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Sunday, February 17, 2019

IBSC 143 Tom Gary Blues Band at Johnnys Hall of Fame Part Two!!!

Another cool show.  This one is the continuation of last weeks show featuring the Tom Gary Blues Band with Tom Gary on piano and vocal, Billy Birch on Sax, Harry Michaels on guitar, Ernie ET Terrell on bass, and Ron Rongo Miller on drums.




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IBSC 143 Tom Gary Blues Band at Johnnys Hall of Fame Part Two!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

IBSC 142 Tom Gary Blues Band at Johnny's Hall of Fame 1993

Another cool show.  This one is from 1993 with the second Tom Gary Blues Band featuring Tom Gary on keys, Harry Michaels on guitar, Billy Birch on sax, Ernie Terrell on bass, and Ron Miller on the drums.



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IBSC 142 Tom Gary Blues Band at Johnny's Hall of Fame 1993

Sunday, February 3, 2019

IBSC 141 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys with Scott Stratton

Another great show from the archive.  This time its the Hull Ave from 1999 which means it the legendary Jimmy Pryor and his Bad boys of the Blues.   The Bad Boys this time around were John Lukehart on guitar, Tom Gary on piano, Scott Cochran on bass, and Rick Mosqueda on drums.  our special guest for the night was Scott Stratton.



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IBSC 141 Jimmy Pryor and the Bad Boys with Scott Stratton

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Women in Blues 2.0 part two

Here is part two of the Women in Blues Show from the Hull ave.  It starts with the Bad Boys of the Blues then as follows, Joni, Sherry Luders, Bri Edwards, Krista Haugland, Trish Toma, and Tina Haas Finley.  The show was originally recorded by Lee Bell.



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Women in Blues 2.0 part two

IBSC139 Woman in Blues 2.0

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IBSC139 Woman in Blues 2.0

Sunday, January 20, 2019

IBSC139 Woman in Blues 2.0

Big show!!!  Tonight we listen the Women in Blues show in its entirely.  Songs from this show have been on previous podcasts but this is the first time the entire show is being put together as it happened.  It starts with the Bad Boys of the Blues the house band at the Hull Ave.  Then April May, Barb Baker Miller, Michelle Baldwin, Blue Bird Page, with Jean Marie, and Krista Haugland, and then Madam Jules.



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IBSC139 Woman in Blues 2.0

Sunday, January 13, 2019

IBSC 138 Regional Local number 12

Another cool local regional blues show.  Tonight we feature Rob Lumbard, Don Brown, Curry Harter, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, the Tom Gary Blues Band, Fat Tuesday, George and Gill Davis, Jimmy Pryor, the Soul Searchers, Steve George, and John Lukehart.




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IBSC 138 Regional Local number 12

Sunday, January 6, 2019

IBSC 137 Ronn Hill with Scott Kay on Local Licks 1994

Tonight is a long show, its an interview of Ronn Hill, with Scott Kay on his show Local Licks on KFMG back in 1994!   Its a great show that features what would eventually be Ronn's 2002 release on CD.  On the recording tonight are Ronn Hill on bass, JC Anderson on guitar, Bryan Mardsen on keys, Howard Feekerson, John Haun, and Paul Thompson on drums, and Paul Trimble on guitar.  I mentioned Sam Salamone on Keys, but he was on some later recorded material that was on the CD.  The interview was recorded at the KFMG studios, the music was recorded at Catamount, Juniors Motel, and SR Audio.  Bob Rosenbeck was the bass player who played with me on Local Licks that I had forgot to mention.



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IBSC 137 Ronn Hill with Scott Kay on Local Licks 1994

Sunday, December 30, 2018

IBSC 136 Happy New Year The Backstage Boogie Band!

Happy New Year!!!  This is the Backstage Boogie Band from last years nye.  If you would like the band to wish you a happy new year start the show at 11:28, or to be perfect 11:27:55 or to be like an atomic clock  11:27:55: 27   good luck!



Tonights show stars Doug Trammel on guitar and vocals, Gary Benson on bass and vocals, Tom Gary on piano and vocal, and Rick Mosqueda on the drums.



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IBSC 136 Happy New Year The Backstage Boogie Band!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

IBSC 135 Merry Christmas 2018!!

