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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<p>  Bill Kirchen, the Titan of the Telecaster, plays The Waiting Room Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.</p>Hot Rod Lincoln

Guitar great Bill Kirchen of Commander Cody band fame plugs in for a Sunday Roadhouse at The Waiting Room on Saturday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. He’s particularly famous for the guitar work he laid down on the classic Top 10 hit “Hot Rod Lincoln.” See sundayroadhouse.com.

Benefit for Lily
Former Omaha promoter Terry O’Halloran has organized a special Blues Cruise to benefit five-year-old Lily Dotson...

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Americana, Funk & Blues

The early Thursday 5:30 p.m. shows at The 21st Saloon feature the return of Anthony Gomes Thursday, May 3, and soulful blues from The Kinsey Report Thursday, May 10. Chicago’s Americana-blues band Sarah & The Tall Boys is scheduled May 17. Looking ahead to Thursday, May 31, guitar star Debbie Davies plugs in.

Nebraska Blues Challenge
Lincoln’s Levi William band garnered the most points from...

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

Music fans familiar with the 1980s and ‘90s scene likely remember The Rainmakers, a K.C. band that first hit local Midwest bars as Bob, Steve and Rich, and was a favorite at places like the Howard Street Tavern and The Ranch Bowl. A major label signed the Rainmakers back when that carried a little more weight and support.Newsweek called their 1986 national debut disc “The most auspicious debut...

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