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.

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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Randy Burk & The Prisoners

Saturday, Sep 2
Iowa Strong

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 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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Sarah Pattschull

Saturday, Sep 2
Legends of Tomorrow

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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Ed Corpus

Saturday, Sep 2
The Originals

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

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The Ripp Chords

Saturday, Sep 2
The Truth

We are a five-piece band made up of a dedicated female lead singer, lead guitar/vocals, drums/vocals, bass guitar/vocals, and keyboards. We are able play a wide variety of music and cover songs from the 50’s to current. With the vocal talent in the group, we can provide the audience with a mix of voices during a performance from solo songs to blended harmonies. The instrumentation is also something to note, with a mix of keyboards, guitar and bass/drums we can cover a wide variety of artists giving the audience a nice variety of songs during a performance.

Hometown in IowaWinterset, Indianola


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Juliana & A Soul Purpose

Saturday, Sep 2
West of 35

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

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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Luke Fox

Saturday, Sep 2
Iowa Strong

You hear a voice as thick and smooth as whiskey and mellow guitar playing that you can only imagine is the byproduct of God’s hands literally caressing the strings to move. You imagine a symphony raucously swaying in musical unity behind a bear of a man strumming on the most melodious acoustic guitar you’ve ever heard. But it fades back to just one man and that’s all that is really there. In an instant you are taken with him across rivers and hills. With lyrical poetry that is both tasteful and strong, you are pulled into a warm and welcoming evening of lighthearted banter and tasteful folk music. This was my transcendent experience hearing Luke Fox. A traveler and kindred spirit, Luke has a friendly demeanor and an authentic character. His music is soothing and exact; I don’t know how long he has been honing his craft but it is as fine as aged wine. After hearing him for the first time he joined me for drinks and I can see why his music is so poignant: the guy is as genuine as his lyrics. A sure-fire favorite and one heckofa guy. Don’t miss what Luke Fox is doing with music.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines

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