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  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Mike Babb & Friends Band

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

    As 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.


    All ticket sales are for general admission into Uncle Bo's. One entry per ticket. Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show. Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM.

    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/




  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Mike Babb & Friends Band

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

    As 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.


    All ticket sales are for general admission into Uncle Bo's. One entry per ticket. Online tickets are available until 4PM day of show. Tickets will be available at the door after 4PM.

    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
    18
    Jan
    2019
    Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    IBC Kick-Off Party 2019

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

    Topeka Blues Society (TBS) will host the IBC KICK-OFF PARTY and Guitar Raffle on Friday, January 18th at Uncle Bo's. Doors open at 6:30 pm, $12 cover charge ($10 for Blues Society members).

    The Dust Devil Choir is heading to Memphis to represent the TBS in the Band Challenge at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), Jan. 22nd - 26th. Band members are: Sean McDonnell - guitar/vocals; Jake Koivisto - guitar; John Dilling - bass/vocals; Logan Heer - keys; Jan Faircloth - drums.

    For our Kick-Off Party, Dust Devil Choir will take the stage at Uncle Bo's, along with Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls!

    We'll also be drawing some lucky winner for Penny Sue, a Joel Edison original guitar!
    Penny Sue’s specs:
    Birdseye and flamed maple body
    Hardware from Wilkinson Manufacturing
    Pickups are Heartland Tone, custom built to Joel Edison’s specifications
    Frets are Medium Jumbo, crowned and polished like glass

    Joel Edison has been building guitars for over 40 years. He attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery (guitar making and repair) in Phoenix and spent time in the shop of Topeka guitar legend Dan Falley. Edison has contributed several guitars to Jam4Dan fundraisers, and this is his fifth guitar donated for the benefit of the Topeka Blues Society.

    Tickets for the guitar raffle are $20 each, and there are only 150 total tickets available. Tickets will be sold up to the drawing at the Kick-off Party. Your presence is not required to win. Get your ticket(s) that night, at Uncle Bo's, or our website: www.topekabluessociety.org


    Join us as we wish the Dust Devil Choir the best for their 2019 IBC!