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Local Music Project

Iowa City and Johnson County musicians have kindly (and bravely) leased us the right to offer their music to you. You can thank them by playing these albums often and going out to see them perform live!

If you have a library card and password, and live in Iowa City or an area that contracts with us (Iowa City, rural Johnson County, Hills or University Heights) you can download this music. Please share the love (but not the files) with friends.

No overdue fees! Put it on your phone. Play it at parties. Turn it up.

Let's get started:

1. Choose an album title below
2. Enter your valid Library card number and password
3. Choose a preferred file format
4. Save the ZIP file
5. Locate the downloaded ZIP folder, open it, drag the files to a preferred location

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  Album Artist Genre Added
A Handful of Stars Adam Schroeder Jazz January 17 2014
Let's Adam Schroeder Jazz July 14 2014
No Event Alex Body Electronic, Avant-garde October 31 2013
Awful Purdies Awful Purdies Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative Country, Vocal, Roots December 26 2012
Hiatus Awful Purdies Folk, Bluegrass February 27 2015
Silt Ben Schmidt Folk, Blues-rock, ICPL Local Music Project January 28 2015
While You Were Sleeping Ben Schmidt Folk, Blues January 28 2015
Write It Down Ben Schmidt Folk, Blues-rock January 28 2015
Along These Lines Big Wooden Radio Folk February 25 2015
Big Wooden Radio Big Wooden Radio Folk February 25 2015
Visiting Normaltown Big Wooden Radio Folk February 25 2015
Certain Structures Blizzard at Sea Metal, Rock October 14 2013
Individuation Blizzard at Sea Metal, Rock December 05 2012
The Heroes of Parlor Town, Volume 1 Brent Watkins Ragtime, Piano September 11 2013
The Heroes of Parlor Town, Volume 2 Brent Watkins Ragtime, Piano September 11 2013
Pen to Paper Chasing Shade Alternative Rock, Rock July 17 2013
Mission Creek Festival Teen Concert ConeTrauma Punk, Rock April 17 2013
Change Crystal City Rock, Folk-rock July 17 2014
Man Vs. Bear D. Bess Reggae, Ska, Blues, Hip-hop September 12 2012
The String Theory Damani Phillips Jazz May 21 2015
The Reckoning Damani Phillips Jazz May 21 2015
For Hire David Zollo and the Body Electric Rock, Blues October 30 2014
The Big Night David Zollo Rock, Blues April 18 2012
The Morning is a Long Way from Home David Zollo Alternative Country, Rock, Blues April 18 2012
Uneasy Street David Zollo Alternative Country, Rock, Blues April 18 2012
2010-2013 Dustin Busch Blues August 14 2014
Crescent Dustin Busch Blues August 19 2014
Down Home Dustin Busch Blues May 30 2012
Live on Java Blend Flannel Alternative Country, Roots May 30 2012
Undisturbed Flannel Alternative Country, Roots April 27 2015
Just Play The Grismore/Scea Group Jazz April 03 2015
Of What The Grismore/Scea Group Jazz April 03 2015
Well Behaved Fish The Grismore/Scea Group Jazz April 03 2015
Perishing Road Haunter Ambient, Avant-garde, Electronic January 28 2014
Alackaday High and Lonesome Folk, Country rock, Rock, Blues October 30 2014
For Sale or Rent High and Lonesome Folk, Country rock, Rock, Blues October 30 2014
Live From Gabes High and Lonesome Folk, Country rock, Rock, Blues October 30 2014
Janetalia The Janet Theory Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Rock June 05 2013
Last Word Jeremy Kinn Rock June 12 2013
Rain or Shine Joe Price Blues April 25 2012
A New World Kol Shira Sacred, Folk, World April 30 2015
Isn't It Glorious? Lipstick Homicide Rock, Punk Rock June 06 2012
Out Utero Lipstick Homicide Rock, Punk August 21 2014
Art is Evil E.P. Lizard Ballroom Rock, Jazz June 12 2013
Milk & Eggs Milk & Eggs Folk, Alternative Country December 05 2012
No Question Mutiny in the Parlor Jazz July 17 2014
Between Flute and Guitar Noteworthy Duo Guitar, Flute, Classical January 22 2014
As in Dreams Noteworthy Duo Guitar, Flute, Classical January 22 2014
Mission Creek Festival Teen Concert Other Band Punk, Rock April 17 2013
Movement Public Property Reggae, Ska February 18 2015
What's Goin Down Public Property Reggae, Ska February 18 2015
Work to Do Public Property Reggae, Ska February 18 2015
Cornfed Scott Cochran & Flannel Alternative Country, Roots April 28 2015
Off White Slut River Punk, Garage, Rock October 31 2013
S//R Slut River Punk, Garage, Rock October 31 2013
Besame Mucho The Steve Grismore Trio Jazz April 26 2015
85 Decibel Monks Tack-Fu Hip-hop, Rap August 15 2013
Chained Reaction Tack-Fu Hip-hop, Rap August 15 2013
A Soft Day The Beggarmen Folk, Celtic May 04 2015
I Shall The Beggarmen Folk, Celtic May 04 2015
Newry Town The Beggarmen Folk, Celtic May 04 2015
What Goes Around Comes Around The Diplomats of Solid Sound Rhythm And Blues, Funk, Soul April 21 2015
The Diplomats of Solid Sound Featuring The Diplomettes The Diplomats of Solid Sound Rhythm And Blues, Funk, Soul April 21 2015
A Thousand Small Things The Mayflies Folk April 03 2015
Americana Gothic The Mayflies Folk April 03 2015
Jerusalem Ridge The Mayflies Folk April 03 2015
Saturday Afternoon Girl The Mayflies Folk April 03 2015
Electric Glow The Sapwoods Rock September 04 2013
Prisoners in Paradise Tony Brown Band Reggae, Funk, Soul, Ska, Rock November 28 2012
Too Much Yang Too Much Yang Alternative Rock, Alternative Country, Folk, Blues-rock February 25 2015
Music from The Entertainers Various Artists Ragtime, Piano September 11 2013
Mission Creek Festival Teen Concert The Velvet Electric Rock April 24 2013