Featured blues in the Detroit area for Thursday, Nov. 4:
Catch Kim Simmonds with special guest Carl Henry at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd. Simmonds founded legendary British blues band Savoy Brown and is a Lifetime Achievement Award honoree from the Detroit Blues Society. Info: atcallahans.com
Also, Broken Arrow Blues Band hosts its Blues MEGA Jam at Nancy Whiskey's Pub (9:30pm), 2644 Harrison in Detroit (313-962-4247); Bill Kennedy & Todd Reed host an Acoustic Open Jam at Mugshots (10pm) 38730 Harper in Clinton Twp. (586-421-5273); and Red Pepper Paul and the Hot Tamales host an Open Jam at The Harbor House (10pm) 440 Clinton St. in Detroit (313-967-9900).