Neal & Wonderland

The Mental Health Association of Nebraska presents the fourth annual Jammin’ Away the Blues concert at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Saturday, April 7, with headliner Kenny Neal. A member of Louisiana's musically acclaimed Neal family, Neal’s awards are numerous. Recent highlights include induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the 2011 Living Blues magazine Critic’s Poll Award for Best...

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Nebraska Blues Challenge

In February the Lil’ Slim Blues Band competed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. The Lil’ Slim Blues Band made it into the top 44 bands competing in the semi-finals. The Blues Society of Omaha is ramping up to host the second annual Nebraska Blues Challenge (NBC) that will select the band going to the IBCs next winter. Nebraska bands have until April 5 to...

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Soulful Spring

Spring is here and with it, more new music. Chicago’s Alligator Records label has a couple of particularly fine offerings among its new releases: Janiva Magness’ Stronger for It and Curtis Salgado’s Soul Shot.

Janiva Magness’ CD hits this week and she has gigs at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m., and at The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Magness’ Stronger for It...

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Strong Soul Music

Two chances this coming week to catch powerhouse Janiva Magness: Wednesday night, March 21, 6-9 p.m., at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar and Thursday, March 22, at The 21st Saloon, 5:30-8:30 p.m. She is a singer with relentless heart whose serious vocal abilities are matched by deeply intuitive interpretive skills. Magness is the only female to win the Blues Music Award’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year...

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Hot Tamale Baby

Tab Benoit mixes sweaty blues with his Cajun and Zydeco folk heritage for a rockin’ sound that is as steamy as the Louisiana swamps and irresistibly danceable. He heats up The 21st Saloon Thursday, March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Benoit is a Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award. He was also recently recognized with three awards...

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PWF Headliner News

Playing With Fire returns to the Omaha riverfront's Lewis & Clark Landing Saturday, July 28. The show is made possible this year by a last-minute presenting sponsorship from FirstComp Insurance. The performers have been announced. Headlining is Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils. Vito's been a sideman for artists including Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac during their Tango in the Night period and The...

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