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Mississippi Valley Blues Society Brings Fiery Blues Guitarist Ryan McGarvey Back to the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:53

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society will present "Next King Of The Blues" (Guitar Center) Ryan McGarvey at The Muddy Waters, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, IA, on Tuesday, September 18. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for members of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society or $10 if you are not a member (membership applications will be available at the door).

At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!At the age of only 25, Ryan McGarvey has, in a relatively short amount of time, toured internationally as a well -respected, original blues/rock singer, songwriter and guitarist and has won countless awards. He has been named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico, and for three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" (The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll). McGarvey was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the summer of 2008 and McGarvey was picked from over 4,000 artists to play at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.

McGarvey has had the honor and pleasure of sharing the stage with such top name acts as Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, giving him a highly successful influence and constantly evolving approach to blues music. In reference to McGarvey, Joe Bonnamassa says, "I was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put his influences together in his own way."

McGarvey played the 2011 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, leaving the audience breathless. With a solid rhythm section backing him, McGarvey and his band continue to embark on styles like Delta slide playing, hard rock, fast scale lines, and rich soulful bends that keep you wanting more.... Don't miss your chance to catch them on September 18!

At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!
:: 2010 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine) ::

:: 2010 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) ::

:: 2009 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) ::

:: 2009 Best Guitarist Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) ::

:: 2008 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine) ::

:: 2008 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) ::

:: 2007 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi) ::

:: 2007 NM Music Award Winner (Blues Song Of The Year) ::

:: 2007 NM Music Award Nominee (Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year) ::

:: 2006 Guitarmaggeddon Champion Of NM (Guitar Center) ::



"Ryan's playing has the passion and exuberance of youth, but its further lifted by a deep dedication to his craft. His technique is awe-inspiring, but its the dawning subtleties and emotional range that hints of the greatest possibilities--" - Ian Moore

"Look for this young lion in the future because he's looking for his own sound and what I've heard so far; I like it." - Chris Duarte

" I met Ryan 4 years ago and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put said influences together in his own way..
To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill. " -Joe Bonamassa

At age 25, Albuquerque, New Mexico native Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" recently reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's Cd's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. In 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . For three consecutive years (2007-2009) he was named "Blues Act Of The Year", and was runner up for "Singer/Songwriter Of The Year", as well as was named "Best Guitarist Of The Year" for 2009 in The Weekly Alibi's Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You", and was nominated for "Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year" for his song "The One That Got Away". In 2008 Ryan was once again nominated for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his blues ballad "Blue Eyed Angel Blues". Most recently Ryan was featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine twice during the Summer of 2008 in their publication. And, was named "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll. In 2010 Ryan and his band were chosen out of some 4,000 bands (worldwide), and approved to perform a set at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things... Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you!For more information on events presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society visit: www.mvbs.org; or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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German Musician in Rock Island PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:20

Rock Island, IL- On Tuesday, September 18th the Rozz-Tox coffee house, art gallery, and bar will host German musician Dad Horse Experience. The show will start at 8pm and admission is $5. This is an all ages event. Rozz-Tox is located at 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL. For more information contact Ben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 309.200.0978.

"This man has a message, and music is the medium with which he effectively conveys that message. What's more, it is a message born of darkness and sin, and so it is intended to be delivered in the dark places and to the sinners. A little direction for the lost. Some hope for the seemingly hopeless. A touch of salve for the wounded. A dot of light at the end of a long tunnel."

James G. Carlson, Examiner.com

 
ANDY HARRIS Releases Debut CD - THE PROMISE C2012 BMI PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andy Harris   
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:44

The Promise is released for digital distribution!  And here's two songs on MP3s to play on your radio station!

Andy Harris' long awaited debut CD, The Promise c2012 BMI, is now available to the public through CDBaby and other online music distribution services!    www.CDBaby.com/andyharris3

The team at Big White House Publishing Paul Hamilton, Andy Harris, Bobby Hamilton, Gary Sullivan, Joyce Hamilton and Beth Wirth poured their hearts and souls into this new CD to share the Good News of Jesus in a down-to-earth way through various styles of music and thought provoking lyrics. We'd be honored to be a new part of your music library!!  Please listen to the two MP3 releases attached to this e-mail & put one in your stations rotation.

You can easily keep up with this new music ministry through Andy's website:

http://www.andyharrisministries.com

or e-mail your request @

To book a fun musical event at one of your local Churches or for a Radio Station Event or interview, please call Andy at Master's Musicians Ministries at 309-235-5962 or 309-799-1045.

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Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

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Current movie series at the Putnam! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:44

Theater Throwback

You can't get it anywhere else, movies from the 70’s and 80’s showing every Thursday for eight weeks! Dancing, movie trivia, or themed food - it's a unique experience at each throwback movie! See it where it's meant to be seen - on the GIANT Screen!


Later shows will have the biggest crowds, so get your tickets now!
Thursday, September 13: Footloose, 6 & 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20: American Graffiti, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 27: Field of Dreams, 6 & 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 4: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 11: Grease, 6 and 8:30 p.m.*
*The 8:30 p.m. show will be a sing-a-long format.
Thursday, October 18: The Breakfast Club, 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 25: Top Gun, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 1: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 6 and 8:30 p.m.

 

Get the series package of all 8 movies for $56! Individual tickets are available for purchase, $8.50/adults; $7.50/seniors/students/military; $6.50/youth. Members receive $1 off individual prices.

You can stop in the Museum to buy the series package or call 563-324-1054 ext. 256. Alcohol will be available for purchase during this series. One type of selected candy will be $1 each week during the series!

 

2012 Classic Film Series

The Putnam’s Classic Film Series presents a great opportunity for movie-goers to revisit some of the greatest Hollywood films of all time! One classic movie will show one Tuesday a month, showing two times that day.

Tuesday, September 25: Gone with the Wind, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23: To Kill a Mockingbird*, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27: The Bridge on the River Kwai, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11: It’s a Wonderful Life*, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

 

$8.50/Adults; $7.50/Seniors/Students/Military; $6.50/Youth. Members receive $1 off these prices.

*Special short documentaries available in between shows with purchase of tickets at no additional charge. 

 

2012-2013 World Adventure Series


The World Adventure Series is held September through April each year in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater - you can travel the globe via the six-story screen, where filmmakers personally present their films. This film series has been held for more than 40 years at the Putnam, making it one of the most popular programs each year!

Individual film tickets may be purchased for $7. Putnam members pay $5/film or $25/series. First-come, first-served. Subject to availability.


Presentations starting at 1, 4, and 7 p.m.
October 9, 2012: Hawaii, America's Paradise - Don VanPolen
November 6, 2012: Prague to Paris & a Cruise Too - Clint Denn
February 19, 2013: Mongolia - Land of Ghengis Kahn - Buddy Hatton
March 5, 2013: Inside Ireland - Clint Denn
April 9, 2013: The Silk Road - Marlin Darrah

 

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Brooklyn Heuer Performing at Cool Beanz PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy Heuer   
Thursday, 13 September 2012 07:47
Meet 15 Year old Brooklyn Heuer singer/songwriter from Muscatine, Iowa. She has recently been to Nashville to write and record her own songs with some of Nashville best. They have recorded with Tim McGraw, Lady A, Katy Perry and many more.
Brooklyn will be performing at the Coool Beanz coffee house on Saturday Sept. 15th 7-9pm.  All ages welcome!!!!
Thank you so much. To check Brooklyn out you can go to www.facebook.com/bkheuer LIKE her page and you can hear Brooklyn's original songs that she wrote and recorded in Nashville and see a photo shoot that was also done in Nashville.

 
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