CIBS Blues Crier :: MAY 2021


MAY 2021

FREE! Family Friendly! FUN! Come celebrate great music in a perfect setting at The Cellar at White Oak Winery, Memorial Weekend. Admission is FREE! All ages are welcome. Please bring blankets, lawn chairs and all your friends! Wine from The Cellar at White Oak, beer from Confluence Brewing, BBQ and MORE from food vendors will be available to purchase. (Please, DO NOT bring your own alcohol, it is against Iowa State Law. Any alcohol must be purchased from the winery.)

SUNDAY, MAY 30 2021 @ 2PM
THE CELLAR AT WHITE OAK
15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA
(just three miles north of Ankeny)

KEVIN BURT
MIDNITE DAWGS
DEL JONES BLUES GANG
DUCHARME-JONES BAND
BO RAMSEY & THE SLIDERS

Presented By Central Iowa Blues Society, Fat Tuesday
Productions, The Cellar at White Oak and Confluence Brewery


Welcome Spring 2021!

It’s been awhile since our last newsletter, and we apologize. There hasn’t been a lot going on due to the pandemic, and it didn’t seem to be the best use of finances to produce a newsletter with no real news in it. We promise, your board of directors has continued to stay involved, and working towards bringing live blues back to Central Iowa blues fans as soon as it was responsibly possible. That time is now!

The big news right now is SpringFest #4 which will take place on Sunday, May 30 at the Cellar in Cambridge (three miles north of Ankeny). This year’s lineup is set with Kevin Burt, Midnite Dawgs, Del Jones Blues Gang, Ducharme-Jones Band, and Bo Ramsey and the Sliders. Music starts at 2pm. SpringFest is open to the public and FREE for everyone! There WILL be sangria and Confluence will be the official beer! Volunteers are needed for the event so please reach-out to Diane Hoffman at volunteer@cibs.org if you’re interested in volunteering.

Monthly membership meetings will resume on Monday, June 14 at the Cellar in Cambridge (three miles north of Ankeny). July’s membership meeting will be at Confluence Brewing. August-December will be announced as venues are confirmed.

On the top of the CIBS priority list is finalizing the Induction Ceremony for the Class 2020 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Watch for an announcement in mid summer for a fall date.

Winter BluesFest will resume in February, and we are hoping to add some club shows in the fall.

Speaking of the fall, the weekend of September 18 is slated for the Iowa Blues Challenge. A reminder about the format for entry: there will be a maximum of six solo/duo entries and six entries in the band category. These entries will be accepted from around the state, and slots will be filled on a first come, first registered basis. For more information, contact Julie Spong at challenge@cibs.org and watch for the call for entry this summer.

We have missed live music and getting together SO
MUCH. We can’t wait to see you all on the 30th!


MONDAY – JUN 14, 2021 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting
The Cellar at White Oak
15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA

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 music after the meeting from Dewey Cantrell!



Follow us on Facebook!

Be sure to follow CIBS on Facebook for some fun and interesting content. CIBS Education Chair, Steve Vasquez, features a monthly series he calls “Where In The World: A Blues Ambassador’s Travels”, with videos, stories, interviews and the like about Blues Educators in other parts of the world. And next thing you know he puts on his chef hat and goes LIVE with “Out Of The Blues Kitchen”. Adventures with food, drink and Blues, what else is there? Watch for our live spots on location or in The Blues Kitchen! PLUS you will find shared events, video and all the latest news from your favorite artists… check it out!

Upcoming “Where In The World” Artists


Blues With A Healing

Blues With A Healing is alive and well at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System

From left to right pictured is:  Kayla Lytle, Kate Stephany, Amber Krakau, and Matt Lloyd. All are Recreation Therapists and Matt is a Music Therapist.

A huge Blues hug goes out to the gifted artists that bring the healing power of Blues music to our Veterans every month! Bob Pace, Heath Alan, Kevin Burt, Rob Lumbard, Dave Ducharme-Jones, and Matt Woods.

Guitars For Vets
Another way to help our Veterans is through donating acoustic guitars. Actually, any instruments, any condition are accepted. The VA Central Iowa Health Care Systems Music Therapist, Matt Lloyd is the Guitars For Vets Iowa Chapter Administrator. A doctor can actually prescribe this program which includes ten, thirty minute lessons. Upon completing the tenth lesson, the Vet “graduates” and the National Guitars For Vets awards the Veteran a new acoustic guitar with many accessories!

