Rick Burke’s Travelling Music Show and Review

Friday, Sep 1
The Originals

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

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The Half Moons

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35

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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