Ethan Leinwand is a barrelhouse blues pianist and preservationist based in St. Louis, MO. A student of the music’s rich history and varied regional styles, Ethan presents personal interpretations of many of the great (and forgotten) old-time masters. Though rarely championed and little remembered today, barrelhouse piano is an important and impressive piece of the blues story. Combining elements of ragtime, boogie-woogie, and early jazz – all with a low down blues feeling – barrelhouse blues is a two-handed piano style built to keep ‘em dancing. Ethan shares his passion for this forgotten genre through story-telling and performance, shedding light on the music, the players, and the environments whence they came.