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Avey/Grouws Band

Avey/Grouws Band

Mar 15th 2018 @ River Music Experience - Redstone Room

Davenport, IA
I Was There
Mar
15
Live@Five Featuring the Avey/Grouws Band
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
5:00 PM
River Music Experience - Redstone Room
129 N Main St, Davenport, IA 52801
LIVE@FIVE FEAT. THE AVEY/GROUWS BAND
Thursday, March 15, 2018 5:00 PM
Redstone Room
FREE

Introducing a new winter edition of Live@Five, Thursdays in the Redstone Room. Live@Five is a perfect way for a couple to start their evening before going out to dinner, an inexpensive way for parents to let their children experience live music, or a great way for a group of friends to unwind after work. Live@Five serves all members of our community, and that’s the way we like it.

AVEY/GROUWS BAND
Forming in January of 2017, the Avey/Grouws Band has already started a buzz with memorable performances at The Prairie Dog Blues Fest, The Mississippi Valley Blues Fest and by winning the 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge, going all the way to the Semi Finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Jeni Grouws met Chris Avey and Bryan West at a blues jam in the Quad Cities in 2015, and later that year The Avey/Grouws Duo was formed. After throwing in a handful of well-received full band gigs in 2016, in 2017 the duo finally called up Bryan West to officially form the Avey/Grouws Band. Chris Avey, formerly of The Avey Brothers and former lead guitarist for blues icon Big Pete Pearson, has been called a "younger, more fiery Coco Montoya mixed with a dash of Tab Benoit". Avey and drummer Bryan West came in 3rd in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2009 as The Avey Brothers. The strength and grit of Avey's guitar and vocals are beautifully matched by the sheer power and nuance of Grouws' unmistakable voice. She's been called "a choir full of angels on a runaway train!” Gary Eckhart of Blue Monday Monthly saw their first performance in 2017 and said, "It was their first show and they are already ready for festivals!" The band has been steadily booked in 2017 in La Crosse, WI, Minneapolis, MN and throughout their home state of Iowa. And though their musicianship is stellar, there is simply something about how the band communicates with an audience. An evening with the Avey/Grouws Band is playful, raucous and rooted in the moment. And you won't want it to end!

The Avey Grouws Band is Chris Avey, Jeni Grouws, Bryan West, Andrew Durham, Randy Leasman and Ian Farmer.