Saturday, November 25, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 3: Satchel Bruna

On this week local singer/Songwritter, Satchel Bruna, you may also have seen him as the fantastic drummer for Wiitch Tiit and Bleujack comes on my show. Satchel is a dear friend of mine and we tackle topics of 15th century literature, love of poetry, the process of songwritting and Satchel plays some amazingly beautiful songs gearing up for a crazy weekend at Maximum Ames Music Festival!

All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]

Friday, November 24, 2017

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Ankeny Community Chorus at The Prairie Ridge Church on November 17, 2017

This is the first on a new weekly series where we will be presently videos of live performance made by Jazzman Joe mostly here in central Iowa. We will alternate between the newer ones and the older ones. You can check out all of Joe's videos on YouTube channel at

The first one is the holiday performance of The Ankeny Community Chorus.

"The Ankeny Community Chorus is a choir of 80+ singers dedicated to sharing rich and diverse musical selections. Founded in June of 2001 by Ankeny Resident Bill Konnath, the choir sings a full range of classical and contemporary music...

"In June of 2001, Ankeny resident Bill Konnath approached Steve Carstenson, Ankeny High School Choral Music Director, about interest in a community chorus in Ankeny. Carstenson was a little skeptical, but with Konnath's encouragement, agreed to consider directing if Konnath could pull enough singers together to make it worthwile. Eighty-two Ankeny area residents showed up for the group's first gathering, and the Ankeny Community Chorus was born...."
- from their home page


Thursday, November 23, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 2: Nate Logsdon

On week two of the show, Iowa legend and front man for Mumfords's Nate Logsdon comes on the show! We talk alot about Flavor Basket, and Nate covers many of his songs as well as playing some originals. We also talk about Maximum Ames Music Festival (held Sept. 21-24), how Nate got into music, and the creation of Mumfords.

This podcast is powered by All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 1: Ben Schrag

Howdy all! We are adding a new feature to Iowa Music Showcase, the interview show, Your Own Private Iowa, hosted by Richard Sutton, who interviews Ames and Des Moines, as well as Iowa, musicians.

At first, we'll be putting these up every couple of days until we catch up, then they will appear every Wednesday! You can also listen to here - - from 7 to 9 pm on Thursdays.

From host Richard Sutton:

The Pilot episode of our show! I have singer/songwritter Ben Schrag of the Cautionaries on! Listen to us discuss songwritting, the many influences of one of the purest voices in the Ames Music Scene, and A little bit of Taylor Swift comes in, because we are all "swifties" at heart!

All Recordings done in the Studio at [88.5 KURE Ames Alternative]

Monday, November 20, 2017

PLAYLISTS: Thanksgiving - Iowa Style

Howdy all! This week I bring a treat fitting our upcoming American holiday.

Here is a playlist featuring Iowa artists all doing with giving thanks!

Happy holidays, everyone!

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