Every once in awhile, you may notice Kentucky Slim and Horsepower pop up on the Blue Lamp calendar. This is club owner Ed Stoner’s band and, unlike other acts that feature venue owners or talent buyers, this band doesn’t suck. While many of us know Ed as the guy who manages the house every weekend and occasionally runs sound, few understand his talents on the fret board. A listen to “Mississippi Payphone” or the rockin’ “Big Yellow Mama” at www.myspace.com/kentuckyslim should make both blues enthusiasts and rock fans rejoice. If you’re a fan of slide guitar, few in the Sacramento Valley can trump his talent. This Thursday, Kentucky Slim will grace the Blue Lamp stage, at 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, for a night of sheer blues bliss. The cover charge is $5 and the show starts at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.bluelamp.com for more info.