Dallas Blues Orchestra
The band is available for birthday/private parties, special events, corporate events, weddings/receptions, festivals and fairs and everything in between!
Who We Are
Dallas Blues Orchestra is the brainchild of multi-genre musician Stewart Shelton.
BAND LEADER, GUITARS, BASS, VOCALS, PERCUSSION
A popular and versatile musician, songwriter, singer, teacher/instructor, humorist, writer and visual artist, Stewart has the ability to play anything with strings on it …This “25+ years – multi-genre” – music veteran is well known in the gospel circuit and a popular studio musician.
He has been with Young Audiences of North Dallas as an Arts in Education Performance Artist since 2001 working with BOITUMELO (South African /African music) and as a solo artist. He has performed with legendary Blues singer- the late Curly “Barefoot” Miller, T Byrd Gordon and was in a church group that was the opening act for KIRK FRANKLIN- with the Greater Sweet Home Youth Choir. He teaches bass and rhythm guitar lessons and a guitar connoisseur . Stewart is a long-time resident of DFW, Texas.
DRUMS, PERCUSSION, VOCALS
Demetrique Henderson is a Dallas based drummer born in 1983 from a long line of family musicians. He began playing the drums at the age of 5 and went on to start playing for church services at age 12 and has been a church musician for the last 18 years. Demetrique is also experienced in the jazz, hip-hop, r&b, fusion, rock and country genres of music.
Demetrique has had numerous opportunities to perform professionally with various artists and established musicians in the industry today such as Peabo Bryson, Kim Burrell, Algebra Blessett, Chris Dave, Maurette Brown Clark, Gaye Arbuckle, Robert “Sput” Searight, Byron Cage, Beverly Crawford, Eddie James, Lashun Pace, Full Gospel Holy Temple Live recording, Woman thou art Loosed (T.D. Jakes) conference, Stokely Williams( mint condition’s lead singer), and Eric Roberson.
HARMONICA, VOCALS. GUITAR, WASHBOARD
Born 1957, Tarrytown, N.Y., David has played Harmonica for 40 yrs. He has worked with Country music artists that include Dusty Star, Mike Williams, Chris Gardner, Rock Artists Bobby Stuart and The Unemployed, Big Mike Clark, Into Down. Blues Artists James Gaetano, Dylan Bishop, Reo Casey, The Mighty Paul Young, Jason Crisp, John Ellis.
Inspiring, soul-stirring, and transforming…these are some of the words that come to mind when describing the heart and music ministry of Gospel and Jazz Saxophonist, Chuck Anderson. Chuck is a man whom God has favored, anointed, and approved as a vessel through which He can demonstrate His life-changing power. A statuesque, yet a very demure presence, Chuck plays that saxophone like there is no tomorrow. He states, “My musical purpose is to create an atmosphere by which the Spirit of God can move upon and enlighten His people and bring about change in every area of their lives; spiritually and naturally.”Born into a lineage of musicians, medical professionals, and military personnel, Chuck had an array of professions and crafts from which to choose. He graciously embraced music and the radiology profession. His mother was a church pianist and a nurse, and his father was a military man who enjoyed farming as a hobby. Chuck’s mother greatly influenced his decision to become a musician. She taught him to read music at an early age and supported him in his decision to play the saxophone. Chuck took hold of this powerful instrument and ended up “blowing” his way into a full music scholarship.
VOCALS, GUITAR, PERCUSSION, STEEL DRUMS
Rochelle has been singing professionally since the age of 10. From performing in USO shows to touring for 8 years with a professional revue, her golden gift of voice has given her the ability and opportunity to sing everything from folk songs to opera to country music to bebop jazz to world music in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Ghana, West Africa.
As a touring vocalist, Rochelle has been privileged to work with such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, BB King, Clark Terry, Joe Tex, Millie Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, The Gatlin Brothers, Charley Pride….to name a few….
Since 1989, Rochelle has worked as a journalist, freelance author, vocalist and voice over artist in the D/FW area. She added the title of Master Teaching Artist in 2001 working with the non-profit arts organization Big Thought, Inc..