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PHOTO PAGE CONTENTS
PAGE 1   Blues On Grand EVERY OTHER TUESDAY 
PAGE 2   "I'd Rather Be Lucky" CD release party
PAGE 3   Misc. Gigs...
PAGE 4   Fat Tuesday opens for  NRBQ
PAGE 5   2000 Iowa Blues Challenge
PAGE 6   2002 Court Avenue Winter Blues Fest
PAGE 7   Mississippi Valley Blues Fest 2000
PAGE 8   International Blues Challenge 2001 - Memphis, TN
PAGE 9   Jam with Mac Odom of Roomful Of Blues
PAGE 10 Gov Vilsak's Birthday Party
 

Photos are thumbnails.  Click on each to enlarge.
 

Malcom Wells Scott Eggleston Brian Connett Erich Gaukel
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The Soul Searchers 
These guys will have you on your feet and your booty shakin' for sure...

 
Jeff Hart

Blues, Inc.
If you've ever seen Blues, Inc perform you
definitely know their HART is in it...

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Dewey Jody

Blues Bureau 
Featuring the POWERFUL vocals
of Jody Bodley...

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Mike Plake Nathan Peeples &
Scott Long
Andy Classen &
Nathan Peeples
Andy Classen Woody Greg
Sutherland
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Jimmy "Midnight Cowboy" Pryor Scott & Jimmy

Fat Tuesday &  the Greasefire Horns

There was some stiff competition this year with all the talent in the area.  The bands played to appreciative crowds in packed houses each night of the preliminary rounds.  Fat Tuesday was the jubilant act  to move on to the final round...

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FINALISTS
Des Moines Fat Tuesday & The Greasefire Horns - 1st Place
Cedar Rapids Don Boyle Band
Quad Cities Johnny & The Bad News

2000 Iowa Blues Challenge Sponsors:

Central Iowa Blues Society
Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Linn County Blues Society
Court Avenue Association
Budweiser
98 Rock
Rieman Music
Kirkwood Hotel Ballroom
Great Plains Recording Studio
Junior's Motel
3rd Street Live!
16th Avenue Music
The Guide
Rockin' on the River - Taste of Iowa

 

...some from the preliminary rounds of the 2000 Iowa Blues Challenge...

Fat Tuesday takes first place in the Final round 5/20/2000.  On to Memphis for the International Blue Challenge in February...