Matt Schofield Show Moved to Union Pizzeria
The gig by English guitar phenom Matt Schofield has moved to the Union Pizzeria, 14th & Cuming downtown, on Thursday, July 21. This is a FREE show and starts at 6:30 p.m. Blues Society President Terry O’Halloran hopes to get folks already in the area for the blues-oriented Thursday of Red Sky Music Festival to come by and enjoy Schofield’s amazing talents.
Guitar & Bass magazine calls Schofield “One of the top ten British blues guitarists of all time.”
O’Halloran reports admission for local bands plus Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Bruce Hornsby, 10,000 Maniacs and more during the afternoon is now $15. See all the Red Sky details at redskyfestival.com.
Matt Cox Band Update
Your last chance to catch the Matt Cox Band is at the Red Sky Music Festival local bands extravaganza on Saturday.
I previously reported incorrectly about band members’ plans. Nick Semrad is off to New York City. Andrew Tyler is headed for California. Eventually Ben Zinn will be going to California also. The full band, including bass player Seth Ondracek, is at the heart of Cox's brand new CD Tracks in the Sound. Check mattcoxmusic.net/press.html for more info and recent press on the disc.
The Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival organized by Brandon Miller and Kris Lager Band happens August 5, 6 and 7 at River West Park, 233 & Maple on the Elkhorn River. Over 25 great bands perform. For tickets and camping info visit hullabaloomusicfestival.com.
Amazing blues vocalist Janiva Magness plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar on Wednesday, July 27, (6 p.m.) and the 21st Saloon on Thursday, July 28, (5:30 p.m.) Magness is one of the top blues-soul vocalists performing today. She's a multiple Blues Music Award winner, including being the only female besides Koko Taylor to win the coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year (2009). She's also been honored by the BMAs with the Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year award. She was nominated by Downbeat Magazine in their best Blues Artist of the Year Reader's Poll category and is up for two Living Blues magazine Awards. Magness is a regular headliner on the festival circuit and a must-see for blues fans. Check out Magness in action on Youtube with a sultry ballad at http://youtu.be/fRIbt9BVUWA and an edgey, rootsy number at http://youtu.be/_03dnDRwUR4
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