After being forced to relocate by last year’s flooding, Playing With Fire heads back to the river on Saturday.
The ninth annual free concert returns to its longtime home, Lewis and Clark Landing, for some red-hot blues music.
Rick Vito & the Lucky Devils
Headlining this year’s concert, Vito is a slide guitar master and a former member of Fleetwood Mac. You’ll also hear his signature style on Bob Seger’s famous song, “Like a Rock,” as well as numerous other guest appearances with loads of well-known rock and blues artists. For years, the W.C. Handy Blues Award-winner has been putting out solo albums. Since 2001, he’s been touring with his backing band, The Lucky Devils.
Playing With Fire will be Cryle’s first concert in the United States. Across Europe, the blues singer has been met with lots of recognition, critical praise and big crowds. Together with the Chris Fillmore Blues Band, she released her debut album, “Try Me,” in 2010.
Members of this local blues band have been playing around town for decades. Dave Eames, Jim DeSchamp, Jim Rittenberger, Gary ‘Geege’ Johnson, and Barry ‘The Bear’ Clark have played in bands such as Bozak & Morrissey and High Heel.
Cold in Hand
Together, Cold in Hand’s collective ages don’t add up to rockers such as Bruce Springsteen or Mick Jagger, but what these teenagers lack in age they make up for in talent. Josh Bargar, Ben Curran, Casey Hodgin and Mikey Solberg have played with and opened for artists such as Magic Slim, Janiva Magness and Bernard Allison.
Us and Them
One of Omaha’s BluesEd youth bands, which teaches young musicians to play and perform, Us and Them has played together for more than a year.
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