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Sunday, July 15, 2018

IBSC 112 John Paul and the Hell Hounds Live at the Grand Emporium

Great show!!!  John Paul and the Hellhounds live at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City Missouri!!!!!



recorded sometime around 1988-90 John Paul opened for Junior Wells.  It was an amazing night!  Joining John tonight are the original Hellhounds including Tony Anderson on guitar, Tom Gary on piano, Joe Whitfield on bass, John Hobbs on bass guitar.

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IBSC 112 John Paul and the Hell Hounds Live at the Grand Emporium

Sunday, July 8, 2018

John Paul's Flying Circus feat Mike Smith and Michael LeFever





John Paul at BBs Lawnside BBQ   Check out our podcast to here a full hour of John Paul!!

IBSC 111 John Paul and the HellHounds Xblusion

Tonight is another great show!!  We will listen to John Paul and the Hellhounds live at the Tuba way back in 1994!!!   John Paul is still one of Kansas City's premier harmonica players.  Featured on this show was Tony Anderson on guitar, Tilney Erhardt on keys, Floyd Gardner on bass, and Woody Davis on Drums.  It was originally recorded by Bently Ousley of Pragmatic Studios in Kansas City Kansas.



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IBSC 111 John Paul and the HellHounds Xblusion

Monday, July 2, 2018

IBSC 110 Tom Gary Blue Band live at Zims 1993

Cool show.  A relic from the archive.  Its the weekly Sunday night blues show at Zims.   We had a nice run of over a year there.  Tonight is an early show which featured Tom Gary on piano and vocal, John Woody Wood on drums and vocal, Bob Rosenbeck on bass and vocal and the Legendary Jon East on guitar and vocal.

Tonights show is dedicated to the memory of Dave Grim, and Larry Cotlar to big fans of the blues.  They will be missed.  RIP



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IBSC 110 Tom Gary Blue Band live at Zims 1993

Sunday, June 24, 2018

IBSC 109 Regional and Local Blue 8

Another cool show!!!!  Tonight we listen to Jono Smith, Patrick Hazel, Rob Lumbard, Erick Hovey, JC Anderson, Hawkeye Herman, Jimmy Pryor, Joe Price, Dan Doran, Gary Smith, Molly Nova, and Taz Grant!



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IBSC 109 Regional and Local Blue 8

Sunday, June 17, 2018

IBSC 108 Tom Gary Blues Band Live pt 2.

Another cool show!   Part two or the continuation of last weeks show.  It was a live show the Tom Gary Blues Band recorded in Cherokee Iowa on November 7 of 2007.   It featured Tom Gary on piano and vocal, Jimmy Davis on guitar and vocal, Don Demers on bass and vocals, and Paul Sleezer on the drums.  Please like subscribe, share, and comment.  If you listen on podbean please follow us!!!!



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IBSC 108 Tom Gary Blues Band Live pt 2.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

IBSC 107 Tom Gary Blues Band Live Cherokee Iowa

Another great show.  This is from ten years ago.  It is a live show I did with the last version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  This is the first of two parts.

The band was Tom Gary on piano and vocal, Jimmy Davis on guitar and vocal, Don Demers on bass and vocal, and Paul Sleezer on drums and vocal.

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 IBSC 107 Tom Gary Blues Band Live Cherokee Iowa

Sunday, June 3, 2018

IBSC 106 Saylorhill Sliders featuring Jon East, and Jono Smith

Tonight is new!!!!!   Live recordings of the Saylorhill Sliders at the finish line of Dam to Dam race!!!!   The band features Jon East, Tom Gary, Norman Su, and Jason Kadiwhompus.   Also, tonight we feature Jono Smiths new recording Peace & Love & War & Peace!!!



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IBSC 106 Saylorhill Sliders featuring Jon East, and Jono Smith

Sunday, May 27, 2018

IBSC 105 Jimmy Pryor at the Hull Ave 1999 Clarence Key Jr. and John Woody Wood

A memorial day special featuring Jimmy Pryor live from the Hull Ave most likely on Memorial day of 1999.    Joining Jimmy are the Bad Boys of the Blues (Tom Gary, Scott Long, Jim Faar, and John Woody Wood) Clarence Key Jr, and a solo spot by Woody.



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IBSC 105 Jimmy Pryor at the Hull Ave 1999 Clarence Key Jr. and John Woody Wood

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