Iowa Blues Hall of Fame
|| Iowa Blues Hall fo Fame
(Click on the right where it says "2004
Induction Ceremony" or
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EVENT: 2004 Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
DATE: Sunday, November 28th, 2004
PLACE: Blues On Grand, 1501 Grand Ave., Des Moines (515-244-3092)
TIME: Doors open at 5 p.m.
MUSIC BY: Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Revue (6 p.m.), Inductees (7 p.m.),
followed by all-star jam
SOUND BY: Wolfer Sound (Lee Bell)
FOOD BY: J.J. Catering (Jesse James) (5:30 p.m.)
INDUCTEES: Ronnie Brewer (AKA Moore), Tom "T-Bone" Giblin,
Michael "Hawkeye" Herman, Ernest "Speck" Redd
PRESENTED BY: Central Iowa Blues Society
The 6th Annual Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be
held this year on Sunday, November 28th, 2004, at Blues On Grand,
the Home of the IBHOF. Always a very memorable event, this year's
ceremony will honor the 2004 IBHOF inductees - Ronnie
Brewer (AKA Ronald Moore), Tom "T-Bone" Giblin, Michael "Hawkeye" Herman,
and the late Ernest "Speck" Redd - for their significant
musical contributions through the years.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. with free food provided by Jesse James' J.J.
Catering beginning at 5:30. The cover charge for this great event
will be $8, with the money going to the inductees and the IBHOF fund.
Live music will be provided by the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Revue,
featuring IBHOF members Sam Salomone (Blue Band) on organ and Gilbert
Davis (Sumpin' Doo) on bass. The rest of the band will consist of
Jon East (Johnny & the Rectifiers) on guitar, Dave
Jenks (Scotty & the
Wingtips, Brother T-Bone Groove) on guitar and sax, Nathan
Peoples (Blue Band) on sax, and Mark
Monroe (Fat Tuesday & the Greasefire
Horns) on drums. Don "T-Bone" Erickson (the coordinator
of the ceremony) will also be on hand to play some guitar. Don will
share emcee duties with Tom Gary, the founder of the IBHOF. The music
will begin at 6 p.m. with the band backing four different featured
vocalists, all members of the IBHOF - Big Mike
Edwards (Tough Enough!), Gary Jackson, George Davis (Sumpin' Doo),
and Jimmy "Midnite
Cowboy" Pryor (Fat Tuesday & the Greasefire Horns).
Then the induction of the Class of 2004 and presentation of the
plaques will begin around 7 p.m., with performances by the new inductees
along with the IBHOF Revue band. This will be followed by an all-star
jam the rest of the night. It promises to be a fun night, filled
with wonderful moments and memories.
This year's ceremony is sponsored by the Central Iowa Blues
Society (which oversees the IBHOF), the Mississippi Valley Blues
Society (who nominated Hawkeye Herman), Blues On Grand (the Home
of the IBHOF), Pointblank (print media), Multi Media Imaging (IBHOF
wall photos), Emily Lonigro (graphic design for posters and brochures),
VividPix (IBHOF website graphic design), J.J. Catering (food), and
our cash sponsors: Blues Revue / BluesWax, A Sensation Mobile Music
Production, Classic Hats For Men, Highland Park Hardware, Music Circuit
Presentations, Inc., KeanInsight, LLC, Jesse's Embers Restaurant,
and House Calls Guitar Instruction (Brett Young). Blues On Grand
will once again be donating a sizable portion of the bar sales from
that night to the fund. Please thank all of our fine sponsors for
their generosity and contributing to this important event.
Tell your friends and family to mark their calendars. This is not
a show to be missed! Come early for the best possible seats, it will
surely be a packed house. Again, doors open at 5 p.m.…so "get
your face in the place!"