Cedar County Cobras + Joe & Vicki Price

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Cedar County Cobras + Joe & Vicki Price

February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10 – $15

Live at The James Theater

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On-Sale Schedule
Member Pre-Sale: Wednesday, October 26 @ 10:00 AM CT
Public On-Sale: Friday, October 28 @ 10:00 AM CT
Ticket Options
$15.00 + Fees – General Admission
$10.00 + Fees – General Admission (Student w/ ID)
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Advanced ticket sales end on the day of the show at 2:00 PM.
Tickets will then be available at the door at the venue beginning at 7:00 PM.
Your name will be on the Will Call list at the venue (printed tickets will not be issued).
This event takes place at The James Theater:
213 N Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Seating is General Admission.
Show Description
Cedar County Cobras play American roots and blues music from the last century. The music takes on an “old time” blues feel that would most likely be found in a juke-joint down a gravel road in rural Iowa. Arriving with an upright bass, foot-drum, mandolin, and a collection of guitars this duo plays music that is best described as “boot-stompin” delta blues and roots country. Fans of the Cobras have described the music as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues. Tom Spielbauer is the singer and songwriter for the duo and has been awarded the winner of the Central Iowa Blues Society best blues guitar player of the year.
In a world where words like “legend” get thrown around entirely too lightly, it’s good to know that there are a few people still worthy of the word’s original intent. And when it comes to music in Iowa, Joe Price stands as one of the art’s legendary practitioners.
Armed with a joyous, disarming demeanor and the ability to play the doors off most anyone else in the room, Price has opened for the likes of Iris Dement and John Lee Hooker, while Iowa’s own Greg Brown calls Price “the Buddha.” Brown isn’t alone in his praise, as a litany of Iowa musicians list Price as one of their influences.
But no man lives by bread alone, and Price has two great loves in his life. It’s the rare man that gets to mix two passions together and make a life out of it, but Vicki Price makes that easy. The pair married in 1987, but Vicki had been holding her own in the wilds of small-town Iowa before then. Her guitar playing has more structure to it than Joe’s, while her voice provides a good deal of their songs
Bold and brassy when she wants to be, Vicki’s voice has elicited visions of Loretta Lynn or June Carter, but she’s able to get far bluesier than any of her most obvious comparisons. This duo is far more than the sum of their impressive parts: it is when these two take the stage together that the genuine magic happens.


February 4, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10 – $15
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The James Theater
213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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