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

Quartet 515

Quartet 515

Sunday, Sep 3
Iowa Classic Showcase
11 am 

Quartet 515 is a string quartet that was formed in 2015 out of a desire to create beautiful chamber music in the Central Iowa community. While Quartet 515’s main focus is classical music, the group often experiments with various genres of music and enjoys collaborating with musicians across genres, such as jazz and modern.
Band Members and Hometowns:
Hanna Wolle, violin, West Des Moines, IA
Nina Liu, violin, Des Moines, IA
Joyce Beyer, viola, Des Moines, IA
Paul Virgilio, cello, Pleasant Valley, NY

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The Fuss

The Fuss

Friday, Sep 1
The Originals
4pm 

The Fuss is a DIY Indie-Rock group from Des Moines, Iowa (est. 2015). Combining guitar-centric elements of ’60s garage-rock, poignant lyricism and buoyant vocal melodies, they’ve crafted an engaging and energetic live set with a sound that’s been described as “sonically adventurous*” and “severely catchy**”. Beginning as the solo project of songwriter Joey Lyons, The Fuss now features Matt Nelson, Ben Waldschmitt, and Nick Lucs and has set itself apart in the Des Moines music scene.
Band Members:
Joey Lyons, Matt Nelson, Ben Waldschmitt, Nick Lucs
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Rob Lumbard

Rob Lumbard

Friday, Sep 1
Jerald’s Patio & Courtyard Bistro
7pm (90 mins)

Summary: Rob Lumbard is a serious blues/jazz/folk finger picking guitarist, and vocalist that doesn’t take himself seriously.A veteran,award winning performer.

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Randy Burk & The Prisoners

Saturday, Sep 2
Iowa Strong
7PM

In the rich tradition of artists like Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, and Dave Alvin, artist Randy Burk creates music that is at once exciting and familiar, honest and soulful, fearless and introspective. Burk has an unparalleled blue-collar work ethic that he’s easily applied to the cutthroat world of music with a midwestern sensibility that for the last 15 years has enabled him to play more than 200 shows a year across the Midwest, West Coast, and Europe with the Prisoners. Burk’s affinity for songs about love, life, pain, and good ole hard work can be traced to his small-town Iowa roots. Born and raised in Atlantic, Iowa Burk spent much of his youth singing in the church and listening to his father’s collection of Elvis Presley 8 tracks. These roots he never abandoned even while sharing the stage with artists from Big Smith to Jason Aldean. Roots that ground honesty to his song writing and humility across the thousands of miles and thousands of shows. “My boots have known mostly rocky roads, but that makes the songs come easy sometimes,” Burk says. In 2012 Randy Burk and the Prisoners won the ArtistSignal.com 90-day competition for $25,000, which helped them release their 3rd album “Money, Heart & Soul.” Burk and the Prisoners will release their 4th album in the fall of 2017. 

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Story City, Atlantic

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Heath Alan

Sunday, Sep 3
Discover Iowa
5PM

Heath Alan (Pattschull) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Heath was nurtured and mentored by some of Iowa’s greatest talents including Patrick Hazell, Joe Price, Denny Garcia, Rush Cleveland, Roger Miller, Bob Dorr and Jonathan Schwabe. Heath was awarded the prestigious Liberace Music Grant (Yes – That Liberace) and inducted into the Yamaha Musicians Hall of Fame before he was 18 years of age.  Heath studied music at UNLV and The University of Northern Iowa with Frank Gagliardi (Louis Armstrong), Felix Vesculia and composer Jonathan Schwabe.  Heath has been an active musician in the midwest for the past 20 years.  Heath was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his decade long run with Bob Dorr and The Blue Band.  Heath has lead his own band for the past ten years and is an active sideman and studio musician.  
Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Sarah Pattschull

Saturday, Sep 2
Legends of Tomorrow
5PM

Band Summary:  Sarah Pattschull is a singer and pianist from Des Moines, Iowa.  She plays a wide variety of American Roots and Pop music.  Her band band mates are some of the finest musicians in Iowa.
Band Members:  Heath Alan – Various Instruments, Russ Tomlinson – Drums, Glen Cornell – Synths, Krista Haugland – Piano, Jon Locker – Bass and Don Boyle – Guitar.

Hometown in Iowa: Urbandale

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Dick Danger Band

Sunday, Sep 3
Discover Iowa
1PM

Over four decades, Dick Danger has mastered the art of guitar. Archie’s steady beat and Rick’s walking bass round out the smooth groove sound enjoyed by crowds internationally! Joined by Kyle’s soulful keys,Curtis’s rhythmic licks, and the silky vocals of T-Finesse and Ar-Jay, the Dick Danger Band melds the old days of psychedelic funk with modern dance favorites to create a party vibe fit for all ages.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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Ryne Doughty

Sunday, Sep 3
The Originals
2PM

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

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