Live, Touring and Local

Damon Fowler makes his 21st Saloon debut on Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Living Blues magazine calls Fowler “a roots guitar guru in the making.” The Chicago Sun-Times writes “Make way for the next big-time guitar slinger.”
Critics compare his guitar riffs to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck with slide playing influenced by Duane Allman. Fowler also has lap-steel and dobro playing in his arsenal. The Tampa, Fla., native’s new disc is Devil Got His Way (Blind Pig).

Marbin
From Chicago by way of Israel, Marbin plays Gator O’Malley’s for the 9 p.m. show on Thursday, Nov. 10. Their music is centered around guitar and saxophone and has been called “a marvel of musicianship and imagination” merging “jazz, rock, ambient and world music.” See marbinmusic.com.

1200 Club
The Holland Performing Arts Center’s 1200 Club presents jazz-bluegrass ensemble Alison Brown Quartet on Friday, Nov. 11, and the harmonica-guitar-driven blues of Miller on Saturday, Nov. 12. See omahaperformingarts.org.

Zoo Bar Music
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar is rockin’ with The Bel Airs playing after 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12. Rockabilly from the Mezcal Brothers heats things up at 5 p.m. on Friday. Acclaimed West Coast singer and harmonica player John Nemeth plays a special 6-9 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Holiday Giving
The holiday season brings out lots of giving events. Mark your calendar now for the second annual Canned in Benson effort to benefit the Omaha Food Bank. The multi-artist show is at Barley Street Tavern on Thursday, Nov. 23. It’s organized by Matt Cox. See details at mattcoxmusic.net.

Lash LaRue’s toy drive shows for the children on the Pine Ridge reservation are also on the horizon, including a show on Friday, Dec. 2, at The Waiting Room and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the 21st Saloon.

Hot Notes
Travelling Mercies, Orion Walsh and Mint Wad Willy play Barley Street Tavern on Thursday, Nov. 10, after 9 p.m.
The OEAA Showcase takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, in Benson. Check out over 30 bands at The Waiting Room, Barley Street Tavern, PS Collective, Burke’s Pub and Benson Grind for one $10 cover charge. See the schedule at oea-awards.com.
Also on Friday night, Nov. 11, there’s rockabilly from Devil Makes Three at Slowdown. Ragged Company has their CD release party at the Side Door on Friday night too.
The North Mississippi Allstars plug in at Slowdown on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

posted at 05:22 pm
on Wednesday, November 09th, 2011

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


HOODOO Year In Review

Here are some shows that stand out as notable music experiences for 2015, in no particular order. I missed a lot of concerts this year, too, so this is just the view from my corner of the dance...

more »


Don’t Hibernate

January may bring the urge to enter into post-holiday hibernation, but there's still lots of great national, regional and local music heating up area stages to keep you movin' and groovin'.
The 21st...

more »


Giving Joy

December marks the annual effort by Omaha roots musician Lash LaRue to bring toys and holiday cheer to the children and families on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Conditions on the reservation are...

more »


Thanksgiving Music & Monkeying Around with Jim

So, Thanksgiving weekend brings a wealth of opportunities for most of us, including family or at least friends and loved ones to gather with, music to go and enjoy, it's often a time for reflection...

more »


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...

more »







Advanced Search