Monday, April 23, 2018

IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE PODCAST - Episode 63: Iowa Country and Folk Music



We have featured both country music and folk music on this podcast before. But to be frank and honest, I have huge backlog of submissions. And by combining them, I can get a bunch finally out of you people, so you can hear them instead of just me!

So mosey on up to the porch, grab a rocking chair, lean back, lift up your poop-kickin boots up, and pull down your cowboy hat, and have a listen to these fine Iowa artists bringing some of that western flavour!

Original painting by Monique Booker
Stretched and trimmed to make into a square

IMSC Ep 63 - Cover by Monique Booker

Monique Booker is a native Iowa artist from Indianola. She let us use stretched out version of her wonderful painting for our cover.

Original version of the painting

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 1: "I'll Take Anything (Haggard Ever Done)" by Randahl R Cady



"Hello to the world from America. Here you will find some songs I have written and covers of tunes I like {those would be the good ones} All the tunes are multi-tracked,there is no band. I hope you find something here that will bring you a bit of joy. Peace and take care...Randahl R"
- from his SoundCloud page

Lineup:
Randahl R Cady - vocals, all instruments


Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Randahl-R-1500517586873541/

SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/randahl-r

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAFIoz1LV_l0C2EOXxSELg

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 2: "Sorry I Treated You Bad" by Pigs and Clover



"Pigs and Clover is a musical project and a way of life. Native Iowan singer-songwriters, Matt and Jamie (Fredericksen) Kearney met while students at the University of Iowa.

"Getting off the grid, keeping bees, shunning T.V. to pick and sing with friends, rescuing stray Pomeranians - these are a few of their favorite things.

"Matt grew up in Storm Lake, IA, the youngest of 4 siblings. He played trumpet in school jazz band and later switched to electric bass. He started songwriting with friends, usually singing and detasseling corn in the summertime. After high school, he played bass in bands in Northwest Iowa (The Perpetrators) and Colorado. He earned degrees in piano technology and electronics. Now Matt plays bass, guitar, banjo, mouth harp, jaw harp, piano and anything that isn't nailed down. He bicycles to his day job, and prefers barter over the exchange of fiat currency.

"Jamie hails from Clinton, IA, the oldest of three siblings. She plays acoustic guitar, drums and clawhammer banjo. Jamie wrote poetry for 3 semesters upon admission to the University of Iowa's Undergraduate poetry workshop and started writing songs as a member of the late 90's IC rock band, The Janet Theory. In 2014, she fulfilled a lifetime dream and traveled to Bolivia as a Paralegal member of a delegation of the National Lawyers Guild. Jamie's pet peeves include mushy apples and mechanical pencils.

"Pigs and Clover believe in the power of art to influence thought and inspire action, in the great tradition of American protest music. They find inspiration in a vibrant global community of workers, organizers, artists and activists, all fighting for social justice. But don’t pigeon-hole them as simply protest singers. They write and sing all kinds of songs about the human experience on planet Earth: however funny, sweet, sad, ironic, desperate or profound."
- from their home page

Credits:
Matt Kearney - vocals, guitar
Jamie Kearney - vocals, drums


Home page:
http://pigsandclover.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pigsandclover/

ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/pigsandclover

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 3: "Wild and Crazy" by Moonshine Sorrow



Moonshine Sorrow has had a lineup change and now go by Whiskey and Woe.

"Infusing their own blend of country-hell-billy Iowa folk rock, their greatest pleasure is rumored to be being too drunk to give a shit about anything." - from Moonshine Sorrow's Facebook page

Lineup:
Willie D - Drums
Sewerratt- Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Drunkle Dutch - Harmonica, Vocals
Rush Cleveland - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dammit Jim - Bass


Moonshine Sorrow on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/moonshinesorrow/

Moonshine Sorrow on ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/moonshinesorrow

Whiskey and Woe on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WhiskeyWoe

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 4: "Thrill" by Nicholas Buckton



"Nicholas Buckton is a singer/songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa. Making music since he can remember, Buckton has been dubbed the 'Wild-Child' by many. Rooted deep in old-fashioned rock and roll and simple melodic lines, Buckton has created his own style of lo-fi indie rock that has an undeniable truth and catch to it. Recently, Buckton recorded, produced, and pressed a five-song EP entitled "The Summer of 1967" to much the public's admiration. Now in the act of playing shows, working on a full length album and attending parties—his musical vision has only just begun, and thank goodness for that! Buckton has always been around music, so much so that it literally radiates out of him. Whatever he does is musical, that is a gift not many have. He's been influenced, as made apparent in his music, by a vast number of artists-a list too long to even begin to put down. This man has the power to put raw emotion forward in a way that anyone and everyone can relate to and understand. Keep your wild, wide eyes on this one, folks!"
- from his Last.fm page


Bandcamp:
https://nicholasbuckton.bandcamp.com

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 5: "Confluence" by Mississippi Jake and The Bootleggers Orchestra



"Mississippi Jake is storytelling, working class, folk music from the Midwest. Not the kind of folk that lulls you to sleep, the kind with teeth...

