CIBS Blues Crier :: APRIL 2019


APRIL 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

SUNDAY – MAY 12, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
DOUBLE BILL SHOW! Orphan Jon & the Abandoned – AND – Albert Castiglia

Doors at 5PM // Show at 6PM – $20
(CIBS Members get $5 rebate at the door)

ORPHAN JON & THE ABANDONED is a band that totally captures the essence of what Americana Music is all about; hard work, rough life, grinding days, moving souls, touching hearts and heartfelt love, day to day, and all the time. ~ www.orphanjon.com

ALBERT CASTIGLIA – Hard edged, contemporary blues from South Florida. A healthy combination of old school and new school. ~ www.albertcastiglia.net

 


MONDAY – MAY 13, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, 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 after the meeting from Aaron Earl Short!

 


SUNDAY – MAY 26, 2019 @ 12:00PM
Jasper Winery, Des Moines, IA
SpringFest #3

FREE! Family Friendly! FUN!

Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at Jasper Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Wine from Jasper Winery, Beer from Madhouse Brewing, and BBQ and MORE from food vendors will be available to purchase. (Please, DO NOT bring your own alcohol, it is against Iowa State Law. All alcohol must be purchased from the winery.)

2:00-3:00PM
Matt Woods Band
3:30-5:00PM
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations
5:30-7:00PM
Heather Newman Band
7:30-9:00PM
Reverend Raven & Westside Andy
with the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

Presented by Central Iowa Blues Society,
Fat Tuesday Productions, and Jasper Winery

 


SATURDAY – JUN 1, 2019 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Lisa Mann Trio – AND – Avey Grouws Band

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM – $15 (CIBS Members get $5 rebate at the door)

LISA MANN (Portland Oregon): Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar. Her bass grooves touch on the hallowed soil of soul greats James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt. 2015 & 2016 Blues Music Awards – Instrumentalist, Bass • 2015 Blues Blast Award – Sean Costello Rising Star • Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame

AVEY/GROUWS BAND (Eastern Iowa): Blues is storytelling, and Jeni Grouws, co-leader of the Avey/Grouws Band, will sing a story into life! Blue Monday Monthly called Grouws “a rising star!” Declared the Iowa Blues Challenge Winners in 2017, the Avey/Grouws Band made it to the Semi Finals in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2018.

 



SAVE-THE-DATES FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS COMING UP!

Anthony Gomes (June 9) • The Forty Fours (June 23) • Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones and The Bel Airs (June 30) • James Harman and Bruce Katz (July 21) • Nikki Hill (July 27) • Victor Wainwright & the Train (August 25) • CIBS Salutes Chicago Blues featuring Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, John Primer, and Joanna Connor (August 31) • Coco Montoya (October 20) • Mike Morgan & the Crawl (November 3)… and more in the works!


Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductees! We are working on a recap of the evening and gathering photos from all the contributors. Of course, CIBS volunteer videoman, Jay Gilliam, was on the ball and captured video of the entire evening. Check out the playlist. Thank you Jay!

 


2019 IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE

SUNDAY – JUN 16, 2019 @ 4:00PM
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry, DM
2019 Iowa Blues Challenge – FINALS

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Participants

CEDAR COUNTY COBRAS
(4:30 – 4:55) Solo/Duo

THE BROTHERS RUCKUS
(5:05 – 5:30) Band

FREIGHT TRAIN FRANK
(5:40 – 6:05) Solo/Duo

MATT PANEK & THE ELECTRIC KOOLAID TRIO
(6:15 – 6:40) Band

GENERATION OF BLUES
(6:50 – 7:15) Solo/Duo

AVEY/GROUWS BAND
(7:25 – 7:50) Band

BILLYLEE JANEY
(8:00 – 8:25) Solo/Duo

TOM BUCKMILLER & THE TONE TAILORS
(8:35 – 9:00) Band

For the 26th year the Central Iowa Blues Society, with the cooperation of the Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge, a blues music competition in two categories: Bands and Solo/Duo acts. The four bands and four solo/duo acts entered will compete for a prize package that includes cash, recording time, paid performance opportunities, and entry into and travel expense stipend for the International Blues Challenge, to be held on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2020.

