The Soul Searchers
This hardswinging band from Des Moines, Iowa, plays more than 100 dates a year in Des Moines and neighboring small towns and cities including Ames, Iowa City, and Omaha, and Minneapolis. Playing originals and lesserknown music by the likes of TBone Walker, Freddie King, and Otis Rush, The Soul Searchers create a smooth, groovebased blend of blues, jazz, rockabilly, and surf music. The band has won the Iowa Blues Challenge, has appeared on the mainstage at Davenport’s Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, has performed several Jazz in July concerts, and has been featured on Iowa Public Radio and Iowa Public Television. The band's core members include guitarist/singer Scott Eggleston, upright bassist Erich Gaukel, and drummer Mark Grimm. When the band performs as a quartet or quintet, they are joined by saxophonist Nathan Peoples (also with the The Blue Band) and/or pianist/organist Neil Stoffregen (also with The Nadas).