Blues Society of Omaha presents, Lurrie Bell, Chicago Blues Guitar Legend, Friday May 21, 2021 6:30pm & 9:00pm Shows

 

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LURRIE BELL

We are pleased to have our partners from the Marriott Hotel introduce a new menu of food options, see our menu page here on the website to review all the selections.  We’ve missed their support and are very happy they have returned!

NOTE: If you are having food please arrive when doors open so that kitchen can provide enough time to prepare and serve your orders.

Please review our new COVID-19 policies and procedures and limitations.

We will only allow 60 people per show to protect the customers, the staff, and the artists.

We hope to grow this slowly while keeping our customers 6 ft. from each other to practice social distancing

We’ve instituted a number of new measures to help insure the health and comfort of our guests.

These steps include but aren’t limited to:

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE JEWELL

Laminated/Protected Menus which are sanitized and wiped between uses
Sanitation stations at host stand and within the club
Fresh table linens between every set
Face masks for all employees
Limited seating and distance restrictions
Tables limited to parties of six
Accepting all sick requests from staff and performers
Enforcing self-quarantine for staff members who travel

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we want to bring you the full Jewell experience as quickly as possible but we know it’s critical to act slowly and deliberately.

Follow us on social media and keep an eye out for more emails about upcoming events.

$5.00 credit towards final bill for College Students, must show student I.D. when you arrive

6:30pm Show  | 65-75 minute performance | Doors open at 5:30pm |

$15.00 tickets (due to limited seating to create social distancing)

Beverage  and Food Service (new menu) available

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9:00pm Show  | 65-75 minute performance | Doors open at 8:30pm |

$15.00 tickets (due to limited seating to create social distancing)

No Valet

Discount parking located on 12th st and Capitol under Marriott Parking garage (get validation ticket at Jewell as you leave)

A $5.00 credit will be applied to the students bill (towards music, food & beverages), students must show I.D.

 

 

“An incendiary fusion of Chicago Blues boilerplate and his own mercurial imagination, hyperkinetic energy, and dazzling technical dexterity.”

David Whiteis – Chicago Reader

“If there is a Chicago blues child who perhaps epitomizes the blues life, it’s Lurrie Bell…the premier guitarist in the Windy City.”

Boston Blues News

Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted. In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house. They all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father’s long-time employer Muddy Waters.

At seven years old, Bell left Chicago to live in Mississippi and Alabama with his grandparents. During this time he played mostly in the church, immersing himself in the passionate expressiveness of the gospel tradition. At fourteen he moved back to Chicago and continued to play in church as well as forming his first blues band while attending high school.

By seventeen Lurrie Bell was playing on stage with Willie Dixon. In 1977 he was a founding member of The Sons of Blues with Freddie Dixon (son of Willie) and Billy Branch. The band recorded three standout tracks for Alligator Records’ Grammy nominated Living Chicago Blues series. In 1978 Bell joined Koko Taylor’s band and stayed for several years, honing his chops and learning the ropes of being a traveling musician.  He continued to work with his dad as well, recording the 1984 Rooster Blues album Son Of a Gunand several other titles for UK’s JSP Records. Not only was Bell recognized as an exceptionally talented guitarist and musician, his knowledge of different blues styles, his soulfulness and his musical maturity delivered write-ups in publications such as Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Battling and defeating a series of personal demons kept him out of the studio and off the road for a long spell in the late 1980’s, but Bell persevered and re-surfaced in the mid-1990’s with a succession of four highly acclaimed records for Chicago’s Delmark label.

Since the onset of the new millennium, Bell’s profile has been steadily rising. 2002 saw the release of the CD Cutting Headsand in 2004 Alligator Records released Second Naturean acoustic duet record with his father Carey Bell that was nominated for a WC Handy Award Acoustic Record of the Year by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

In 2007 Bell started his own label Aria B.G. Records and released Let’s Talk About Love, which has been called his most accomplished, deeply heartfelt album yet. On the strength of this record,he was voted Most Outstanding Guitar Player in the 2007 Living Blues Magazine’s Critic’s Poll, and in 2008 and 2012 he was named the magazine’s Male Blues Artist of the Year. Since 2007 he has received multiple Blues Music Award nominations as Best Guitarist and Best Traditional Male Blues Artist by the Blues Foundation.

 

 

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