CIBS Blues Crier :: MARCH 2018


MARCH 2018

Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events

Jensen is a solid guitarist, phrasing deftly with just enough macho to make the boys happy and just enough lyricism to make the girls swoon… not to mention he actually knows how to dress on stage.” — Rob Cullivan (Portland Tribune)

Most people are in for a shock the first time they experience a Jeff Jensen Band performance. It starts with the trio mixing an eccentric blend of soul, rock, and American roots music with a deep blues influence. Suddenly Jensen feels the spirit, transforming into a whirling dervish of sight & sound as he bounds across the stage, barely able to contain himself as he wrenches stark, biting six-string explosions from his guitar. His passion is there for all to see, a rare occurrence in these times of buttoned-down music-making. At first, the sheer emotional force he creates can be a bit overwhelming. Then you realize that all art is an expression of the soul, of the power of the life-giving force that created the universe. And Jeff feels it is his responsibility to make the effort to communicate his passion with each member of the audience every night. After all, music is art, and art is the physical form of emotion.

www.jeffjensenband.com


CIBS Membership Meeting at Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines – CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes at the end of the meeting… prizes such as tickets to a Blues show, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. Enjoy some live blues after the meeting!


Feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge…his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” – Rolling Stone

Blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis will celebrate the release of his powerful new CD, WINNING HAND, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, with a live performance on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Lefty’s Live Music in Des Moines. Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best loved, hardest working and most well-traveled statesmen.

Ellis unleashes a torrent of dazzling musicianship pitched between the exhilarating volatility of rock and roll and the passion of urban blues.” – Los Angeles Times

www.tinsleyellis.com


Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal! She’s an amazing guitar player. She whistled a solo. She even played the trumpet! And damn, can she sing.” – Los Angeles Times

A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.

Carolyn grew up the child of a singer in a band and began playing her mother’s vintage Martin guitar when other girls were dressing dolls. She’s gone from being the teenage toast of her hometown Houston to sleeping in her van in Austin amid heaps of critical acclaim for fine recordings Alcohol & Salvation, Bloodless Revolution, and more recently, Miss Understood and Peace Meal.

Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin, lap steel – Wonderland even throws in a whistling solo on occasion.

From appearances on PBS’s Austin City Limits to top slots at major festivals around the world, Wonderland’s live shows leave a trail of screaming fans in its wake.

A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. And she can write, too!” – Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

www.carolynwonderland.com


An expert channeler of old-time blueswomen.” – NPR

Eden Brent is much more than her signature boogie-woogie piano and juke-joint blues holler. She is a celebrated songwriter and dynamic performer, with numerous nominations and awards including eleven Blues Music Award nominations since 2009 and three BMA trophies. Her most recent Yellow Dog Records album, Jigsaw Heart was nominated for BMA Acoustic Album of the Year, continuing a streak of nominations for her last three albums.

A force to reckon with…sultry, hot and cool.” – Wall Street Journal

www.edenbrent.com


Further on up the road…

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 4/8/18
The Bel Airs 4/14/18
Too Slim & the Taildraggers 4/22/18
Albert Castiglia 5/6/18
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal 5/11/18
SpringFest #2 5/27/18
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band 7/20/18
Plus more in the works!

Keep an eye on www.cibs.org or follow us
on Facebook for the latest announcements!


tixTickets to CIBS events available here!

NOTE: CIBS members receive their discount at the door when checking in at the venue. The discounts are a members only benefit and does not apply to tickets purchased for non-members. Become a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society  HERE ->



24th Winter Blues Fest

The 24th Winter Blues Fest is now history and a wonderful memory. Thank you to all the performers, fans, sponsors, and especially the volunteers for making it another memorable event! Sending a special shout out to a few volunteers who really went the extra mile this year… Lynette Webster (Saturday Admissions Supervisor), Sandy Berkland (Friday Admissions Supervisor), Brian Pierson (Equipment Load Director), Quinn Fairchild and Chrissy Rinehart (Merchandise Assist), Bob Economaki (Emcee), T-Bone (Emcee), and Greg Sutherland (Jam Master) — THANK YOU!!!

 
Video Playlists – Jay Gilliam captured and compiled a
playlist of videos from each night of the Fest

…a mess of Winter Blues Fest photos
click the thumbnails to view the images from Jen & Kit

 

There are still a few Winter Blues Fest tees left. You can pick
one up at a bargain price of $10 at one of our upcoming shows!


Congratulations to the Winter Blues Fest Drawing Winners!
Each won a pair of concert tickets.

New Members
Sue Simons (John Hiatt)
Jim Heng (Jonny Lang)
Laurie Johnson (Robert Cray)

Current Members
Shannon Dario (Robert Cray)
Rodney Nelson (John Hiatt)
Deb Dillman (Jonny Lang)

 

Kevin “B.F” Burt

When you win the International Blues Challenge the buzz
just keeps on… here’s some recent Kevin “B.F.” Burt news.

