This year I had a chance to go to Des Moines for the annual New Year’s celebration put on by Bob Dorr. He calls it Happy Blue Year. This year it was held at The Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston Iowa. Johnston is a suburb of Des Moines. There were a total of 6 music acts and one comedian. We had a fabulous time! Bob Dorr has been fronting The Blue Band for 30 years. Now known as Bob Dorr and The Blue Band, they have been a staple of the Midwest music scene for years. Playing more than 150 shows a year. The last couple years the band has cut the number of their live performances in half. Before the festivities started I sat down in the hotel lobby and had a conversation with Bob Dorr.