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Winter Blues Party 2016

» steamer 11/25/15 04:26 PM » comments: 0

Winter Blues Party 2016

Come about mid-January of each year......we all seem to get them Winter Blues, but then along comes the (almost) annual Winter Blues Party and we get a chance to shake em'!

This year Steamer Promotions is bringing in another unknown, "hidden" talent, by now you should know of my reputation of finding these hidden gems.........coming to town on January 16, 2016 will be Matt Spinks from Denver. Matt is a finger-picking style player that you have to see! Matt's vocal work is equally up to the task, as is his band which features Bismarck's own Jack Greenwood on the drums.

Much more info will be available soon as posters are in the design stage.  Tickets will be available on December 1st.  This show is being held in the 125 seat Judicial Room of the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, so seating is very limited. 30 tickets are currently being held for a large group. To reserve a spot now, call Steve 701-391-0799.

Opening the show at 7:30pm will be Luke Ellenbaum followed by the Jennifer Lyn Band. Matt Spinks will close out the night.

Check Matt out at: www.mattspinksmusic.com

Steamer Promotions would like to Thank the following sponsors: Ramada Bismarck Hotel, Vintage Guitar, Blue Monday Monthly, Nightlife Music and Muddy River Blues Society. To help sponsor call Steve at 701-391-0799.

James Armstrong Returns!

» steamer 07/19/15 09:56 AM » comments: 0

James Armstrong Returns!

Some 10 years following his shows at the old Buckhorn Bar in Mandan, James Armstrong returned to the Bismarck Ramada Hotel on August 6th  with a bang! James had the crowd in his hands the entire night.  The 75 folks in attendance certainly saw one of the best shows in quite awhile......backed by an all-star band including Darryl Wright on bass. Darryl has performed with many major acts, most notably being Mavis Staples. Each band member had an extended solo in each of the two sets and the talent was no doubt "world class"!  James covered many songs from his current cd Guitar Angels, as well as many from Blues At The Border as well as some older stuff, that he played in the Buckhorn days.

The folks in the crowd were the most lively I have witnessed in recent years.......great applause, several standing ovations, lot's of shout-outs of encouragement to the band, it was an awesome night. And one will never forget James at the end of the show getting a large conga line of at least 20, to follow him around the room, across the stage on down the hallway towards the hotel lounge, before returning to the room to finish the show.  Making up the crowd were fans of James from near and far, one fellow from Wisconsin working in the oil patch drove over, as well as a Blues loving couple from Washington DC that were in town on vacation helped make this a special night.

Keep on the lookout for an upcoming fall show and possibly even the return of the Winter Blues Party.

Feel free to contact Steamer Promotions if your interested in him helping you book bands such as James Armstrong. Give Steve a call at 701-391-0799 for more info.



Catching up!!

» Dakota Nights 06/28/15 09:19 AM » comments: 0

Catching up!!

My, my, my!  Just like that the time has flown!!  Been a busy year for us at Dakota Nights...some new equipment...some new venues....& of course,.....some new songs!! Some of the new Classic Country added are  "Home of the Blues" by Johnny Cash..."Stranger", by Johnny Duncan & Janie Fricke, cause we love to duet!!  Also added is  "Country sunshine", by Dottie West, "6 White horses" by Tommy Cash, plus some other great Classics!  One of the fun songs we added to our 50's is "I Can Help" by Billy Swan....I know, it was made popular in the 70's, but it is such fun, & fits perfectly in with our 50's & 60's music!!  We have also been busy with a few gigs, as well as gardening & horse training on my part....& farming for Dennis's part.  We do, however, make the time for our practices...they are very important to us!!  Check out our calendar to see where are playing, or where we have been  & have a listen to our music on our page...it was recorded a few years ago, but  it gives you an idea of our music, although, our sound recordings have improved with knowledge, & experience!!!  :)  Drop me an email if you have any questions about "Dakota Nights".  I would love to visit with you, reader!!  kswvymoo@ndsupernet.com


» correy 04/17/15 12:01 PM » comments: 0

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A Night Of Blues

» steamer 02/21/15 02:45 PM » comments: 0

A Night Of Blues

What a great night of Blues on Saturday, May 23rd as the Skyla Burrell Band lived up to all of the pre-show billing and then some! 90 Blues lovers from as far as Williston and Parshall enjoyed one of the best-ever Steamer Promotions events! Skyla and her band performed two 70 minute sets.......with several standing ovations during the final set. One was after a blistering slide guitar solo from 2nd guitarist Mark Tomlinson in which he preceded to keep sliding as the strings were busting from his guitar......so he switches to another guitar the next song and does the same thing again! Finally toning things down abit when he was forced to use Skyla's backup guitar to finish the set!  Now Mark Tomlinson as some of you knew, was a drummer with a band called the Kingsnakes in the early 70's and went on to become John Lee Hookers drummer for a time.  All of the band members did a solo during each set......focusing on each ones tremendous musical talents.

Every effort will be made to get Skyla and her band back out here.......she performed to rave reviews the entire tour as well as in Bismarck. 

Thank You to all that supported the show.....special shout out to Randy Hopfauf for coming through in a pinch, when we discovered that Skyla's lighting was not capable of handling this show. Randy dropped some plans and hooked us up with some great LED Lighting


Find out more about the  Skyla Burrell Band on her website at: www.skylaburrell.com


For more information call Steve at 701-391-0799


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