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CIBS Blues Crier :: JUN/JUL 2020


JUN/JUL 2020

Let us state this simply but strongly: Black Lives Matter.

The historic movement founded on that declaration continues to grow in both its positive influence on society and its value in moving humanity forward. In the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, Laquan McDonald and far too many others, the Central Iowa Blues Society pledge their support for Black Lives Matter, and we are allies focused on eliminating systemic racism.

The Central Iowa Blues Society has a longstanding and long-stated commitment to core values that include diversity, civility and integrity. We vow to work to uphold and model these values, which are the foundation of a truly equitable society — one that secures the health, safety and well-being of all citizens.

The Central Iowa Blues Society is resolved to be a catalyst for change.


The Central Iowa Blues Society has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge. The challenge was tentatively rescheduled for September 13th. As we all know, similar events both locally and nationally are being cancelled and postponed. The safety of the musicians, attendees, and volunteers will always come first. The Central Iowa Blues Society will keep an eye on national trends and send out updates if appropriate. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org


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. Steve also puts on his chef hat and goes LIVE with “Out Of The Blues Kitchen”.  The latest episode is was joined by special guest, Tom Buckmiller as they made a savory waffle, chicken bacon ranch sandwich! Don’t miss out… check it out!


Live Music Streaming & Virtual Concerts

The List – Live Stream Music

DSMTV Live

Iowa Live Music

Can’t Stop the Blues

Information about online live music streaming can be found at the links above. Many opportunities here to help out the artists financially with online tips. Also, be sure to check out your favorite artists websites and social media pages for more information on how you can support by buying CDs and other merchandise.


Rest in Peace

It is with great sorrow, yet, with great hope, to announce the passing of Andre (Andy) James Mosqueda on June 12, 2020 at the age of 69. Andre was born November 24, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard and Antonia Mosqueda.

A self-described “Chicago Chicano (Blues-in-the-Blood Hispanic) native”, Andre was a pivotal figure in the local Iowa Blues music scene, as well as, a nationally awarded and recognized radio disc jockey. His unique booming voice and smooth style graced the airwaves for over 45 years, ranging from stations that included KIOA, KFMG, and most recently KGGO on “The Roadhouse with Andre”.

He was a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award in 2004 and inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2015.

His passion for music, life, his many friends and fans, and love of his family defined the man that many knew and loved.

His mind was an encyclopedia of music and a wealth of knowledge second to none. He also had a passion for trains, which he shared with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was also a very humble, caring, and hard-working man. This was never more apparent than helping run the family business, Tasty Tacos, where he typically worked the lunch hour. Ensuring every single customer was taken care of. And when he would call out the order numbers with that booming, familiar voice, customers would tell him “You have a familiar voice” or “You should be on the radio!” and he would answer with a large smile and a humble, “Thank you”.

He encouraged his children to explore the world, see what life brings, work hard, and go after the dreams you want to do.

There are no words to express how much he will be missed, but he will never be forgotten.

Andre is survived by his wife of 38 years, Terry; his children, Carlos (Allison), Antonio, Angelina and Nicole (Kelly); his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his mother, Antonia; his brothers and sisters, Lawrence (Patricia), Margaret, Linda (Randy), and Richard A. (Debra); and the rest of the Mosquedas and family that called him uncle, cousin, friend.

We know he is at peace joining his father, Richard, and his brother, Ronald (Tammy), in Heaven and will always be with us all.

From Andre’s family to all his friends, fans, and followers… remember to keep on ‘Keeping the Blues Alive’. We know he is.


COVID-19 CANCELLATIONS

As always, the safety of members, volunteers, and general public is our top priority.

The Central Iowa Blues Society’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be informed by the guidance of official bodies, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose framework for mitigation for community groups is based on the level of community transmission of COVID-19.

As the national response to the coronavirus pandemic shifts to a state-focused and phased approach the Central Iowa Blues Society has canceled all general membership meetings, board of director meetings, and shows to implement the appropriate protocols to help keep our members, volunteers, and the general public safe. We’ll continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will advise our membership when plans to start in-person meetings and activities is more clear.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly.

Scott Allen
President, Central Iowa Blues Society


CORPORATE MEMBERS

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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.

Mailing Address

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

NEWSLETTER

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

ADVERTISING info HERE

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED IN
PART BY BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson & Bobby Dickerson
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Pete Damiano (Homebrewed)
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Kate Garst
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Chris Miner
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White

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

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 (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME
Bryan Church and Tom Buckmiller

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Become a member
today at cibs.org!

CIBS Blues Crier :: APR/MAY 2020


APR/MAY 2020

Hello CIBSters —  We wanted to fill you in on what we’ve been up to during the COVID-19 crisis. In mid-March, CIBS cancelled all meetings, shows and/or programs scheduled through April. These included the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame class of 2020 Induction Ceremony on Sunday April 5th which will be rescheduled later in the year, the General Membership Meeting on April 13th, and the Blues in the Schools program that was scheduled April 20-24.

Due to CDC recommendations we are now cancelling our May and June events. This includes the Membership Meetings and Spring Fest.

The arts, entertainment, and service industries are among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and we are proud to announce that the CIBS board of directors voted unanimously to pay each artist for CIBS shows and/or programs being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the right thing to do and it directly supports the first principle in our bylaws–to preserve, cultivate and support the blues in Central Iowa on all levels and in multiple venues.

We are a BLUES family and together we will get through these unprecedented times. Until then…Be well!

Sincerely,

Scott Allen
President, Central Iowa Blues Society


Live Music Streaming & Virtual Concerts

The List – Live Stream Music

DSMTV Live

Iowa Live Music

Can’t Stop the Blues

Information about online live music streaming can be found at the links above. Many opportunities here to help out the artists financially with online tips. Also, be sure to check out your favorite artists websites and social media pages for more information on how you can support by buying CDs and other merchandise.


Iowa Blues Challenge :: New Tentative Dates

September 13, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music

(New dates are tentative as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis)

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on September 13,  2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  Four Bands and Four Solo/Duo act will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open July 1st and be on a first come first in basis.  Only complete applications will be considered. The new DEADLINE IS July 31 2020.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2021 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Avey Grouws Band! They have charted at #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart and getting all kinds of high praise reviews with their new album, Devil May Care. Check it out HERE.


2020 Blues Music Awards

Congratulations to all the 2020 Blues Music Award winners and nominees. The Blues Foundation’s big event was held virtually on May 3rd. If you didn’t watch the live stream you can still watch the 2-hour long program via YouTube at the video link below! Check out the list of winners at The Blues Foundation website HERE.


Follow us on Facebook!

Be sure to follow CIBS on Facebook for some fun and interesting content. CIBS Education Chair, Steve Vasquez, has been featuring a monthly series he calls “Where In The World: A Blues Ambassador’s Travels”, where he provides videos, stories, interviews and whatnot 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”. This week he was joined by special guest, Scott Davis, as they made Masonjaritas and the best breaded pork tenderloins! Don’t miss out… check it out!


CORPORATE MEMBERS

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5Talents_final_High_res

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ClassicHats

leftys

LloydsCounseling

midwestix

Noce

PTB-logo

 

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.

Mailing Address

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

NEWSLETTER

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

ADVERTISING info HERE

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED IN
PART BY BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson & Bobby Dickerson
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Pete Damiano (Homebrewed)
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Kate Garst
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Chris Miner
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White

Special Thanks!

