Shadowboxing

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m., the Blues Society of Omaha (BSO) and The 21st Saloon host the official send-off party celebrating Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers’ trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge (IBC). After winning the 2013 Nebraska Blues Challenge last year, Hoyer and his band are representing the Blues Society of Omaha in the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan. 21-25. The Lincoln-based soul-blues band will join hundreds of international blues musicians in this prestigious event. The IBC is attended by blues record labels, journalists, promoters and booking agents and is a great opportunity for regional artists to start building national awareness.
It is worth nothing that the Blues Society of Omaha’s first and second year Nebraska Blues Challenge winners, Shawn “Lil’ Slim” Holt and Levi William, have since joined forces under the name Shawn Holt & The Teardrops. Holt’s band received a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut in the recently announced nominations. For more information see joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com, blues.org/ibc and facebook.com/BluesSocietyOfOmaha. (Full disclosure: I am an advisor to the BSO and to the Nebraska Blues Challenge event.)

Friday Afternoon Club
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar has a longstanding Friday Afternoon Club (FAC). This week the Zoo features Tijuana Gigolos 5-7 p.m.
Omaha’s Venue 51, 1951 St. Mary’s, has launched a Friday Afternoon Club with music 6-8 p.m. This Friday, Jan. 10, check out Mistaken. See facebook.com/mistakenbandomaha. Friday, Jan. 17, OEAA Best Blues Nominee Steve Byam’s 40SINNERS plugs in. Friday, Jan. 24, catch Stephen Monroe. Jan. 31, it’s Little Joe solo acoustic.

Hot Notes
Venue 51 has a great roots-Americana show Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 p.m. with two OEAA Best Americana/Country Nominees Matt Cox and Travelling Mercies being joined by Fork in the Road.
Iconic psychobilly/rockabilly act the Reverend Horton Heat plays Waiting Room Wednesday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. with psychobilly trio Nekromantix and phenomenal roots guitarist Deke Dickerson opening. See waitingroomlounge.com
Thursday, Jan 16, 9 p.m. catch Mitch Gettman, Virginia Kathryn Tanous-Gallner and Saltwater Sanctuary showcasing roots, blues and rock at Barley Street Tavern.
Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers have a CD/LP release party Friday, Jan. 17, at the Bourbon Theatre, after 9 p.m. Also performing are Funk Trek, A Ferocious Jungle Cat and DJ Relic, cover is only $5.
Upcoming 6 p.m. blues shows at The 21st Saloon include the Pacific Northwest’s Randy Oxford Band with BluesEd group Us & Them opening Thursday, Jan. 16, and the driving, gritty sound of Moreland & Arbuckle Thursday, Jan. 23.

posted at 02:05 pm
on Wednesday, January 08th, 2014

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