CIBS Blues Crier :: FEBRUARY 2019


FEBRUARY 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS
  • FRIDAY – MAR 1, 2019 @ 7:00PM
    Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Paul Nelson Band
    Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter’s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson who has also shared the world’s stages and/or recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa and the list goes on.
    Whether it’s headlining festivals, performing to packed houses at many of music’s most prestigious stages or iconic clubs like New York’s Iridum, Blue Note, 55 bar and BB Kings to London’s Astoria and Buddy Guy’s Legend’s in Chicago, Nelson’s guitar mastery and band in a live setting are the most impressive and unforgettable.With appearances on late night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson is known for his amazing tone and playing style by an ever growing legion of fans establishing him as one of today’s leading modern blues guitar trendsetters.

    He’s a Great Guitar Player” – Buddy Guy

    What else can we say about Paul Nelson except…Chops Deluxe.”– Guitar World Magazine

    An a-list guitar player…one of the most technically dazzling players around today.”– Guitar Magazine

  • MONDAY – MAR 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM
    Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA
    CIBS Membership Meeting
    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 Kevin BF Burt after the meeting!
  • SATURDAY – MAR 23, 2019 @ 8:00PM
    Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Nick Schnebelen Band
    Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. As founding member of the award winning popular family band Trampled Under Foot (TUF), Nick has traveled the world playing festivals such as Notodden, Montreal, and as fan favorites on the annual Legendary Blues Cruise. Today Nick performs with his own band, as does his sister Danielle, and brother Chris. The siblings still perform a few re-union shows as Trampled Under Foot. Now, Nick Schnebelen continues to tour world-wide, bringing his raw blues energy guitar and vocals, backed by a hot rock n blues band.
  • SUNDAY – MAR 31, 2019 @ 6:00PM
    Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
    Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser
    $20 Suggested Donation (No CIBS Member rebate as this is a fundraiser) TIME IS TENATIVE :: Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser hosted by the Danielle Nicole Band. Proceeds will go directly to the Michael David Ledbetter Family Fund to support the futures of the Ledbetter children–Holland and Little Michael. Other musical guests include; Butter Cow Blues Band, LA Jones Quartet & Adrianna Marie, and more to be announced…


Artists, Venues, and Promoters — we want to help spread the word and include your events on our online calendar. We have limited manpower to scour web sites, Facebook, and other sources to track down gigs… we need your HELP! Please email your dates and info to dates@cibs.org



2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Tickets available now at MIDWESTIX. Last year’s event was sold out in advance so don’t delay (V.I.P. tickets are sold out). Please contact Bryan Church at (515) 577-7749 or bcturtleriver@gmail.com with any questions.


25th Winter Blues Fest Recap

It was Super Bowl Weekend AND it was a Super Blues Weekend. CIBS 25th Winter Blues Fest Anniversary weekend to be exact. You might have rooted for your favorite football team, but apparently a LOT of enthusiastic fans were rooting for the BLUES.

Your CIBS leadership team, with “Captain Scott Allen” at the helm just might have shed some joyful tears due to our extraordinary wins February 1 and February 2. Months of planning and media promotions by the CIBS Administrators, Talent & Research, Committee Chairs, Production, and other Volunteers proved it so worth the effort. Attendance, membership, and merchandise sales (including the Confluence Winter Blues Helles Lager commemorative beer) reached all time highs! How about the many business sponsorships that gave support to present a top shelf event?

But SO importantly, heartfelt appreciation to the CIBS members who volunteered at the event and helped us run a tight ship. What would we do without you? THANK YOU to all who love the music, performed the music, and supported the event.

GO TEAM.

~ Deb Bodson, CIBS Production Chair


SAVE-THE-DATES
February 14-15, 2020
for Winter Blues Fest #26


Big thanks to CIBS 25th Winter Blues Fest media team… Jay Gilliam shot tons of video. Kit Lancaster, Paul Houston, and R.K. Anderson captured great photos. Jen Taylor and Kathryn Dickel (Midwestix) covered Social Media during the event. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and help promote our events!

Check out the photos and videos HERE!

 


Winter Blues Fest Tees

We thought we sold out of the WBF tees but now that the dust has settled we have found a few! We will have them available at membership meetings until they are gone.

Here is what’s left…

MENS – 4 Large, 5 X-Large

LADIES – 2 Small, 7 Medium, 1 Large

 


2019 Iowa Blues Challenge

Iowa Blues Acts – Are You Ready for the Challenge?

