Festive Fall Music

The 21st Saloon celebrates fall with one more outdoor blues event. Thursday, Oct. 10, the bar will have music inside and outside in the expanded beer garden. Hector Anchondo Band kicks things off at 5 p.m. Dallas blues –rockers Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch play at 6 p.m.  Elmore was voted “Best Blues” artist in the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards. Elmore’s new disc Tell You What has been...

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Romping, Stomping, Swinging

Thursday, Oct. 3, catch the award-winning vocalist Candye Kane with incendiary guitarist Laura Chavez and their great band at The 21st Saloon. Their live show and their latest disc Coming Out Swingin’ showcase Cane and Chavez, two of the best blues artists working today. They also perform at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.

The 21st Saloon hosts a fall blues festival next...

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Shawn Holt, Candye & Laura

Shawn Holt’s first nationally released recording, Daddy Told Me (Blind Pig Records), hit stores Tuesday, Sept. 24. The CD features Holt, son of the late Magic Slim, with another Lincoln musician, Levi William, and Holt’s father’s Teardrops rhythm section, Chris Biedron (bass) and Brian "B.J." Jones (drums).
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops do a mix of songs including five Shawn Holt originals along...

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Jamborama Swings & Riverboat Returns

Guitarist Albert Castiglia hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m., and Omaha’s 21st Saloon Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Raised in Florida, Castiglia’s big break came when the late Junior Wells hired him as his guitarist. Castiglia worked with Wells until his passing in 1998 and continued to perform as a sideman while furthering his solo work on Chicago’s blues scene. In 2002...

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Birchwood, OEAAs & More

Due to scheduling issues too complicated to get into here, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones played The 21st Saloon last Thursday. This Thursday, Sept. 12, now features the Selwyn Birchwood Band at The 21st, 5:30 p.m. They are the 2013 International Blues Challenge winners, held annually by the national Blues Foundation.
Remember for local and touring artists there are lots logistics that can go wrong,...

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Lil’ Slim, Hullabaloo, Sin City

Shawn Holt & The Teardrops have been signed to Blind Pig Records. Holt is now fronting his late father Magic Slim’s band The Teardrops, which includes another Lincoln musician, Levi William. The band’s first CD, Daddy Told Me, is set for release Sept. 24 and includes five songs written by Shawn Holt and two written by Magic Slim. Holt celebrates his birthday with a Lil’ Slim Blues Band show at...

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