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  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    The Cate Brothers

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

     

    eventcatebrothersErnie and Earl Cate, the "Cate Brothers", have been writing and performing their unique style of rock and soul music for more than 20 years.

    From 1975 to 1980, the Cate Brothers released 3 LP's on Electra-Asylum Records, and 1 LP on Atlantic Records.

    In 1976, "Union Man" (a single from their first Electra-Asylum LP, produced by Steve Cropper, "The Cate Brothers") climbed into the top ten on the national charts and was followed by another successful single, "Can't Change My Heart".

    The Cate Brothers chart success led to nation wide television performances such as: American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Austin City Limits, as well as television programs in Canada and Europe.

    Performances with artists such as - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, The Band and other's brought them more national recognition.

    In 1980, the Cate Brothers Band reunited with longtime friend Levon Helm and toured the United States and Canada for 2 years in 1983, the Cate Brothers Band joined Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel as "The Band" re-united and toured the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The Cates filled in for Robbie Robertson who declined to join the reunion. They also toured with "Crosby, Stills and Nash".

    In 1992, the "Cate Brothers Band" were invited to perform for the Presidential Inagural Ball, "The Blue-Jean Bash", where they performed with "The Band", Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Clarence Clemons, Kim Wilson, Dr. John among many others.

    During the late 1980's and early 1990's, Ernie and Earl Cate continued to write new material and in 1995 their first CD "Radioland" was released on Blue Sun, Ice House, Priority Records. In 1997, they released another CD, "Struck A Vein", and in 1999, their first live CD, "The Cate Brothers Band Live", was released on current records.

    The Cate Brothers, through many years of writing and performing, have developed a sound that is truly their own, both soulful and unique.

    Band members:
    Earl Cate
    Ernie Cate
    Ron Eoff
    Terry Cagle
    Dave Renko
     
    All ticket sales are for general admission into Uncle Bo's. One entry per ticket.
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  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    The Cate Brothers

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

     

    eventcatebrothersErnie and Earl Cate, the "Cate Brothers", have been writing and performing their unique style of rock and soul music for more than 20 years.

    From 1975 to 1980, the Cate Brothers released 3 LP's on Electra-Asylum Records, and 1 LP on Atlantic Records.

    In 1976, "Union Man" (a single from their first Electra-Asylum LP, produced by Steve Cropper, "The Cate Brothers") climbed into the top ten on the national charts and was followed by another successful single, "Can't Change My Heart".

    The Cate Brothers chart success led to nation wide television performances such as: American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Austin City Limits, as well as television programs in Canada and Europe.

    Performances with artists such as - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, The Band and other's brought them more national recognition.

    In 1980, the Cate Brothers Band reunited with longtime friend Levon Helm and toured the United States and Canada for 2 years in 1983, the Cate Brothers Band joined Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel as "The Band" re-united and toured the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The Cates filled in for Robbie Robertson who declined to join the reunion. They also toured with "Crosby, Stills and Nash".

    In 1992, the "Cate Brothers Band" were invited to perform for the Presidential Inagural Ball, "The Blue-Jean Bash", where they performed with "The Band", Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Clarence Clemons, Kim Wilson, Dr. John among many others.

    During the late 1980's and early 1990's, Ernie and Earl Cate continued to write new material and in 1995 their first CD "Radioland" was released on Blue Sun, Ice House, Priority Records. In 1997, they released another CD, "Struck A Vein", and in 1999, their first live CD, "The Cate Brothers Band Live", was released on current records.

    The Cate Brothers, through many years of writing and performing, have developed a sound that is truly their own, both soulful and unique.

    Band members:
    Earl Cate
    Ernie Cate
    Ron Eoff
    Terry Cagle
    Dave Renko
     
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  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    Keeshea Pratt Band

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

     

    HeaderKeesheaPrattSinging since the age of six, Keeshea Pratt has shared the stage with several notable national figures including bluesman Bobby Rush, Eddie Cotton, opera singer Grace Bumbry, soul singer Musiq Soulchild, and gospel icon the late Reverend James Moore.

    Pratt has accomplished what few Mississippi based singers before her has ever achieved: The ability to attract fans from all walks of life without ever straying from the intricate roots that nurtured her awarding winning voice in the first place.

    Pratt’s impressive musical range and undeniable charisma changed the landscape of local entertainment by displaying the kind of vocal immediacy and vulnerability possessed by few singers and leaving you wanting more.

    Draped with amazing style, class, and sophistication, Pratt takes you on a journey through all genres of music. “I always get asked the same question,” says Pratt, “What type of music do you sing?” My answer has always been the same… “I sing it all.”

    There has been an elite array of influences with unique sounds and styles that has cultivated Pratt’s alluring and spirited presentation. She’s an artist that appreciates all genres and refuses to be put in a box, and her connection with her audience allows her to tap into whatever their mood is and render an offering of shear vocal pleasure.

