Blues paper March 2018

March 2018 Bluespaper Inside this March 2018 issue — • Ron DeWitte Remembered at Parlor City Pub • Eric Gales, Craig Erickson at Redstone Room • Phil Smith reviews: …To the Edge, 61 Ghosts • Eddie Shaw 1937-2018. Sonny Payne 1925-2018 • Tim&TheTrutones blast in to The Famous Mockingbird • 2018 Chili Challenge a record Read more about Blues paper March 2018[…]

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[…]

Congratulations to Kevin B.F. Burt for winning at the 2018 International Blues Challenge!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2018. Memphis TN IOWA BLUES ARTIST WINS AT 34th INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE   Iowa City blues musician Kevin B.F. Burt was the winner of the Solo/Duo competition at the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC), presented by the Blues Foundation, on Saturday evening.  In addition, he won the Lee Oskar Best Read more about Congratulations to Kevin B.F. Burt for winning at the 2018 International Blues Challenge![…]

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[…]

15th Annual Blues Festival Guide 2017

Did you know that Bobby Rush calls our magazine: The roadmap to the blues? Why? Because The Guide is jam-packed (approx.100 pages) with feature stories, art and photography by Blues’ top aficionados. The first third of the magazine is festival section (in date order) with hundreds of festivals including line-ups so you can get your Read more about 15th Annual Blues Festival Guide 2017[…]