Damon Fowler makes his 21st Saloon debut on Thursday, Nov. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Living Blues magazine calls Fowler “a roots guitar guru in the making.” The Chicago Sun-Times writes “Make way for the next big-time guitar slinger.”
Critics compare his guitar riffs to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck with slide playing influenced by Duane Allman. Fowler also has lap-steel and dobro playing in his arsenal. The Tampa, Fla., native’s new disc is Devil Got His Way (Blind Pig).
From Chicago by way of Israel, Marbin plays Gator O’Malley’s for the 9 p.m. show on Thursday, Nov. 10. Their music is centered around guitar and saxophone and has been called “a marvel of musicianship and imagination” merging “jazz, rock, ambient and world music.” See marbinmusic.com.
The Holland Performing Arts Center’s 1200 Club presents jazz-bluegrass ensemble Alison Brown Quartet on Friday, Nov. 11, and the harmonica-guitar-driven blues of Miller on Saturday, Nov. 12. See omahaperformingarts.org.
Zoo Bar Music
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar is rockin’ with The Bel Airs playing after 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12. Rockabilly from the Mezcal Brothers heats things up at 5 p.m. on Friday. Acclaimed West Coast singer and harmonica player John Nemeth plays a special 6-9 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 12.
The holiday season brings out lots of giving events. Mark your calendar now for the second annual Canned in Benson effort to benefit the Omaha Food Bank. The multi-artist show is at Barley Street Tavern on Thursday, Nov. 23. It’s organized by Matt Cox. See details at mattcoxmusic.net.
Lash LaRue’s toy drive shows for the children on the Pine Ridge reservation are also on the horizon, including a show on Friday, Dec. 2, at The Waiting Room and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the 21st Saloon.
Travelling Mercies, Orion Walsh and Mint Wad Willy play Barley Street Tavern on Thursday, Nov. 10, after 9 p.m.
The OEAA Showcase takes place on Friday, Nov. 11, in Benson. Check out over 30 bands at The Waiting Room, Barley Street Tavern, PS Collective, Burke’s Pub and Benson Grind for one $10 cover charge. See the schedule at oea-awards.com.
Also on Friday night, Nov. 11, there’s rockabilly from Devil Makes Three at Slowdown. Ragged Company has their CD release party at the Side Door on Friday night too.
The North Mississippi Allstars plug in at Slowdown on Tuesday, Nov. 15.