Kick-start your weekend with some live music this Friday night!

Buffalo Gospel, with J Council, perform live this Friday Jan 11 at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd Street Davenport). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m.

Milwaukee-based Buffalo Gospel delivers through a virtual “who’s-who” of crack Midwest musicians who have assembled around Ryan Necci’s heartfelt and heartbreaking songs – including Kevin Rowe (bass), Nick Lang (percussion), Haley Rydell (fiddle), Andrew Koenig (guitar). The band’s wildcat live performances take listeners to a dusty, forlorn, but strangely familiar place that simply gets sweeter with time. Visit their website at http://www.buffalogospel.com/.

J-Council features music written by Jon Wheelock and Sam Farrell and produced by Grammy nominated Cory Chisel. A proud son of the Oneida Nation, Wheelock’s Native American heritage shapes every facet of who he is as an artist and a person. Based in Fox Cities, Wisconsin, J-Council won New Artist of the Year at the 37th Annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI). J-Council has taken the stage at the historic Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles for Petty Fest, performing alongside the likes of Norah Jones and Jakob Dylan. Wheelock’s powerful performance earned rave reviews from national media outlets, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. Check out J-Council at https://j-council.com/.

Tickets are just $13 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buffalo-gospel-w-j-council-tickets-53661018551. This show is 21 and over, only.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.