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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

South Skunk Blues Society Update

We have some shows coming up so I thought I should include a summary of the current schedule of Blues Bands in the area:

October 5: Bryce Janey/Curry Harter, 8-12 (Bryce won 2011 Iowa Blues Challenge) First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton,  No Cover  - see poster – Here are some web links:  http://www.thejaneys.com/      
http://heartlandentertainment.com/fr_curry.cfm

October 12: JJ Express with Nick Knudsen, 8-12 with Des Moines Spoken Word Delegation pre-show First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton  No Cover

October 13: Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction,  Downtown Des Moines Marriott  700 Grand Avenue · Des Moines  7 PM Celebrate the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America and partying with the BB King Entertainer of the Year and Alligator recording artist Tommy Castro!  Bob Pace and Scott Cochran, Billylee Janey, Gary Gibson and Jim DeKoster will be inducted!  Both Bob Pace and Scott Cochran played the Bowl this year and so did Billylee Janey’s son Bryce.  Bryce told me a while back he remembers playing for the Skunk with his parents band (The Janey’) out at the Terrace many years ago.  Also note that Gary Gibson is scheduled to play at the Speakeasy on 10/26 and Bob Pace on December 1) !  Former Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees George Davis and Gil Davis will lead the host band Sumpin’ Doo with each of the inductees joining in after their induction.  (See attached press release).

October 19: Rob Lumbard, solo, 9-12,  First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton,  No Cover http://roblumbard.com/

October 20:  Mojo Machine (8 PM) opens for Jefferson County Green Band (10 PM), Elks Lodge – Grinnell,   No Cover but free will donation accepted   http://jeffersoncountygreenband.com/band-bio/

October 26: JJ Express with Gary Gibson, 8-12,  First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton,  No Cover  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OppgW3P8xxA&feature=related  (Come and congratulate Gary as he will have been inducted to the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame the previous Saturday)

November 10: Matt Woods, solo, 9-12, First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton, No Cover http://www.mattwoodsmusic.com/   (Matt won the Iowa Blues Challenge in 2012)

December 1: Bob Pace Band (with John Mattingly), 9-1, First Avenue Speakeasy – Newton,  No Cover  (Bob is in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame)  
 http://bobpaceband.com/

December 21: - Matt Woods and Thunderbolts (8 PM)  opens for Lil Ed and Blues Imperials (10PM), Elks Lodge – Grinnell,  (Thunderbolts 2nd to last show before they go on hiatus)  More details on advance ticket sales will be forthcoming.  A block of rooms are available at the Country Inn and Suites in Grinnell if you call 641-236-9600 and ask for the South Skunk rate.  These rooms are available at the South Skunk discounted rate ($77.00) only if you make reservations by 11/21.

And lastly please thank and support our corporate sponsors!!!  If not for them, we could not keep the blues alive.  Their support is essential:

Fulton Mechanical: Jeff and Laura Fulton
The Arts Connection  - Newton
August Bergman Inn – Newton
VFW, Men’s Auxiliary Club Post 1655  - Newton
Dr. Mark Wetzel DPM, Foot & Ankle Center  - located in Newton
Vern's Garage, (Specialist Cut & Color), Newton
Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Barney's  - Newton
Riggs Printing - Newton
Blue Moon BBQ and Cadillac Jacks in Baxter
Side Tracks Tap  - Kellogg
Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gathering Place  - Newton
The Vernon Company  - Newton
I 80 Farms  - Colfax
Revolution Cycle  - Baxter
Town and Country Sanitary Services- Baxter
Conner’s Cardinal Corner – Newton
Dickerson Mechanical – Colfax & Altoona
Wallace Family Funeral Home

See you soon,

 Craig Peterson
President, South Skunk Blues Society             
P.O. Box 951                                   
Newton, Iowa 50208                     
641-227-3209   craig@partnercom.net
Website - http://southskunkblues.org/
Face book -  https://www.facebook.com/#!/south.skunk.1   (South Skunk)
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Bowlful-of-Blues/248977208549411     (Bowlful or Blues)

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