Harlan Thomas and the Platinum Blues Band

As a fixture in the jazz and blues music scene on Center Street and a member of the Soul Brothers band (and later the Platinum Blues Band), Harlan Thomas’ involvement in the music community meant that the barbershop also served as a social hub centered around music. Harlan Thomas was honored as a 1999 inductee into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame.

During the Sequel Architecture office renovation project, we discovered a box of tapes in the back corner of the basement!

Platinum Blues Band

Hold On

Soul Man

Knock on Wood

Since I Lost My Baby

Under the Boardwalk


Down Home Blues



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