The doors will open at 4:00 with the competition beginning at 4:30 in the Prairie Meadows Courtyard (weather permitting) or alternately inside the Kum & Go Theater. Lawn chairs are recommended in the courtyard as outdoor seating is limited. Food & drinks will be available by the Social Club. Advance tickets will be available at www.cibs.org for $15. Admission at the door will be $20.

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.

Get more info about each of the participating acts HERE!

 



The Riverwalk Hub Music Series

Starting Friday, May 3, The Riverwalk Hub will present live music from 5-7PM! Aaron Earl Short with his “worn and weathered honesty” kicks of this music series. The Riverwalk Hub is located at 215 Water Street in downtown Des Moines — where Court Avenue meets the river. Confirmed performances to date…

Aaron Earl Short – May 3
Tom Buckmiller Duo – May 10
Heath Alan – May 17
Jeff Banks – May 24
Kevin Burt – June 14
Ducharme-Jones – June 21
Matt Woods – June 28
Soul Searchers – July 5
Heath Alan – July 12
Rob Lumbard – July 19
Ducharme-Jones – July 26
Kevin Burt – August 2
Heath Alan – August 9
Ryne Doughty – August 23
Rob Lumbard – September 6
Matt Woods Band – September 13
Heath Alan – September 20

 


Forest Avenue Blues Series

Saturdays, 2-3 PM at the Forest Avenue Library

June 8
Aaron Earl Short
Performance with Participation

July 27
Malcolm Wells
Student Harmonica giveaway with lessons

August 24
Scott Davis
Blues History with Videos

 


Blues in the Schools 2019

Folded, spindled and mutilated. The 2019 Blues In The Schools sessions has come to an end. It has been a week of mostly smiles, a lot of laughs and a daily tear or three. This soul has been fed along with numerous school staff and eight hundred plus students. Thank you to the Des Moines Public Schools, Kelly Schnackenberg, Vanessa Howell, all of the principals and music directors and School staff that assisted. DMACC Ankeny Campus. Stoney Creek Inn, the downtown Des Moines Marriott, Don T-Bone Erickson and Gary Monte of KFMG, Doug Zimmerman of Zimm’s Food and Spirits.

And, to the CIBS Resident Educator, Kevin Burt. Thank you for taking the students on a journey through the Blues that they may carry with them wherever they may go.

Full report coming next newsletter! If you follow us on Facebook you were treated to LIVE video and photos throughout the week. You can still check them out here…

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair 

 


Michael Ledbetter Life Celebration & Fundraiser

Thank you to the organizers, the volunteers, the musicians from near and far, silent auction donors and bidders, and to everyone that came out to support the Micheal Ledbetter Life Celebration and Fundraiser. It was a night of awesome music for a great cause. A total of $10,506 was raised!

Thank you Jay Gilliam for documenting the evening in video. Check out the playlist!

 


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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.

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
  • 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
  • John Rapp

Special Thanks!

John Rapp for joining
as Contributing Friend


Robert J. Mulgrew for renewing
as Contributing Friend


Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
for renewing as Contributing Friends


Prairie Dog Blues Fest for renewing
their Corporate Membership


Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
for joining as Corporate Member


The Bobettes for renewing
their Corporate Membership

Welcome New Members

Bill Elson
Larry Hamm
Joe Healy, James Healy & Cheri Ure
Robyn Anderson
Stephanie Tolkan & Jeremy, Kaden & Kane Musson
Lisa & Dave Cunningham

Renewing/Returning Members

Vickie Harbert
Dave & Traci Atkin
Mike Pender
David Elliott & Marie Kresse
Janet Johnson-Weitenhagen
Candice Crane
Carl Van Tuyl
Frank Madonia Jr
James A Culbert
Ruth  & Larry Jones
Rick & Becky Harmon
Dennis Kain
Rick Dressler & Cindy O’Connell
Anne Quinlan
Enjoli Berkes
Beth Goedken
Paul Houston
David & Anne Ducharme-Jones
Kevin Allen & Terry McCabe
Steve & Teri Veysey

 

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

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

Mailing Address

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

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