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Thursday, January 28, 2010

CIBS Winter Blues Fest

The Des Moines Register has the latest on the big blues fest this weekend in Des Moines Iowa (Click HERE). The Central Iowa Blues Society is putting on its annual winter blues fest. This is always a great show with a lot of local, regional, and national talent. It is being held this year at Marriot Hotel in Downtown Des Moines, since its old home, the Hotel Fort Des Moines is under reconstruction. Here is a partial list from the Register of the bands appearing this year.

• Midnight Dogs (Bob Pace and Steve George), 2009 Iowa Blues Society’s Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Winner

• Avey Brothers, 2009 Iowa Blues Society’s Blues Challenge Band Winner from Davenport. The group was a Top-10 finisher at last weekend’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

• The Side Effects, 2009 Blues Society of Omaha Blues Challenge Band Winner

• Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, big as Texas guitar-driven blues-rock

• Everett Smithson Band, an eclectic mix of swamp rock, country, blues and rockabilly

• Delta Highway, Memphis-based rootsy but very electric blues.

• Levee Town, 2009 Kansas City Blues Society Blues Challenge Band Winner

• Brandon Scott Sellner, 2009 Greater Twin Cities Blues Music Society Blues Challenge Band Winner

• Trouble No More, a solid all-around blues band and host of the After Hours Jam

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