Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Festival

January 2006

The 12th Annual Eagles and Ivories Ragtime took place in unusually warm weather in Muscatine, Iowa during the weekend of January 27 through January 29 featuring Sue Keller, Jeff Barnhart, Bob Milne, and Brent Watkins. With the Mad Creek Mudcats Jazz Band joining in the after-hours revelry

Cedar Rapids, Iowa native Brent Watkins kicked off the show on Friday night and also functioned as Master of Ceremonies.
Jeff Barnhart followed, making his first appearance ever at the Muscatine Festival. Jeff hails from Mystic, CT.
After the break, Sue Keller, visiting from Chicago to make her 2nd ever Muscatine appearance, put on her own little piano and vocal show.
With Muscatine perennial favorite Bob Milne (making his 12th appearance) closing out the Friday night show. Bob spends a couple of days a year in Lepeer, MI... when he's not on the road performing.
Also making a surprise appearance was Mike Schwimmer of the Elite Syncopators, shown here accompanying Bob with his own custom marine-brass washboard. Mike and Kit just happened to stop by while in transit between their Cape Cod, MA and Minneapolis, MN homes in search of winter... which was no where to be found.
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