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  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    Anthony Gomes

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    eventAnthonyGomesAnthony 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.

    https://www.anthonygomes.com/

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  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    35th & Taylor: Anna Taylor from The Voice

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    Event35thTaylor

    35th and Taylor is comprised of members Anna Taylor, Evan Kaler, Max Miller, Jack Osborn, and Spencer Andresen. Originating in the Midwest, the band offers an alternative rock sound with a heavy blues influence. The band offers a blend of classic and contemporary sounds with influences derived from the Black Keys, White Stripes, Grace Potter, and Joss Stone among others.

    The bands latest album titled “I Know You’re Trouble” released in June 2016 has seen limited airplay on IHeart Radio as well as multiple college formats. The album consists of 10 tracks featuring heavy guitar riffs and Bass with prominent bluesy vocals. The band formed in 2011 and has toured extensively throughout the upper Midwest.

    Anna Taylor, lead singer has no fear of the stage and spotlight having appeared on Season 6 of NBC’s the voice at the young age of 15. The band has also been awarded the “Spirit Award” by the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association by unanimous vote for their contribution as the “future of rock and roll in Iowa.”

    The band has opened for multiple national acts to include Joss Stone, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty, Fuel, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and for Bon Jovi during the “This House is not for Sale Tour” for a sold out audience at the United Center in Chicago, IL in March 2017.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to witness this untarnished, electrifying group in person.

    http://35thandtaylor.com/

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  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Hamilton Loomis

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    This is an early Wednesday show! Doors open at 5:30. All tickets for this show will be sold at the door for $10.

    Hamilton Loomis does indeed go back to basics on his new album "BASICS", which is his most personal and emotional effort to date. Gone are the double entendres for which Loomis is known; this time, his lyrics are direct, personal, and often autobiographical.

    The “basics” theme runs through the entire CD, in its lyrics (“Prayer,” “Cloudy Day”), single-chord progressions (“Sugar Baby," "Looking Into a Dream”), simple melodies (“Come and Get Me”), and stripped-down instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums (“Reason," "Getting So Big”). Still, Loomis’s trademark deep-grooved funk and soulful blues-rock is definitely present.

    “I wanted this record to be more stripped-down. Even the CD jacket is black and white and pretty basic itself," he says of the disc, which features songwriting collaborations with Grammy-award winning songwriter/ producer/bassist Tommy Sims, co-writer of Eric Clapton's “Change the World."

    http://www.hamiltonloomis.com/

     

     

     

  • Fri
    12
    Jan
    2018

    Kick Off Party for IBC

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    EventIBCTas Cru and the Tortured Souls will be hosting a "Kick Off Party for IBC".
    All entries headed to Memphis,  sponsored by Topeka Blues Society.
    http://www.topekabluessociety.org/wp/
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  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2018

    Tas Cru and The Tortured Souls

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    EventTasCruRaucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today. It’s not for nothing that Cru has received wide praise for his songwriting. As Downbeat magazine notes, "His songs are blues poetry - crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!" Bruce Iglauer, founder and president of Alligator Records calls Cru “a rare, real writer.” Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, "The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!"

    His latest album, Simmered and Stewed released November 11, 2016 on VizzTone Records has received wide acclaim and extensive world wide airplay. It has been featured as a BB King's Bluesville "Pick to Click" on Sirius"XM Radio and made its way on to the highly respected Living Blues Chart. It has been at or near the top of the Roots Music Report's Contemporary Blues Chart for most of 2017. Simmered & Stewed is eleven songs flavored in most part by resonator, cigar box and acoustic guitar. The album features harmonica, honky-tonk piano, Hammond B3 organ ans rich, backing vocals. It is is a worthy follow up to Cru's 2015 album, "You Keep the Money.” - the hottest debuting blues album of that year, almost all year long residing at or near the very top of every major blues chart. It ended up the #3 blues album of 2015 right behind Buddy Guy a #2 with Shemekia Copeland at #4. On the strength of these two albums Tas has performed at several major blues festivals in 2017 including the Daytona Blues Fest, Carolina Downhome Blues Fest, Baltimore Blues Fest, Tinner Hill Blues Fest, Roundbarn Blues Fest, Memphis in May Beale St. Blues Fest, Blues on the Riideau, Jackson Blues Fest and the Wiregrass Blues Festival. A new album, Memphis Song is in the works and will release in 2018.

    http://www.tascru.com/

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  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Patrick Recob

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    EventPatrickRecob

    Direct from Kansas City:
    PATRICK RECOB (pronounced Ree-Cobb) takes center stage with the release of his solo debut recording PERPETUAL LUAU on his new label Mr. Lucky’s Blues Recording Co. with a worldwide release scheduled for May 5th, 2017.

    The album features 13 original songs by Recob produced by James Harman & Nathan James. Recorded at Sacred Cat Recording Studios in Oceanside, California October and November 2016, Perpetual Luau features musical performances by James Harman, Nathan James, Mike Bonedaddy Tempo, Marty Dodson and Laura Chavez.

    Recob is an alumni of the Gary Primich Band of the 1990s, Lee McBee in the 2000s and as a bassist to many touring blues artists over the last twenty-five years.

    For the Hank Mowery release, “Account To Me," which won the Blues Foundation’s IBC Best Self Produced CD Award for 2014, Recob was recognized for his work as the Associate Producer, and co-wrote some of the material on the album.

    "To Some Life's A Party, To Others It's A Perpetual Luau”!

    https://www.patrickrecobmusic.com/
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  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

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    EventJoshHoyerJosh 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), Mike Keeling (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

    https://www.joshhoyer.com/
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  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    Danielle Nicole

    Doors open @ 5:30 show begins @ 6:30pm

     

    EventDanielleNicoleThis is an early Wednesday show! Doors open at 5:30.
    Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returns with a follow-up release via Concord Records.

    "I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do. But now I'm reaching out more and trying different things. It still sounds like me, but I'm stretching out a lot more than I have previously."

    Nicole's distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation's 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork. Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot's bassist, now she can't imagine life without it.

    "When I started doing my solo thing," she continues, "someone asked me if I was gonna hire a bass player. No, of course not! I originally picked up the bass to keep Trampled Under Foot a family band, but I really fell in love with it. It was a huge challenge, and it still is. But I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that. I had learned some stuff on acoustic guitar before I started playing bass, but I never really felt connected to it the way I do with the bass. It's empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it's 'OK, I'm gonna play this bass, we're gonna do this, and it's gonna rock.'"

    Rounding out her band are longtime Danielle Nicole Band guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller, and drummer Rodd Bland, son of blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland, who earned his chops playing in his dad’s band and later with BB King.

    "I think that it's a good time for the kind of thing I'm doing," she states. "From my years of playing blues festivals, I've seen that younger and younger audiences are getting into the blues. I think that people want to hear authentic music again."

    http://www.daniellenicolekc.com/
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  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Grandmothers Club Reunion with Mark & The Sharks

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

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    In the beginning……. Live Music was heard in Topeka everywhere, so we are reliving our past……

                 “GrandMothers & Balcony” reunion Mark & The Sharks performing and hosting an All Star Pro Jam.
     
     Must contact Mark to be included if you played on GrandMothers stage markandthesharks@sbcglobal.net
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  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Grandmothers Club Reunion with Mark & The Sharks

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    EventGrandmothers

    In the beginning……. Live Music was heard in Topeka everywhere, so we are reliving our past……

                 “GrandMothers & Balcony” reunion Mark & The Sharks performing and hosting an All Star Pro Jam.
     
     Must contact Mark to be included if you played on GrandMothers stage markandthesharks@sbcglobal.net
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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Kaopectones

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    eventKaopectonesThe 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.

    Only $12 at the door or $10 in advance.
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  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Wayne Baker Brooks

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    EventWayneBBWayne Baker Brooks is considered one of todays top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. 

    Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves.  

