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The Avey Grouws Band Comes to Rhythm City Casino January 7!

January 6th, 2022
The Avey Grouws Band Comes to Rhythm City Casino January 7!

We all know The Avey Grouws Band is hitting The Rhythm City Casino stage Friday night but just who are they?! Let’s find out! Jeni Grouws met Chris Avey and Bryan West at a blues jam in the Quad Cities in 2015, and later that year The Avey Grouws Duo was formed. After throwing in a handful of well-received full band gigs in 2016, in 2017 the duo finally called up Bryan West to officially form the Avey/Grouws Band. Chris Avey, formerly of The Avey Brothers and former lead guitarist for blues icon Big Pete Pearson, has been called a “younger, more fiery Coco Montoya mixed with a dash of Tab... Read More

Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For ‘Tell Tale Heart’ TONIGHT!

October 1st, 2021
Avey Grouws Band Playing Record Release Gig For 'Tell Tale Heart' TONIGHT!

Avey Grouws Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport, to promote the release of their new album, “Tell Tale Heart.” The band (JENI GROUWS – vocals/songwriter, CHRIS AVEY – guitar/songwriter, BRYAN WEST – drums, RANDY LEASMAN – bass and NICK VASQUEZ – keyboards) recorded their sophomore release earlier this year in Nashville at East Iris Studios and The Purple House (Leiper’s Fork, TN) with Grammy-winning engineer/producer Casey Wasner at the helm. Featuring 10 original songs, Tell Tale Heart‘s music (described... Read More

Avey Grouws Band Rocks Live At Five At Davenport’s RME Friday

September 9th, 2021
Avey Grouws Band Rocks Live At Five At Davenport's RME Friday

The River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, has brought back the free Live@Five on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles. This year’s schedule of bands is: Sept. 10: Avey Grouws Band Sept. 24: The Wontu Trees sponsored by Dahl Ford Davenport  Read More

Avey Grouws Band Playing Tonight’s Bass Street Landing Summer Concert

August 19th, 2021
Avey Grouws Band Playing Tonight's Bass Street Landing Summer Concert

Moline Centre has rolled out this year’s lineup for the Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off 17th Street and River Drive. Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety guidelines,” the group posted. “We ask that all guests please wear a mask anytime social distancing is not possible. Social distance whenever possible. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be provided. Avoid concentrated gatherings of people. Please stay home and do not attend these... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Just Keeps Evolving

July 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Just Keeps Evolving

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! “You’ll save big money! You’ll save big money! When you shop Menards!” If you’re from the Quad Cities you’ve probably heard that jingle a million times. The artist behind one of the catchiest tunes around town is Bob Holtan. You may know him as the father of Jeni Grouws, lead singer of the Avey Grouws Band, who is following her father’s footsteps but carving her own path. Jeni sings the blues with a powerful voice that sticks in your head just like... Read More

UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

June 22nd, 2021
UPDATED CONCERT INFO!: Mississippi Valley Blues Fest Returning To The Quad-Cities

UPDATED: Though the Mississippi Valley Blues Society (MVBS) in 2020 had to cancel its annual blues festival and Blues in the Schools education program, it was hardly idle. The completely volunteer-run nonprofit organization, founded in 1984, completely revamped its website, mvbs.org – with much more content than before. It’s also returning to Davenport’s LeClaire Park (later this year than usual), Sept. 17-18, with its signature event, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. The website overhaul (led by the Rock Island-based design firm Pixouls) is broken into three main sections: Listen Most... Read More

Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

May 10th, 2021
Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

Life must be returning to semi-normal, since some favorite outdoor summer concert series are back this year. The Starlight Revue Concert Series in Rock Island starts back up May 18, and free concerts are returning in early June to downtown Davenport and downtown Moline. The Tuesday night free Starlight Revue series begins in Lincoln Park on May 18 with River City 6. Starting 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Grille and Rock Island Parks and Recreation will sell food and drink, with the concerts starting at 7 p.m. The 2021 lineup is: May 18: River City 6 May 25: Troy Rangel and Friends June 1: The Tailfins June 8:... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

April 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Billed as “Music City,” Nashville, Tenn., has long been a magnet for musicians around the world. That was especially true earlier this month for the Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band, which spent a couple weeks in the area recording and mixing their latest album. Tentatively titled “Tell Tale Heart,” with an expected September 2021 release, the band’s second disc was mainly... Read More

Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

September 2nd, 2020
Acclaimed Quad-Cities Blues Rock Act Avey Grouws Band Ready to JAM in New Online Series

Contrary to many people on Earth, 2020 has been a pretty good year for the Avey Grouws Band, and it’s getting better all the time. The Quad-Cities-based blues rock outfit (whose female lead singer lives in Decorah, Iowa) hit the top 10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart for its debut disc; is nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for best Debut Album New Artist; was a semi-finalist in this year’s International Blues Challenge, and is the inaugural artist for a new online series presented by River Music Experience and Joy Avenue Media. The new J.A.M. Sessions – starting 6 p.m. Friday with the... Read More