Flying

If you missed the Sunday night, Oct. 30, screening of Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah, you missed something extraordinary. Presented as part of Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s ongoing, moveable Sunday Roadhouse concert series, this exclusive screening was at The Waiting Room. The duo has brought a number of amazing Americana artists to Omaha, including the debuts of artists like Hacienda...

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Hoodoo 10/27: Gurf Morlix, 112 North Duck

Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse presents a remarkable night for Americana music fans on Sunday, Oct. 30, at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m. They’ll showcase an acclaimed new Americana documentary and music from Austin singer-songwriter Gurf Morlix. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah tells the story of Foley, whose songs have been covered by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, John Prine and...

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Salgado, Scott & Katz

Great news from soul-blues singer Curtis Salgado, he’s just been signed to Alligator Records. The Chicago blues label will release Salgado’s next CD, which will be his eighth solo recording. Salgado has a special fondness for Omaha and Lincoln, since local fans helped him develop a Midwest base as he started touring nationally. Salgado’s many credits include being the inspiration for John...

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Memories & Music

Omaha's blues community lost one of its finest when Dave Barger passed away early Saturday, Oct. 8, after a debilitating illness. Barger was the Omaha scene's go-to blues guitarist for over 30 years, including popular '80s bands Oasis and Risky Shift. A memorial jam is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the G.I. Forum, 2002 N Street.
Tributes poured in on Facebook. Former Howard...

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Surf, Roots & Rock

Dick Dale brings his virtuoso surf-rock guitar to The Waiting Room on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m. Lincoln’s Mezcal Brothers open.

Zoo Bar Music
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar highlights include the return of Billy Bacon this week plus several cool early shows coming up. It’s a Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs reunion weekend with Justin G. Jones and Jerry “Hot Rod” DeMink joining Billy again. The band...

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Alberta’s Joyous Blues

In the early 1980s I had the pleasure of seeing Alberta Hunter perform her captivating mix of bawdy blues, ballads and gospel tunes. Hunter was bewitching, her love of the music was infectious. She was in her mid-80s. The last time I saw her perform she had to be helped onstage in a wheelchair, but when she sang the years melted away. The music was in her blood.

In her first career the...

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