    Chicago Blues laid the foundation to Wayne's innovative style. Growing up Brooks was a regular visitor to such historic places as Chess Studios, Checkerboard Lounge, Wisefools, and many other blues landmarks at which he witnessed many live performances by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison, KoKo Taylor, the great Muddy Waters, & his father. The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks - Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues!  

    Leaving no way around the fate appointed him he soon joined his father's (Lonnie Brooks) band as his guitarist. And then formed the Wayne Baker Brooks Band which while continuing to work with his father's band he appeared in the film Blues Brothers 2000. 

    With the release of his acclaimed debut CD "Mystery" "an album that brilliantly draws on blues, blues rock, soul, funk and beyond". "Mystery" received multiple awards and praise from the music world. 

    Along with releasing his new release he was soon touring the world and featured on national TV  programs (including CNN's "Showbiz"), as well as endless radio programs including performing for First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton at Chess Studios (Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation) with legends Bo Diddley, KoKo Taylor, At the conclusion of the band's explosive set, Hillary stated, "My husband is going to be so jealous he missed this!". 

    WBB has performed and or recorded alongside such notables as: 

    Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Bo Diddley, Corey Harris, The Black Crowes, Otis Rush, Jr. Wells, Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Keb Mo, Jimmy Vivino, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Mick Fleetwood, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush, Elvin Bishop, Billy Branch and many more...  

    Wayne Baker Brooks and this Band continue to play the world over with WBB's signature top shelf brand of guitar playing and a live show that should not be missed.

    https://www.waynebakerbrooks.com
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  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Chris Duarte

    Doors open @ 5:30 show begins @ 6:30pm

     

    EventChrisDuarteTo classify Chris Duarte simply as a Blues Man is an understatement.  In his own words, “rockin’ blues” or ”punk blues” describes him best.  “Ferocious blues” also fits.  Legend has it that Chris will play so hard that his fingers bleed in a set.  The legend is true.  Photos attest.

    Chris Duarte is a road warrior playing more than 150 dates a year.  As well, Chris has headlined major festivals and clubs throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

    Chris is a savant, a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our past, while remaining completely recognizable in his own sound.  He has shared his stage with many of the greatest musicians of our time as well as the multitude of “young lions” and local musicians he meets on the road.  From his many years as a side man in Austin, he easily changes roles from front to side, graciously allowing all to share the conversation of the jam.

    Chris Duarte’s music is ever changing.  In many interviews, he has said “Music must evolve.”  His own early offerings often become magical journeys into changing tempo and jazzy interludes before returning to their core.  With such a vast catalog of recordings, there are no two shows alike.  Every set list is different, and each song may be offered distinctly, based on the feel of a show and the audience.  For those reasons, loyal fans often return to a Chris Duarte show again and again, and always walk away awed and satisfied to have witnessed such a legendary, but humble guitarist.

    https://duarte.rocks/
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  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    Biscuit Miller and the Mix

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    EventBiscuitMiller
    Wishbone is the eagerly awaited 3rd studio recording of 2012 Blues Music Award Winner for Bassist of the Year, Biscuit Miller. The title track was inspired by Biscuits two grandsons Jordan and Josh who were excited about making a wish when they got their hands on the turkey wishbone during Thanksgiving dinner. Their excitement sparked an idea in Biscuits ever creative mind, and he literally began singing and writing the song on the spot! He then jammed with his grandsons in his music room after dinner. That special day with his family and the birth of a song were all the motivation Biscuit needed to get back into the studio to begin working on Wishbone.
     
    Biscuit and his band, The Mix, have been touring extensively ever since he won his first BMA in 2012, and had to squeeze in their recording sessions during breaks in the tour. Biscuit is known for his high energy shows and blazing million dollar smile. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. But dont let the fun and food songs fool you! This is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent.
     

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  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018

    Biscuit Miller and the Mix

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventBiscuitMiller
    Wishbone is the eagerly awaited 3rd studio recording of 2012 Blues Music Award Winner for Bassist of the Year, Biscuit Miller. The title track was inspired by Biscuits two grandsons Jordan and Josh who were excited about making a wish when they got their hands on the turkey wishbone during Thanksgiving dinner. Their excitement sparked an idea in Biscuits ever creative mind, and he literally began singing and writing the song on the spot! He then jammed with his grandsons in his music room after dinner. That special day with his family and the birth of a song were all the motivation Biscuit needed to get back into the studio to begin working on Wishbone.
     
    Biscuit and his band, The Mix, have been touring extensively ever since he won his first BMA in 2012, and had to squeeze in their recording sessions during breaks in the tour. Biscuit is known for his high energy shows and blazing million dollar smile. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. But dont let the fun and food songs fool you! This is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent.
     

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  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018

    Peter Karp

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    eventPeterKarpPeter John Downing Karp is an American roots/blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. Known as the songwriter’s songwriter, Peter Karp is a multi-instrumentalist whose Roots Rock style, mixed with Blues and Folk humor, give a unique and unusual look at life’s sometimes happy, sometimes sad reality.

    USA Today said "Karp’s a great writer and performer whose songs are driven by verbal word play and insights into the human experience. Like James Taylor and Bob Dylan, Karp embodies Americana Music."

    Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door

    For more information on the Peter Carp Band please visit http://peterkarp.com/
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  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Southern Avenue

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    SouthernAvenueEventHeaderSouthern 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.

    http://www.southernavenueband.com/
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  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Zac Harmon Band

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    EventZacHarmonAn Uncle Bo's favorite returns for 2 nights! Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.http://www.zacharmon.com/
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  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Zac Harmon Band

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    EventZacHarmonAn Uncle Bo's favorite returns for 2 nights! Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.http://www.zacharmon.com/
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  • Fri
    02
    Mar
    2018

    Norman Jackson

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    EventNormanJackson
    Soul + 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 in Detroit and Chicago, he learned from the true Blues and Soul masters.  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 the saxophone as a wild showman.  His nephew, the Boogieman was born and bred to be his drummer while adopting Danny Williams as his bassist from his church congregation they form a rock steady rhythm section that will cause your hips to shake. “The Baddest Soul Band in the Land” will take you on a journey through the stories of their lives filled with laughter and showmanship laced with virtuoso mastery that will make everyone “Get Down and Get Happy”!

    The Norman Jackson Band is touring internationally promoting their new release, “It’s the Drummer’s Fault”.

    http://www.thenormanjacksonband.com/
     
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  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018

    Jeremiah Johnson

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    eventJaramiahJohnsonBandBorn 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.

    http://www.jeremiahjohnsonband.com/home
     
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  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Bobby Messano

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    Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in manyTV 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 60’s 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 Street, 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 guitarist’s last five CD’s ( “Holdin’ Ground”,” Bobby Messano Live In Madison”, “that’s why i don’t 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.  “that’s why i don’t sing the blues” was on the American Blues Scene’s 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 ½ million people. On December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the  “BLUES HALL OF FAME”.  His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s 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.

    Bobby’s newest CD “BAD MOVIE” will be released on April 15,2017. It is a collection of fifteen incredible songs written with major co-writers Jon Tiven , Larry Weiss and Steve Kalinich and features the amazing  “Come To Your Senses” written by Queen founder Brian May and Jon Tiven and the haunting duet  “Water Under The Bridge” with Bobby and Alecia Elliott (2001 AMA Nominee) “BAD MOVIE”  offers  a unique perspective of personal traumas and a country in a state of flux and the early reviews have been outstanding.

    http://www.bobbymessano.com/
     
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  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Platinum Express

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    EventPlatnumExpressPlatinum Express features three out front vocalist and The Full Steam Horn section, knocking out the best Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Hot-Buttered Soul, and Sophisticated Funk in the straight-ahead, vibrant "Kansas City tradition".

    Members of Platinum Express have backed up, performed, and/or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Kevin Mahogany, Bloodstone, members of Tower of Power, and The Temptations.

    http://www.platinum-express.com/
     
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  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    The Ben Miller Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

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    "I like the idea of saying something very complicated in a very simple way," Ben Miller states. "That's what we strive for musically, and what I strive for lyrically—to get directly to the point."

