Soulful Spring

Spring is here and with it, more new music. Chicago’s Alligator Records label has a couple of particularly fine offerings among its new releases: Janiva Magness’ Stronger for It and Curtis Salgado’s Soul Shot.

Janiva Magness’ CD hits this week and she has gigs at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m., and at The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Magness’ Stronger for It...

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Strong Soul Music

Two chances this coming week to catch powerhouse Janiva Magness: Wednesday night, March 21, 6-9 p.m., at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and Thursday, March 22, at The 21st Saloon, 5:30-8:30 p.m. She is a singer with relentless heart whose serious vocal abilities are matched by deeply intuitive interpretive skills. Magness is the only female to win the Blues Music Award’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year...

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Hot Tamale Baby

Tab Benoit mixes sweaty blues with his Cajun and Zydeco folk heritage for a rockin’ sound that is as steamy as the Louisiana swamps and irresistibly danceable. He heats up The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Benoit is a Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. He was also recently recognized with three awards...

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PWF Headliner News

Playing With Fire returns to the Omaha riverfront's Lewis & Clark Landing Saturday, July 28. The show is made possible this year by a last-minute presenting sponsorship from FirstComp Insurance. The performers have been announced. Headlining is Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils. Vito's been a sideman for artists including Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac during their Tango in the Night period and The...

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<p>  Trampled Under Foot</p>The Beat Goes On

Blues and roots shows coming up include some fan favorites. The early 5:30 p.m. Thursday matinees at The 21st Saloon continue with the high-energy, big and soulful blues of Trampled Under Foot Thursday, Feb. 23. The Kansas City siblings also take the stage at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m.
The coming Thursday shows at The 21st Saloon include boogie-woogie and blues keyboardist...

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Good-Bye TerryO

Terry O’Halloran, longtime Omaha music promoter, bar owner and president of the Blues Society of Omaha for many years, is in the final stages of packing up for a March move to his new home in Austin, Texas. The BSO hosts a farewell party for O’Halloran, Saturday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Come early if you want to give your regards to O’Halloran. The Scott Keeton Band plays...

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And now, the conclusion of my annual music predictions columns, where I gaze into the glossy black finish of a Fender Squier and see ... more »



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