CIBS Blues Crier :: JUNE 2018


JUNE 2018

Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events

SUNDAY – JUN 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
The 44’s

Opening performance by Patrick Recob & the Perpetual Luau All Stars!
DOORS AT 6PM // SHOW AT 7PM

Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music.The 44’s are one the brightest rising stars on the American blues roots scene. Make no mistake about it. The raw rough and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians during live performances and in the making of their sophomore album Americana, on the Rip Cat label, demands to be heard by blues music fans world wide. Prepare to do some hip-shakin’!!!


FRIDAY – JUN 29, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Anthony Gomes

DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM

Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. Download a FREE ALBUM from ANTHONY GOMES at: www.freegomesalbum.com

A very talented guitarist… and where did that voice come from?
~ B.B. King


MONDAY – JUL 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting – Heath Alan

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 from HEATH ALAN after the meeting!


Further on up the road…

Chubby Carrier 7/20/18
Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl 7/22/18
Johnny Rawls 7/29/18 – ARTIST CANCELLED
Curtis Salgado 8/12/18
Teresa James 8/22/18
Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS 9/8/18
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys 9/21/18
Davy Knowles 9/29/18
Grand Marquis 10/13/18
Blues Caravan with Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison 10/21/18

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 ->


Reds Whites & Blues Festival


2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

For the 24th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS), in association with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC), a multiple-round live music competition in two categories – Band and Solo/Duo – open to all Iowa-based Blues acts.

Preliminary round competitions will be held in Des Moines, Fairfield and Davenport during August, with the winners of each in both categories advancing to the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 at the Des Moines Social Club.

  • DAVENPORT BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
    Sunday, August 12 @ River Music Experience
  • FAIRFIELD BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
    Saturday, August 18 @ Depot Brewery
  • DES MOINES SOLO/DUO PRELIM
    Sunday, August 19 @ Zimm’s Food & Spirits
  • DES MOINES BAND PRELIM
    Sunday, August 26 @ Lefty’s Live Music
  • FINALS – BAND AND SOLO/DUO
    Saturday, September 8 @ Des Moines Social Club

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which includes cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including, but not limited to the 2019 Winter Blues Fest) and entry into and travel expense stipend for the 2019 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Download 2018 IABC Rules and Sample Ballot (.pdf)

Download 2018 IABC Application (.docx)

Download Blues Foundation Affiliate Challenge Booklet (.pdf)

DEADLINE FOR ACTS TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, JULY 21

Sponsors of the 2018 Iowa Blues Challenge: Budweiser, Exile Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music, VividPix & Design, Des Moines Social Club, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Southeast Iowa Blues Society and Central Iowa Blues Society.

The 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo champion, Kevin B.F. Burt, went on to win the 2018 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo championship, as well as winning the Lee Oskar Harmonica award and the Cigar Box Guitar award. This was Kevin’s 2nd opportunity to participate in the IBC. In 1995, he and his band, the Blues Instigators won the Iowa Blues Challenge and represented CIBS in Memphis. 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Band champion, the Avey Grouws Band, were semifinalists at the IBC. 235 acts from around the world participated in the 2018 International Blues Challenge.

For more information please contact:
Jeff Duskin, Iowa Blues Challenge Chair
(515) 494-6033 • jeeff@cibs.org


Badass Blues Broads!

Thank you to ALL the Badass Blues Broads for a terrific show on June 1st at Lefty’s, especially to Jeni Grouws who really went above and beyond pushing the show out to the masses and getting everyone together as they were scheming for weeks before the event. There were many special moments throughout the evening. Some were captured in video and some you “just had to be there”… if you were there you know what we’re talkin’ ’bout!!! Check out the video playlist…


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Mo Shaul. He won a pair of weekend passes to the
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival at our June membership meeting!


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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
  • 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
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
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 CHALLENGE CHAIR
Jeff Duskin

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Quinn Fairchild & Chrissy Rinehart

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MIDNIGHT BLUES CD
FRI & SAT NIGHTS

Blues Blast Awards

The 2018 Blues Blast
Music Award Nominees

Fan voting determines the winners and begins July 1, 2018 and continues until August 31, 2018 at BluesBlastMagazine.com

Contemporary Blues Album

  • Victor Wainwright & The Train – Self Titled
  • Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison
  • Chris Cain – Self titled
  • Danielle Nicole – Cry No More
  • Bernard Allison – Let It Go
  • Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind – Approved By Snakes

Traditional Blues Album

  • The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling – The High Cost of Low Living
  • Kim Wilson – Blues And Boogie Vol 1
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland
  • Oscar Wilson – One Room Blues
  • The Cash Box Kings – Royal Mint
  • Mud Morganfield – They Call Me Mud

Soul Blues Album

  • Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – After A While
  • Johnny Rawls – Waiting For The Train
  • Bettye LaVette – Things Have Changed
  • Benny Turner – My Brother’s Blues
  • Markey Blues & Ric Latina Project – Raised In Muddy Water
  • Ivy Ford – Time To Shine

Rock Blues Album

  • Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together
  • Albert Castiglia – Up All Night
  • Tinsley Ellis – Winning Hand
  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground
  • Ghost Town Blues Band – Backstage Pass
  • Savoy Brown – Witchy Feelin’

Acoustic Blues Album

  • Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager – Rough Cut
  • Doug MacLeod – Break The Chain
  • Mitch Woods – Friends Along The Way
  • Daniel Eriksen – Narrative Boogie
  • Sonny Landreth – Recorded Live In Lafayette
  • Sunny Lowdown – Down Loaded

Live Blues Recording

  • Sonny Landreth – Recorded Live In Lafayette
  • John Mayall – Three For The Road
  • Ghost Town Blues Band – Backstage Pass
  • Muddy Waters – Live At Rockpalast
  • Nick Schnebelen – Live In Kansas City
  • Casey Hensley – Live Featuring Laura Chavez

Historical Or Vintage Recording

  • Muddy Waters – Live At Rockpalast
  • Luther Allison Box Set
  • Johnny Nicholas – Too Many Bad Habits
  • Paul Delay – Live at Notodden ’97
  • Reverend Raven & The CSAB – My Life – Twentieth Anniversary

New Artist Debut Album

  • Patrick Recob – Perpetual Luau
  • Ben Levin – Ben’s Blues
  • Heather Newman – Burn Me Alive
  • Casey Hensley – Live Featuring Laura Chavez
  • Orphan Jon – Abandoned No More
  • Ilya Portnov Strong Brew

Blues Band

  • The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
  • The Cash Box Kings
  • Ghost Town Blues Band
  • Welch Ledbetter Connection
  • Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy

Male Blues Artist

  • Victor Wainwright
  • Chris Cain
  • Walter Trout
  • Oscar Wilson
  • Kid Ramos
  • Benny Turner

Female Blues Artist

  • Danielle Nicole
  • Shaun Murphy
  • Samantha Fish
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Beth Hart
  • Karen Lovely

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

  • Ben Levin
  • Joyann Parker
  • Orphan Jon
  • Ivy Ford
  • Breezy Rodio
  • Heather Newman