I happened to be looking at upcoming shows on The Mill Restaurant and saw that they were going to be having a Bo Ramsey headlining show! In fact, looking at his tour page it seems that he’ll be playing three dates this spring and summer.
The shows are listed as Bo Ramsey & The Mystery Lights and they will be playing The Washington in Burlington, IA on 4/25, The Mill in Iowa City on 5/2, and– as he has in the past– he will be playing the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest in Davenport on July 2nd.
According to Bo, The Mystery Lights will be long time “Sliders” Al Schares on guitar and Steve Hayes on drums. Joining them will be Jon Penner on bass (see picture above) who worked on Fragile with Bo and Steve Hayes. Jon also frequently plays with Pieta. I saw Jon at the Springville show a couple of years ago which I reported on. Al Schares is also notably the Program Director for KUNI.
I missed the short run of shows from last spring, so I’m really looking forward to hearing the Fragile songs worked in a live setting.
When asked if there will be more shows this summer, Bo said, “we’ll see.” If shows get added, I’ll update this article.
|Sat, Apr. 25, 2009
|Sat, May 2, 2009
|The Mill $20
|Iowa City, IA
|Thu, Jul. 2, 2009 8:30 PM
|Mississippi Valley Blues Fest