Made in St. Louis: A Blues Guitarist Turns to Ceramics | Lifestyles

“So many musicians are also visual artists in one way or another. Nick Pence works in leather; Jenna Bauer is a painter, as is Craig Downs, who moved to Oregon but comes here for tours. Bottoms Up Blues Gang harmonica player Adam Andrews makes brass art,” says Segel-Moss.

Heart, head and hand • The pandemic has given this busy musician time to reflect on how life, not just work, might also be different. “Leslie and I had been together for eight years, and we’ve known each other for 15,” Segel-Moss says. “I think the pandemic has helped people focus on the important things in life. Leslie and I were already committed to each other, but we decided to get married. We had a small outdoor wedding last year with only 16 people. There was no guarantee that any of us would be here due to COVID. Our wedding was really special.

Segel-Moss in his studio

Courtesy of Segel-Moss

Today, he is planning the next steps. “I need a bigger space. I also want more variety in the things I’m going to do, but my goal is to keep it fun. It’s the same with music. Work should be fun. When I am engaged in the process, the process gives me back,” he says.

Face the music and dance • Segel-Moss and his bandmates won’t play together until spring of next year. “Obviously there’s music going on and theaters are open, but we’re trying to stay away from roller coasters. I care about all of us so much that I just don’t want to see anyone in the band get sick or die, but when the time is right for us, we’ll play again.Cherokee Street Ceramic

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