Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events

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  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Lauren Anderson / Laurie Morvan Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

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    Lauren Anderson
    This soulful, rockin' female, originally from Chicago, has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Growing up in a household that was rich in music, her influences were widely varied from artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and many more. 

    www.laurenandersonmusic.com

     

    Laurie Morvan

    Laurie Morvan Band is a 5 piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by its fiery female lead guitarist vocalist. A pumpin’, thumpin’, tight-as-nails machine from Long Beach, CA, the LMB has fired up over 70
    festivals and 700 shows together throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. So much more than just a wailin’ guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting.
    Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys spending time
    with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos. Laurie Morvan Band concerts feature the beautiful harmonies of Laurie and backup singer Lisa Morvan, as well as dueling solos between Laurie,
    keyboardist Tom Salyers and bassist Pat Morvan. Drummer Lonnie Jones drives this high-octane train. They are a tight-knit unit who love performing and recording CDs together. Their fun-loving enthusiasm leaps right off the stage...and it’s contagious!

    www.lauriemorvan.com

     
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    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show. Tickets will be available at the door.
     
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  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018

    Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival 2018

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

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    Event is held at Lake Shawnee.


    The Topeka Blues Society (TBS) is proud to annually present the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, scheduled every 4th of July at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka.   Music starts at noon, and continues until dark.  A spectacular nightworks show then lights up the sky, reflecting over the lake. Attendees may bring shade tents (there will be a designated area), coolers/food, blankets and chairs.  The Topeka Blues Society has added a food tent in the festival area.  All proceeds benefit the Topeka Blues Society and this festival. Please, for safety reasons, NO GRILLS are allowed in the festival area. This festival is not free to produce, but through community support and donations, the Topeka Blues Society is able to offer free admission to all attendees of the Blues Festival, thereby exposing the blues to a large audience on Independence Day.  A donation will allow us to continue to bring quality, nationally recognized Blues bands to this festival, inspire continued growth for the Spirit of Kansas celebration, and generate additional commerce for area businesses.  The festival has shown much growth, and it gets bigger and better each year.
  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    The Josh Garrett Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

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    Josh Garrett is a songwriter, singer and guitar player from New Roads, LA.  He and his family relocated to  Houma, LA when Josh was a child.  Josh picked up his father’s guitar when he was 12 years old and started writing songs soon after.  By age 20, Garrett was performing several times a week in Houma, LA.   At age 24, he recorded his  first album entitled, “Changed Man” and never looked back.  Josh and his band started to travel regionally to promote his new album.   In 2008, he relocated to Nashville, TN.   While there, he recorded his second album, “Live on Printer’s Alley” - a double album released Nov 2009.   In 2010, Josh returned home to Louisiana, and began work on his third album.  "String of Problems”, released Aug 2011, hit #1 on the Roots Music Louisiana Blues Charts,  and hit the #1 Spot two weeks in a row on American Blues Scene “Blues Top Five”.   While continuing to tour and promote his unique brand of Louisiana roots and soul, Garrett recorded his latest album “Honey For My Queen”.  

    www.joshgarrettmusic.com

     
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  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Jason Ricci

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

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    Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Through two plus decades of endless touring, TV appearances, recordings and the internet Jason Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence. Nick named “Moon Cat” (a street name he once used in Nashville and New Orleans to avoid police detection) Jason has been an almost constant force for decades in the studio, festivals, club dates and press. Love him or hate him, through performing, singing, song writing, teaching, harmonica playing and activism in the fields of L.G.B.T., mental health and addiction, it is not an overstatement that this young, white, queer, skateboarding, punk rock loving, multiple convicted felony having Moon Cat from Maine is currently changing the world through music and education.

    www.mooncat.org

     
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  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018

    The Jeremiah Johnson Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

    eventJaramiahJohnsonBandBorn and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams Sr. and Jr. With these influences, Johnson began building his musical foundation.

