The Bottoms Up Blues Bash is coming to Wooly’s on Saturday, March 7th. This is the third year that CIBS has joined event organizers the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa (formerly David’s Fight) to sponsor their celebration & fundraiser in conjunction with colon cancer awareness month.
The event will feature the Candymakers, along with Dylan Boyle, the Heath Alan Band featuring Matt Woods & Justin Appel and Freight Train Frank Strong with the Hoover High BITS kids.
Advance tickets are $20 and are available at:
The Candymakers are a blues band with the traditions of old school R&B, funk and soul. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is known for their soulful male front vocalist, they are anchored by the collaborative genius of their full-flavored blues driven guitarists, bassist, keyboard player and sultry horn section. It is important to the Candymakers to produce an original sound and stage show that keeps fans interested and craving for more. They help music education in their community by working with children, and donating time to keep the Blues alive.
Heath Alan (Pattschull) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Heath is a Recipient of the prestigious Liberace Grant and was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his decade long run with Bob Dorr and The Blue Band. Heath has represented Iowa at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis three times. Heath currently fronts his own band, The Heath Alan Band.
Dylan Boyle is a solo artist and guitarist from Burlington, Iowa currently residing in Des Moines, Iowa. Born into the blues, Boyle has performed in many bands ranging from traditional blues and jazz, to gypsy punk and progressive metal. Performing as a duo with David Smit, Boyle represented Iowa in the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Boyle has been praised as a lead guitar player in Central Iowa’s Peace, Love and Stuff, which has released two EPs and one full-length album. As a solo artist, Boyle has released one collection of home recordings, “648 19th,” named after an unbearably cold apartment building he lived in one winter.