Hullabaloo, Roadhouse & More

If you are reading this on Wednesday, Aug. 1, powerhouse West Coast vocalist Janiva Magness roars into Lincoln’s Zoo Bar 6-9 p.m. Her new disc, Stronger for It (Alligator) is one of the best roots CDs released this year.

Hullabaloo
The second annual Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is Aug. 3-5 at River West Park, 233 & W. Maple, near Waterloo. Brandon Miller of Kris Lager Band has organized an ambitious three days of music featuring a variety of genres. Blues rock guitarist Walter Trout headlines the Sunday, Aug. 5, line-up with a 7 p.m. set. Weekend passes are $60 at the gate, day passes are $20, kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult. See hullabaloomusicfestival.com for bands, schedule and other details. There’s music on three stages from over 40 bands beginning Friday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.

Olney & Webb
Hard-hitting, ingenious songwriter-performer David Olney and virtuoso instrumentalist Sergio Webb return to The Sunday Roadhouse series this Sunday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m. at The Side Door Lounge. See sundayroadhouse.com. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “In the tradition of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Olney has become a pioneer of the Americana music scene.” The Houston Press observes, “David Olney stands out like a jalapeno in a bowl of vanilla pudding.”

Thursday Music
Lil’ Slim Blues Band hits Jazz on the Green, Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
Kansas City guitarist-vocalist Samantha Fish, the national Blues Music Award winner for Best New Artist Debut, gigs at The 21st Saloon Aug. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Raw gut-bucket blues from Runny Nose Pete is at Gator O’Malley’s Aug. 2, 9 p.m., featuring the wicked guitar licks of Steve Byam.

Hot Notes
Elkhorn’s Heartland Cafe presents a rare show by The Johnsen Brothers Friday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Next Thursday, Aug. 9, blues-rock guitarist Tinsley Ellis plays The 21st Saloon, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Zoo Bar celebrates Magic Slim’s birthday on Sunday, Aug. 5, 3-6 p.m. Festivities include an open jam hosted by Lil’ Slim Blues Band.
Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln presents Crosby, Stills & Nash Wednesday, Aug. 8, B.B. King and Robert Cray play Thursday, Aug. 16, and Mumford & Sons perform Monday, Aug. 20. See pinewoodbowltheater.com.
Just announced is The Bluemasters Concert Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park featuring The Allman Brothers, Mick Fleetwood, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Otis Taylor & Eric Gales. See Facebook.com/TheBluesmastersConcert.
Visit omahablues.com for extensive calendar listings compiled by the Blues Society of Omaha.

posted at 03:17 pm
on Wednesday, August 01st, 2012

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