Czech Village Blues Announces Auditions for 2018 Youth Stage

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The Linn County Blues Society (LCBS) and Friends of Czech Village will be holding auditions for a chance to perform on the youth stage at this year’s Czech Village Blues show. Open to individuals 18 and under, participants must be able to perform four blues genres: Shuffle, Slow Blues, Swing and Read more about Czech Village Blues Announces Auditions for 2018 Youth Stage[…]

Blues paper February 2018

February 2018 BP Inside this February 2018 issue — • 18th Annual Blues & Buffett Chili Challenge • CIBS Winter Blues Fest. see ad • Bill Graham reviews: Tinsley Ellis, Winning Hand • CIBS announces IBHOF Class of 2018 • The Blue Band “Last Goodbye Tour” Riverside • The Rev’s Farewell Rant       Read more about Blues paper February 2018[…]

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 Read more about Blues paper January 2018[…]

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 Read more about Blues paper December 2017[…]

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

Blues paper September 2017

Inside this September 2017 issue — • Big THANK YOU to Czech Village Blues Fest sponsors! • Czech Village Blues photos by Phil Smith • Phil Smith reviews: Craig Erickson, All The Way • 25th Annual Bowful of Blues – Sept. 3 – See ad page 4 • Corey Dennison Band coming to Elks Lodge Read more about Blues paper September 2017[…]

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. Read more about Gary Gibson presents BITS at Four Oaks[…]