The Keeping Room Presents: Jon Dell

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024, 7:00 PM
The Keeping Room, Nebraska City, NE

Jon Dell is an American songwriter, guitarist, and music educator. Currently based in Brooklyn, his upcoming release “I Love You & Wish You The Best” explores weighty topics such as terminal disease, lost love, second chances and most things in between. All this, while still maintaining his trademark gallows humor. The fact that his songs tread the line between dolor and blissful jubilance so well is a testament to Dell’s deftness as a storyteller and his uncommon sensibilities as a songwriter. Having played in bands since his early teens, he has played hundreds of shows coast to coast, sharing the stage with artists such as Charley Crockett, BJ Barham, Justin Wells, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, and many, many others. He is preparing for a deluge of tour dates in the fall in 2023, be sure to keep a weather eye open.

Genre: Folk, Songwriter, Traveling Troubadour

The Keeping Room Presents: Mike Semrad & Friends

Friday, September 13th, 2024, 7:00 PM
The Keeping Room , Nebraska City, NE

Mike Semrad returns to Nebraska City to show off his songwriting catalog as a solo performer, with some amazing pickin’ from partner Brian McGovern of the McGovern Stringband. They have been playing together for over 8 years. Semrad’s solo material digs deep into history and storytelling, spinning a unique theatrical approach to Nebraska stories.

Starting at the age of 4yrs old in Norfolk, Nebraska, he now releases records, runs a record label called Sower Records, makes films and videos, and writes…both music and literature. Being a musician and artist, now living in Nebraska, he also owns a creative marketing company called Red Rebel Media. For him, Nebraska, has been a fertile ground for growth and creativity. The strong sense of community that exists in Lincoln and surrounding towns has been the driving force to create.
In 2014, Semrad started a record label called Sower Records, in which they just released their 30th offering. The stable of musicians, along with other local artists, and area advocacy groups, including Bold Nebraska and Nebraskan native tribes, recently organized a concert to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, a nasty pipeline that was slated to ship crude oil from Canada through the US, only to risk the clean water that is vital for the common farmer’s irrigation. The concert that took place in Neligh, Nebraska in the middle of a cornfield, and was called ‘Harvest the Hope’. Willie Nelson and Neil Young were the featured performers, along with Mike’s band The Bottle Tops and other local artists. Their collective efforts, along with over 9,000 supporters helped to raise over $800,000 for the cause.
Semrad continues to organize groups of like-minded creatives to make positive change across the nation. The recent solo release entitled ‘Cloud or Mountain’, named after a poem by Bil Johnson(Wahoo, Ne.), was released in January of 2018. This will be the first full-length record by Mike Semrad outside of previous bands. (The Bottle Tops, The Riverhawks, Haywood Yards, The Semrad Brothers)

Genre: Members of The Bottle Tops, The Riverhawks- Bluegrass + Classic Oldies

Their three and four part harmonies, combined with a percussive acoustic instrumentation, bring back that legendary high lonesome sound of Bluegrass.

Genre: (Genre: Folk + Bluegrass)

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