CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020


FEB/MAR 2020

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

Monday – Mar 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm
CIBS Membership Meeting
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 music after the meeting!


Sunday – Apr 5, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Induction
The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines




Winter Blues Fest

THANK YOU! Volunteers, Artists, Sponsors, and all in
attendance at the 26th Winter Blues Fest! What a party!

SAVE-THE-DATES February 12-13, 2021!

Big thanks to the CIBS 2020 Winter Blues Fest media team! Jay Gilliam shot tons of video. Michael Rolands, Kit Lancaster, and Mark Lage captured some great photos.
Check out the photo and video memories HERE!



Congratulations!

Congrats to Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Co-Chair Tom Buckmiller and his daughter Bryn for keeping the blues alive and taking home a 2nd Place Trophy at the Drake University Faculty/Staff Talent Show last month!


CONGRATS to CIBS members Mark Chapman and David Clippert! They each won a pair of tickets to the Jonny Lang concert in the drawing at Winter Blues Fest! Tickets are still available HERE.


Blues Music Education News

Blues In The Schools 2020

The Blues In The Schools program kicked off it’s 2020 season at the Westminster Preschool on February 17th. The High Crest (Kat Darling and Aaron Earl Short) brought their country/ folk blues to the “wee ones”. Friday, February 21st, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame member “Freight Train” Frank Strong brought his railroad blues to the “wee ones”.

All in all, the two BITS sessions brought Blues Music Education to about 50 preschoolers. There are a variety of musical instruments throughout the classroom area. The teachers have been teaching the students all about Blues music leading up to these presentations.

We are happy to announce the addition of Ruby Van Meter school to the BITS program. On Monday, April 6th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Aaron Earl Short will be bringing a performance with participation style presentation.

The Hoover  2020 Blues In The Schools is Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th at Hoover High, Meredith Middle and Moore, Monroe and Samuelson Elementary schools. This is our fourth year presenting Blues music education for the next generation. CIBS Resident Educator and international award winner Kevin Burt is returning to “baptize into the blues” over one thousand students throughout the week. Not only are the teachers and their staff excited for this event, the Principals of each school are very much involved also. The DMACC Ankeny Campus will also get a a good dose of the Blues at Scott Davis’ Music History and Rock History classes. Gary Monte of KFMG will be interviewing Kevin Burt sometime during that week as well. Kevin Burt will wrap up the week with a show on Friday, April 24th, site TBD.

Thank you to Kit Lancaster for the photos.


Blues With A Healing

This program reaches out to people that are experiencing struggles with life. Organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Cancer Survivors, Immigrant/Refugee outreach, First Responders, Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, LGBTQ Community, etc.

The inaugural performance of this program is going to be at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. Matt Loyd, Music Therapist and Guitars For Vets Iowa Chapter Coordinator and the entire Recreational Therapist staff are very excited to have this program in their facility. This is starting in March of this year. Watch for details on  CIBS Facebook page.


Library Blues

  • Saturday, April 25th – 3:00-4:00pm
    Franklin Ave Public Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues featuring Kevin Burt
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Sunday, April 26th – 2:30-3:30pm
    West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
    792 & You featuring Kevin Burt
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Sunday, May 3rd – 2:30-3:30pm
    West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
    792 & You featuring Chad Elliott
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Saturday, June 27th -2:00-3:00pm
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave
    Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues Brian “Taz” Grant
    African-American Music Appreciation Month

Guitars For Vets

More instruments are needed for this great program. Acoustic guitars are preferred, but any and all instruments and gear are welcome. Dewey Cantrell has completed the VA orientation and is a Guitars For Vets Ambassador. This makes him eligible to teach guitar to Veterans that are “prescribed” the G4V program. Upon completing ten 30-minute lessons, the National Guitars For Vets awards the Vet a new acoustic guitar with case and accessories.

If you have or know of someone that has an acoustic guitar that is collecting dust, contact Steve Vasquez at education@cibs.org or text at 515-664-4430.


CIBS Store

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Iowa Blues Challenge SAVE-THE-DATE

June 7, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on June 7, 2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  4 Bands and 4 Solo/Duo act will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open up Friday, April 17th and be on a first come first in basis.  Only complete applications will be considered. The DEADLINE IS MAY 15 2020. Applications will be available at cibs.org by April 17th.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2021 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org


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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.

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for renewing as
Corporate Member

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for renewing as
Contributing Friends

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for joining as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Susan & Carl Voss
Larry Early
Hayli Hobson & Tulio Salvatierra
Angie Kendall
Annette, Dan, Joe, and Matt Spielbauer
Jennifer Leavy
Eduardo Ballesteros
Carol & Jeff Paxhia
Kristy, Andy, Daniel, and Rebekah Bennett
Larry, Theresa and Evangelina Ellison
Anthony Lake
Nancy Emrich
Perry Whitmore & Mary Ann Newman
Rod Erickson
Iner & Terri Joelson
Mark & Becky Lage
Kathryn & Jeremy Fox
Mark & Amanda Gregory
David Dykstra
William, Kelly & Peggy Green
Harry Schaller
Max Burkey & Susan Ekstrom
Jack Saltes
Tim Carey
Loren Zachery
Mike Kelley
Mike Chapman
Maggie Brown
John Clark
Teresa Schutte
Linda Foster
Mark Bierbaum
Sue Miller Payton
Lisa Corrin – 3 years
Dan Ratcliff
Terry Schmidt
Kelly & Patrick Smith
Carrie & Mike Osborn
Tim, Ann, Emily & Ethan Raleigh
Jonas & Jules Cutler
Steve & Lisa Krueger
Matt Lehman & Sarah O’Dell
Jeni Grouws

Renewing Members

Kevin & Kathy VanderEcken
Kathleen & Richard Custard
Kathryn Smith
Dori Lyman
Jack & Irene Hickl, John Hickl, and Amy Hutchins
Carl Van Tuyl
Mary Wolfe
Patricia Fortune
Louise Ellis
Allan Peterson
Kyle Helm
Johnna VanderEcken & Ryan Pineger
Bruce & Jean Urman
Pete Martin
Kimberly Thornton
Emeal Myles
Karen Todd
Jim & Joey Bolstad
Chuck & Deanna Brudtkuhl
Tamara Page
Bob & Sue Simons
Craig Peterson
Valerie & Cody Paul
Jeff Lenz & Ruth Roberts
Joe Cuttell
Paul & Kelly Aasmundstad
John Augustine & Josie Siefken
LaRayne Lilley & Rick Rask
June Keating
Gerald Paglia
John Davis
Gale Rivas & Lucretia Banks
Julie Metros
Lanny & Debbie Nuese
Eric Leedom
Julie Meiners
Steve Meldrem
Doug Detrick & Dawn Francis
Sandra Berkland
Thomas Wynn
Chris Logsdon
Diane Hoffman
Heath Pattschull
Robert Baehler & Jane Bell
Hal & Kristy Reed

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

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
& MERCHANDISE
Scott Kirstein

MEMBERSHIP & TALENT
Philip Snyder

EDUCATION
Steve Vasquez

PRODUCTION
Diane Hoffman

DIRECTOR
Scott Benton

MEDIA
Jen Taylor

MARKETING
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME
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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