Guitar great Debbie Davies plugs in at Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, May 30, 6-9 p.m. and at The 21st Saloon Thursday, May 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Davies' credits include guitarist in the great Albert Collins' band. The Los Angeles Times says "she wields an electric guitar as if it were a wand." She is a 10-time Blues Music Award nominee and has twice received the Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist award.
Royal Southern Brotherhood
The blues buzz band of the summer is The Royal Southern Brotherhood. This blues super group combines the outstanding talents of guitarists Devon Allman and Mike Zito with the legendary Cyril Neville. See them at Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, June 6, 6-9 p.m. Advance tickets recommended. Or catch the band at the Horseshoe Casino's Whiskey Roadhouse Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. Check royalsouthernbrotherhood.com.
Zoo Bar Blues
Other big shows coming up include the soulful, rockin' blues of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Monday, June 4, 6-9 p.m. Blues guitar star Walter Trout rocks the Zoo next Tuesday, June 12, 6-9 p.m. Watch zoobar.com for details on the 39th Anniversary including the Street Fest Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14.
Hoodoo hero and three-time Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee Jon Dee Graham and his electric band The Fighting Cocks blow the roof off the Zoo Thursday, June 28. See jondeegraham.com for details on Graham's latest CD release, Garage Sale, now in digital pre-release.
Soaring Wings Vineyard presents their annual Blues Festival Saturday, June 2, with regional acts including Hector Anchondo's exciting blues band (5:30 p.m.), K.C.'s Connie Hawkins & the Blues Band (7 p.m.) and Iowa's The Candymakers (8:30 p.m.). A jam featuring all the players closes out the night. Visit soaringwingswine.com.
The BSO's BluesEd program hosts a fundraising concert showcasing all the youth bands Sunday, June 3, at Slattery Vintage Estates in Nehawka, Nebr. See BluesEd.com.
Soul man Terry Evans is at The 21st Saloon Thursday, June 7.
Party like it's 1990 at the Ranch Bowl Reunion Thursday, June 7, at Sokol Auditorium. "Old skool" local favorites perform to benefit the Salvation Army. See sokolunderground.com.
The Terry Quiett Band plays Gator O'Malley's after 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Fiery, in-your-face Austin roots-rocker Scott H. Biram is at The Bourbon Theatre on June 3. Spoonfed Tribe heats up The Waiting Room Tuesday, June 5, with Kris Lager Band opening.