“Squishy Mud” with Jim Stairs was formed in 1998.
We are a professional, versatile, fun lovin' “Electrified”Blues band with pro sound and equipment, capable of playing small, large, or outdoor venues. The band has made countless appearances mostly in Minnesota but also in the five state area at many bars, festivals, weddings, etc… (over 100 gigs in 2007).
In 2009 Jim took 3 years off and now he is back full steam with a new line up! Veteran's Paul "The Bluesman" Wigen ( Big Walter Smith,Willie B),Jim Meier and Mike Brisson from Armadillo,Jump, and talented newcomer Chris Kaufman, join Jim Stairs (Catapilla/Stairs, Anthem band, Face first, Mud Brothers), to bring the fun and High quality entertainment you desire for your event! We are talented professional musicians playing with intensity and love for the craft. We truly appreciate every chance we get to perform together and strive to make our performances enjoyable time and time again!
Squishy mud is an exciting Blues based Band With an eclectic mix of covers and original compositions.
Squishy loves to transition from Electric Delta Blues,Chicago Blues, Blues Rock,Electrified Traditional Blues and Power Blues along with a wide mixture of dancer friendly Blues Based songs.
The band can be found playing at great Minnesota Venues including many of the top joints in town!
Remember “Squishy Mud” a name you can trust to bring on the party!
Jim also hosts at Twin Cities Blues Jams.
The very successful Hollihan's Pub Wednesday night Open Blues Jam in White Bear Lake every Week with Paul Wigen, Jeff Rogers, and a rotation of the best Bass players in town.
Jim also co-hosts once or twice a month in rotation at Wilebski's Legendary Blues Saloon on Tuesday Nights and substitute hosts at The Schooner Tavern both Thursday and Sunday nights.