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Friday, December 28, 2007

KUNI: Big Blues Show

For immediate release:

Contact: Scott Vezdos, 319-273-3497

KUNI Blues Blowout featuring the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue (Tommy Castro, Magic Dick, Deanna Bogart)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 (8 PM)

Electric Park Ballroom – Waterloo, IA

12/28/07 (Cedar Falls) - The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on February 9, 2008. This is not just another blues show, but a standout blues event! Spearheaded by Tommy Castro and Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise founder, Roger Naber, it brings the energy and excitement of this decade’s hottest blues ticket from the High Seas to the land.

Tommy Castro, one of the most requested artists on the extremely popular and always sold out Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, has a brand new Blind Pig CD out now entitled “Painkiller.” Tommy also won BluesWax Blues Artist of the Year 2006 with a record number of first place reader votes. BluesWax is a weekly internet publication with nearly 100,000 subscribers.

Tommy has gathered two of his favorite cruising musicians for an explosive show that features former J. Geils Band founding member Magic Dick as well as 2007 Blues Music Awards finalist Deanna Bogart. Each artist will perform a set with the Tommy Castro Band, and the show closes with an electrifying jam (the highlight of the evening) sure to thrill and satisfy any blues fan. These late night jams are the highlight of each day of music on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, and all three of the acts featured in the revue are favorites of the Blues Cruise community passengers, as tallied by cruiser feedback.

Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at (in the STORE section) or by calling KUNI weekdays at 319-273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.

Scott Vezdos

Iowa Public Radio Marketing/Communications Specialist

KUNI/KHKE Public Radio

University of Northern Iowa

3rd Floor, CAC

Cedar Falls, IA 50614

p: (319) 273-3497

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