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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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Its the second birthday of the Iowa Blues showcase podcast!!!!!!!  

Tonight we are playing regional and local blues (plus one international blues performer!!!!)  Its a cast of thousands!!!!  

we feature tonight: Jimmy Pryor, Chicago Rick, Gene Jackson, Jono Smith, John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Matt Woods, Kent Burnside, Madam Jules, Jon East, Norman Su, Scott Hartung, Rob Lumbard, Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Joe Price, Patrick Hazel, Scott Long, and Greg Sutherland!   

That's a show!!!!!

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tonight is we continue where we left off on episode 99.  It is the April 2003 season two Iowa Blues showcase.  The show recorded by a nice guy.  If you have good ears you might be able to hear his name.  I couldn't pick it out.  

The show stars Jimmy Pryor and John Lukehart with the band Clean Slate.  (Doc Lawson on B3, John Lukehart guitar, Mark Jervis on bass, and Frank McDowelll on drums)  

The Iowa Blues showcase was produced by Tom Gary.  Jono Smith was director of bands, with Gilbert Davis, Dave Andrews, and Frank Strong.   

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Tonight we feature the 2005 recording of Natural Blue by Curry Harter.  This CD features artists from   the Inland Empire of California.  Curry Harter plays Harmonica on all songs.  He is joined by Jasson Seccurro drums, Brittney Carvajal Vocals, Kelly McGuire, Engineer producer and Guitar, Sean Johnson Drums, Gordan Mike Taylor Piano, Matt Coleman guitar and vocal, Shirl lead vocals on Rock me Baby, Ken Jones Hammond B3, Chris Beach vocals and guitar, Jeff Wilson Bass,  and Clayton Crawford guitar.  Also appearing tonight is Rob Lumbard with Curry Harter. 

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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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Tom Gary

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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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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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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

IBSC 91 Local and Regional 5

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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December 25, 2017

IBSC 83 Christmas Blues Redux

yup our first repeat, but this one's important since it is the Blue Bands last dance.   This show features a lot of Bob Dorr and the Blue band, with songs also by Rob Lumbard, Max Wellman, Tina Haas Finley, Jono Smith, John Evans, and Brian Holtz.  This is probably my favorite podcast.  Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!

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