The Ladies Auxiliary is one of the hottest Blues Bands in the Southeast. Performing the perfect mix of Blues, R&B,Funk and Classic Rock, they always leave the crowd wanting more.
The Ladies Auxiliary started as a Wednesday night jam group and began public performances in December of 1992. They play at venues ranging from nightclubs to parties as well as festivals.
They have played The Carolina Blues Festival as well as The Pleasure Island Blues and Jazz Festival and many others. They have shared billing on a regular basis with Regional favorite Big Bump. Other artists they have done shows with include Saffire, Tinsley Ellis, Steady Rollin Bob Margolin,Skeeter Brandon, and Lonnie Brooks to name a few.
Shiela Klinefelter(Guitar and Vocals) originally from Detroit Michigan, a long time blues fan, has been influenced by her husband local Blues man Big Bump, Jimmy Vaughan,Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin to name a few favorites. Her smooth guitar and smoky vocals add a unique sound.
Julie Bean(Guitar and Vocals) has a funky guitar style and hot vocals that rival the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeshi, Etta James, Aretha Franklin,and Janis Joplin all rolled into one. Her powerful singing is a must see!
Steve Headen(Bass and Vocals) is one of the area's finest Bass players. As a longtime member of the Roy Roberts Band he has traveled all over Europe and is a world class player. He lays down the perfect groove everytime while his soulful vocals bring to mind Marvin Gaye and Al Green.
Eric Smith(drums and vocals)toured for years with world famous Crash Craddock as well as backing up such artists as; Freddie Weller, Faron Young, Jimmie Fortune, Janie Fricke, Johnny Lee, Charlie Louvin, Penny Dehaven, and a host of others. Eric is one of the area's finest drummers. Whether he's playing swing or funk, his skill, energy and humor brings the music to a whole new level! As Eric likes to say " It's one of the greatest pleasures of my life to be part of The Ladies Auxiliary!"