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Sunday, January 14, 2018

IBSC 86 JC Anderson, Jimmy Pryor, and John Woody Wood

IBSC 86 JC Anderson, Jimmy Pryor, and John Woody Wood

Sunday, January 7, 2018

IBSC 85 Jimmy Pryor, Rob Lumbard, John Woody Wood

A magical show.  The very first Iowa Blues Showcase, Episode one, Season one!!!!!!   Thanks to Scott Cochran who was trying out the new equipment 18 years ago!

Tonights show stars Jimmy Pryor,  John Woody Wood doing Des Moines on $50 and Rob Lumbard.



the show was produced by Scott Cochran and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was John Woody Wood, with Jono Smith.



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IBSC 85 Jimmy Pryor, Rob Lumbard, John Woody Wood

Sunday, December 24, 2017

IBSC 82 Christmas Blues Redux

Merry Christmas!!!!  



Repeat of last years show.  With Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Max Wellman, Tina Haas Finley, Jono Smith, John Evans, and Brian Holtz.  



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IBSC 82 Christmas Blues Redux

Sunday, December 17, 2017

IBSC 82 Winter 2002 Steve George, and Big Daddy Dennis Kain

Cool show alert.  Its the long lost Winter 2002 Iowa Blues Showcase!  Its features Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Steve George, and Frank Strong with Des Moines on $50!



The show was produced by Jay Taylor, and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, and Dave Andrews.



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IBSC 82 Winter 2002 Steve George, and Big Daddy Dennis Kain

Sunday, December 10, 2017

IBSC 81 Women in Blues II

Big show alert!!!  This one is very good!  Second annual Women in blues show.  It features, April May, Joni Gooden, Madam Jules, Molly Nova, Carol Thomas, Sherry Ludders, Bridget Thompson, Bajae Fleming, Krista Haugland, Jeana Marie, Trish Toma, and Tina Haas Findley!!!!



Thats a show!!!




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IBSC 81 Women in Blues II

Sunday, December 3, 2017

IBSC 80 Hull Ave March 1999 RIP Lee Bell

God bless Lee Bell, he will be missed:-(



Tonight is the March 1999 Sunday Night Blues Showcase recorded at the Hull Ave.  It stars Scott Long, Clarence Key Jr. Jethro, Don Meyer and Tom Gary.



The house band was Jimmy Pryor, Scott Long, Tom Gary, John Woody Wood, Jim Farr, with Jeff Ward, Scott Davis, and a mystery Harmonica player.

The show was recorded and remixed to digital by Tom Gary

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IBSC 80 Hull Ave March 1999 RIP Lee Bell

Sunday, November 26, 2017

IBSC 79 Regional and Local Blues no 3

Regional and local blues performers tonight on the Iowa Blues Showcase.  Tonights guests are Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Dan Doran, John Paul and the Hell Hounds, and Jono Smith.  Cool show! Please like, subscribe, and Share!!!!!



IBSC 79 Regional and Local Blues no 3

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