And so this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun!   Its another Christmas blues special from the Iowa Blues Showcase.  Tonight listen to Jono Smith, John Evans, Michelle Baldwin, Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, The Worlds Most Dangerous Blue Band, Brian Holtz, Rob Lumbard, Tina Haas Finley, and Max Wellman.



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IBSC 135 Merry Christmas 2018!!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

IBSC 134 The Blues Notions This is It!!!!

Number two on a Sunday night!!!!   WOOT!!!   Tonight we listen to the Blues Notions from Kansas City, this was a CD that came out in 1997!    It features Tom Trashmouth Baker on harmonica and vocal, Dave Creighton on Keys, Karl Angerer on guitar and Tim Osburn on drums.  Also including is the Legendary Lee McBee on Harmonica, Paul Hartfield on bass, Joe Miquelon on Tenor and alto sax, and Carl ender on bari sax.  please like, subscribe, comment and share. If you are on Podbean please follow us!!!




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IBSC 134 The Blues Notions This is It!!!!

IBSC 133 Backstage Boogie Band

Ok, forgot to post this last week.  OOPS!  The Blues Historian blog gets two shows tonight.  First is the Backstage Boogie Band with Doug Trammel, Tom Gary, Byron Wells, and Rick Mosqueda.  Enjoy!   The Blues Notions will be up and live in about an hour enjoy!!!!!



IBSC 133 Backstage Boogie Band

Sunday, December 2, 2018

IBSC 132 Alien Corn at the Hull Ave 2001

Tonight we listen to Alien Corn as they play the Hull Ave back in 2001.  It features Jono Smith on guitar and vocal, John Woody Wood on harmonica, Dave Andrews on drums, Bryan Mardsen on Keyboards.



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IBSC 132 Alien Corn at the Hull Ave 2001

Sunday, November 25, 2018

IBSC 131 More Early demos of the Tom Gary Blues Band 1993

The Tardis goes way back to 1993 to listen in on a studio recording and two live recordings from 1993.  To be honest I don't even know Where the studio recordings took place or really who was in them!!!  I do know its me on piano with Billy Birch on sax, probably Harry Michaels on guitar and Steve Green on drums and not sure who the bass player was.  For the live show it is Dave Nesvette on guitar, Billy Birch on sax, Jay Weaver on bass, and Jimmy Smith on drums.   Please like, subscribe, share, and comment.  If you are on Podbean please follow us.



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IBSC 131 More Early demos of the Tom Gary Blues Band 1993

Sunday, November 18, 2018

IBSC130 Regional and Local No 11

Another cool local regional show featuring John Paul Drum and the Hell Hounds, Patrick Hazel, Alien Corn, The Blue Band, Jono Smith, Erick Hovey, Chicago Rick Lussie, Dennis McMurrin, Jimmy Pryor and Fat Tuesday with the Griese Fire Horns, Gary Smith, and Rob Lumbard.



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IBSC130 Regional and Local No 11

Sunday, November 11, 2018

IBSC 129 Steve George and the Other Brothers at the Hull Ave

Another show with Iowa Blues Hall of Famer Steve George and the Other Brothers.  This show is from the Hull Ave and features Jono Smith on guitar, John Lee Eagan on bass, Gary Lofstadt on drums, and Bryan Martens on keys, with Tony Waddle on the Sax.




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IBSC 129 Steve George and the Other Brothers at the Hull Ave

Sunday, November 4, 2018

IBSC 128 Steve George and the Other Brothers

Tonight we listen to Steve George and the Other Brothers featuring Jono Smith.  This was a gig they performed around 2004 at Smokeys BBQ.   Joining Steve and Jono are Jon Lee Egan,  Don Brown, Gary Lofstadt, and Bryan Martens.



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IBSC 128 Steve George and the Other Brothers

Sunday, October 28, 2018

IBSC 127 Bad Boys of the Bues live at the Whiskey House October 25th

The last show of the year at the Whiskey House for the Bad Boys of the Blues.  Tonight we listen to Tom ,Jon, Norm, and Scotty as they play the blues for you.



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IBSC 127 Bad Boys of the Bues live at the Whiskey House October 25th