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Live and in this recording Lyle talks about a great influence on his music, Eric Taylor, who was part of the early singer-songwriter folk scene along with folks like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and others. Lyle performs Eric's song "Understand You," in concert and on his new disc, Release Me.
Here is a great video from Portland's KINK FM radio station's "Bing Lounge" of Lyle and his band doing this beaut of a song.
Eric is another personal favorite of mine and actually performs in Omaha every year or two as part of Jerome Brich's FolkHouse series. See folkhouseconcerts.com.
You can find out more about Eric's music at bluerubymusic.com
and check out a video of the recording sessions for Eric's latest CD Live at the Red Shack, with guests including Lyle Lovett and many more greats....
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There is lots of great music coming our way in the coming days, including tonight's Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples show at the Orpheum.
Sunday night's rockabilly night looks cool with Omaha's The Willards, Des Moines' Rumble Seat Riot and the Hot Tail Honeys at Gator O'Malley's, Sunday, Aug. 26, after 7:30 p.m.
Also Sunday night the folks at Lincoln's Zoo Bar are getting together with those Tijuana Gigolos to celebrate Tony Meza's birthday. (SHOTS!) The Gigolos play 6-8 p.m. or so and have a new CD out, Shotgun.
The vibe really gets cookin' at the Zoo when the Gigolos are in the house, but here's a video from their recent CD release celebration at the Bourbon Theatre.
Next week's Don't Miss Shows include the always amazing and soulful Carolyn Wonderland on Tuesday at The Waiting Room.
And if you haven't heard Carolyn yet, well, here, take a listen.
The Blues Society of Omaha is hosting the Carolyn Wonderland show and Cold in Hand opens at 5 p.m.
After Carolyn's show head on over to Barley Street where Matt Cox Band and Brad Hoshaw open for boog from Philadelphia. (See iamboog.com)
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:45 p.m. there is a last-minute BSO showcase at P.S. Collective in Benson with touring act Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling w/The Jewel Tones CD Release Party
Admission to the show itself is a low-dough $5. There will be a harmonica workshop with the band starting at 5:30 and participation in the harp workshop is $20.
Next Thursday, Aug. 29, Trampled Under Foot is at The 21st Saloon for the 5:30 p.m. show and Nashville's Elizabeth Cook and Tim Carrol are at Waiting Room after 9 p.m.
If you dig country and Americana this is going to be a cool show.
Also I am sending my old friend Larry Boehmer some birthday wishes, as he continues his battle with advancing cancer down in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Larry and say a prayer for him and his family. He taught us all about and gave us all so much great music. Last year we all went, 100 people and more, to celebrate his birthday. This year was a quieter event, but we all wished we'd been able to gather again. Here's the link to the article Catharine Huddle wrote after the trip last year.
The new Reader column is online too, be sure to give it a click for all this and more.
Guitar Women & More
Remarkable Austin vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland rocks an early show at The Waiting Room Tuesday, Aug. 28. Wonderland has soul, sass and power. Young Lincoln blues-rockers Cold in Hand open with a 5 p.m. set. This show is presented by the Blues Society of Omaha. See omahablues.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, Wonderland plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, 6-9 p.m. Wonderland is touring in support of her latest CD Peace Meal and was featured in the June issue of Guitar Player magazine. See carolynwonderland.com.
Also Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Barley Street Tavern catch Matt Cox Band, Brad Hoshaw and boog from Philadelphia. See iamboog.com.
Next Thursday, Aug. 30, up-and-coming Nashville Americana artists Elizabeth Cook and Tim Carroll play The Waiting Room. Cook has had recent CDs produced by Todd Snider and Don Was. Check elizabeth-cook.com.
Portland, Ore., soul-blues man Curtis Salgado returned to performing last week, after a July surgery to remove a portion of his lung that contained a suspicious tumor. Salgado received a life-saving liver transplant in Omaha in September 2006. Salgado was given a clean bill of health after the July surgery and is eagerly getting back to work, touring in support of his marvelous Alligator Records’ spring release, Soul Shot. Salgado plays Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m. He is in Omaha in two months, Friday, Oct. 12, at Slowdown for a Playing With Fire series fundraiser in a double-bill with Joe Louis Walker. See curtissalgado.com and theslowdown.com.
Trampled Under Foot hits The 21st Saloon next Thursday, Aug. 30. Soulful singer-songwriter Kevin Sandbloom plays Barley Street Thursday, Aug. 23, with Citizen’s Band and is at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Friday, Aug. 24, after 9 p.m. with Hottentot Venus Burlesque.
The Willards and Des Moines’ Rumble Seat Riot are featured at Rockabilly Night at Gator O’Malley’s Sunday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples play The Orpheum Friday, Aug. 24, see ticketomaha.com.
Tijuana Gigolos celebrate Tony Meza’s birthday at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Sunday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m.
The Bluesmasters Concert Friday, Aug. 31, at Lincoln’s Haymarket Park stars The Allman Brothers, Mick Fleetwood, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Otis Taylor and Eric Gales. See Facebook.com/TheBluesmastersConcert.