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Ramseylewis omaha The 80 year old electrician lights up.

Ramsey Lewis has turned out a quantity of albums equal to the amount of years he’s been on this earth: 80. His shelves hold up seven gold records and three Grammy Awards and he keeps on holding up a standard for keeping up with the times. Earthiness has long been his thing, springing off from his jazz pianoism to dig into other roots, melding, blending and grooving with rock, soul, and R&B. But jazz still is where...

Scottie-miller-band-2015-1 jim vasquez Scottie Miller, Devon Allman, Bart Walker, Gina Sicilia & More

Coming up this week there is more great blues and roots music to keep you moving. Wednesday night at the Zoo Bar catch Cryin' Heart, a Hoodoo favorite built from veteran Lincoln musicians laying down Chicago and Texas style blues and jump-blues with double guitar power. That's Tim Budig and Mike Wheeler on guitars and Dave Wagner (bass) and Gary Williams (drums), members of variously the Zoo Bar House Band, The...

Mccarthy-trenching-small-68 McCarthy Trenching: Laughing in the Right Places

On the surface, Dan McCarthy is a throwback artist. 

Whether standing in front of a microphone with an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder or sitting behind the wheel of an upright classic 88, McCarthy's music, his style, reflects an era defined by the likes of Scott Joplin and Hank Williams rather than any modern-day composer.

"I knew the Scott Joplin stuff before I knew old country," McCarthy said via cell...

Milkrunoutside New Concert Venue Milk Run Debuts Nov. 7

The dynamic duo behind concert promotion company Perpetual Nerves — Chris Aponick and Sam Parker — are opening their own music venue and art gallery near downtown Omaha.

Milk Run is located at 1907 Leavenworth St., right next door to Shucks Fish House & Oyster Bar in the same turn-of-the-last-century building. The concert room will be rather cozy, about the same size as The Sweatshop Gallery; while the art gallery...

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