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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



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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

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!!!!



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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