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Jack White is a musical chemist. He's taken rock, blues, folk and indie rock, combined the pieces and distilled something new with a classic sound.
On Monday night in Omaha, White and his band, Los Buzzardos, played songs from his solo album, "Blunderbuss," as well as tunes by the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. They also threw in folk standards such as "Goodnight, Irene," which fit the feel of the show.
White is lauded as a guitar player, and for good reason. He channels an old-school playing style that takes from guitarists such as Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page and Muddy Waters. He creates sonic shapes with his guitar that screech, howl, rip and buzz through riffs, melodies and solos.
The day after he headlined Lollapalooza and played to tens of thousands of people, White gave a sold-out performance in the 2,315-seat Omaha Music Hall.