B.J. Huchtemann

Richard Thompson speaks at Folk Alliance International February 15

B.J. Huchtemann

Thursday Blues with Jeff Jensen, Sugaray Rayford, The Bel Airs and a special Saturday with the Johnny Winter All-Star Band, Zoo Bar Blues including Carolyn Wonderland, shows of note including Steve Earle at Waiting Room and KZUM/Nebraska at FAI. more

Mar 1, 2018 9:01 AM Music

Great touring and local blues acts and an exciting Omaha jazz musicians' homecoming show are among February's highlights. more

Feb 1, 2018 7:55 AM Music

Johnny Boyd at Reverb Lounge

B.J. Huchtemann

Hoodoo takes a look back at 2017's top live shows and a peek into January. more

Jan 4, 2018 8:00 AM Music

2017 BluesEd Youth Performance Participants

Celebrating a season of musical giving in the metro and the national recognition received by the Blues Society of Omaha and the BluesEd Youth development program with a Keeping the Blues Alive award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis. more

Dec 1, 2017 8:00 AM Music

Johnny Boyd

Darcy Lin Tonnesen

From the jazz and swing of Johnny Boyd and Davina & the Vagabonds to great roots-rockers like the BoDeans and Jim Suhler plus plenty of meaty blues, soul and funk choices, November serves up a rich harvest of live music. more

Nov 2, 2017 7:30 AM Music

Bus Driving Bluesman Toronzo Cannon Flies High with his Alligator Debut

Chris Monaghan

October brings great music offerings from the Nebraska Blues Challenge to the return of The Golden State-Lone Star Revue, Billy Bacon and Popa Chubby plus new artists like Toronzo Cannon, Lilly Hiatt and American masters, Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples. more

Oct 5, 2017 8:00 AM Music

Pokey LaFarge

Nate Ryan

From swing and soul to deep blues, honky-tonk, a rockabilly pinup celebration, CD releases and more, September's shows bring plenty of celebratory music to help us put a wrap on summer. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:00 AM Music

The Lucky Losers

Victoria Smith

The third annual In the Market for Blues Festival, the OEAA Summer Showcase, reunions for iconic music mainstays The Drumstick and The Ranch Bowl and a great roster of touring acts at clubs keep August full of great music choices. more

Aug 3, 2017 7:00 AM Music

Jeff Davis (L) with Dawn Tyler Watson, one of Playing With Fire's 2017 Headliners

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire concert promoter Jeff Davis talks about the 2017 concerts and 14 years of booking music, building friendships and giving back to the community. more

Jul 6, 2017 7:05 AM Music

Walter Trout

Austin Hargrave

ZooFest celebrates 44 years of Zoo Bar live shows, Playing With Fire has two consecutive nights of world-class music and there are great club shows all month long! more

Jul 5, 2017 7:00 PM Music

Ruthie Foster

Riccardo Piccirillo

Jun 22, 2017 3:30 PM Music

Alejandro Escovedo Rocks The Waiting Room Friday, June 9

Nancy Rankin Escovedo

Outdoor concerts and local club stages shine with musical talents ranging from Texas icons like Willie Nelson and Alejandro Escovedo to Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, Drive-By Truckers, a Zydeco Festival, Lil' Ed and Samantha Fish. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:05 PM Music

The Cate Brothers

The Cate Brothers

The club scene stays hot, local festivals give blues-roots fans some great outdoor options to soak up live music and ZooFest and Playing With Fire announce big summer bookings. more

May 3, 2017 12:05 AM Music

Josh Hoyer

photo by Scott Harper

Josh Hoyer talks about the joyous power of music, being in the national spotlight on "The Voice" and taking his band, Soul Colossal, on their first European tour. more

May 2, 2017 7:05 PM Music

The Iguanas Play Two Metro Gigs this Month

photo by Zack Smith

Women who rock are in the spotlight of several acclaimed bands hitting local stages this month including Katy G & The Girls, Jane Lee Hooker and Southern Avenue. April also sees the return of audience favorites including John Németh and The Iguanas. more

Apr 6, 2017 9:00 AM Music

Curtis Salgado

Jessica Keaveny

The popular Thursday blues music series is on the move, taking the stage at Chrome Lounge this month. UPDATE: Curtis Salgado undergoing heart surgery and expected to make a full recovery. His area dates will be rescheduled. more

Mar 8, 2017 9:00 AM , Music

24th Street Wailers' Lindsay Beaver

Ben Blair

The 21st Saloon has closed, with most shows moving to Chrome Lounge including The 24th Street Wailers, Lil' Ed, Nick Schnebelen and Jeff Jensen plu Selwyn Birchwood and Valerie June at other area venues. more

Feb 2, 2017 11:00 AM Music

Seth Walker Band at the now-closed 21st Saloon

B.J. Huchtemann

Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM Music

Seth Walker Facebook.jpg

Music from the straight-up blues of John Primer, Brandon Santini and Shawn Holt to the genre-jumping roots-blues of Seth Walker, the blues-rock of Kris Lager Band and a gig from the Drive By Truckers highlight this month's music options. more

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM Music

Jon Dee Graham

Todd V. Wolfson

December Roots Music Highlights include Jon Dee Graham, Bruce Katz, Mike Zito and the Nebraska Funk and Soul Alliance plus many Other Special Events to Celebrate the Season and Give to Our Community more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Music