"Mississippi Jake brings folklore from the hills of the Ozarks to the Midwestern stage. He tells fact and fiction with honest guitar chords and gravel in his voice. Solo or alongside his Bootleggers Orchestra, Mississippi Jake showcases one-of-a-kind folk with teeth."
- from his Facebook page

Credits:
Mississippi Jake- Guitar/Vocals
Joel Jacobsen- Banjo
Curt Snook- Fiddle
Seth Rasmussen- Mandolin/Harmonica/Vocals
Jason Lippard- Bass/Vocals


Home page:
http://mississippijakemusic.weebly.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Mississippijake/

Bandcamp:
https://mississippijake.bandcamp.com

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 6: "Burn" by Pony Creek



"Pony Creek, a musical collaboration between Ryan Osbahr and Billie Frost, was formed in the spring of 2016. Hailing from the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro, the name “Pony Creek” is derived from a small creek by the same name that runs between the duo’s homes.

"Playing a variety of folk, blues, Americana, country and rock, Pony Creek has quickly made a name for themselves across the Midwest as one of the region’s hottest new acts. Whether playing Spencer, Iowa’s Wheels Up festival for RAGBRAI 2017 or rocking the crowd for southwest Iowa’s Tri City BBQ Fest in Denison, Pony Creek delivers family friendly entertainment that connects with all ages. Opening for national artists such as Jeremy McComb (Nashville), Jason Eady (Jackson, MS) and Tucker Beathard (Nashville), the band continues to gain popularity in the Midwest region.
- from their home page

Credits:
Ryan Osbahr
Billie Frost
George Cooper
Tim Blair
Travis Goddard
Eric Nelson


Home page:
https://www.ponycreekband.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ponycreekband/

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 7: "A Little Bit of Everything" by Randy Burk and The Prisoners



"Steeped in the rich tradition of Americana artists before him Randy Burk creates music that is at once exciting and familiar, honest and soulful, fearless and introspective. Wrought with Midwestern sensibility and a blue-collar work ethic, Burk's affinity for songs about love, life and pain can be traced to his small-town Iowa roots. Since 2001 Burk has released two albums and toured the Midwest, the West Coast, and Europe. Averaging 200 shows a year. As well as having shared the stage with artists from Big Smith to Jason Aldean." - from their Facebook page

Credits:
Randy Burk - Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Nate Runkel - Bass Guitar
Jason Boggs - Lead Electric Guitar
Jimmy Stevens - Drums



Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/rbprisoners/

ReverbNation:
https://www.reverbnation.com/randyburkandtheprisoners

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

IMSC Ep 63 - Song 8: "Koyote Song" by Julie Gordon



Julie/Jules/Jewelz/Ja Gordon has been playing around Des Moines and Iowa for many years.




Facebook page for Julie & The Mad Dogs:
https://www.facebook.com/Julie-The-Mad-Dogs-274203862696785/

To download the whole podcast, right click on the link below and hit "Save as...":
https://archive.org/download/IowaMusicShowcaseEpisode63/Iowa%20Music%20Showcase%20-%20Episode%2063_.mp3

Friday, April 20, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Beaver Creek Jazz Ensemble at the Union Park United Methodist Church in Des Moines on Apr 12, 2018





"The Beaver Creek Jazz Ensemble keeps audiences entertained with a variety of swingin' tunes! The ensemble consists of 16 amazing musicians that perform at several venues throughout the year in Central Iowa including coffee shops, farmer's markets, retirement communities, corporate events, fundraisers and more."
- from an old event listed on Tockify.com

Jazzman Joe for the videos' YouTube pages: BEAVER CREEK JAZZ ENSEMBLE PRESENTED THEIR SPRING CONCERT AT UNION PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON 4/12/18. DENI BASH HOFFMAN WAS THE FEATURED VOCALIST. JAZZ STANDARDS FROM GOODMAN, ELLINGTON, & SHAW WERE HIGHLIGHTED."

