CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPTEMBER 2019


SEPTEMBER 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

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.


SUNDAY – OCT 13, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Halfway to Hall of Fame – Bob Pace Band
Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA

DOORS AT 5PM // SHOW AT 6PM — $15 Non-members ($10 for CIBS or Elks Members). IBHOF Halfway to Hall of Fame Concert & Jam — Celebrating current Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees at a halfway mark to the next induction ceremony. Bob Pace will be the host band with a jam to follow! Elk’s kitchen will have food available for purchase. TIX at the door.


MONDAY – OCT 14, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting feat. Stutterin’ Jimmy
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 music after the meeting. Everyone is welcome!


SUNDAY – OCT 20, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Coco Montoya
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $25 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, and schooled by a decade on the road with John Mayall, Montoya — who cut three successful CDs for Alligator between 2000 and 2007 — has a hard-edged sound and style all his own. He delivers instantly memorable songs, powered by his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals.

Montoya is a show-stopper…Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.” –Living Blues

A monster player and dynamic performer, on HARD TRUTH Montoya unleashes one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, ranging from red hot rockers to soul-baring ballads, driving shuffles and intense slow blues, each delivering its own hard truth. From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, “I Want To Shout About It,” to the haunting “Devil Don’t Sleep” to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ “The Moon Is Full,” HARD TRUTH ranks among Montoya’s best recordings ever.

Coco Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world, and brings festival audiences to their feet from New York to New Orleans to Chicago to San Francisco. Vintage Guitar says, “Coco just keeps getting better and better…rockin’ blues with guitar that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. His guitar playing is funky and blistering; it’s perfect. Whatever he plays, he does it with fire and passion rarely seen in this day and age.”

Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work…dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” –Washington Post

www.cocomontoyaband.com


SUNDAY – NOV 3, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Mike Morgan & the Crawl
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Dallas-based, Mike Morgan & The Crawl’s fiery stage shows draw rave reviews from critics and leave fans open-mouthed in amazement. A healthy dose of hard driving Texas blues, a touch of Southern soul, and a splash of old-fashioned roots rock.

www.mikemorganandthecrawl.com



NEW CIBS Store

CIBS opened a new online store this week. Check it out and get some CIBS swag here for the whole family! Sizes range from infant to adult, plus many colors and styles to choose from. Get 15% off everything in the store through October 8th. We’ll be adding new designs periodically, so check-in from time to time to see what’s new.


2020 Winter Blues Fest

Save-the-dates February 14 & 15, 2020 for the 26th Winter Blues Fest.
We’ll begin announcing the lineup soon!


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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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

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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