Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, Sequins, Curtis, Tommy...Happy! Oh, yes!

It is Friday and tonight is the much-anticipated triple-bill (in order of performance) of Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado and Joe Louis Walker at the SLOWDOWN to benefit Playing With Fire!

Tickets are $35 at the door and this show is gonna be off the chain!

In the Blast from the Past department, if you are a Curtis fan, you might be interested in this 2001 profile I did with Curtis for BLUES ACCESS magazine. (Prior to his liver cancer diagnosis and miraculous, life-saving liver transplant right here in Omaha on Sept 30, 2006.)

Also, if you didn't know, Curtis was the inspiration for John Belushi's Joliet Jake character in the Blues Brothers. Check out the story in John's own words from this vintage interview posted to Curtis' site.

Also this weekend Cass Brostad comes home and gets married, with a Benson blow-out at Barley Street Tavern Saturday night that likely will have most of Benson's music family in attendance. Performances are expected from Brad Hoshaw, Reagan Roeder, Dylan Davis, Cass Brostad (Davis?!), Matt Cox, and Underwater Dream Machine.

Gary Grobeck's brew fest is going on this weekend too! Saturday, Oct. 13, noon - 3 p.m. at Krug Park in Benson:
10 Homebrewers offer you their best recipe. Taste them all and vote for your 3 favorites. Music by Matt Cox. Catering from Peckerwood BBQ. $25.00 Donation helps support the Marlin D.Nelson Scholarship Foundation. Tickets available at Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.

Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith plays the FolkHouse Saturday night. See

The new READER column is online with all this and more including Lincoln Calling festival this weekend, Kris Lager Band at Waiting Room Friday night and more........check it at

Check these details on memorial options for remembering Larry Boehmer, including contact info to write Lincoln's mayor in support of 14th Street between O and P being renamed in Larry's honor.
Memorials to the Larry Boehmer Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, to be divided among American Cancer Society, Academy of Rock and Eureka Springs Humane Society. Cards can be sent in care of Zoo Bar, 146 N. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68501.
In addition to -- and not to detract from the family’s choices listed above -- a fund has been set up to create a UNL scholarship in Larry’s name.
Checks should be made out to: “Memorial Account for Larry Boehmer” and sent to:
Union Bank & Trust Co.
121 S. 13th Street
P.O. Box 82535
Lincoln, NE 68501

There is also a letter and email campaign to have 14th Street between O and P renamed in Larry's honor. If you support the idea please send your letters or emails to  Mayor Chris Beutler, c/o Mayor's Office 555 South 10th St., Suite 301  Lincoln, NE 68508  Email: 402-441-7511  Fax: 402-441-7120 

Sadly, last weekend roots guitar great and cool cat Nick Curran lost his warrior's battle with cancer. Such a loss. He was a fine player and a super good guy. His career ran from working as guitarist with Ronnie Dawson and Kim Lenz, to great solo work, to playing guitar alongside Kirk Fletcher in the Fab T-Birds. Rest in Peace, Nick.

Another great blues guitarist, Kid Ramos has recently been diagnosed with cancer. You can donate to his medical fund here

Ironically both Nick and the Kid spent time in Kim Wilson's Fabulous's a cool clip of the Kid in action with Kim and the T-Birds -- one of my all-time favorite bands.'s OCTOBER...

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