Spirited Sounds

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal returns to Lincoln after their second European tour. They spent six weeks playing to appreciative crowds while debuting their brand new CD Do It Now (Silver Street Records) for audiences in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain. Check Facebook.com/joshhoyerandsoulcolossal for European press interviews, reviews and live performance videos. Do […]

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Digging the Scene

BSO Presents at Chrome Lounge kicks into September with the return of popular vocalist Reneé Austin. She performs Thursday, Sept. 6, at Chrome. The Minneapolis-area-based singer returned to the stage in 2015 after being sidelined for more than a decade from complications of a 2005 thyroid surgery that left her unable to sing. Visit reneeaustin.org […]

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Get Hip!

The Blues Society of Omaha (BSO) partners with Jazz on the Green to present former Omahan and world-class blues vocalist Shaun Murphy Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the BSO’s 20th Anniversary. Murphy’s credits include working regularly in the studio and on tour as a backing vocalist for artists including Bob Seger and […]

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World Class Music on Local Stages

The annual Zoo Fest’s outdoor shows July 6 and 7 celebrate Lincoln’s historic Zoo Bar’s 45th Anniversary. The street fest kicks off Friday, July 6, with Evan Bartels (5 p.m.) followed by Zoo favorites Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials (7 p.m.). Friday night’s headliner, Tex-Mex roots-rock stars Los Lobos, plays their highly anticipated set […]

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Celebrate Summer

Keyboard man and engaging entertainer Victor Wainwright & The Train are up at Chrome Thursday, June 7. Wainwright took home the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award (Instrumentalist – Piano) in the 2018 Blues Music Awards in May. Former metro area blues guitarist Harvey Brindell returns to perform Thursday, June 14, with Mitch Kasmar and SoCal’s The […]

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Get Out!

The BSO Presents 6 p.m. Thursday shows at Chrome Lounge continue with the versatile and highly entertaining guitar-driven sounds of Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch Thursday, May 3. Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers raise the roof Thursday, May 10. The New Orleans-based artist is following in the family tradition as a Zydeco player. He’s […]

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Nebraska Steps Up

This month BSO Presents at Chrome Lounge hosts the Brian England Groove Prescription with special guests and opening act The Redwoods Thursday, March 1. Knockout Memphis-based guitarist Jeff Jensen and his band rock the house Thursday, March 8. Phenomenal blues vocalist and entertainer Sugaray Rayford is up Thursday, March 15. The Bel Airs return with […]

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Jazz Comes Home

The Thursday Blues Society of Omaha (BSO) series at Chrome Lounge continues with JJ Thames & the Violet Revolt Thursday, Feb. 1. Thames is a dynamic, soulful vocalist and entertainer. See iamjjthames.com. Popular East Coast blues-rock guitarist Tinsley Ellis plugs in Thursday, Feb. 8. His newest release, Winning Hand, finds him returning to Alligator Records. […]

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Pause. Refresh.

Johnny Boyd at Reverb Lounge, Nov. 16 – Irresistible swing, jazz, American songbook, classics and originals, with Boyd surrounded by a world-class band that can do it all. The Reverb show was a perfect collision of artistry, musicianship and showmanship. Stellar! Jon Dee Graham at Byron’s in Pomeroy, Iowa, July 16 – There […]

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Joys of Giving

Lash LaRue‘s annual Toy Drive for Pine Ridge events take place this month, benefiting the children and families of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The U.S. Census Bureau and BIA lists the Pine Ridge Reservation as the most poverty-stricken area in the United States.   Saturday, Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m., the lineups at Waiting […]

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