Rockin’ Guitars

Tinsley Ellis rocks The 21st Saloon Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ellis is on the road in support of his eleventh CD release, Speak No Evil (Alligator). Rolling Stone magazine calls Ellis’ fretboard work “feral blues guitar” adding “non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”

Zoo Bar
Next Wednesday, Aug. 15, Eric Sardinas heats up the Zoo, 6-9 p.m. The hard-to-quantify Sardinas plays blistering old-school slide with a hard-rock aesthetic and a dramatic stage persona. Other shows at the Zoo this week include Tijuana Gigolos Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m. They just released their latest CD Shotgun. Late night Friday it is The Betties and Dastardly. Saturday, August 11, the youth bands of Academy of Rock are showcased 6-8 p.m. Brad Cordle Band plays at 9 p.m.

HOME for Lavelle White
There’s not always a chance to write about what is going on nationally, but some of the Austin music scene’s best-known women have joined together to help 83-year-old blues woman Lavelle White. She moved to Louisiana to live with a cousin who unfortunately passed away. White returned to Austin with only a few possessions and in need of help. Austin music mainstays including Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Susan Antone and Ruthie Foster have created HOME or Housing Opportunities for Musicians & Entertainers to help White, and ultimately to help other Austin musicians in need. For more information check out Facebook.com/HousingOpportunitiesForMusiciansAndEntertainers.

Lincoln Ribfest
Ribfest happens in Lincoln Aug. 9-12 with lots of good music including one of the final shows by Sons of 76 Thursday night, 7 p.m. VIsit pershingcenter.com/ribfest for all the details.

Hot Notes
Guitarist Eric Jerardi and his band gig at Gator O’Malley’s Thursday, Aug. 9, 9 p.m.
The OK Sisters play Heartland Cafe Saturday, Aug. 11, see heartlandcafe.net. Next Thursday, Aug. 16, at The 21st Saloon it’s highly entertaining Texas singer-songwriter Randy McAllister featuring guitarist Buddy Whittington, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
B.B. King and Robert Cray play Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Thursday, Aug. 16, and Mumford & Sons perform Monday, Aug. 20. See pinewoodbowltheater.com.
The Blues Society of Omaha presents outstanding singer-songwriter-guitarist Carolyn Wonderland Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Waiting Room. Lincoln's Cold in Hand opens at 5 p.m.
The Bluemasters Concert Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park features The Allman Brothers, Mick Fleetwood, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Otis Taylor & Eric Gales. See Facebook.com/TheBluesmastersConcert.

posted at 04:14 pm
on Wednesday, August 08th, 2012

COMMENTS

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

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


Movin’ & Shakin’

Last week the 36th Annual Blues Music Awards were handed out May 7 in Memphis in a gala event at the Cook Convention Center. In some ways, the sold-out dinner and awards show was your usual dinner...

more »


Here Kitty, Kitty

Two new Hoodoo favorites are up in the next couple of weeks at The 21st Saloon.

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch stir up a rich gumbo of great music from blues and swing to soul, Americana and rock....

more »


These All-Stars Sizzle

Lincoln's Zoo Bar hosts three of the top acts in contemporary blues Monday, May 4, 6-9 p.m. Fabulous blues bandleaders Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty have teamed up with the...

more »


May’s Got Roots

One of the stand-out shows for May is the return of The Cate Brothers, who perform Sunday, May 24, 6 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Earl and Ernie Cate have deep roots in American music, from their own...

more »


PWF, BSO & More

Playing With Fire concert promoter Jeff Davis has announced three dates for 2015 in conjunction with sponsor-hosts Midtown Crossing. The Playing With Fire concerts are part of the summer long...

more »







Advanced Search