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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

please remember to like, subscribe, share, and listen!  Thanks!!!


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.

Thanks

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
Blues Historian

IBSC 59 Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions

Tonight its the amazing Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions from circa 1988.  Oliver was one of the best blues guitarist and vocals to come out of Kansas City, that unfortunately no one knows about.   Oliver played on the edge and legend has it that they actually won the international blues challenge in Memphis, but were penalized for going over the time limit!   The band was led by Oliver Riley and Wayne Smith, with Greg Mays, Billy Thomas and Dave Creighton.

Tonights show was originally recorded at Holly Hill, and produced for podcast by Tom Gary.



IBSC 59 Oliver Riley and the Blues Notions

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IBSC 58 John Wood, LIving Stones, John Lukehart, and Tina Hass Finley

Another cool show!  Starts off with Where in the World is Woody featuring John Woody Wood, then the Living Stones.  Followed by John Lukehart. Then the show ends with Tina Haas Finley and the worlds most dangerous blues jam.  The show was originally recorded in October of 2003.  It was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Rick Mosqueda, and Don Brown.  Please subscribe, like, listen, and share to as many people as you can.  You can find us on Podbean, ITunes, Google Play, Player FM, Blubrry, and Tunein Radio!!   Thanks!!!


IBSC 58 John Wood, LIving Stones, John Lukehart, and Tina Hass Finley

Sunday, July 2, 2017

IBSC 57 Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke

Tonight is a jam packed show from October of 2003 featuring Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke, with Jared Hall and Dave Andrews.

The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Jono Smith was director of bands, with John Lee Eagan, Frank Strong, Rick Mo and Don Brown.  Please subscribe to the Iowa Blues Showcase on Podbean, ITunes, or Google Play.  Thanks!!!!!




IBSC 57 Jimmy Shieffer, Frank Strong, Roy Cashman, and Randy Burke

Sunday, June 25, 2017

IBSC 56 Jimmy Pryor, John Woody Wood, Jon East, and Clarence Key. Hull Ave May-June 1999

Another great show tonight as we go back in time with the Doctor in his Tartus (yes a Doctor Who reference:-)  to the Hull Ave circa 1999 to listen to Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys of the Blues as they put on the Sunday Night Blues Showcase.  Tonights show stars John Woody Wood, Jimmy Pryor and John East with a guest performance by Clarence Key Jr.  The house band was Scott Long, Tom Gary, John Wood, and Jim Farr.  Also a special performance by Jeff Ward on Trumpet.





IBSC 56 Jimmy Pryor, John Woody Wood, Jon East, and Clarence Key. Hull Ave May-June 1999

Sunday, June 18, 2017

IBSC 55 Blue Notions, Big Bob Schnebelen, John Paul Drum. The Roxy on a Sunday Night 1991

Tonight is a cool show.  I recorded this on an open reel tape machine back in 1991, and at some point transferred part of it to cassette tape.  This was the Jam session at the Roxy Bar and Grill in Overland Park Kansas.  The best of KC blues came out and played that jam.  It was a lot of fun.  This show features the Blues Notions with Tom Trashmouth Baker on Vocal, Carl Angur on Guitar, Wayne Smith on Bass, not sure who was the drummer, and the Professor on Organ.  After the Blue Notions is an unidentified band, not sure who it is.  They are singing BlackJack blues, but I don't think it is Big Bob Schnebelen who I remember doing that song.  After that, it is Big Bob, with John Paul Drum on Harp, and yours truly on B3.  Great show!  Enjoy!!!




IBSC 55 Blue Notions, Big Bob Schnebelen, John Paul Drum. The Roxy on a Sunday Night 1991

Sunday, June 11, 2017

IBSC 54 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, And Steve Geroge

Tonights show from September of 2003,  stars Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, and Steve George.  it was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with John Lee Eagan, Don Brown and Rick Mosqueda.  Please support the blues by sharing the show with your friends and family!  Thanks!!!

 IBSC 54 Gary Smith, Clover Buckingham, And Steve Geroge

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blues Beatles - A Hard Days Night (Live) 2017



I have talked a lot about the Blues Beatles on the podcast.  While I can't play them on the podcast, I can post their video here!   You would think that blues and Beatles wouldn't work, but obviously it does!  Of course, if you think about it how much the Beatles were influenced by R&B and early rock and roll, it makes sense that you can bluesify the Beatles:-)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

UPDATE

  I hope to start adding more content to the blog.  I have made this promise so many times, but this time perhaps I mean it!  :-)   Granted the podcasts are a lot of content themselves, and many people like the history of Iowa blues, and the players, so it is in the podcast.  However, I also know people like reading and seeing videos too.  So I will try to be more up to date with stuff.  I Hope:-)

IBSC 53 James Bein, and Tina Haas Finley.

tonights show is the September 2003 Iowa Blues showcase.  It was the first show of season four.  It stars James Beihn, and Tina Haas Finley.  It also features the segment where in the world is Woody.  The show was produced by Jay Taylor and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith with guest announcer Ben Williams.  The worlds most dangerous house band was John Lee Eagan, Rick Mosqueda and Don Brown.

IBSC 53 James Bein, and Tina Haas Finley.