Month: September 2018

965 Guitars in the Newbo district.

Growing up in Cedar Rapids in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we had a number of unique  places to pick up musical instruments. My buddy Rhett and I would spend a ton of time at Somewhere in Iowa guitars, Carma Lou’s, The Music Loft, and West music.  Sometimes we’d hit them all just to

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Tyler Bryant & The Shake Down and Blackberry Smoke shake the Surf!!

I’m a bit late on posting this but here is my write up for the concert back in April. What better way to spend April 20th than at a concert.  And not just any concert, at any venue, but Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and headliners Blackberry Smoke for one night at the historic and

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Magnolia Boulevard, taking the music scene by storm.

Always on the hunt for new music and interesting people with amazing talent, I stumbled across a Kentucky based band called Magnolia Boulevard.  The 5 piece is made up of Ryan Allen on keys, Todd Copeland on drums, Gregg Erwin on guitar, Maggie Noelle on guitar and vocals, and John Roberts on bass. Photo by

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