Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events
Fri08Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
Fronted 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.
Performing together for more than 20 years, the Pruitt brothers' harmony vocal style sets them apart in the contemporary music scene--leading one reviewer to refer to them as the "Everly Brothers of Blues". David's "big guitar" and Dick's howling vocals over soulful, right-on rhythm playing make this trio a powerhouse. $8 adv / $10 door.
Sat09Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
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A multi award winning solo artist, Ric Barron has been touring North America and Europe for over thirty years. He is an accomplished and respected roots performer, entertaining his audiences with great singing, expert playing and irreverent but clean humor. Adv $8, door $10.
Fri15Jul2016Sat16Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
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.
While visiting his friend Datrick's house one afternoon, Biscuit spotted a four string electric bass sitting in a corner collecting dust and decided to check it out. The bass belonged to Datrick's older brother, Darnell, who taught him a couple of songs. Biscuit took to it like a fish in water, "It was easy to play and I fell in love with it immediately". So at the tender age of eleven years old, Biscuit Miller was born into the "Blues". It didn't take long until he formed his first band, Clever, with Ivan Wallace, his childhood friend. They moved to Minneapolis in 1982 where Sonny Rogers taught him a lot about playing basic blues. During his time with Rogers, they recorded "They Call Me the Cat Daddy", which won Rogers a Handy Award for Best New Artist. Unfortunately, Sonny passed away before he was able to accept the award. Biscuit then went on to play with other respected blues artists such as, Mojo Buford (formerly with Muddy Waters) and Lady Blue (backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner).
One day, Biscuit received a phone call requesting him to come back home to sub for Chicago's own legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band. "The years I spent with Lonnie were invaluable to me as a musician. I learned so much about the music business and being on the road we played some incredible gigs such as President Clinton's inauguration and I met and performed with many of my own idols while traveling with Lonnie and the band. During the winter months, we didn't tour as much, so I spent time sitting in with various musicians and in 2000 I formed Biscuit and the Mix to fill up some of the down-time". During this time, he recorded a CD "Come Together". One of the bands Biscuit frequently sat in with was the up and coming Anthony Gomes Band. During one of those sessions, he was asked to join the band full time and he decided to take Anthony up on his offer. During the five years with the Anthony Gomes Band, they released five CD's, Unity, Sweet Stringin' Soul, Long Way Home, Music is the Medicine, and the latest, Live at the Triple Door.
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!
Fri22Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
The Kaopectones are Kansas City's most unique "Rock" musical offering. Four veteran players reproducing timeless music from 4 decades of Rock. And all without the use of prerecorded or sequenced backing tracks, Auto-Tune, or other gadgets and tricks designed to fool the listener. Real music played by real people. The way it is supposed to be.
Make no mistake, The Kaopectones are, first and foremost, a "Rock" band. They chose the "Rock" designation, as it encompasses much more than the traditional sub genre labels like "Rock and Roll", "Classsic Rock", "Pop Rock" or "Progressive Rock". The Kaopectones run the entire spectrum, stylistically, while never forgetting that the "Rock" attitude and approach are what drives all of the music they play. Loud and proud, with the edge and drive necessary to put the music across to the listener in the manner envisioned by the original artists. Advanced ticket price is $8.00 at the door $10.00.
Sat23Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
Groovement is a 7-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life. Currently the band is touring the U.S. in support of their highly anticipated second album, "Clouds."
Groovement sounds like a Led Zeppelin collided into a Soul Train in front of the Saint Motel; more easily described as: high-energy funk-rock. Their catchy melodies, big harmonies, tasteful solos, and funky grooves easily create songs you can dance to. Deitra Magazine describes Groovement's music as "a surprising find of funky original tunes that got the crowd boogying out of their seats, as well as some unique renditions of unexpected covers."
Fri29Jul2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
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. Chubby’s 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’.
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are turning heads around the world and bringing Louisiana flavor to the masses. The funky zydeco band’s latest release, “Zydeco Junkie,” earned one of the highest musical accolades when it was named Best Zydeco or Cajun Album during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards celebration in February 2011. Advanced ticket price is $12.00 at the door $15.00.
Fri05Aug2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
Uncle Bo's Presents Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method opening for Too Slim & Taildraggers
Since 1986, Tim "Too Slim" Langford has been lead singer, guitarist, and main creative force behind Too Slim & the Taildraggers. Based in Spokane, Washington for decades, both Langford and the band have won numerous awards over the years including Best Band, Best Guitarist, Best Album, and Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Washington Blues Society, The Cascade Blues Society, and The Inland Empire Blues Society. Following the release of 2011's Shiver, the band packed up and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. There, with producer Tom Hambridge, they recorded Blue Heart which eventually hit number three on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart.
Fri26Aug2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
DJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossalue to their amazing success through this years, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers had to change their name, they are now the Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal!!! "Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal bring an authentic soul, funk and R&B sound with a contemporary groove that is best experienced through their high-energy live performance. Hoyer's honest lyrics, his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals and a top-notch band, including a blazing horn section, definitely make this group worth a listen." for more info go to their website. Advanced ticket price $10.00 at the door $12.00.
Fri02Sep2016Sat03Sep2016Doors open @ 6:30 & Show starts @ 8
Arkansas-based Earl and Ernie Cate were prolific songwriters and singers who blended the blues with elements of rock & roll, country and rockabilly. Pianist/vocalist Ernie and guitarist/vocalist Earl signed to Asylum Records in 1975; their self-titled debut, issued shortly after, included appearances by Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, former Band drummer Levon Helm, and former Eagle and Poco member Timothy B. Schmidt. They followed up their debut in 1976 with In One Eye and Out the Other, trailed in 1977 by The Cate Brothers Band. Spurred by the success of the single "Union Man," 1979's Fire on the Tracks reached number 24 on the album rock charts in 1976.
Despite a dearth of recordings through the 1980s, the band remained a popular touring act in Tennessee, Arkansas and other strongholds of country rock and blues around the South. In the early '80s, Earl and Ernie joined Helm and others to form a reconstructed version of the Band, which by that point had lost guitarist Robbie Robertson; aside from touring with Helm, they also collaborated with blues singer Maria Muldaur. The Cate Brothers continued recording into the 1990s; in 1995, they issued Radioland, a unique hybrid of pop-oriented blues-rock, Stax-era soul-blues and country-rock on which they were joined by former John Mayall blues guitar phenom Coco Montoya. A new album, Play by the Rules, was released in 2004. ~ Richard Skelly, Rovi