Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gorillas, McPherson, Whitmore

Mark your calendars now, Curtis Salgado is on the schedule for Lincoln's Zoo Bar Wednesday, Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Dennis Gruenling, Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones have been playing some great gigs in SoCal this past week. They even had Rick Estrin and Little Charlie come out to their Tuesday night gig and sit in. 
Little Charlie raved about the band in a Facebook post, writing in part 
Tonight I was absolutely blown away by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones featuring Dennis Gruenling. I had seen Doug and Dennis separately, but never together, and their act is full of energy, lots of great tunes and nice arrangements, and everyone in the band obviously loves what they do. 
Pretty cool stuff. Hopefully Dennis, Doug & the boys will be back in the Omaha area in late summer. Meanwhile at the top of the page are a couple tastes of what these cats can do! There's a great 20 minute excerpt from one of their sets here
And here's another great link. Check out this session with Davina & The Vagabonds, brand new! 
Reader HOODOO column for April 10, 2014:
Gorillas, McPherson, Whitmore

The 21st Saloon celebrates the return of the Gas House Gorillas Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. The Brooklyn-based band calls their entertaining sound and style “punk Americana.” Rockabilly Magazine writes of the group, “This is what a popular culture roadmap might sound like. Find the jump-blues freeway, cut down the swing off-ramp, follow the rock 'n' roll backload and keep that radio at top volume, brother, every mile.” See

The 21st Saloon, 96th & L, hosts Texas guitarist 
Hamilton Loomis for a special show Saturday, April 12, at The 21st, 6-9 p.m. See
Coming in the Thursday blues early shows is the always marvelous band
The Bel Airs, who bring their Delta blues, vintage R&B, rock and New Orleans sounds to town April 17. Stellar Texas Jim Suhler is back Thursday, April 24 with his band Monkey Beat. He’s touring in support of his excellent new CD Panther Burn (Underworld Records). See Suhler will also be at Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, May 15, The 21st hosts an indoor-outdoor show featuring the wonderful 
Sue Foley & Peter Karp and their band. Foley has been a force on the blues scene for a number of years and her collaboration with Peter Karp has resulted in two excellent CDs on the Blind Pig label. See
There will also be a cool rockabilly night at The 21st May 29 with the amazing 
Nikki Hill, Scott Keeton Band and The Mezcal Brothers.
J.D. McPherson
Old-school rockabilly and R&B artist 
J.D. McPherson is a must-see for roots fans. He gigs at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre Wednesday, April 16, withThe Cactus Blossoms and Jack Hotel. McPherson’s band includesJimmy Sutton, the award-winning bassist who has been known for his work with The Four Charms and as a co-founder of The Mighty Blue Kings. See and
Hot Notes
Joe Bonamassa plays the Music Hall Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. See There’s a free pre-party at Venue 51 with Kansas City’sBrandon Miller Band beginning at 5 p.m.BluesEd, the youth performance organization sponsored in part by the Blues Society of Omaha, has a showcase at McKenna’s Saturday, April 12, 1:30-7 p.m. featuring five youth bands. See
Fine musicianship marks the genre-crossing music of 
Euforquestra, at Slowdown Thursday, April 10, 9 p.m. Americana songwriter William Elliott Whitmore plays the Waiting Room Saturday, April 12, 9 p.m.Honeyboy Turner Band hits Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m.

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