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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 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 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 a bootleg recording of Curry Harter with Iowa Blues hall of famer Rob Lumbard, and national recording artist Lightning Red.   

Show was produced by Tom Gary for podcast.   

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Tonights show is from March 15th 2003 it featured Big Daddy Dennis Kain, CC Stewart, and Gary Smith, with special guest appearance by Steve E George!!!  

The Iowa Blues Showcase was originally recorded by Jono Smith, and remastered to digital by Jay Taylor.  Produced by Tom Gary.  Jono Smith was director of bands with John Lee Eagan, Dave Andrews, Rick Mosqueda, Don Brown and Frank Strong.  

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UPDATE!   Songs two and four were lower in the mix due to a screw up on my part.  I have since fixed it and they are back to their original volume.  

 

Tonights show is old and new recordings of local and regional blues bands that play in the midwest.  Tonights show features the Soul Searchers, The Bad 

Boys of the Blues, John Paul and the Hell Hounds, The Blue Band (Heath Allen), Rob Lumbard, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Fat Tuesday and the Grease Fire Horns (Jimmy Pryor), JC Anderson, Erick Hovey, John Lukehart, Jono Smith and the Whatnots, and Madam Jules!   Yup thats a lot of blues!!!!  ENJOY!!!

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Tonights show is from the wayback machine!   It is the Sunday Night Blues Showcase from either late March or early April of 1999!!!   It features a lot of great musicians from the past.  Staring Jimmy Pryor, with Scott Long, John Woody Wood, Jim Faar, and Tom Gary.  Our speical guests for the night. Tony Rivera, Clarence Key Jr, Rick Sholtz, and Bryn Onmie.  The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary.  Enjoy!

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February 27, 2017

Iowa Blues Showcase 39

Todays show is part two of the 3-8-2003 Iowa Blues Showcase.  it featured Heather West, and Steve George, with a special apparence by Frank Strong.  

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

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Tonight is the final best of season five of the Iowa Blues showcase. This is the second installment.  tonight we feature Bridget Thompson, Tina haas Finley, Sadona Cochrane, Matt Woods, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Blue Two (Bob Dorr, and Jeff Peterson) Brandon Dennis, Jesse Moore, Bob Pace, and the Bad Boys of the Blues!  RIP Jeff Stratton.  

The Iowa Blues showcase was produced by Doug Trammell, and Tom Gary. Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Emeal Myles, The Border Cat, and Brian Peirson on bass, Dave Andrews John Krantz, and Rick Mosquedea on drums, and Johnny Luna on trumpet.  Thanks for a great 2016! 

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Tonights episode celebrates the 100th birthday of Des Moines blues legend Jimmy "Midnite Cowboy" Pryor.  Jimmy pryor was born offically on Feb 5th 1917 (Jimmy and his family believed he was born in 1916. However his birth certificate, and moter registration showed 1917)  This show was originally recorded on open reel tape by Jimmy Pryor back in 1967 at the Pines Supper Club north of Des Moines Iowa.  On this recording are Jimmy Pryor on guitar and Vocal, Walter Akiss on Saxophone, Carl Burse on bass guitar, and Robert Cox on drums.  The orginal tape was remastered to digital by Lee Bell, of Wolfer Sound in Des Moines in 2000.  

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