Re: Blues scene

In a message dated 1/23/03 12:53:22 PM, MRWeiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> While internet surfing I came across this page for the Des Moines, Iowa
> blues scene -
> Check it out, there are nearly 40 clubs that support live blues music!=A0=20
> That
> seems like an incredible number of live music venues for a small city.
> Anyone familiar with the area?=A0 Any other area's with so much support fo=
> live blues?

   I live near Rochester, Minnesota and there was, until last summer, a=20
little blues club here that got a lot of big names on Thursday nights becaus=
the owner was smart and picked up dates from blues bands that were often=20
headed for Des Moines and a Friday night gig. I saw people like Carey Bell,=20
Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers, and many others. They would have a gig in=20
maybe Minneapolis or Madison and then had some nights open before headed for=
Des Moines.. Or had played in Des Moines and had a free night before a job i=
I really miss that club and all the cool music. We have nothing now but a=20
bunch of LOUD pretenders who play in a couple of local clubs and it ain't=20
blues, even if that's what they call it.

Steve "Moandabluz" Webb
still a fool for the harp

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