Renowned musician, photographer to perform at museum

First Posted: 12/30/2014

LIMA — The Lima Blues in Schools program is offering a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen County Museum, featuring an artist with both an ear and an eye for blues.

“Bill Steber is a multitalented fellow,” event organizer Jerry “Pickle” Felter said. “In one life, he’s an incredible photographer who worked for years for The Nashville Tennessean. He ended up falling in love with the blues and was able to seek it out. At the same time, he’s a musician. He played with a couple of different small groups.”

Steber will bring a variety of sounds to this free show, according to Felter.

“When he performs, he’ll probably be doing a little of everything,” he said. “He’ll be doing some blues and some jug band music, which is a form of blues unique to Memphis.”

The museum has hosted a free concert for over 10 years now, and Felter finds the venue to be ideal for this kind of performance.

“We usually get from around 85 to 110 people out there, roughly,” he said. “It’s a nice venue because it makes it very intimate and when you’re done, it’s easy to get up out of your seat and talk to the guy.”

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