The Sunday Roadhouse celebrates its 10th anniversary with Ray Wylie Hubbard. Writer’s Correction: this is a Sunday Roadhouse production and not a co-production. Hubbard is a highly respected Texas musician, touring in support of his most recent disc Grifter’s Hymnal. His press bio says “Ray Wylie Hubbard is…the kind of scrapper poet with the devil-may-care wherewithal to write both ‘lay down a groove like a monkey gettin’ off’ and ‘shakes the mortal coil round my amaranthine soul’ into the same song – and the lethal charm and chops to pull it off.” Hubbard’s career spans decades from Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording of his song “Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother)” to his recent co-write with Hayes Carll, “Drunken Poet’s Dream.”
Hubbard plays Dean Dobmeier’s and Gary Grobeck’s 10th Anniversary Sunday Roadhouse show at The Waiting Room Sunday, Aug. 25, 5 p.m. See sundayroadhouse.com.
The 21st Saloon Blues
The 21st Saloon rocks with the roots-blues of Moreland & Arbuckle Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. These guys went from meeting at a jam in Wichita, Kansas, to touring the world, even opening for Buddy Guy. One critic says they put down “…gritty, swampy blues, with a thoroughly contemporary bite.” Their new disc is 7 Cities (Telarc).
Next Thursday, Aug. 29, the venue teams with the Blues Society of Omaha to present a multi-band event. Performing are BluesEd band Mojo Bag, 40SINNERS and Anthony Gomes. The high-powered Southern Hospitality headlines the event featuring J.P. Soars, Damon Fowler and Victor Wainwright. Performances will be indoors and outside Aug. 29, beginning at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and available at the 21st Saloon. Tickets will be $20 day of show.
Zoo Bar Blues
Louisiana’s Josh Garrett is up at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Friday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, it’s an early show with The Tijuana Gigolos 6-9 p.m. celebrating the band’s percussionist-vocalist Tony Meza’s birthday. The Nighthawks play at the Zoo Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6-9 p.m.
Aksarben Ribfest takes place Aug. 22-24 at Aksarben Village. Brad Cordle Band is among the musical acts playing Thursday, Aug. 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday’s line-up is all blues with Brad Cordle Band (2 p.m.), Levi William (4 p.m.), Hector Anchondo (6 p.m.) and Corey Stevens (8 p.m.) See aksarbenribfest.com.
Lincoln’s Honeyboy Turner Band plays McKenna’s Friday, Aug. 23, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 6-11 p.m., an outdoor concert at the Firefighter’s Union Hall, 60th & Grover, benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Performing are Quartus, Matt Cox Band and Rock Paper Dynamite.