Blues News: J.D. Summers, Johnny Ricker and the mighty mighty MerleJam

Looking to ease into some KC blues this weekend — and maybe a purple silk shirt, too?

On Friday night, the Hideout (6948 North Oak Trafficway, 816-468-0050) hosts the J.D. Summers Band. Led by Jordan D’Ray Summers, a 29-year-old guitarist, keyboard player and vocalist, this band boasts a solid party song lineup. How could you not respect a band that makes these promises on its Web site?

We only play with the highest quality instruments available and always have back up equipment on hand in case of the unforeseen malfunction. We provide lights, top quality PA, and flyers in advance, as well as a weekly update to more than 100 fans on our mailing list. The one thing we don’t bring is drama. We show up on time, play solid and provide a memorable evening for all. We understand this is business and as such we treat your club, your staff and your customers with the respect they deserve.

You deserve that, right?

Or maybe get started building local blues tastes with a few sets from Fast Johnny Ricker.

Fast Johnny, who has opened for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood and Chubby Carrier lays down his mean slide guitar at B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ this Saturday. Check out his experimental Texas/Delta Blues from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

But the real action this weekend, I mean, the real action

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