There are just a few volunteer shifts still
available for Saturday of the Winter Blues Fest!
VOLUNTEER = FREE ADMISSION for the night of your shift!
Please contact our Production Coordinator to reserve your volunteer position!
Deb Bodson • PHONE 515-249-1008 • EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.
Need to RENEW or JOIN? Do it online HERE
Winter Blues Fest Afternoon Extra! FREE Guitar Workshop with Doug Deming in the Des Moines Room from 1-3 PM. Everyone is welcome!
FROM DOUG: the workshop will be lecture with examples and we will be focusing on the guitar’s roll in a swing blues format (rhythm and soloing). You are welcome to bring a guitar to work on examples together but there won’t be amps provided.
The Central Iowa Blues Society partnered with Confluence Brewing Company to brew a special beer to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Winter Blues Fest. This simple but elegant “bright” lager is hand crafted with floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt, German noble hops, and lager yeast for a crisp refreshing flavor. Winter Blues Helles Lager will be available at the fest as well as the brewery and participating retail outlets. Salute!
Thank You to the 25th Winter Blues Fest Sponsors!
35th International Blues Challenge
Tina & Rob (solo/duo) and Scotty & the Wingtips (band) will heading to Memphis this week to represent Iowa at the 2019 International Blues Challenge! Wishing them all safe travels, best of luck, and most of all have a blast on Beale! A few CIBS members will be making the trip and hopefully be checking in with us all on social media for updates. You can catch both acts at the 25th Winter Blues Fest!
2019 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Five individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019: Jeff Banks, Kevin Burt, Janey Hooper, Frank Strong and Greg Sutherland. Read more about each inductee HERE.
The induction ceremony for the Class of 2019 will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the River Center Eventorium, 330 SW 3rd St in Des Moines. The event will begin with dinner provided by Flying Mango and a performance by Sumpin’ Doo, featuring IBHOF members, brothers George and Gil Davis. After the award presentation and individual performances by the current inductees, the night will end with a jam session for any attending IBHOF members and friends.
Tickets will become available to the public on February 1st and can be purchased at MIDWESTIX. Last year’s event was sold out in advance so don’t delay. There are a limited number of V.I.P. tickets available at $50 each. V.I.P. perks include early event entry and premium reserved seating. Please contact Bryan Church to purchase V.I.P. tickets (515) 577-7749, email@example.com.
The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame is sponsored by: Frame Works, Flying Mango, Fat Tuesday Productions, River Center Eventorium, Marriott, VividPix & Design, Hawkeye Elks Lodge 160 & Rose Temple 33 and proudly supported by the six Iowa blues societies: Mississippi Valley Blues Society in Davenport, Linn County Blues Society in Cedar Rapids, South Skunk Blues Society in Newton, Southeast Iowa Blues Society in Fairfield, Lizard Creek Blues Society in Fort Dodge and Central Iowa Blues Society in Des Moines.
2019 Blues Music Award Nominees
CONGRATULATIONS to all the Blues Music Award nominees — especially to Scot Sutherland (Instrumentalist-Bass and Band of the Year as part of the Welch-Ledbetter Connection) and Kevin “B.F.” Burt (Best Emerging Artist Recording for Heartland and Soul)!
Sutherland was previously nominated in the Instrumentalist-Bass category in 2013 and has received a BMA for Band of the Year (Tommy Castro Band) in 2010. Scot was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.
Kevin Burt was the winner of the Solo/Duo competition at the 34th International Blues Challenge in Memphis just last year. In addition, he won the Lee Oskar Best Harmonica award and the Cigar Box Guitar award for Most Promising Acoustic Act. Burt will be inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame this year.
DADDY’S DOGHOUSE RADIO SHOW
Check out Daddy’s Doghouse, a radio program for enlightened people where they bring you music that will make you want to lace up your boogie shoes, leave your inhibitions behind and dance like nobody’s watching. You can find it on KSOI FM 91.9 on your radio dial or by streaming at ksoifm.com Tuesdays at 7pm and replayed Sundays at noon. Daddy’s Doghouse is hosted by Mike Ketcham who was a founding member of the Central Iowa Blues Society.
Blues In The Schools
Do you want good news first or the good news? There seems to be nothing but good news for our Blues In The Schools (BITS) program!
We are returning to the Forest Avenue Library. Thank you to Dana Smith and Nikki Hayter for reaching out to us. CIBS will be organizing a four session Blues education series this year. These sessions will include performances with story telling, the origins of blues history with blues videos and participation with a harmonica giveaway and lessons. It has been too long since we have partnered with them. We are looking forward to working with them and possibly expanding to other branches of the Des Moines Public Libraries. Since we are expanding the program outside the school system we will be renaming BITS.
The Des Moines Public Schools BITS program will be at at Hoover and it’s feeder schools (Meredith middle school, Hillis, Moore, Samuelson and Monroe elementary schools) Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th this year. Returning to take on this task is our Resident Educator, Kevin Burt. Nearly all of the organizing of this has been completed! Our DMPS Community Partnership and insurance has been renewed. As of right now, all schools have confirmed their scheduled dates and times. What’s exciting about this is that a lot of the Principals were first to respond! That speaks volumes of the support for Blues music education! A huge Blues thank you to DMPS Kelly Schnackenberg, Performing Arts Coordinator and Vanessa Howell, Community Partnership Coordinator. DMPS contributes $1500 to BITS every year. Thank you also to Stoney Creek Inn and the downtown Marriott for their continued support!
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus is also set again for two sessions of Scott Davis’ music classes on Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd. Kevin Burt is also taking these gigs.
We are also working with the Urbandale Hy-Vee to locate the Hoover BITS/DMACC recital featuring Kevin Burt at their Market Grille on Friday, April 26th. Confidence is high that this will become an annual event and that they will become a supporting partner for BITS!
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UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS
- FRIDAY & SATURDAY – FEB 1 & 2, 2019 @ 5:00PM
Downtown Des Moines Marriott
25th Winter Blues Fest – FRIDAY
- MONDAY – FEB 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
CIBS Membership Meeting
FEATURING DUCHARME-JONES! 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! Everyone is welcome. (Ducharme-Jones were previously scheduled for the January meeting but needed to move to February date)
- SATURDAY – FEB 23, 2019 @ 8:00PM
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.
Artists, Venues, and Promoters — we want to help spread the word and include your events on our online calendar. We have limited manpower to scour web sites, Facebook, and other sources to track down gigs… we need your HELP! Please email your dates and info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of the Blues Kitchen
Hello everyone! I am back with Out of the Blues Kitchen. Let’s have some fun with food, drink and music. Check in every month to see something new along with some of the old favorites. Once spring arrives watch my take on from the garden to the pantry to the table.
Sometimes ya just gotta have the simple things in life! But, what’s not so simple with these? Sure, it looks like tomato soup and grilled cheese. Well, duh, it is. One of the sandwiches has butter, the other I used mayo and basil. Try something different like using mayo with spice or herbs that complement the meal. And the cheese? Sure, you can use Velveeta or American cheese. (Factoid – the difference between white and yellow American is a dye known as achiote or sometimes egg shade.) Get crazy and get Brie, Swiss and cheddar! But hey, wait a minute! What about the bread!? Sure, go for cottage bread like we did tonight, or go artisan! Try sourdough or a good hearty rye! Garnish with your favorite chips…Cheetos, Fritos, etc. Mix it up–have fun! Go cook somethin’!
Out of the Blues Kitchen is by Steve Vasquez
CIBS Food & Drink Enthusiast
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