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Sunday, September 16, 2018

IBSC 121 Opus Taylor

Howdy blogosphere!  A new show,  Its OPUS TAYLOR!!!  Jono Smith's current band.  This show was recorded about a month ago at Prairie meadows casino and racetrack.  Cool show, and lots of fun.  The band features,   Phil Porter on vocals, and acoustic guitar, Scot White, on drums, Ted Heggen on bass and vocal, Bill Mogolov on acoustic and electric guitar, Dr. Lori Ancona on keys and vocals, and Jono on guitar.




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IBSC 121 Opus Taylor

Sunday, September 9, 2018

IBSC 120 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, and the Blue Band LIVE Studio 3

Very cool show.  It is Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band live on Studio 3.   Studio 3 was a occasional show produced by IPTV of local bands.  This set of three shows featured the Taz Band, Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band, and Accidental Sister.  Tonight we listen to Bob, Molly and the gang as they rip through some Blue Band classics.  The show probably aired sometime between 1993 and 1999.  It featured Bob Dorr on harmonica and vocals, Molly Nova on bass, violin and vocals, Jeff Petersen on guitar and vocals, Dan Maggriall on sax and vocals, Ellery Temple on keys, bass and vocal, and Bryce Loshram on drums.


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IBSC 120 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, and the Blue Band LIVE Studio 3

Sunday, September 2, 2018

IBSC 119 Tom Buckmiller

Another professor by day and bluesman by night! We listen to Tom Buckmiller as he joins me and John Krantz.   We play some blues and have some cool conversation.  Also join our letters segment by contacting us either here or you can write to us at tgary62@gmail.com

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IBSC 119 Tom Buckmiller

Sunday, August 26, 2018

IBSC 118 Bad Boys of the Blues Live at the Whisky House

Tonight we listen to some of the first set of the Bad Boys of the Blues show at the Whiskey House in Ankeny Iowa. This show was recorded Thursday night!

The band features Jon East on guitar, Tom Gary on piano, Norman Sue on bass, and Scotty Hartung on drums.

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IBSC 118 Bad Boys of the Blues Live at the Whisky House

Sunday, August 19, 2018

IBSC 117 Curry Harter

Tonight our special guest is the amazing Curry Harter.  Curry sings some songs and tells us about his busking days in the 1960s.   Very cool show!

The show was produced by Tom Gary with Jono Smith, and John Krantz.

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IBSC 117 Curry Harter

Sunday, August 12, 2018

IBSC 116 Meet the new guy John Krantz

Cool show. Tom and Jono welcome John Krantz to the Worlds Most Dangerous Blues Band.   We play some songs talk about stuff and have a good time.



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IBSC 116 Meet the new guy John Krantz

Sunday, August 5, 2018

IBSC 115 Blues history, politics and religion

Cool show.  Tim Hammet is my guest as we discuss the blues, religion and politics!  That won't anger anyone will it:-)   To be honest the former Reverend and the history professor have quite the conversation.  I think most but the most extreme on the left and right will enjoy this show.



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IBSC 115 Blues history, politics and religion

Sunday, July 29, 2018

IBSC 114 The Taz Band

Cool show!  Brian "Taz" Grant from a TV special in the mid 90s on IPTV!   ITs the Taz Band!!!  Taz plays guitar and sings, with Ed Eaves on bass, Missy DeYoung on sax, Jeff Ward on Trumpet, and an unknown drummer and keyboard player.

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 IBSC 114 The Taz Band

Sunday, July 22, 2018

IBSC 113 Local Regional blues number 9

Regional and local blues number 9!!!!   Tonight we listen to Rob Lumbard, The Soul Searchers, Madam Jules, Matt Woods, Catfish Keith, Jimmy Pryor, Denis McMurrin, David Zollo, Heath Allen, Bob Dorr, and The Bad Boys of the Blues featuring Jon East.

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 IBSC 113 Local Regional blues number 9

Sunday, July 15, 2018

IBSC 112 John Paul and the Hell Hounds Live at the Grand Emporium

Great show!!!  John Paul and the Hellhounds live at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City Missouri!!!!!



recorded sometime around 1988-90 John Paul opened for Junior Wells.  It was an amazing night!  Joining John tonight are the original Hellhounds including Tony Anderson on guitar, Tom Gary on piano, Joe Whitfield on bass, John Hobbs on bass guitar.

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IBSC 112 John Paul and the Hell Hounds Live at the Grand Emporium

Sunday, July 8, 2018

John Paul's Flying Circus feat Mike Smith and Michael LeFever





John Paul at BBs Lawnside BBQ   Check out our podcast to here a full hour of John Paul!!

