Cox CD, Candye & Laura

Omaha's own Matt Cox hits The Waiting Room on Friday, Aug. 8, 9 p.m. for a CD release party for his latest recording, Nishnabotna. The disc features studio recordings of some of the new songs Cox has had in his set list over the past year as well as some newer tracks. Cox is one of the local acts we are fortunate to have on our scene who performs and writes at an outstanding, national level. Cox is a five-time Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards winner who has taken home the Country/Americana Award in 2010-2013 and the Best Blues Award in 2009. Also performing are The Electroliners, Filter Kings and Sarah Benck. See mattcoxmusic.net.

Zoo Bar
If you are reading this on Wednesday, Aug. 6, remember Curtis Salgado gigs at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, tonight, Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m. The Zoo has lots of great shows coming up in the next week alone. The legendary Guitar Shorty plugs in for the 5 p.m. show Friday, Aug. 8. Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk is back Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m. The world-renowned Dirty Dozen Brass Band brings New Orleans to the Zoo Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. The star-studded Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) hits the Zoo Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m. This looks like Mike Zito’s last tour with RSB, the band’s booking agent, Tina Terry, last week released news that Zito will be replaced by Bart Walker effective with the band’s performances on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in October. Walker is the 2012 International Blues Challenge winner of the Best Guitarist Award.

Hot Notes
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band also play Omaha’s Jazz on the Green Thursday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.
The 21st Saloon hosts the marvelous Candye Kane and Laura Chavez Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-9 p.m. Guitarist Matthew Curry is up Thursday, Aug. 14.
Jolie Holland brings her haunting vocal style to Slowdown Friday, Aug. 8, 9 p.m. with Shy Hunters. Excellent acoustic guitarist Maxwell Hughes, formerly of The Lumineers, plays Barley Street Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 p.m. with The Talbott Brothers Band and John Larsen.
Early warning reminder that Jon Dee Graham and three-fourths of his Austin band The Fighting Cocks, plug in at The Zoo Bar in less than two weeks, Monday, Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.
Another Austin guitar star, Eric Johnson, is at Waiting Room Wednesday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.
The first of three preliminary rounds of the 2014-15 Nebraska Blues Challenge is Sunday, Aug. 10, 3-8 p.m. See facebook.com/BluesSocietyOfOmaha.

posted at 07:13 pm
on Tuesday, August 05th, 2014

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