CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2019


AUGUST 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

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)

JOHN PRIMER – Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. The sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today.  – johnprimerblues.com

JOANNA CONNOR – Queen of Blues/Rock guitar – passionate, flaming guitar and strong vocals with a hard funky, tight groove. “Her incendiary slide playing is absolutely breathtaking.” Elmore Magazine – joannaconnor.com

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS  – Gloriously rollicking slide work and deep bluesstring bending and rough-edged soulful vocals. “…hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out ofChicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” Chicago Sun-Times – liledblues.com


FRIDAY – SEP 6, 2019 @ 9:30PM
Keeshea Pratt Band
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

With special guests, 2019 Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee
Jeff Banks and Toni Williams of The Bitter Sweet Band

$15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

The Houston based, 2018 International Blues Challenge Champions, Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.

Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring and soulful lead Mississippi inspired vocals. She is supported by a talented and diverse group of singers and musicians representing 5 states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi) and Japan. The 4-piece horn section produces thrilling chorded in-sync rhythms that rival those of big bands.


MONDAY – SEP 9, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting
featuring Matt Woods Band

Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, 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 – SEP 15, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Reds Whites & Blues
Cellar at White Oak, 15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA

A full day of music, fun, wine, beer, and food! – MORE INFO >

2-3:30 – KEVIN BURT
4-5:30 – DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES
6-8:00 – THE STEEPWATER BAND

Sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SATURDAY – SEP 21, 2019 @ 11:00AM
Art on the Lake
Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill, IA

Over 50 local artists, children’s activities,
food for purchase, and 
live blues music.

 11-12:30 – FAT TWOSDAY
1-2:30 – THE SOUL SEARCHERS
3-5:00 – DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES

Sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Jimmy the Weasel
Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

FREE Admission sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Damon Fowler
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

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

Damon Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.

On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.



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 featuring Toronzo Cannon (November 16) … and more!



CIBS Blues Education News

Forest Avenue Library, 1326 Forest Ave

  • 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

  • October 5th (10:30am-11:30am) Malcolm Wells
    Student Harmonica giveaway and lesson

West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy

  • October 27th (2:30-3:30pm) Matt Woods
    Performance with Storytelling

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Crossroads: A Journey with the Blues Series in the Des Moines Public Libraries has been very busy! The Des Moines Public Libraries recently played musical chairs and I am now reaching out to some new librarians. This is actually a good thing as the “new faces” are very enthusiastic about the program.

Here is a recap on some of the recent programs…

Forest Ave Library – July 27th, 2pm-3pm – Student Harmonica Giveaway with Lesson featuring Bob Pace. This was a lot of fun as Bob talked about the workings of the harmonica as well as a bit of history. The entire hour was as much demonstration as it was one on one interaction between Bob and the harmonica students.

Franklin Ave Library – August 3rd, 10:30am – 11:30am – Performance with storytelling featuring Tina and Rob. These two have way too much fun! Rob tells  stories of guitar playing techniques as well as the instruments themselves. Tina brings out the Ladies of The blues and relates their lives and feelings through song and storytelling. All in all a very interactive experience for the audience that kept people smiling, laughing and even singing along!

Eastside Library – August 10th, 10:30am – 11:30am – Performance with storytelling and Wilderman book signing featuring Chad Elliott. This was a celebration of the Summer Reading Program. The Eastside library along with Eastside Hy-Vee provided refeshments and snacks. This was our first BluesME outdoor event and the weather was perfect! Chad Elliott  had as much fun as the audience as he sang his way through his Wildermans Treetop Tales.

All of these were well attended leaving both the librarians and the audience very happy and enlightened.

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Guitars For Vets – Iowa Chapter Ambassador Matt Lloyd is proud to announce that the donations brought in has enabled them to expand to giving lessons at the Knoxville Veterans Clinic! A huge THANK YOU to all that have donated instruments or gear! As of the last CIBS membership meeting we have donated eighteen instruments. A huge thank you also to Dewey Cantrell for becoming a G4V Ambassador!

We are still looking for instruments to be donated. Please contact me at education@cibs.org or 515-664-4430

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair



Bowlful of Blues

Our South Skunk Blues Society friends in Newton have put together another
wonderful line-up for the 27th Annual Bowlful of Blues.  MORE INFO >


Cool News!

We are so happy to share that our friends at Lefty’s Live Music got this sweet new HVAC installed recently! Many in the community pitched in and donated through various fundraisers to help make it happen. Now we can all stay cool when enjoying some hot blues at one of our favorite venues.

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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!

Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Chuck & Shelly Cole
Jim Happe
Jeff Davis
Dennis & Sharon Creveling
Sue & Scott Clyce
Brenda Laughlin
Noel Koeppen
Kathryn Crowl

Renewing Members

Shannon Dario
Mickey Peterson
Dave Heggen & Bonnie Deaton
Ann L Lorenzen
Rick & Kathye White
Jeff & Penny Hart
Parker Grimes
Scott & Susan Kirstein
Sue & Jim Heemstra
Dawn Valentine & Terry Smith
Duane & Adora Smith
Bill McElrath
Brenda Leimberer
Craig Long
Mark Rocha

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
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Mailing Address

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

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