Kelly’s Little Nipper
for joining as
Corporate Member

Rock in Prevention
Gary Lloyd, Lloyd’s Counseling

for renewing as
Corporate Member

Robert Mulgrew
Phil & Martha Thien

for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Stephen Jessen

Dale Hymen

Brad Riley

Renewing Members

Mike Pender
3 years

Kevin, Kori, Ethan,
Seth & Myles Bodtke
3 years

Ruth & Larry Jones
3 years

Thomas McBride

Kris & Sandy Baumgart

Irene Reeves

Tom Buckmiller
3 years

Jennifer & Jeremy Spencer

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
hosted by 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

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 (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME
Bryan Church and Tom Buckmiller

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Become a member
today at cibs.org!

CANCELLED – 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge

The Central Iowa Blues Society has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 Iowa Blues Challenge. The challenge was tentatively rescheduled for September 13th. As we all know, similar events both locally and nationally are being cancelled and postponed. The safety of the musicians, attendees, and volunteers will always come first. The Central Iowa Blues Society will keep an eye on national trends and send out updates if appropriate. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you in the future.

September 13, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music

(All dates are tentative as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis)

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on September 13,  2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  4 Bands and 4 Solo/Duo act will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open July 1st and be on a first come first in basis.  Only complete applications will be considered. The new DEADLINE IS July 31 2020.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2021 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame
Celebration Postponed

After thorough evaluation and consideration, we have made the decision to postpone the IBHOF Induction Ceremony scheduled for Sunday Apr 5th. Our number one priority is the safety of our members and we want to make sure we’re making decisions based on whats best for each of you. We do plan to reschedule the event, but until the scope of the Coronavirus pandemic is better understood that date is TBD.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you posted on the rescheduling of the event. If you want a refund for tickets you’ve already purchased please contact Midwestix (515-244-2771) and they’ll be happy to process the refund. If you bought VIP tix from Bryan Church please contact him 515-577-7749.

Stay safe.

Central Iowa Blues Society Announces
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Four individuals have been selected for induction into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020: Hal Reed, Scott Eggleston, Radoslav Lorkovic, and Butch Edmonds.

The induction ceremony for the Class of 2020 will take place on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the River Center Eventorium, 330 SW 3rdSt in Des Moines. The event will begin with dinner provided by Flying Mango and a performance by Kevin “BF” Burt and the Corridor. After the award presentation and individual performances by the 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 3 and can be purchased by clicking the TICKETS link at www.cibs.org. Last year’s event was sold out in advance so don’t delay.


Hal Reed

Born in Sardis, Mississippi, Hal Reed has held residency in the Quad Cities/Iowa for over 30 years. Hal is known for his outstanding leadership in raising awareness about the artform of the Blues. He has participated in Blues Education programs through the Mississippi Valley Blues Society and the River Music Experience, making a substantial impact on preserving the history of the music.

As a professional musician, Hal performs with a band and in a solo/duo act an average of 3-4 times a month throughout Iowa. Hal is a two-time winner of the Iowa Blues Challenge. In 2004 he was a winner in the band category and in 2019 in the solo/duo category. In 2018, he was inducted into the Quad City Blues Hall of Fame.


Scott Eggleston

Scott Eggleston, either as a solo act or with his band, the Soul Searchers, plays over 100 shows per year. During his career, Scott has performed with the following artists: Anson Funderburgh, Pinetop Perkins, James Harman, R.J. Mischo, Doug Deming & Jewel Tones, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Rod Piazza, Rick Holmstrom, Johnny Dyer, Duke Robillard, Patrick Recob, Jimmie Vaughan, and the Bel Airs.

In 1994, The Soul Searchers won the Iowa Blues Challenge. They have appeared on the mainstage at Davenport’s Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, have performed several Jazz in July concerts, and have been featured on Iowa Public Radio and Iowa Public Television. In 2017, The Memphis-­based Blues Foundation named The Soul Searchers’ self­-titled CD one of top ten self­-produced blues albums. To date, the CD has been sold in 13 countries. The band has also released two other albums including: Boogie Woogie Nighthawkand Lounging at the ‘Wood. Scott has also been featured in two books written by students at Drake University in Des Moines as a part of a blues class. The books are titled:  Life in the Key of E Minor: Conversations with the Bluesand Life After Blues-On-Grand: Finding the Blues in Des Moines. Scott lives is Des Moines.


Radoslav Lorkovic

Radoslav Lorkovic wasborn in Zagreb, Croatia in 1958 and moved to the United States at age six. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in nine critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White and Bo Ramsey. He tours the world regularly appearing at prestigious events such as the Woody Guthrie Festival, Womad, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa folk festivals, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Mountain Stage, and eTown as well as a litany of Italian castles and villas. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Carson Daily Show and two solo appearances on A Prairie Home Companion.

An international ambassador of the ‘Iowa Sound’ and 45 plus year career has given Radoslav many great performance opportunities that range from backing up Bo Didley to working with numerous Yup’ ik Eskimo villages throughout SW Alaska.


Butch Edmonds

Butch Edmonds played all over Des Moines’ famed Center Street in the 50s, 60s, and 70s and other clubs across the state of Iowa. In the 1960s Butch Edmonds formed a group called the Extensions and performed in various places and even with the Ohio Players and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in Cleveland, Ohio. In the late 1960s, Butch moved to California and Las Vegas to perform. Buck Ram hired Butch to be the front man for the opening act for the Platters called Soul Patrol. They performed with the Platters at the legendary Flamingo in Las Vegas.

In the 1970s, his band, The New Establishment opened for James Brown at the RKO Theatre in Des Moines. After recording “Foolish Fools” with Grant Records, the band went to Georgia and joined the Bobby Marchan Show performing in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida. In 1977, he went to California to perform on the Gong Show singing a song he wrote “Get Up, Get Down”.Edmunds now lives in West Des Moines, Iowa.


About the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

The IBHOF was established in 1999 by Des Moines blues singer, keyboardist and historian Tom Gary. Tom’s Masters dissertation was focused on Des Moines’ Center Street blues scene in the 1960s and he was inspired to gain recognition for the musicians of that time. After inducting the first two classes, Tom handed the administration of the IBHOF over to the Central Iowa Blues Society. Tom continued to serve as IBHOF co-chair for several years, along with Don “T-Bone” Erickson. In 2016 Don was succeeded by current IBHOF chair Bryan Church. With the induction of this year’s 21thanniversary class, 78 individuals have been honored with induction. Photos and biographies of all IBHOF members can be viewed by clicking the IBHOF logo at www.cibs.org.

At the Class of 2000 induction ceremony, the permanent Iowa Blues Hall of Fame exhibit (colloquially referred to as “The Wall”) was unveiled at Blues on Grand, where it continued to reside until Blues On Grand closed in 2010. After a few years in storage while CIBS worked to secure a new location, in 2014 the Wall was unveiled at its new home at the Hawkeye Elks Lodge 160 & Rose Temple 33 at 1401 Walker St in Des Moines. (The Lodge is open to the public and they welcome your visit!)  In 2016, CIBS commissioned a portable companion exhibit which has since been displayed at several blues festivals and other events across the state, greatly expanding the exposure of the IBHOF to the public.

Nominations of potential inductees to the IBHOF are accepted at any time from the general public. New inductees are selected by the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame standing committee of the Central Iowa Blues Society. Detailed information on submitting a nomination can be found online at www.cibs.org.

The 2020 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame event is sponsored by: The River Center, Frame Works, Flying Mango, Fat Tuesday Productions, VividPix & Design, and Hawkeye Elks Lodge 160 & Rose Temple 33


For more information, please contact:

Bryan Church – Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Chair
(515) 577-7749
ibhof@cibs.org

Scott Allen – President, Central Iowa Blues Society
(515) 480-4437
prez@cibs.org

CIBS Blues Crier :: FEB/MAR 2020


FEB/MAR 2020

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

Monday – Mar 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm
CIBS Membership Meeting
Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, 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!


