Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events

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  • Fri
    03
    Oct
    2014

    Stacy Mitchhart

    1,000 Show!

    $5 ($7 at the door) - 8:00 p.m.

    Stacy Mitchhart’s music is the real thing, with each note he plays on his guitars, and each note that he sings sounding like its coming straight from his heart. He incorporates all sorts of styles into his music, Country, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and early Rock and Roll, to build his own unique sound. But, at its core, it's the Blues. Stacy Mitchhart currently plays over 250 shows yearly in front of over 100,000 fans while traveling close to 60,000 miles. He has appeared on numerous television shows including PBS Jubilee Concert Series, TBS’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’, HBO, the Speed Channel for NASCAR races, and Monday Night Football for Tennessee Titans including original compositions being used for the broadcast. Independent filmmaker Tim Hardiman released the documentary “NASHVEGAS Blues” which is based on the remarkable story of Stacy Mitchhart’s life and was premiered World-wide on The Documentary Channel in November 2009. It continues to be in the Documentary Channel programming rotation. - stacymitchhart.com

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  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014

    Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

    $10.00 ($12 at the Door) - 8:00 p.m.

    Master bluesman Lil' Ed Williams has come a long way. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed and his blistering Blues Imperials - bassist James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton - deliver the blues, from gloriously riotous and rollicking to intensely emotional and moving. Not since the heyday of Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers has a blues band made such a consistently joyful noise.
    "Long ago," recalls Lil' Ed, "Uncle J.B. told me, 'When you get the right guys in your band, you'll know.' When Mike and then Kelly joined up with me and Pookie, we just clicked. I knew. We are a family," says Lil' Ed, summing it all up. "And families stay together." - alligator.com/artists/lil-ed-and-the-blues-imperials

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  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014

    Back Porch Blues Band

    Blues from Topeka, KS
    $5.00 ($7.00 at the door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

    Like a Midwest summer storm blowing across the plains, the Back Porch Blues Band roars into town providing the best variety of original contemporary blues in the Heartland.  The band's influences range from Chicago to Texas to Funk to West Coast Swing and everything in between. Four seasoned individual musicians have come together to form a cohesive unit that is even greater than the sum of the parts. The Back Porch Blues Band puts forth an exciting new sound that has thrilled music lovers for more than a decade!

    After invigorating the crowd at the 2012 Paxico Blues Festival, the Back Porch Blues Band took things to another level in 2013.  In addition to their regular club dates throughout eastern Kansas and the Kansas City area, the festival season saw them rocking stages at the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival in Topeka, Tunes & Tobacco Weekend in Weston, MO, the Coleman Hawkins Blues Festival in St. Joseph, MO and the Jammin' in JC Blues Festival in Junction City, KS.

    The band is looking forward to new and exciting things in 2014 starting with the release of their first studio CD in January.  Eleven original songs showcase both the musical talent and songwriting ability of the band.  A full schedule of festival and club dates will give their fans plenty of opportunities to see them live and enjoy their unmistakable sound. More at Back Porch Blues Band website.

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  • Sat
    11
    Oct
    2014

    Terry Quiett Band

    Roots Rock Band from Kansas
    $8.00 ($10.00 at the door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

    In just a few years the Terry Quiett Band has become a mainstay across America’s Heartland. From 6th Street in Austin…to the windy city of Chicago…through the mountains of Colorado…across the deserts of Arizona…jamming down on Beale Street in Memphis…wherever they go the TQB has won over young and old with their energetic and soulful sound.

    Along the way they have forged relationships with Grammy-winning studio masters Jim Gaines and Blaise Barton. Between them, they have worked with legends of the blues industry such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Steve Miller Band, George Thorogood, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Michael Burks and many more.

    Now, 2014 finds Terry and Blaise once again collaborating with the new studio album “Taking Sides” released March 25, 2014. “Taking Sides” features 12 original songs (plus a bonus track of the classic “Let’s Get It On”) and is split into two distinct sides. Side one showcases the rootsy slidework for which Terry is fast becoming known - while side two finds the band tapping into a bluesy, contempory twist on vintage Soul and R&B. They represent two perspectives from one of the most promising artists on the blues scene. Read more at Terry Quiett's website here.

    Watch Terry Quiett Band on YouTube Here.

  • Fri
    17
    Oct
    2014

    Bernard Allison

    Blues Guitarist from Paris, France
    $10.00 ($12.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

    Bernard Allison totes the same smokin’ six string shooter that his late father Luther Allison assaulted the blues with. And he is blessed with his father’s soulful voice, spiritual devotion, and a musical freedom which experiments with the blues. Born in Chicago on November 26th, 1965, the youngest of nine children Bernard was first introduced to the roots of black music and the art of the electric guitar by his father, the late great Luther Allison. Like Ken Griffey Jr. hanging out in baseball locker rooms as a youth, Luther’s son was the kid running on-stage throughout the band’s set. Experiences like that profoundly effect one’s aspirations. “That’s when I decided I wanted to be up there like him. I think I was seven.”

    “I’m gonna try my best to pick up where he left off, but I can’t be Luther Allison, I can only be myself. In the beginning everyone expects me to be exactly like him, but we are two different musicians.”
    As a true “son of the blues,” Bernard possesses the requisite guitar feel and vocal intonations necessary to push his blues into the next century. He knows the energy level necessary to hold audiences and combines enough showmanship and spontaneity to push the performance in fresh, innovative directions each night. Read more at Bernard Allison's website here.

    Watch Bernard Allison on YouTube.

