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Down Home Iowa Blues

Event Details

August 6, 2015 7:00 PM — August 6, 2015 8:00 PM
Location: River Music Experience
129 Main St
Davenport, IA, 52801
Contact Name: Krystal Gladden
Email: kgladden@blackiowa.org
Phone: 319-862-2101
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/

Event Description

Join the African American Museum of Iowa and Musician Kevin B.F. Burt for a presentation and performance of “Down Home Iowa Blues” Thursday August 6, 2015 at 7pm at the River Music Experience in Davenport, Iowa.

Born on the back porches of the Deep South, the Blues migrated to the Iowa from the Mississippi Delta on river boats and rail cars. Bringing authentic American music to the Midwest, these artists drew inspiration from the “call and response” singing style from Western Africa and the work songs sung on Southern plantations. Blues took on a more driving sound as it moved into St. Louis and Chicago. Over the decades, this musical style has influenced the development of country, rhythm and blues, rock-a-billy, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Iowa native Kevin “B.F” Burt has been electrifying audiences throughout the Midwest dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa.