Uncle Bo's Upcoming Events
Fri19Oct2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.Blues Music Award nominee Jimmy Carpenter’s career has spanned over 35 years, and shows no sign of slowing down. The saxophonist, singer/songwriter/arranger began in North Carolina in 1980, touring the East Coast with the renegade blues band, The Alka-Phonics. He then moved to Virginia to work with blues-rock outfit.The Believers, where his talent for singing, songwriting, and the music business grew. Since then he has toured the globe with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, and, after a move to New Orleans in 2004, with Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and most recently, his long-time friend and musical cohort, Mike Zito. In addition to thousands of live performances, he has written, arranged, and recorded the horns for many of these artists’ recordings. Now living in Las Vegas, his reputation as one of the premiere Blues, Rock-n-Roll and R&B saxophonists continues to grow, and he is heavily involved in the new and very popular Big Blues Bender festival, as assistant talent buyer and musical director. In late 2017 Jimmy released his third solo album, which follows the acclaimed Toiling in Obscurity, (self-release, 2008), and Walk Away, (Vizztone, 2014).The aptly entitled Jimmy Carpenter Plays the Blues: is a straight-up, no frills, blues sax record, produced by Mike Zito and featuring classic blues covers and some cool originals. Jimmy continues to tour internationally with his own band, and often as a special guest on major festivals all over the world.
Sat20Oct2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.Josh 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 rich, intensely soulful vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.
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 Benjamin Kushner (guitar), Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass), 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.
On January 26th, 2018, Hoyer released "The End of the Night", a 3-song EP and solo side project with veteran Nashville songwriters Jay Knowles (Harry Connick Jr, Blake Shelton), and Jon Coleman (Trace Adkins). In the spring, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal are set to record their fourth full length record at Make Believe Studios in Omaha, NE, with Grammy-nominated engineer, Rick Carson. The album will be released in Europe in August of 2018, followed by a 7-week European tour before its US release.
In 2017, Josh was featured as a contestant on NBC's The Voice, and the band completed their first European tour; a 27-city stint capped with a live album release from their show in Brussels, Belgium.The hard working band completed several national tours from 2015-2017, 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 touring schedule took them from coast to coast, including several major summer music festivals.
For more information please visit https://www.joshhoyer.com
Fri26Oct2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show, then it will read "sold out". Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM day of.Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, Gomes shows no signs of slowing down with his latest musical offering being his most successful to date. The aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler has received highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on both Roots Music Report's Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart as well as earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year.
The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist is propelling blues rock into the contemporary music culture with his unapologetic approach to reinventing the genre in relevant and fresh ways. “The blues is old, but not tired” said Anthony, adding: “It speaks as truthfully today, and for this generation, as it ever has.” Blues Music Magazine writes, "the formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues." This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. And the facts speak for themselves. Gomes has performed in 17 countries and has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Gomes’ instinctive mastery of his craft is matched by his knowledge of and dedication to blues history. He is an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Prize for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history student. Anthony also completed his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction. In 2014, his thesis was published and nominated for the Best Blues Book of the Year by Blues 411.
Sat27Oct2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmAn incredible evening of music is always in store when you experience Earl and Them live.
Fri02Nov2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmSeasoned professionals they’ve earned the respect of promoters, club owners, producers and peers for their dedication to their craft, easy going confidence and their refreshing lack of pretense. A testimony to their dedication is the simple fact of high quality performances and musicianship for 31 years, in what has been deemed, A Lifelong Road Trip.
In their 31st year as a touring group the Nace Brothers are poised for a larger audience. Brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section combine for entertainment at its best.
For more information please visit http://www.nacebros.com/
Sat03Nov2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
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.
Jim, Blaise and Terry first teamed up on the 2011 release "Just My Luck" (on Lucky Bag Records) exposing the Terry Quiett Band to a national audience for the first time. By the end of 2011 it was listed as #74 on the top 100 played CD's on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart for the year. They joined forces again in 2012 to record the live CD "A Night at the Orpheum" which received fantastic reviews from the blues world.
Fri16Nov2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmBorn and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. He began learning guitar at age 6, drawing inspiration from his rich St. Louis blues heritage and legendary guitarists, like Alvin Lee, Eric Clapton and Hank Williams Sr. and Jr. With these influences, Johnson began building his musical foundation.
Johnson's sixth studio album, Blues Heart Attack, was released worldwide on July 22, 2016. This unique record is a blend of Johnson’s entire musical career. “It’s a combination of our earlier works, and then Grind,” he explained. “There’s horns and keyboard reminiscent of Brand Spankn’ Blues, but also some heavy guitar driven tracks. It’s the evolution of everything in a Blues Heart Attack.” Special guest performers include Frank Bauer on sax, Tom ‘Papa’ Ray on harmonica, and Nathan Hershey on keys. Blues Heart Attack reached #5 on the Billboard blues charts.
Sat17Nov2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmAs the regulars of Uncle Bo's know, Mike Babb is from Topeka and has a great number of friends from the area, so please coming in early may not be a bad idea! Mike has been a lover of the blues and a wonderful entertainer himself.