    Getting to the point is something that the Ben Miller Band does consistently on Choke Cherry Tree, the Joplin, Missouri-bred combo's third album and second New West release. The consistently compelling set offers 11 new examples of Miller's deceptively unpretentious songcraft, beneath whose ramshackle exterior lurks sturdy, infectious melodies and resonant, emotionally insightful lyrics. 

    Miller's band delivers such memorable new tunes as "Nothing Gets Me Down," "Akira Kurosawa," "Trapeze," "Lighthouse" and "Mississippi Cure" with the sort of unpretentious enthusiasm that's already won the group a devoted fan base that stretches from the band's midwestern home turf to the U.K. and Europe, where they've toured to rave reviews.

    Choke Cherry Tree introduces a retooled Ben Miller Band lineup, with Miller and fellow founding member Scott Leeper joined by new additions Rachel Ammons and Smilin' Bob Lewis. The pair's multi-instrumental skills bring added authority to Miller's rootsy new compositions, while maintaining the high energy level (complete with homemade instruments constructed from broken and discarded axes) that originally endeared the band to its fans. Elsewhere, Rachel Ammons' expressive vocals lend depth to the haunting "Redwing Blackbird."

    Miller and company recorded Choke Cherry Tree with producer Chris Funk, a member of the Decemberists whose multi-instrumental abilities helped to expand the band's sonic options, as did his interest in using such guest players as Jenny Conlee and Nate Query (also of The Decemberists), renowned saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Tin Huey, and uncle to Patrick Carney of the Black Keys), Dan Hunt of Neko Case’s band, Ural Thomas, Rev Shines of Lifesavas, and more. “Chris has a lot of musician friends,” Miller notes, “so if we needed an accordion player, he’d just call one.” 

    According to Miller, "Early in the process of making this album, I thought that we either had to really nail our live approach in the recording studio, or we needed to forget about that and just work on capturing the songs in an inventive way that presents them in their best light. We decided on the latter approach, and we never looked back."

    Indeed, while Choke Cherry Tree maintains the rough-and-ready vibe of the band's prior releases, the new material also features some of the most carefully-crafted arrangements that Miller and company have ever had. "This time around," Miller explains, "I did more demos than usual, and really hashed out the songs at home, which gave me and Chris a really good starting point to work the songs. It was the opposite of just jumping in and playing and trying to capture it on the mics. Even though there was more collaboration with other people on this album, it's probably the least compromised album I've ever made." 

    Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out an iconoclastic niche that's established them as both a one-of-a-kind creative unit and a grass-roots fan favorite. Channeling a century's worth of far-flung American musical influences into rousing songcraft that radiates with smarts and soul, Miller's tunes achieve a musical and emotional depth that belies the material's (and the musicians') rough exterior. 

    The hard-working unit first won a regional fan base through old-fashioned ingenuity and an unstinting work ethic, generating a national buzz and a high-profile 2013 tour of Europe with ZZ Top, thanks to the patronage of avowed BMB fan Billy Gibbons.

    The Ben Miller Band's early D.I.Y. approach extended to the lo-tech, largely self-built, instruments that the members still play on stage, including Miller's thrift-shop guitars and banjos and Scott Leeper's one-string washtub bass. The band's use of offbeat instrumentation, however, shouldn't be misunderstood as a gimmick. 

    "What I really care about is songs, and the rest of it is just a vehicle to get you to that destination," Miller asserts, adding, "We have no interest in being some kind of wacky novelty act, and just because we use junk to make music doesn't mean we aren't serious about it." 

    Growing up in rural Curlew, Washington, Ben Miller began playing guitar at 16, turning his back on a promising career as a visual artist to focus on music. He gained experience busking and performing in open-mike nights while road-tripping around America, and during an extended stint in Eastern Europe. He eventually found kindred spirits in Scott Leeper and original BMB drummer Doug Dicharry.

    The three like-minded players joined forces, and before long their diligent touring regimen allowed them to conquer an ever-widening fan base. In 2012, the Ben Miller Band took its first tentative steps in the recording studio, resulting in the self-released CD Heavy Load, which attracted a good deal of fan praise and critical acclaim.

    Word of the BMB's charismatic live shows and regional popularity eventually began to generate a national buzz, winning them a spot on New West Records' roster. The band made its New West debut with 2014's Any Way, Shape or Form, recorded in Nashville with renowned producer Vance Powell.

    Now, with Choke Cherry Tree ready for unveiling, Ben Miller is enjoying his band's new four-person lineup. "The audiences seem to like it as much as ever," he observes, adding, "Our two new members are great and exude personality from the stage, so I feel like we're an all-star band now. I love having a female presence on stage, which creates a different energy that you can't get with just dudes. I think it adds a tension that's different, but we're still high-energy on stage, and we still play crazy instruments and move around a lot."

    Miller is careful, though, not to allow the novelty of the band's homemade instruments to overshadow the more substantial aspects of the band's output.

    "If our only selling point was 'Come and check out the weird instruments,' it would get old real fast," Miller states. "It got us in the door, but once we got in the door, the songs became our focus. Where I put most of my energy is trying to serve the songs, and trying to make them as good as they can be."
     
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  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Samantha Fish

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

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    http://www.samanthafish.com/
    https://www.paradigmagency.com/music/artists/samantha-fish/
     
    "You should always get outside of the box," Samantha Fish says while discussing her boundary-breaking new album Belle of the West. "Challenging yourself is how you grow."
     
    After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.
     
    The New York Times called Fish "an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power" and "one of the genre's most promising young talents." Her hometown paper The Kansas City Star noted, "Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club" and observed that the young artist "displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers."
     
     
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  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    BelAirs

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventHeaderBelAirsFronted 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.

    http://www.belairs.com/
     
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  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    The Nace Brothers

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    eventNaceBrothersSeasoned 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/
     
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  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Greateful Dead Eexerience: THE SCHWAG “A Dead Head Weekend”

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventSchwagThe Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime.  The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.
     
     
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  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    35th and Taylor / The Symbols

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    35TaylerSymbolsEventHeader35th and Taylor is comprised of members Anna Taylor, Evan Kaler, Max Miller, Jack Osborn, and Spencer Andresen. Originating in the Midwest, the band offers an alternative rock sound with a heavy blues influence. The band offers a blend of classic and contemporary sounds with influences derived from the Black Keys, White Stripes, Grace Potter, and Joss Stone among others.

    The bands latest album titled “I Know You’re Trouble” released in June 2016 has seen limited airplay on IHeart Radio as well as multiple college formats. The album consists of 10 tracks featuring heavy guitar riffs and Bass with prominent bluesy vocals. The band formed in 2011 and has toured extensively throughout the upper Midwest.

    Anna Taylor, lead singer has no fear of the stage and spotlight having appeared on Season 6 of NBC’s the voice at the young age of 15. The band has also been awarded the “Spirit Award” by the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association by unanimous vote for their contribution as the “future of rock and roll in Iowa.”

    The band has opened for multiple national acts to include Joss Stone, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty, Fuel, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and for Bon Jovi during the “This House is not for Sale Tour” for a sold out audience at the United Center in Chicago, IL in March 2017.

    Don’t miss your opportunity to witness this untarnished, electrifying group in person.

    http://35thandtaylor.com/
     
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    The Symbols are a female fronted blues/funk/rock trio from Fort Collins, Colorado, formed in 2012 by guitarist Jasco (Blinddog Smokin') and vocalist/songwriter/bassist Mer Sal. They write their own music, in addition to re-stylizing popular cover tunes to be different styles than they were intended originally. Their unique sound, charisma, and songs are winning hearts through theaters and festivals across the country. The Symbols formed in a melting pot of blues-rock, urban funk, motown roots, and soul revival, performing across the West with many cool players in the Blues/Funk/Rock genre. The band is influenced by many complimentary sources – from Jeff Beck Group to Amy Winehouse – among others, in a meeting of rock n roll and soul. The Symbols perform 150 dates a year or more, across Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, California, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
     
    The Symbols received the 2017 Holley Award for "Best Arranger" by the Colorado Blues Society (CBS). In addition, The Symbols are representing the Mile High Blues Society (MHBS) in Memphis, TN this January for the International Blues Challenge (IBC). The Symbols were featured on the cover of famed Scene Magazine last December, with a feature article inside. The Symbols have shared the stage with everybody in the national blues scene from Miss Blues to Trampled Underfoot to Southern Avenue Band to Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind. A few may remember some awesome throw-together festival pairings of The Symbols with various blues/soul/gospel acts at Blues From the Top 2014-2016.
     
