Estrin, Birchwood, Mat D, 44’s

Thursday, June 19, 6-9 p.m. The 21st Saloon has the great Rick Estrin & The Nightcats plus newcomers Selwyn Birchwood Band. Rick Estrin is a harmonica giant, acclaimed songwriter, engaging vocalist and Blues Music Award winner. He now leads the Nightcats that he formerly co-fronted with Little Charlie Baty. The Nightcats backing Estrin are phenomenal guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen, plus longtime...

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McKenna’s Needs You & More

McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ launches a Wednesday night early concert series beginning Wednesday, June 18. Shows will start at 7 p.m. with a $5 cover. The first scheduled act is Felix y Los Gatos from New Mexico, billed as New Mexico’s best party band. The Albuquerque-based roots band is regularly recognized as an area favorite in newspaper readers’ polls in Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Their Tex-Mex...

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Trout Recovering, More Outdoor Music

Internationally recognized blues guitarist Walter Trout received a life-saving liver transplant at UNMC’s Lied Transplant Center on Memorial Day. Trout’s recovery has been going well. See waltertrout.com for a post-surgery update. Trout’s wife Marie’s updates are posted regularly on her Facebook page and at Trout’s youcaring.com page.

Summer Arts Fest Music
Summer Arts Fest offers great live...

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Rockabilly & Roots Rave

It’s an evening of rave-up rockabilly and roots music Thursday, May 29, 5 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Headlining is the amazing Nikki Hill. This rockabilly goddess channels iconic sounds inspired by Wanda Jackson and Little Richard into fierce, fresh, sweat-drenched roots-rock. Hill’s husband Matt on guitar is an equal force and together with their band they are a hard-rocking crew.
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Cate Brothers, Hayes Carll, Nikki Hill

The Cate Brothers perform at The 21st Saloon Thursday, May 22, 6-9 p.m. The Cate Brothers are legends in American soul-blues music. Raised in Fayetteville, Ark., Earl and Ernie Cate were exposed to the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll at a local club where they also became friends with a young Levon Helm. Steve Cropper and Helm were involved with The Cates’ debut on Asylum Records, with Cropper...

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Holt Wins, Karp-Foley, Big Jam

Lincoln musicians Shawn Holt and Levi William were honored in Memphis Thursday, May 8, when Shawn Holt & The Teardrops took home the Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. Shawn Holt heads the band he took over from his father, Magic Slim, with Slim’s rhythm section Christopher Biedron (bass) and Brian “BJ” Jones (drums). (Correction and apologies for last week when I had the incorrect name...

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