Sunday – Apr 5, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame 2020 Induction
The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines




Winter Blues Fest

THANK YOU! Volunteers, Artists, Sponsors, and all in
attendance at the 26th Winter Blues Fest! What a party!

SAVE-THE-DATES February 12-13, 2021!

Big thanks to the CIBS 2020 Winter Blues Fest media team! Jay Gilliam shot tons of video. Michael Rolands, Kit Lancaster, and Mark Lage captured some great photos.
Check out the photo and video memories HERE!



Congratulations!

Congrats to Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Co-Chair Tom Buckmiller and his daughter Bryn for keeping the blues alive and taking home a 2nd Place Trophy at the Drake University Faculty/Staff Talent Show last month!


CONGRATS to CIBS members Mark Chapman and David Clippert! They each won a pair of tickets to the Jonny Lang concert in the drawing at Winter Blues Fest! Tickets are still available HERE.


Blues Music Education News

Blues In The Schools 2020

The Blues In The Schools program kicked off it’s 2020 season at the Westminster Preschool on February 17th. The High Crest (Kat Darling and Aaron Earl Short) brought their country/ folk blues to the “wee ones”. Friday, February 21st, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame member “Freight Train” Frank Strong brought his railroad blues to the “wee ones”.

All in all, the two BITS sessions brought Blues Music Education to about 50 preschoolers. There are a variety of musical instruments throughout the classroom area. The teachers have been teaching the students all about Blues music leading up to these presentations.

We are happy to announce the addition of Ruby Van Meter school to the BITS program. On Monday, April 6th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Aaron Earl Short will be bringing a performance with participation style presentation.

The Hoover  2020 Blues In The Schools is Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th at Hoover High, Meredith Middle and Moore, Monroe and Samuelson Elementary schools. This is our fourth year presenting Blues music education for the next generation. CIBS Resident Educator and international award winner Kevin Burt is returning to “baptize into the blues” over one thousand students throughout the week. Not only are the teachers and their staff excited for this event, the Principals of each school are very much involved also. The DMACC Ankeny Campus will also get a a good dose of the Blues at Scott Davis’ Music History and Rock History classes. Gary Monte of KFMG will be interviewing Kevin Burt sometime during that week as well. Kevin Burt will wrap up the week with a show on Friday, April 24th, site TBD.

Thank you to Kit Lancaster for the photos.


Blues With A Healing

This program reaches out to people that are experiencing struggles with life. Organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Cancer Survivors, Immigrant/Refugee outreach, First Responders, Homeless Shelters, Hospitals, LGBTQ Community, etc.

The inaugural performance of this program is going to be at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. Matt Loyd, Music Therapist and Guitars For Vets Iowa Chapter Coordinator and the entire Recreational Therapist staff are very excited to have this program in their facility. This is starting in March of this year. Watch for details on  CIBS Facebook page.


Library Blues

  • Saturday, April 25th – 3:00-4:00pm
    Franklin Ave Public Library, 5000 Franklin Ave
    Crossroads: A Journey With The Blues featuring Kevin Burt
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Sunday, April 26th – 2:30-3:30pm
    West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
    792 & You featuring Kevin Burt
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Sunday, May 3rd – 2:30-3:30pm
    West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
    792 & You featuring Chad Elliott
    Performance with Storytelling
  • Saturday, June 27th -2:00-3:00pm
    Forest Ave Library, 1326 Forest Ave
    Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues Brian “Taz” Grant
    African-American Music Appreciation Month

Guitars For Vets

More instruments are needed for this great program. Acoustic guitars are preferred, but any and all instruments and gear are welcome. Dewey Cantrell has completed the VA orientation and is a Guitars For Vets Ambassador. This makes him eligible to teach guitar to Veterans that are “prescribed” the G4V program. Upon completing ten 30-minute lessons, the National Guitars For Vets awards the Vet a new acoustic guitar with case and accessories.

If you have or know of someone that has an acoustic guitar that is collecting dust, contact Steve Vasquez at education@cibs.org or text at 515-664-4430.


CIBS Store

NEW stuff to check out in the CIBS Store. Many styles, colors and sizes for each design. FREE shipping through March 8. Satisfaction guaranteed! Not 100% happy? Just send it back within 30-days.

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Iowa Blues Challenge SAVE-THE-DATE

June 7, 2020 @ Lefty’s Live Music

All preliminary/final Iowa Blues Challenge rounds have been consolidated into one exciting competition taking place on June 7, 2020 at Lefty’s Live Music.  4 Bands and 4 Solo/Duo act will compete to move forward to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

The application process will open up Friday, April 17th and be on a first come first in basis.  Only complete applications will be considered. The DEADLINE IS MAY 15 2020. Applications will be available at cibs.org by April 17th.

Participating acts will be vying for a prize package which included cash, recording time, opportunities for paid gigs (including but not limited to the 2021 Winter Blues Fest) and travel expense stipend for the 2021 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, presented by The Blues Foundation.

Please contact the Iowa Blues Challenge Chair with questions.
Julie Spong — 515-401-8495 or challenge@cibs.org


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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.

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED IN
PART BY BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson & Bobby Dickerson
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Pete Damiano (Homebrewed)
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Kate Garst
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Chris Miner
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White

Special Thanks!

The Station
Strong Music Productions
for joining as
Corporate Member

Graziano Brothers
Central Iowa Music Lab
Classic Hats for Men & Women
Noce’
VividPix & Design
Dino’s Storage
The Cellar at White Oak
Confluence Brewing Co
City Sounds
Midwestix/Swaelu Media
South Des Moines Dental
Electronic Engineering
Junior’s Motel
Frame Works
Flying Mango
Fat Tuesday Productions
Five Talents Financial Mgmt Group
Summerset Winery
Covered Bridges Winery
Scotty & the Wingtips
Peace Tree Brewing Company
Snus Hill Vineyard & Winery
Prairie Dog Blues Festival
Bill’s Window & Screen Repair
(formerly Hiland Park Hardware)
for renewing as
Corporate Member

John Rapp
Paul & Cindy Valin
Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Kate Garst
for joining as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Susan & Carl Voss
Larry Early
Hayli Hobson & Tulio Salvatierra
Angie Kendall
Annette, Dan, Joe, and Matt Spielbauer
Jennifer Leavy
Eduardo Ballesteros
Carol & Jeff Paxhia
Kristy, Andy, Daniel, and Rebekah Bennett
Larry, Theresa and Evangelina Ellison
Anthony Lake
Nancy Emrich
Perry Whitmore & Mary Ann Newman
Rod Erickson
Iner & Terri Joelson
Mark & Becky Lage
Kathryn & Jeremy Fox
Mark & Amanda Gregory
David Dykstra
William, Kelly & Peggy Green
Harry Schaller
Max Burkey & Susan Ekstrom
Jack Saltes
Tim Carey
Loren Zachery
Mike Kelley
Mike Chapman
Maggie Brown
John Clark
Teresa Schutte
Linda Foster
Mark Bierbaum
Sue Miller Payton
Lisa Corrin – 3 years
Dan Ratcliff
Terry Schmidt
Kelly & Patrick Smith
Carrie & Mike Osborn
Tim, Ann, Emily & Ethan Raleigh
Jonas & Jules Cutler
Steve & Lisa Krueger
Matt Lehman & Sarah O’Dell
Jeni Grouws

Renewing Members

Kevin & Kathy VanderEcken
Kathleen & Richard Custard
Kathryn Smith
Dori Lyman
Jack & Irene Hickl, John Hickl, and Amy Hutchins
Carl Van Tuyl
Mary Wolfe
Patricia Fortune
Louise Ellis
Allan Peterson
Kyle Helm
Johnna VanderEcken & Ryan Pineger
Bruce & Jean Urman
Pete Martin
Kimberly Thornton
Emeal Myles
Karen Todd
Jim & Joey Bolstad
Chuck & Deanna Brudtkuhl
Tamara Page
Bob & Sue Simons
Craig Peterson
Valerie & Cody Paul
Jeff Lenz & Ruth Roberts
Joe Cuttell
Paul & Kelly Aasmundstad
John Augustine & Josie Siefken
LaRayne Lilley & Rick Rask
June Keating
Gerald Paglia
John Davis
Gale Rivas & Lucretia Banks
Julie Metros
Lanny & Debbie Nuese
Eric Leedom
Julie Meiners
Steve Meldrem
Doug Detrick & Dawn Francis
Sandra Berkland
Thomas Wynn
Chris Logsdon
Diane Hoffman
Heath Pattschull
Robert Baehler & Jane Bell
Hal & Kristy Reed

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
hosted by 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

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 (interested?)

