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Live at the Redstone Room

Highlights (#101)

The River Music Experience (RME) in Davenport, Iowa, is a full-service music destination, offering instrument, vocal, and audio engineering lessons, a variety of free and ticketed entertainment, and a museum showcasing the history of American roots music. The RME is also home to the Redstone Room, a premier music venue with a trendy club-like feel. Jason Walsmith from The Nadas travels to the RME to learn about how it came to be, how it survives, and how it has positively impacted the community and the Quad Cities area. National and regional touring acts perform in the Redstone Room and join Jason for backstage interviews about what attracts artists to smaller venues. Bands highlighted in this episode include: the Devil Makes Three, Jonny Fritz, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, The Steepwater Band, and local favorite, Jim the Mule. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: The Quad Cities serve as the crossroads for some of the Midwest's hottest music scenes. Once viewed as a pit-stop for bands crossing the country, The Redstone Room at River Music Experience in Davenport is now part of the lively and eclectic Quad Cities music scene and is quickly becoming a must-play venue. Hosted by Jason Walsmith from the Nadas, Live at the Redstone Room showcases a variety of musical artists recorded in front of a live audience, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the bands.

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  • Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts (#102)

    The Redstone Room is a state-of-the-art music venue with a trendy club-like feel housed inside the River Music Experience in Davenport, Iowa. On this episode, the original sounds of Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts will leave you wanting to hear more! The Nadas’ Jason Walsmith goes behind the scenes with Miles and his gang for up-close interviews about what attracts artists to smaller venues and what inspires them and their music. [27 minutes]

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  • The Steepwater Band (#103)

    The Redstone Room is a state-of-the-art music venue with a trendy club-like feel housed inside the River Music Experience in Davenport, Iowa. On this episode, The Steepwater Band entertains with their catchy riffs and folk-driven rock! The Nadas’ Jason Walsmith goes behind the scenes with the Steepwater members for some insight about why they like playing at the smaller venues and what has kept their band together for over a well over a decade. [28 minutes]

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  • Jim the Mule (#104)

    The Redstone Room is a state-of-the-art music venue with a trendy club-like feel housed inside the River Music Experience in Davenport, Iowa. On this episode, enjoy gritty rock & roll textures blended with some country twang by the local band, Jim the Mule. The Nadas’ Jason Walsmith goes behind-the-scenes with members of Jim the Mule to discuss the band’s interesting name and how they feel the Quad Cities music scene has changed over the years. [25 minutes]

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