Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones with Dennis Gruenling take the Zoo Bar stage Monday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. This band knocked out Omaha blues fans last summer when they played at the P.S. Collective. Deming has appeared at the Zoo Bar before as part of Kim Wilson’s Blues Revue. Deming's guitar style mixes sparkling precision and passion in the tradition of Duke Robillard, T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian. He can also lay down solid, straight-up, traditional blues. Dennis Gruenling on harmonica brings old-school harp licks to the stage influenced by Little Walter, George “Harmonica” Smith and vintage R&B saxophone greats. These musicians have two CDs out showcasing their talents, What’s it Gonna Take and Rockin’ All Day. Both VizzTone label discs have spent three months on the Living Blues Radio Charts’ Top 10. See dougdeming.com.
Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse presents songwriter-guitarist-producer Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express Sunday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m. at The Slowdown. Prophet is praised by fans and critics alike. His first band was Green on Red, now recognized as pivotal in the evolution of country-rock into alt.country. His recent work includes co-writes with Alejandro Escovedo on Escovedo’s last three albums, along with collaborations with or covers recorded by artists from Lucinda Williams and Jim Dickinson to Peter Wolf and the Arc Angels. Prophet’s music has been heard in “True Blood,” “Californication” and “Sons of Anarchy.” He is touring in support of his newest solo effort Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc). See sundayroadhouse.com and chuckprophet.com.
1% Productions presents the free-spirited Bohemian gypsy punk rock of Gogol Bordello at Slowdown Friday, Aug. 16 and hosts Dwight Yoakam at Sumtur Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. See onepercentproductions.com. Writer's Note Aug. 15: The Dwight Yoakam show is CANCELLED. No other details available.
Austin-based country artist Dale Watson takes the Zoo stage Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m.
Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring B.B. King, Sonny Landreth and Larry Carlton is up at Stir Concert Cove Saturday, Aug. 17, gates at 5:30, early 6:30 show. See stircove.com.
Zoo Bar shows include a rare Tijuana Gigolos late show Friday, Aug. 16, after 9 p.m. The Sean Benjamin Band plays Friday 5-7 p.m.
Honeyboy Turner Band plays Havana Garage Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 p.m.
Barley Street Tavern has Matt Cox, Josh Harty (Milwaukee, WI) and John Larsen Tuesday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.
The 21st Saloon presents blues-rockers the Don Ray Band Thursday, Aug. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (donrayband.com) and the stomping roots-blues of Moreland & Arbuckle next Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.