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 Thursday, Oct. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. with music inside and outside. Performing are Blind Pig Records’ Sena Ehrhardt, rising Texas guitar star Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch and R.J. Mischo.

Elmore is a friend of Jim Suhler’s and the two bands often share bills in their hometown Dallas area. Elmore was voted “Best Blues” artist in the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards. Elmore’s new disc Tell You What has been nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award for Best Blues-Rock Album of the Year and has received frequent airplay on Mike Jacobs’ "Blues in the Afternoon" program heard Mondays, 1-3 p.m., on KIOS 91.5 FM. See jasonelmore.net.

Harmonica great and soulful vocalist R.J. Mischo has not been seen in Omaha for a quite a few years. His 2012 release Make it Good (Delta Groove) was his 10th solo recording, “a high-octane fueled album—complete with 100% original material—backed by a formidable stable of talent” including the late, remarkable guitarist Nick Curran. It will be a treat to have Mischo back in Omaha.

Birds Above Guitarland
Celebrated roots guitarist Pete Anderson is best known as the longtime guitarist and producer/arranger for Dwight Yoakam, along with working with artists like Lucinda Williams and Rosie Flores. Anderson is a Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist who has maintained a successful solo career. His latest release is a rich, stomping blues romp with fat, tight, horn-laden arrangements along with his wicked guitar work. It’s a must for blues fans. The disc Birds Above Guitarland is on Anderson’s own Little Dog Records label and dropped in late September. See peteanderson.com.

Hot Notes
Charlie Burton & The Trickle Down Boys are featured at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m. Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers hit the Zoo stage Friday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. Excellent harmonica player and vocalist R.J. Mischo is onstage at the Zoo next Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m. See rjblues.com.
The extraordinary slide guitar of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band opens for Shooter Jennings at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Thursday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

posted at 07:19 am
on Wednesday, October 02nd, 2013

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