Honeyboy’s New CD, Blues Challenge

Lincoln’s Honeyboy Turner Band has an Omaha CD release party at Havana Garage Friday, April 19, 9 p.m. for their new disc Billiard Playin’ Mama. This is a free, 21 and over show. The band is fresh from a CD release event at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar last week that featured guest appearances by Chicago players in town for the Jammin’ Away the Blues concert last Saturday at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre....

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Rockin’ Johnny’s Chicago Blues

The fifth Annual Jammin’ Away the Blues concert is this Saturday, April 13, at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. The event is a benefit for the Mental Health Association of Nebraska. This year’s featured artists are Rockin’ Johnny & his Chicago Blues Revue. Rockin’ Johnny Burgin has been recognized on the Chicago blues scene for nearly 20 years. He began his career by playing in the West Side clubs,...

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<p>  Kelly Richey. Photo by Sonya Ziegler.</p>Grit, Guitars & Funk

Guitarist Kelly Richey’s hard-charging power blues trio hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 3, 6-9 p.m., and makes their 21st Saloon debut Thursday, April 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. With rocking guitar licks and gritty vocals, the Cincinnati artist has been playing guitar since she was 15 years old. She has been active in that region for nearly 20 years with over 15 solo releases to her credit....

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<p>  Magic Slim and ShawnCarrying the Torch

Two tributes to longtime Lincoln resident and Chicago blues legend Magic Slim take place this week. Magic Slim, also known as Morris Holt, passed away Feb. 21 in a Pennsylvania hospital after a brief illness.
Magic’s son Shawn Holt is now fronting Slim’s legendary band The Teardrops. The younger Holt has brought another Lincoln musician, Levi William, on board with him as an official Teardrop....

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Blues Challenge, Sin City, Zito

Round One of the Blues Society of Omaha’s Nebraska Blues Challenge kicks off at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Sunday, March 24. Performing are Crimson Dawn (3:30 p.m.), Thrift Shop Radio (4:40 p.m.), Lou DeLuca & The R&M Blues Band (5:50 p.m.) and Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers (7 p.m.). Rounds Two and Three take place April 7 at Gator O’Malley’s and April 21 at McKenna’s with a total of 14 bands...

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Gary Flanagan Tribute

Omahan Gary Flanagan was an ardent supporter of local musicians. After his untimely passing of an apparent heart attack in January, his funeral reception was held at Slowdown. A good 20 or so of Omaha’s most notable singer-songwriters were in attendance. They all had the same message, in nearly the same words. “Gary came to all my shows and he always sat in the front row.” “Gary knew the words...

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