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Monday, September 29, 2008

2008 Fall Blues Blowout For Iowa Public Radio

Press release for Iowa Public Radio

For immediate release: September 29, 2008
Contact: Joan Kjaer, 319-335-5746

Kenny Neal to headline 2008 Fall Blues Blowout for Iowa Public Radio

9/29/08 (Cedar Falls) - American bluesman Kenny Neal brings his axe to Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom on November 22 for the 2008 Fall Blues Blowout, presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE.

Let Life Flow marks the return of multi-instrumentalist and modern swamp-blues master Kenny Neal, with an inspired set that draws musically from the sizzling sounds of his native Louisiana, while striking a deep, emotional resonance in response to the personal trials he has recently endured. For the past few years, health problems forced Kenny away from the studio and touring, and his first release since signing with Blind Pig Records finds him returning with a renewed vigor and outlook on life. Let Life Flow reflects his optimistic sense of perseverance, set to the soulful grooves that have garnered him a solid fan base over the past twenty years.

Commenting on his recent return to recording and performing with Let Life Flow, Kenny said, "With all the tragedy and darkness I've been through in the past three years, I'm finally seeing the light. I've been waiting for a long time for a record company to say ‘Make a record that you feel good about.' Blind Pig Records gave me that opportunity. And my new CD, Let Life Flow, is coming straight from my heart. Hope everyone enjoys it."

Opening the show is the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge winner, the Avey Brothers, from Davenport. Showtime is 8 p.m.

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

Financial support for this event is made possible by The Warner Group, Inc. (Waterloo), Veridian Credit Union (Waterloo), Bob's Guitars (Cedar Falls) and the Black Hawk Hotel (Cedar Falls).

Iowa Public Radio informs, enriches and engages Iowans through radio programming and other media. Iowa Public Radio includes the WOI Radio Group (Iowa State University, Ames), KUNI-KHKE (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls), and KSUI-WSUI (University of Iowa, Iowa City).


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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