    The Symbols are very much in the realm of modern female blues acts like Southern Avenue, Danielle Nicole Schnebelen, and Samantha Fish, and like any group that is focused on originality, The Symbols try to bring their own definitions to what may be considered the blues, or roots-influenced music. Their sound is reminiscent of a range of millenial influences like Jeff Beck Group, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Amy Winehouse, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    The Symbols are: Mer Sal - vocals/bass Jasco - guitar Don Stahl - drums

    For more information please visit
    www.thesymbols.net
     
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  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    The KC Aces Band

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    The Aces feature some of the finest musicians to ever come out of KC. Jay, or Jim as many Topekans know him from his first 30 years of life here, is the lead vocalist. Jay previously sang with the Hipnotics, a band that won the KC Blues Challenge and opened for such acts as B.B. King, John Mayall and Los Lobos. On lead guitar and vocals is Terry Swope from the JPT Scare Band (an acid blues band popular world-wide) and Boko Maru (a critically-acclaimed jazz rock band). On keys is Joe Miquelon, whose career includes stints with Bonnie Raitt, Albert King and Mike Finnigan, and who also played with such great local acts as Ida McBeth, Kevin Mahogany, Little Hatch and the Blue Riddim band. Oscar Polk is the saxophonist extraordinaire who played with the Bon Ton Soul Accordion Band, Kansas Music Hall of Fame inductees. Cliff Eveland from the Bon Ton, PowerGlide and Hothouse nails down bass guitar, while Scot Eldridge, who has played with nearly everyone in KC, provides the beat.

    This is a band that packs the dance floors in KC nearly every weekend. They play good ole rock ‘n roll, blues and soul, but are fully capable of playing disco and even a little jazz rock if the crowd wants it. With tens of decades of stage time between them, they know how to keep folks on the dance floor while also wowing those who choose to simply tap their feet and watch.

     
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  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Incredible Flying Solo Hogs

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     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!
     
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  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    The Jimmy's

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    THE JIMMYS are what you get when you combine the seasoned keyboard/Hammond organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, long time member of Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin's finest bass guitar, and the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals...OH and lets not forget the horn section!

    https://www.thejimmys.net

     
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  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

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    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.

    In 2016, 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. 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.

    "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


    For more information please visit
    https://www.joshhoyer.com
     
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  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    The Kris Lager Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

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    A genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes.  One of those rare and dynamic performers who deliver a combination of musical ability and charisma, Kris Lager will  make you want to dance, clap, and sing along creating a fun and interactive show laced with road tested songs, and contagious grooves. 

    “I wanna lift up your spirits through song and dance!”, Says Kris Lager.  “When music is created from a place of love and delivered with good intentions it is undeniably powerful. There’s nothing better than making the people around you feel good.  The ultimate compliment for me is when folks come up to me at after a show and say I was having a horrible day or I was in a bad mood and now I feel great.”

    Based out of Omaha, Nebraska Kris Lager Band has been zig zagging the country spreading their brand of “Feel Good Funk & Heavy Soul” for over 15 years.  This spring KLB will release an album called ‘Love Songs & Life Lines’.  It was recorded at White Wall Studios earlier this year in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and mixed by Grammy Award Winning Producer, Jim Gaines (Santana, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughan).  The album is a collection of love songs, and various heart tugging tunes featuring a more acoustic and Folksy/Americana side of Kris’ songwriting.  The recording is a slight departure from their ‘Swaggering Rock ’n’ Roll’ and Blues infused electric guitar grooves that make up a lot their 2016 release ‘Rise & Shine’.


    Kris Lager Band is quietly establishing themselves as one of the most storied and treasured groups in the Midwest’s music scene.  They honed their skills for many years in and around Nebraska when in 2007 they were invited to hit the road as indigenous.  They backed up frontman and guitar hero, Mato Nanji for over two years and were featured on Indigenous’ Jamie Candiliro Produced (Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson) Vanguard Records release ‘Broken Lands’.  You might also recognize Kris Lager from working and touring alongside Andy Frasco & The U.N. The group covered 3 of Kris’ songs on their 2014 release ‘Half A Man’ and have made ‘Sunny Day Souldier’ a staple at their live shows.  This year they also featured the composition on their Ruf Records released live album, ‘Songs From The Road’. 


    The Legendary Bluesman, Tab Benoit is also a fan.  Proclaiming “These guys are the real deal! Go see them whenever they come to your town!”  He produced and recorded KLB’s 2013 release ‘Platte River Runaway’ at his home studio in Houma, Louisiana.  Soon after they worked with Tab Benoit they went to San Francisco and recorded with Bay area funk maestros, Monophonics at their Transistor Studios. The result was 2014’s ‘Heavy Soul & Boogie Trance’ mixed by Orgone’s Sergio Rios.  The release caught the attention of Ohio’s Colemine Records, who released two of the tracks as a 45 and also featured the release on their internationally distributed Soul Slabs LP.

    For more information please visit https://www.krislagerband.com/
     
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  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018

    Domestic Blend

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    EventDomesticBlend

    Domestic Blend is an Omaha based Soul Pop band featuring six unique musicians that love sharing the stage together. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Brady Wells, created the band in early 2016 after working on his craft in Chicago for a few years. Once he moved back to Omaha, he met bassist Matt Jones. Matt hails from Knoxville, TN, where he started playing the bass at age 9. His southern blues roots influenced his distinct style that makes him one of a kind on the bass. Lead guitarist Chris Doolittle is an Omaha native, but developed his guitar skills while he was living in Kansas City. Upon moving back to Omaha, Chris dove into the local music scene and quickly became integrated with many bands in the area.

    His ability to provide soulful guitar solos creates a dynamic presence in his playing. Vocal artist Ndzi Tante is a tasteful lyricist and expressive singer. His harmonies add colorful warmth and his clever and crisp raps add a unique hip-hop flair. Drummer Brandon Myers is the true backbone of Domestic Blend, straight from Colorado Springs, CO. His ability to groove in the pocket and tremendous stamina provides everything the band needs to get you dancing. Vocalist Olivia Malik joins us all the way from San Jose, CA, offering a bold feminine presence to the soulful sound of Domestic Blend.

    https://www.domesticblendmusic.com/
     
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  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Orphan Jon and The Abandoned / Patrick Recob

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    OrphanPatrickEventHeaderOrphan Jon and The Abandoned is an American Roots & Blues band from Southern California. Recently signed to SoCal’s highly respected and well established blues label Rip Cat Records; a label that has such legendary and iconic blues artists as The Blasters, Kid Ramos, Lynwood Slim, Barry Levenson, White Boy James, KK Martin, Blue Lunch, as well as contemporary artists as John Clifton, Black Market III, Alastair Greene, Johnny Mastro and Mams Boys, Jade Bennett and Gino Matteo. OJATA is quickly becoming a go to band because of the high energy and passion they display while performing. Roots and Blues is their life blood, and it shows in their ever popular originals; and the few selective covers, they bring to every show. It is the bands goal to captivate the audience from the first note struck until the last chord is played while entertaining them both musically and visually. OJATA simply put, is a very unique band. Unique in that they express themselves in such a way; that’s so different, that many have said after seeing them perform live, they’ve never seen nor heard anyone like them before. And not only do they capture the traditional fans of the blues; which they so love and cherish, but also have been gaining more and more of a younger audience due to the Roots style of music they showcase everywhere they’ve been honored to play. When you see and hear OJATA you will be taken on a journey through the ups and downs, the twists and turns, peaks and valleys of the vibrancy of love and everyday living through their music. They are a rare breed full of spirit and charisma, and they put on a show that is both energetic and captivating with a tight sound like no other.

