Shawn Holt, Candye & Laura

Shawn Holt’s first nationally released recording, Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig Records), hit stores Tuesday, Sept. 24. The CD features Holt, son of the late Magic Slim, with another Lincoln musician, Levi William, and Holt’s father’s Teardrops rhythm section, Chris Biedron (bass) and Brian "B.J." Jones (drums).
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops do a mix of songs including five Shawn Holt originals along...

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Jamborama Swings & Riverboat Returns

Guitarist Albert Castiglia hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m., and Omaha’s 21st Saloon Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Raised in Florida, Castiglia’s big break came when the late Junior Wells hired him as his guitarist. Castiglia worked with Wells until his passing in 1998 and continued to perform as a sideman while furthering his solo work on Chicago’s blues scene. In 2002...

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Birchwood, OEAAs & More

Due to scheduling issues too complicated to get into here, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones played The 21st Saloon last Thursday. This Thursday, Sept. 12, now features the Selwyn Birchwood Band at The 21st, 5:30 p.m. They are the 2013 International Blues Challenge winners, held annually by the national Blues Foundation.
Remember for local and touring artists there are lots logistics that can go wrong,...

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Lil’ Slim, Hullabaloo, Sin City

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops have been signed to Blind Pig Records. Holt is now fronting his late father Magic Slim’s band The Teardrops, which includes another Lincoln musician, Levi William. The band’s first CD, Daddy Told Me, is set for release Sept. 24 and includes five songs written by Shawn Holt and two written by Magic Slim. Holt celebrates his birthday with a Lil’ Slim Blues Band show at...

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Southern Hospitality & More

This Thursday’s 21st Saloon blues matinee is a special edition with music indoors and outdoors on the patio. Owner Scott Kirk has made arrangements to drop one wall of the beer garden and extend it down the walk like he did for a successful spring show at the venue. Four bands are scheduled beginning at 5 p.m., with the Blues Society of Omaha partnering on the event.
Performing are BluesEd...

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Sunday Roadhouse Turns 10

The Sunday Roadhouse celebrates its 10th anniversary with Ray Wylie Hubbard. Writer's Correction: this is a Sunday Roadhouse production and not a co-production. Hubbard is a highly respected Texas musician, touring in support of his most recent disc Grifter’s Hymnal. His press bio says “Ray Wylie Hubbard is…the kind of scrapper poet with the devil-may-care wherewithal to write both ‘lay down a...

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