Snowbird Alert!

Lisa and I have purchased a winter home in Gulfport, Florida. We plan on spending the cold months of the year down there. 2602 52nd. Street South, zip code 33707.

We also sold our home in Des Moines and bought a little house in Windsor Heights, Iowa. 7119 Washington Ave.,50324.

2018 Iowa Blues Challenge

Tina Haase Findlay and I won the 2018 Iowa Blues Challenge (solo/duo) and will represent Iowa in Memphis for the 2019 International Blues Challenge.

Blues In A Bottle on CDBaby

Lumbard-BluesInABottleBlues In A Bottle can now be downloaded from CDBaby… Get it right HERE > 

Best Self-Produced CD!

Lumbard-BSPCDWe are excited to announce Blues In A Bottle won The Blues Foundation’s Best Self-Produced CD at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis! Friend and fellow Iowan, Matt Woods‘ excellent album, Sawdust & Gasoline, was also among the top five finalists in the competition.

In 2005, The Blues Foundation introduced the Best Self-Produced CD (BSPCD) contest as another way to celebrate artists. Where the IBC has been the measure of excellence for a band’s live performance, the BSPCD title honors musicians that have achieved excellence in the studio. In addition to complementing the live component of the International Blues Challenge weekend, this contest further emphasizes the critical role of affiliated societies in the Blues world. BSPCD entries may only be submitted by affiliated blues societies in order to support and foster local blues. The CDs are evaluated on: (1) musical performance; (2) audio quality; (3) cover art and design; and (4) credits and liner notes.

Blues In A Bottle is available online HERE >>

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame

IBHOF_logoWe are pleased to announce Rob will be inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame on Friday, February 12 2016. Other 2015 class inductees include Shaun Murphy, Jeff Petersen and Andre Mosqueda. The induction ceremony is held in conjunction with Central Iowa Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest.

More info about the Central Iowa Blues Society, Iowa Blues Hall of Fame and Winter Blues Fest can be found HERE >>

New Rob Lumbard cd!

Lumbard-BluesInABottleRicky Nye, piano; Nick Lloyd, upright bass; and I went to Ultra Suede Studio in Cincinnati and laid down tracks that’ll make up 3/4 of my next cd. The rest will be my solo thing. Titled Blues In A Bottle, it’s early Chicago, Piedmont blues, featuring songs of  Big Bill Broonzy, Pink Anderson, Jimmie Rodgers, and a couple of mine.

Rabbit Hash

Photos from Rabbit Hash–On the banks of the Ohio River

Blues On Grand

Live at Blues On Grand with the Thunderbolts. Filling in for Matt Woods one night…

Free Stuff!

Full song mp3 downloads of “Natch”, “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans” and “I Can’t Be Satified” from the Lumbard & Lloyd CD are available–FOR FREE!

Misc Photos

Miscellaneous photos through the years…

Mississippi Valley Blues Fest 2004

Rob Lumbard & Friends backup Music Maker Relief artists Lee Gates and Sweet Betty at the 2004 Mississippi Valley Blues Fest.

Lumbard is amazing live

Des Moines Register review by Patrick Beach gives Lumbard’s Live At Flanagan’s CD four stars!

CLICK HERE to download a .pdf of the article.