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I Hate Lists: Hoodoo’s Bands We Like


The 21st Saloon


Sending a Message with Solid Soul


Classic & New Artists


Hot Tamale Baby


Kim Lenz, Old Market Blues, Dave & Phil’s New CD


Croon, Jump & Rock


Charismatic Cool & Fiery Fun


Polly’s Party, Nebraska Soul & More


Weekend Music, Blues Challenge Announced & More


Jim suhler by suzanne swanson Thanksgiving Music & Monkeying Around with Jim

So, Thanksgiving weekend brings a wealth of opportunities for most of us, including family or at least friends and loved ones to gather with, music to go and enjoy, it's often a time for reflection and hopefully some simple joys.

Roots music, and particularly blues, is both celebratory and healing. If you want music to be part of your holiday weekend, here are some options.

Matt Cox hosts his 6th annual food drive...

Scottie-miller-band-2015-1 jim vasquez Scottie Miller, Devon Allman, Bart Walker, Gina Sicilia & More

Coming up this week there is more great blues and roots music to keep you moving. Wednesday night at the Zoo Bar catch Cryin' Heart, a Hoodoo favorite built from veteran Lincoln musicians laying down Chicago and Texas style blues and jump-blues with double guitar power. That's Tim Budig and Mike Wheeler on guitars and Dave Wagner (bass) and Gary Williams (drums), members of variously the Zoo Bar House Band, The...

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers take The 21st Saloon stage Sunday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. for a CD release show. Tommy Castro has been heating up stages for over 20 years and he continues to bring the blues to a boiling point with his soul and rock fueled blues guitar. His sound has roots in his classic blues heroes but is undeniably contemporary. A few years ago Castro stripped his sound down to a four-piece, renaming the...

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Lincoln’s Zoo Bar hosts the returns of a lot of audience favorites this month including Billy Bacon this weekend and James Harman Thursday, Oct. 15. 

Bacon, who resides in Austin, Texas, still puts down his infectious, high-energy blend of roots, blues, swing, Tex-Mex and more. Bacon will be performing with some of his top-flight Lincoln roots musician friends in an ensemble he’s dubbed Billy Bacon & The Linkin’...

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