Revered swamp-blues Tampa band Nervous Turkey is back to play two shows this week

Sunday at Hooch and Hive and Ella’s for turkey bowling on Thanksgiving Eve.

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One of Tampa’s GOAT frontmen, Ernie Locke, is back in town playing with one of Tampa’s GOAT bands Nervous Turkey. Locke, who now lives in Kansas City, and the swampy-blues band are playing two shows in Tampa Bay, plus one in Orlando.

If you’ve never seen a show from the harmonica-playing growling musician, here’s your chances. The mini-tour starts Sunday at Hooch and Hive with Lauris Vidal opening. Locke then returns to his old stomping ground, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, for a Turkey Day Eve party that includes a free show from the Best of the Bay-winning band and turkey bowling (literally what it sounds like—bowling outside with big frozen turkeys, pins, prizes, and all).

I can’t wait to tell him in person, but Ernie Locke we’ve missed you! 

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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