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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bryce Janney With Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, and the Blue Band

The Blue Band is perhaps one of the all time favorite blues band in Iowa.  Certainly no outdoor party, or the Iowa State Fair is completet without these guys.  Unfortunatly there is very little video of the band out there on the internet.  However, someone has finally put up an old clip of the band when Bryce Janney and Molly Nova were still in the group.  It is mostly of Bryce, Which is worth watching for itself, but it has the added bonus of Bob and Molly!  Check it out!!!!!!
Summer Souvenir

The Big Bopper: Chantilly Lace

Oh! Baby You know what I like!!!!!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Bob Dorr And The Blue Band Update

Remember when we were kids and would stay up for days at a time? (well maybe "remember" isn't the right word) Anyway, take it from me there is a very weird "high" that comes from sleep deprivation. I am now finishing my 3rd week of getting up at 8am (sometimes earlier) so someone can knock out a wall, reroof the house, (because of that major hail damage on Apr. 6) put in a new door, (6 feet south of the old door) offer a hail damage estimate on Larry the band truck, have a new AC/furnace installed, (two days for that one) remove all the kitchen cabinets/counter tops, put in a new window, (make that two windows) pour some concrete steps in front of the new door (that's six feet south of the old concrete steps) nail on siding on the new addition, (Carolyn has posted some of the construction photos at And now I'm told that it's time to move the stairs which are right outside of my mancave basement bedroom. I'm down to three livable rooms in my entire house (each of those rooms have all the clutter from the rooms that are being renovated PLUS their own clutter) I have no sink except for the bathroom and all this is going on while I'm still trying to live my life producing radio shows until 4 or 5 in the morning...
But I digress. It's about the Blue Band, damn it! No gig this week, but I'm really looking forward to the final First Friday gig of the season at The Hub, 4th & Main, Sparkle City USA, next Friday, May 7, 6-9pm (the geeezer gig!) Maybe we'll have copies of our New Year's Eve souvenir CD by then. Working on the mixing, editing, and sequencing of that recording has made me realize how fortunate I am to play with such fabulous people and to have access to Phil Maass' sound engineering skills. Life is good. Life would be FABULOUS if we had some more work, tho'! We've still got some prime weekend dates available this summer. It's GOT to be about time for that deck party at your mansion on the outskirts of town, doesn't it? Speaking of booking dates, there was a shift in a couple booked dates this week. First, the Party in the Park in Colfax got moved from Sat. July 17 to Sunday July 18 (that means that Saturday is open for that deck party!) And our dates at the Iowa State Fair got moved one day also. We now play the final Sat./Sun. instead of the final Fri./Sat. This will be our 25th Anniversary year at The Fair, so please make plans to join us for the last two days...
Oh, one other thing that has sneaked up on me. The annual Wine & Tulips fundraiser for (the station formerly known as) KUNI, is TONIGHT! (Fri.) Yeah, I know, I can't ever remember it being held on a Friday night either. The Blue Band is again auctioning off a night of entertainment during the silent auction, so I'm hoping to see you there (in about 16 hours). If you need more info on this event, try
I think I'm getting a sleep deprivation headache. And I'm beginning to hear rumbles of thunder. Must be time to get my four hours of sleep. See yas on the Blue Highway, say a little prayer for my Uncle Wallace, keep workin' on your washboard tie licks (there's a space on the new CD for you to play along with the band) if yer going to the Wine & Tulips event make an auction bid on the Blue Band's services, and remember, wine goes good with cheeseCAKE, and don't forget we love you. Bob Dorr and the Blue Band
Summer Souvenir

The Mystery Blues Woman: Crow Jane

I have no idea who this young lady is, but she does a great job on Skip James's Crow Jane!  If anyone knows who she is please let me know!   Thanks!

Stop Breaking Down: The Robert Johnson Story

A cool clip from a filmed thesis made by Glen Marzano When he was at Loyola Maramount.  I would love to see the whole thing.  This clip in particular shows Robert first as a young man learning the blues and then later the night before he dies. 

Curry Harter Update

You may or may not have heard CURRY play with a band. You may or may not have heard Kim Mason "Bluesdawg" play with CURRY. BUT YOU probably HAVE NEVER HEARD ---CURRY play with "BLUESDAWG and the FORTY'S". Classic Rock, Southern Rock. Rock Blues. "Dance to it Baby." AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OUT for "The FORTY'S" ... SO COME AND SUPPORT, HAVE FUN, GET HAPPY ! ! ! friends and friends of friends welcome!

Start Time:
Friday, April 30, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2010
2956 E. Grand Ave-Des Moines, Iowa



Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nick Curran: I Can't Quit You Baby

WOW!!!!!!  Watch this in HIGH DEF!!!!   Holy Cow!!  
BTW.  Please buy Nicks latest CD.  I guarantee it will make him feel better!!!!!

Andy Coats Update

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all doing well.  As you may know, I have been on a little hiatus for the last couple of months, recovering from the loss of my father, who died in February. 
Once again, I send my sincere thanks to all of you who showed so much love and support during that difficult time – it means a great deal to me and my family. 

I’m sure that my Dad would want us to try to carry on, and therefore I have some announcements:

**My newest CD, “Folk the Blues,” is now available and for sale – copies are $12 plus shipping and handling. 

If you’d like to buy a copy, please respond to this email and we can make arrangements via mail, PayPal, or whatever you prefer. 

Please be sure to visit the following link and listen to samples from the new CD:

In the near future, the new disc will also be for sale on CD Baby, iTunes, and many other internet outlets available nowadays.  Please stay tuned for details!

** We’ve got some great, upcoming shows in the next couple of weeks. 
First, the Bank Walkers and I will be rocking at one of our favorite local bars:

May 1, 10 pm - 2 am
Andy Coats and the Bank Walkers
O'Malleys Irish Pub

5228 Hollyridge Rd., Raleigh NC
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And then, I’ll be heading down to “Little Washington” to do a special concert at a great new venue there. 

May 8th, 7:30 - 10 pm
Andy Coats, solo
Concert at Union Alley Coffee House

$8 for Members/ $10 for non-members
158 W. Main St.
Washington, NC 27889
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I hope you are all doing well, and hope to see you down the road sometime soon!