Drummer and New Jersey native Dwight Dario first came to Iowa in 1974 where he spent time playing in the Mother Blues Band, the 3rd Street Sliders with Bo Ramsey, the Rocket 88s, the Little Red Rooster Band, Bob Reidy’s Chicago Blues Show with Johnny Littlejohn and in a duo with fellow Hall of Famer Joe Price. Dwight left Iowa in 1984 and after a brief stint in Arizona with Texas Red & the Hartbreakers (where he played with Hans Olson and Janiva Magness) he settled in the Twin Cities. He spent 5 years with Blues Deluxe with R.J. Mischo, during which he was named Best Blues Drummer by the Minnesota Music Association in 1988, 1989 & 1990, and then 14 years with the Big George Jackson Blues Band, with whom he toured Europe 12 times. Dwight moved to Des Moines in 2011 and has since played with the likes of Heath Alan, the Soul Searchers, Bob Pace, Matt Woods, and Rob Lumbard.
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