Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events
Doors open at 6:30; Showtime @ 8:00 p.m.
Cover Charge $5.00 Here or $7.00 at the Door
Rock/Blues/Country from Topeka, Kansas
The Solohogs began playing in 1994 in Topeka. Founding members Michael Stratton (guitar) and Lew Spring (bass) began as an acoustic duo inspired by the likes of Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal. 1995 saw Les Goering (harmonica, guitar) and Mark Paquette (drums) join the band. They ramped up the electric gear and with the line-up complete they began playing regularly in the Midwest and built a following due to there brand of energetic blues and rock with strong harmony vocals. They continued as weekend warriors for twelve years and then split to pursue other projects but continued to re-unite for "special" shows. 20 years later the band is fully re-united and the energy is at its highest level ever! "When Pigs Fly" was recorded live at TPAC in 2001 and is the only recording to date but more projects are in the works. "We still get out the hollow bodies and return to our roots at every show." Come early, stay late, a great time is guaranteed!
Doors Open at 6:30, showtime 8:00
Cover Charge $12.00 $10.00
The band’s leader is legendary guitar player Earl Cate, who was listed in Steve Cropper’s top ten guitar players of all time. Earl has been writing and performing music for five decades now. He has a unique style of playing which sets him apart from the rest. His level of experience and professionalism is unmatched. Earl has played and toured with The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little Feat and many others. His bands have shared the stage with Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Boz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many other rock legends of our time. The band consists of members of the old Cate Brothers band who have come together.
Doors Open at 5:30, showtime 6:30 Early Show Cover Charge $15.00 payment at door only Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent in addition to performing regularly as part of his family's doo-wop group. A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston's famed venue Rockefeller's. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis' albums and presenting a cherished red guitar that he still plays. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor. Described by Blues Blast Magazine as "a non-stop turbo of power, one minute moving from side to side of the stage, and then taking on his horn player in a head-cutting contest on the apron of the stage the next minute." Loomis' energetic, get-in-withthe-crowd antics are infectious. The swaying and clapping are just as he envisioned.
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Doors Open at 6:30, showtime 8:00
Cover Charge $12.00 at the door or $10.00 in advance
Kris Lager Band is a Nebraska born group of musicians who have dedicated their lives to learning, living, and loving all aspects of the American music tradition. Self proclaimed "Roots Revivalists", KLB brings an eclectic, high energy show to each and every stage they happen to land on. The musical palette from which these troubadours draw upon is strongly rooted in the Blues and Classic Rock stylings, but has touches of Funk, Jam, R&B, barrelhouse Country, spicy Latin beats, cajun Zydeco, as well as Gospel music, and some hip hop thanks to freestylist extraordinaire John Fairchild AKA Scooby Sha Bo Bo. Playing nearly 200 shows a year for the past 5 years, has brought tightness and diversity to every set they play and audiences across the country will agree that Kris Lager Band is on the right path. The band consists of John Fairchild on the drums, Brandon Miller on the bass, Jeremiah Weir on the clavinet, organ, & percussion , and Kris Lager on lead vocals and guitars. With their "Celebrate Life" mantra and good times vibe, every show runs the gamut of human emotions. Joy and sorrow, love and lament are all wrapped up in one musical experience where the only constant is pure Soul. KLB spent 2006-2009 mostly as Indigenous. Indigenous is the highly acclaimed blue/rock act, who garnished extensive radio play with their debut 'Things We Do', and has toured with BB King, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys, and many more. Indigenous front man Mato Nanji handpicked these guys to be his nationally touring band and backed him up on his nationally released 'Broken Lands' CD on Vanguard Records. They have traveled from N.Y. to L.A., and Winnipeg to New Orleans playing a mix of his and their own original music. Check out the show calendar often and if you don't see us visiting in your town let us know and feel free to recommend KLB to your favorite local music venue. This band is a do it yourself, grass roots organization and with your help we can keep honest and quality art alive and vibrant!!
JOSH HOYER and The Shadowboxers is a project formed in late 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. For the last 15 years, Hoyer has been very in demand as a performer in his previous bands, as a solo artist behind the piano and as a session musician and arranger. Spending much of his time booking and promoting in Lincoln at the legendary Zoo Bar and beyond, Hoyer is an influential part of the funk, soul and blues youth movement.
His current 9-piece Soul band includes some of the areas most revered and accomplished musicians, many of whom have toured nationally and internationally, teach music and are asked to back up bands live and in the studio. The band's sound and passion come from their deep respect, knowledge of and passion for blues, Americana, soul, funk, and many other styles of music.
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Doors Open at 5:30, showtime 6:30
$20.00 in advance or $22.00 at door if available
The Phantom Blues Band was formed as a studio band to backup Taj Mahal on his CD, 'Dancing' the Blues'. Their association with Taj led to headlining clubs, theatres and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan and being honored with two Grammys and a W.C.Handy Blues Award. At heart, The Phantom Blues Band's sound is a cross-breeding of many different musical styles which includes Blues, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Rock and Roll and Reggae.
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