Music Scene in Des Moines, Iowa

Big name headliners play Wells Fargo and the Civic Center all the time but they’re not the only news in the Des Moines music scene.

Smaller venues like Noce, Woolys, Vaudeville Mews, Gas Lamp and Lefty’s play lesser known musicians from across the country

Bruce Katz, from Woodstock, NY plays Noce, November 11th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”, selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN.

While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce’s music has more angles and influences, occupying a unique space where blues, “soul-jazz”, jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana Music collide into a style of original music all his own. He is equally comfortable playing Hammond B-3 Organ and Piano.

Besides leading the Bruce Katz Band, Bruce performs regularly with the Delbert McClinton Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, John Hammond, and other artists as well. He was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-2013.

Des Moines music scene is flooded with local, regional, national, and international musicians on any given night. Get out and get down to the scene, you will not regret it.

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