Upcoming Central Iowa Blues Society Events
SUNDAY – NOV 11, 2018 @ 6:00PM
Noce, 1326 Walnut St, DM
DOORS @ 5PM // SHOW @ 6PM — $20 ($15 CIBS Members) — Bruce Katz’s resume reads like a who’s who of blues and blues-rock. Playing piano and Hammond B3 organ, Katz has toured and recorded with the Greg Allman Band, Delbert McClinton, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, among numerous others. While blues remains his core influence, Katz’s music occupies a unique space where blues, soul-jazz, jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana collide into a style of original music all his own. Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Blues Music Award Nominee.
A dazzling presentation of soul driven blues and jazz.” ~ Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine
Now that’s a piano player.” ~ Pinetop Perkins
He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man he’s a heavy!” ~ Gregg Allman
MONDAY – NOV 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, IA
CIBS Membership Meeting – Fat Twosday
CIBS members that attend the membership meeting are eligible to win door prizes at the end of the meeting… prizes such as concert tickets, CDs, DVDs, Books, etc. Enjoy some live blues after the meeting! Everyone is welcome!
SATURDAY – NOV 17, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling
DOORS @ 7PM // SHOW @ 8PM — Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city’s take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago’s rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city’s greatest blues luminaries. Blues Revue says, “Nick Moss is at the top of the blues world…ambitious and intense…He can play traditional blues with the best.” New Jersey’s Dennis Gruenling is considered among today’s best blues harmonica players. His high-energy, full-throttle playing has earned him comparisons to the late James Cotton. Living Blues says, “Dennis Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica master…impressive, genuine and fresh-sounding.”
For additional info see www.nickmossband.com
FRIDAY – NOV 23, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Danielle Nicole Band
DOORS @ 7PM // SHOW @ 8PM — Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returns with a follow-up release via Concord Records.
“I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do. But now I’m reaching out more and trying different things. It still sounds like me, but I’m stretching out a lot more than I have previously.”
Nicole’s distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation’s 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork. Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot’s bassist, now she can’t imagine life without it.
“When I started doing my solo thing,” she continues, “someone asked me if I was gonna hire a bass player. No, of course not! I originally picked up the bass to keep Trampled Under Foot a family band, but I really fell in love with it. It was a huge challenge, and it still is. But I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that. I had learned some stuff on acoustic guitar before I started playing bass, but I never really felt connected to it the way I do with the bass. It’s empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it’s ‘OK, I’m gonna play this bass, we’re gonna do this, and it’s gonna rock.'” Rounding out her band are longtime Danielle Nicole Band guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller, and her older brother Kris Schenebelen [Trampled Under Foot] on drums.
“I think that it’s a good time for the kind of thing I’m doing,” she states. “From my years of playing blues festivals, I’ve seen that younger and younger audiences are getting into the blues. I think that people want to hear authentic music again.”
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Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday.
CIBS Members receive $5 discount on Weekend Pass only.
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