My Bio

Here are some of the highlights of my career in the Entertainment Industry.  

In 1973 - I booked local and regional bands for dances at my high school. Some of the groups I booked included West Minster, Enoch Smokey and the Rumbles.


In 1977 I founded The Fly By Night talent agency in Des Moines Iowa and booked bands at Clubs, Colleges, and Festivals.  Some of the clubs I booked included So’s Your Mother, The Timber Tap, Jollies, Johnny’s and Brad’s 6 Ave. Saloon, The Broken Arrow and Blues On Grand. Some of the artists I booked include The Little Red Rooster Band, Outfit, Colt 45, Outpost, Split Decision, Johnny's 8th St. Buzz Band, Hooper and Jones, Full Tilt and Kashmir.  


1978 - Booked the talent exclusively for the Teen Town Stage at the Iowa State Fair.

1979 - Produced the first concert at Sec Taylor Stadium featuring Johnny's 8th St. Buzz      Band, Dartanyan Brown and Luther Allison as the headliner.

1980 - 1982 - I sold advertising and wrote reviews for the Prairie Sun, the only weekly      Midwest music paper.


1980 - 1986 - Booked a 13 week series exclusively for Seniom Sed sponsored by the Des Moines Jaycees.  Some of those bands included The Buzz Band, Split Decision, The West Des Moines Dixieland Band, Flipside and Full Tilt.


1980-1981 - I produced, hosted and sold advertising for a weekly hour long television program High Society featuring local, regional and national artists. The show aired twice a week on Hawkeye Cable Channel 70. The talent included Dartanyan and Marcia Brown, Outpost, The South Dallas County Crew Cut Cowboy Band, Wapsie River, Grinderswitch, Cornell Hurd, Bo Ramsey and the Third Street Sliders, Luxury, The Red Willow Band, The Mother Blues Band,  The Law, Jonesin, Jackson and Crowson, Midnight Sam, Johnny’s 8 Street Buzz Band, Zarla, The John Lewis Quartet featuring Suzie Midget Tommy Tucker and  Boot Hill. The show was nominated for and ACE Award (Award For Cable Excellence) by the National Cable Television Association in 1981.


1980 – 1981.  I also produced and aired thirty minute interviews featuring Chick Corea and Gail Moran, Duke Tumatoe,  Luther Allison and Sid Wingfield, Vince Gill and Mike Riley of Pure Prairie League, and Dave and Chris Brubeck.


1987 - I continued to book Iowa Artist’s in the greater Kansas City including Joe  & Vicki Price, Rob Lumbard, Final Mix, Bob Dorr and the Blue Band and Dartanyan Brown.    


In 2005 I established the J Todd Music Agency. 


2005 - Produced and hosted the radio program "Candy For The Ears' on 90.1 FM.


2011- Produced and hosted "Music Makes Sense" on 1660 am. 


11/22/16. Thanksgiving Eve. Produced the So's Your Mothers Reunion featuring exclusive video and Dartanyan Brown. 


11/22/17. Thanksgiving Eve. Produced the So's Your Mothers Reunion Second Annual Reunion featuring Patrick Hazell, The Iowa Blues All Stars and Dartanyan Brown.  


11/22/18.  Thanksgiving Eve. Produced the So's Your Mothers Second Annual Reunion featuring Patrick Hazell, The Iowa Blues All Stars featuring Bob Dorr and Jeff Peterson, and Dartanyan Brown.

With Mike Reilly of Pure Prairie League in 1981. 

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This was taken with Duke Tumatoe when I interviewed him in March of 1980 for the television program High Society. 

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In the Studio for Music Makes Sense

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With Chick Corea before a television interview for High Society. Sid Wingfield looking on. 

Midnight Sam on the set of High Society 1981. 


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