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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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April 8, 2019

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Happy 150!!!!!   The house band plays some blues through technical difficulties.  Sounds like a typical Iowa Blues Showcase:-)

 

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March 25, 2019

IBSC 148 Big De!!!!!

Cool show!  Big De live at Fat Tuesday's.  Big De is a Des Moines treasure.  He plays delta, hill country, and Chicago blues.  He plays guitar, harmonica, and sings.  Tonight we listen to him play, sing, and talk a little bit about blues, and Detroit.  

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The thirteenth episode of the regional local Iowa Blues Showcase.  a podcast in a podcast!!!!  Tonight we listen to Big De, Rob Lumbard, Curry Harter, The Backstage Boogie Band, Tom Gary, The Blue Collar Band, The Blues Notions, Sherry Lueders, Tina Haas Finley, Fat Tuesday with Jimmy Pryor.  

Lots of fun tonight!

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25 years ago I was recorded at Devon Anderson's jam session at Connie's Lounge.  Devon was a singer and guitar player.  He joins me on the first song and then I play the rest.  

 

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The second set from last weeks show.  Tonight we listen to more from the Women in Blues Show at the Hull Ave.  Musicians showing in order of appearance.  The Bad Boys of the Blues, Joni, Sherry Luders, Bri Edwards, Krista Haugland, Trish Toma, and Tina Haas Finley. The show was recorded by Lee Bell. 

 

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Tonight we have another installment of local and regional blues.  This show features Rob Lumbard, Don Brown, Curry Harter, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, the Tom Gary Blues Band, Fat Tuesday, George and Gill Davis, Jimmy Pryor, The Soul Searchers, Steve George, and John Lukehart!!!

 

That's a show!!!!!!!

 

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Merry Christmas everyone!   Tonight we listen to Christmas music from Jono Smith, John Evans, Michelle Baldwin, Bob Dorr, The Worlds Most Dangerous Blues Band, Brian Holtz, Rob Lumbard, Tina Hass Finley, and Max Wellman.  

Oh, and it was Bobby Thompson who played sax for the Bob Dorr and the Blue Band many years ago, but I still don't know who actually played on that one. 

 

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Tonight we listen to some more great Regional and Local midwest blues.  We start off with Kansas City's John Paul Drum and the Hell Hounds, Then follow with Patrick Hazel, Alien Corn, the Blue Band, Jono Smith, Erick Hovey, Chicago Rick Lussie, Dennis McMurran, Jimmy Pryor and the Griese fire horns, Gary Smith, and Rob Lumbard.   

 

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The tenth installment of regional local blues.  Tonight we listen to the first recording of the Tom Gary Blues Band from 1992.  Some selections from Blues before Sunset, Blues for Baghdad, and some Backstage Boogie Band.  

Artist we will hear tonight:  Tom Gary, Dave Nesvette, Rongo Miller, Tracy Murphy, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Steve George and the Other Brothers, Fat Tuesday featuring Scott Long, Greg Sutherland, and Jimmy Pryor, Dougie Fresh Trammell, Byron Wells, and Rick Mosqueda.  

Lots of Fun!

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Another cool show at the Whiskey House with the Bad Boys of the Blues.  Featuring Jon East, Tom Gary, Norman Su, and Scotty Hartung, with special guest Bob Pace!   This was the first set of our September 27th Show.  It was fun playing with Bob Pace who played harmonica!  

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