This hard-swinging blues band from Des Moines, Iowa, plays more than 100 dates a year throughout Iowa and neighboring towns like Omaha and Minneapolis. Playing originals and lesser-known music by the likes of T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Lazy Lester, The Soul Searchers have shared the stage with the likes of Pinetop Perkins, RJ Mischo and Curtis Salgado. The band has won the Iowa Blues Challenge, has appeared at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival and has been featured on Iowa Public Television, KUNI-FM, and KCWI-TV.
What industry and media people are saying about the band's eponymously-titled CD:
"This was a very enjoyable listen; everyone playing the blues with a real sense of the tradition, no desire to show off, and real ensemble work. Nicely done; thanks for sharing the good music."
Bruce Iglauer, Founder, Alligator Records
"Whether it’s a five-course meal, or a romantic interlude, or sultry blues, anticipation is what stimulates the senses and makes the payoff rewarding. Such is the case with Des Moines’ hippest blues band, The Soul Searchers. It took the group about 15 years to record its full-length album, but in the end, it doesn’t disappoint. Like their live shows, ‘The Soul Searchers’ is a slow burn that gets hotter as the music progresses.”
Michael Swanger, Cityview
“Great debut! I've played this album with great pleasure in my radio show! Can't believe that this is only their debut, these guys know how to swing/jump/rock! Great songs, tight band...gimme more!”
Bernhard Schulte, Radio Host from Germany