Blues paper January 2018

January 2018 BP Inside this January 2018 issue — • 16th Annual Blues & Buffett Chili Challenge • CIBS Winter Blues Fest. See ad • Phil Smith reviews: Albert Castiglia; ‘Up All Night’ • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Sister Rosetta Tharpe • Southern Avenue at CSPS. Review & photos by Phil Smith[…]

Blues paper December 2017

December 2017 Bluespaper Inside this December 2017 issue — • Rev Rants on and on and… • 16th Annual Blues & Buffett Chili Challenge • Bill Graham reviews: Tommy Castro’s Stompin’ Ground • Former LCBS President, Chris Weinbrenner, 1927-2017 • The Blue Band wishes Iowa a Last Goodbye • Crystal Bowersox at CSPS, review by Phil[…]

Blues paper October 2017

Inside this October 2017 issue — • Corey Dennison Band coming to Elks Lodge • 25th Bowful of Blues fest article/photos by Phil Smith • Bill Graham reviews: Groovin’ in Greaseland, Rick Estrin • Iowa Blues Challenge winners • Local LIVE music schedules • Taj Mahal & Keb Mo (TajMo) together in Des Moines

Gary Gibson presents BITS at Four Oaks

On Friday, May 13, Four Oaks Bridge hosted Blues In The Schools with Gary Gibson, education chairman of the Linn County Blues Society. This cultural event taught the children about the rich history of blues music and included many opportunities for the children to participate. Gary encouraged lots of singing and clapping out musical time.[…]