Tim Pratt

April 6, 2016 · Posted In: Entrepreneurs, Music, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Tim Pratt is the American success story. Raised in subsidized housing and nourished on government cheese, Pratt passed on the college experience to hone his musical and business skills in the school of hard knocks. […]

The Essential Conor Oberst

October 15, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

Conor Oberst, since age 13, has released one of the strongest catalogs in modern American music. His unmistakable voice and penetrating lyrics stand front and center, whether under his own name; the adolescent, yet strangely […]

The Essential Simon Joyner

July 3, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

This article appears in The Encounter July/August 2015.  Simon Joyner is an American songwriting treasure. Writing, recording, and releasing music out of Omaha since 1992, Joyner has steadily built a resume as a timeless talent. […]

It’s Just Rock and Roll

June 20, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Publications

This article was printed in the May/June 2015 issue of The Encounter. On March 3, 2015, Omaha rock band Twinsmith performed a blistering set to an attentive audience of five in Columbus, Ohio. A week […]

Going Native

April 30, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Music, Nightlife, Publications

From fine dining to apartment living, craft cocktails to art openings, the cultural and economic boom of the Old Market has resounded across the region. However, this resurgence nearly went without a soundtrack. While over […]

A Frank Look at Hotel Frank

February 18, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Places

Between adolescence and adulthood, is chaos. No single Omaha building embodies one’s formative years of 18 to 22 more than a dilapidated mansion on 38th and Farnam streets. Although you may not remember the party, […]

Dereck Higgins

September 2, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Music, People

On stage, Dereck Higgins performs with the urgency and energy of someone a third his age. Off stage his work ethic rivals anyone in the music business. At the age of 59, the history of […]