Zoot & Newt

Zoot & Newt

Monday, Sep 4
Jerald’s Patio & Courtyard Bistro

Zoot and Newt are an eclectic rock duo featuring Jay Robertson on lead guitar and lead vocals (mostly Electric) and Jen Brucher on acoustic 6 and 12 string, along with lead vocals.  Jay and Jen were the frontline of The Marshall Jay Band; they performed as a duo, as Zoot and Newt, while in MJB.  When MJB disbanded, they stayed together, and have been performing in Iowa for the last four years.  Z & N perform originals and covers, with the covers being classic rock tunes, both hits and obscure, from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
 Hometowns in Iowa: Cedar Falls, Waterloo

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Brazilian 2wins

Sunday, Sep 3
The Originals

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

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Youth Gone Wild

Friday, Sep 1
Legends of Tomorrow

Youth Gone Wild is Comprised of 4 METALHEAD teen super ROCK stars. Ages 13 through 16. It all started almost 6 yrs ago, when Kaden joining the kid metal group, Minitallica at barely age 9 yrs old. John joined the band a year and a half later as the bass player. They played to crowds and venues of all ages and size and became very well known in Eastern Iowa as “The Future of Metal” Almost 2 years ago Minitallica members split ways and Kaden and John started their own band, “Youth Gone Wild”, bringing back another past member of Minitallica, Wyatt, on bass, moving John to lead guitar.and bringing on a brand new face, Derek Powers on drums. Less than a year later Wyatt was replaced with Orion and the current YGW line up was born. They are still heavily influenced by Metal bands such as Pantera, Metallica and A7X. They are also working on YGW Originals. The boys have opened for National Acts such as Saliva, Saving Abel, Drowning Pool, Bobaflex, Brazilian 2Wins, and Hairball. They have been featured in 2 documentaries, countless radio interviews, local TV news interviews, news paper stories and a segment of an IPTV Kids Clubhouse episode on music! They play regularly at various local music venues and are a crowd favorite at summer fairs and town celebrations.

Hometown in Iowa
: Waterloo, Hudson

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Friday, Sep 1
Legends of Tomorrow

SIRES is a five-piece power pop group from the heartland. Drenched in nostalgia, they reinvent the sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s in a contemporary fashion, blending three part vocal harmonies with distorted bass and crunchy guitar riffs. Known for their high-energy shows, they will make you believe in rock and roll again! GENRES: Rock, adult contemporary, indie-alt.

Hometown in Iowa: Des Moines, Waterloo

Joe & Vicki Price

Monday, Sep 4
Discover Iowa

A righteous, joyful, foot-stomping jubilee, Joe and Vicki Price catapult the blues. Over their 32 years together they have opened for such notables as Buddy Guy, Al Green, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Greg Brown and Iris DeMent.  The couple’s 2009 release Rain or Shine won an Independent Music Award for best Blues CD 2010. The cd has received rave reviews in major publications including Vintage Guitar Magazine, DownBeat Magazine and The American Music Guide. The couple is endorsed by the National Reso-Phonic Guitar Company, Air Line Guitar Company and Victoria Amplifiers.

From coast to coast, and from concerts, to clubs, to outdoor festivals, the Price’s singular vision and dazzling, irresistible live performances continue to etch a steady, upward arc.

Hometown in Iowa: Waterloo, Waukon