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Blizzard strands NYC musicians in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- Abraham Incorporated, a funk band from New York City, should be on a plane, headed for home.

Clarinet player David Krakauer says, "Tomorrow we have a show at Le Poisson Rouge, so its a little bit touch and go here!"

After months of promotion and planning, their sell-out show for their hometown crowd is on hold.  Connecting flights to Dallas and Chicago both canceled because of the blizzard conditions at the Eastern Iowa Airport on Tuesday.

Krakauer says, "I've got my Blackberry here, I'm waiting from a call from our travel agent. Maybe she can maneuver something-- but its pretty tricky at this point."

And while the band waits to hear their fate in the terminal, other passengers knew well in advance to stay put.

Pam Hinman of the Eastern Iowa Airport says, "Yesterday some of the airlines started to cancel flights in preparation for the storm which I think is a good thing because who wants to be stuck at a hub"

Trombonist Freddy Wesley is one of those people stuck in a hub, but is in good company.

Wesley says,  "This is a good group to get stranded with." 

And this stranded band will make the most of their time, even if they're stuck in the Cedar Valley.

Wesley says, "We like it here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa!  We could stay here!"

The band was in Eastern Iowa playing a concert at Grinnell College on Monday. 

To hear more of their music, head to the bands' website at

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