October 13th will be a great evening of celebrating the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America. At 7pm the downtown Des Moines, Iowa Marriott is hosting the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony followed by a Raise the Roof fundraiser for the Blues Hall of Fame to be built in Memphis, TN.
Founded in 1999, the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame mission is to recognize and honor the Iowa Blues heritage. This year one of the inductees includes Rockadrome label recording artist Billylee Janey. BillyLee is well known among label followers, record collectors and guitar players for heading up the classic 70s hard rock group, Truth and Janey. The Vintage arm of the label has reissued Truth and Janey’s collector favorite 1976 debut album on both CD and LP as well has classic concert recordings from the era. Janey has also released four top shelf classic rock and blues solo albums on the Rockadrome label, the latest being last year’s “No Saints Ringin’ the Bells”.
You can find more information about the fundraiser, other performing artists and further event information here: http://cibs.org/2012/09/iowa-blues-hall-of-fame-raises-the-roof-for-memphis/