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

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2020 Winter Blues Fest – Video & Photos

2020 Winter Blues Fest – Video Playlists
Jay Gilliam captured and compiled video playlists
from each night of the Winter Blues Fest

FRIDAY NIGHT

SATURDAY NIGHT


2020 Winter Blues Fest – Photos
by Michael Rolands


2020 Winter Blues Fest – Photos
by Kit Lancaster


2020 Winter Blues Fest – Photos
by Mark Lage

CIBS Blues Crier :: JANUARY 2020


JANUARY 2020

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

MONDAY – JAN 13, 2020 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Fat Twosday
The Station, 3124 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, 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!



2020 Winter Blues Fest

Complete line-up, schedule, tickets, hotel
reservation links, and more info HERE


Winter Blues Fest Afternoon Extra! FREE Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain
in the Des Moines Room from 1-3 PM. Everyone is welcome!


TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday
At the door admission goes up $5. CIBS Members receive $5 rebate on Weekend Pass
only.  You may collect your rebate at the merchandise booth on the 3rd Floor.


THANK YOU TO THE WINTER BLUES FEST SPONSORS!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Winter Blues Fest! Each volunteer shift is two hours for tasks such as wristband check, ticketing, info desk, load in/out.

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 volunteer@cibs.org

Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.



Cultural Enrichment Grant Recipient

We are thrilled to announce that Central Iowa Blues Society has been awarded a Grant Cycle 2020 (GC20) Cultural Enrichment Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines for $12,000! This award is for the January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 grant period. We are grateful for this generous support that will help fund our many programs and our commitment to education, preservation, and celebration of blues and roots music throughout Iowa.

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED IN PART BY BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES


CIBS Board Nominations & Election

Nominations for new CIBS officers will be opened during the January 13 membership meeting and remain open until immediately prior to the February meeting. Nominees must be current members of Central Iowa Blues Society. The CIBS Board election takes place at the February 10th membership meeting.

This is also a good the time to come forward if you’re interested in making a commitment to serve on one of the many committees — Education / Iowa Blues Challenge / Iowa Blues Hall of Fame / Marketing / Media / Merchandise / Production / Talent / Winter Blues Fest Admissions Leadership


Good Luck to our IBC Participants!

Good luck to Avey/Grouws Band (band) and Generations of Blues (solo/duo)! They will be heading to Memphis to represent Iowa at the 36th International Blues Challenge — January 28 through February 1. More info about the IBC HERE. They’ll be back to tell us all about it at the 2020 Winter Blues Fest!

PLUS, we have a mess of photos by Michael Rolands from their fundraiser at Lefty’s last month. Check those out HERE.


2020 Blues Music Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the 2020 Blues Music Award Nominees — especially to Iowa Blues Hall of Famer, Catfish Keith! Catfish Keith was nominated in the “Acoustic Blues Album” category for his Catfish Crawl album.

The winners will be revealed at the Blues Music Award Ceremony  in Memphis, TN on May 7, 2020.

Only members of The Blues Foundation get to vote. Get more info about the Blues Music Awards including a complete list of the nominees HERE.


Cruise Tickets For Sale

CIBS member, Vicki Harbert has a pair of tickets for the Keeping The Blues Alive  – Nassau, Bahamas February 18 – 22 Cruise. 2 Tickets – $5101.00

Joe Bonamasa – Buddy Guy – Tommy Emanual – Tab Benoit – Paul Shaffer – Super Session – Joann Taylor Shaw – Joann Connor – Ida Mae – etc. (Look on website to see complete lineup)

Please contact her at vickieharbert@hotmail.com if interested


Joanne Jackson Quartet Video

CIBS members, John and Elaine Mattingly sent us this note…

We would like to announce the release of a new music video production of Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Joanne Jackson’s recording of our original song, Next To You. We wrote this song back in 1999 and are celebrating its 20th anniversary. The music video includes a photo tribute of Miss Jackson’s career following the performance of the song by the Joanne Jackson Quartet (Joanne Jackson on vocal, John Mattingly on piano, Steve McCombs on bass and Marty McDonald on drums). It was recorded at Great Plains Recording in Clive. We were honored that Miss Jackson regularly sang our song while performing in central Iowa. She now resides in the Los Angeles area with her son and can be easily reached via Facebook:)

Please share, communicate and enjoy this project as you see fit:)

In appreciation for all you do for the blues!
John & Elaine Mattingly


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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.

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Janet Bannister
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Brian Gifford
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Chris Miner
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Kevin & Galen Patrick
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Roy & Ann Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna

Special Thanks!

Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
Dan & Jill Stevenson
Steve Flood
Gary Jensen
Greg & Barbara Sutherland
Brent & Dawn Jaeger
Chris Miner
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Marv’s Record Shop
for joining as
Corporate Member

Vinyl Cup Records
for renewing as
Corporate Member

Welcome New Members

Jerry Davis – 3 years
Andre Carroll – 3 years
Kimberly Doby
Eugenia Kutsch-Stanton – 3 years
Joey Lamarre
Tim Niswander
Lori Bell
Dale & Kathy Anderson
Dennis & Sue Sorensen
Chuck Meyers – 3 years
Tom Ohman
Anna Anette
Wayne Brill – 3 years
Lesa (Veith) Brill – 3 years
Steve & Terry Quiet
Bret T Street
Dee Richardson
Gail Okamoto
Cherie L Now Par Van
Mark Lucey
Kathy Koellner
Valarie Hilton
Ray Franklin
Jack Curtis
Leslee Cran
Chris Cran
Jim Clime
Joyce Anson
Matt & Candy Morris
Mike & Amy McNulty
Geoff & Mary Beth Kucharo
Edward & Janna Klingensmith
Steve & Susan Keith
Nina Campbell & John Douglas
Erika George & Robert Boudreau
Bobby Breu & Chrissy Brown
Judi Cunconan
Sandra Grossmann
Chris & Sarah Voggesser
David Shea
Mary Beth Andrews & Mick Polich
Tricia & Don Quinn
Bob Darr
Linda Olson
Gary & Patty Johnson
Julietta Griffioen & Kevin Gaulke
Marcus Kirstein
Michael Roberts

Renewing Members

Mike & Pegi Bevins – 3 years
Donna Rosenbaum
Victoria Haugen
Carol Spencer
Susan A Smith
Cindy Findley
Russ & LeAnn Holmes
Sean Gannon & Kate Reed
Art & Molly Hanford
Teresa Gilbert
C Renne’ Ellingson & King H Carr Jr
Jim Maloney
Kathleen Hudson
Jerry Franker & Deb Hudnutt
Angel & Victor Free – 3 years
Curt Burns – 3 years
Drinda Williams – 3 years
Kim Gunnes, Dan and Theo Kopatich – 3 years
John & Elaine Mattingly
Tom Kammerer
Clark & Christine Jensen – 3 years
Kelly Fox – 3 years
Alan & Margie Koslow – 3 years
Betty Ann Buss
James & Alice Culbert – 3 years
Cindy Kidrowski
Lynn McCallum – 3 years
David & Anne Ducharme-Jones
Diana Reiser
Dan Nicholson
Todd & Sue Mattison, Sarah Mattison, and Leah Joslyn
Don Nelson
Jeffrey Stevens
Moe Kauzlarich
Don & Linda Alcorn – 3 years
Dean & Ronda Swyter
Kyle Helm
Jean Allen
John Goerdt
David Gabel – 3 years
Jacquelyn Elfmann & Darwin Simon

