Curtis Hawkins and Friends

Curtis Hawkins and Friends at The Muddy Waters

Local Scene recently caught up with former area musician Curtis Hawkins when he paid the QC a holiday visit. The occasion was a gathering of Curtis and Friends at The Muddy Waters, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Communion Daytrotter

Savoir Adore at RIBCO for the November Communion Daytrotter Club Night

We first learned of Communion Records when Codfish Hollow owner Tiffany Biehl began excitedly posting on her Facebook page about phone calls with Mumford and Sons' Ben Lovett. Not that the little barn in the hollow was going to host a Mumford show, but as we soon learned, Communion Records was teaming up with Daytrotter to bring their club nights to the Midwest, and Codfish Hollow would be the first location for the Daytrotter stop.

Photos of The Multiple Cat

On November 21, Daytrotter/Communion Records hosted a club night at RIBCO. The Multiple Cat opened the show.

A River Music Experience Anniversary

Ellis Kell gets a surprise

On Sunday November 24, Local Scene Magazine was in attendance at a very special anniversary celebration. The folks from the River Music Experience threw a surprise party for Ellis Kell to celebrate his 10th anniversary with the RME. At 5 PM, a packed house waited for the word, as Ellis was brought to The Muddy Waters with the story that he was going to hang out with Lonnie Brooks. The look on his face was priceless when he realized he was the guest of honor at this party.

Photos from Cody Road at Rascals Live

Cody Road at Rascals Live

Cody Road at Rascals Live, November 2, 2013.

Photos from Hood Smoke

Hood Smoke opened for Daphne Willis at the Redstone Room, November 15, 2013

Photos from Daphne Willis

Daphne Willis

Check out these photos taken at the Redstone Room on November 15, 2013.

Band Spotlight - Busted Chandeliers

Busted Chandeliers at the Redstone Room

This week, Local Scene Magazine sits down with The Busted Chandeliers, the Quad Cities only all-female original music band. The interview took on a life of its own, so we're publishing the question and answer session.

Winter Blues at the RME

Winter Blues All Stars at the Redstone Room

Each year the River Music Experience hosts the Winter Blues program for kids 8-18 years old. During the 4 sessions, the kids attend vocal and instrumental workshops (including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and harmonica) and learn about blues composition and improvisation. The workshops are led by Ellis Kell of the RME and Hal Reed from the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, and other blues musicians will be involved as well.

Venue Spotlight - Codfish Hollow

Tiffany and Shawn Biehl, Codfish Hollow

It’s been referred to as a place of magic by Adriel Denae. The 4onthefloor calls it “community in the truest sense of the word”. It is a music venue, an art installation, a place of scenic beauty. It is Codfish Hollow.