If you, or know someone who has a guitar just collecting dust, you can donate this and potentially save a Veterans life! Contact our Education Chair, Steve Vasquez, education@cibs.org or call 515-664-4430


Blues Education

Blues In The Schools
I am meeting with Des Moines Public Schools band directors next week to update contacts and make plans for BITS 2022. Roosevelt and Lincoln High Schools are still wanting our BITS program. DMACC Ankeny Campus is also looking towards having BITS in 2022. There happen to be more sources for grants right now and we will be pursuing all available sources. If you wish to support this vital program, click on that donate button on cibs.org and designate BluesME as the recipient.

Des Moines Public Library’s Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues
The Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues has been given the green light! I spoke with Franklin Ave Library Manager, Nikki Hayter, recently and she said they are scheduling outdoor events at the city parks. I will be working with Lynn Heuss to schedule July through October! Park shelters at Ashby, Greenwood and Whitmer will be used for these events.  The park shelters have power and plenty of green space for distancing. Anything indoors is hinging on the Mayor’s decision on how much  and when restrictions will be lifted.

Blues-n-Chews
Central Iowa Blues Society’s BluesME e-cookbook, Blues-n-Chews, is available through our site for a suggested donation of $20, cibs.org. On the right hand column there is a donate button, click on that and include “cookbook” in the notes section when checking out. This is a collection of recipes from the Out Of The Blues Kitchen and the Where In The World series.


CIBS Membership

CIBS membership has fallen a bit in the past year — we are currently at 671. The COVID pandemic, inactivity, no membership meetings, no live music has taken a toll on all of us. Please consider joining or renewing your membership as we get back in the swing of things! We appreciate your continued support! Sign-up online HERE


CORPORATE MEMBERS

Asphalt

 

Bills Window & Screen Repair

DinosStorage_Mast

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FlyingMango

ClassicHats

leftys

LloydsCounseling

midwestix

Noce

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Strong Music Productions

 

About CIBS

Keeping the Blues Alive through
Celebration,
Preservation
& Education!

The Central Iowa Blues Society was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1992 by 200 blues lovers. Our mission is to keep the blues alive through celebration, preservation, and education. We endeavor to increase awareness of and appreciation for blues music by providing a network of association for blues enthusiasts. We recognize and honor our Iowa blues heritage through the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame program. We celebrate blues performance by promoting numerous concerts throughout the year including the Winter Blues Fest and the Iowa Blues Challenge. We strive to educate and ensure the future of the blues through Blues in the Schools.

Central Iowa Blues Society received The Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2016. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues around the world.

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
& MERCHANDISE
Scott Kirstein

MEMBERSHIP & TALENT
Philip Snyder

EDUCATION
Steve Vasquez

PRODUCTION
Diane Hoffman

DIRECTOR
Scott Benton

MEDIA
Jen Taylor

MARKETING
Open Position

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES
HALL OF FAME

Bryan Church and
Tom Buckmiller

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

Mailing Address

Central Iowa Blues Society
Post Office Box 13016
Des Moines, IA 50310-0016

NEWSLETTER

The Blues Crier is a
periodic e-newsletter.
Please send submissions
to news@cibs.org

ADVERTISING info HERE

Contributors

Thank you to Scott Kirstein, Phil Snyder, Steve Vasquez, and Scott Allen for their contributions to the newsletter


Become a member
today at cibs.org!

BLUES ANGELS

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Pete Damiano (Homebrewed)
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Robert, Julie & Shawn Economaki
  • Bryan & Pat Farland
  • Steve Flood
  • Dave Grieve
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Craig & Nancy Kelinson
  • Scott & Susan Kirstein
  • Brenda Leimberer
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Will & Carol Perrin
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Philip Snyder
  • Roy Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde
  • Matt Woods

Special Thanks!

Matt Woods
for the generous $1,200 donation

Dave Grieve
for the generous $2,000 donation

Steve White
$200 donation in memory
of Andre Mosqeda

Summerset Winery
Snus Hill Winery
Peace Tree Brewing
Triple A Seeds
Strong Music Productions
Classic Hats
Bill’s Window & Screen Repair
Covered Bridges Winery

