One of the notable items you might have missed in recent editions is the great collaboration between Kris Lager and Grammy-nominee Tab Benoit when Benoit's band played The Slowdown in December.
Here are a couple of Youtube videos from the ten minutes or so where Benoit invited Lager up to share the stage. Lager showed again why he and his band are one of the best in the region.
Meanwhile, if you missed the Thursday, Dec. 29, show at The 21st Saloon you missed a star on the rise, Samantha Fish from nearby KC. Fish is nominated for a Best New Artist award in the recently announced Blues Music Award nominations. At 22 years old, this young lady can play and sing and has plenty of stage presence. If she sticks with the music biz I think she'll become an in-demand artist on the scene.
Check our her style in these videos. Yes, 22 years old.
Fish's new CD Runaway was produced by Mike Zito.