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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soul Searchers Update

the soul searchers
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wednesday, february 10, 8-11pm
greenwood lounge
3707 ingersoll ave, des moines

saturday, february 13, 8-11pm
university of iowa swing dance club's valentine's dance
old brick, 26 east market, iowa city
($10 general public, $5 UI students; click link for video of the soul searchers and the club members at a recent event)

"the soul searchers lay down authentic west coast blues from their des moines, iowa surroundings" -BLUES REVUE magazine "the soul searchers are a veteran group of players who roll along slickly and confidently" -BLUESWAX "this band puts down energetic jump-blues with a vintage vibe that harks back to early fabulous thunderbirds" -OMAHA READER

Curry And Lumbard Gig Update

Tally's Restaurant
Friday (Feb 12) 8-10pm
2712 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blues Historian Review: Boogie Woogie Kings

I can remember growing up as a 8 or 9 year old, and loving my old K-TEL Records. If you are old enough you know what I am talking about, the long play 33 rpm records that promised the "Original Hits, by the Original Stars!" I must have worn the groves out of 2 or 3 of those LPs before I finally started buying records myself.

So this Christmas I was pleasantly surprise to receive this great CD from my friends at Delmark Records. Certainly the new Delmark release Boogie Woogie Kings is one of those great discs that is full of amazing blues piano much in the spirit of those old K-TEL releases. Nothing but the stars and these guys rock. Some of the recordings are a little on the low fidelity side, and the piano is just a tad out of tune, but then that's what makes Barrel house, and Boogie Woogie sound so good. Also remarkable is that most of these sides were recorded back in 1939. In many ways these guys are the fore fathers of rock and roll! This disc also has solo, and multi dueling piano's! To buy this great CD Click HERE

Sonny Rock Update

I'm Playing with Tas Cru and the King Kan Band. Sat. 1/13 9pm. Horton Smith House, Hensonville, N.Y. ( Thanks! Sonny