Steve Smith

Operations Manager/Host of Ten O'clock Blues/Imagineer

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Ian Siegal (right) has teamed up with some of North Mississippi’s finest with (left to right) Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Cody Dickinson (The Dickinson Bros. are also in the North Mississippi Allstars – who will be playing the upcoming Saturday in the Park Festival here in Sioux City) as well as Jimbo Mathus (not pictured, but playing later this summer for Friday’s on the Promenade) to do a hastily assembled, but really fun jam session called “The Picnic Sessions”. That’s our starter course this week on the 10 O’Clock Blues.

Emily Johnson Live

The Emily Johnson Band headlines Fridays on the Promenade, tonight. This 10-piece soul/R&B outfit has been delighting music fans in Siouxland with their high energy, passionate, and lay-it-down-to-get-you-up fun. Backed by a spick-and-span horn section and a rhythm section you could set your watch to, Emily Johnson has the perfect set up to let go. And she does. What a voice! 

Also happening this week:

Beth Hart has parlayed her sometimes otherworldly singing voice into a pretty successful career in the blues, having played with the likes of Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Slash and many others.  Her latest album is called Better than Home, and we’ll lead off with that on the 10 O’clock Blues.

Cats opens this year's Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series at Morningside College. This musical, the longest running Broadway musical, is based on a collection of T.S. Elliot poems and tells the story of a tribe of cats who audition for the chance to be selected to be reborn.

Susan Fey, editor of Siouxland Magazine, dropped by to talk to FM90's Steve Smith about the application process for the magazine's "10 under 40" issue.  

The 10 O’clock Blues is always quick to embrace new music from Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots, so their new album “Boom Town” is cause for a bit of a boogie woogie celebration.

Harmonica man James Harman has produced, played harmonica and sung for a bunch of other folks over the past several years. After a long absence from creating his own music, he returns with 12 songs about the human condition on an album called “Bone Time”.    

Fridays on the Promenade summer concert series begins tonight in downtown Sioux City. The Hobo Nephew's of Uncle Frank are the first headliners. They perform stomping Americana music (see below). And, not to be missed, Garie Lewis will open. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

  Also happening:

Barbara-Anne Huculak joins Steve Smith today especially to discuss the Women Aware and Siouxland Trails Foundation's "Tri-State Trails Tour XI," happening Saturday, June 13. Riders will choose the distance of their own rides, taking routes that lead them up to 60 miles through the Siouxland landscape. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Bev's on the River.