Graham’s Garage Sale

Jon Dee Graham hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, June 28, 6-9 p.m. with his band The Fighting Cocks, Sons of 76 duo opens. Graham is a three-time Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee whose 30-plus year music career includes founding Austin band The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. It was Escovedo who pushed Graham to sing the new songs he brought to The True Believers, helping point Graham...

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Weekend Fests

Pack your blankets, lawn chairs and sunscreen and come out to enjoy two free, family-friendly events this weekend. The Blues Society of Omaha presents blues at Aksarben's Stinson Park, 67th & Center, Saturday, June 16. BluesEd youth bands What Happened? (4 p.m.) and Mojo Bag (5:15 p.m.) open. Omaha's own horn-driven Blue House plays at 6 p.m. Headlining is soulful West Coast bluesman John...

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Brotherhood Moves to 21st

Important notes if you’re reading this Wednesday, June 6: Seattle Americana artist Zoe Muth plays Barley Street Tavern June 6. The Los Angeles Daily News praises Muth’s latest disc for ”real poetry, ingenious wit and pedal steel perfection.” See zoemuth.com.

Royal Southern Brotherhood at 21st Saloon
And after a Wednesday, June 6, show at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, blues super group The Royal...

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Hot Summer Music

Guitar great Debbie Davies plugs in at Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, May 30, 6-9 p.m. and at The 21st Saloon Thursday, May 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Davies' credits include guitarist in the great Albert Collins' band. The Los Angeles Times says "she wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand." She is a 10-time Blues Music Award nominee and has twice received the Best Contemporary Blues Female...

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NBC & Summer Blues

Levi William received the most points from the judges in the Nebraska Blues Challenge (NBC) finals May 20 at The 21st Saloon and will represent the Blues Society of Omaha in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Catch William after 9 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar.

Get Out
This year’s Playing With Fire concert, Saturday, July 28, is back on the Riverfront’s Lewis &...

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Music In May

The 33rd Annual Blues Music Awards were handed out in Memphis Thursday, May 10. Multiple awards went to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and their Tedeschi Trucks Band. Another multiple-award winner is Tab Benoit, whose honors included the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award. See blues.org for the complete list of winners.
Curtis Salgado took home the Soul Blues Male Artist award and appears...

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