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Overnight Town Bands

Has anyone heard anything about any of the acts performing in the overnights? Usually we start hearing about them by now.

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BIANCHI-BRETT, March 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm

My vote is for John Prine but he is probably too big for RAGBRAI. Bonnie Raitte?

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cyduke, March 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Jimmy Buffett. It seems like this ride would be his sort of thing.

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SFC JKL 2, March 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm

If Bono has got back in the saddle after his big wreck, he could bring over U2 for a couple tunes. The Who also have some room on their tour schedule…

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knees36, March 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm

A small dance band and a partner who likes to waltz, polka or two-step would suit me just fine. Haven’t heard any of those bands for quite a few years now. Again, probably just wishful thinking. Dang. Knees36

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ppayne1959, March 31, 2016 at 7:26 am

Pixies!

They’ve probably heard of Iowa

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Bentongoing, March 31, 2016 at 7:32 am

Two words – ZZ Top! Can you imagine THAT party!!!!
Too bad they are in Sweden in July.
Maybe if we start a petition……

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reedkennethia, March 31, 2016 at 9:01 am

The Pixies would be AWESOME. Too band Kim Deal isn’t in the band anymore.

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ppayne1959, March 31, 2016 at 10:00 am

Yeah miss her. Maybe we get the Breeders as well.

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“Bicycle Bill”, March 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

I’d rather hear/see local or regional bands instead of expensive national talent. There was a really good Beach Boys/’60s “surf music” cover band from the Twin Cities (Bob and the Beachcombers) on the ride back in the day; they’re still around and available. Another group, also based in MN, that would probably go over well with RAGBRAI Nation is Brat Pack Radio (check out their website at http://bratpackradio.com/ — stupid website here won’t let me post links), featuring songs of the 1980s.

-“BB”-

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reedkennethia, March 31, 2016 at 11:33 am

I actually think you’re right, Bill. I have seen a trend with smaller overnight towns having generally local bands. I could see some acts like The Nadas or The Blue Band performing this year.

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Amanda, March 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

I saw a band in a pass thru town called Abbie Normal. They were amazing!

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jwsknk, March 31, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Abby Normal, went to HS with bass player, they will be back someplace. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=abby%20normal

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Miketractor, March 31, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Ottumwa’s web site say Rick Springfield will be performing there.

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Sandaltan ., March 31, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Abby Normal has played Kenny’s Pub in Waukee. Abby Normal is also the name of a friends cat in Texarkana, TX…yes the cat does live up to her name.

RIDE RIGHT

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reedkennethia, April 1, 2016 at 8:54 am

Okay, nice pull Ottumwa. Rick Springfield it is.

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