    Johnson's sixth studio album, Blues Heart Attack, was released worldwide on July 22, 2016. This unique record is a blend of Johnson’s entire musical career. “It’s a combination of our earlier works, and then Grind,” he explained. “There’s horns and keyboard reminiscent of Brand Spankn’ Blues, but also some heavy guitar driven tracks. It’s the evolution of everything in a Blues Heart Attack.” Special guest performers include Frank Bauer on sax, Tom ‘Papa’ Ray on harmonica, and Nathan Hershey on keys. Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts.

    http://www.jeremiahjohnsonband.com/home
     
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  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    Mike Babb & Friends / Paul Byrd

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

    eventMikeBabbsAs the regulars of Uncle Bo's know, Mike Babb is from Topeka and has a great number of friends from the area, so please coming in early may not be a bad idea!
    Mike has been a lover of the blues and a wonderful entertainer himself.
     
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  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    The BelAirs

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

    EventHeaderBelAirsFronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, the Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin' Wolf and Johnny Cash.

    Living on the road and playing clubs from "Austin to Boston", the Bel Airs are carrying on the tradition of American Rhythm and Blues. The band is fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars. Growing up on country soul and rock-n-roll, the Pruitt brothers have developed a harmony vocal style all their own. They have been performing together for more than 30 years, wowing audiences nightly with their unique brand of music- leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues."

    With four acclaimed albums and performances at festivals and night clubs across the USA as well as England, France, Belgium and Spain, the band continues to travel extensively. The Bel Airs' musical approach and superbly crafted showmanship make for a more than memorable concert whenever they appear.

    http://www.belairs.com/
     
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  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018

    Platinum Express

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

    EventPlatnumExpressPlatinum Express features three out front vocalist and The Full Steam Horn section, knocking out the best Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Hot-Buttered Soul, and Sophisticated Funk in the straight-ahead, vibrant "Kansas City tradition".

    Members of Platinum Express have backed up, performed, and/or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Kevin Mahogany, Bloodstone, members of Tower of Power, and The Temptations.

    http://www.platinum-express.com/
     
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  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Chubby Carrier / Bayou Swamp Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

    eventChubyCaterIf you havent experienced the high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound of Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, it is high time that you join the legions of fans that have.

    Once the accordion-playing virtuoso grabs the mic and takes to the stage with his band mates, audiences are treated to a show like no other. Chubbys sound is infectious a concoction of blues, 70s funk, rock and roll, and good-ole zydeco flavor and makes even the most timid individuals get their feet a movin.

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

    For more information on Chubby please visit http://www.chubbycarrier.com/
     
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  • Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018

    The Ben Miller Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

    Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.

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    "I like the idea of saying something very complicated in a very simple way," Ben Miller states. "That's what we strive for musically, and what I strive for lyrically—to get directly to the point."

    Getting to the point is something that the Ben Miller Band does consistently on Choke Cherry Tree, the Joplin, Missouri-bred combo's third album and second New West release. The consistently compelling set offers 11 new examples of Miller's deceptively unpretentious songcraft, beneath whose ramshackle exterior lurks sturdy, infectious melodies and resonant, emotionally insightful lyrics.

    Miller's band delivers such memorable new tunes as "Nothing Gets Me Down," "Akira Kurosawa," "Trapeze," "Lighthouse" and "Mississippi Cure" with the sort of unpretentious enthusiasm that's already won the group a devoted fan base that stretches from the band's midwestern home turf to the U.K. and Europe, where they've toured to rave reviews.

    Choke Cherry Tree introduces a retooled Ben Miller Band lineup, with Miller and fellow founding member Scott Leeper joined by new additions Rachel Ammons and Smilin' Bob Lewis. The pair's multi-instrumental skills bring added authority to Miller's rootsy new compositions, while maintaining the high energy level (complete with homemade instruments constructed from broken and discarded axes) that originally endeared the band to its fans. Elsewhere, Rachel Ammons' expressive vocals lend depth to the haunting "Redwing Blackbird."

    Miller and company recorded Choke Cherry Tree with producer Chris Funk, a member of the Decemberists whose multi-instrumental abilities helped to expand the band's sonic options, as did his interest in using such guest players as Jenny Conlee and Nate Query (also of The Decemberists), renowned saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Tin Huey, and uncle to Patrick Carney of the Black Keys), Dan Hunt of Neko Case’s band, Ural Thomas, Rev Shines of Lifesavas, and more. “Chris has a lot of musician friends,” Miller notes, “so if we needed an accordion player, he’d just call one.”

    https://www.benmillerband.com

     
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