for renewing as
Corporate Member

Craig & Nancy Kelinson
Brent & Dawn Jaeger
Bryan & Pat Farland

for joining as
Contributing Friends

Steve Flood
Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
Mark Kean
Deb Kean
Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
Dan & Jill Stevenson
Pete Damiano
Phil & Martha Thien
Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
Robert Mulgrew
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members
  • Tom Crane & Cindy Rote
  • TK Williams
  • Steven & Judy Neal
  • David Klockau – 3 years
  • Kevin Simcox
  • Stephanie Shearer
  • Nicholas Shipley
Renewing Members
  • Dan Nicholson
  • Carol Spencer
  • Cindy Findley
  • Teresa & Michael McCabe – 3 years
  • Serena James – 3 years
  • Sean Gannon & Kate Reed
  • Richard Summy
  • Todd, Sue, Sarah Mattison, Leah Joslyn & Steve Moolin – 3 years
  • Linda Bucklew
  • Bob Darr
  • Jean Walker
  • Patricia Horton – 3 years
  • Linda Olson – 3 years
  • Curt Gause – 3 years
  • Betty Buss
  • Kirk & Nannette Tibbetts
  • Jack, Irene, John Hickl, Amy & Lilly Hutchins
  • Steve Thomas
  • Russ & LeAnn Holmes
  • Edward & Janna Klingensmith
  • Don Nelson
  • Dave Grieve – 3 years
  • Jeff & Louisa Perry – 3 years
  • Kevin Davisson & Roseann Martin-Norris – 3 years
  • Tim & Diane Bohlen – 3 years
  • Lisa & Jeff Rock – 3 years
  • Tom Dorsey – 3 years
  • Patricia Fortune
  • Steve Siegrist
  • David & Terrie Ferree – 3 years
  • Richard, Cheryl, Jacob, Owen & Phoebe Smith – 3 years
  • John Augustine & Josie Siefken
  • Jim & Joey Bolstad
  • Richard & Kathlyn Custard
  • David Dickson – 3 years
  • Mark & Sue Opsal – 3 years
  • Jim Maloney
  • Tom Kammerer
  • Louise Ellis
  • Bill Wheeler & Shelly Nelson – 3 years
  • Art & Molly Hanford
  • Scott Benton – 3 years
  • Marcella Marnholtz – 3 years
  • Frank & Nancy Bodine – 3 years
  • John & Elaine Mattingly
  • Dennis May – 3 years
  • Steve Chevalier – 3 years
  • Karen Todd
  • Kathryn & Jeremy Fox
  • Paul & Kelly Aasmundstad
  • Jean Allen & John Goerdt
  • John Davis & Ally Landis
  • Jon & Robin Arnold – 3 years
  • Craig Peterson
  • Kris & Sandy Baumgart
  • Joe Cuttell
  • Kevin & Kathy VanderEcken
  • Bob & Sue Simons
  • Thomas McBride
  • Carla Mickael – 3 years
  • Jeff Lenz & Ruth Roberts
  • Larry & Pearl Laborde
  • Gerald Paglia
  • Paul Gibson – 3 years
  • L.J. Pollak & Nancy Crowfoot – 3 years
  • Rick & Kit Lancaster – 3 years
  • Steve & Marilyn Coleman
  • Gerri Lyon – 3 years
  • Abu Timbo – 3 years
  • Ted & Jule Reynolds
  • Dori Lyman
  • Douglas Deaton – 3 years
  • Don Erickson
  • Brad & Dawn McCloud
  • George Roby – 3 years
  • Jennifer Spencer
  • Mark Skahill – 3 years

Iowa Blues Radio

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
hosted by Steve Cushing
SUNDAYS 12AM-5 AM

BLUE AVENUE
hosted by Bob Dorr
SUNDAYS 5-6:30PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM


THE 5:01 BLUES
hosted by Ron Sorenson
WEEKDAYS 5-5:15PM

T-BONE’S HOUSE ROCKIN’ BLUES
PARTY
& THE GROOVE ZONE
hosted by Don Erickson
TUESDAYS 7-10PM


DADDY’S DOGHOUSE
hosted by Mike Ketcham
TUESDAYS @ 7PM &
SUNDAYS @ NOON


CONFESSING THE BLUES
hosted by Cleve Baker
SUNDAYS 8-10AM

THE ROADHOUSE
in Memory of Andre Mosqueda
SUNDAYS 10AM-NOON


DA FRIDAY BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 6-10PM

BACKSTAGE BLUES
hosted by John Heim
FRIDAYS 10-11PM

BEALE STREET CARAVAN
hosted by Pat Mitchell
SATURDAYS 1-2 AM

DA BLUES
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 6-10PM

CRAWFISH CIRCUIT
hosted by Bob DeForest
SATURDAYS 10-11PM

MIDNIGHT BLUES CD
FRI & SAT NIGHTS

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A DIVISION OF THE IOWA DEPT OF CULTURAL
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