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The Blues Bureau

Jodi and Dewey first met in 1999 at a local jam, founded The Blues Bureau Band, and now, over 20 years later, are one of the Iowa's most enduring active musical collaborations. Their longtime friendship and mutual passion for music has created an onstage chemistry that’s obvious to all, along with some of the tightest vocal harmonies you'll hear anywhere. Collectively their music has put them on the bill with such notables as Blues Traveler, Shemekia Copeland, Sonny Rhodes and Kelly Hunt, and played events such as The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Bowlful of Blues, and Nightfall on The River. The duo of Bodley and Cantrell truly enjoy making music together and hope to keep audiences smiling and coming back.

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Dewey Cantrell

Dewey Cantrell is a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from Des Moines, IA. Originally influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter, along with the British invasion of blues based guitar rock of the 60s and 70s, he first picked up a guitar more than 50 years ago, and has never put it down since. He has had the privilege to study with finger-style giants Tommy Emmanuel and Dr. John Knowles, and many others.  His songwriting covers the spectrum of emotion and life experiences - from good times, to pain and loss, to sentimental, to tongue-in-cheek humor. 

“I’ll quit doing this when it stops being fun ... but I just don't really ever see that happening!"

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Jodi Bodley

Dynamic singer Jodi Bodley left her native Colorado barely out of school and spent several of her earlier years on the road as a professional performer. After settling in Des Moines, her powerful, trademark voice has become near legendary and places her in an elite group of great blues singers. Jodi can sing it low down and soulful, or light it up with that big voice. She's as good as it gets ANYWHERE !

Events

1/25/2020

The Whiskey House

8pm - 11pm

The Whiskey House , 2510 White Birch Drive Suite 8, Ankeny, IA

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1/25/2020

The Whiskey House

Jodi & Dewey play the Whiskey House in Ankeny for the first time.  Come out and join us for the music, the food, and the drinks - and I hear they have whiskey!

8pm - 11pm

The Whiskey House , 2510 White Birch Drive Suite 8, Ankeny, IA

1/31/2020

The Cellar Winery at White Oak

7pm - 9pm

The Cellar Winery at White Oak , 15065 NE White Oak Dr Cambridge, IA

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1/31/2020

The Cellar Winery at White Oak

We're playing another new venue, performing at The Cellar Winery at White Oak in Cambridge for the first time.  Join us in the Friday Night Live Listening Room. It's just a short drive up the road and I hear the wine is top shelf.

7pm - 9pm

The Cellar Winery at White Oak , 15065 NE White Oak Dr Cambridge, IA

3/8/2020

Botanical Blues

2pm - 4pm

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 909 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA

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3/8/2020

Botanical Blues

We invite you to listen to live bands play beautiful music in the park. Enjoy the sounds of Laureen Davis and the Kings, and enjoy wine tastings hosted by 5th Ave Wines and Spirits.

2pm - 4pm

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 909 Robert D Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA

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Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out, and let's make music happen. 

The Blues Bureau Band

(515) 520-8880