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
hosted by 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

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION CHAIR
Deb Bodson

DIRECTOR & TALENT CHAIR
Philip Snyder

DIRECTOR & EDUCATION CHAIR
Steve Vasquez

DIRECTOR & MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Scott Kirstein

DIRECTOR
Jeff Wagner

MEDIA CHAIR
Jen Taylor

MARKETING CHAIR
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CO-CHAIRS
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
monthly e-newsletter.
Please send submissions
to news@cibs.org

ADVERTISING info HERE

Become a member
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Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7th, 2020

Contact:
Kathryn Dickel, Press Liaison – Swaelu Media
kdickel@swaelu.com
515.707.1309

Scott Allen – President, Central Iowa Blues Society
prez@cibs.org
515.480.4437

Central Iowa Blues Society presents the Upper Midwest’s
Premier Blues Festival Over Valentine’s Day weekend.  

(Des Moines, IA) –The Central Iowa Blues Society is once again hosting the 26thWinter Blues Fest at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave, on Valentine’s Weekend – February 14 and 15, 2020. Tickets are $20 for Friday Night Only, $30 for Saturday Only, and $45 for a weekend pass. Special room rates are available at the Marriott and Hyatt Hotels in Downtown Des Moines.

If you’ve never been, this is the year to go. The festival takes over the entire downtown Marriott with five stages of blues music from national touring artists across all sub-categories of the genre including Swing Blues, Rockin’ Blues, Rockabilly, traditional, Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Alternative. There is a little something for every taste in music. There simply isn’t a music festival experience in Des Moines comparable to the Winter Blues Festival. It’s unique, it’s fun and a great way to spend a cold winter weekend in Des Moines, especially if you’re looking to do something a little different on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Friday’s lineup includes: 

  • Davy Knowles
    Rockin’ Blues – Isle of Man (UK)
  • Paul Nelson Band
    Rockin’ Blues – NYC, NY
  • Tennessee Redemption (featuring Brandon Santini and Jeff Jensen)
    Soul Blues – Memphis, TN
  • Nikki Hill (with Laura Chavez and Matt Hill)
    Rockin’ Blues – New Orleans, LA
  • Buckmiller-Schwagger Duo
    Traditional Blues – DSM, IA
  • The Blue 2 (Blue Band’s Bob Dorr & Jeff Petersen)
    Traditional Blues – Cedar Rapids, IA

Saturday’s lineup includes: 

  • Chris Cain
    Traditional Blues – California
  • Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band featuring the B.B. King Horns
    Big Band – New Orleans, LA
  • Albert Castiglia
    Rockin’ Blues- FL
  • Taylor Scott Band
    Rockin’ Blues – CO
  • Harper & Midwest Kind
    Alt/Contemporary Blues featuring Didgeridoo – Australia
  • Lindsay Beaver
    Rockabilly – Austin, TX
  • Lauren Mitchell
    Soul Blues- FL
  • Cedar County Cobras
    Traditional Blues – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo
    Various Flavors – Des Moines, IA

Keeping with tradition, the Winter Blues Fest lineup showcases several regional blues challenge winners that will compete internationally in Memphis earlier in the month including:

  • Generation of Blues with Hal Reed and Kent Burnside
    (IA-Solo/Duo)
  • Rex Granite with Sarah Benck
    (Omaha)
  • Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street
    (MN)
  • Avey Grouws Band
    (IA-Band)
  • Stranded in the City
    (Kansas City)

Plus, don’t miss the Saturday afternoon FREE guitar workshop with Chris Cain from 1-3pm.

The Festival will feature a custom brew from premiere sponsor Confluence Brewing Company. Food and full bar service throughout the festival.

Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday Only and $30/Saturday Only. Tickets, schedule, artist profiles and links at www.cibs.org

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The Central Iowa Blues Society(CIBS) is a volunteer non-profit arts organization based in Des Moines Iowa with over 1000 members dedicated to the education, preservation and celebration of blues and roots music in Iowa and across the globe. 

Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser

Sunday, December 8, 3-7PM at Lefty’s Live Music — 2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues held a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Here are some great photos from Michael Rolands–Rolands Images of the event.

 

2020 Winter Blues Fest

TWO NIGHTS—20 Acts… all under one roof and out of the cold!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

Advance Tickets $45 Weekend Pass – or – $20/Friday and $30/Saturday
At the door admission goes up $5. CIBS Members receive $5 rebate on Weekend Pass
only.  You may collect your rebate at the merchandise booth on the 3rd Floor.

Nikki Hill

Taylor Scott Band

Lindsay Beaver

Albert Castiglia

Tennessee Redemption

Avey Grouws Band

Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo

Rex Granite with Sarah Benck

Stranded in the City

The Blue 2

 

 

Chris Cain

Davy Knowles

Lauren Mitchell

Paul Nelson Band

Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band

Generations of Blues

Harper & Midwest Kind

Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street

Buckmiller/Schwager

Cedar County Cobras

Information

Admissions & Will Call – 1st Floor
(Open 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday)
Volunteer Check-In – 2nd Floor
Merchandise – 3rd Floor

Friday, Feb 14 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 5:00-6:00
6:30-7:30
Buckmiller/Schwager


8:00-9:00
9:30-10:30
The Blue 2


Dubuque Room
3rd Floor
7:00-8:30 Davy Knowles


9:00-11:00 Paul Nelson Band


Des Moines Room
3rd Floor
7:30-9:30 Tennessee Redemption


10:00-12:00 Nikki Hill


Saturday Afternoon Extra… Everyone is Welcome!

Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain / Des Moines Room (3rd Floor) 1-3PM

Winter Blues Fest Afternoon Extra! FREE Guitar Workshop with Chris Cain in the Des Moines Room from 1-3 PM. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, Feb 15 – Schedule
Lobby Lounge 4:00-5:30
6:00-7:00
Generations of Blues
Iowa Blues Challenge Winner


7:30-8:30
9:00-10:30
Cedar County Cobras


Salon D
2nd floor
6:30-8:00 Heath Alan’s Iowa Blues Expo


8:30-10:00 Taylor Scott Band


10:30-12:00 Harper & Midwest Kind


Salon E
2nd floor
5:30-7:00 Rex Granite with Sarah Benck
Omaha Blues Challenge Winner


7:30-9:00 Lindsay Beaver


9:30-11:00 Lauren Mitchell


Dubuque Room
3rd floor
6:00-7:30 Erin McCawley’s Harrison Street
MN Blues Challenge Winner


8:00-9:30 Avey Grouws Band
Iowa Blues Challenge Winner


10:00-11:30 Stranded in the City
Kansas City Blues Challenge Winner


Des Moines Room
3rd floor
7:00-8:30 Albert Castiglia


9:00-10:30 Chris Cain


11:00-1:00 Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band
featuring The B.B. King Horns


Where

Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

LODGING

There are special Winter Blues Fest group rates available for a LIMITED number of rooms.
Do not delay in reserving your room to take advantage of the reduced rates. They will sell out!

MARRIOTT HOTEL
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Book online HERE or call 515-245-5500


HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN
418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Book online HERE or call 515-282-5555

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Winter Blues Fest! Each volunteer shift is two hours for tasks such as wristband check, ticketing, info desk, load in/out.

