Larry Boehmer, 1947-2012

Zoo Bar founder and Midwest roots music icon Larry Boehmer passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Boehmer, 65, died at a hospital in Berryville, Ark., near his home in Eureka Springs, Ark. He had been suffering from advanced lung cancer, which had been particularly debilitating in the last several months.

Boehmer was the manager of Lincoln’s Zoo Bar in 1973 when he first...

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Plenty of Hot Music

Playing With Fire promoter Jeff Davis is trying something new to raise additional funds to continue the summer Playing With Fire concerts. He is hosting indoor events organized to help raise the money needed. His first event, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. at Slowdown brings together three extremely popular contemporary blues acts. Curtis Salgado, Tommy Castro and Joe Louis Walker are all scheduled to...

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Bluesmasters & Salgado

This weekend marks the much-anticipated Friday night Bluesmasters concert at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park. The show, hosted by Mick Fleetwood, features some of the biggest names in blues and roots music. The Allman Brothers Band, Elvin Bishop, Leon Russell, Eric Gales and Otis Taylor are all scheduled to perform Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. and music begins at...

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Guitar Women & More

Ohio guitarist Kelley Richey is a seasoned performer who receives high marks from fans and critics for her guitar work and vocals. See kellyrichey.com. Richey plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m. and The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wondrous Wonderland
Remarkable Austin vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland rocks an early show at...

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Clubs, Concerts & Ribs

This Thursday, Aug. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., two of Texas’ top roots musicians hit The 21st Saloon. Singer-songwriter Randy McAllister has a soulful voice and lyrics with a distinctive viewpoint. His songs celebrate life and offer modern-day twists on the blues, taking on topics from the humorous to contemporary life's tough situations. Joining McAllister is guitarist Buddy Whittington. He is a...

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Rockin’ Guitars

Tinsley Ellis rocks The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis is on the road in support of his eleventh CD release, Speak No Evil (Alligator). Rolling Stone magazine calls Ellis’ fretboard work “feral blues guitar” adding “non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

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