Roots blues: ragtime, harmonica blues, texas blues, country blues, delta blues, just all KINDA' blues. Do come out! We love ya.
Blues night at the 5 Bar, great food and cool music. Come join us!
All day festival, no charge. Its at the Reynolds Lodge Lake Shawnee, Lots of terrific shows, come on out. http://www.topekabluessociety.org/wp/sokbf-2015/
Enjoy blues in the vines, great outdoors with cool whites, and tasty reds, oh, and sweet blues too! It'l tickle your ear.
Bio: Pat Nichols plays the blues from the delta and beyond. These are roots blues from the heart. He brings the authentic and modern versions of music from the 20's and 30's that shaped the modern blues. The sounds of the Delta, Memphis, Texas and the Piedmont come to life at the hands of this talen...See Full Bio
“Patrick alternated between delta and country blues, surrounding each song with its historical context. He told stories about single songs performed by different people in different decades and covered artists including Robert Johnson, Jimmy Reed, Peetie Wheatstraw, Howlin’ Wolf, Blind Blake and Lazy Lester Johnson. Pat’s narrative not only gave the song more meaning but also provided an effective segue through each set. . . . Patrick believes that when we talk about the performers and their music we give due credit to our roots. The styles featured . . . varied from finger picking his acoustic guitar to playing slide on a national steel resonator. . . Pat’s rich mellow sound drew even the casual patrons and hapless diners in. The audience sported a wide-aged demographic, ranging between 20 and 60 as well as novice blues listeners to long‑time blues fans. It is truly refreshing to hear excellent acoustic blues, rich in meaning and performed by a brilliant talent.”