    Front man Jon English, can be moving, emotional, heartfelt and intense at one point, and then soothing, soulful, lustful and desiring at another point in both his body language, lyrics and vocals.
    Add to Jon’s performance the journeymen experiences of Bruce Krupnik; with his flowing, rhythmic, harmonious blend of guitar string manipulations that invites your soul on a cosmic colorful expedition to places you might’ve never been before, the rhythm section of Tony Jack Grigsby; with his steady uplifting, driving, both subtle and powerful, bass playing that takes your heartbeat on a vast rousing journey, and Mike Malone; with his energetic, captivating, influential dynamics of the drums and you have The Abandoned.

    Orphan Jon and The Abandoned is a band that totally captures the essence of what Americana Music is all about; hard work, rough life, grinding days, moving souls, touching hearts and heartfelt love, day to day, and all the time.

    http://www.orphanjon.com

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    Hailing from the Kansas City area, Patrick Recob has spent the past twenty-five years honing his craft as a bassist, and is an alumni of the Gary Primich Band of the 1990s, Lee McBee in the 2000s, and a stellar list of who’s who of national act artists such as James Harman, RJ Mischo, Adrianna Marie & her Groovecutters, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King to name a select few. Sharing the stage with many well known blues artists on high profile events around the United States, he has also toured Europe with The Gary Primich Band in 1995 and Mike Morgan & The Crawl featuring Lee McBee in 2007. Recob remains active touring as a sideman and is an especially strong fixture on the Midwest scene. He fronts the Confessors, Lee McBee’s former backup band, Sunday nights as the house band at BB’s Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City; a residency the band has had for 18 years.     

    Recob has recorded two acclaimed albums with Steve Gerard & The National Debonaires, and two albums with Michigan native Hank Mowery. The first recording with Mowery, ACCOUNT TO ME won the 2014 Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge for Best Self Produced CD. He also appeared on the Delta Groove Recording ROAD DOG’S LIFE by Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King in 2012.

    His songwriting talents came to the forefront while on tour as bassist for the James Harman Band during his Midwest summer tour in 2016. Harman insisted he record and produce Recob’s debut album which manifested into PERPETUAL LUAU. Released in May 2017 on Recob’s Mr. Lucky’s Blues Recording Co., it gained recognition and was a critically acclaimed release making a number of esteemed Best of 2017 list compilations, including landing at #80 on the RMR Contemporary Blues Top 200 for 2017.

    So now that Patrick Recob’s entrance as a solo artist has been affirmed, he gears up to take PERPETUAL LUAU on the road in 2018 to showcase his blues for the new millennium.


    For more information please visit https://www.patrickrecobmusic.com/
     
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  • Fri
    04
    May
    2018

    Paul Nelson

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventPaulNelson

    Paul 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".

    His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: "Down and Dirty" The Johnny Winter Story and "Sideman: Long Road to Glory" (feat: Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD's, and guest performances on countless recordings.

    Staying at #1 on the "Hot New Releases" charts for months Nelson's latest project "Badass Generation" on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimentions fans have come expect considering him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists...

    "Love this album - the sound and the energy. Gorgeous, searing guitar work. Like a blow torch!" - Wall Street Journal

    "The Paul Nelson Band Rocks. Period." - Goldmine Magazine


    For more information please visit http://www.paulnelsonguitar.com/
     
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  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    The Kaopectones

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    eventKaopectonesThe 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.
     
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  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Norman Jackson

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventNormanJackson

    Make sure and see Norman Jackson at the Brown Vs. Board Mural dedication at 2:PM, May 12th. A historic location in downtown Topeka.

    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 in Detroit and Chicago, he learned from the true Blues and Soul masters.

    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 the saxophone as a wild showman. His nephew, the Boogieman was born and bred to be his drummer while adopting Danny Williams as his bassist from his church congregation they form a rock steady rhythm section that will cause your hips to shake. “The Baddest Soul Band in the Land” will take you on a journey through the stories of their lives filled with laughter and showmanship laced with virtuoso mastery that will make everyone “Get Down and Get Happy”!

    The Norman Jackson Band is touring internationally promoting their new release, “It’s the Drummer’s Fault”.
    http://www.thenormanjacksonband.com/

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  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    The Flood Brothers / Scott Leeper

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    HeaderFloodBrothersThe Flood Brothers are a THUMP MACHINE whose infectious melodies and animal rhythms will have your bones shakin' outta your boots! Heavily influenced by the early Rock 'N' Roll sounds of Memphis and Deep Blues of North Mississippi, Gabe Meyer with Colin and Jacob Best add their own bend to the boogie that could only come from the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Hannibal, MO is where these boys and their music call home.

    Forming in a basement in early 2000, The Flood Bros. cut their teeth a few years later as the unofficial house band at The Packer's Roost; a rowdy dive bar in rural off-the-grid Montana near Hungry Horse.

    "Our first gig was actually in Wapiti, Wyoming in 2002. We used a mop, bucket, and duct tape for a mic stand, played for five hours and hadn't practiced in three months," says Meyer. "We nailed it."

    Best adds, "Our first gig at Packer's was on Christmas Day. We showed up at about 6:00 that evening after working all day on the mountain, walked in with our gear, Gabe's wearing shorts, and these people are smashed wasted throwing every insult short of a beer bottle. All we could do was yell and holler back, set up and play. We felt instantly at home. Everyone in Whitefish warned us not to go out there. Too rough. We played through lots of fights, knives, and EMT’s…..we were paid in duck, goose, and mashed potatoes."

    After returning home, the guys started a band with Kent Burnside, the oldest grandson of the legendary R.L. BURNSIDE, as Kent Burnside and the New Generation. Son of R.L., Dan Burnside joined on bass, Best was on drums and Meyer on lap steel guitar. With R.L. Burnside being a musical hero, Gabe and Jake already knew most of the music by heart and within three weeks were on a major West Coast tour. During the years of 2006-2010, the band played regularly at many notable venues nationwide such as Legends, Chicago, Ill; Ground Zero, Clarksdale, MS; The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA; Gip's Place in Bessemer, AL (Alabama's last remaining Juke Joint, on the blues circuit for over 50 years - a must visit venue), and the House of Blues in Chicago. Gabe and Jake also had the chance to share the stage and play alongside many standout musicians with the Burnsides: Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, Cedric Burnside, Garry Burnside, the sons of Junior Kimbrough, and the daughter of Johnny Shines to name(drop) a few. "My guitar's more famous than I'll ever be," says Meyer. "Elmo Williams played it up in Minneapolis." "Kenny Brown played it later that night at a bar down the road and then we all got kicked out." "It's been stolen, pawned, and bled on." "She always comes home and never talks back."

    Catch the Flood Brothers at one of their shows or even performing with Kent Burnside. The boys are known for their energetic live performances that can promote hours and hours of groove.

    "Shake it if you got it....."
     
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  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Platinum Express

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    EventPlatnumExpressPlatinum Express features three out front vocalist and The Full Steam Horn section, knocking out the best Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Hot-Buttered Soul, and Sophisticated Funk in the straight-ahead, vibrant "Kansas City tradition".

    Members of Platinum Express have backed up, performed, and/or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Kevin Mahogany, Bloodstone, members of Tower of Power, and The Temptations.

    http://www.platinum-express.com/
     
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  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    The Cate Brothers

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    eventcatebrothersErnie and Earl Cate, the "Cate Brothers", have been writing and performing their unique style of rock and soul music for more than 20 years.

    From 1975 to 1980, the Cate Brothers released 3 LP's on Electra-Asylum Records, and 1 LP on Atlantic Records.

