8/7/17 – Facebook – The Official Website of Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
Happy Monday! This week’s live music lineup-
Thursday Aug 10 Blues Society of Omaha presents Jimmy Thackery Band & Harlis Sweetwater Band. The Show is 6-9. $15
Friday Aug 11 Dead Mans Hand with Fallen Reign. Heavy covers by Dead Mans Hand and original metal from Omaha by Fallen Reign The Show is 9:30-1:30 $5
Saturday – ZZ Top Tribute band ” Blow Your Top with special guest Scott Petry and the Red White and Blues band. Join us for a night of smoking blues. The show is 9:30-1:30
From Jimmy’s Thackery’s website-
Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he’ll always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. “I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what’s inside. There’s an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe.”
He’s one of the few blues guitarists who learned first hand from the masters of the blues, not off a blues record or DVD. Though most associate Jimmy with his 15 years as the co-founder of the Nighthawks, he ended his time with them in 1987. Since then, Jimmy has been on the road as a solo musician for 15 years doing nearly 300 shows a year proving each night that he is still the guitar powerhouse in the blues.
Thackery has lived the life of a true road warrior; he’s absorbed the artistic lessons of life and filtered them into his guitar playing and song writing. To get where he is today, Jimmy has journeyed a highway of life filled with a series of twists and turns. He met all the right people and they have had a permanent influence on him.
Read more here-