CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2019


NOVEMBER 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

MONDAY – NOV 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Dewey Cantrell Trio
Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, 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!


SATURDAY – NOV 16, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Member Appreciation Party
featuring Toronzo Cannon

Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

FREE to Members!

Join us for the CIBS MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY featuring Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way at Lefty’s Live Music on Saturday, November 16. Must be a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society to attend this FREE appreciation party and concert. You may join or renew online HERE. Memberships will also be available at the door.

Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.” – MOJO

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues.

toronzocannon.com


MONDAY – DEC 9, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Soul Searchers
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!



CIBS Membership Rate Increase

Membership rates will increase after January 1st,
2020. Renew now at the current rates and save.

  • Individual – $20 ($50 for 3 Years) increasing to $25 ($60 for 3 Years)
    Individuals, including children under 18* and residing with individual
  • Family – $25 ($65 for 3 Years) increasing to $35 ($90 for 3 Years)
    Husband, wife or domestic partner, including children under 18*
  • Contributing – $100 (no increase)
    $100 or more contribution with recognitions during membership year
  • Corporate – $100 (no increase)
    $100 or more contribution with recognitions during membership year

Renew Now and Save!


2020 Winter Blues Fest

Winter Blues Fest tickets will be on sale by December 1st. Confirmed acts are listed HERE. Keep an eye on the website and social media for the latest announcements. The hotels are taking reservations now… don’t delay!

There are special Winter Blues Fest group rates available for a LIMITED number of rooms.
Do not delay in reserving your room to take advantage of the reduced rates. They will sell out!

MARRIOTT HOTEL
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Book online HERE or call 515-245-5500

HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN
418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Book online HERE or call 515-282-5555


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Winter Blues Fest! Each volunteer shift is two hours for tasks such as wristband check, ticketing, info desk, load in/out.

VOLUNTEER = FREE ADMISSION for the night of your shift!

Please contact our Production Coordinator to reserve your volunteer position!
Deb Bodson • PHONE 515-249-1008 • EMAIL volunteer@cibs.org

Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.


Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser!

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues are holding a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Sunday, December 8, 3-7PM at Lefty’s Live Music


Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Nominations

Read all about submitting a nomination to the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame HERE. Big thank you to Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Co-Chair, Dr. Tom Buckmiller, for helping streamline the process and putting together an online nomination option. Any questions can be directed to IBHOF@cibs.org.


CIBS Blues Education News

Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues

The Des Moines Public Libraries wrapped up their 2019 Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues in grand fashion Saturday, October 5th. The day started off at Franklin Ave. Library with Malcolm Wells student harmonica giveaway and lesson. This was the biggest turnout of all the Crossroads sessions with over 55 people in attendance.

That same afternoon, the Forest Ave. Library had Heath Alan and Chad Elliott! This also was very well attended. Heath started off the session and Chad sat in on harmonica! As much as these two perform, it was great to hear them play together. The library staff traded off coming into both sessions and enjoyed it all thoroughly as did everyone that attended. There were even a few that made the trek over from Franklin and were still playing their student harmonicas!

A special Thank You to the Harding Hills and Eastside Hy-Vee’s for their generous donations of food and drink that was enjoyed by all three libraries this year! And an even more special Thank You to all of the artists that brought their best to this years sessions, Tina and Rob, Aaron Earl Short, Kevin Burt, Chad Elliott, Heath Alan, Scott Davis, Malcolm Wells and Bob Pace.

Thank you note from the library…

Just wanted to let you know that I received your kind message of support. Thank you so much. We’re grateful for all that you’ve done recently at the library to promote local music and the blues. After this week, it makes me reflect on how music helps to heal the soul. Thanks so much Steve! It was a great series for us! I do love the blues!

Susan Woody
Executive Director Des Moines Public Libraries


Guitars For Vets

We have just now topped 20 instruments donated! Remember, each one of these instruments could save the life of a Vet. More guitars are needed as the G4V Chapter Coordinator, Matt Loyd continues to reach out to Central Iowa. I was asked at the last general membership meeting about donations. You can go directly to their site https://guitars4vets.org/ for a monetary donation. There is actually a G4V student guitar kit that can be purchased through the local chapter. These student kits are $150-$200.  Some people have asked what types of guitars? Acoustic guitars are the guitar that is preferred. Of course any guitars will be accepted and used for lessons and the jams that they hold weekly. Also, any gear is helpful for their ongoing lessons.

