Kevin ‘B.F.’ Burt, International Blues Challenge champion, reflects on Iowa’s rich blues history

Kevin “B.F.” Burt is unstoppable. Burt was the second Iowan to win an award at the festival, the first Iowan to win in the Solo/Duo category and the first artist in the festival’s 34-year history to sweep the solo categories—he also won the Solo/Duo Cigar Box Guitar Award for most promising acoustic player and the Lee Oskar Harmonica Award. […]

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North Liberty’s 7th annual Blues & BBQ this Saturday

North Liberty’s 7th annual Blues & BBQ festival takes place this Saturday at Liberty Centre. The festival starts at noon with a performance by the North Central Junior High Jazz Band, and live shows are set to continue throughout the day. Well-known Iowa blues man Kevin “BF” Burt & Big Medicine, The Funkdaddies, Music4Life, The […]

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Day One: Jazz Fest Media Dump (VIDEO)

How about that jazz, hepcats? You’ve hopefully made it downtown to get your fill of live music and vittles at the 2010 Iowa City Jazz Festival, but if you’ve been missing out, fret not! We’ve plenty of video highlights from Friday’s festivities to share, including clips of the U.S. Army blues–straight out of Washington D.C.–and the Bob Washut Dream Band.


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Dennis "Daddy-O" McMurrin and the Demolition Band at the Yacht Club (VIDEO)

What better way to end a Saturday night than with Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin and the Demolition Band getting their smooth groove on at the Yacht Club? Check out the following video for a few different clips of the blues troupe doing what they do best. When other bands had long since packed up, Daddy-O and […]

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Feelin' Blues

Driving to Fort Dodge is not what I had in mind on a Wednesday, but when Vicki Price e-mailed saying she and her husband, blues guitar slinger Joe Price would be happy to take time out of their busy touring schedule to chat, how could I resist? I only met this inductee of the Iowa […]

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