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 volunteer@cibs.org

Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.
Need to RENEW or JOIN? Do it online HERE

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

 

CIBS Blues Crier :: NOVEMBER 2019


NOVEMBER 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

MONDAY – NOV 11, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Dewey Cantrell Trio
Peace Tree Brewery, 317 E Court, Des Moines, 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 blues after the meeting!


SATURDAY – NOV 16, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Member Appreciation Party
featuring Toronzo Cannon

Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

FREE to Members!

Join us for the CIBS MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION PARTY featuring Toronzo Cannon and the Chicago Way at Lefty’s Live Music on Saturday, November 16. Must be a member of the Central Iowa Blues Society to attend this FREE appreciation party and concert. You may join or renew online HERE. Memberships will also be available at the door.

Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that’s both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.” – MOJO

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues.

toronzocannon.com


MONDAY – DEC 9, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting – Soul Searchers
Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, 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 blues after the meeting!



CIBS Membership Rate Increase

Membership rates will increase after January 1st,
2020. Renew now at the current rates and save.

  • Individual – $20 ($50 for 3 Years) increasing to $25 ($60 for 3 Years)
    Individuals, including children under 18* and residing with individual
  • Family – $25 ($65 for 3 Years) increasing to $35 ($90 for 3 Years)
    Husband, wife or domestic partner, including children under 18*
  • Contributing – $100 (no increase)
    $100 or more contribution with recognitions during membership year
  • Corporate – $100 (no increase)
    $100 or more contribution with recognitions during membership year

Renew Now and Save!


2020 Winter Blues Fest

Winter Blues Fest tickets will be on sale by December 1st. Confirmed acts are listed HERE. Keep an eye on the website and social media for the latest announcements. The hotels are taking reservations now… don’t delay!

There are special Winter Blues Fest group rates available for a LIMITED number of rooms.
Do not delay in reserving your room to take advantage of the reduced rates. They will sell out!

MARRIOTT HOTEL
700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
Book online HERE or call 515-245-5500

HYATT PLACE DES MOINES/DOWNTOWN
418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Book online HERE or call 515-282-5555


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Winter Blues Fest! Each volunteer shift is two hours for tasks such as wristband check, ticketing, info desk, load in/out.

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 volunteer@cibs.org

Must be a current CIBS Member to volunteer.


Des Moines Road to Memphis Fundraiser!

2019 Iowa Blues Challenge Winners Avey/Grouws Band and Hal Reed of Generations of Blues are holding a fundraising concert to help support their trip to the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis!

Sunday, December 8, 3-7PM at Lefty’s Live Music


Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Nominations

Read all about submitting a nomination to the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame HERE. Big thank you to Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Co-Chair, Dr. Tom Buckmiller, for helping streamline the process and putting together an online nomination option. Any questions can be directed to IBHOF@cibs.org.


CIBS Blues Education News

Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues

The Des Moines Public Libraries wrapped up their 2019 Crossroads: A Journey with The Blues in grand fashion Saturday, October 5th. The day started off at Franklin Ave. Library with Malcolm Wells student harmonica giveaway and lesson. This was the biggest turnout of all the Crossroads sessions with over 55 people in attendance.

That same afternoon, the Forest Ave. Library had Heath Alan and Chad Elliott! This also was very well attended. Heath started off the session and Chad sat in on harmonica! As much as these two perform, it was great to hear them play together. The library staff traded off coming into both sessions and enjoyed it all thoroughly as did everyone that attended. There were even a few that made the trek over from Franklin and were still playing their student harmonicas!

A special Thank You to the Harding Hills and Eastside Hy-Vee’s for their generous donations of food and drink that was enjoyed by all three libraries this year! And an even more special Thank You to all of the artists that brought their best to this years sessions, Tina and Rob, Aaron Earl Short, Kevin Burt, Chad Elliott, Heath Alan, Scott Davis, Malcolm Wells and Bob Pace.

Thank you note from the library…

Just wanted to let you know that I received your kind message of support. Thank you so much. We’re grateful for all that you’ve done recently at the library to promote local music and the blues. After this week, it makes me reflect on how music helps to heal the soul. Thanks so much Steve! It was a great series for us! I do love the blues!

Susan Woody
Executive Director Des Moines Public Libraries


Guitars For Vets

We have just now topped 20 instruments donated! Remember, each one of these instruments could save the life of a Vet. More guitars are needed as the G4V Chapter Coordinator, Matt Loyd continues to reach out to Central Iowa. I was asked at the last general membership meeting about donations. You can go directly to their site https://guitars4vets.org/ for a monetary donation. There is actually a G4V student guitar kit that can be purchased through the local chapter. These student kits are $150-$200.  Some people have asked what types of guitars? Acoustic guitars are the guitar that is preferred. Of course any guitars will be accepted and used for lessons and the jams that they hold weekly. Also, any gear is helpful for their ongoing lessons.

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair


2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series

Frank Strong announces the 2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series lineup. All shows will be presented under the dome at the Des Moines Botanical Garden at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in the East Village of Des Moines from 2-4 PM on Sunday afternoons in January, February, and March.

  • Jan 05 – Blue Two (Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen)
  • Jan 12 – Bob Pace
  • Jan 19 – Cindy Grill and Alan Smith featuring Krista Haugland
  • Jan 26 – J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann
  • Feb 02 – The Drama Kings
  • Feb 09 – Ducharme-Jones
  • Feb 16 – Stuttering Jimmy and the Goose Bumps
  • Feb 23 – C.C. Stewart
  • Mar 01 – Del “Saxman” Jones and Scott Dawson
  • Mar 08 – Jodi Bodley and Dewey Cantrell
  • Mar 15 – Bryce Janey
  • Mar 22 – Dennis Kain
  • Mar 29 – Matt Woods

Life After Blues On Grand

Life After Blues on Grand: Finding the Blues in Des Moines – This book is a project that was part of CIBS member, Dr. Tom Buckmiller’s, blues class at Drake University. The chapters were written by 18 and 19 year-old students who joined the class to learn about the blues. The students wrote chapters about some of the places in Des Moines that now, to some extent, carry the torch in place of Blues on Grand. Students interviewed owners, manager, local musicians, and local fans to get a sense for what each place was about and describe where one might…find the blues in Des Moines.

Read more about it and GET IT HERE!

 


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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.

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Janet Bannister
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Jeff Duskin
  • Steve Flood
  • Brian Gifford
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Chris Miner
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Kevin & Galen Patrick
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Roy & Ann Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna

Special Thanks!

Lanny Battani
Dr Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
Roy & Ann Snyder
Jeff Duskin
Kevin & Galen Patrick
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

The Station on Ingersoll
for joining as
Corporate Member

Welcome New Members

Todd & Karen Stewart
Jennifer Naber
Chase Heifner
Craig Woods
David & Mollie Francis
Matthew Lloyd
Kim Dia
Susan Murphy
Bruce & Jean Urman
Marilyine & Russell Baugh
Patrick & Rosemary Dalton
Marcia & Joel Jensen
Brad Street
Bethany AbuJobarah
Carolyn AbuJobarah
Donald White