For its 26th year, the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC) is returning to its traditional spring time frame with preliminary round competitions scheduled in Fairfield on Saturday, April 27 at the Depot Brewery and in Des Moines on Sunday, April 28 at Zimm’s Food & Spirits and on Sunday, May 19 at Lefty’s Live Music.  The winners of each preliminary in both the Solo/Duo and Band categories will advance to the 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals on Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day – wouldn’t tickets be a great gift for Dad??) at the Des Moines Social Club.  Finalists will compete for a prize package that includes cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs and entry into and travel expense stipend for the 2020 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee in January.

Iowa-based Blues acts wishing to participate in the Iowa Blues Challenge must submit their completed application, photo and biography, as specified in the Rules, to the IABC Chair by e-mail by the entry deadline of Sunday, April 7, 2019.

The 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge is sponsored by: Budweiser, Exile Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music, Des Moines Social Club, VividPix & Design, Southeast Iowa Blues Society, and Central Iowa Blues Society.


CIBS Blues Education News

Let The Good Times Roll! And the Central Iowa Blues Society’s Blues Education Program is on a roll! Thank you, Nikki Hayter, Forest Avenue Library Supervisor and Dana Smith, Forest Avenue Library Librarian for their time and effort at the Central Iowa Blues Society’s 25th Winter Blues Fest. We just wrapped up confirming the dates for the first Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues education series. Schedule is below — all are Saturdays from 2-3pm.

  • March 23rd
    Tina Haase-Findlay & Rob Lumbard
    Performance with storytelling
  • June 8th
    Aaron Earl Short
    Performance with Participation
  • July 27th
    Kevin Burt
    Student Harmonica giveaway with lessons
  • August 24th
    Scott Davis
    Blues History with Videos

Did you know the Forest Avenue Library CD collection contains the top 100 blues CDs? Get your library card out and check them out! WEBSITE ->


We have established communication with the Waukee Community School District and are working with the Director of Community Education, Jeff Longman to see how the CIBS education program can fit into their curriculum.


What comes to mind when you hear the two words “music therapy”? Is it going out to hear live music or hanging at home with a bottle of wine or even a cigar with whiskey and a CD? What I am talking about here is a program called Guitars For Vets. Their slogan reads, “They endure sniper attacks, RPG’s and roadside bombs. Yet, the thing that saves their life is a guitar.” We have been in contact with Matt Lloyd, the Director of the Iowa chapter of Guitars For Vets. Veterans that sign up for this program get ten, 30-minute lessons. At the completion of these lessons, the Veteran graduates and gets to keep the guitar that he took the lessons with. I learned of this organization through my work with the Cincinnati Blues Society. They have a local musician that became an ambassador for their local chapter. Some of the Veterans that graduate get to perform as an opening act at some of their festivals. The Cincy Blues Society also holds a fundraiser that helps purchase tickets for Veterans to their events. www.guitars4vets.org


We are still in communication with Bert Lowery, Food Service General Manager of the Urbandale Hy-Vee. This is where we want to establish their Market Grille as the recital location for the Hoover High School/Ankeny DMACC BITS program. This Market Grille has a nice size patio area that they are considering for the event with moving indoors as an option in case of inclement weather. Bert Lowery is meeting with the store director and will be getting back to me in the near future. I have contacted the journalism department at the DMACC Ankeny Campus.  They had an enthusiastic response to covering Kevin Burt teaching the Blues at Scott Davis’s Rock History and Jazz History classes.

Thank you all for your continued support of this program!

Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair 


Scot Sutherland Blues Blast Feature Interview

Iowa Blues Hall of Famer, Scot Sutherland was featured in the
February 14 issue of Blues Blast Magazine! Check it out HERE


Out of the Blues Kitchen

Lower temps outside means higher appetites! What better way to beat the winter blues than with meatloaf! Everyone has a favorite recipe, I am not going to tread on that sacred ground. But, I can offer some tips, tricks and twists. I like to use half beef and half pork. All meatloaves must have Worcestershire. Whether you use bread crumbs, saltines, or oatmeal as your binder, it is up to you. One thing that is unique to my recipe is horseradish. One tablespoon of horseradish per pound of meat. This actually does not interfere with the flavor profile but it enhances it. Always sauté any vegetables you put in your loaf. Why? Because I said so. Do not bake your loaf in a bread loaf pan. While baking, this stews the loaf and makes for a soggy bottom loaf. No one wants a stewed soggy bottomed loaf.

Cover a baking rack with foil and pierce holes in it. The holes will drain off any fats and juices. Make a football shaped loaf. You want to maximize the surface of the loaf to get more caramelization which equals more flavor. At this point you can either place this over a cookie sheet or cook it outside on your grill. Hmmm, smoked meatloaf? Stuff your meatloaf with anything. I have stuffed with jalapeño poppers or even do a bacon weave, or both!

