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Monday, November 20, 2017

IBSC 78 George Davis, Gilbert Davis, Rick Mosqueda, and Tom Gary

Great show tonight!  George and Gilbert Davis with Rick Mosqueda and Tom Gary.   Lots of great Soul, and Blues for your listening pleasure!!!



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IBSC 78 George Davis, Gilbert Davis, Rick Mosqueda, and Tom Gary

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jimmy Pryor and Cheryl Pryor interview Part Two

Part two of the Jimmy Pryor interview.  This week Jimmy talks about Center Street and his time in Des Moines.



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Jimmy Pryor and Cheryl Pryor interview Part Two

Sunday, November 5, 2017

IBSC 76 Jono Smith, John Woody Wood, Tom Gary

Another cool show!   Me and Jono sit down and talk about the past, present and future of the Iowa Blues showcase.  We play a few songs, and listen to a couple of tracks from Alien Corn.  It is also fittingly The Birthday of our friend John Woody Wood.  Rest in peace Woody, and happy birthday!!



IBSC 76 Jono Smith, John Woody Wood, Tom Gary

Sunday, October 29, 2017

IBSC 75 Iowa Blues Artists

Best show yet.  Iowa Blues All Stars!!!!  Jon East, Big Sister, Bo Ramsey, Bob Pace, Catfish Keith, Craig Erickson, Chicago Rick Lussie, Carol Thomas, Joe Price, Jono Smith, Taz Grant, Madam Jules, and The Bad Boys of the Blues.



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IBSC 75 Iowa Blues Artists

Sunday, October 22, 2017

IBSC 74 Jimmy Pryor interview April 2003 By Cheryl Pryor

Awesome show!   2003 interview with Jimmy Pryor by his wife Cheryl Pryor.  They cover his years in Detroit from 1950-59.  They do cover some of his years working in the coal mines in the 30s, and his coming to Des Moines.

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IBSC 74 Jimmy Pryor interview April 2003 By Cheryl Pryor

Sunday, October 15, 2017

IBSC 73 Bad Boys of the Blues, Big Mike Edwards, and Jimmy Pryor

New show. This is the probably the July 1999 recording of the Sunday Night showcase featuring the Bad Boys of the Blues with Jimmy Pryor.   It was recorded at the Hull Ave when Ron and Judy owned the bar.  It stars the Bad Boys with Big Mike Edwards, and Jimmy Pryor.  The show was recorded and produced by Tom Gary.  John Lukehart played guitar, with Scott Cochran on Bass, and Rick Mosqueda on Drums.  also making an appearance was Steve Vasquez on lights, and Larry Station as floor manager:-)

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IBSC 73 Bad Boys of the Blues, Big Mike Edwards, and Jimmy Pryor

Sunday, October 8, 2017

IBSC 72 Backstage Boogie Band Live at Sam's

yup another cool show.  This one is the Backstage Boogie Band at Sam's from 2016.   it stars Doug Tammel on guitar and vocal, Byron Wells, on Bass, harmonica, and Vocal, Tom Gary on piano and vocal, and Rick Mosqueda on drums.  The who was produced by Doug Trammell.



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IBSC 72 Backstage Boogie Band Live at Sam's

Sunday, October 1, 2017

IBSC 71 Tom Gary Blues Band Yesterday and Today

Another great show.  It is the CD Yesterday and Today by the Tom Gary Blues Band.  It features myself, with Jimmy Davis, Don Demers, Paul Sleazer, Erick Hovey, John Lukehart, John Wood, Jim Farr, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Jeff Baker.  The CD was recorded at Junior's Motel, and produced by Kurk Kaufmann.


IBSC 71 Tom Gary Blues Band Yesterday and Today

Sunday, September 24, 2017

IBSC 70 Dewey Cantrell, Matt Woods, Frank Strong, and Jodi Bodley

Another cool show.  This one is the second half of last weeks show from 2003 it was the last of season 4.  It starred Dewey Cantrell, and Matt Woods, with Frank sings, and Jodi Bodley leading the band during the worlds most dangerous jam session.



The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Jono Smith was director of bands, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Don Brown, and Rick Mo.

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IBSC 70 Dewey Cantrell, Matt Woods, Frank Strong, and Jodi Bodley

Sunday, September 17, 2017

IBSC 69 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, Gene Jackson, a tribute to Chicago Rick, Frank Strong and Des Moines on $50

technical difficulties prevented a new show Thursday night, but this show features the late great Gene Jackson!  It originally aired on the internet in December 2003.  It featured not only Gene, but Jody Bodly, Dewey Cantrell, a tribute to Chicago Rick Lussie, and Frank Strong doing Des Moines on $50.   The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Rick Mosqueda, Don Brown, and Frank Strong.  Please subscribe, like, share, and listen on Podbean.com  Thanks!!!!!!!

