It’s hard to only pick a handful of songs to sing along with when Big in Iowa is the band playing. The awkwardness in a relationship plus some catchy strumming makes “Bull In A China Shop” a fun piece to sing. Big in Iowa has sound like summertime reminiscent of Jesse Colin Young, but they adapt well to whatever they are performing. Equally singable is “Into the Mystic,” the Van Morrison favorite, with its charmed lyric. The Ohio band is especially adept at Neil Young songs. The verses of the song, “Ohio” that Neil made famous about the Viet Continue Reading »
Top 5 Big in Iowa Love Songs
Big in Iowa was the band formed by self-described as the musicians themselves as a chance encounter in a bar one lonesome and mysterious night between the two founders of the band. Believe it or not, the band does exist and we are going to look at the top 5 Big In Iowa love songs. At number five is “Is This Love?” This comes off their album “Twisted” and features Bob Burns on lead vocals. Next, at number four is “Cindy.” Continue Reading »
September 29th, 2011 by admin
Many country-rock music lovers know ‘Big in Iowa’ was an outgrowth of a chance encounter between musicians, Bob Burns and Ken Glidewell in an Ohio bar. In case you wonder how a band formed in Ohio got Iowa in it’s name, the answer appears to lie a couple generations before the 1990s.
Bob Burns was the nephew of Rick Burns who had a group called Do’s & Don’ts which mainly played gigs in Iowa. Legend has it Rick Burns once turned down an offer from Jerry Lee Lewis and in the process told him the ‘Do’s & Don’t Continue Reading »
September 28th, 2011 by admin
Green Pop was light-years ahead of what “Big in Iowa” had recorded in the past. It catapults the band into a different dimension. They now belong in the company of some top rock bands. In Europe the CD sold out in 2 weeks, and on tour the band sold out performances.
If you love rock and roll, then Green Pop is one you will love; it is a pure rock and roll album. It is not for the faint at heart, it is thrilling and meaty.The whole story can be found at http://kroq.radio.com/2011/09/19/psycho-mike-rocks-saint-rocke-with-his-band-murder-on-the-405/ It gives you rock in its most raw form. It is a far Continue Reading »
September 24th, 2011 by admin
Listening to 4 Guys in a Trabi, Big in Iowa Live: Album Review, I was first reminded of Country, but I soon realized that it sounded a lot like rock music. The best description is that it is a mix blend. The lead singer, voice is way cool. The words are clearly spoken and the music has a sharp edge to it.
The band’s ability is awesome. It sounds like a mix of Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Country. It is a dynamic mix of drums, guitar and singing, the makes the listener more. I was anxiously waiting for the next Continue Reading »
September 19th, 2011 by admin
Forget using your HughesNet Woodward Iowa to scour the web for information on Big in Iowawe’ve got all your band info right here! If you’re looking for some interesting facts about the best band no one’s ever heard of, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few of our favorites
The band’s best selling album Twisted was picked up in 1998 by Blue Rose Records Continue Reading »
April 22nd, 2011 by admin
Big In Iowa is a country rock band that was first formed in the mid 90′s after a chance meeting in a Ohio bar between founding members Bob Burns and Ken Glidewell. After Bob and Ken began writing songs together, they added 3 other members to the band, Rick House, on lead guitar, Dusty Bryant on keyboards, and Jimmy O’Keefe on drums. Big In Iowa has a rockin sound that has been compared to such rock legends as Neil Young and The Rolling Stones, amongst others, and on their new Continue Reading »
The band “Big in Iowa” is making today’s Clincy Scene, with its three current albums, Green Pop, 4 Guys in a Trabi and of course Twisted. The group formed in 1995, and still going strong while creating a buzz among music contemporizes and music lovers. There is something for everyone in these three albums, which appear to have a heavy influence of greats like Van Morrison, Keith Richards and the incredible Rolling Stones. With these musical works Continue Reading »
March 17th, 2011 by admin
The American country rock band Big in Iowa started out in the mid-90s with two members of the group meeting in a bar that was located in Hamilton, OH. These two members were Bob Burns and Ken Glidewell. They liked each other immediately and when the bands they were performing with broke up they joined together to write music. The songwriting sessions became Big in Iowa’s first lineup. The two musicians proceeded to fill in the group with Rick House as lead player, Dusty Bryant on keyboards and Jamie O’Keefe as their drummer. As a fan I wanted one of their songs for my ringtone and was able to download it from ringtone, http://www.last.fm/music/BigInIowa.Big in Iowa has been compared to several big rock legends such as Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and John Fogerty. The band’s first album was self-released in 1996 and received attention from several labels. The band’s second album was considered a major improvement to the first and with their increasing reputation as a skilled live band; Big in Iowa was well on their way. Their style of music is similar to current band Jayhawks with the classic quality of Buffalo Springfield. Lyrics to their songs can be found at song lyrics, http://www.lyrics.com/biginiowa
December 10th, 2010 by www.biginiowa.com
In 1996, Big in Iowa put their sound on display for all to hear, releasing their self-titled debut album, Big in Iowa. Re-released in 1999, once the band had a little more traction thanks to their second CD, Twisted, Big in Iowa serves as a snapshot of an upstart band with defining characteristics of drive, talent and energy. Unhindered by the cutthroat music industry that disillusions so many artists later in their careers, you can hear the excitement on each and every track, seemingly bursting at the seems to take their music to a wider audience. No, Big in Iowa is not Big in Iowa’s most polished production, nor is it their defining sound, but it is an integral part of the band’s identity and history. Continue Reading »