Press release from the fine folks at the cultural affairs office in Iowa.
Jonny & The Rectifiers June 27
Jonny & The Rectifiers made their first appearance on the Blues Before Sunset stage last year, and we liked them so much we asked them to come back this year.
Based in Des Moines, the band played for 9 years as The Delta Kings. With a new rhythm section in 2005 the Rectifiers were born. Playing the Iowa club circuit and private parties and blues festivals, the Rectifiers favor vintage instruments, tube amps and a live audience to fuel a party. Sets vary with the mood of the room from smoky Chicago and Texas blues to vintage rockabilly rants. Front man Jon East, a second generation Iowa veteran musician, handles vocals and guitar chores. The band also features keyboard/Hammond organ player Jeff Daniels, Scott Hartung on drums and Jeff JB Baker on fender and upright bass, a disciple of the late Keith Ferguson and Ronnie James Weber of the current Thunderbirds.
Blues Before Sunset is family friendly, free and open to the public. Beer, wine and bottled water available for sale and an assortment of food vendors will be selling hot foods. People attending the event should plan to bring their own seating.
Blues Before Sunset is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Iowa and Central Iowa Blues Society with promotional support proudly driven by 100.3 The BUS and Capital 106.3, “quality music from then and now” and additional support by Baratta’s restaurant.
Check out our **HOT** web site: http://www.iowahistory.org/events/blues-before-sunset/index.htm.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR JUNE 27, 2008:
Scattered thunderstorms (50% chance); high of 85; wind SSW @ 12mph. Sunset at 8:53 p.m. CST.