Great SoCal band The 44’s has had to cancel regional shows due to one of the band members who is dealing with a family emergency/illness. Our thoughts are with the band and their families. Remember you can keep up with the group at the44sbluesband.com.

So, there is no show at The 21st Saloon tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 11) but they’ll have blues on the jukebox.

Tupelo Springfield has been scheduled for The Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. Nashville bluesman R.B. Stone is up after 9 p.m. See rbstone.com.

The 21st Saloon has veteran soul-blues man Johnny Rawls this Thursday, Aug. 13, 6-9 p.m. Rawls is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and performer who has won numerous Living Blues magazine awards and racked up a number of Blues Music Award nominations. Check out the full edition of this month’s  column to find out what else is coming up at The 21st Saloon and other local gigs at  thereader.com/story/blues_spoken_here.

This Just In

The fabulous Laura Rain & The Caesars have a last-minute surprise show at The Corner Bar in Fremont Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 p.m. They also play in not-too-far-away Pomeroy, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 16, 5 p.m. Listen to this up-and-coming soul-blues powerhouse at laurarain.net. This band is wonderful, and this is a great chance to catch them in an intimate, down-home show.

Remember Lincoln’s Zoo Bar twangs it up with Austin band The Derailers, playing TONIGHT< Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. Mark your calender for the “Super Friday Afternoon Club” Friday, Aug. 14, starting at 5 p.m. and playing until late. Blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis and audience favorites The Bel Airs will both perform with one low admission for both shows.


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