    In 1976, "Union Man" (a single from their first Electra-Asylum LP, produced by Steve Cropper, "The Cate Brothers") climbed into the top ten on the national charts and was followed by another successful single, "Can't Change My Heart".

    The Cate Brothers chart success led to nation wide television performances such as: American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Austin City Limits, as well as television programs in Canada and Europe.

    Performances with artists such as - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, The Band and other's brought them more national recognition.

    In 1980, the Cate Brothers Band reunited with longtime friend Levon Helm and toured the United States and Canada for 2 years in 1983, the Cate Brothers Band joined Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel as "The Band" re-united and toured the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The Cates filled in for Robbie Robertson who declined to join the reunion. They also toured with "Crosby, Stills and Nash".

    In 1992, the "Cate Brothers Band" were invited to perform for the Presidential Inagural Ball, "The Blue-Jean Bash", where they performed with "The Band", Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Clarence Clemons, Kim Wilson, Dr. John among many others.

    During the late 1980's and early 1990's, Ernie and Earl Cate continued to write new material and in 1995 their first CD "Radioland" was released on Blue Sun, Ice House, Priority Records. In 1997, they released another CD, "Struck A Vein", and in 1999, their first live CD, "The Cate Brothers Band Live", was released on current records.

    The Cate Brothers, through many years of writing and performing, have developed a sound that is truly their own, both soulful and unique.

    Band members:
    Earl Cate
    Ernie Cate
    Ron Eoff
    Terry Cagle
    Dave Renko
     
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  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    The Cate Brothers

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    eventcatebrothersErnie and Earl Cate, the "Cate Brothers", have been writing and performing their unique style of rock and soul music for more than 20 years.

    From 1975 to 1980, the Cate Brothers released 3 LP's on Electra-Asylum Records, and 1 LP on Atlantic Records.

    In 1976, "Union Man" (a single from their first Electra-Asylum LP, produced by Steve Cropper, "The Cate Brothers") climbed into the top ten on the national charts and was followed by another successful single, "Can't Change My Heart".

    The Cate Brothers chart success led to nation wide television performances such as: American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Austin City Limits, as well as television programs in Canada and Europe.

    Performances with artists such as - Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, The Band and other's brought them more national recognition.

    In 1980, the Cate Brothers Band reunited with longtime friend Levon Helm and toured the United States and Canada for 2 years in 1983, the Cate Brothers Band joined Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel as "The Band" re-united and toured the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The Cates filled in for Robbie Robertson who declined to join the reunion. They also toured with "Crosby, Stills and Nash".

    In 1992, the "Cate Brothers Band" were invited to perform for the Presidential Inagural Ball, "The Blue-Jean Bash", where they performed with "The Band", Bob Dylan, Steven Stills, Clarence Clemons, Kim Wilson, Dr. John among many others.

    During the late 1980's and early 1990's, Ernie and Earl Cate continued to write new material and in 1995 their first CD "Radioland" was released on Blue Sun, Ice House, Priority Records. In 1997, they released another CD, "Struck A Vein", and in 1999, their first live CD, "The Cate Brothers Band Live", was released on current records.

    The Cate Brothers, through many years of writing and performing, have developed a sound that is truly their own, both soulful and unique.

    Band members:
    Earl Cate
    Ernie Cate
    Ron Eoff
    Terry Cagle
    Dave Renko
     
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  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    Keeshea Pratt Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    HeaderKeesheaPrattSinging since the age of six, Keeshea Pratt has shared the stage with several notable national figures including bluesman Bobby Rush, Eddie Cotton, opera singer Grace Bumbry, soul singer Musiq Soulchild, and gospel icon the late Reverend James Moore.

    Pratt has accomplished what few Mississippi based singers before her has ever achieved: The ability to attract fans from all walks of life without ever straying from the intricate roots that nurtured her awarding winning voice in the first place.

    Pratt’s impressive musical range and undeniable charisma changed the landscape of local entertainment by displaying the kind of vocal immediacy and vulnerability possessed by few singers and leaving you wanting more.

    Draped with amazing style, class, and sophistication, Pratt takes you on a journey through all genres of music. “I always get asked the same question,” says Pratt, “What type of music do you sing?” My answer has always been the same… “I sing it all.”

    There has been an elite array of influences with unique sounds and styles that has cultivated Pratt’s alluring and spirited presentation. She’s an artist that appreciates all genres and refuses to be put in a box, and her connection with her audience allows her to tap into whatever their mood is and render an offering of shear vocal pleasure.

    Some of Pratt’s accomplishments include “The Jackson Free Press Artist of the Week 2011”, “The 2012 Female Artist of the Year in the Jackson Music Awards”, and a featured artist the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival. Her road to the top of her musical game in Jackson has been filled with the type of conviction that now causes a younger generation to look to her as a musical influence.

    The Blues Foundation out of Memphis, TN crowned Keeshea as the Queen of the 2018 International Blues Challenge (IBC) on January 21, 2018 as the 34th annual edition of the blues competition wrapped up at downtown Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre with Pratt and her brass-heavy Texas ensemble taking home 1st place in the best band category. The Keeshea Pratt Band, a little over 8 months old, went to Memphis and left a mark that will forever be talked about.

    http://www.keesheapratt.com/

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  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Nick Moss & Dennis Gruenling / Drunken Hearts

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    HeaderNickMoss"Nick Moss's muscular, electric energy combines jaw-dropping guitar, gruff, soulful vocals and impassioned songwriting. Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica master...impressive, genuine and fresh-sounding." --Living Blues

    Powerhouse Chicago blues group, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling, celebrate their first Alligator Records release, THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING, with performances in Topeka at the Mulvane Art Fair on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 and Uncle Bo's on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart, is a tour de force of the classic Chicago blues ensemble sound that world class guitarist/vocalist Moss and master harmonicist/vocalist Gruenling know, live and love.

    THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING is no recycling of old songs. Moss wrote eight memorable new originals and Gruenling wrote two, all deeply rooted in the blues tradition with a touch of old school rock 'n' roll. Produced by guitarist Kid Andersen and Moss and recorded at Rancho de Rhythm in Elgin, Illinois, the album is a joyous sonic blast of pure blues power.

    Although Moss and Gruenling had known each other for 20 years and had jammed together often, it wasn't until 2016 that they decided to team up full time. Moss' deeply rooted yet fully modern guitar playing flawlessly meshes with Gruenling's monster harmonica chops. On stage, the two communicate seemingly telepathically, as Moss lays down the deepest blues licks and Gruenling's harmonica wails and howls in perfect response, with Moss' top-notch band adding their energy and expertise to the ensemble.

    Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city's take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago's rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of some of the city's greatest blues luminaries. New Jersey's Dennis Gruenling is considered among today's best blues harmonica players.

    Growing up in Chicago and standing tall at 6'2", Nick Moss dreamed of playing both music and sports. When kidney surgery sidelined his athletic hopes, he dove headfirst into the blues. His mother was a huge blues fan, even taking a young Nick to see bluesmen like Muddy Waters live in concert. Originally a bass player, Moss got his first professional break touring and playing bass with legendary West Side Chicago guitarist Jimmy "Fast Fingers" Dawkins. He next toured with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (longtime Muddy Waters' drummer), leader of the Legendary Blues Band. Finding himself in need of a guitarist, Smith insisted Moss switch instruments. Combining his natural talent with non-stop woodshedding and playing every open jam session, Moss quickly became one of the city's most highly sought-after players. Bluesman Jimmy Rogers (famous for his pioneering guitar work with Muddy Waters and for
    his solo it Walking By Myself) hired Moss to join his touring band and became his mentor. Moss' other influences include B.B. King, Freddie King, Earl Hooker, Magic Slim and other groundbreaking players.

    Moss formed his own band in 1997 and released the first of his 12 solo albums a year later on his own independent Blue Bella label. He's received 22 Blues Music Award nominations and has earned legions of fans around the world, playing over 100 shows a year. Moss has shared stages with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary Clark, Jr., David Hidalgo and many others, and is an in-demand guest, always welcome to sit in with his musician friends around the world.

