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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Sizzling Santini

Get ready for real-deal blues when the Brandon Santini Band from Memphis hits The 21st Saloon Thursday, Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m. The group is also at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m. Fueled by killer harmonica, vocals and guitar, the Brandon Santini Band has got it goin' on, with serious technique delivered with plenty of heart and energy. Mary4Music.com says “Brandon Santini displays...

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Patty Griffin, Grant Peeples & More

Acclaimed Americana artist Patty Griffin is on a rare tour playing clubs. The Grammy Award winner is at Waiting Room Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $15 cover. The Austin-based Griffin won the Grammy for 2010’s Downtown Church and spent time as a member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, leading to a real-life romantic partnership with Plant. Her tour is in support of the dual release of her new CD...

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