louis, MO and is continuing her musical pursuits with an emphasis on recording and composing original song. During her 25+ years in Las Vegas, NV she performed as a headliner, in festivals, clubs, with her band (Lady "J" Huston & The Fireballs) and honored with receiving multiple music awards
Band Members: Glenn Hamann (Guitar), Willie Fisher (Drums), Darrell Craig Harris (Bass), Russell Burt (Saxophones), Lady "J" Huston (Vocalist/Trumpeter), Mike Hepner (Keys), Steve Scheck (Tombone). Not pictured: Derek "Baby D" Galbreith (Bass) & Z. Lipsky, Manager
2013 5 Years in a Row! - 2013 Honors Award for "Best Blues Band" from the Entertainment Consumers’ Exchange, Inc. (ECE)., a fan based organization.
2012 "Best Blues Performer" awarded from the Las Vegas Black Music Association (BMA).
2011 Honors Award for "Best Blues Performer" from the ECE.
Blues Band" award from the BMAs.
2009 "Best Blues Performer" award from the BMAs.
**ROCK OVER AMERICA - Lady "J" Huston & The Fireballs opening act performance for Guitar Shorty, Las Vegas , Railhead Showroom, Boulder Station.***
Henderson Press, Hot Spot of
the Week selected performance at Lake Las Vegas which drew over
1,500 people in attendance!
her college pursuits, she attended the University of Kansas
and Howard University with music and academic scholarships,
and eventually graduated from the University of Redlands,
CA earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Cox TV show & hostess,
the Go ... with Amie Jo", filmed the band at the Texas
Station in support of Lady J's advocacy for Lupus, Fibromyalgia
and individuals with disabilities. Lupus predominately affects
women of color, especially African Americans. It can be debilitating
or worse. More research and awareness is needed to find a cure,
genetic links, earlier diagnoses & better treament options.
The show aired on COX Cable - Channel 128 (CBS Digital). Lady
J continues to provide support to these cause with speaking
engagements and performances.
shows what the power of music can do. Gifted painter, Alisa,
whose Lupus almost took her life just a few weeks earlier, barely
made it to the 2010 World Lupus Day event. During Lady J's performance,
she suddenly appeared beside her, began dancing & was quite
intrigued by the show & the trumpet. Those aware of Alisa's
struggles wept in delight to see her escape into joy for if
only a few moments.
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