For the mashed potatoes you can go with the standard butter/cream/salt/pepper. My take is a little bit different. Add equal parts of butter and cream cheese. Make sure these are at room temp before adding to potatoes. Using the whip attachment on your mixer, start off slow, scraping down sides and raise speed until the taters are creamy, silky smooth. For the gravy, you can use any drippings if you baked in the oven or bits that stuck to the foil. Always use a flour/butter roux. Never use a slurry of corn starch. That is a no-no.

More tips, tricks and twists HERE … Have fun, go cook somethin’!


~ Steve Vasquez

CIBS Food & Drink Enthusiast 


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  • Bryan & Karmen Church
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • Brian Gifford
  • Gary Mishler
  • Stevan White
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Steve Flood
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Deb Bodson
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger

In Memoriam

CIBS received some generous donations in
memory of our dear friend and long-time
contributing member, Beth Bloom. Beth
passed away on February 14. We will
carry her in our hearts forever.


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Congratulations!

Congrats to KFMG and Lefty’s Live Music on their Cityview Magazine’s Best of Awards! KFMG won for the ninth straight year as the “Best Radio Station”! Don T-Bone Erickson won “Best Voice that Turns You On”, and Marty Enslow won “Best Radio Personality”. Lefty’s Live Music won “Best Central Bar” and got and runner-up for “Best Place for Comedy”.

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Mailing Address

Central Iowa Blues Society
Post Office Box 13016
Des Moines, IA 50310-0016

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 CHAIR
Jen Taylor

MARKETING CHAIR
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Jeff Duskin

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Quinn Fairchild & Chrissy Rinehart

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


DADDY’S DOGHOUSE
hosted by Mike Ketcham
TUESDAYS @ 7PM &
SUNDAYS @ NOON


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!

Brent & Dawn Jaeger for
joining as Contributing Friends

Scotty & the Wingtips for
renewing their Corporate Membership

Dr T.K. Williams, Chiropractor
for renewing his Corporate Membership

Welcome New Members!

Elizabeth Quinlan
Neal Redding
Christopher Coggeshall & Candice Hammitt
Rebecca & Will Shaffer – 3 years
Jamie Thompson, Jamian Comegys Bob Baier
David McCombs
Rhonda, Kevin & Rossie Williamson
Patrick Weber
Jeffery & Mary Harris – 3 years
Julie Metros
Sue Thomas
Kathryn Smith
Michael & Nanci Livermore
Julie Warren
Diana Reiser
Catherine Stogdill
Cristi Crooks
Gale Rivas & Lucretia Banks
Debra Palik
Thomas Wynn
Janette Beardsley
Brad Nachtigal
Loretta McCabe – 3 years
Austin Waldo Brawdy
Don & Sally Gross – 3 years
James & Denise Iranch – 3 years
Sean, Cynnava, Christina, and
Grayson McAroy – 3 years
Kenny Askew
Joe Cuttell
Paul & Kelly Aasmundstad
Rachelle Fratzke
Kris & Sandy Baumgart
Bruce & Patty Carlson
Joe & Roni Score – 3 years

Renewing Members

Kevin McGinnis – 3 years
Sue & Jim Heemstra
Craig & Tonya Cunningham
Shawn Sturtewagen
Victoria Haugen
Kevin & Kathy VanderEcken
Brian Pierson
Sheri Begolka
Jim & Joey Bolstad
John Augustine & Josie Siefken
Michael Bilterman
Richard L Johnson
Jerry Reed & Gloria Ingersoll
Kathleen & Richard Custard
Dana Smith – 3 years
Greg & Gail Schultz – 3 years
Tina & Brandon Findlay
Dean & Ronda Swyter
Kathryn Foster
Doug Strang – 3 years
Robert Baehler & Jane Bell
Will & Carol Perrin
Eric Leedom
Mike Osborn
Vince & Sam Koltze
Betty Ann Buss
Carmen Wood – 3 years
Steve Meldrem
Margeret Johnson
Doug Detrick & Dawn Francis – 3 years
Bill & Sandy Boyd
Sandra Berkland

About CIBS

Keeping the Blues Alive
through 
Celebration,
Preservation & Education!

The Central Iowa Blues Society was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1992 by 200 blues lovers. Our mission is to keep the blues alive through celebration, preservation, and education. We endeavor to increase awareness of and appreciation for blues music by providing a network of association for blues enthusiasts. We recognize and honor our Iowa blues heritage through the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame program. We celebrate blues performance by promoting numerous concerts throughout the year including the Winter Blues Fest and the Iowa Blues Challenge. We strive to educate and ensure the future of the blues through Blues in the Schools.

Central Iowa Blues Society received The Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2016. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues around the world.

Become a member today
at www.cibs.org!