CIBS Blues Crier :: JULY 2019


JULY 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

SUNDAY – JUL 21, 2019 @ 6:00PM
James Harman / Bruce Katz
Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA

DOUBLE BILL SHOW! Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $25
(CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate at the door)

James Harman has been singing the blues, blowing harp, leading bands, burning up the road and penning thought-provoking songs five-plus decades and then some. He is rightfully recognized as one of the Godfathers of the Southern California scene. Harman was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama-quickly picked up on the black blues and soul music being played on juke boxes and the radio. He sang in the church choir until age 16 when his family moved to Panama City Florida, where he found himself surrounded by like-minded blues lovers. Wearing a fake moustache, young James slipped into a still segregated black nightclub to see Little Junior Parker’s show. He was totally overtaken by the blues and soon became a regular, known as “That boy who sings like a man” by patrons.

www.jamesharman.com

Bruce Katz’s resume reads like a who’s who of blues and blues-rock. Playing piano and Hammond B3 organ, Katz has toured and recorded with the Greg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, among numerous others. While blues remains his core influence, Katz’s music occupies a unique space where blues, soul-jazz, jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana collide into a style of original music all his own. Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Blues Music Award Nominee.

“He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man he’s a heavy!” ~ Gregg Allman

www.brucekatzband.com

 


SATURDAY – JUL 27, 2019 @ 8:00PM
Nikki Hill
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 7PM / Show at 8PM – $20
(CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door)

Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps’ guitarist Poison Ivy. ‘Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists’ is a showcase for Nikki’s unfettered versatility, whether it’s the debauched bluster of “Struttin'”, the Stonesy barn-burning blues of “(Let Me Tell You ‘Bout) LUV”, or the touching soul ballad “Nothin’ With You”.

The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Nikki’s inimitable charisma and backed by her rockin’ band – guitarist Matt Hill, guitarist Laura Chavez, bassist Nick Gaitan, and drummer Marty Dodson.

“If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised
her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry,
she’d be like Nikki Hill.” – Minneapolis Star-Tribune

nikkihillrocks.com

 


MONDAY – AUG 12, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting
featuring Jeff Banks Band

Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA

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!

 


SUNDAY – AUG 25, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Victor Wainwright & the Train
Noce, 1326 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA

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

Power-house blues, Memphis soul, and roots rock’n’roll. Featuring the high-octane boogie piano and big soul sounds of vocalist and blues man Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the tightest smokin’ bands on the scene. Wainwright is a multiple Blues Music Award Winner and 2019 Grammy Nominee.

www.victorwainwright.com

 


SATURDAY – AUG 31, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Salutes – Chicago Blues Legends
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 6PM / Show at 7PM – $30
(CIBS Members receive $5 rebate a the door)

 



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

Halfway to Hall of Fame (October 13) • Coco Montoya (October 20) • Mike Morgan & the Crawl (November 3) • CIBS Member Appreciation Party (November 16) … and more in the works!



CIBS Blues Education News

The “Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues” program is growing! Here is a list of what is scheduled so far.

Forest Avenue Library, 1326 Forest Ave

  • July 27 (2-3pm) – Bob Pace
    Student Harmonica giveaway with lessons
  • August 24 (2-3pm) – Scott Davis
    Blues History with Videos
  • October 5th (1:30-4pm) Heath Alan and Chad Elliott
    Party On The Patio – outdoors with snacks and drinks provided

Franklin Ave Library,  5000 Franklin Ave

  • August 3rd (10:30am-11:30am) Tina and Rob
    performance with storytelling
  • October 5th (10:30am-11:30am) Malcolm Wells
    Student Harmonica giveaway and lesson

Eastside Library, 2559 Hubbell Ave

  • August 10th (10:30am-Noon) Chad Elliott
    Summer Reading Program – Outdoors with snacks and drinks provided

 



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.

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

 



Steve’s Blues Food

Graziano Bacon Bomb

Summertime grill smoke time is here! These “bombs” are a bit different than the rest. Take 3 lbs Graziano’s sausage, 2-8oz pkgs cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and fine diced, 1-1/2 lb thick sliced bacon.

  • Mix all cream cheese, sharp cheddar, jalapeños
  • Divide the Graziano’s sausage into 8 portions
  • Flatten these and fill with cream cheese mix
  • Close these up to form a ball
  • Lay out bacon in an X and place Graziano cheese ball. Wrap bacon around the ball
  • Grill with applewood chips for about 45 minutes or until sausage is 165 degrees
  • Place in broiler to crisp bacon

Pictured below with oven crunch potato wedges and garlic roasted veggie medley.

Music pairing – Blues Music Award Winning, Free by Amanda Fish
Drink pairing – Confluence Des Moines IPA

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Food & Drink Enthusiast


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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.

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Janet Bannister
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Bryan & Karmen Church
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Steve Flood
  • Brian Gifford
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Chris Miner
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna

Special Thanks!

Leigh Lussie
Ken Morse
John Washburn
Stevan White
Bill & Linda Weidmaier
David Lubbers
Arlen Bloom
Greg & Sheila Robinson
for renewing as
Contributing Friends


Classic Hats for Men
Rock in Prevention
for renewing their
Corporate Memberships

Welcome New Members

John Munoz
Mike Cooling
Mark & Pat Tinnermeier
Diana Machir
Sadie & Ryan Trytten
Steven Fogarty & Dana Swenson
Brenda & Bob Frizell

Renewing Members

Richard Bennett
Carol & Jim Polito
John Byler
Brian & Sue Samuelson
Royce Canada & Julie Owen
James Biehn
Linda Tweedy
Andy & Joan Lyons
Deana Williams
Dave & Renee Clippert
Tom Dirks
Nate Lenz
Robert Economaki
Ed Woolsey & Mary Hynes
Ben Withers
Bob & Terri Metcalf
Scott Draper
Clint & Adrea Murray
Myrna Kolin & Dan Robinson
Diane Schreck
Matthew Malin
Grover Kirkman
Scott Allen
Kathy Battles
Janet McGovern
Jeff Tomlin & Deb Dillman
Michael & Diana Rolands
Jan Slaten

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 & MERCHANDISE CHAIR
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

 

Mailing Address

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

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