Photo by Robert Bees

IOWA BLOCK RADIO PODCAST - Episode 2



This episode:
00:00 INTRO
02:07 DeCal Ft. DukeFTRG - "We Up"
05:46 CENTURIES
10:47 JayGee ft. The Future - Ball out (https://www.facebook.com/JayGee124/)
14:19 Johnny Ka - No Sleep ft Brickz Pee'a
17:42 BREAK1
24:13 TSIII Go Off feat Old Yungin
27:42 HOdge 3 unfinished (Jet Life)
31:42 Shawty Jizz - Made Men
36:18 Queen Kenzie Radiate These Vibes | Shot by @DarkPulseProductions (https://queenkenziemusic.bandcamp.com)
39:33 Unleashed Instrumental
47:14 FLEA DA GENIUS - DAY ONES MASTER (https://www.facebook.com/FleaDaGenius/ / https://www.reverbnation.com/midwestbest)
50:23 im gone 3
54:40 Johnny Ka - Sayenara ft YSL
57:53 INTRO

From Jan 11, 2016, to Nov 13, 2017, Iowa Block Radio produced 108 episodes (from 45 minutes to 3 hours of length) of a podcast featuring rap, hip-hop, and other music from our fair state. We present one of their podcast on the 20th of every month.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

IHEARIC PODCAST - Episode 19: Come to Our Concert this Friday (04/15/2018)



Usually when we have a concert, I do a preview on the preceding radio show. I don't really feel that's necessary this time as Friday's show will be Wombat with special guests. I'm pretty sure our radio listeners are already familiar with Wombat. If not, check out episodes 10 and 15 of this podcast. Otherwise, enjoy this week's selection of music from Iowa City-associated artists.

Two more iHearIC concerts for the Spring 2018 season:
April 20, 8PM at The High Ground Cafe (RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2545495305675710)
May 5, 2PM at Riverside Festival Stage in City Park! (this place: https://www.thinkiowacity.com/listing/riverside-festival-stage/265)

This episode features music by:
The High Water Mark (https://www.facebook.com/thehighwatermark)
Jonah Elrod (http://www.jonahelrod.com)
Collidescope (https://acollidescope.bandcamp.com / https://www.facebook.com/collidescopemagick / https://twitter.com/collid_e_scope)
Jason Palamara (http://jasonpalamara.com / https://jasonpalamara.bandcamp.com / https://soundcloud.com/jason-palamara / http://jc-jp.com)
Blake Shaw (http://blakeshawbass.com / https://www.facebook.com/blakeshawbass / https://twitter.com/blake_chyeah / https://www.instagram.com/theeblakebass / https://soundcloud.com/bshawbass)
University of Iowa Saxophone Quartet (John Cummins, Elissa Kana, Greg Rife [https://soundcloud.com/greg-rife], Dennis Kwok)
Jill Abruzzio
Will Yager (https://soundcloud.com/will-yager / https://twitter.com/willyager)
Christine Burke (https://www.burkechristine.com / https://soundcloud.com/burkec2)
Purcha$e (https://purchase.bandcamp.com / https://www.facebook.com/PVRCHASE / https://twitter.com/pvrchase)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

IHEARIC VIDEOS: Two Classical Performances and Dana Telsrow Too!







We once again present some videos from the IHearIC channel on YouTube. We present two classical pieces, one tuba solo and another ensemble piece, and a performance of more popular music on acoustic guitar.

The first video features Kate Wohlman on tuba. The second features Nathaniel Lee on trombone with support from Kate Wohlman and other musicians. The third features Dan Telsrow, a mainstay of the Iowa music scene for a few years now.


Monday, April 16, 2018

PLAYLISTS - New Iowa Music on SoundCloud 2 AND 3





I was going to present the first playlist last week, but instead put together some playlist for The Uncertainty Festival coming up this weekend. I'll be there Friday night. Say hi if you see a balding, overweight, middle age man in Clark Kent glasses!

But since I didn't put that playlist up last week, you guys get a twofer! I've got the playlist I made last week, plus a new up-to-date one.

Over half of the first one was hip hop. But there are some instrumentals in there, one rock, one electronic music, and one piano music.

The second is more eclectic featuring hip hop, electronic music, rock, and a singer-songwriter.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

IHEARIC PODCAST - Episode 18: Back to Basics



The snow's got me down, but not down enough to stay out of the KRUI studio to record another episode of iHearIC Radio! No guests tonight, just me alone on a mic playing recordings from past concerts. Just as it was in the beginning. Back to basics.

Two more iHearIC concerts for the Spring 2018 season:
April 20, 8PM at The High Ground Cafe (RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2545495305675710)
May 5, 2PM at Riverside Festival Stage in City Park! (this place: https://www.thinkiowacity.com/listing/riverside-festival-stage/265)

Come see JCϟjp (http://jc-jp.com) in Chicago this week. April 12th and 13th, 7:30PM at The Chicago Moving Company (3035 N Hoyne Ave).

