The Way Down Wanderers

Fresh off the Summer Camp Stage, with a newly released EP, the Way Down Wanderers will be appearing at the Redstone Room on June 5, 2015. The 5-piece Americana group has brought their music to the QC area before, and found appreciative audiences and genuine music lovers.

Austin Thompson on guitar, lead and harmony vocals, is joined by brothers Collin Krause on mandolin, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals, and Ben Montalbano also on lead and harmony vocals with banjo. Bringing up the rhythm section are John Merikowski on drums and John Williams on stand-up bass.

When Colors Play/Things with Strings

When Colors Play/Things with Strings

Artist Regan Hatfield to Raise funds for RME

On Saturday, May 30 from 6-10, Join Art on Third at the RME for a gallery reception designed to raise funds for the River Music Experience. Hatfield’s collection Things With Strings will be on display in the RME gallery. 40% of proceeds will go to the RME

There are 30 stringed instrument paintings in the exhibition, most of which are guitars, but including a few violins, a bass and a banjo. Hors d’oevres from Phoenix will be available, and there will be a cash bar.

Local band Long Blue Willie to Entertain at Fundraiser for Injured Biker

Local band Long Blue Willie to Entertain at Fundraiser for Steve Eis

On Saturday, May 30, Long Blue Willie will be providing entertainment for a Fundraiser to assist Steve Eis with medical bills from a motorcycle accident last year. The event will take place at the American Legion Post 26 in Davenport from 3-8 PM

Steve was injured in a motorcycle accident last September that has left him totally disabled with a mound of medical bills.

The event includes:

Pulled Pork sandwiches, slaw and beans - $5.00 donation

Cash Bar

BLUES SOCIETY OFFERS “BLUES CRUISE FOR TWO” RAFFLE

BLUES SOCIETY OFFERS “BLUES CRUISE FOR TWO” RAFFLE

7-DAY CRUISE ON THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES CRUISE, JANUARY 2016

Slings and Arrows - Robyn McVey CD Release

Robyn McVey is proof that you can start doing something you really love whenever you want in life and make things happen. With a ten-year career at Blackhawk College as a Math and Statistics instructor, she is following her late father’s lead – he spent his life working as a floor sander, and then picked up water colors after her sister started working on a degree in art. The label for her new CD, Slings and Arrows, is made from photographs of her father’s paint trays.

Roberta's Blog - Live Music Every Day

I’ve been saying for a long time now that there is live music to be found somewhere in the Quad Cities every night of the week. Last week was proof of this, as there were must-see shows every night.

Roberta's Blog - Busy is a Good Thing

This weekend was reminiscent of some of the insane music weekends last summer. Maybe it’s the great warm weather we’ve been having – or maybe it was just that there was too much fantastic music being played to be ignored – but in either case, I was really on the run over the weekend. It’s a good thing to be this busy, as that means there is something for everyone.

Roberta's Blog - I've Been Away

I've been away, but not entirely. In case you haven’t noticed, the Roberta’s Blog portion of Local Scene has been a bit quiet these last few weeks. And my crazy schedule of shows has slowed down considerably. The last two weekends I only covered one show each weekend.

I’ve been limited because of an injury. It not only slowed me down, but made typing difficult so I haven’t been able to write as much as I used to. In fact the first week, just getting the calendar listing up took almost my whole week.

Lost in the Joy – The Busted Chandeliers release Postmarks and Timestamps

The four talented women of the Busted Chandeliers may have gone their separate ways a year ago, but not before they preserved their music. On May 9 at the Redstone Room, the group will be together again to celebrate the release of their CD “Postmarks and Timestamps”. They will be opening a show for the Ballroom Thieves, who are also celebrating the release of a CD. Editor Roberta Osmers had the opportunity last week to sit down with three of the Chandeliers, Maureen Carter, Erin Moore and Amy Foley.

RME Reaches 2015 Fundraising Goal

DAVENPORT, IOWA - River Music Experience (RME) kicked off their Annual Appeal in February, with the goal of raising $62,500. RME is a non-profit, mission-based organization focused on exposing Quad Cities area residents and visitors to all aspects of music through unique music-education programs and diverse live-music performances. All funds raised during the campaign benefit music education programs and offset the costs of bringing in live music acts. The money raised is also included as part of the RME Strong 3-year comprehensive campaign.

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