Friday, Sep 1
Band Members: Dave Paris: guitar, vocals
Barbe Paris: bass, keyboards, lead vocals
Miles Damaso: Drums
Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines Continue reading “Kevin Lindgren”
Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA. Story songs, funny songs and sad songs inspired by real life and the hard-working people of Iowa, all with rich vocals and fluid finger-picking guitar.
Hometown in Iowa: Washington, Des Moines
Positive/ Uplifting/ Soft Rock/ Easy Listening
Hometown in Iowa: Norwalk
Self described “Honky Tonk Lounge Lizard” Rick brings the heart and soul of rural South-Central Iowa to his performances. Songs about winning and losing and just getting through life are his stock and trade and honesty and heart are his currency. Schooled in rock, blues and country bands, but always returning to his acoustic, singer-song writer roots, Rick started a one man show in 2008 and never looked back. Rick states, “I love playing with bands, but there is something special about connecting with an audience with just a guitar, a voice, and a great song. Rick is a winner of the Iowa Music Project song writers competition with his bluegrass inspired, Lazarus, which appears on the compilation album with 24 other Iowa bands and writers.
Hometown in Iowa: Osceola
The Big Joe Kinser band, a Des Moines based Americana/Western swing band, plays up-tempo twang all over central Iowa. Their Big Joe penned original songs pay homage to old testament prophets like Bob Wills, Hank Sr, Waylon, Willie, Merle & Cash, as well as New testament disciples like the Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel and Lyle Lovett. Big Joe writes and plays from the heart with a sensibility honed by growing up in the rural midwest and with a keen eye for the poetic in everyday life.
Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines
Singer-songwriter, Ed Corpus, and his original brand of piano based country-soul, fuses colorful harmonies with soulfully romantic lyrics and a smooth baritone. Inspired by artists such as Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, Bob Seeger and Van Morrison, live performances include a variety of original country ballads and up tempo piano rock anthems.
Hometown in Iowa: West Des Moines
The Brazilian 2wins are a stretch to understand without experiencing them LIVE. The violinist, Walter Caldas, sounds like Lindsey Sterling had a music baby with Carlos Santana. His vocals are as unique as a folk singer, yet strong like a pop star. His Twin, Wagner Caldas, drives the group’s energy with an electric ukulele while hyping the crowds and the band alike. The bassist, Riley Scheetz, is a strong presence on stage and in speaker, comparable to Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers with infectious grooves like Michael Jackson. RaQwon Reed sits on the throne, feeding the band with a tight Gospel-Pop pocket and ramps the music higher with well placed fills
Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Waterloo, Independence