Isaac James

Isaac James

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35
7 pm 

Isaac James was formed in 2008 in Kansas City, MO with members Blackie Starks, Joel Ekman, John Lillard, and Gil Cole.
Within a couple of years, the bands hard rock sound and energetic stage show had them sharing the stages with greats like Guns and Roses, Sevendust, Uncle Kracker, Drowning Pool, Stone Sour, Steele Panther and more.

 

Band Members: Isaac James, the band based out of Des Moines Iowa featuring Blackie Starks,  Joel Ekman (former STONE SOUR drummer),  Rich Cantrell, and Mike Ruby

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

Suede

Suede

Monday, Sep 4
West of 35
11 am 

Variety cover band playing a mix of rock, alternative, R&B, and country hits from the 70’s to the present.
Band Members:  Jenn Feilmeier-Lead Vocals,  Park Mikels-Keyboard/Guitar,  Michael Jones/Bass Guitar,  Phillip Kinney/Lead Guitar/Vocals,  Steve Lesch-Drums/Vocals
Hometown in Iowa: Granger

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Vinyl Vagabonds

Vinyl Vagabonds

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
11 am 

We are a talented and upbeat Blues, R&B, Funky Soul and Roots Rock band based in Ames, Iowa. Our zeal for these genres of music is evidenced by the abundance of spirit in our stage presentation and positive chemistry among our members. With all good-time music and an obvious great time going down on the stage, our connection with audiences is spontaneous, immediate, and enduring.

BAND MEMBERS
Mook Bascomb—-Lead and background vocals
Jeff Hart           —-Lead and background vocals, harmonica
Kent Johnson  —- Lead and Rythym guitar, background vocals
Sean Ryan      —- Bass Guitar
Todd Cumming—  Percussion

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Other Brothers

Monday, Sep 4
West of 35
9AM

A Rock & Blues trio born and bred out of the heartland. “Blazing hot guitar and howling harmonica ride alongside booming drums and bottom heavy bass. Whiskey-laden vocals and solid original songs give the band an old-meets-new school show that has to be seen to be believed.”

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Juliana & A Soul Purpose

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
3PM

Juliana Logan is an 18 year old singer songwriter from Davenport, Ia. She was selected by the Central Iowa Blues Society to perform at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN in 2016 and 2017. She has done countless performances for her hometown charities. She has opened up for Anthony Gomes, Lissie, and Toronzo Cannon. She was in the top 4 finalist for the 2015 WQAD River Roots Live contest as the youngest and only solo performer. She was the 1st runner up for the 2015 Iowa Blues Challenge Preliminary in Fairfield, Iowa in the solo/duo division. She had played in the Jr Jam tent for River Roots Live,, and she and her band opened the 2016 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and the Dawn and On Festival. She began her melodic journey participating in The RME Rock Camp, Lessons, Winter Blues Camp, open mic nights, and song writers in the round for the past 8 years. She is accompanied by Eric Ganis lead guitar from Nashville, Tennessee, Drummer Jim VanHyfte from Rock Island Illinois, Bassist Jeff Fleury from Nashville, Tennessee ; Alto and tenor sax Alex Slack from Davenport, Iowa

Hometown in IowaDavenport

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The Half Moons

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
9AM

The Half Moons are an eclectic three-piece acoustic band featuring a dynamic soulful lead vocal by Jenny Throckmorton of West Des Moines backed by a tight duo of acoustic guitarists. Ryan Moffit of Des Moines shines on lead and rhythm with Rick Farlow of Osceola providing rhythm as well as contributing with percussion.  The band performs original music and unique covers creating their own acoustic spin on other artists’ songs.  The Half Moons cover artists ranging from John Prine to Janis Joplin, and Janes Addiction to Johnny Cash.  With this wide range of genres, The Half Moons provide a taste for all musical ears in their powerful live performances.

Hometown in IowaWest Des Moines, Des Moines, Osceola

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Tim Stop

Friday, Sep 1
West of 35
3PM

 Tim Stop is a rock and pop singer/songwriter originally from Bettendorf, IA, who’s on the heels of major international tours opening for rock legends Chicago and REO Speedwagon. He’s performed to sold-out crowds at historic venues like Red Rocks and the Greek in LA, and is featured on Sirius XM’s ‘The Coffee House’.

Hometown in Iowa: Bettendorf

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J. Jeffery Messerole

Sunday, Sep 3
West of 35
11AM

Western Iowa singer-songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole and his backing band “The Stone Horses” are an alt-country band based out of Cherokee, Iowa. Covering genres from country, blues, folk, and rock & roll, their shows are unique and entertaining. All their original, and well written material, is brought to life with thoughtful support from each player.

Hometown in Iowa
Spirit Lake, Cherokee, Linn Grove, Early

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Damon Dotson

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35
7PM

 Genre: Acoustic/rock

Damon Dotson is a singer/songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA and originally from Northwest Iowa. Dotson has opened for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. Dotson has sustained his career for ten years including the release of four of his original albums and countless shows all throughout the midwest without a record label or management.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Grundy Center, Ames, West Des Moines, Okoboji, Boone, Waukee