Playing With Fire, Soul & Blues

Promoter Jeff Davis announces a change in venue and dates for Playing with Fire as part of the free concert series’ 11th year. Two free concerts will be presented at Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park with 5:30 p.m. starts. Thursday, June 26, Davis hosts Ben Poole and Jonas & The Massive Attraction. Thursday, July 3, spotlights Randy Oxford Band and The Madame Louise Project.

Soul of John Black
One show you might not have on your radar is the Soul of John Black at Lincoln’s Zoo bar Thursday, March 6, 9 p.m. Frontman John Bigham aka John Black has worked with Miles Davis, Dr. Dre and was guitarist/keyboard player for Fishbone for eight years.  The band’s 2013 disc, A Sunshine State of Mind (Yellow Dog Records), won rave reviews from tastemakers like The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and National Public Radio. Their vibey, genre-crossing music was called “retro soul tinged in country, funk and blues…a whole new brand of soul,” by Rolling Stone magazine. See yellowdogrecords.com/sojb.

More Zoo Music
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar features a three-night run by Austin’s Billy Bacon. The Zoo favorite has shows Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m., Friday, March 7, 9 p.m., and celebrates Bacon’s 50th birthday with a 5 p.m. show Saturday, March 8. Filling out the Zoo schedule are the always rockin’ Mezcal Brothers Friday, March 7, 5-7 p.m., and Lucas Kellison Saturday, March 8, 9 p.m.

Coming up next week are two great young players. Samantha Fish plays a special Tuesday early show Tuesday, March 11, 6-9 p.m. Her fall 2013 disc, Black Wind Howlin’ (Ruf Records), was her latest collaboration with Mike Zito as producer. Nick Moss is up on Wednesday, March 12, 6-9 p.m. Moss is a 16-time Blues Music Award nominee with a new disc, Time Ain’t Free (Blue Bella), out March 18.

Notable coming artists include Valerie June Saturday, March 15, Davina & The Vagabonds March 19, Carolyn Wonderland March 25 and Hadden Sayers March 26.

21st Saloon
The 21st Saloon presents electrifying guitarist and band leader Joe Louis Walker & The Boss Talkers Thursday, March 6, 6-9 p.m. and Samantha Fish with fellow Kansas City band Old No. 5s Thursday, March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Hot Notes
The Sower Dance Party brings a 1950s style dance to Lincoln’s classic Pla Mor Ballroom, 6600 W. O St., Saturday, March 9. It’s a CD release for The Bottle Tops and features guests Billy Bacon and The Mezcal Brothers. See thebottletopsmusic.com.

posted at 02:49 pm
on Wednesday, March 05th, 2014

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