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Lil ed band 21st Saloon, Garrett Fundraiser and More from Memphis

See my column in the February monthly print issue for one of my favorite stories from my time visiting Memphis during the third week of January. I was honored to receive the Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism from the Blues Foundation at a luncheon that featured 15 recipients in various behind the scenes categories. Everyone had a personal story of how the blues had impacted them and in many cases...


<p>K.C.'s Victor & Penny bring their Loose Change Orchestra to Lincoln's Crescent Moon Coffee Friday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m. for a CD release party.</p> Monkey Beat, Victor and Penny, Shadowboxers New CD

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat are a don't-miss band that always puts on an electrifying show. They gig Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Lincoln's Zoo Bar and Thursday, Jan. 15, at The 21st Saloon. Both shows are 6-9 p.m. Dallas-based Suhler and his band fill the dance floor and rock the house with their genre-spanning roots music that ranges from blues to rock to roots. The band is touring in support of their latest CD, Panther...


<p>Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat - Live at Bronte Blues Club, United Kingdom</p> Suhler Returns, Lager Stranded in Utah

The blues-infused roots rock of Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat is up next week with two local shows. The Texas band brings their undeniably danceable riffs to Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 14, and to The 21st Saloon Thursday, Jan. 15. Both shows are 6-9 p.m. Suhler's most recent release is Panther Burn. The title track tells of going back to Panther Burn, MS, on a hell-bent ride for some juke-joint partying. “I got a...


New Year, More Music

As you may know, I have been honored as the 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blue Alive Award for Journalism given by the international Blues Foundation. I'm so very appreciative of and touched by the recognition that the award itself means as well as at the outpouring of enthusiasm for me from friends, artists I respect and fans of my work. Lincoln musician Marty Steinhausen of the Tijuana Gigolos surprised me...


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