Samantha, Valerie & Davina

The extremely talented guitarist-vocalist Samantha Fish plays The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 13. Kansas City-based Fish is touring behind her fall 2013 disc, Black Wind Howlin’ (Ruf Records), her latest collaboration with Mike Zito as producer. The CD is getting plenty of national attention, as Fish’s star continues to rise. Fish took the 2012 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for...

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Playing With Fire, Soul & Blues

Promoter Jeff Davis announces a change in venue and dates for Playing with Fire as part of the free concert series’ 11th year. Two free concerts will be presented at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park with 5:30 p.m. starts. Thursday, June 26, Davis hosts Ben Poole and Jonas & The Massive Attraction. Thursday, July 3, spotlights Randy Oxford Band and The Madame Louise Project.

Soul of John Black...

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Zito, Zoo Bar, Sunday Roadhouse

Mike Zito & The Wheel are up at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-9 p.m. Zito’s star keeps rising. His other gig is playing as part of Royal Southern Brotherhood with Devon Allman and Cyril Neville. Zito’s latest solo disc, Gone to Texas (Ruf Records), includes special guests Sonny Landreth, Delbert McClinton and Susan Cowsill. NoDepression.com writes “Zito bares his soul throughout this...

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OEAs, Deadlies, Tommy & Mike

The Eighth Annual OEA Awards were held Sunday, Feb. 16, at the DoubleTree Hilton. The evening ran smoothly with some excellent performances and a few surprises. The Best Blues Award went to the Hector Anchondo Band. Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers took the Best R&B/Soul/Gospel Award. Matt Cox Band received the Best Country/Americana honors. Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk Award went to John...

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OEA Awards & More

The eighth annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards event is Sunday, Feb. 16, doors at 6 p.m. and awards at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree hotel, 1616 Dodge Street. Performances will include music nominees Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, Purveyors of the Conscious Sound and Belles & Whistles featuring Daniel Christian. Tickets can be purchased at oea-awards.com/tickets and are $25 each plus the...

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Hot Blues & Lincoln Exposed

You may not know their names, but Nick Nixon and “Andy T” Talamantez are veteran blues musicians. They’re out on the road touring in support of their 2013 CD, Drink, Drank, Drunk (Delta Groove) produced by well-known Texas guitarist and longtime bandleader Anson Funderburgh. Nixon is a heritage artists who has gotten a new hearing. Born in Nashville, he was part of the city’s Jefferson Street...

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