Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events
Fri27Oct2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmPaul Nelson is recognized as one of today's top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who's who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more...
Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's "Step Back" release on Megaforce/Sony winning "Best Blues Album of the Year" highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA "Blues Music Award" for "Best Blues/Rock Album" reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA "Keeping The Blues Alive Award".
Nelson and his music have reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the award winning documentaries: "Down and Dirty" The Johnny Winter Story and "Sideman: Long Road to Glory"(feat: Bonnie Rait, Greg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), to the music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC on multiple major album releases, in books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD's, and guest performances on countless recordings.
Sat28Oct2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmJoin us for the Uncle Bo's Halloween Party featuring the Divas On Fire!!!
The roads through Northwest Arkansas lead to Kansas City, Tulsa and Dallas. Musicians in our area learn well the rich musical heritage and famous sounds of our neighboring cities. We grow up hearing the strains of swing, jazz and blues. Our music venue, George’s Majestic Lounge, has presented live music since 1927 and features national touring acts regularly. We take it all in and we give it back to the world in our homegrown blue eyed soul. Music is part of who are from the inside out.
A thriving music culture with a long history has continued through today. Our music scene has continued to gain national attention through local favorite Barrett Baber’s appearance as a finalist on “The Voice” singing competition. Our community produces the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ event, which is the second largest motorcycle rally in the U.S. Event producers make a point to put local musicians front and center for audiences.
Since making our debut at Bikes, Blues & BBQ two years ago, the Divas have been busy playing regional festivals and club gigs. We’ve been focusing on writing original material and honing arrangements. You’ve heard the adage “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. We are a group made stronger still by the experience of our individual members. Divas On Fire is a way for synergy to take over and magnify our strengths in an emotionally powerful connection to our audiences. Drawing on our individual experiences as songwriters and touring artists, we fan the flames to give audiences a moving experience they can see, hear and feel deep down.
Fri03Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmSoul + Love = Blues
Every show, every city, every day our mission is to bring you the REAL Blues and make sure you forget all your problems, daily struggles, cares and smile. We are family and accept the role each of us have to play and we invite you to join the family and come experience how to "Get Your Happy On"!
Ranked 3rd in the World at the 2016 International Blues Challenge Finals, “The Soul Machine” Norman Jackson and his groove inducing love producing band guarantees that when they play the Blues you will, “Get Your Happy On!” Norman is the genuine article, growing up on the south side of Chicago, he was taught the Blues from the true giants in Blues and Soul. Norman began to apprentice his saxophonist, Rick Shortt from the age of 12, who is now the turbine engine of the band playing lead on saxophone. Along with the rock steady rhythm section of Danny Williams and “The Boogie Man”, the "Baddest Soul Band in the Land” will take you on a journey with stories from their lives on a road filled with laughter and showmanship laced with virtuoso mastery that will make everyone “Get Down and Get Happy”!
The band enjoyed a banner year in 2016 playing Blues festivals around the United States and is already booked in 2017 to play major festivals and showcases from New York to New Mexico along with Europe and Israel in November. Our new record, “It’s the Drummers Fault”, will release this May worldwide.
Sat04Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmBobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in many
TV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones smash hit Into The Night.
The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60s hit act, THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT. Live he has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy.
Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed StreeEPK Filest, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The guitarists last five CDs ( Holdin Ground, Bobby Messano Live In Madison, thats why i dont sing the blues , Welcome To Deltaville and Love & Money) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. thats why i dont sing the blues was on the American Blues Scenes Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network. Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a million people. On December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME. His CDs are heard daily on Sirius/XMs B.B. Kings Bluesville and LOVE & MONEY which was released in April 2015 was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for Best Rock-Blues Album in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. Love & Money also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.
Fri10Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmFronted 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.
Sat11Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmJosh Hoyer & Soul Colossal's combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer's honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.
The magic of their live show caught the attention of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), who joined with the band to record their third full-length album. Their most ambitious project to date, Running From Love, was recorded at Nashville's historic Sound Emporium, and once again features Hoyer's trademark vocals and the band's signature groove. The album was released on April 8, 2016, on Silver Street Records, and is available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.
Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning five-piece band includes some of the area's most revered and accomplished musicians. Joining Hoyer (keyboards/vocals) is Mike Dee (sax), James Fleege (bass), Benjamin Kushner (guitar), and Larell Ware (drums). Inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal - to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.
The hard working band completed several national tours in 2015 and 2016, playing more than 150 shows in 32 states each year, including opening for George Clinton, Charles Bradley, Booker T Jones, and Muscle Shoals Revue. Their year-round tour schedule took them from coast to coast, including several major summer music festivals. The band's fevered pace continues in 2017, with Hoyer appearing as a contestant on Season 12 of the hit TV music show The Voice, a European tour, a live album release, numerous festival appearances, and a new EP in the works.
"If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove." - No Depression
See More @ https://www.joshhoyer.com/
Fri17Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmIf you haven't 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'.
For more information on Chubby please visit http://www.chubbycarrier.com/
Sat18Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmFor well over a decade The Kris Lager Band has been a vehicle for Kris Lagers unique brand of original music. Self described as Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance KLB doesn't fall neatly into any one category or genre. The best way to categorize them would be Feel Good Music because as soon as it hits you, you just feel good! Whether it is a funky soulful number, a groovy beat, a boogie guitar driven riff, or a tug on your heart strings ballad. A KLB song or show has that ability to just lift you up and make you feel good EVERYTIME!!
A KLB show is a legitimate Rock n Roll Revival and an Electric Church. The energy this band throws out from the drop of the first note creates a feel good dancing, singing, and hollering great time. One that is truly contagious and impossible to sit still through. Kris Lager is one of the most dynamic front men you'll ever witness with an unrivaled level of intensity and showmanship. He delivers raw, and powerful music through his emotional guitar playing and singing.
For more information please visit http://www.krislagerband.com
Fri24Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmBlack Friday Show!!! The Solo Hogs 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!
Sat25Nov2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
Fri01Dec2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmSouthern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience.
Southern Avenue encompasses Memphis-born, church-bred sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson, respectively a soulful, charismatic singer and a subtle, powerful drummer; guitarist Ori Naftaly, an Israeli-born blues disciple who first came to America as an acclaimed solo artist; versatile jazz-inspired bassist Daniel McKee; and the band’s newest addition, keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax’s legendary music academy.