Crystal Lady's Blog

Anne Gerst Piano Lessons STL 

We are so happy to have Anne Gerst of Piano Lessons STL back for the second year in a row as a sponsor of the STL Women of Rock benefit concert. Thanks to our sponsors’ continued support, we were able to provide over 3600 meals to hungry families last year, and hope to do even better for the 2019 holiday season.  

Anne Gerst is an incredibly talented musician and pianist with a bachelor's of music from Fontbonne University and a Master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Webster University. Anne has taught piano to students from all walks of life from college music majors, to young children, professional pianists, and adult students looking to develop a new skill.  

Anne has a wonderful style of teaching with the ability to cater lessons to work with each student’s different style of learning. She is incredibly patient and does a great job of explaining in a way that will make sense to new or young students. 

Whether you are a well versed pianist looking to brush up on your technique or a beginner, Anne Gerst can help you achieve your goals. If you would like to speak with Anne or schedule a lesson you can email her at or visit her website  

Sasha's Wine Bar - 2019 Sponsor of STL Women of Rock 

We are proud to have Sasha’s Wine Bar back for the second year in a row as a sponsor of the STL Women of Rock Showcase -  Benefit for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Thanks to the continued support of our sponsors like Sasha’s, we were able to help St. Louis Area Foodbank provide over 3600 meals to hungry families in St. Louis.  

Sasha’s is a staple in the De Munn neighborhood of Clayton Missouri. For the last 15 years they have been serving food and drinks to please both foodies, wine experts, or anyone who is looking for a cold drink and a good time, in a comfortable neighborhood bar setting. 

Earlier this year Sasha’s announced their rooftop bar expansion, which opened earlier this fall. The rooftop is still open for cocktail service, as weather permits, with heaters and blankets to keep you warm as the days get cooler.  

In addition to their rooftop bar, Sasha’s will also be opening a private event space this holiday season. On the second floor, connected to their new rooftop bar, the exclusive event space which boasts a beautiful view of Concordia Seminary and a cozy fireplace,  is perfect for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, or other private celebrations. Be sure to keep them in mind when booking your next dinner party! 

We are so appreciative of Sasha’s Wine Bar and all of their help and support. Be sure to visit them in the De Mun neighborhood, or one of their sister locations Sasha’s on Shaw, or Scarlett’s Wine Bar, next time you are in the mood for a good drink and a tasty bite to eat. With a full bar, delicious menu selections, and an extensive wine list, you will be happy you stopped in!   

Sasha's Wine Bar on DeMun 

We are so happy that Sasha’s Wine Bar in Clayton has joined the STL Women of Rock family as a sponsor! Sasha’s Wine Bar, located at 706 DeMun in Clayton MO, is the most inviting neighborhood bar you can imagine. Whether you are looking for lunch, dinner, a glass of wine, beer, or skillfully made cocktail, Sasha’s has you covered. Their amazingly knowledgeable and friendly bar staff will make you feel at home while helping a wine enthusiast find the perfect bottle to match their meal, or serving a round of cold beers to those just looking to kick back and relax.   

If you are a music lover, be sure to swing by Sasha’s on Wednesday and Thursday nights! Every Wednesday is jazz night featuring Jim Manley, and on Thursdays Pierce Crask brings his signature brand of rock and Americana to the bar. Be sure to follow Sasha’s on their Facebook page as well, as they have pop up performances throughout the year featuring bands like The Pernikoff Brothers and Crystal Lady. 

I am a huge fan and long time patron of Sasha’s Wine Bar. It has become a ritual of mine to pop in for a drink to wind down after a late gig, and I can’t think of a place I’d rather be on Wednesday nights, than hanging out with the jazz crowd at Sasha’s.  Sasha’s is the kind of bar where you are never alone, because you won’t walk in without seeing a familiar face or making a new friend. I personally have made some lifelong friends just from being a regular at Sasha’s, and I’m always excited to grab bite or drink at my favorite haunt. 

With all of that being said, I am absolutely thrilled to have Sasha’s supporting the STL Women of Rock Showcase. This event stands for so many things that I am passionate about, and I couldn’t be more happy to have local businesses that I love and believe in helping to give back to our community. We could not do it without you!     

Guitar Center - Crestwood  

We are excited to announce that Guitar Center in Crestwood is an official sponsor of the 2018 STL Women of Rock Showcase! The Crestwood Guitar Center, located on Watson Rd, is truly a one stop shop for all your musical needs.They can set you up with a new instrument, repair the one you already have, and help you find new or used gear. Guitar center also has a wide variety of books for beginners, music accessories, dj equipment, and so much more. 

Most recently, Guitar Center has started a lessons program in their store, where students can come to study their instrument of choice with highly educated, professional musicians. Whether you are wanting to pick up an instrument for the first time, or refine your music theory skills Guitar Center’s teaching staff can create a lesson plan to fit your needs. 

Lessons are fulfilled at Guitar Center in their new practice rooms, each one outfitted with the amps, drums, keyboards, and gear you will need for your lesson. The rooms are well insulated so you can feel free to get as loud as you want and rock out. When these practice rooms aren't being used for lessons, the are also available to be rented out as practice space for individuals or group rehearsals. 