    As a teen, Dennis Gruenling heard the Alligator recording Harp Attack! (a summit meeting of James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch) and decided that blues harmonica was his life's calling. Gruenling was inspired by blues harp masters including Cotton, Little Walter and George "Harmonica" Smith as well as by saxophonists, including Lester Young and Red Prysock. A self-taught player and a natural entertainer with seven solo albums to his credit, Gruenling's giant, fat-toned harp work, raw-boned singing and untamed energy are a perfect foil for Moss' hair-raising guitar playing and straight-from-the-shoulder blues vocals.

    With the release of THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling will do what they do best: barnstorm the globe, bringing their muscular, high-energy show to clubs, concert halls, roadhouses and festival stages night after night. According to Moss, "When the band and I get on stage, the music takes over. We can't hold back and the energy just comes pouring out. We get carried away and the audience gets carried away with us."

    https://www.nickmossband.com/

    Also appearing Drunken Hearts

    The Drunken Hearts have grown into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences  across the country. In those few years, theColorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for producing and cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting thoughtful songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere.
    Originally an outlet for lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Andrew McConathy, he knew the band needed to expand musically to satisfy his growing songbook of material. With their latest release, Love & Thirst, the band's journey is clear and truthful, letting the listener in beneath the love and loss that has shaped the band and it’s members. With the track “Want You Back,” their rowdy guitar-riff rock and country influences are showcased, while the title track “Love & Thirst” conveys a more delicate sentiment through both the music and lyrical delivery.
    Following the 2016 release of Love & Thirst, the band toured the country from coast-to-coast, with stops at famed venues and festivals, such as Electric Forest, Vertex, Fayetteville Roots Fest, Hangtown Music Festival, and the band’s own Yarmony Grass, among others. Very much in their element on the festival scene, Tyra Sutak (Elevation Outdoors Magazine) described her
    experience as being "Magnetic. It’s one of the only words my buddy and I could agree on to describe the feeling of the first time we caught Colorado-based band, The Drunken Hearts, live."
    With 2017 underway, the band will be releasing a new album, The Prize, and touring extensively across the nation.
    THE DRUNKEN HEARTS:
    Andrew McConathy: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar | Jon McCartan: Bass, Vocals | Cody Russell: Pedal + Lap Steel, Banjo | Kory Montgomery: Electric guitar, Vocals | Alex Johnson: Drums

    https://www.thedrunkenhearts.com/

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  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    Hector Anchondo

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    HeaderHectorGrowing up on a Missouri farm, Anchondo soaked up roots music, Latino music, bluegrass and old blues. He picked up the guitar as teen, and as soon as he finished high school, while classmates headed off to college, he headed for Omaha, where he had some family, to make a life playing guitar.

    “Omaha turned out to be a great place for a new artist starting out,” Anchondo said. “They will get behind a new act with new original music.”

    The young guitarist started hitting Omaha jam nights every single week, where older musicians recognized his prodigious talent and took him under their wings. Within only a couple years, he had a hot original Latin and reggae band and a song on local radio. Anchondo toured with that band almost non-stop for the next 10 years.

    “It was a lot of sleeping on floors, or in the van, or just driving on through to the next show,” he said.

    When the recession of 2008 happened, work dried up in the music scene, and the stress took its toll on the band, which parted company. Anchondo found himself without a band, working as a dishwasher in a Cuban restaurant. That year that tested his resolve more than any other.

    “I was kind of floundering personally,” said Anchondo. “I was like, ‘what do I do?’ I had put all my eggs in that basket, into music.”

    Anchondo knew his mind, though. It was guitar or nothing. And, he realized, this could be the moment he finally got to do a thing he’d wanted to do all his life. He had loved the blues since he was kid, had been sneaking in blues songs at his concerts for years. He wanted to play blues full time. So he started looking for other musicians who could help him make the hard-partying kind of blues he’d always loved.

    http://hectoranchondo.com/

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  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Luke Winslow Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

    What sets this album above the singer and guitarist’s previous work is how he’s absorbed the offerings of a life in music. Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, he moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there. Now that he’s moved on, it is the larger world, and the people and places in it, that enthralls him. From these travels and friendships comes a deeper and richer perspective on the American musical traditions he fell in love with at an early age. 

    From the first track, Luke effortlessly draws the listener into his genre-expansive, dynamic world. “You Got Mine,” co-written with friend and legendary local musician “Washboard” Lissa Driscoll (who passed away in September 2017), enchants with its laid back grace. Delicate touches of Paul Simon and Robert Cray color this paean to unconditional friendship and camaraderie. With crisp guitar lines evoking Mike Campbell, the gospel-tinged call-to-action “Break Down the Walls” and the easy-country amble “After the Rain” sit astride the solemn and the uplifting. The subtle Stax-inflected soul of the title track casts a disintegrating relationship against the inspirational scenery of the desert Southwest. “Farewell Blues,” a song written after he found out about his late father’s cancer diagnosis, has a resolute drifter’s wandering heart to guide it.

    But no matter where he goes, the current of the Crescent City still tugs at Luke’s music. The sweaty riffs of “Thought I Heard You” are as hot as the beer is cold and the syncopated horns on “Chicken Dinner” are a big, playful flirtation. The psychedelic swamp boogie of “Leghorn Women” brims with charm, both suave and sinister, while the Tom-Petty-on-the-levee vibe of “Born to Roam” makes it a classic-in-the-making road trip anthem.  

    Blue Mesa was recorded across the globe in the Tuscan fortress village of Lari, Italyand features long-time collaborator and Italian blues guitar dynamo Roberto Luti, Chris Davis of King James and the Special Men, and Mike Lynch (Bob Seger, Larry McCray) on organ, among others.

    Luke Winslow-King has collaborated with New Orleans legends and wunderkinds alike, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, and Meschiya Lake. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous venues and releasing four studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more.

    http://www.lukewinslowking.com

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  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Boogie Wonderland

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    EventBoogieWonderlandBoogie Wonderland is Kansas City's best live dance band performing your favorite dance hits. Available for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, private parties, conventions, festivals and high energy bars/clubs, Wonderland performs a variety of dance hits from the 70s-2000's. We make your event special by providing tasteful, fun, danceable music for you and your guests.

    Boogie Wonderland is a five piece band offering track replicated live performances of the greatest dance songs of the past five decades. Featuring songs of the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Bruno Mars and more Wonderland is your best choice for a tasteful, fun event. We have carefully integrated the latest technology to pack the sound of a 11 piece band, providing you with a hassle free, full band.

    Boogie Wonderland has been Kansas City's premier live dance band since 2006. We have performed for thousands across the area and have been featured in Branson during the summer concert series, at Crossroads Kansas City, and hundreds of special events and weddings.

    for more information please visit https://www.boogiewonderlandbandkc.com/
     
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  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Amanda Fish / Tim Budig Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    Amanda Fish
    Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring  Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.
    In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals, playing new material slated for her next release.

    www.amandafishband.com

    Tim Budig Band
    Raw, rowdy and rough edged, this five piece band delivers original Chicago style blues with heart, dedication and reckless abandon.
     
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  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    Zac Harmon Band

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    EventZacHarmonAn Uncle Bo's favorite returns for 2 nights! Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.http://www.zacharmon.com/
     
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  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    Zac Harmon Band

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    EventZacHarmonAn Uncle Bo's favorite returns for 2 nights! Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.http://www.zacharmon.com/
     
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  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Lauren Anderson / Laurie Morvan Band

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    Lauren Anderson
    This soulful, rockin' female, originally from Chicago, has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Growing up in a household that was rich in music, her influences were widely varied from artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and many more. 

