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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Austin’s Graham Returns

This week’s big show is the return of Jon Dee Graham to the Sunday Roadhouse series this Sunday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m. at The Side Door Lounge. Graham’s music is tough and tender, ferocious and luminous. His songs reflect the day to day struggles of life in all its rawness and richness, with a thread of indomitable hope running through it all.

In Austin, a town noted for its extraordinary...

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Playing With Fire Returns

After calling it quits at the beginning of the year, Playing With Fire has gotten a reprieve. The concert event will be back for one show again this year. Playing With Fire has a new presenting sponsor, FirstComp Insurance. This summer’s show will be Saturday, July 28, back on the Lewis & Clark Landing on Omaha’s riverfront.

“'Playing with Fire' continues our search for additional sponsors...

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IBCs & Country Soul

There are two more shows celebrating local bands headed to the national Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Memphis.
Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd youth band Crimson Dawn will represent the BSO in the International Blues Challenge Youth Division. They open for The 9s at P.S. Collective inside Benson’s Pizza Shoppe Saturday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Lil’...

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Lil’ Slim Represents

This is the first year that the Blues Society of Omaha has sponsored a band to participate in the national Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC). The 28th annual event is Jan 31-Feb. 4 in Memphis, alongside the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards. The BSO held a competition in the spring of 2011 to determine the band going to Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues...

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<p>  Moreland & Arbuckle</p>BSO, PWF News

With the new year come some changes in the blues community. Longtime Blues Society of Omaha president Terry O’Halloran has stepped down. O’Halloran plans a move to Austin, Texas, later this year but will remain active on the BSO board. Bill Martin, who has been serving as the organization’s treasurer, is the new president. Full disclosure: I have also been named to the BSO board. Visit ...

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