V. V. Supports Community radio

Summer of 2019 saw Vinyl Vagabonds pulling some time out of their feverish schedule to do a live taping at KHOI Community Radio right here in Ames.  The studio audience was amazingly appreciative and host Stephanie Johnson of the "Love of Music" radio show on KHOI asked us some very good questions about our band in between sets.

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V.V. Acquires New Bassist

The newest Vinyl Vagabond is bassman Sean Ryan.  Seen in this picture from a local barn party in September 2016, Sean is holding down the low end in a mighty, mighty way.  Look!  He melted his own face off!  It was his first gig with the band, and the vibe has kept on groovin' and improvin' since that night. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015


Vinyl Vagabonds Take Second Place at the Central Iowa Blues Challenge in Des Moines


A sample of the Judges' Comments: 


Undeniable chemistry in this very eclectic band of ‘Vagabonds’.  Mook Bascomb has real star

potential, but that is not to take away from any of the harmony shared with Jeff Hart – They sound fantastic together (and he is a hell of a harp blower!)


“I Put a Spell on You” was an absolute show stopper – What a voice!  Nice vocal showcase – And a flute was a surprise as well!


The enthusiasm shined through the entire performance and gained quite a crowd response.   Really fun to watch and delivered infectious grooves.  “You Don’t Know What Time It Is” has some real funky ass bass riffs to really bring the roof down.  BIG CROWD PLEASER!


Something about this band of misfits just works so well.  Real feel good Blues.  High energy all around.  These guys are really on to something NEW and FRESH.  Lots o’ potential here!