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The Iowa Blues Showcase features local, regional, and national blues artists. It is both new live shows, and archive shows going back to the 1980s.

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Tonights show is from either 1988, or 1989.  It is Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions from Kansas City.  This was a legendary Band that was originaly led by Oliver Riley.  They ruled Sunday Night with their famous Blues Jam at the Roxy Bar and Grill.  The band was led by Oliver Riley on Guitar and Vocals, and Wayne Smith on Bass, with Greg Mays on drums, Billy Thomas on rhythm guitar, and Dave Creighton on B3.  

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another great show!!!   Tonights show originally aired in October of 2003.  It featured Where in the World is Woody!  With John Woody Wood, The Living Stones, John Lukehart, and end with a special apparence by Tina Haas Finley!!!!!    That is a show!!!!

The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of Bands was Jono Smith with John Lee Eagan, Rick Mo, Frank Strong, and Don Brown.  

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Tonight is a jam packed show starring Jamming Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke, with special apparences by Jared Hall and Dave Andrews!   That is a fun show!!!

The show originally aired October of 2003.  It was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of Bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Rick Mo, Frank Strong, and Don Brown.  Please Subscribe to podbean, Itunes, or Google Play!! Thanks!!

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Tonights show is a long one, and a great one!   Its the Sunday Night Blues Showcase from the Hull Ave sometime around May, or June of 1999!   This features Jimmy Pryor in his prime, with John "Woody Wood!   Our guest for the night was the Legendary Jon East with special appearance by Clarence Key Jr!   Almost two hours of blues tonight!!!!!!

The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary.  The house band was Scott Long, Tom Gary, John Wood, and Jim Farr with lead vocals by Jimmy "The Midnite Cowboy" Pryor.  Also on the show was Jeff Ward.  

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Tonights show goes WAY back to 1991 and the Sunday Night Blues jam at the Roxy Bar and Grill in suburban Kansas City.  It stars the Blue Notions with Tom Trashmouth Baker on lead Vocals, Jammers include Big Bob Schnebelen, and John Paul Drum.  

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Tonights show is the second half of the September 2003 Iowa Blues Showcase.  This show featured Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Steve George.  It also featured a one time segment of Storm Lake Days.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of Bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Don Brown, and Rick Mosqueda.  Our announcer was Ben Williams.  

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Tonights show is the first episode of season 4 from September 2003!  The show starred James Bein, and Tina Haas Finley.  We also had the first attempt of a new segment called Where in the World is Woody!!!  

Our show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary, with musical direction by Jono Smith.  The shows announcer was Ben Williams, with the Worlds most dangerous blues band featuring John Lee Eagan, Rick Mosqueda and Don Brown.  

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Tonights show is dedicated to local and regional blues performers who have pass on this year, and in years past.  The show stars, Jeff Stratton, Dan Doran, Ronn Hill,  and mention of Janey Hooper. (if you have any recordings of her pease send them to us!)  Also included are recordings of past showcase stars and players John Woody Wood, Jimmy Pryor, Chicago Rick Lussie, Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, Rick Shultz, Louis McTizic, Frenchy Campbell, and Ethaline Wright. 

The show was produced by Lee Bell, Jay Taylor, Phill Moss, and Tom Gary.   Jono Smith director of bands, with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Frank Strong, Rick Mosqueda, Don Brown, and a cast of milions.  

 

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Tonights show is the 1998 release of Alien Corn's In The Middle of Everywhere CD.  The guys in the band were very important in the later formation of the Iowa Blues showcase house band.  Jono Smith, John Woody Wood, and Dave Andrews were all a part of the showcase from the very begining. Also John Dale has always been a great supporter of all of our projects over the years.  

Alien Corn was Jono Smith on Guitar and vocals, John Dale on Guitar and Vocals, John Woody Wood on Drums, percussion and Vocals, Dave Andrews on Drum, Josh Metz on bass, Bryan Martens on keyboards, and Juline Jordan on vocals.  Also on the recording were, Jamie Poulsen Organ amd vocals, Buzz Dupp on Guitar, Amy Peterson on backup vocals, TJ Herrick on Sax, Lorna Johnson and Denise Peiffer on Backup vocals, Don Jaques on sax, Tom Gary on Piano, Willie McKnight on harmonica,and Scott Rhoden on Guitar. 

The CD was produced originally by Sean McMahon, Kirk Kaufmann, and Alien Corn.  Later modified for podcast by Tom Gary.  

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Originally aired on 3-29-2003 and starred Brandon Dennis, Andy Coats, and Frank Strong with Des Moines on $50 Dollars.   

The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Frank Strong, Dave Andrews, Rick Mo, Don Brown, and John Lee Eagan.  

At the end of the show is the hit single from Yesterday and Today by the Tom Gary Blues Band, Holly Golightly blues.  

 

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