Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events
FRIDAY – JUL 20, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
DOORS AT 7PM // SHOW AT 8PM
Born in 1967 in Church Point, Louisiana, Chubby Carrier is one of only four artists ever to win a Grammy award in the short-lived “Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album” category. A third-generation member of the legendary Carrier family, Chubby has spread his love of his music and his culture to thousands, possibly millions worldwide in his 30 year career that began when he started playing drums in his Father’s band at age 12. His mission in life is to ignite joy, love and passion in the hearts of all who hear him play. Most of all, he plays to spread the gospel of Zydeco.
This is Zydeco for the 21st century…” Living Blues Magazine
SUNDAY – JUL 22, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Wooly’s, 504 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA
Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl
Opening Performance by Bob Pace
DOORS AT 5:30PM // SHOW AT 6:30PM
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool.
Jimmie was a founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, has won four Grammy Awards, and has a triple platinum record for Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan’s – Family Style commemorating over one million copies sold.
SUNDAY – AUG 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM
Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones
DOUBLE BILL! DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 // SHOW AT 7:00
CURTIS SALGADO — Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Guitarist Alan Hager has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.”
That love comes through loud and clear on Rough Cut. Produced by Salgado and Hager, the 13 songs on the album (including six originals) range from plaintive to playful. Recorded in one live unrehearsed take, the original I Will Not Surrender, with its haunting and sparse soundscape, showcases some of Hager’s strongest guitar work, and some of the most profoundly emotive vocals Salgado has ever laid down. The canine-lover’s anthem, I Want My Dog To Live Longer (The Greatest Wish), is already a huge fan favorite. Salgado’s soulful singing and Hager’s elegant slide guitar playing shine on Elmore James’ You Got To Move and Muddy Waters’ I Can’t Be Satisfied. “He’s the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says of Hager. “One reason I made this record was to show him off.”
DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES — Doug Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist/vocalist, born and raised in the Detroit area, currently residing on the Gulf coast of Florida. Doug is the 2013 recipient of the Blues Blast Music Awards’ Sean Costello Rising Star Award. Drawing influence from greats like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug’s traditional taste and style are evident in his original music, with three recordings of primarily original tunes to his credit. Throughout his 20+ year career Doug has enjoyed touring and recording with many top blues artists, including Kim Wilson, Gary Primich, Lazy Lester, Alberta Adams, AC Reed and Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones to name a few; as well as with his own band featuring various artists such as Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Terry Hanck, Steve Guyger and Dennis Gruenling. Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50s roots rock. This is real deal rocking’ rhythm & blues!
MONDAY – AUG 13, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Zimm’s Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting – ROB LUMBARD
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!
further on up the road… save-the-dates
08/22/18 – Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
09/08/18 – Iowa Blues Challenge FINALS
09/21/18 – Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
09/29/18 – Davy Knowles
10/13/18 – Grand Marquis
10/21/18 – Blues Caravan with Mike Zito, Vanja Sky & Bernard Allison
11/17/18 – Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling
Check this out… At last count Central Iowa Blues Society membership was at 979. That is 111 higher than ever! 42 of those are Contributing Friends and 39 are Corporate Members. With your continued support we have stronger programs than ever and enjoy more live blues! It’s easier than ever to join or renew your CIBS membership online here –>
2018 Iowa Blues Challenge
LAST CALL! DEADLINE FOR ACTS
TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, JULY 21
For the 24th year, the Central Iowa Blues Society (CIBS), in association with the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and Southeast Iowa Blues Society, presents the Iowa Blues Challenge (IABC), a multiple-round live music competition in two categories – Band and Solo/Duo – open to all Iowa-based Blues acts.
Preliminary round competitions will be held in Des Moines, Fairfield and Davenport during August, with the winners of each in both categories advancing to the Iowa Blues Challenge Finals on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 at the Des Moines Social Club.
- DAVENPORT BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Sunday, August 12 @ River Music Experience
- FAIRFIELD BAND & SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Saturday, August 18 @ Depot Brewery
- DES MOINES SOLO/DUO PRELIM
Sunday, August 19 @ Zimm’s Food & Spirits
- DES MOINES BAND PRELIM
Sunday, August 26 @ Lefty’s Live Music
- FINALS – BAND AND SOLO/DUO
Saturday, September 8 @ Des Moines Social Club
Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which includes cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including, but not limited to the 2019 Winter Blues Fest) and entry into and travel expense stipend for the 2019 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.
DEADLINE FOR ACTS TO ENTER IS SATURDAY, JULY 21
Sponsors of the 2018 Iowa Blues Challenge: Budweiser, Exile Brewing, Iowa Public Radio, Junior’s Motel, Rieman Music, VividPix & Design, Des Moines Social Club, Mississippi Valley Blues Society, Southeast Iowa Blues Society and Central Iowa Blues Society.
The 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo/Duo champion, Kevin B.F. Burt, went on to win the 2018 International Blues Challenge Solo/Duo championship, as well as winning the Lee Oskar Harmonica award and the Cigar Box Guitar award. This was Kevin’s 2nd opportunity to participate in the IBC. In 1995, he and his band, the Blues Instigators won the Iowa Blues Challenge and represented CIBS in Memphis. 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge Band champion, the Avey Grouws Band, were semifinalists at the IBC. 235 acts from around the world participated in the 2018 International Blues Challenge.
For more information please contact:
Jeff Duskin, Iowa Blues Challenge Chair
(515) 494-6033 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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