Hello, its a cool drizzly day here in Skunkland! Here is something intended to lighten it up with some Blues news. I just wanted to send a brief Bcc to the friends and members of the South Skunk Blues Society, Here is a list of what is coming up yet in April:
Tonight, Thursday, April 19 The first round of competitors in Des Moines will be Marshall County Hangmen, Brad “bebad” McCloud & His Case of the Blues and The Pain Killers. Bands will start at 8 PM at Zimm's Food & Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 277-9929 See attached flyer for additional details! South Skunk is one of the co-sponsors of this years Blues Challenge.
Saturday Apr. 21 Bob Pace Band First Avenue Speakeasy, downtown Newton. 9-1 p.m. No cover. Electric rockin’ blues with a touch of classic rock. Crowd-pleasin’ Rock ‘n’ Roller Hall of Famer with a bluesman’s soul!
Friday April 27 Johnny's Piano Bar with John Mattingly on keys and featuring Jane Eilers on the Sax with Jimmy Sticks Robinson on drums. 8-11, no cover.
Saturday April 28 Joe & Vicki Price First Avenue Speakeasy, 8-12, no cover This is a don’t miss show! Joe is both an Iowa Blues Hall of Famer and Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer! Independent music award winners for best blues CD 2010 http://www.joepriceblues.com/joepriceblues/HOME.html
Music sale Saturday in Grinnell: I also wanted to alert everyone to a music sale that Ron Cooper is having Saturday in the cellar of his house in Grinnell. Ron is one of the initial members of the South Skunk when it formed in 1992. He is a solid mainstay volunteer, member, and supporter of the South Skunk. He is also one of our announcers at the Bowlful of Blues. Ron is an avid lp record collector and he told me he yesterday that he would have for sale thousands of lp records, cd’s and tapes. If you don’t see an artist you are interested in just ask him and he may very well have the music you are looking for. He will have Blues, Reggae, and of course Rock and Roll recordings for sale. Saturday is national music store day so this sale is timely. He often has had sales at his house that Grinnell College students come to to purchase records and cd’s through out the college year and he wanted to have one last sale this season for the benefit of all the students that will be graduating and leaving Grinnell after the term ends. So if expanding your music selection interests you I recommend you check this sale out. It will take place at 1214 Summer Street in Grinnell from 10 AM to 3 PM Saturday April 21st.
We will be developing a press release in the very near future to announce the lineup and details of this years Bowlful of Blues. Mark your calendars for Labor Day weekend, September 1st and 2nd: This is “The Year of the Skunk”.
And lastly please support our corporate sponsors!!! If not for them we could not keep the blues alive:
Fulton Mechanical Jeff and Laura Fulton
I 80 Farms - Colfax
Foot & Ankle Center - located in Newton
Blue Moon BBQ and Cadillac Jacks in Baxter
Side Tracks Tap - Kellogg
Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place - Newton
The Vernon Company - Newton
Barney's - Newton
Gass / Great American Stock Car Series - Newton
State Farm Insurance / Chad Wempen - Newton
The Arts Connection - Newton
VFW, Mens Auxillary Club Post 1655 - Newton
Revolution Cycle - Baxter
August Bergman Inn – Newton
See you soon. Yours Bluely,
Craig PetersonPresident, South Skunk Blues Society P.O. Box 951
Newton, Iowa 50208