CIBS News

Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Board Election Meeting Monday, Feb 11

Reminder to CIBS members: General Membership meeting coming up Monday, February 11, at Zimm’s on Ingersoll. Game time is 7pm. Come out and wish Lynette a happy birthday and thank her for many years of service on the Board. We […]

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Scot Sutherland Nominated for Major Award

Congratulations to Des Moines’ own Scot Sutherland, nominated for the Blues Music Awards (BMA) in the Instrumentalist-Bass category. The awards event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues […]

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CIBS sponsors Kevin Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World”

CIBS sponsors well-known local musician and Blues Educator Kevin ‘BF’ Burt at “I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa.” Kevin will be presenting workshops during Education Day on Jan. 25 between 9am and 2pm at Hy-Vee Hall. He is recognized […]

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Blues Internet Radio

Blues Debut launches its streaming Internet blues radio station and website (www.bluesdebut.com); answering the question posed by blues fans: “Where can I hear what’s new in blues?” the station provides 24/7, commercial-free access to the latest releases by established and […]

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Lil Ed and Blues Imperials featured at South Skunk Fundraiser Dec. 21

SOUTH SKUNK FUNDRAISER AND PARTY! Dec. 21 at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell. Final Performance of Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts before they go on hiatus at 8 pm followed by Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials at 10. Advance […]

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PINETOP PERKINS MASTER CLASS WORKSHOPS

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is pleased to host the fourth annual Master Class Workshops on the grounds of the Hopson Commissary and the Shack Up Inn June 12 to 14. The workshop features nightly jams and a final performance at […]

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No Crier Newsletter in November

“News about Blues” is on the move but we’re skipping our November Blues Crier Newsletter. We are busy pulling together some GREAT Blues performers for our Winter Blues Festival Jan. 26, 2013. Also, this gives President Lynette Webster some much-deserved […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame - PHOTOS

2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame – PHOTOS

A few photos from a wonderful evening… The 2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductees include BOB PACE and SCOTT COCHRAN,  BILLYLEE JANEY, GARY GIBSON and JIM DEKOSTER. Former Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees George Davis and Gil Davis led the host band Sumpin’ […]

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Iowa Blues Hall of Fame "Raises the Roof" for Memphis

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame “Raises the Roof” for Memphis

October 13, 2012 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. Join us for a great evening of celebrating the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America and partying with the BB King Entertainer of the Year Tommy Castro!

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Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Matt Woods Wins 2012 Solo/Duo Contest

Congratulations to Matt Woods, winner of the 2012 Iowa Blues Solo/Duo Challenge held August 26, 2012 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in Des Moines. Matt Woods received $250 cash plus $300 travel expenses to Memphis as our state representative at […]

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This Season’s Last “Blues Before Sunset”

Blues Before Sunset will be Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Grand Terrace of the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Baratta’s restaurant will have […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge - Solo/Duo

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge – Solo/Duo

August 26 @ Zimms :: The Solo/Duo Competition Schedule :: 4:00 PM-Freight Train Frank :: 4:45 PM-The Voice of Experience :: 5:30 PM-Matt Woods :: 6:15 PM-Dan Peart :: 7:00 PM-Dale Reed

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Reminder! Solo/Duo Deadline is July 15

Don’t Delay or you’ll miss out on one of the finest Blues Challenge Competitions in the Midwest! Deadline is July 15 to enter the Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Competition to be held Aug. 26 at Zimm’s Food and Spirits in […]

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2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

Photos from the 2012 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction

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2012 Iowa Blues Challenge

2012 Iowa Blues Challenge

Photos from the 2012 Iowa Blues Challenge Finals

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