Steve Smith

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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.     

    Also happening

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV) presents “Music Against Violence,” tonight (Friday). Bands performing include Elsa Va, Black Death Jet Set, The Clutch, and Lil Red & the Medicated Moose Band. It takes place at the Chesterfield. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

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Riverssance Beckons

Sep 28, 2015
Greg Kenkel

The Kingdom of Riverssance reconvenes at Riverside Park in Sioux City this Saturday and Sunday. Siouxland Public Media's Steve Smith had an opportunity to talk with festival organizer Phil Claeys about this year's preparation. 

Lamb Arts Regional Theatre presents the world premiere of “Monster Makers,” running September 25 to October 18. Based on real events, Stephen Dolginoff’s new musical brings the magic of film to the stage with three tales of famous monster movies. The stories are told 'through the lens' of each film's original appearance - moving from the sepia-toned silent films, early Hollywood black and white, and finally the technicolor tones of the 1970's Hammer horror films. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.

Warren Haynes has teamed up with Railroad Earth and some fabulous guests like Shawn Colvin and Grace Potter (pictured) for Ashes and Dust. We’ll begin with that this time on the 10 O’Clock Blues.

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra opens their 100th season with 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre. Music director Ryan Haskins had a chat with FM90's Steve Smith about her, her voice, and 100 years of music.


Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

This Saturday, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra begins celebrating its 100th anniversary. Singer Audra McDonald will be the soloist, singing favorites from opera, Broadway, and more. Later this year, the Symphony will join with the National Music Museum in Vermillion for a concert featuring historical instruments, including the Amati "King" cello. This year's program is truly exciting.