Indigenous Plays Toy Drive

Toy Drive for Pine Ridge takes the spotlight with a concert featuring Mato Nanji and Indigenous at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sokol Hall. This 11th Annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge event is a multi-band benefit coordinated by the Blues Society of Omaha. Doors open at 2 p.m. and music begins at 2:30 p.m. with Little Joe & Big Trouble. Toy Drive organizer Larry “Lash LaRue” Dunn and his new band LL...

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Season of Giving

There is great music at local venues and ways to contribute to folks who need a little help to have a happier holiday season. Mark your calendar for the 11th Annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge. Larry Dunn, know in music circles as Lash LaRue, is pairing up with the Blues Society of Omaha for one big show Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sokol Auditorium. Headlining the event is Mato Nanji’s Indigenous, 7 p.m....

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Stompin’ Blues & Boogie

The 21st Saloon brings the “world blues fusion” of Harper & Midwest Kind Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m. Australian Harper is a fine harmonica player in the Chicago blues style and a master of the traditional didgeridoo wind instrument. Detroit Live Magazine wrote Harper’s music is “a prime example [of] when sublime inspiration and diverse cultures collide; beautiful things blossom.” See harper.biz...

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Hot Rod Rock & New Orleans

Celebrated guitarist Bill Kirchen and his band perform at the next Sunday Roadhouse at Waiting Room, this Sunday, Nov 18, 5 p.m. His mix of rockabilly, rock and country has been dubbed dieselbilly and won him a Grammy nomination. In a 2010 interview with NPR, Kirchen shared how he began his musical career on classical trombone and hitchhiked his way to one of the 1960s Newport Folk Festival...

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Chicago, Canada & France

Fine Chicago guitarist Rockin’ Johnny Burgin hits the metro, backed by the excellent Honeyboy Turner Band from Lincoln. Rockin’ Johnny’s playing has jump, sparkle and can swing in the tradition of players like T-Bone Walker. He can also put down some raucous licks in the Chicago blues style of his hometown. He’s been recorded by Chicago’s legendary Delmark Records label. He’s backed for these...

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Get Your Boooos On

Halloween falls on Thursday night and there are lots of roots music events to get your boooos on. The 21st Saloon hosts a Halloween Party with Braille Blues Daddy Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band. The New Orleans guitarist is touring behind Play One For Me (Severn). Eric Clapton calls Lee “one of the best bluesman I have ever heard.” See braillebluesdaddy.com.
Meanwhile Lincoln has two...

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