Blues Blast Magazine Feature
click to check it out

 

Interview on IPR’s Talk of Iowa
click to listen

 

CIBS President, Scott Allen, presents Kevin with an honorary membership.
PHOTO BY JIM HEEMSTRA

 

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

The Central Iowa Blues Society will celebrate the 2018 class of IOWA BLUES HALL of FAME inductees in a ceremony taking place at at Noce’ in Des Moines on April 8. The class of 2018 includes; Vicki Price, Jay Sieleman, Ardie Dean Strutzenberg, Scot Sutherland, and Jeff Taylor.

 

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 Contributing Friends
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Gary Jensen
  • Chris Miner
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Lucy Brown
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Ken Morse
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Ray Hall
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Philip Snyder
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Arlen & Beth Bloom
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Lanny Battani
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Robert Economaki
  • Mary Wolfe
  • Janet Bannister
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Bryan & Karmen Church
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • Brian Gifford
  • Gary Mishler
  • Stevean White
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Steve Flood
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION CHAIR
Deb Bodson

DIRECTOR & TALENT CHAIR
Philip Snyder

DIRECTOR & EDUCATION CHAIR
Steve Vasquez

DIRECTOR
Scott Kirstein

DIRECTOR
Jeff Wagner

MEDIA & MARKETING CHAIR
Jen Taylor

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Jeff Duskin

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Quinn Fairchild & Chrissy Rinehart

Contact Us

CONTACT INFO AT
www.cibs.org


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CIBS, Post Office Box 13016
Des Moines, IA 50310-0016

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Iowa Blues Radio

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
hosted by Steve Cushing
SUNDAYS 12AM-5 AM

BLUE AVENUE
hosted by Bob Dorr
SUNDAYS 5-6:30PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM


THE 5:01 BLUES
hosted by Ron Sorenson
WEEKDAYS 5-5:15PM

T-BONE’S HOUSE ROCKIN’ BLUES PARTY
& THE GROOVE ZONE
hosted by Don Erickson
TUESDAYS 7-10PM


CONFESSING THE BLUES
hosted by Cleve Baker
SUNDAYS 8-10AM

THE ROADHOUSE
hosted by Andre Mosqueda
SUNDAYS 10AM-NOON


DA FRIDAY BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 6-10PM

BACKSTAGE BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 10-11PM

BEALE STREET CARAVAN
hosted by Pat Mitchell
SATURDAYS 1-2 AM

DA BLUES
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 6-10PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM

MIDNIGHT BLUES CD
FRI & SAT NIGHTS

Special thanks to…

Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh for
joining as Contributing Friends


Robert J Mulgrew (1996, contributor since 2016) for renewing as a Contributing Friend


Highland Park Hardware (2000) for
renewing their Corporate membership


Club 2000 (2016) for renewing
their Corporate membership


Scotty & the Wingtips (2017) for
renewing their Corporate membership

Welcome New Members!
  • Amy Sue Alesch
  • Sheila Bergan
  • Julie Bivans
  • David, Tammy & Matt Blakekey
  • Stephanie Thomson Bowers
  • Bill & Sandy Boyd
  • Bethany Brown
  • Betty Ann Buss
  • Andy Cohen
  • Michael Dudley Deay
  • Jerry Franker
  • Beth Goedken
  • Jim, Yolanda, Alaina, Briana & Brycen Heng
  • Steph Jessen & Mo Knupp
  • Laurie Johnson
  • June Keating
  • Bob & Jan Ketchum
  • Marie Kresse & David, Stephen & Erin Elliott
  • Clint, Adrea & Clark Murray
  • Paula Olander
  • Bob & Sue Simons
  • Chris Sutliff
  • Dawn Valentine & Terry Smith
  • Mark Wenzel
  • Paul Winget
  • Carmen Wood – 3 years
Renewing Members
  • Serena James
    (1993) – 3 years
  • Ted & Jule Reynolds
    (1993) – 3 years
  • Paul Houston
    (1996)
  • Thomas McBride
    (1996)
  • Kathy Battles
    (1997)
  • Jeff Tomlin & Deb Dillman
    (1997)
  • Mary Wolfe
    (1997)
  • John Masolini
    (1998) – 3 years
  • Lorraine Overhouse
    (1998)
  • Eric Leedom
    (1999)
  • Candice Crane
    (2003)
  • Sandra Berkland
    (2007)
  • Al Burney
    (2009) – 3 years
  • M.D. Vos & Ginger Snook
    (2012) – 3 years
  • Frank Madonia Jr
    (2015)
  • Greg, Dawn & Madison Colvin
    (2016) – 3 years
  • Renee Dalrymple
    (2016)
  • Doug Farris
    (2016)
  • Tamera Page
    (2016)
  • Stevan Robinson
    (2016)
  • Charlotte A S Shnurman
    (2016)
  • Steve & N. Susan Treanor
    (2016)
  • Diane Hoffman
    (2017)
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
    (2017)