IBSC 111 John Paul and the HellHounds Xblusion

Tonight is another great show!!  We will listen to John Paul and the Hellhounds live at the Tuba way back in 1994!!!   John Paul is still one of Kansas City's premier harmonica players.  Featured on this show was Tony Anderson on guitar, Tilney Erhardt on keys, Floyd Gardner on bass, and Woody Davis on Drums.  It was originally recorded by Bently Ousley of Pragmatic Studios in Kansas City Kansas.



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IBSC 111 John Paul and the HellHounds Xblusion

Monday, July 2, 2018

IBSC 110 Tom Gary Blue Band live at Zims 1993

Cool show.  A relic from the archive.  Its the weekly Sunday night blues show at Zims.   We had a nice run of over a year there.  Tonight is an early show which featured Tom Gary on piano and vocal, John Woody Wood on drums and vocal, Bob Rosenbeck on bass and vocal and the Legendary Jon East on guitar and vocal.

Tonights show is dedicated to the memory of Dave Grim, and Larry Cotlar to big fans of the blues.  They will be missed.  RIP



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IBSC 110 Tom Gary Blue Band live at Zims 1993

Sunday, June 24, 2018

IBSC 109 Regional and Local Blue 8

Another cool show!!!!  Tonight we listen to Jono Smith, Patrick Hazel, Rob Lumbard, Erick Hovey, JC Anderson, Hawkeye Herman, Jimmy Pryor, Joe Price, Dan Doran, Gary Smith, Molly Nova, and Taz Grant!



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IBSC 109 Regional and Local Blue 8

Sunday, June 17, 2018

IBSC 108 Tom Gary Blues Band Live pt 2.

Another cool show!   Part two or the continuation of last weeks show.  It was a live show the Tom Gary Blues Band recorded in Cherokee Iowa on November 7 of 2007.   It featured Tom Gary on piano and vocal, Jimmy Davis on guitar and vocal, Don Demers on bass and vocals, and Paul Sleezer on the drums.  Please like subscribe, share, and comment.  If you listen on podbean please follow us!!!!



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IBSC 108 Tom Gary Blues Band Live pt 2.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

IBSC 107 Tom Gary Blues Band Live Cherokee Iowa

Another great show.  This is from ten years ago.  It is a live show I did with the last version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  This is the first of two parts.

The band was Tom Gary on piano and vocal, Jimmy Davis on guitar and vocal, Don Demers on bass and vocal, and Paul Sleezer on drums and vocal.

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 IBSC 107 Tom Gary Blues Band Live Cherokee Iowa

Sunday, June 3, 2018

IBSC 106 Saylorhill Sliders featuring Jon East, and Jono Smith

Tonight is new!!!!!   Live recordings of the Saylorhill Sliders at the finish line of Dam to Dam race!!!!   The band features Jon East, Tom Gary, Norman Su, and Jason Kadiwhompus.   Also, tonight we feature Jono Smiths new recording Peace & Love & War & Peace!!!



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IBSC 106 Saylorhill Sliders featuring Jon East, and Jono Smith

Sunday, May 27, 2018

IBSC 105 Jimmy Pryor at the Hull Ave 1999 Clarence Key Jr. and John Woody Wood

A memorial day special featuring Jimmy Pryor live from the Hull Ave most likely on Memorial day of 1999.    Joining Jimmy are the Bad Boys of the Blues (Tom Gary, Scott Long, Jim Faar, and John Woody Wood) Clarence Key Jr, and a solo spot by Woody.



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IBSC 105 Jimmy Pryor at the Hull Ave 1999 Clarence Key Jr. and John Woody Wood

Sunday, May 20, 2018

IBSC 104 Regional Local blues 7 Happy Birthday!!!!!

Its the second birthday of the Iowa Blues Showcase!!!  We celebrate by playing local and regional blues artists!  Tonight we will hear: Jimmy Pryor, Chicago Rick Lussie, Gene Jackson, Jono Smith, Frank Strong, John Lee Eagan, Matt Woods, Kent Burnside, Madam Jules, Jon East, Norman Su, Scott Hartung, Rob Lumbard, Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Joe Price, Patrick Hazel, Scott Long, and Greg Sutherland!!!!  That's a show!!!!!!




IBSC 104 Regional Local blues 7 Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

IBSC 103 Jimmy Pryor and Clean Slate

The second part of the first part as Jimmy Pryor use to say!!!!!  Part two of the April 2003 Iowa Blues Showcase that originally heard on episode 99.   Tonight stars Jimmy Pryor doing his thing!  MAGIC!!  Then John Lukehart joins us with his band Clean Slate (Doc Lawson, Mark Jarvis, and Frank McDowell.   The Iowa Blues Showcase was produced by Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith with John Lee Eagan, Gil Davis, Dave Andrews, and Frank Strong.



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IBSC 103 Jimmy Pryor and Clean Slate

Sunday, May 6, 2018

IBSC 102 Rob Lumbard

Tonight we feature Rob Lumbard and his first self titled release on cassette.  It was recorded in 1993 by Bob Cook.  It features Rob on guitar and vocals, Bob Cook on Harmonica, Melanie Wright on vocal and Larry Chambers on Drums.

