Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s Sunday Roadhouse presents a remarkable night for Americana music fans on Sunday, Oct. 30, at The Waiting Room, 5 p.m. They’ll showcase an acclaimed new Americana documentary and music from Austin singer-songwriter Gurf Morlix. Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah tells the story of Foley, whose songs have been covered by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, John Prine and Willie Nelson. Lucinda Williams wrote her song “Drunken Angel” for Foley and his friend Townes Van Zandt created “Blaze’s Blue” for him.
Foley was killed in 1989 in a tragic incident that was either self-defense or part of an ongoing dispute. Filmmaker Kevin Triplett will be present to talk about the creative process behind the documentary. See blazefoleymovie.com. Foley’s friend Gurf Morlix will play songs from his tribute to his Foley’s music, a collection called Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream. The CD received lots of recognition including 16 weeks in the Top 20 of the Americana Music Chart. Morlix was Lucinda Williams’ bandleader for many years and produced her acclaimed “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.” Visit sundayroadhouse.com for more.
Duck’s Gone Fishin’
112 North Duck celebrates the release of Gone Fishin’ on Friday, Oct. 28, with a free show at McKenna’s after 9 p.m.
Lead singer Christy Rossiter’s big, soulful voice is featured on her second disc with the band performing their all-original material. Rossiter said via email, “Audiences seem to really be enjoying “Life with You” and ”Walking Hand in Hand,” our two ballads. We feel that the recording is very raw and captures our sound better than any other recording we’ve done. We were very fortunate to be able to perform them [the songs] quite a bit before recording them, music always seems to take on a life of its own once there is an audience to hear it.”
The 21st Saloon presents two fine local bands this Thursday, Oct. 27. At 5 p.m. catch traditional Chicago blues from Lincoln’s Lil’ Slim Blues Band followed at 7 p.m. by the Brad Cordle Band.
Kris Lager Band celebrates Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 29, with a show at the Studio Gallery, 49th & Dodge, 9 p.m. This is a BYOB space. Costumes are encouraged.
Halloween night, Oct. 31, at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar after 9 p.m., Potboiler Burlesque heats up the stage with music from Snake Island!, Digital Leather and Josh Hoyer’s new combo The Shadows.