Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers7:30 p.m.
The Shadowboxers is a new project from famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The band is headed by Joshua Hoyer and features a group of professional and seasoned roots musicians. Hoyer is part of the funk, soul and blues youth movement spending much of his time promoting the genres in Lincoln at the legendary Zoo Bar and beyond. Hoyer has been very in demand as a performer in his previous bands (Son of ’76 and the Watchmen, Electric Soul Method), as a solo artist behind the piano and as a session musician and arranger. The Shadowboxers include some of the areas most revered and accomplished musicians, many of whom have toured the country with large bands, 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. The material is mostly Hoyer’s original work, along with some choice covers that reflect Josh’s love of New Orleans music, soul and funk. As leader of his previous band, Son of 76 & The Watchmen, Hoyer won the 2008 OEA (Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award) for Best R&B/Soul/Funk band and was nominated for Best R&B/Soul and Best Blues of 2009. Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers is nominated for 2 OEA's for 2013- Artist of the Year and Soul/R&B Artist of the Year. - Courtesy joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com