This episode features music by:
- Jonah Hatten (https://soundcloud.com/jlhatten / https://jonahlyddonhatten.bandcamp.com)
- Asher Brown (https://asherbrownmusic.com / https://www.facebook.com/asherbrownmusic / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKJMRoU5X_QJPvM9yItymA / https://soundcloud.com/asherbrownmusic / https://www.bandsintown.com/a/12250694 / https://open.spotify.com/artist/3vlkFn8yanHZrVDgsxZMj7 / https://www.instagram.com/asherbrownmusic / https://twitter.com/asherbrownmusic / https://asherbrown.bandcamp.com)
- Peter Naughton (https://soundcloud.com/peter-naughton / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJjMM4JV4y575jspFUp85w)
- Sarah Burgess Talons (https://soundcloud.com/soulphlegm / https://www.facebook.com/SoulPhlegm / https://soulphlegm.bandcamp.com / https://www.youtube.com/user/SoulPhlegm)
- Carlos Cotallo Solares (https://soundcloud.com/carloscotallo)
- Lisa Neher (http://www.lisanehermusic.com / https://www.facebook.com/LisaNeherMusic / https://twitter.com/LisaNeher / https://www.instagram.com/lisanehermezzo)
- Merrill Miller (https://www.facebook.com/merrillmillermusic / https://merrillmiller.bandcamp.com)
- machine gun clam (words by Kassia Lisinski [https://substration.wordpress.com] - music by Justin K Comer [http://justinkcomer.com / https://www.youtube.com/user/JustinKComer / https://justinkcomer.bandcamp.com / https://soundcloud.com/justin-comer-1 / https://www.facebook.com/justinkcomer / https://twitter.com/justinkcomer])
- Joe Sorensen (https://www.joesorensenmusic.com / https://www.facebook.com/joesorensenmusic / https://twitter.com/jsorensenmusic / https://www.instagram.com/joesorensenmusic / https://soundcloud.com/joesorensen / https://www.youtube.com/joesorensenmusic / https://joesorensen.bandcamp.com)
- Christopher Gainey (http://christophergainey.com)

And spoken words by:
- Dot Armstrong
- Jonathan Wilson (https://www.jonathanjawilson.com / https://soundcloud.com/jonathanjwilson) - - -- Laura Felleman (http://formandpower.blogspot.com)
- Jared Krauss (http://www.jaredkrauss.com / https://twitter.com/jaredkrauss)

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: Mike Sangster and Sinister Sons at a house show in 2008



Though the video says "Tres Siniestro Hombres", the band was basically Sinister Sons, a three piece outfit of lead singer/guitarist, Mike Sangster. Most Iowans would probably know him best as "the other singer and guitarist" in The Hollowmen. He also had a band named Head Candy in the 90s.

In this version of Sinister Sons, or Tres Siniestro Hombres, Mike is joined by Greg Honnold, probably best known for Drednex, on bass and Troy Urich, probably best known for The Delstars, on drums.

Friday, April 13, 2018

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Mississippi Jake and The Bootlegger's Orchestra at The Whiskey House in Ankeny, Iowa, on Apr 6, 2018





"Mississippi Jake is storytelling, working class, folk music from the Midwest. Not the kind of folk that lulls you to sleep, the kind with teeth...

"Mississippi Jake brings folklore from the hills of the Ozarks to the Midwestern stage. He tells fact and fiction with honest guitar chords and gravel in his voice. Solo or alongside his Bootleggers Orchestra, Mississippi Jake showcases one-of-a-kind folk with teeth."
- from his Facebook page

"Mississippi Jake and the Bootleggers Orchestra are working to bring folk music back to where its roots originated. Telling stories of the common person, hard lives, lost love, travel, vices, and adventure are at the core of the songwriting for the five piece band from the Midwest. Modern music has a focus that is fairy tale and fantasy but run from the raw issues that most people deal with on a daily basis. The aggression and victories felt by most are being expressed by Mississippi Jake and the Bootleggers Orchestra in bars and street corners throughout the Midwest."
- from the Mississippi Jake and The Bootlegger's Orchestra's home page

Jazzman Joe for the videos' YouTube pages: "MISSISSIPPI JAKE FROM AMES, IOWA PERFORMED WITH HIS BOOTLEGGER'S ORCHESTRA AT THE WHISKEY HOUSE IN ANKENY, IOWA ON 4/6/18"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

IHEARIC PODCAST - Sorry, latest episode isn't up yet

Well, there seems to be some technical difficulties or something. Episode 18 is NOT on MixCloud yet. So I guess we'll plan on presenting it on free slot on Sundays.


If you just can't wait, you can check out what's on it here - https://ihearic.blogspot.com/2018/04/ihearic-episode-18-back-to-basics.html - and download it here - https://archive.org/download/20180408Ihearic18/2018-04-08%20ihearic%2018.mp3.

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