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IBSC 102 Rob Lumbard

Sunday, April 29, 2018

IBSC 101 Curry Harter Natural Blue

Tonight we feature some performers from California!  Curry Harter recorded several great players over a three year period while living in California.  This recording is from 2003. Curry Harter plays Harmonica on all songs.  He is joined by Jasson Seccurro drums, Brittney Carvajal Vocals, Kelly McGuire, Engineer producer and Guitar, Sean Johnson Drums, Gordan Mike Taylor Piano, Matt Coleman guitar and vocal, Shirl lead vocals on Rock me Baby, Ken Jones Hammond B3, Chris Beach vocals and guitar, Jeff Wilson Bass,  and Clayton Crawford guitar.  Also appearing tonight is Rob Lumbard with Curry Harter. IBSC 101 Curry Harter Natural Blue

Sunday, April 22, 2018

IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Its done!!!  several weeks of struggle have resulted in this:-)   I think you will like it.  Tonight we feature Jono Smith and myself with several recordings.  We talk about the show over the last 100 episodes.  We also feature Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, the Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules.

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IBSC 100 Jono Smith, Tom Gary, Bridget Thompson with the Steve Charlson Trio featuring Julius Brooks, Backstage Boogie Band and Madam Jules

Sunday, April 15, 2018

IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Found a cool tape in the archive.  Its a bootleg of the April show from Season 2!   It stars Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley.  

The show was recorded by a guy who asked to record us the previous month for free.  We said yes!  Wish I knew his name.  He shall go down in history as legendary!:-)  The show was later produced for podcast by Tom Gary.  Director of bands was Jono Smith, with Frank Strong, Gil Davis, John Lukehart, and Dave Andrews.  

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IBSC 99 Sam Salamone, and Jody Bodley

Sunday, April 8, 2018

IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Cool show alert!  Its another unreleased album.  This one is from the band Blue Collar from 1988!  Thats old!   It an old band that I played in during my days in Kansas City.   Its all original songs written by both me and Rick Jaques.  Also playing with us is Dave McConnel.  Rick play lead guitar, bass, drums, vocals and engineered the album.   I played piano, guitar, key bass and vocals. Dave played drums and back up vocals.  Lots of fun and great memories.  I had forgotten some of the original words, and one complete song!  I will have to relearn them:-)    Please subscribe, share, and like if on Podbean please follow!

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 IBSC 98 Blue Collar The Album

Sunday, April 1, 2018

IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE

Regional and local blues 6  Tonight we feature the Backstage Boogie Band.  Other guests include My ode to Jimmy Pryor, Big Daddy Dennis Kain, Jimmy Pryor, Tom Gary Blues Band, Curry Harter, Lightning Red, Rob Lumbard, Johnny Reeferseed, and Madam Jules



Warning Johnny Reeferseed, AKA Jamie Grim, is joined by AFroman, who perform the song Lightem Up, which contains adult language.  If you have children DO NOT DOWNLOAD.   Also if you don't like adult language avoid this song.  Also the auto play feature is being disabled this week so no need to worry if you are browsing the blog to accidentally hear the song, although it is a great song.  I wouldn't have put it on the show if it wasn't!




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IBSC 97 Regional and Local 6

Sunday, March 25, 2018

IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Old demo of the third version of the Tom Gary Blues Band.  This was a recording from 1995 that was a demo tape we sent to record companies.  Granted this version is unedited but I like the bootleg feel of the recording  It stars John Lukehart on guitar and vocals, John Woody Wood on drums, Jim Faar on bass guitar, and Tom Gary on Piano and vocals.

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IBSC 96 Ten Years To Late, Tom Gary, John Lukehart, John Woody Wood, and Jim Faar

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Part two of Dealers Choice.  Its the Blue Bands greatest hits from 1988!   It was a double cassette (hey Kids don't let me explain it, because its very old technology:-)   The show stars Bob Dorr, Molly Nova, Jeff Petersen,  Ron DeWitte, Bobby Thompson, Bryce Loshman, E Scott Esbeck, Bill Cannon, and Bunky Marlow.   This tape was originally recorded at Catamount sound by Tom Tatman.




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 IBSC 95 Part Two Bob Dorr Molly Nova and the Blue Band Dealers Choice

Sunday, March 11, 2018

IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

This show was originally recorded in 1992 and released as a cassette in 1994.  It is just me and a piano recorded in Otho Iowa with Kurt Kaufmann producing and engineering the project.

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IBSC 94 Tom Gary Piano Blues

Sunday, March 4, 2018

IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Tonight we present the Sunday Night blues Showcase from the Hull Ave.  This is the August 15th 1999 show!   It stars Jimmy Pryor with the Bad Boys of the Blues.   Our guests tonight were Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.   Special appearances by Big Daddy Dennis Kain, and Ben Williams.



