Summertime Blues

Summer days and nights continue to offer plenty of live music options. Jazz on the Green continues with Nebraska Blues Challenge winners Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers' horn-driven soul-blues originals and covers Thursday, Aug. 8, at Midtown Crossing. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

New Blues Women
The 21st Saloon offers a cool double-bill of exceptionally talented female artists with the soulful ...

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Leading Ladies & More

The extremely talented, sassy and smoldering Cassie Taylor plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar next Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6-9 p.m. Taylor and her band the Soul Cavalry also have an opening set at The 21st Saloon on Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m.  The U.K.’s Bex Marshall is featured. Marshall is a nominee for Best Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist in the British Blues Awards. She is making a name for...

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<p>  Chris O'Leary, former vocalist for Levon Helm's The Barnburners, plays The 21st Saloon Thursday, July 25, with his band. Brandon Santini Band opens at 5:30 p.m.</p>Balderston Benefit & Local Notes

This is another event-packed week for roots music. Veteran Omaha bassist Craig Balderston (of The 9s, Brad Cordle Band and Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies) had his bass rig stolen recently. There is a benefit Sunday, July 28, 3-7 p.m. at The 21st Saloon to raise funds to help Balderston replace his gear. Through the efforts of former Blues Society of Omaha president, former local venue owner...

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Jason, Samantha, Santini

Longtime local favorite “Baby Jason” Davis returns to Lincoln for two performances this weekend as part of Earl & Them fronted by Earl Cate. Guitarist Davis is best known to local audiences for his extremely popular, long-running, regionally-touring blues trio Baby Jason & The Spankers. Davis relocated to Arkansas over a decade ago and continued to perform with the late Larry Boehmer’s...

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Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire celebrates its 10th Anniversary with shows Friday and Saturday at the Lewis & Clark Landing on Omaha’s riverfront. Friday, July 12, the headliner is Grammy nominee Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Randolph was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists” by Rolling Stone. Randolph was also featured in April 2013 as one of the guitarists in Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar...

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Zoo 40th & Jon Dee

Lincoln’s historic Zoo Bar celebrates its 40th Anniversary all week, with music in the club and outside. Wednesday night soulful harmonica man, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader James Harman makes his return with sizzling Southern California band The 44s backing him. It’ll be a powerhouse night of spirited, irresistibly danceable blues. Also playing Wednesday are John Nemeth Band and the Sean...

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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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