​​​​​​​​​​South Skunk Blues Society - Blues Music

Est. 1992


South Skunk Membership Meeting 4-5 pm Sunday May 2 at Sidetracks in Kellogg, Iowa.

Aprils meeting postponed due to Covid-19


Board appointed this meeting!!!!!

​South Skunk  Blues Society • P.O. Box 951 • Newton, IA 50208 • skunkblues@windstream.net •  Mike Cooling - President 641-485-0809     

     Blues Music ...Music Festival... The Blues

28th Annual Bowlful of Blues

September 6, 2020 • Gates open 11:00 a.m. • $25 advance, $30 at gate • 15 & Under free with parent

The South Skunk Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and cultivating Blues music. The Society promotes public performance opportunities for Blues artists, and seeks to increase the exposure to and appreciation of Blues music by the general public.


Many ongoing thanks to Iowa Public Radio, Bob Dorr, and KFMG-Radio for consistent and enthusiastic support of the blues in all its flavors through our Iowa airwaves. LISTEN and ENJOY!


South Skunk Blues Society- Blues Music

​Interested in becoming a member,

sponsor, Advertiser or volunteer?​

Contact us at: skunkblues@windstream.net

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors

Newton Holiday Inn Express - Newton  http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/reservation

Relics Antique Store located in Newton - http:\\www.relicsllc.com

The Arts Connection  - Newton
VFW, Men’s Auxiliary Club Post 1655  - Newton
Vern's Garage, (Specialist Cut & Color), Newton   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j1mkMKBSqA     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Verns-Garage-Dedicated-to-the-Mechanics-of-Hair/219896524752448
Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans:
Barney's  - Newton      
Riggs Printing – Newton
Blue Moon BBQ and Cadillac Jacks in Baxter     
Side Tracks Tap  - Kellogg      

The Vernon Company  - Newton   
I 80 Farms  - Colfax   
Conner’s Cardinal Corner – Newton
Dickerson Mechanical – Colfax & Altoona      
Wallace Family Funeral Home – Newton        
The Dental Practice – Newton   http://www.newtoncosmeticdentist.com/  
Woythaler Insurance – Newton  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woythaler-Insurance-orp/347021441996912     http://www.wins-corp.com/
Newton Hy-Vee  
Iowa Portable Toilet Services – Kellogg
Colfax Tractor Parts Inc. -Colfax   

  1. Iowa Music Scene Bringing the Iowa music scene together.

  2. Central Iowa Blues Society -Our good friends to the west, go check out the largest blues society in Iowa.

  3. Mississippi Valley Blues Society From Davenport, Iowa

  4. The Mid Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society - from Quincy, IL.

  5. Linn County Blues Society - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  6. Lizard Creek Blues Society - from Ft. Dodge, IA.

  7. musiccityblues.org - Another fine Blues Society from Nashville.

  8. Kansas City Blues Society - One of the oldest Blues Societies around. Check out their very large web site.

  9. Blues Festivals around the world.

  10.  River City Blues Society - Our friends from Peoria, Illinois.

  11. Simply The Blues - Blues Festival in Fort Madison, Iowa

  12. The Gas Lamp in Des Moines, Iowa. A treasure for blues fans everywhere. 

    Winner of the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Club of the Year, 2002.

  13. Music Maker is a non-profit supporting blues musicians in the South and Eastern parts of the country.

  14. Barrelhouse Blues - A unique new source for online Blues information which contains music, videos, news, reviews and links to musicians and web sites dedicated to blues music.

  15. Joe Price - acoustic blues guitarist extraordinare. (That means Great!)

  16. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

  17. Catfish Keith A fabulous Iowa guitarist with numerous CDs to his credit.

  18. KUNI Radio - Cedar Falls, Iowa - In east central Iowa listen at 90.9, around the Mitchellville/Colfax area, 88.9 or 101.7 FM in Des Moines

  19. Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts - Great blues band from Des Moines.

  20. Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival - Celebrating 25 years in 2010.

  21. The St. Louis Blues Magazine - an on-line magazine originating in St. Louis, MO..

  22. The Iowa Blues Hall of Fame - Our mission is to recognize and honor our Iowa Blues heritage.  New members are inducted into the Hall of Fame each year.

  23. Mary 4 Music - Since 1998, your internet portal for blues and more music links.

  24. Blues Festival Guide

  25. The Blue Highway - A Major source of links and information, with photos, sound clips and much more.

  26. The Blues Foundation - This is the national blues organization that holds all the blues society's together. For more info on the Blues Foundation or to join email them at:bluesinfo@blues.org

  27. The Chicago Reader - Read this to find out what's going on in Chicago.

  28. Crossroads Blues Society (Blog) - Nice people hosting a blues festival in northern Illinois.