Name: John Staples
School: Burke High School
Instrument: Guitar, Bass & Vocals
College & Major: Iowa Western Community College, Music Major
How Long in BluesEd: First Year
How long have you been playing: 7 years
What is your favorite BluesEd workshop song: Future People, it really introduced me to the Alabama Shakes.
Who is your favorite Blues artist? Gary Clark Jr. By far my favorite modern blues artist, he gives me hope for the future of blues rock.
Favorite BluesEd moment: Walking outside the OEAA awards with the homies in Dilemma. I felt like we got to appreciate music together and become a lot closer as friends.
Hobbies outside of BluesEd: Playing music in any of my 5 bands, or playing Pokemon go. Team mystic, yo.