One of America's most popular comedians brings his latest touring event to Davenport's Adler Theatre on January 10, with Blue Collar Comedy Tour star Ron White sharing the humorous observations and quick-witted routines that have earned him three Grammy Award nominations and comedy-album sales of more than 10 million to date.

Performing what OnMilwaukee.com calls “a supreme blend of traditional country, Americana, and contemporary folk styles,” Wisconsin's alt-country five-piece Buffalo Gospel headlines a Moeller Nights concert on January 11 in support of its most recent album On the First Bell, a work the Web site decress “worthy of not only a listen, but a permanent place on your playlist.”

Two Midwestern ensembles will deliver one special night of bluegrass, folk, and timeless Grateful Dead tunes when Davenport's Redstone Room hosts a shared headliner concert on January 10, with Iowa City's Winterland performing the '60s and '70s classics of Jerry Garcia's legendary band and Minneapolis' Kind Country playing exhiliaring covers and classics.

Delivering what Exclaim.ca descibed as “good, and at times great, diverse, lowbrow, knuckle-dragging, abrasive, raunchy, testosterone-fuelled, rowdy rock and roll,” the touring talents of Mondo Generator play the Rock Island Brewing Company on January 11, with the band's founder and frontman Nick Oliveri a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist famed as a member of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Dwarves.

Delivering what the artist herself describes as “rock 'n' roll with a dreamer's soul,” Milwaukee-based chanteuse Abby Jeanne and her ensemble serve as Moeller Nights headliners in support of their sophomore release Music Box Dancer, the January 12 concert demonstrating why the Milwaukee Record said of Jeanne, “Her soulful voice is drenched in raw emotion, love, and on-point dynamics.”

On January 13, a pair of master musicians will unite for Chamber Music Quad Cities' winter program The Recital, an enchanting afternoon program in which Chicago-based violinist Robert Chen and Davenport-based pianist Benjamin Loeb perform magnificent sonatas by Beethoven and Strauss complemented by compositions from Clara Schumann and Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe.

Watercolors, sculptures, mono-prints, and more will be on display in the first Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery exhibition of 2019, with the January 3 through February 28 artistic showcase boasting works by Linda Buechting of Quincy, Illinois, Paul Nitsche of Ridgeway, Wisconsin, and Corrine Smith of Rock Island.

Described by Glide magazine as “one of the most unflappably earnest musicians on the planet” and by Grammy-winning icon John Mayer as “the best live performer I've ever seen,” rock and Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist Martin Sexton plays a Moeller Nights headlining concert at Davenport venue The Stardust on January 10, demonstrating why Billboard magazine calls him “a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.”

Works of lauded composers from the late-19 and early-20th Centuries will be celebrated on January 5 when the Figge Art Museum hosts the first WVIK/QCSO Signature Series event in the radio station's and Quad City Symphony Orchestra's 2019 season: Ravel & Debussy, an evening of gorgeous compositions and the composers' noted tonal and harmonic gradation boasting performances by violinist Naha Greenholtz, cellist Hannah Holman, and pianist Rene Lecuona.

Two modern blues-guitar greats – one the long-touring grandson of a musical icon, one a 23-year-old prodigy who began playing at age four – will share the Redstone Room stage as co-headliners on January 4, when the Davenport venue hosts a night with a pair of exhilarating talents: Mississippi native Kent Burnside, and Matthew Curry of Bloomington, Illinois.

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