Funk, Ska & OEAAs

The Louisiana soul, funk, R&B, zydeco and blues of Josh Garrett & The Bottomline shake it up at The New Lift Thursday, Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. This is a don’t-miss show. Garrett is from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit, and has spent time honing his bandleader chops in Nashville. The charismatic, high-energy […]

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Funky Bottomline

Louisiana soul and Nashville showmanship mark the excellent performances that Josh Garrett & The Bottomline put on for fans. Garrett hails from Houma, La., also the birthplace of Tab Benoit. Fans of Benoit and Tommy Castro should dig this horn-driven band that mixes funk, blues, R&B and zydeco. Fronting the band, Garrett has the guitar […]

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Dave Barger Benefit

Friends of guitarist Dave Barger will host a benefit this Sunday, Oct. 17, at New Lift Lounge to help the veteran Omaha musician. Among the popular musicians returning to assist Barger are California guitarist John Lawton, New Orleans sax man Joe Cabral Jr. and Boston bassist Ken Fallon. Barger has been the “go to” blues […]

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Country Funk

Dave Gonzalez’s current “country funk” project The Stone River Boys, returns to the Zoo Bar for a two-night stand, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7-8, after 9 p.m. The Stone River Boys are fronted by guitarist Gonzalez, formerly of the Hacienda Brothers and The Paladins, and Austin’s Mike Barfield, formerly of The Hollisters. October 3rd marked […]

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Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band

Sept. 30 Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band Stir Concert Cove, Harrah’s Casino, 7:30 p.m., $30 ADV/$35 DOS, stircove.com Guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-songwriter Susan Tedeschi were called “the power blues-rock couple of this era,” by The Boston Herald. This husband and wife have racked up serious critical acclaim and fan attention with their respective […]

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Burning Flames

Several shows with some of the biggest names in roots and blues music grace local performance spaces this week. Taj Mahal, W.C. Clark, Tab Benoit and Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are on tap. Legendary Taj Mahal in Lincoln The Bourbon Theatre and the Zoo Bar present a rare Nebraska performance by the great Taj […]

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