Label’s growing roster lands multiple award nominations at upcoming Blues Blast Music Awards



Nashville, TN (July 5, 2017) — Move over Nashville, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. St. Louis is the next city in line for making an impact on the music business. In June, owner/producer/musician Paul Niehaus IV, celebrated one year since opening the doors to Blue Lotus Recordings (BLR), based in the heart of St. Louis. Throughout the past 12-months, BLR has reached many mile-markers along its musical journey for a label that started on nothing more than a dream to succeed.

Blue Lotus Recordings is dedicated to giving talented and authentic artists the opportunity to create recordings of lasting value. The label and its staff take active interest in their artists’ long-term careers and help guide them to make the best choices, while continuing to be highly collaborative and creative, and the proof is in the work released since its formation.

In June 2016, BLR released Roland Johnson’s critically-acclaimed Imagine This. The label went on to sign fellow roots and blues artists Gene Jackson and Everett Dean. Two of the projects released from BLR over the past year have been nominated for the 2017 Blues Blast Music Awards later this year: Johnson’s Imagine This in the Soul Blues Album category and Jackson’s 1963 in the New Artist Debut Album category. Fans can click here to cast their votes, now until August 15, 2017.

All projects produced out of BLR were created in Niehaus’ state-of-the-art home studio, Blue Lotus Studio, located in South City St. Louis, which specializes in tracking, mixing and mastering services for artists at an affordable rate.

Niehaus was born and raised in St. Louis and has been blessed with the “golden ear” for recognizing talents needing to be heard. He is proficient in guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, as well as harmonica, mandolin, French horn, trumpet and saxophone. Niehaus is known to be a versatile sideman, as well as a talented and expressive multi-instrumentalist who prides himself on being able to intuitively connect with whatever musicians he may be playing with, no matter the setting.

In addition to producing the artists on BLR, Niehaus’ credits also include the production of two very successful compilations for St. Louis Blues Society, including 15 in 15 which was the top played album on KDHX for all of 2016. Production for his third compilation will begin in the coming months.

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