CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2019


MAY 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

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 OR): 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 Winner, Instrumentalist–Bass • 2015 Blues Blast Award–Sean Costello Rising Star • Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame ~ lisamannmusic.com

AVEY/GROUWS BAND (Eastern IA): 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. ~ aveygrouwsband.com

 


SUNDAY – JUN 9, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Anthony Gomes

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

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 Compilation Album with songs throughout Anthony’s career featuring his newly released single, “Come Down” www.freegomesalbum.com

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

 


MONDAY – JUN 10, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting
featuring James Biehn

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 James Biehn!

 


SUNDAY – JUN 16, 2019 @ 4:30PM
Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry, DM
2019 Iowa Blues Challenge – FINALS

Doors at 4PM / Show at 4:30PM – $15 Advance/$20 Door

(4:30 – 4:55) Solo/Duo
Cedar County Cobras

(5:05 – 5:30) Band
The Brothers Ruckus

(5:40 – 6:05) Solo/Duo
Freight Train Frank

(6:15 – 6:40) Band
Matt Panek & The Electric Koolaid Trio

(6:50 – 7:15) Solo/Duo
Generation of Blues
(7:25 – 7:50) Band
Avey/Grouws Band
(8:00 – 8:25) Solo/Duo
BillyLee Janey
(8:35 – 9:00) Band
Tom Buckmiller & The Tone Tailors

MORE INFO about each of the participating acts HERE!

 



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

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

The 2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Sunday, April 7th at the River Center Eventorium. As always, it was a memorable evening in a beautiful new venue. A crowd of well over 200 people were in attendance as the class of 2019–Frank Strong, Greg Sutherland, Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt and Janey Hooper–were inducted. The newest members of the Hall of Fame gave thrilling performances culminating in a beautiful video featuring Janey Hooper.

As always a big thank you to the volunteers who helped and a special thank you to our sponsors Flying Mango, Frame Works, Fat Tuesday Productions, VividPix & Design and the River Center. And another special thanks goes to Steve Vasquez for baking all those fabulous pies!

Pictures of the newest members will be unveiled soon. Please visit the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame at it’s home in the Hawkeye Elks Lodge 160, 1401 Walker Street in Des Moines.

Mark your calendars now! The 2020 induction ceremony of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame will be held on Sunday April 5th, 2020 at the River Center Eventorium.

~ Bryan Church
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Chair

 

Click here for a mess of pictures
and video from the event!



The Riverwalk Hub Music Series

The Riverwalk Hub presents live music from 5-7PM on Fridays! The Riverwalk Hub is located at 215 Water Street in downtown Des Moines — where Court Avenue meets the river.

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


Farewell to Zimm’s Food & Spirits

Long-time CIBS Corporate Member Zimm’s Food & Spirits has been SOLD. We have appreciated all the years of support from Doug Zimmerman and his fine crew. We wish them all the best in the future. Their last day is May 30th… let’s all be sure to stop in and wish them well!

Zimm’s is located at 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA



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

 



R.I.P. Tom Gary

We are sad to report that Tom Gary, blues historian, founder of Central Iowa Blues Society and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, died in his sleep sometime Sunday, May 5, 2019. Tom made so many lasting and significant contributions to our blues community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

In recent years Tom hosted the Iowa Blues Showcase podcast. Lots of great memories there to check out.

 


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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
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Laure Guisinger

Special Thanks!

Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
Roger & Kathy Morrison
Ray Hall
Joel & Kim Baker
Lucy Brown
Laure Guisinger
for renewing as
Contributing Friends


Highland Park Hardware
Southside Music Studio

Summerset Winery
for renewing their
Corporate Memberships

Welcome New Members

Bryan Sanford & Kathy Miller
Ronald & LaRon Garlock
Fredericka Erickson

Renewing/Returning Members

Steve Siegrist
Kim Niles
Jerry Peoples
Patrice Howard
Marlene & Ray Dominick
Irene Reeves
Steve & Kristi Forest
Brad & Dawn McCloud
David & Karin Guy
Mike & Brenda Beumer
Bill Wheeler
Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
Russell & Robin Vanderhoef
Dave Grieve
Bill Elson
Rick Dressler & Cindy O’Connell
Jeremy Blessing & Kerry Curnes
Cindy Grill & John Kirkpatrick
Phil Meyer
Cherish Anderson
Don “T-Bone” Erickson
Jeanette Strong
Jodi Bodley
Robyn Anderson

 

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
Open Position (interested?)

Mailing Address

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

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