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair


2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series

Frank Strong announces the 2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series lineup. All shows will be presented under the dome at the Des Moines Botanical Garden at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in the East Village of Des Moines from 2-4 PM on Sunday afternoons in January, February, and March.

  • Jan 05 – Blue Two (Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen)
  • Jan 12 – Bob Pace
  • Jan 19 – Cindy Grill and Alan Smith featuring Krista Haugland
  • Jan 26 – J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann
  • Feb 02 – The Drama Kings
  • Feb 09 – Ducharme-Jones
  • Feb 16 – Stuttering Jimmy and the Goose Bumps
  • Feb 23 – C.C. Stewart
  • Mar 01 – Del “Saxman” Jones and Scott Dawson
  • Mar 08 – Jodi Bodley and Dewey Cantrell
  • Mar 15 – Bryce Janey
  • Mar 22 – Dennis Kain
  • Mar 29 – Matt Woods

Life After Blues On Grand

Life After Blues on Grand: Finding the Blues in Des Moines – This book is a project that was part of CIBS member, Dr. Tom Buckmiller’s, blues class at Drake University. The chapters were written by 18 and 19 year-old students who joined the class to learn about the blues. The students wrote chapters about some of the places in Des Moines that now, to some extent, carry the torch in place of Blues on Grand. Students interviewed owners, manager, local musicians, and local fans to get a sense for what each place was about and describe where one might…find the blues in Des Moines.

Read more about it and GET IT HERE!

 


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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
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • 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
  • Kevin & Galen Patrick
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Roy & Ann 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!

Lanny Battani
Dr Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
Roy & Ann Snyder
Jeff Duskin
Kevin & Galen Patrick
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

The Station on Ingersoll
for joining as
Corporate Member

Welcome New Members

Todd & Karen Stewart
Jennifer Naber
Chase Heifner
Craig Woods
David & Mollie Francis
Matthew Lloyd
Kim Dia
Susan Murphy
Bruce & Jean Urman
Marilyine & Russell Baugh
Patrick & Rosemary Dalton
Marcia & Joel Jensen
Brad Street
Bethany AbuJobarah
Carolyn AbuJobarah
Donald White

Renewing Members

Daniel & Donna Schroeder
Jerry Van Horne
Jo Littleton
Daniel Ketterer
Ken Sager
Kathy VanderEcken
Steven Arndt
Ryan Sheeler
Barb Farrow
Marrita Jacobs
Eric & Cari Lindgren
Curt Gause
Kent Newman
John & Susan Burns
Rick & Georgia Robertson
Pamela S & Brian Stewart
Matt Storms
Chris Rinner & Diane Ford
Neil Burkett
Ron Brooks
Bridget McNerney
Leslie Allen
Brian Pierson
Roger & Susan Rowland
Steve & N Susan Treanor
Jerry & Debra Amenson
Bryan & Karmen Church
David & Nanci Sande
Randy Brown
Tosha & Thomas Clifford
Donna Paynter
Steven L & Diana Bargar
Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
Teresa & Ralph Rosenberg
Kirk Reeder & Sharon Hall
Dan Jordan & Phyllis Deremiah
Rick Hope
Gary Hudson
Richard Summy
David Long
Mark & Lori Long
Mark & Luann Smith
Anne & Roger Wolf
Rachel Lomen
Ron Riggins
Steve Thomas
Rodney Nelson
Larry Mersereau
Dean & Samantha Miller
Lynette Webster
Jeff Wagner
Cyndi Webster-Miller
Andrea Rojohn
Norman Nelson
John Lukehart & Donita Eickholt
Ardie & Lynn Gordon
Mike Retman

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 CO-CHAIRS
Bryan Church and Tom Buckmiller

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Mailing Address

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

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