Concert: KHOI spring fundraiser

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Date/Time:Thursday, 26 May 2022 at 7:00 pm
Location:Stephens Auditorium
Channel:Iowa State Center
Categories:Arts, performances
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KHOI community radio's second annual spring fundraising concert features the Avey Grouws Band with opener Matt Woods. Livestreaming will also be available for $15/single and $25/group.

Quad Cities based Avey Grouws Band defies labels with their powerful sound, with blues, roots, rock and soul. Sophomore album, "Tell Tale Heart", was recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy award winner, Casey Wasner (Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal) during the pandemic. Released September 2021, "Tell Tale Heart" debuted #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Avey Grouws Band also hit #10 on the Billboard Blues Album chart with the 2020 debut album, "The Devil May Care".

In addition to charting on Billboard and Roots Music Report, the Living Blues chart, numerous end of year "best of" lists and getting top honors in the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition and in the International Songwriting Contest, Avey Grouws Band was also nominated for 4 Independent Blues awards as well as for the BBMAs. While the band continues to get attention for their recorded work, it's their live performances that keep people coming back.

Avey Grouws Band is Jeni Grouws, Chris Avey, Randy Leasman, Nick Vasquez and Bryan West. For more information on the band, go or on facebook and instagram.

Matt Woods is both a native of Iowa, and a longstanding purveyor of its diverse music scene. As a seasoned performer of many local, regional and national venues, Matt has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music. Woods is well versed in the many shapes this music can take; from traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country and folk music.

In addition to performing 100+ shows per year as a solo act, playing with several roots oriented bands and backing up some of the finest songwriters in the Midwest, Matt can often be found in the studio, adding guitar parts to a diverse array of recordings. More information can be found at