David Murphy at home

A Timeless Voice

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Health, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

A self-described creator of “original songs and gibberish,” David P. Murphy is a jack of all trades—and master of them all. Writing is writing, Murphy insists. Listening to the torch songs, tributes, and satirical asides […]

Hector Anchondo

Hillbilly Holler to Omaha Shot Caller

October 18, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

The blues don’t seem like a young man’s game. While it might be arguable whether 39 is still young or not‘ the blues are inarguably a game Héctor Anchondo is winning. Through the inevitable ups […]

Eden Corbitt

Drums Speak Volumes

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Surrounded by the sounds of afternoon jazz, Eden Corbitt leans back against a park bench and offers some wisdom. “Your music really can take you as far as you want to go,” she says. “If […]

Lash LaRue black and white portrait

A Toy Drive Straight to the Heart

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Larry Dunn may be a soft-spoken guy, but physically, he exudes the traits that define outlaw country. His arms are covered in tattoos. His black T-shirt contrasts with his straw cowboy hat. Part Pete Seeger, […]

Toy Drive for Pine Ridge Video

August 9, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Larry Dunn, better known around Omaha as Lash LaRue, has been collecting Christmas toys for the children of Pine Ridge since 2003. Through benefit concerts and general fundraising, his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization not only provides […]

Train performs at Stir Cove

Omaha Caught the Train

June 26, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Web Exclusive

It’s an overcast Saturday evening in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the smell of rain is in the air—and so is the excitement. The line to get inside Stir Cove’s concert area is so long, you […]

Andrew Bailie black and white

The Return of Andrew Bailie

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine

Asked when he received his first guitar, singer-songwriter Andrew Bailie almost reflexively rattles off “May 1, 1999.” During this time, he was still pursuing his love of hockey, which he started playing at age 5. […]

JAZZ to the Future illustration

Jazz to the Future

Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Legacy Informs Revival Veteran drummer Curly Martin came of age in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when North O brimmed with players and venues. Today, he’s a flashpoint for shedding light on the history and making […]

Flavortown Mafia

Flavortown Mafia Puts the Shama Lama in Ska

May 24, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Three things you should know about ska bands: You will never meet one with a really bad attitude; they have the best names; and they are all about fun—ska is about fun. It’s positive, happy […]

P!nk in Omaha | A Night of Pop Magic

A Night of Pop Magic

May 8, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Web Exclusive

At the end of the video for P!nk’s first solo hit, “There You Go,” the pop singer crashes a motorcycle off a rooftop into an ex-boyfriend’s apartment in a shower of broken glass and fire, […]