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Sunday, May 20, 2018

IBSC 104 Regional Local blues 7 Happy Birthday!!!!!

Its the second birthday of the Iowa Blues Showcase!!!  We celebrate by playing local and regional blues artists!  Tonight we will hear: Jimmy Pryor, Chicago Rick Lussie, Gene Jackson, Jono Smith, Frank Strong, John Lee Eagan, Matt Woods, Kent Burnside, Madam Jules, Jon East, Norman Su, Scott Hartung, Rob Lumbard, Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Joe Price, Patrick Hazel, Scott Long, and Greg Sutherland!!!!  That's a show!!!!!!




IBSC 104 Regional Local blues 7 Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

IBSC 103 Jimmy Pryor and Clean Slate

The second part of the first part as Jimmy Pryor use to say!!!!!  Part two of the April 2003 Iowa Blues Showcase that originally heard on episode 99.   Tonight stars Jimmy Pryor doing his thing!  MAGIC!!  Then John Lukehart joins us with his band Clean Slate (Doc Lawson, Mark Jarvis, and Frank McDowell.   The Iowa Blues Showcase was produced by Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith with John Lee Eagan, Gil Davis, Dave Andrews, and Frank Strong.



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IBSC 103 Jimmy Pryor and Clean Slate

Sunday, May 6, 2018

IBSC 102 Rob Lumbard

Tonight we feature Rob Lumbard and his first self titled release on cassette.  It was recorded in 1993 by Bob Cook.  It features Rob on guitar and vocals, Bob Cook on Harmonica, Melanie Wright on vocal and Larry Chambers on Drums.

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IBSC 102 Rob Lumbard

Sunday, April 29, 2018

IBSC 101 Curry Harter Natural Blue

Tonight we feature some performers from California!  Curry Harter recorded several great players over a three year period while living in California.  This recording is from 2003. Curry Harter plays Harmonica on all songs.  He is joined by Jasson Seccurro drums, Brittney Carvajal Vocals, Kelly McGuire, Engineer producer and Guitar, Sean Johnson Drums, Gordan Mike Taylor Piano, Matt Coleman guitar and vocal, Shirl lead vocals on Rock me Baby, Ken Jones Hammond B3, Chris Beach vocals and guitar, Jeff Wilson Bass,  and Clayton Crawford guitar.  Also appearing tonight is Rob Lumbard with Curry Harter. IBSC 101 Curry Harter Natural Blue

Sunday, April 22, 2018

IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Its done!!!  several weeks of struggle have resulted in this:-)   I think you will like it.  Tonight we feature Jono Smith and myself with several recordings.  We talk about the show over the last 100 episodes.  We also feature Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, the Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules.

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IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Sunday, April 15, 2018

IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Found a cool tape in the archive.  Its a bootleg of the April show from Season 2!   It stars Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley.  

The show was recorded by a guy who asked to record us the previous month for free.  We said yes!  Wish I knew his name.  He shall go down in history as legendary!:-)  The show was later produced for podcast by Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Frank Strong, Gil Davis, John Lukehart, and Dave Andrews.  

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IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Sunday, April 8, 2018

IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Cool show alert!  Its another unreleased album.  This one is from the band Blue Collar from 1988!  Thats old!   It an old band that I played in during my days in Kansas City.   Its all original songs written by both me and Rick Jaques.  Also playing with us is Dave McConnel.  Rick play lead guitar, bass, drums, vocals and engineered the album.   I played piano, guitar, key bass and vocals. Dave played drums and back up vocals.  Lots of fun and great memories.  I had forgotten some of the original words, and one complete song!  I will have to relearn them:-)    Please subscribe, share, and like if on Podbean please follow!

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 IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Sunday, April 1, 2018

IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE

Regional and local blues 6  Tonight we feature the Backstage Boogie Band.  Other guests include My ode to Jimmy Pryor, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Jimmy Pryor, Tom Gary Blues Band, Curry Harter, Lightning Red, Rob Lumbard, Johnny Reeferseed, and Madam Jules



Warning Johnny Reeferseed, AKA Jamie Grim, is joined by AFroman, who perform the song Lightem Up, which contains adult language.  If you have children DO NOT DOWNLOAD.   Also if you don't like adult language avoid this song.  Also the auto play feature is being disabled this week so no need to worry if you are browsing the blog to accidentally hear the song, although it is a great song.  I wouldn't have put it on the show if it wasn't!




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IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

Sunday, March 25, 2018

IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Old demo of the third version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  This was a recording from 1995 that was a demo tape we sent to record companies.  Granted this version is unedited but I like the bootleg feel of the recording  It stars John Lukehart on guitar and vocals, John Woody Wood on drums, Jim Faar on bass guitar, and Tom Gary on Piano and vocals.

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IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Part two of Dealers Choice.  Its the Blue Bands greatest hits from 1988!   It was a double cassette (hey Kids don't let me explain it, because its very old technology:-)   The show stars Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Jeff Petersen,  Ron DeWitte, Bobby Thompson, Bryce Loshman, E Scott Esbeck, Bill Cannon, and Bunky Marlow.   This tape was originally recorded at Catamount sound by Tom Tatman.




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 IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Sunday, March 11, 2018

IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

This show was originally recorded in 1992 and released as a cassette in 1994.  It is just me and a piano recorded in Otho Iowa with Kurt Kaufmann producing and engineering the project.

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IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

Sunday, March 4, 2018

IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Tonight we present the Sunday Night blues Showcase from the Hull Ave.  This is the August 15th 1999 show!   It stars Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues.   Our guests tonight were Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.   Special appearances by Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Ben Williams.



The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary, with John Lukehart, Scott Cochrane, and Rick Mosqueda.



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IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Monday, February 26, 2018

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

The Blue Band greatest hits.  Most of the songs tonight feature Bob Dorr and Molly Nova.  We do hear a Jeff Peterson instrumental, Plus E Scott Esbeck, and Ron DeWitte. (RIP Ron)  Others to be heard tonight are Bill Cannon on Sax, Bunky Marlow Sax, Phil Mass on sound and lights!!!!

The cassette was originally produced by Tom Tatman in 1988.



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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



That is a show!!!!!



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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.