Chicago, Canada & France

Fine Chicago guitarist Rockin’ Johnny Burgin hits the metro, backed by the excellent Honeyboy Turner Band from Lincoln. Rockin’ Johnny’s playing has jump, sparkle and can swing in the tradition of players like T-Bone Walker. He can also put down some raucous licks in the Chicago blues style of his hometown. He’s been recorded by Chicago’s legendary Delmark Records label. He’s backed for these...

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Get Your Boooos On

Halloween falls on Thursday night and there are lots of roots music events to get your boooos on. The 21st Saloon hosts a Halloween Party with Braille Blues Daddy Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band. The New Orleans guitarist is touring behind Play One For Me (Severn). Eric Clapton calls Lee “one of the best bluesman I have ever heard.” See braillebluesdaddy.com.
Meanwhile Lincoln has two...

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Taj Mahal, Debbie Davies

Contemporary blues legend Taj Mahal plays the main concert hall in the Holland Performing Arts Center Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. Mahal is a Grammy winner and one of the most renowned and influential blues artists of the last 50 years. He is touring with his trio and special guests. Also performing are Vusi Mahlasela, dubbed “The Voice” of South Africa for his poetic and soulful sound, along with...

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Roadhouse, Too Slim & Carolyn

Sunday Roadhouse presents a show Sunday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. at Waiting Room. Will Sexton and Amy LaVere perform. Will Sexton is a well-known Austin musician who was playing gigs with his brother Charlie when they were kids. By the time he was 16, Will had a recording contract with MCA Records. He has built a career as a solo artist, songwriter and sideman. See willsexton.com. Amy LaVere is an...

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Festive Fall Music

The 21st Saloon celebrates fall with one more outdoor blues event. Thursday, Oct. 10, the bar will have music inside and outside in the expanded beer garden. Hector Anchondo Band kicks things off at 5 p.m. Dallas blues –rockers Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch play at 6 p.m.  Elmore was voted “Best Blues” artist in the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards. Elmore’s new disc Tell You What has been...

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Romping, Stomping, Swinging

Thursday, Oct. 3, catch the award-winning vocalist Candye Kane with incendiary guitarist Laura Chavez and their great band at The 21st Saloon. Their live show and their latest disc Coming Out Swingin’ showcase Cane and Chavez, two of the best blues artists working today. They also perform at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.

The 21st Saloon hosts a fall blues festival next...

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