  • Sat
    18
    Oct
    2014

    Seth Walker

    Traditional Blues from Austin, TX
    $8.00 ($10.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

    Revered roots music troubadour Seth Walker recently took up residency in New Orleans. Upon relocating to the Big Easy, the North Carolina-native completed his rounds of the Holy Trinity of southern American music cities. His journey began in Austin where he fast became a staple of the Texas blues scene. He’d later shuffle off to Nashville where he’d absorb the cosmopolitan twang of its storytelling tradition. Clearly, however, it is the influence of his current NOLA home with its funky melting-pot swagger that inspired the gospel-soaked fervor and gritty guitar burn at the core of his latest album, Sky Still Blue, due June 10 from the Royal Potato Family.

    His albums have consistently vaulted him into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and have gleaned praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others. He’s toured the world as a headliner as well as opening for The Mavericks, The Wood Brothers, Raul Malo, Paul Thorn and Ruthie Foster, among others. It’s all of these experiences and more that leave their well-traveled traces throughout these 11 songs at hand. Steeped in a rich musical heritage, Sky Still Blue is a masterful work conveyed by means of Walker’s expressive, soul-burnished voice, agile guitar artistry and impeccable southern songwriting, all of which have garnered him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed modern roots artists in the country over the last decade. Read more at Seth Walker's website here.

    Watch Seth Walker on YouTube.

  • Fri
    24
    Oct
    2014

    The Mulligan Brothers

    Americana, Folk, Bluegrass from Louisiana
    $8.00 ($10.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

     

    The Mulligan Brothers, from Mobile, Alabama, prove that good stories and lyrics still matter in music and well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience. The band's debut album, "The Mulligan Brothers," was in the Offbeat's list of the Top Ten of CD sales at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The album is filled with straightforward narratives, concise, original lines,  and lead singer Ross Newell’s honest, sincere voice cutting to the heart in songs that seem as much to himself as to the listener.
     
    The rhythm of Greg DeLuca, the string melodies of Gram Rea, and Ben Leininger's suitcase bass grab attention as The Mulligan Brothers' music crosses borders between folk rock and Americana. "There was a temptation to add more instruments during production of the album but we wanted to reproduce the songs on stage every night," says Rea. "If we can't play it live, we didn't play it on the album, and that shaped our sound." Read more at Mulligan Brothers website here.

    Watch Mulligan Brothers on YouTube.

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014

    Jim Suhler

    American Blues from Texas
    $8.00 ($10.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) 

    Jim Suhler is an American, Texas Blues guitarist. Suhler has been playing professionally since the 1980s and has performed with a variety of Blues legends that include George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, AC/DC, Buddy Whittington, Billy F. Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Elvin Bishop, and Buddy Guy along with many other notable musicians. He resides in Dallas, Texas and plays locally in and around Texas’ major cities, especially Dallas/Fort Worth with his own band, “Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat”, in addition to the remainder of the United States and Canada. He and his band have also gained a large following in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, England and Ireland. The current Monkey Beat lineup includes: Shawn Phares on keyboards/accordion (joined in 2000); Carlton Powell on bass guitar/vocals (co-founding member) and Beau Chadwell on drums/percussion (joined in 2011). Former members include Jimmy Morgan and Paul Hollis (both on drums). Read more at Jim Suhler's website here.

    Watch Jim Suhler on YouTube.

  • Fri
    31
    Oct
    2014

    Biscuit Miller & The Mix

    Halloween Party!

    Blues, Funk, Soul from Chicago
    $10.00 ($12.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

    Complete with Costume Contest!!

    Born and raised on the south side of Chicago by his Grandmother; he was given his childhood nickname, Biscuit, after always being in the kitchen and underfoot while she was trying to cook. Growing up at Grandma’s house also gave Biscuit his love and appreciation for music, as gospel and soul were played in the home on a regular basis.

    A heavy touring schedule of over 250 gigs a year in the US and abroad have led to a dedicated fan base. In 2012 Biscuit’s fun and funky style of bass playing earned him the Blues Music Award for Bassist of the Year. He also took 2nd place in the bassist category in the Blues Matters International Writers Poll. Biscuit Miller and The Mix are once again on the road with his latest CD “BLUES WITH A SMILE” and ready to bring a smorgasbord of fun to your party. What’s better than a bowlful of Soulful, Funky Blues stew? A pipin’ hot Biscuit, of course! Read more at Biscuit Miller's website here.

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  • Sat
    01
    Nov
    2014

    Bad Brad & The Fat Cats

    Chicago Blues/Swing from Greeley, Colorado
    $8.00 ($10.00 at the Door)
    Show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) 

    Bad Brad & The Fat Cats are a team of energetic, raw, and fearless blues musicians that are creating a name for themselves in the music business through their dedication to serving the music. They have been recognized by many as a new force in the blues. Brad represented the Colorado Blues Society in the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis as their Youth Showcase entrant and has been compared to Jonny Lang and Bernard Allison. In less than a year, Bad Brad & The Fat Cats have played some of Colorado’s hottest music festivals including Bohemian Nights/Newwest Fest, The Greeley Blues Jam and The Carbon Valley Music Festival. Read more at Bad Brad & The Fat Cat's website here.

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  • Fri
    07
    Nov
    2014

    Moreland & Arbuckle

    Details Coming Soon...

  • Wed
    31
    Dec
    2014

    New Year's Eve Party

    Hotel-wide Blowout!

    Details Coming Soon...

    Artists will be released very soon!

    Go to nyetopeka.com for more information as it is released!