Steve Smith

Operations Manager/Host of Ten O'clock Blues

712-274-6406 ext. 1319

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra's concert this Saturday is designed to celebrate the musicians, the voices, of this great institution. Each piece on the program was selected by them, and each piece will by introduced by them, giving the audience the opportunity to hear the intimacy felt between the player and the music. Music director and conductor Ryan Haskins joined Steve Smith for a conversation about the evening. 


TOB: 1.30.16

Feb 1, 2016

From their 4th album Moon Turn Red, Canadian power trio Monkeyjunk leads us into the 10 O’Clock Blues.  

The Reverend Shawn Amos might not be a real reverend but he can preach the blues like all get-out.  

TOB: Best of 2015

Jan 12, 2016

It’s the annual Top 25 countdown on the 10 O’Clock Blues! Who will be number 1? 

Texas guitar-slinger Mike Zito has just released his latest album, Keep Coming Back, on Ruf records, and it’s super good. Good enough, in fact, to lead off the 10 O’Clock Blues this week.

Morningside College

This will be the 20th anniversary of Christmas at Morningside, and to celebrate, the college has commissioned new arrangements from Stacey V. Gibbs, who has, in addition to the arrangements, written original music for accompaniment.

Tommy Castro is a West Coast bluesman who never puts out a bad album. That trend continues with his latest, Method to my Madness

The official release of The Reverend Shawn Amos is Friday 10/16 but we’ve had it at the TOB for a month or so, and we’ve been playing it like crazy because it’s super good. Guest appearances by the Blind Boys of Alabama and Missy Anderson don’t hurt either. The Rev. gets the lead-off spot on this episode of the 10 O’clock Blues.  

Buddy Guy’s new album is called Born to Play Guitar and we’re not gonna argue with that. We’ll crack open the 10 O’clock Blues with one from this fine collection of songs. Kim Wilson is featured on harp.

Cultural Continuum 10.09.15

Oct 9, 2015
"Bathing Beuties" by Paula Streeter

The Artisans Road Trip takes place this Saturday and Sunday. Professional artists in northwest Iowa will welcome guests into their studios to discover original works of art. The self-guided tour begins at 9:00 on Saturday and noon on Sunday.     

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