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Sunday, April 22, 2018

IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Its done!!!  several weeks of struggle have resulted in this:-)   I think you will like it.  Tonight we feature Jono Smith and myself with several recordings.  We talk about the show over the last 100 episodes.  We also feature Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, the Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules.

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IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Sunday, April 15, 2018

IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Found a cool tape in the archive.  Its a bootleg of the April show from Season 2!   It stars Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley.  

The show was recorded by a guy who asked to record us the previous month for free.  We said yes!  Wish I knew his name.  He shall go down in history as legendary!:-)  The show was later produced for podcast by Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Frank Strong, Gil Davis, John Lukehart, and Dave Andrews.  

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IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Sunday, April 8, 2018

IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Cool show alert!  Its another unreleased album.  This one is from the band Blue Collar from 1988!  Thats old!   It an old band that I played in during my days in Kansas City.   Its all original songs written by both me and Rick Jaques.  Also playing with us is Dave McConnel.  Rick play lead guitar, bass, drums, vocals and engineered the album.   I played piano, guitar, key bass and vocals. Dave played drums and back up vocals.  Lots of fun and great memories.  I had forgotten some of the original words, and one complete song!  I will have to relearn them:-)    Please subscribe, share, and like if on Podbean please follow!

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 IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Sunday, April 1, 2018

IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE

Regional and local blues 6  Tonight we feature the Backstage Boogie Band.  Other guests include My ode to Jimmy Pryor, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Jimmy Pryor, Tom Gary Blues Band, Curry Harter, Lightning Red, Rob Lumbard, Johnny Reeferseed, and Madam Jules



Warning Johnny Reeferseed, AKA Jamie Grim, is joined by AFroman, who perform the song Lightem Up, which contains adult language.  If you have children DO NOT DOWNLOAD.   Also if you don't like adult language avoid this song.  Also the auto play feature is being disabled this week so no need to worry if you are browsing the blog to accidentally hear the song, although it is a great song.  I wouldn't have put it on the show if it wasn't!




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IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

Sunday, March 25, 2018

IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Old demo of the third version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  This was a recording from 1995 that was a demo tape we sent to record companies.  Granted this version is unedited but I like the bootleg feel of the recording  It stars John Lukehart on guitar and vocals, John Woody Wood on drums, Jim Faar on bass guitar, and Tom Gary on Piano and vocals.

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IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Part two of Dealers Choice.  Its the Blue Bands greatest hits from 1988!   It was a double cassette (hey Kids don't let me explain it, because its very old technology:-)   The show stars Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Jeff Petersen,  Ron DeWitte, Bobby Thompson, Bryce Loshman, E Scott Esbeck, Bill Cannon, and Bunky Marlow.   This tape was originally recorded at Catamount sound by Tom Tatman.




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 IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Sunday, March 11, 2018

IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

This show was originally recorded in 1992 and released as a cassette in 1994.  It is just me and a piano recorded in Otho Iowa with Kurt Kaufmann producing and engineering the project.

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IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

Sunday, March 4, 2018

IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Tonight we present the Sunday Night blues Showcase from the Hull Ave.  This is the August 15th 1999 show!   It stars Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues.   Our guests tonight were Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.   Special appearances by Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Ben Williams.



The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary, with John Lukehart, Scott Cochrane, and Rick Mosqueda.



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IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Monday, February 26, 2018

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

The Blue Band greatest hits.  Most of the songs tonight feature Bob Dorr and Molly Nova.  We do hear a Jeff Peterson instrumental, Plus E Scott Esbeck, and Ron DeWitte. (RIP Ron)  Others to be heard tonight are Bill Cannon on Sax, Bunky Marlow Sax, Phil Mass on sound and lights!!!!

The cassette was originally produced by Tom Tatman in 1988.



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Monday, February 19, 2018

IBSC 91 Local and Regional 4

Lots of blues to play!  Tonight we listen to Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard in 2 Bobs and a Babe, The Blues Instigators, Shade of Blue, Rush Cleveland, Ronn Hill,  The Soul Searchers, Jeff Stratton, Erick Hovey, John Paul Drum and the Hell Hounds, and April May



That is a show!!!!!



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IBSC 91 Local and Regional 4

Sunday, February 11, 2018

IBSC 90 Tom Gary, Jono Smith at Chucks

The last part of the show at Chucks.   Just me and Jono Smith playing the blues.



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IBSC 90 Tom Gary, Jono Smith at Chucks

Monday, February 5, 2018

IBSC 89 Jon East, Jono Smith, and Tom Gary

In the words of Jimmy Pryor its the second part of the first part!!!   Part two of our night at Chucks.  Jon East is our guest as me and Jono play da blues for you.

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IBSC 89 Jon East, Jono Smith, and Tom Gary

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Gary Clark Jr. - Come Together (Live From The Forum)



I talked about this a few podcasts ago, but this song charted on the pop charts.  first time that a blues performer has done that in awhile.  I hope this is good news for the blues.  We certainly need people listening again. 

Another Podcast Update

OK, finally done updating titles of the podcasts! AT some point I need to catalog appearances on the show. That sounds like work so not tonight:-) If you want up to date blues news check out the Blues Army of Des Moines facebook page. Obits, and show alerts now show up there. This space will now be mostly for updates, and podcasts. Perhaps videos and other news from time to time. Those of you who are long time readers know that I don't post like I used to. Part of that is due to social media being more powerful than blogs. Getting your news from facebook, and twitter draw more eyes than blogs. It is part of the evolution of the internet. However, I still like the blog format and it is having time to post that evades me. I always promise to do better, but life seems to interfere with my promises. Yet, I see a lot of eyes keep coming here, so I probably should be more proactive. Of course some of the action is Russian bots, which to be honest I don't understand their interest in this blog. They never post comments, and a lot of times they only register on my Google Analytics and not on blogger. There have been nights when I have had thousands of hits in a couple of hours, yet very little actual traffic on the blog. It is odd and I haven't figured it out. Have a great night Tom Gary Blues Historian.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Podcast Update

I have updated some of the titles of the shows so it is easier to see who starred on each podcast. I am about 80 percent done. I am also trying to get all the titles the same. so they should first say IBSC, then show number, followed by the guests. This should help you find what you want, and also keep the shows more uniform. Tom Blues Historian

Sunday, January 28, 2018

IBSC 88 Jon East, Jono Smith and Tom Gary

Live shows for Season seven have begun!!!    Tonights guest is the legendary Jon East!!!!  With Jono Smith and Tom Gary



The show was produced by Tom Gary with Jono Smith



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IBSC 88 Jon East, Jono Smith and Tom Gary

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Iowa Blues Showcase 87 Regional and Local artists 3

Tonight is another Regional and local blues bands show, we feature: Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Alien Corn, the Bad Boys of the Blues, Billy Lee Janey, the Blues Instigators,  Erick Hovey, and Brian Taz Grant

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Iowa Blues Showcase 87 Regional and Local artists 3