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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blues Before Sunset: Bo Ramsey

The fine folks at the State Historical Society of Iowa present one of Iowa's biggest retro acts, Mr. Bo Ramsey! Here is the press release.

Bo Ramsey @ Blues Before Sunset

Friday, Aug. 1, 5:30-7:30 PM

State Historical Building – 600 E. Locust, Des Moines

(photo by Sandra Dyas)

Despite the title of his new album, Bo Ramsey’s guitar playing and songwriting are anything

but fragile. Perhaps most widely recognized for his amazing guitar prowess on Lucinda

William’s Grammy award-winning CD “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road,” as well as his

work playing on and producing records for the preeminent singer/songwriter Greg Brown

and rising star Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey released “Fragile” in April - his first new album

of all original music in 10 years and somewhat ironically, his strongest work to date. The

album, the 11th in his 30-year career, features 11 new songs all written or co-written by

Ramsey, and finds him firmly at the forefront of a resurging Iowan musical renaissance,

tastefully supported by world-class, Midwest-based musicians. The demand for Ramsey’s

unmistakable imprint on other artists’ work has tended to keep his own work on the

back-burner, but Ramsey is a fine, evocative and passionate writer in his own right and

a commanding singer and performer.

Blues Before Sunset is a free outdoor, family friendly, concert located in front of the State

Historical Building at 600 E. Locust, Des Moines. 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.



Sunny. High 90. Wind WNW@ 7mph; humidity 67%. Sunset at 8:31 p.m. CST

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