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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.


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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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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January 21, 2019

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UPDATE!!!!        There was an error in this weeks The first 25 people are missing songs.  Redownload now and you should have the full show.  THANKS


This is the first of two shows.  The previous women in blues shows did not feature the whole show in its entirely so tonight we fix that!   on August 1 2014 The Blues Army of Des Moines in cooperation with the Hull Ave (owned then by Thomas Morris) put on its first Women in Blues Show.  Tonight we listen to the first hour of the show.  We start with the house band the Bad Boys of the Blues (Tom Gary, Jon East, Norman Sue, and Scotty Hartung) then in order April May, Barb Baker Miller, Michelle Baldwin, Bluebird Page with Jean Marie, and Krista Haugland, and Madam Jules!   

This show was a lot of fun and a lot of work to recreate.  I had to search for all the tracks, and try to piece together which came first.  special thanks to Lee Bell who not only recorded the shows, but left me hints on the tracks on where they belonged.  Rest in Peace my friend you are truly missed!

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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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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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Tonight we listen to the Blue Band live at studio 3 sometime in the mid to late 90s.  This is a recording off a VHS tape, so there is a slight warble at the begining, but it ok ten seconds in.  The show features Bob Dorr on vocal and harmonica, Molly Nova on bass, violin, and vocal, Jeff Petersen on guitar and vocal, Dan Magarrell on sax, guitar and vocal, Ellery Temple on Keys, bass, and vocal, Bryce Loshman on drums.   

The show was originally produced for TV by IPTV.

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July 30, 2018

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Tonight we listen to Taz Brian Grant and his band the Taz Band live on IPTV's Studio Three.  I am not sure of the date, but I would put it in the  mid 90s.  It features Taz on guitar and vocals with Ed Eaves on bass, Missy DeYoung on saxaphone, Jeff Ward on trumpet, and an unknown Neil Redding on drums and Bryan Martens on keys.   This show features Taz's feel good hit of the Summer of 94 You Take My Blues Away as well as many others.  

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 This is our 9th installment of our semi monthly series. Tonight we listen to Rob Lumbard, the Soul Searchers, Madam Jules, Matt Woods, Catfish Keith, Jimmy Pryor, Dennis McMurrin, David Zollo, Heath Allen, Bob Dorr, and the Bad Boys of the Blues featuring Jon East.  

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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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