Renewing Members

Daniel & Donna Schroeder
Jerry Van Horne
Jo Littleton
Daniel Ketterer
Ken Sager
Kathy VanderEcken
Steven Arndt
Ryan Sheeler
Barb Farrow
Marrita Jacobs
Eric & Cari Lindgren
Curt Gause
Kent Newman
John & Susan Burns
Rick & Georgia Robertson
Pamela S & Brian Stewart
Matt Storms
Chris Rinner & Diane Ford
Neil Burkett
Ron Brooks
Bridget McNerney
Leslie Allen
Brian Pierson
Roger & Susan Rowland
Steve & N Susan Treanor
Jerry & Debra Amenson
Bryan & Karmen Church
David & Nanci Sande
Randy Brown
Tosha & Thomas Clifford
Donna Paynter
Steven L & Diana Bargar
Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
Teresa & Ralph Rosenberg
Kirk Reeder & Sharon Hall
Dan Jordan & Phyllis Deremiah
Rick Hope
Gary Hudson
Richard Summy
David Long
Mark & Lori Long
Mark & Luann Smith
Anne & Roger Wolf
Rachel Lomen
Ron Riggins
Steve Thomas
Rodney Nelson
Larry Mersereau
Dean & Samantha Miller
Lynette Webster
Jeff Wagner
Cyndi Webster-Miller
Andrea Rojohn
Norman Nelson
John Lukehart & Donita Eickholt
Ardie & Lynn Gordon
Mike Retman

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
hosted by 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

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION CHAIR
Deb Bodson

DIRECTOR & TALENT CHAIR
Philip Snyder

DIRECTOR & EDUCATION CHAIR
Steve Vasquez

DIRECTOR & MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Scott Kirstein

DIRECTOR
Jeff Wagner

MEDIA CHAIR
Jen Taylor

MARKETING CHAIR
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CO-CHAIRS
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
monthly e-newsletter.
Please send submissions
to news@cibs.org

ADVERTISING info HERE

Become a member
today at cibs.org!

 

2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series


Frank Strong announces the 2020 Botanical Blues Concert Series lineup. All shows will be presented under the dome at the Des Moines Botanical Garden at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in the East Village of Des Moines from 2-4 PM on Sunday afternoons in January, February, and March.

  • Jan 05 – Blue Two (Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen)
  • Jan 12 – Bob Pace
  • Jan 19 – Cindy Grill and Alan Smith featuring Krista Haugland
  • Jan 26 – J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann
  • Feb 02 – The Drama Kings
  • Feb 09 – Ducharme-Jones
  • Feb 16 – Stuttering Jimmy and the Goose Bumps
  • Feb 23 – C.C. Stewart
  • Mar 01 – Del “Saxman” Jones and Scott Dawson
  • Mar 08 – Jodi Bodley and Dewey Cantrell
  • Mar 15 – Bryce Janey
  • Mar 22 – Dennis Kain
  • Mar 29 – Matt Woods

CIBS Online Store!

CIBS opened a new online store this week. Check it out and get some CIBS swag here for the whole family! Sizes range from infant to adult, plus many colors and styles to choose from. Get 15% off everything in the store through October 8th.

We’ll be adding new designs and products periodically, so check-in from time to time to see what’s new.

 

CIBS Blues Crier :: SEPT/OCT 2019


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Jimmy the Weasel
Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

FREE Admission sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Damon Fowler
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $20 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Damon Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.

On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.


SUNDAY – OCT 13, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Halfway to Hall of Fame – Bob Pace Band
Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, IA

DOORS AT 5PM // SHOW AT 6PM — $15 Non-members ($10 for CIBS or Elks Members). IBHOF Halfway to Hall of Fame Concert & Jam — Celebrating current Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees at a halfway mark to the next induction ceremony. Bob Pace will be the host band with a jam to follow! Elk’s kitchen will have food available for purchase. TIX at the door.


MONDAY – OCT 14, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting feat. Stutterin’ Jimmy
Hawkeye Elks Lodge, 1401 Walker St, Des Moines, 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. Everyone is welcome!


SUNDAY – OCT 20, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Coco Montoya
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $25 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, and schooled by a decade on the road with John Mayall, Montoya — who cut three successful CDs for Alligator between 2000 and 2007 — has a hard-edged sound and style all his own. He delivers instantly memorable songs, powered by his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals.

Montoya is a show-stopper…Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn…he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.” –Living Blues

A monster player and dynamic performer, on HARD TRUTH Montoya unleashes one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, ranging from red hot rockers to soul-baring ballads, driving shuffles and intense slow blues, each delivering its own hard truth. From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, “I Want To Shout About It,” to the haunting “Devil Don’t Sleep” to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ “The Moon Is Full,” HARD TRUTH ranks among Montoya’s best recordings ever.

Coco Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world, and brings festival audiences to their feet from New York to New Orleans to Chicago to San Francisco. Vintage Guitar says, “Coco just keeps getting better and better…rockin’ blues with guitar that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. His guitar playing is funky and blistering; it’s perfect. Whatever he plays, he does it with fire and passion rarely seen in this day and age.”

Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work…dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” –Washington Post

www.cocomontoyaband.com


SUNDAY – NOV 3, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Mike Morgan & the Crawl
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Dallas-based, Mike Morgan & The Crawl’s fiery stage shows draw rave reviews from critics and leave fans open-mouthed in amazement. A healthy dose of hard driving Texas blues, a touch of Southern soul, and a splash of old-fashioned roots rock.

www.mikemorganandthecrawl.com



NEW CIBS Store

CIBS opened a new online store this week. Check it out and get some CIBS swag here for the whole family! Sizes range from infant to adult, plus many colors and styles to choose from. Get 15% off everything in the store through October 8th. We’ll be adding new designs periodically, so check-in from time to time to see what’s new.


2020 Winter Blues Fest

Save-the-dates February 14 & 15, 2020 for the 26th Winter Blues Fest.
We’ll begin announcing the lineup soon!


CIBS Blues Education News

Forest Avenue Library, 1326 Forest Ave

  • October 5th (1:30-4pm) Heath Alan and Chad Elliott
    Party On The Patio – outdoors with snacks and drinks provided

Franklin Ave Library,  5000 Franklin Ave

  • October 5th (10:30am-11:30am) Malcolm Wells
    Student Harmonica giveaway and lesson

West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy

  • October 27th (2:30-3:30pm) Matt Woods
    Performance with Storytelling

 


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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.

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Janet Bannister
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Bryan & Karmen Church
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Steve Flood
  • Brian Gifford
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Chris Miner
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna

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
hosted by 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

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION CHAIR
Deb Bodson

DIRECTOR & TALENT CHAIR
Philip Snyder

DIRECTOR & EDUCATION CHAIR
Steve Vasquez

DIRECTOR & MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Scott Kirstein

DIRECTOR
Jeff Wagner

MEDIA CHAIR
Jen Taylor

MARKETING CHAIR
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Mailing Address

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

NEWSLETTER

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Please send submissions
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CIBS Blues Crier :: AUGUST 2019


AUGUST 2019

UPCOMING CENTRAL IOWA BLUES SOCIETY EVENTS

SATURDAY – AUG 31, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Salutes – Chicago Blues Legends
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, DM

Doors at 6PM / Show at 7PM – $30 (CIBS Members receive $5 rebate a the door)

JOHN PRIMER – Two-time Grammy nominated artist and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. The sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today.  – johnprimerblues.com

JOANNA CONNOR – Queen of Blues/Rock guitar – passionate, flaming guitar and strong vocals with a hard funky, tight groove. “Her incendiary slide playing is absolutely breathtaking.” Elmore Magazine – joannaconnor.com

LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS  – Gloriously rollicking slide work and deep bluesstring bending and rough-edged soulful vocals. “…hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out ofChicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” Chicago Sun-Times – liledblues.com


FRIDAY – SEP 6, 2019 @ 9:30PM
Keeshea Pratt Band
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

With special guests, 2019 Iowa Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee
Jeff Banks and Toni Williams of The Bitter Sweet Band

$15 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

The Houston based, 2018 International Blues Challenge Champions, Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview to the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey unapologetically across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.

Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring and soulful lead Mississippi inspired vocals. She is supported by a talented and diverse group of singers and musicians representing 5 states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi) and Japan. The 4-piece horn section produces thrilling chorded in-sync rhythms that rival those of big bands.


