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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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Blue Collar was a studio band from Kansas City that was around in the late 80s.  Rick Jaques led the band and played guitar and sometimes bass.  Dave McConnell sang and played drums and Tom Gary sang and played keyboards.  This version of the band played one live gig, but recorded many hours of great blues both cover and originals.  This recording was from 1988 and was recorded in Oletha Kansas by Rick Jaques.  made into podcast by Tom Gary.  Please subscribe, like, share, and listen on Podbean, or your favorite podcasting home.  

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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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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 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 my first ever release called Iowa Corn Fed Blues.  It was recorded on April 9th 1994 or 23 years ago to the day.  It features myself on piano and vocal, Brad Heck on guitar, bass and vocal, and Kyle Haub on Drums and vocal.  It was produced by Kirk Kaufman at Juniors Motel.  Enjoy!!!

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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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December 24, 2016

IBSC 32 Merry Christmas

Iowa Blues showcase episode 32 is our christmas gift to you.   it stars Bob Dorr, Rob Lumbard, Max Wellman, Tina Haas Finley, John Evans, Jono Smith, Tom Gary, and Brian Holtz.  

Have a Happy Holidays from the Iowa Blues showcase family to yours!!!!!!!!!!

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Todays show is a tribute show to Dan Doran.  Dan is one of Kansas Cities best blues and jazz piano players.  He is currently battling Brain Cancer and I wanted to do this show so the world can know how great a piano man he is.  When I was a kid in Kansas City, I had no clue how to play blues piano especially with my left hand.  Dan Doran, and Larry Van Loon helped me tremendously by showing me how to play certain licks, and just letting me watch their hands on the ivories.  Thank you Dan, for making me a better piano player!  God Bless!!!

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