IBSC 69 Jody Bodley, Dewey Cantrell, Gene Jackson, a tribute to Chicago Rick, Frank Strong and Des Moines on $50

Monday, September 11, 2017

IBSC 68 Jimmy Pryor Tribute featuring Tom Gary and The Erick Hovey Band

We are back after a week and a day away!  Moved to a new location!  So, tonight is a Jimmy Pryor tribute show I did at BVU in January of 2008.  It features myself with my good friend Erick Hovey and his band, that included Jeff Foreman and Dan Lodden.  Its a cool show so please give it a listen!




IBSC 68 Jimmy Pryor Tribute featuring Tom Gary and The Erick Hovey Band

Sunday, August 27, 2017

IBSC 65 Erick Hovey Recycled Souls

Tonight we listen to Recycled Souls by Erick Hovey.  This is a Cd that while I am credited as playing on, I really don't remember it:-)   It is possible I did.  I do remember laying down tracks in the Bunker in Humboldt, but I thought it was just one song.  Somehow it ended up two CDS worth!

Erick Hovey wrote, sang, and played guitar on all songs, Jeff Forman drums, Tom gary Keys, Heather Kelly backing vocals, Dan Lodden Bass, and drums, Andy Schneider Bass on Sweet Fire Rain, plus backing vocals by Scott Dahl, Trevor Golud, Cole Herklou, Sammi Johnson, Sara Mein, and jessica Webb.

The album was produced and engineered by Dan Lodden at the Bunker in Humboldt Iowa.  The podcast was produced by Tom Gary

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IBSC 65 Erick Hovey Recycled Souls

Sunday, August 20, 2017

IBSC 64 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, Dennis Kain, and Jeff Baker

Another cool show.  This one originally aired on internet radio back in October of 2003.  It features Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, Dennis Kain and Jeff Baker.  Special appearances by Kyle Dean Patton, and Rob Lumbard.  Mystery drummer was Mike!

The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, and Rick Mosqueda.  Please like, listen, subscribe, and share on Podbean, or your favorite podcasting site.

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IBSC 64 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, Dennis Kain, and Jeff Baker

Sunday, August 13, 2017

IBSC 63 Kyle Dean Patton, Heather West, and Rob Lumbard

Another cool show!   Three guests from the October 2003 Iowa Blues showcase.   Kyle Dean Patton with his friend Brian McNammers, Heather West, and Rob Lumbard.   Plus, Des Moines on $50 with Frank Strong!!!!   The show was originally produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.   Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, and Rick Mosqueda.  Please like subscribe, share, and listen on Podbean, or any podcast provider!  thanks!!!!

IBSC 63 Kyle Dean Patton, Heather West, and Rob Lumbard

Sunday, August 6, 2017

IBSC 62 Sadona Mondaval, Bridget Thompson, Jono Smith and Jay Taylor

We are starting Season Six!!!!!!   Our first new show since January.  Tonights show stars Sadona Mondaval, and Bridget Thomason.   We also included a couple of songs from Jay Taylor and Jono Smith.  The Iowa Blues Showcase is produced by Tom Gary.  Director of bands is Jono Smith, with John Krantz, and Rich on Bass.




IBSC 62 Sadona Mondaval, Bridget Thompson, Jono Smith and Jay Taylor

Sunday, July 30, 2017

IBSC 61 Blue Coller, Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary

Another cool show its Blue Collar with Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary.  This show was originally recorded in 1988 by Rick Jaques, and made into podcast by Tom Gary.   The band was from Kansas City, and recorded in Oletha Kansas.  This is a great show please listen, share, like, and subscribe.  Thanks!


IBSC 61 Blue Coller, Rick Jaques, Dave McConnell, and Tom Gary

Monday, July 24, 2017

IBSC 60 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues, Woody Update!

Big show!   Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues!!!   Live, at the Fred Maytag bowl in Newton Iowa, at the Bowlful of Blues put on by the South Skunk Blues Society.  Jimmy is joined by Tom Gary, Jon East, Scott Cochran, and Brian Connett.  Jeff Hart introduces the band, and Don Erickson is the closing announcer.  The show was originally produced by Phill Mass, and later made to podcast by Tom Gary.  Please like, share, subscribe, and  listen!!!!!  Thanks!!!


IBSC 60 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues, Woody Update!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thanks for the emails

Thanks for the emails.  I obviously need to check my hotmail more often:-)   Just for promoters please read this!  I don't do reviews.  I haven't reviewed a band in years.  If you want to be on the show you can contact me at bluesman2001@hotmail.com   I prefer to talk to the artists and not third parties.  Thanks!
Tom Gary
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