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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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Holy Cow!  What a show!   Happy 100th Episode!!!!!!   Tonight we feature songs from Jono Smiths new album and some recordings from my Presonus, and open source recording app on my phone!   We also will hear Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring the legendary Julius Brooks, The Backstage Boogie Band, and end the night with the full song of the amazing Madam Jules!!!!!

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A treasure in the archive!!!  Found a bootleg recording of the April show of season 2 of the Iowa Blues Showcase!!!   WOW!  This show featured Sam Salamone and Jody Bodley.   I don't remember who recorded the show, I just remember the previous month a person asked to record it for us and we said yes:-)   

Director of Bands was Jono Smith, with John Lukehart, Tom Gary, Frank Strong, Gil Davis, and Dave Andrews.  

Show show was later produced for podcast by Tom Gary.  

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From 1988 its  Blue Collar, a band that I played with in Kansas City.  This is our original music ( i was wrong on the intro, when I thought it had cover tunes.  I was actualy listening to two tapes at the time:-)  It features Rick Jaques on Guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Tom Gary on Keyboard, guitar, key bass, and vocal, and Dave McConnel on Drums and back up vocals.  It was recorded by Rick Jaques sometime around 1988.  It is a mono mix, but sounds great.  Somewhere I have most of these songs in stereo and with Dave on lead vocals.  Look for a part two:-)

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WARNING Adult Langauge

Yup, its another regional local blues showcase.  Tonight we feature the Backstage Boogie Band Plus my ode to Jimmy Pryor, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Jimmy Pryor, Curry Harter, Lighting Red, Rob Lumbard, Madam Jules, and Johnny Reeferseed.

SO, beware, Johnny Reeferseed and Afroman, yup, that Afroman from the end of the movie Clerks perform Jamie Grim's (Johnny Reeferseed) hit Light em Up.  They use a lot of foul language so senstive ears avoid the show:-)  I love the song, but I understand if you have children who listen to the show avoid this show.  THANKS!

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We go in the way back machine to sometime in the summer of 1994.  It is a demo tape recorded by the third version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  Some of these recordings ended up on Yesterday and Today released in 2008.  Tonights show stars John Lukehart on guitar and vocals, John Woody Wood on drums and vocals, Jim Faar on bass guitar, and Tom Gary on piano and vocals.  The session was recorded live in studio with no overdubs at Juniors Motel.  It was engineered by Kurt Kaufmann.  

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The second part of the first part as Jimmy Pryor use to say.  Its part two of the Blue Bands greatest hits.   This was originally released in 1988 as a double cassette tape.   It features Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Jeff Petersen, Ron DeWitte, Bryce Loshman, Bobby Thompson, Bunky Marlow, Bill Cannon, E Scot Esbeck, and Phil Maass.   

Originally recorded at Catamount Records by Tom Tatman.  

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Cassette release recorded in 1992, and released in 1994.  It was recorded in Otho Iowa at Juniors Motel.  It took about an hour to record pretty much one take.  Kurk Kaufmann produced and engineered the session.  It is just me and the piano.  I never really intended to release it as a product, but a couple years later I put it out as my second cassette.  Many of the songs ended up on either Iowa Corn Fed Blues, or Yesterday and Today.   

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This show originally was recorded on August 15 1999 at the Hull Ave.  It was the Sunday night Blues Showcase.  As always it starred Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the blues.  our guest tonight were Blues Inc with Jeff Hart, Jon East, and Clarence Key JR.  Special apparences by Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Ben Williams.

The Show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary, with John Lukehart on guitar, Scott Cochrane on Bass, and Rick Mosqueda on drums.  

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Tonight we feature the 1988 double cassette release of the Blue Band called Dealer's Choice.  It was their greatest hits to that point.  The band in 1988 featured Bob Dorr on harmonica and vocal, Molly Nova on Violin, Bass, and Vocal, Jeff Peterson on guitar and vocal, Ron DeWitte guitar, bass, and vocal,  Bobby Thompson on sax, and Bryce, Loshman on drums.  Som of these recordings go back to 1981 and include Bill Cannon on sax, Phil Bunky Marlow on sax, E scott Esbeck in guitar and bass, Phil Mass sound and lights.  Tom Tatman at Catamount recordings was the Engineer.  

Just a note, technical difficulties and strep throat cut his show short.  I could talk about the Blue band for hours and hours!!

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February 19, 2018

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The fourth in our series of local and regional blues artists.  Tonight we hear, Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard in Two Bobs and a Babe, The Blues Instegators, Shade of Blue, Rush Cleveland, Ron Hill, The Soul Searchers, Jeff Stratton, Erick Hovey, John Paul Drum and the Hell Hounds, and April May!

That is a great show!!!

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