Lil’ Slim Represents

This is the first year that the Blues Society of Omaha has sponsored a band to participate in the national Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC). The 28th annual event is Jan 31-Feb. 4 in Memphis, alongside the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards. The BSO held a competition in the spring of 2011 to determine the band going to Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues...

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<p>  Moreland & Arbuckle</p>BSO, PWF News

With the new year come some changes in the blues community. Longtime Blues Society of Omaha president Terry O’Halloran has stepped down. O’Halloran plans a move to Austin, Texas, later this year but will remain active on the BSO board. Bill Martin, who has been serving as the organization’s treasurer, is the new president. Full disclosure: I have also been named to the BSO board. Visit ...

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Sayers, Moreland & Arbuckle

The New Year starts off with great options for high-octane live music. Texas-born guitarist Hadden Sayers released Hard Dollar in 2011 to lots of rave reviews and solid airplay on Americana and blues radio. The disc is an excellent mix of blues-rock and roadhouse blues and Sayers’ song "Back to the Blues" has garnered a Song of the Year nomination in the Blues Music Awards. Sayers rich vocals...

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<p>  Samantha Fish</p>Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve offers plenty of holiday music options. Brad Cordle Band plays a special show at the Bel Air Banquet Room, 12100 West Center Road. Details and advance ticket reservations are available by calling 402-333-5505.
In Lincoln, the Zoo Bar presents a double header with Tijuana Gigolos 5-8 p.m. followed by the outrageous Self Righteous Brothers after 9 p.m.
Kris Lager Band plays Dec....

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<p>  Kris Lager Band</p>BMAs & Holldays

If you missed the Tab Benoit show at Slowdown last week, you missed one hell of a show from Grammy-nominee Benoit and a national-caliber set from opener Kris Lager Band. The Omaha band put down a sizzling set of rockin’ roots and blues music. The charismatic Benoit then treated the crowd to a two-hour plus show of his electrifying Cajun-inflected Louisiana blues. He invited Lager up on stage...

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Hot Grooves & Bar-B-Q

Minneapolis keyboard man and songwriter Scottie Miller takes the stage this week at The 21st Saloon. Blues Revue magazine raves that Miller “sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.” KPFT in Houston says “Scottie Miller is a world-class lyricist with working-class sensibilities...This cat’s got the goods.” When he’s not fronting his own band, Miller plays keyboards for...

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