Sayers’ Rolling Soul

Hadden Sayers hits the metro for two shows this week. His new CD, Rolling Soul, drops in February. I first discovered Sayers in the mid-1990s and have been enthusiastically following his music ever since. This is Sayers’ follow up to Hard Dollar, which produced a 2012 Blues Music Award nomination for Song of the Year for "Back to the Blues." Rolling Soul is remarkably an even stronger disc than...

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Davina, Hadden & Levi

The swing and New Orleans piano blues of Davina & The Vagabonds take center stage at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Jan. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sowers’ remarkable vocals are full of sass and soul. Her music is joyous, retro-fueled and fresh as her red lipstick. Davina and the boys also play Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m. The Minneapolis Star Tribune praises Davina as the “hardest-working...

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Swingin’ into 2013

Minneapolis’ swing and New Orleans-style blues band Davina & The Vagabonds is back at The 21st Saloon next Thursday, Jan 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. They also gig at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m. Their keyboard and horn-driven sound is big fun and pure musicianship. Davina Sowers’ soulful, soaring vocalizing and retro, glamour-girl va-va-voom give the band a unique sound and sparkling...

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Gifts of Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis has two more concerts planned to generate funds for his tenth anniversary summer event planned for the weekend of July 13, 2013. Feb. 9 at Slowdown, Davis presents Cassie Taylor & the Soul Cavalry opening for Ben Poole. Davis says, “Poole is from Brighton, England, and is currently the hot ticket in Europe. He won third at the 2012 European Blues Challenge...

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Sin City Soul & Blues

Former Omaha promoter Terry O’Halloran’s Las Vegas blues festival continues to take impressive shape. Scheduled for Sept. 15-17, 2013, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, O’Halloran plans for over 30 bands performing on three stages. O’Halloran has just confirmed 2012 Grammy winner the Tedeschi Trucks Band as one of the headliners, with more headliner announcements to come. Acts currently...

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Scottie Miller Shines

Minneapolis musician Scottie Miller hits The 21st Saloon Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Miller’s day job is playing keyboards in Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster’s band. It’s a CD release party in support of his very fine new disc Rise Up. The CD showcases his excellent original tunes from funky New Orleans party boogies to introspective, thought-provoking songs set to sweeping arrangements...

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