    Some of Pratt’s accomplishments include “The Jackson Free Press Artist of the Week 2011”, “The 2012 Female Artist of the Year in the Jackson Music Awards”, and a featured artist the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival. Her road to the top of her musical game in Jackson has been filled with the type of conviction that now causes a younger generation to look to her as a musical influence.

    The Blues Foundation out of Memphis, TN crowned Keeshea as the Queen of the 2018 International Blues Challenge (IBC) on January 21, 2018 as the 34th annual edition of the blues competition wrapped up at downtown Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre with Pratt and her brass-heavy Texas ensemble taking home 1st place in the best band category. The Keeshea Pratt Band, a little over 8 months old, went to Memphis and left a mark that will forever be talked about.

    http://www.keesheapratt.com/

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  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling / Drunken Hearts

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

     

    HeaderNickMoss"Nick Moss's muscular, electric energy combines jaw-dropping guitar, gruff, soulful vocals and impassioned songwriting. Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica master...impressive, genuine and fresh-sounding." --Living Blues

    Powerhouse Chicago blues group, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling, celebrate their first Alligator Records release, THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING, with performances in Topeka at the Mulvane Art Fair on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 and Uncle Bo's on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart, is a tour de force of the classic Chicago blues ensemble sound that world class guitarist/vocalist Moss and master harmonicist/vocalist Gruenling know, live and love.

    THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING is no recycling of old songs. Moss wrote eight memorable new originals and Gruenling wrote two, all deeply rooted in the blues tradition with a touch of old school rock 'n' roll. Produced by guitarist Kid Andersen and Moss and recorded at Rancho de Rhythm in Elgin, Illinois, the album is a joyous sonic blast of pure blues power.

    Although Moss and Gruenling had known each other for 20 years and had jammed together often, it wasn't until 2016 that they decided to team up full time. Moss' deeply rooted yet fully modern guitar playing flawlessly meshes with Gruenling's monster harmonica chops. On stage, the two communicate seemingly telepathically, as Moss lays down the deepest blues licks and Gruenling's harmonica wails and howls in perfect response, with Moss' top-notch band adding their energy and expertise to the ensemble.

    Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city's take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago's rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city's greatest blues luminaries. New Jersey's Dennis Gruenling is considered among today's best blues harmonica players.

    Growing up in Chicago and standing tall at 6'2", Nick Moss dreamed of playing both music and sports. When kidney surgery sidelined his athletic hopes, he dove headfirst into the blues. His mother was a huge blues fan, even taking a young Nick to see bluesmen like Muddy Waters live in concert. Originally a bass player, Moss got his first professional break touring and playing bass with legendary West Side Chicago guitarist Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins. He next toured with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (longtime Muddy Waters' drummer), leader of the Legendary Blues Band. Finding himself in need of a guitarist, Smith insisted Moss switch instruments. Combining his natural talent with non-stop woodshedding and playing every open jam session, Moss quickly became one of the city's most highly sought-after players. Bluesman Jimmy Rogers (famous for his pioneering guitar work with Muddy Waters and for
    his solo it Walking By Myself) hired Moss to join his touring band and became his mentor. Moss' other influences include B.B. King, Freddie King, Earl Hooker, Magic Slim and other groundbreaking players.

    Moss formed his own band in 1997 and released the first of his 12 solo albums a year later on his own independent Blue Bella label. He's received 22 Blues Music Award nominations and has earned legions of fans around the world, playing over 100 shows a year. Moss has shared stages with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary Clark, Jr., David Hidalgo and many others, and is an in-demand guest, always welcome to sit in with his musician friends around the world.

    As a teen, Dennis Gruenling heard the Alligator recording Harp Attack! (a summit meeting of James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch) and decided that blues harmonica was his life's calling. Gruenling was inspired by blues harp masters including Cotton, Little Walter and George "Harmonica" Smith as well as by saxophonists, including Lester Young and Red Prysock. A self-taught player and a natural entertainer with seven solo albums to his credit, Gruenling's giant, fat-toned harp work, raw-boned singing and untamed energy are a perfect foil for Moss' hair-raising guitar playing and straight-from-the-shoulder blues vocals.