As a long time patron of Guitar Center, I am beyond thrilled to have them supporting the first annual STL Women of Rock Showcase! Personally my favorite thing to do is get lost in the keyboard room, experimenting with the various synths and midi boards they have available, as well as the beautiful digital pianos. As a vocalist I am also a big fan of the many vocal accessories they have, my personal favorites being their Vocal Eze spray, and the very handy mic stand cup holder attachment. 

Guitar Center is such a wonderful company and we could not be more thrilled to be working with them. Because of their support we are able to give back to our community and turn the idea of STL Women of Rock into a reality. We thank you!

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor Home Loans 

We are happy to announce that we have our first sponsor for the STL Women of Rock Showcase! We are sending a huge thank you to Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor Home Loans for their generosity. Their sponsorship has turned our dream, of using music to give back, into a reality. We are truly grateful! 

If you read Pinnacle's mission statement below, you will see that their core values align with those of STL Women of Rock. We are both passionate about serving and giving back to the community that has given so much to us!  Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor Home Loans is located on the St. Louis Hill, in the former family home of the Gianino's, which has since been turned into a beautiful office and meeting space. When you meet with the Gianino brother's at Pinnacle, you can clearly tell that community is important to them, and they take pride in their home city of St. Louis. We are so happy to have people like this in our corner! 

The hospitality and care you receive from the staff at Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor Home Loans is incomparable, and as a new real estate agent myself, I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing more information about home loans, refinancing, or other real estate matters they can help you with!

About Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor Home Loans:

Pinnacle Real Estate Advisor is the premier mortgage team in Missouri. The Pinnacle Team was established in August 2014 and is now run by Chris Gianino and Bill Lally. Pinnacle was founded from the need for a more streamlined residential lending process, and their belief that exceptional individuals working together can achieve greatness. The Pinnacle team's growth is centered upon identifying talented individuals, and strategically creating positions that cater to their abilities. At Pinnacle, we believe that locally owned business is the backbone of a healthy community. We partner with many local businesses as the preferred lender for the owners and their employees. We provide an extensive onsite benefits package that lets owners and employees spend less time worrying about real estate and more time working on their core business goals. Being the preferred lender for our business partners also gives us the chance to invest time and resources back into the communities we serve. It's the best way we can say "Thank you!" to our clients.  We are an experienced, passionate, and forward thinking residential mortgage team providing our clients superior service and value. We are experts in the local residential purchase space and continuously seek opportunities to establish the quickest contract to close time frame in the industry. We are dedicated to the continuous growth and development of our people and the team, and demonstrate peak unity during times of adversity. We are committed to discovering new technologies and leading the development and implementation of more advanced systems enabling the most efficient application process in the industry.


Crystal Lady's Hot Licks ft. Nick Fiveash a.k.a Flick Knife-Ass 

Crystal Lady is playing with Orphan Welles at Pop's Blue Moon on FRIDAY JULY 27TH! Flick Knife-Ass is here to give you a little preview of his hot licks that you'll hear if you come out to the show! The doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm this FRIDAY. There is a CASH BAR inside and tickets are only $10 at the door or online HERE:
Crystal Lady is going to be debuting some brand new original tunes that will be on the upcoming album ... so if you want a little sneak peak, this is your chance! 

Summer 2018 Update  

Hello Humans ... hear about our upcoming show at Pop's Blue Moon with Orphan Welles, our new album we are working on, and the rest of our plans for the summer! TICKET LINK:


Hello friends and happy New Year! This new year brings us lots of good news and changes to discuss! Since we last spoke a few things have happened … 

1. We have made a few friends since we spoke last, and these friends are now full time members of the band!  We were very happy to welcome our good friend Dylan Roussel to the Crystal Lady family back in September. Dylan is 22, he is a master of the bass guitar, and he has been instrumental in writing new original music with us, as well as in helping us with the search for our new guitar player. This brings me to my next point! 

2. We have a new guitar player, Mr. Nick Fiveash! Nick studied guitar at Columbus State University and after only meeting the band once for an audition, he moved all the way from Columbus, Georgia to St. Louis to be our full time guitar player ... Crazy right? In addition to being a monster on the guitar Nick also sings, so keep an ear out for his harmonies on our future recordings. 


3. Speaking of future recordings … we have been hard at work the last few months writing new music. We have 5 new songs that are complete and a good 10 -12 more that we are working on. We have been writing machines. Once we finish up all our writing and arranging, our plan is to pick our 11 favorite songs and get back into the studio. So yes, this does mean a second album is on the way! 

We hope everyone has had a good start to 2018, we sure have! If you want to get a small taste of what may be to come on our next album, check out the video above. We recorded an acoustic version of our new song “Ride” with our good friends over at Songday Afternoon! Thanks for checking in with us, we hope to see you soon at one of our next shows! 

Stay Groovy, 
Crystal Lady


Stay tuned!! Crystal Lady's big summer blog post and video is in the works and coming soon! We have been hard at work writing new music for the next album, making videos, touring and laying the ground work for some music videos! In our big summer blog post we will have footage from the tour, behind the scenes videos, updates from the band and MUCH more! We can't wait to show you what we have been up to! 
XOXO - Crystal Lady

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