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Rockin’ Johnny’s Chicago Blues

The fifth Annual Jammin’ Away the Blues concert is this Saturday, April 13, at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre. The event is a benefit for the Mental Health Association of Nebraska. This year’s featured artists are Rockin’ Johnny & his Chicago Blues Revue. Rockin’ Johnny Burgin has been recognized on the Chicago blues scene for nearly 20 years. He began his career by playing in the West Side clubs, then went on to tour...


<p>  Kelly Richey. Photo by Sonya Ziegler.</p> Grit, Guitars & Funk

Guitarist Kelly Richey’s hard-charging power blues trio hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 3, 6-9 p.m., and makes their 21st Saloon debut Thursday, April 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. With rocking guitar licks and gritty vocals, the Cincinnati artist has been playing guitar since she was 15 years old. She has been active in that region for nearly 20 years with over 15 solo releases to her credit. Check Richey’s “Fast...


<p>  Magic Slim and Shawn Carrying the Torch

Two tributes to longtime Lincoln resident and Chicago blues legend Magic Slim take place this week. Magic Slim, also known as Morris Holt, passed away Feb. 21 in a Pennsylvania hospital after a brief illness.
Magic’s son Shawn Holt is now fronting Slim’s legendary band The Teardrops. The younger Holt has brought another Lincoln musician, Levi William, on board with him as an official Teardrop. The new band’s...


Blues Challenge, Sin City, Zito

Round One of the Blues Society of Omaha’s Nebraska Blues Challenge kicks off at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Sunday, March 24. Performing are Crimson Dawn (3:30 p.m.), Thrift Shop Radio (4:40 p.m.), Lou DeLuca & The R&M Blues Band (5:50 p.m.) and Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers (7 p.m.). Rounds Two and Three take place April 7 at Gator O’Malley’s and April 21 at McKenna’s with a total of 14 bands participating. Three bands...


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