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    Laurie Morvan

    Laurie Morvan Band is a 5 piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by its fiery female lead guitarist vocalist. A pumpin’, thumpin’, tight-as-nails machine from Long Beach, CA, the LMB has fired up over 70
    festivals and 700 shows together throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. So much more than just a wailin’ guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting.
    Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys spending time
    with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos. Laurie Morvan Band concerts feature the beautiful harmonies of Laurie and backup singer Lisa Morvan, as well as dueling solos between Laurie,
    keyboardist Tom Salyers and bassist Pat Morvan. Drummer Lonnie Jones drives this high-octane train. They are a tight-knit unit who love performing and recording CDs together. Their fun-loving enthusiasm leaps right off the stage...and it’s contagious!

    www.lauriemorvan.com

     
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  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    Groovement

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    Groovement, a lively, six man funk-rock group from Fayetteville, AR, has been described as what you’d hear if Led Zeppelin caught a Soul Train with Grouplove and they threw a party while headin’ down the tracks to Motown. Their catchy original melodies, big harmonies, funky grooves and impressive solos make up a setlist you can’t not dance along with. That would be enough to please any music fan, but throw in Groovement’s titillating twists on some unexpected favorite cover tunes, and you’ve got a mega-memorable night of live music on your hands.

    Deitra Magazine says Groovement’s shows are “a definite party and a must-see for anyone who loves music,” while BreakfastOnTour.com calls them “pure fun” and “worth the sweat” at a hot summer music festival performance. To check out Groovement in action, watch videos of performances at https://www.youtube.com/user/Groovementband.

    The award-winning group – named Best New Band and Best Funk Band in Northwest Arkansas – has been performing at renowned music venues and major Midwest music festivals for the last nine years, including their “home venue,” the historic George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville; Wakarusa Music Festival (Ozark, Arkansas); Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain; Snowbasin Summer Concert Series (Ogden, Utah); the Official Dead & Company Afterparty at Deep Ellum (Dallas); Arts in the Park series (Manhattan, Kansas); Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival, and many more.

    In 2017, the group’s fan base expanded internationally, with several sets at Australia’s Caloundra – basically the Down Under version of Hangout Fest – and Groovement made such a remarkable impression with fans that the event organizers used two of the band’s tracks for official promotional videos and invited them back this year for more. (Groovement is working to add other performances to their 2018 Australia trip as well.)

    “Caloundra’s organizers discovered us while we were playing in the French Quarter during New Orleans Jazz Fest earlier last year,” explained drummer Bryan Burkhart, who founded Groovement in 2009. “We ended up playing three different times for the festival crowd, and each time the crowd more than doubled; we also played the staff party after it ended. It was a great experience – and they loved us so much that insisted we come back to Caloundra this September.”

    Anyone who has seen Groovement live will easily understand why fans and event promoters are so impressed: Their sound incorporates funky dance grooves, high-energy rock and roll, pop-style song structure with catchy, melodic hooks, and a flexible jam-band style of improvisation – so no two shows are ever the same. Fans have compared their sound to the likes of Jamiroquai, The Main Squeeze, Galactic and Trombone Shorty.

    Their setlist is heavy on the original songs that have given them much traction; they cite a broad range of songwriting influences such as the lead guitar solo styling and chord structures of Pink Floyd and the pop hooks and vocal approach of Stevie Wonder, to the dance grooves and lyrical prowess of Michael Jackson.

    “Multiple band members wanted to be Michael Jackson as early as they could walk,” Burkhart says, laughing. Other major influences on their sound are the funky bass grooves and party vibes of Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown and the Motown sound, and the funk-horn energy of bands like Chicago and Lettuce. “Lettuce’s influence as a leading jam-funk-horn band cannot be overstated, and how they’re the standard of keeping an instrumental band interesting and high-energy,” Burkhart noted.

    Horns? Yes. Groovement is one of those rare groups that includes the powerful, fun energy of brass – in their case, a gifted trumpeter – and the band seamlessly includes the brass sound even on guitar-rock covers that don’t traditionally include horns.

    Groovement is also skilled at mixing in unexpected cover songs from many different genres. Their takes on well-known favorites is a nice change of pace while also giving new fans something familiar to sing along with. Some of the established artists that an audience member might hear covered at a Groovement show include Talking Heads, MGMT, Peter Gabriel, Gorillaz, Rick James, Al Green, and JJ Grey & Mofro.

    But as Burkhart noted, the group emphasizes its original songs and sound – and thereby embraces many fans whose tastes aren’t as simple as one well-known act or genre. “We are working on new material now, finishing and polishing a big chunk of songs,” he said. “We will be introducing more of them as we tour for the rest of this year, and we hope to start recording soon and have a new record out next spring.”

    Groovement’s efforts are founded on decades of experience among its talented lineup, which is Burkhart; founding member Adam Becker on keyboards; newest member and former Funk Donors singer Oz Cullum manning lead vocals, guitar, harmonica and percussion; Tom Smith (formerly of TotoJojo) on trumpet and backing vocals; bassist Supa Man (an alum of Andy Frasco & The U.N.); and Lucas Parker (formerly with the band Mouth) on guitar and backing vocals.

    https://www.groovementband.com/

     
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  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018

    Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival 2018

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

     

    thumbnail_pastedGraphic_1Make your plans now and contact The Ramada Downtown Topeka to get a special $79 rate! 785-234-5400
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    The Topeka Blues Society (TBS) is proud to annually present the Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival, scheduled every 4th of July at Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka.   Music starts at noon, and continues until dark.  A spectacular nightworks show then lights up the sky, reflecting over the lake. Attendees may bring shade tents (there will be a designated area), coolers/food, blankets and chairs.  The Topeka Blues Society has added a food tent in the festival area.  All proceeds benefit the Topeka Blues Society and this festival. Please, for safety reasons, NO GRILLS are allowed in the festival area. This festival is not free to produce, but through community support and donations, the Topeka Blues Society is able to offer free admission to all attendees of the Blues Festival, thereby exposing the blues to a large audience on Independence Day.  A donation will allow us to continue to bring quality, nationally recognized Blues bands to this festival, inspire continued growth for the Spirit of Kansas celebration, and generate additional commerce for area businesses.  The festival has shown much growth, and it gets bigger and better each year.
  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    The Josh Garrett Band

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    Josh Garrett is a songwriter, singer and guitar player from New Roads, LA.  He and his family relocated to  Houma, LA when Josh was a child.  Josh picked up his father’s guitar when he was 12 years old and started writing songs soon after.  By age 20, Garrett was performing several times a week in Houma, LA.   At age 24, he recorded his  first album entitled, “Changed Man” and never looked back.  Josh and his band started to travel regionally to promote his new album.   In 2008, he relocated to Nashville, TN.   While there, he recorded his second album, “Live on Printer’s Alley” - a double album released Nov 2009.   In 2010, Josh returned home to Louisiana, and began work on his third album.  "String of Problems”, released Aug 2011, hit #1 on the Roots Music Louisiana Blues Charts,  and hit the #1 Spot two weeks in a row on American Blues Scene “Blues Top Five”.   While continuing to tour and promote his unique brand of Louisiana roots and soul, Garrett recorded his latest album “Honey For My Queen”.  

    www.joshgarrettmusic.com

     
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  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018

    Jason Ricci

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    Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Through two plus decades of endless touring, TV appearances, recordings and the internet Jason Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence. Nick named “Moon Cat” (a street name he once used in Nashville and New Orleans to avoid police detection) Jason has been an almost constant force for decades in the studio, festivals, club dates and press. Love him or hate him, through performing, singing, song writing, teaching, harmonica playing and activism in the fields of L.G.B.T., mental health and addiction, it is not an overstatement that this young, white, queer, skateboarding, punk rock loving, multiple convicted felony having Moon Cat from Maine is currently changing the world through music and education.

    www.mooncat.org

     
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  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018

    The Jeremiah Johnson Band

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    eventJaramiahJohnsonBandBorn 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.

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  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    Mike Babb & Friends / Paul Byrd

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    eventMikeBabbsAs 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.
     
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  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018

    The BelAirs

    Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm

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    EventHeaderBelAirsFronted 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.

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