The show was produced and recorded by Tom Gary, with John Lukehart, Scott Cochrane, and Rick Mosqueda.



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IBSC 93 Bad Boys at the Hull with Jimmy Pryor, Blues Inc, Jon East, and Clarence Key Jr.

Monday, February 26, 2018

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

IBSC 92 Bob Dorr, Molly Nova and the Blue Band

The Blue Band greatest hits.  Most of the songs tonight feature Bob Dorr and Molly Nova.  We do hear a Jeff Peterson instrumental, Plus E Scott Esbeck, and Ron DeWitte. (RIP Ron)  Others to be heard tonight are Bill Cannon on Sax, Bunky Marlow Sax, Phil Mass on sound and lights!!!!

The cassette was originally produced by Tom Tatman in 1988.



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Monday, February 19, 2018

IBSC 91 Local and Regional 4

Lots of blues to play!  Tonight we listen to Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard in 2 Bobs and a Babe, The Blues Instigators, Shade of Blue, Rush Cleveland, Ronn Hill,  The Soul Searchers, Jeff Stratton, Erick Hovey, John Paul Drum and the Hell Hounds, and April May



That is a show!!!!!



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IBSC 91 Local and Regional 4

Sunday, February 11, 2018

IBSC 90 Tom Gary, Jono Smith at Chucks

The last part of the show at Chucks.   Just me and Jono Smith playing the blues.



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IBSC 90 Tom Gary, Jono Smith at Chucks

Monday, February 5, 2018

IBSC 89 Jon East, Jono Smith, and Tom Gary

In the words of Jimmy Pryor its the second part of the first part!!!   Part two of our night at Chucks.  Jon East is our guest as me and Jono play da blues for you.

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IBSC 89 Jon East, Jono Smith, and Tom Gary

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Gary Clark Jr. - Come Together (Live From The Forum)



I talked about this a few podcasts ago, but this song charted on the pop charts.  first time that a blues performer has done that in awhile.  I hope this is good news for the blues.  We certainly need people listening again. 

Another Podcast Update

OK, finally done updating titles of the podcasts! AT some point I need to catalog appearances on the show. That sounds like work so not tonight:-) If you want up to date blues news check out the Blues Army of Des Moines facebook page. Obits, and show alerts now show up there. This space will now be mostly for updates, and podcasts. Perhaps videos and other news from time to time. Those of you who are long time readers know that I don't post like I used to. Part of that is due to social media being more powerful than blogs. Getting your news from facebook, and twitter draw more eyes than blogs. It is part of the evolution of the internet. However, I still like the blog format and it is having time to post that evades me. I always promise to do better, but life seems to interfere with my promises. Yet, I see a lot of eyes keep coming here, so I probably should be more proactive. Of course some of the action is Russian bots, which to be honest I don't understand their interest in this blog. They never post comments, and a lot of times they only register on my Google Analytics and not on blogger. There have been nights when I have had thousands of hits in a couple of hours, yet very little actual traffic on the blog. It is odd and I haven't figured it out. Have a great night Tom Gary Blues Historian.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Podcast Update

I have updated some of the titles of the shows so it is easier to see who starred on each podcast. I am about 80 percent done. I am also trying to get all the titles the same. so they should first say IBSC, then show number, followed by the guests. This should help you find what you want, and also keep the shows more uniform. Tom Blues Historian

Sunday, January 28, 2018

IBSC 88 Jon East, Jono Smith and Tom Gary

Live shows for Season seven have begun!!!    Tonights guest is the legendary Jon East!!!!  With Jono Smith and Tom Gary



The show was produced by Tom Gary with Jono Smith



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IBSC 88 Jon East, Jono Smith and Tom Gary

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Iowa Blues Showcase 87 Regional and Local artists 3

Tonight is another Regional and local blues bands show, we feature: Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, Rob Lumbard, Alien Corn, the Bad Boys of the Blues, Billy Lee Janey, the Blues Instigators,  Erick Hovey, and Brian Taz Grant

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Iowa Blues Showcase 87 Regional and Local artists 3

Sunday, January 7, 2018

IBSC 85 Jimmy Pryor, Rob Lumbard, John Woody Wood

A magical show.  The very first Iowa Blues Showcase, Episode one, Season one!!!!!!   Thanks to Scott Cochran who was trying out the new equipment 18 years ago!

Tonights show stars Jimmy Pryor,  John Woody Wood doing Des Moines on $50 and Rob Lumbard.



the show was produced by Scott Cochran and Tom Gary.  Director of bands was John Woody Wood, with Jono Smith.



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IBSC 85 Jimmy Pryor, Rob Lumbard, John Woody Wood