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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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Tonight we listen to Fat Tuesday and the Griese Fire Horns featuring Jimmy Pryor live at the Hull Ave in 1999.  Cool show from the archive.  This was Fat Tuesday trying out some tunes in advance of the CIBS Blues Challenge of 1999.  Fat Tuesday was Scott Long on guitar and vocal, Greg Sutherland on bass, John Woody Wood on drums and vocal, Jimmy Pryor on vocals and kazoo.  Vern Hanson on Sax, Scott Davis on Trumpet.  

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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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Tonight we listen to the Sunday Night Blues Showcase from the Hull Ave in 1999.  Our guest tonight are Jethro on guitar and vocals, and Curtis Faison on drums.  We also have the mystery guitar player from last week, and tonight a mystery singer and harmonica players!   The house band was Jimmy Pryor on vocals and Kazoo, Scott Long on guitar, John Woody Wood on drums keys, and vocal, Tom Gary on piano, Jim Farr on the bass, and Jeff Ward, and Scott Davis on trumpet.  

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Another blast from the past.  This was recorded 20 years ago!  Tonight we listen to John Woody Wood and Jimmy Pryor sing the blues with the Bad Boys Scott Long on guitar, Jim Farr on bass, Woody on the Drums Tom Gary on piano, and Jeff Ward on Trumpet.  We also have another mystery guitar player playing with us that night.  Not sure who he was people with good ears might be able to pick up a name.  I certainly didn't hear one myself:-)

 

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Tonight we go back almost 20 years in the Tartus to listen to Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues (Tom Gary piano, John Lukehart guitar, Scott Cochran bass, and Rick Mosqueda drums)  Our guest that night was the amazing Scott Stratton.  Scott brother of Jeff Stratton performed a lot with us back in the 90s.  Scott did Rockabilly including a very good Elvis.  In the crowd you can hear Jon East, big Daddy Dennis Kain, and a very drunken fan Oh, and a fan fell, I mean a real fan with blades and stuff!!! :-)

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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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Another shot of Steve George with the Other Brothers from 2003 at the Hull Ave.  This show features Jono Smith on guitar and vocal, John lee Eagan on bass, Gary Lofstadt on drums, Bryan Martens on keys, and Tony Waddle on Sax. 

Cool show!  Enjoy!!

 

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Tonight we listen to Steve George and the Other Brothers, circa 2004 at Smoky's BBQ.  Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Steve George is joined by Jono Smith guitar and vocal, John Lee Egan Bass, Don Brown Sax, Gary Lofstadt drums, Bryan Martens Keys.  

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