MONDAY – SEP 9, 2019 @ 7:00PM
CIBS Membership Meeting
featuring Matt Woods Band

Confluence Brewing, 1235 Thomas Beck Rd, DM, 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 blues after the meeting!


SUNDAY – SEP 15, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Reds Whites & Blues
Cellar at White Oak, 15065 NE White Oak Dr, Cambridge, IA

A full day of music, fun, wine, beer, and food! – MORE INFO >

2-3:30 – KEVIN BURT
4-5:30 – DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES
6-8:00 – THE STEEPWATER BAND

Sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SATURDAY – SEP 21, 2019 @ 11:00AM
Art on the Lake
Copper Creek Lake Park, Pleasant Hill, IA

Over 50 local artists, children’s activities,
food for purchase, and 
live blues music.

 11-12:30 – FAT TWOSDAY
1-2:30 – THE SOUL SEARCHERS
3-5:00 – DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES

Sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 2:00PM
Jimmy the Weasel
Summerset Winery, Indianola, IA

FREE Admission sponsored by Central Iowa Blues Society


SUNDAY – SEP 29, 2019 @ 6:00PM
Damon Fowler
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University, DM

Doors at 5PM / Show at 6PM – $20 (CIBS Members receive a $5 rebate a the door when checking in at the venue)

Damon Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes.

On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.



SAVE-THE-DATES FOR MORE GREAT SHOWS COMING UP!

Halfway to Hall of Fame (October 13) • Coco Montoya (October 20) • Mike Morgan & the Crawl (November 3) • CIBS Member Appreciation Party featuring Toronzo Cannon (November 16) … and more!



CIBS Blues Education News

Forest Avenue Library, 1326 Forest Ave

  • October 5th (1:30-4pm) Heath Alan and Chad Elliott
    Party On The Patio – outdoors with snacks and drinks provided

Franklin Ave Library,  5000 Franklin Ave

  • October 5th (10:30am-11:30am) Malcolm Wells
    Student Harmonica giveaway and lesson

West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy

  • October 27th (2:30-3:30pm) Matt Woods
    Performance with Storytelling

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Crossroads: A Journey with the Blues Series in the Des Moines Public Libraries has been very busy! The Des Moines Public Libraries recently played musical chairs and I am now reaching out to some new librarians. This is actually a good thing as the “new faces” are very enthusiastic about the program.

Here is a recap on some of the recent programs…

Forest Ave Library – July 27th, 2pm-3pm – Student Harmonica Giveaway with Lesson featuring Bob Pace. This was a lot of fun as Bob talked about the workings of the harmonica as well as a bit of history. The entire hour was as much demonstration as it was one on one interaction between Bob and the harmonica students.

Franklin Ave Library – August 3rd, 10:30am – 11:30am – Performance with storytelling featuring Tina and Rob. These two have way too much fun! Rob tells  stories of guitar playing techniques as well as the instruments themselves. Tina brings out the Ladies of The blues and relates their lives and feelings through song and storytelling. All in all a very interactive experience for the audience that kept people smiling, laughing and even singing along!

Eastside Library – August 10th, 10:30am – 11:30am – Performance with storytelling and Wilderman book signing featuring Chad Elliott. This was a celebration of the Summer Reading Program. The Eastside library along with Eastside Hy-Vee provided refeshments and snacks. This was our first BluesME outdoor event and the weather was perfect! Chad Elliott  had as much fun as the audience as he sang his way through his Wildermans Treetop Tales.

All of these were well attended leaving both the librarians and the audience very happy and enlightened.

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Guitars For Vets – Iowa Chapter Ambassador Matt Lloyd is proud to announce that the donations brought in has enabled them to expand to giving lessons at the Knoxville Veterans Clinic! A huge THANK YOU to all that have donated instruments or gear! As of the last CIBS membership meeting we have donated eighteen instruments. A huge thank you also to Dewey Cantrell for becoming a G4V Ambassador!

We are still looking for instruments to be donated. Please contact me at education@cibs.org or 515-664-4430

~ Steve Vasquez
CIBS Education Chair



Bowlful of Blues

Our South Skunk Blues Society friends in Newton have put together another
wonderful line-up for the 27th Annual Bowlful of Blues.  MORE INFO >


Cool News!

We are so happy to share that our friends at Lefty’s Live Music got this sweet new HVAC installed recently! Many in the community pitched in and donated through various fundraisers to help make it happen. Now we can all stay cool when enjoying some hot blues at one of our favorite venues.

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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.

Blues Angels

Beth Bloom

Contributing Friends
  • Julie Aukerson
  • Joel & Kim Baker
  • Janet Bannister
  • Lanny Battani
  • Arlen Bloom
  • Deb Bodson
  • Lucy Brown
  • Dewey & Suzanne Cantrell
  • Dirk & Carol Cavanaugh
  • Bryan & Karmen Church
  • Ron Cooper & Connie Molison
  • Bobby Dickerson
  • Bernie Dowd
  • Dr. Timothy & Sheila Drevyanko
  • Mahlon Earl
  • Robert Economaki
  • Marty Enslow & Sarah Cartwright
  • Steve Flood
  • Brian Gifford
  • Laure Guisinger
  • Ray Hall
  • Rick & Becky Harmon
  • Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
  • Brent & Dawn Jaeger
  • Ron Jarboe
  • Gary Jensen
  • Doug & Cindy Johnson
  • Mark & Deb Kean
  • Fred & Jane Koogler
  • Edward & Bonnie Logan
  • David Lubbers
  • Leigh Lussie
  • Andy & Joan Lyons
  • Todd & Sue Mattison
  • Chris Miner
  • Gary Mishler
  • Roger & Kathy Morrison
  • Ken Morse
  • Robert Mulgrew
  • Debbie Ramsey
  • John Rapp
  • Greg & Sheila Robinson
  • Cynthia Schaus
  • Philip Snyder
  • Dan & Jill Stevenson
  • Phil & Margaret Stoffregan
  • Frank & Jeanette Strong
  • Greg & Barbara Sutherland
  • Jenipher & Scot Sutherland
  • Phil & Martha Thien
  • Paul & Cindy Valin
  • John Washburn
  • Bill & Linda Weidmaier
  • Stevan White
  • Carlotta Wilde & Alex Ozuna

Special Thanks!

Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace
for renewing as
Contributing Friends

Welcome New Members

Chuck & Shelly Cole
Jim Happe
Jeff Davis
Dennis & Sharon Creveling
Sue & Scott Clyce
Brenda Laughlin
Noel Koeppen
Kathryn Crowl

Renewing Members

Shannon Dario
Mickey Peterson
Dave Heggen & Bonnie Deaton
Ann L Lorenzen
Rick & Kathye White
Jeff & Penny Hart
Parker Grimes
Scott & Susan Kirstein
Sue & Jim Heemstra
Dawn Valentine & Terry Smith
Duane & Adora Smith
Bill McElrath
Brenda Leimberer
Craig Long
Mark Rocha

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
hosted by 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

CIBS Crew

PRESIDENT
Scott Allen

ADMINISTRATOR
Suzanne Cantrell

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION CHAIR
Deb Bodson

DIRECTOR & TALENT CHAIR
Philip Snyder

DIRECTOR & EDUCATION CHAIR
Steve Vasquez

DIRECTOR & MERCHANDISE CHAIR
Scott Kirstein

DIRECTOR
Jeff Wagner

MEDIA CHAIR
Jen Taylor

MARKETING CHAIR
Open Position (interested?)

IOWA BLUES CHALLENGE CHAIR
Julie Spong

IOWA BLUES HALL OF FAME CHAIR
Bryan Church

PARLIMENTARIAN
Jeff Duskin

 

Mailing Address

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

NEWSLETTER

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

ADVERTISING info HERE

Become a member
today at cibs.org!