    With the release of THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling will do what they do best: barnstorm the globe, bringing their muscular, high-energy show to clubs, concert halls, roadhouses and festival stages night after night. According to Moss, "When the band and I get on stage, the music takes over. We can't hold back and the energy just comes pouring out. We get carried away and the audience gets carried away with us."

    https://www.nickmossband.com/

    Also appearing Drunken Hearts

    The Drunken Hearts have grown into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences  across the country. In those few years, theColorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for producing and cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting thoughtful songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere.
    Originally an outlet for lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Andrew McConathy, he knew the band needed to expand musically to satisfy his growing songbook of material. With their latest release, Love & Thirst, the band's journey is clear and truthful, letting the listener in beneath the love and loss that has shaped the band and it’s members. With the track “Want You Back,” their rowdy guitar-riff rock and country influences are showcased, while the title track “Love & Thirst” conveys a more delicate sentiment through both the music and lyrical delivery.
    Following the 2016 release of Love & Thirst, the band toured the country from coast-to-coast, with stops at famed venues and festivals, such as Electric Forest, Vertex, Fayetteville Roots Fest, Hangtown Music Festival, and the band’s own Yarmony Grass, among others. Very much in their element on the festival scene, Tyra Sutak (Elevation Outdoors Magazine) described her
    experience as being "Magnetic. It’s one of the only words my buddy and I could agree on to describe the feeling of the first time we caught Colorado-based band, The Drunken Hearts, live."
    With 2017 underway, the band will be releasing a new album, The Prize, and touring extensively across the nation.
    THE DRUNKEN HEARTS:
    Andrew McConathy: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar | Jon McCartan: Bass, Vocals | Cody Russell: Pedal + Lap Steel, Banjo | Kory Montgomery: Electric guitar, Vocals | Alex Johnson: Drums

    https://www.thedrunkenhearts.com/

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  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    Hector Anchondo

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

     

    HeaderHectorGrowing up on a Missouri farm, Anchondo soaked up roots music, Latino music, bluegrass and old blues. He picked up the guitar as teen, and as soon as he finished high school, while classmates headed off to college, he headed for Omaha, where he had some family, to make a life playing guitar.

    “Omaha turned out to be a great place for a new artist starting out,” Anchondo said. “They will get behind a new act with new original music.”

    The young guitarist started hitting Omaha jam nights every single week, where older musicians recognized his prodigious talent and took him under their wings. Within only a couple years, he had a hot original Latin and reggae band and a song on local radio. Anchondo toured with that band almost non-stop for the next 10 years.

    “It was a lot of sleeping on floors, or in the van, or just driving on through to the next show,” he said.

    When the recession of 2008 happened, work dried up in the music scene, and the stress took its toll on the band, which parted company. Anchondo found himself without a band, working as a dishwasher in a Cuban restaurant. That year that tested his resolve more than any other.

    “I was kind of floundering personally,” said Anchondo. “I was like, ‘what do I do?’ I had put all my eggs in that basket, into music.”

    Anchondo knew his mind, though. It was guitar or nothing. And, he realized, this could be the moment he finally got to do a thing he’d wanted to do all his life. He had loved the blues since he was kid, had been sneaking in blues songs at his concerts for years. He wanted to play blues full time. So he started looking for other musicians who could help him make the hard-partying kind of blues he’d always loved.

    http://hectoranchondo.com/

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  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Luke Winslow Band

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

     

    HeaderLukeWinslow

    Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

    What sets this album above the singer and guitarist’s previous work is how he’s absorbed the offerings of a life in music. Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, he moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there. Now that he’s moved on, it is the larger world, and the people and places in it, that enthralls him. From these travels and friendships comes a deeper and richer perspective on the American musical traditions he fell in love with at an early age. 

    From the first track, Luke effortlessly draws the listener into his genre-expansive, dynamic world. “You Got Mine,” co-written with friend and legendary local musician “Washboard” Lissa Driscoll (who passed away in September 2017), enchants with its laid back grace. Delicate touches of Paul Simon and Robert Cray color this paean to unconditional friendship and camaraderie. With crisp guitar lines evoking Mike Campbell, the gospel-tinged call-to-action “Break Down the Walls” and the easy-country amble “After the Rain” sit astride the solemn and the uplifting. The subtle Stax-inflected soul of the title track casts a disintegrating relationship against the inspirational scenery of the desert Southwest. “Farewell Blues,” a song written after he found out about his late father’s cancer diagnosis, has a resolute drifter’s wandering heart to guide it.

    But no matter where he goes, the current of the Crescent City still tugs at Luke’s music. The sweaty riffs of “Thought I Heard You” are as hot as the beer is cold and the syncopated horns on “Chicken Dinner” are a big, playful flirtation. The psychedelic swamp boogie of “Leghorn Women” brims with charm, both suave and sinister, while the Tom-Petty-on-the-levee vibe of “Born to Roam” makes it a classic-in-the-making road trip anthem.  

    Blue Mesa was recorded across the globe in the Tuscan fortress village of Lari, Italyand features long-time collaborator and Italian blues guitar dynamo Roberto Luti, Chris Davis of King James and the Special Men, and Mike Lynch (Bob Seger, Larry McCray) on organ, among others.

    Luke Winslow-King has collaborated with New Orleans legends and wunderkinds alike, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, and Meschiya Lake. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous venues and releasing four studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more.

    http://www.lukewinslowking.com

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