2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions – Bare Bones in the Solo/Duo category and the Jeff Banks Band in the Band category. Complete Results…

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Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones feat. Dennis Gruenling - photo by Jen Taylor

The Jewel Tones @ DMSC Rooftop

The Central Iowa Blues Society sponsored Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling on the Rooftop at the Des Moines Social Club, Sunday July 10. If they weren’t playing ON the ROOF already they woulda tore it clean off! Terrific evening! You can keep up with the band HERE A few videos and […]

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Doc's Turning Sixty!

Doc’s Turning Sixty!

As if Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones aren’t reason enough to dance on the ROOF this Sunday. We’re also celebrating Doc’s 60th birthday. Join us for the concert and enjoy FREE FOOD & CAKE while it lasts!

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Matt Woods Receives Blues Blast Award Nomination - Acoustic Blues Album

Matt Woods Receives Blues Blast Award Nomination – Acoustic Blues Album

Congratulations to Matt Woods on his Blues Blast Award nomination in the Acoustic Blues Album category for his latest album Sawdust and Gasoline! This is a pretty dang big deal! He’s in impressive company with fellow nominees in the same category; Guy Davis, Luther Dickinson, Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and The Ragpicker String […]

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Bare Bones

2016 Blues Challenge – Video / Photos

Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa Blues Challenge Champions – Bare Bones in the Solo/Duo category and the Jeff Banks Band in the Band category. Complete Results: Solo/Duo Champion – Bare Bones Solo/Duo Runner up – Bruce Kort Solo/Duo 3rd Place – Steve Robinson Band Champion – Jeff Banks Band Band Runner up – The Royal Blues Band 3rd Place […]

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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Party

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Party

Join us Sunday – Jun 26, 2016 @ 5:00pm at Hawkeye Elks Club, 1401 Walker St in Des Moines for the re-dedication party to celebrate the newly upgraded Iowa Blues Hall of Fame exhibit. Entertainment by SUMPIN’ DOO. This will be a potluck so plan to bring something to share.

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Matt Woods performing LIVE at the June 13 Membership Meeting

Matt Woods performing LIVE at the June 13 Membership Meeting

Don’t miss the next Central Iowa Blues Society general membership meeting. Each CIBS member that attends will be entered to win a select prize… Prizes may include super cool things like tickets to a Blues Show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. AND enjoy a live performance by the MATT WOODS! WHERE: The Rooftop, 525 E Grand in Des […]

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