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Mike-zito-color-photo1 Zito, Valentine’s Blues, Ross Kleiner, Lager CD, Peter Mulvey

It's a busy weekend in the metro with lots going on for live music fans. A favorite with local audiences, the blues guitar star-led band Mike Zito & The Wheel plays a Valentine's show at The 21st Saloon Saturday, Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Zito is touring in support of his most recent disc Songs from the Road (Ruf Records). See mikezito.com. Advance tickets are available at eventbrite.com. Hawk's BBQ will be catering a...

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The third week of January, I was in Memphis, Tenn., where I was honored to receive the Blues Foundation's 2015 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award for Journalism and to be a finals judge at the 31st International Blues Challenge. It was quite a week. Receiving the KBA is a huge honor in the blues industry and the actual awards luncheon was an emotional one where the 15 recipients shared stories about how the blues...

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Hoodoo favorites Davina & The Vagabonds hits Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m. The Minneapolis-based jump and swing band has been turning heads with their lively reinterpretation of classic sounds. Davina's vocal range and infectiously joyous style are unique and the band's horn and keyboard-driven sound also sets them apart in the blues-rock guitar hero era. The band is touring in support of their...

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...

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