Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Photo of a band playing in Davenport at the Blues Fest

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society continues to "Keep the Blues Alive" in the Quad Cities, by bringing top notch blues musicians to our area!

Straight whiskey blues with a southern rock beer chaser is coming to Bettendorf. On Friday, August 17 at 7:30 that's what the stage will be serving you. The stage will be in Harley Corin's, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. The cover charge is $12.00 or $10.00 for MVBS members.

Date: Friday, August 17
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Harley Corin's, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 / (563) 355-0655

Too Slim Promo Photo

Too Slim and the Taildraggers' high energy Blues Rock has been thrilling audiences for years. Tim "Too Slim" Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 13 studio Too Slim and the Taildraggers albums, 2 solo albums and several live CDs all on his own Underworld Records imprint.

Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Tim "Too Slim" Langford on guitar/vocals, Zach Kasik on bass/vocals and Jeff "Shakey" Fowlkes on drums/vocals.

The band's ever evolving musical direction cannot easily be classified into any box or category. Tim "Too Slim" Langford has received Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame awards by three Northwest blues societies, as well as more than 40 regional and national music awards. Too Slim and the Taildraggers music has also been featured on MTV's series, The Real World and Road Rules. After 30 years of knocking it out of the park on recordings and stages across the world, Too Slim and the Taildraggers shows no sign of slowing down!

Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Upcoming Shows

Friday, August 17
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
Harley Corin's (563) 355-0655
1708 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 26
David Gerald
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 7
Tas Cru
Celebration Belle (309) 764-1952
2501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m.
Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-valley-blues-cruise-featuring-tas-cru-tickets-48573336156

Wednesday, September 19
J.P. Soars
Kavanaugh's Hilltop (309) 764-8758
1228 30th Street
Rock Island, Illinois
6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7
Orphan Jon & the Abandoned
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $12.00 or $10.00 for MVBS members

An extensive list of other blues and jazz shows in the area can be found here.

Blues Fest photo

Photo of three musicians playing at the Quad Cities Mississippi Valley Blues Festival