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Singer/Songwriter Night at Hal & Mal's

Acoustic singer-songwriter folk night at Hal & Mal's Red Room, Sat., Jan. 29, 9:30 p.m. free. Goodman County, Wooden Finger, Justin Lamoureux of Midwest Dilemma, Korey Anderson, Reagan Roeder.

Heading South for the Winter. Omaha, NE based Singer/Songwriter Justin Lamoureux of Midwest Dilemma will take his roots rock style down south for the winter. Armed with only a
guitar, a few cowboy cut shirts, and a fifteen passenger van, Justin will make an appearance in Jackson, MS on Saturday, January 29th, 2005. The show will start at 10pm at Hal and Mal's in the Red Room, located on 200 S. Commerce Street. Reagan Roeder, a Nashville native will open the show with an indie rock songwriting style. Rounding off the night will be Jackson locals, Goodman County with a suprise guest.

Born and raised in the Heartland, Justin Lamoureux has much to tell about his life and experiences growing up in the Midwest. At an early age Justin's father, a 30-year veteran railroader and singer/songwriter helped influence his journey and life as a musician. Leaving his tired Sioux City, IA hometown for a new beginning and flourishing music scene, Omaha, NE was a needed change of pace. Not until after his early twenties did Lamoureux
find his own voice and simplistic approach to songwriting. Many of his songs
originated from inspiration found in the weather, relationships, geography
and situations that sometimes hit close to home. But don't confuse the word
simplistic with boring. Justin puts it all on the line with his intense
stage presence and explosive style revealing urgency for honest emotion.

In mid-2002 Midwest Dilemma was introduced by Lamoureux as a concept that
would take shape through writing and recording. Midwest Dilemma has logged
thousands of miles throughout the country sharing the stage with artists
such as Jesse Malin, Kathleen Edwards, Kid Dakota and country legend, Malcolm Holcombe.

"...confident, riveting stage presence, thanks in part to soulful,
autobiographical lyrics."
- Kathy Hughes, The Omaha Pulp

"Fans of thoughtful, songwriting-driven music will love Midwest
- Rae Licari, the gateway

PERFORMANCE DATE: 1/29/2005, LOCATION: Hal & Mals (Red Room), ADDRESS: 200 South Commerce St., 948.0888
WEBSITE: , FREE, 21+, 10:00pm
OTHER BANDS ON BILL: Reagan Roeder and Jackson locals, Goodman County with a suprise guest

Reagan's BIO:

Reagan Roeder is a songwriter/musician who is focused on making innovative, original music. Over the last 6 years he has spent equal time in both the Omaha and Nashville music scenes developing his sound and gaining attention.
He has dedicated himself to touring the country and spreading his sound to whoever will listen. A few of his notable shows were shared with Jay Mascis, Mike Watt, Conor Oberst, Son Ambulance, Flemming and John, and Little Brazil. He has been featured on a Spat Records release and had the number one song on for 8 consecutive months.
Here are a few samples of quotes:

"Indie stylist Reagan Roeder returns to the Omaha scene with
lyrics and an urban vibe that is both smart and vulnerable."

"Reagan writes songs that are accessible yet retain an underground
His vocals are passionate, intense, and heartfelt."

"a true alternative pop sound … that's not being heard around these
parts in
quite a while."


Also, Matthew Magee (questions in dialect) and his friend Allison will be showcasing some of their new will oldham-meets-neutral milk hotel folk under the moniker "Wooden Finger".

So the whole bill is Midwest Dilemma, Wooden Finger, Raegan Roeder, goodman COUNTY, and possible quests.

The best part is that this is a free show!!!


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