Music & Giving

Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov 21, with music. Matt Cox hosts his third annual “Canned in Benson” Food Drive and Songwriter Showcase, 9 p.m., at Barley Street Tavern. Non-perishable food donations will go to the Food Bank for the Heartland. Artists performing include Brad Hoshaw, Kyle Harvey, Matt Cox, John Klemmenson, Nick Carl, Bret Vovk, Rebecca Lowry, Matt Whipkey and more.
Blue House gigs at Grandmothers Nov. 21.
The 21st Saloon offers a special show with Rick Estrin & The Nightcats on Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. Estrin, longtime vocalist and harmonica player for Little Charlie & The Nightcats now leads the band. They are touring in support of their latest Alligator disc, One Wrong Turn. There is no show at The 21st Thursday, Nov. 22.
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar has bluegrass from Toasted Ponies 6-9 p.m. and country with Lloyd McCarter after 9 p.m. Magic Slim plays the Zoo Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, after 9 p.m.

Lash LaRue’s Toy Drive
Local musician Lash LaRue began his Toy Drive for Pine Ridge Reservation because of his involvement with the Lakota tribe and the tribal tradition of giving thanks by giving back to the community. LaRue kicks off this year’s Toy Drive Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., with a listening party for this year’s CD at The Waiting Room. You can also pick up your copy of this year’s Christmas for Pine Ridge Vol. IV. Limited copies of Volumes I, II and III will be available for sale.
Friday, Nov. 30, is this year’s version of the acoustic show that started LaRue’s Toy Drive years ago at Mick’s. At The Side Door Lounge, 8 p.m., catch Michael Campbell, Gunnar Guenette, Korey Anderson, All Young Girls Are Machine Guns and LaRue himself.
Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Waiting Room, The Blacktop Ramblers, Cannonista and Secret Weapon perform for the Toy Drive. Admission to the Nov. 29 and 30 shows is $10 or a new unwrapped toy of equal or greater value.
Sunday, Dec. 2, The Blues Society of Omaha hosts a show at The 21st Saloon with Grammy Award winner Chubby Carrier plus Christy Rossiter & 112 North Duck and The Loose Brothers. Admission is $10. Toy donations are also encouraged. See toydriveforpineridge.com for all the details or to donate via PayPal.
Hot Notes
Tommy Castro plugs in at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m.
The 21st Saloon presents New Orleans' “Braille Blues Daddy” Bryan Lee next Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

posted at 02:29 pm
on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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