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FitzGerald’s American Music Fest 2017 w/ The Deslondes & Jack Klatt



Here’s some photos from FitzGerald’s 36th Annual American Music Festival with The Deslondes, Jack Klatt and a surprise visit from Pat Reedy!

The Deslondes playing some killer tunes from their new record Hurry Home

Jack Klatt played a wonderful solo set in the Sidebar

Jack told us a little about himself and what his inspirations are for the music he writes.

We chatted with The Deslondes’ Sam, John James and Riley about their new album Hurry Home (Interview to come)

Pat Reedy decided to share some stories as well. (Pat on the left)

John James shows us his Pat Reedy tattoo

The DeslondesFacebook  Hurry Home

Jack KlattFacebook

Pat ReedyFacebook

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Thu
6:00 pm Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout @ The Hideout
Devil in a Woodpile, they play blues. They also play country. Ragtime. Hot Jazz. Hillbilly. It’s all the same to them. It’s all taken from the same deep, muddy well called American Music that existed long before wise guy marketing goons and interweb algorithms decided to categorize and sub-categorize the whole mess.
9:00 pm Mountainaires @ Outtaspace
Mountainaires @ Outtaspace
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mountainaires @ Outtaspace @ The Outtaspace
Drinking, dancing, and carrying-on! Third Thursdays with the Mountainaires at the Outtaspace. Kip, Jon, and Josh bring the classic country, featuring many of the pre-war siblings acts (Delmore Brothers, Louvin Brothers, Shelton brothers, etc.). 3rd Thursdays from 9-11 Mountainaires The Outtaspace
Oct
20
Fri
5:30 pm The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle @ Empty Bottle
  First, it’d be a sin if you love country music, you’re in Chicago, and you don’t spend the nub of your Friday evening enjoying The Hoyle Brothers’ weekly dose of free Chicago country music at The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)! Ya gotta catch what has become a weekly “kick off yer weekend” tradition of drinkin’,[...]
Oct
21
Sat
8:30 pm Junior Brown @ FitzGerald’s Nigh...
Junior Brown @ FitzGerald’s Nigh...
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm
Junior Brown @ FitzGerald's Nightclub @ FitzGerald's Nightclub
https://www.juniorbrown.com/ In the early nineties Brown and his band (including wife Tanya Rae) relocated to Texas to the active Austin music scene and landed a weekly gig at the Continental club. Having worked as a sideman for many of the Austin-based acts over the years, Junior was already well familiar with the town. His unique and entertaining[...]
9:30 pm Phyllis’ Honky Tonk Night w/Dan ...
Phyllis’ Honky Tonk Night w/Dan ...
Oct 21 @ 9:30 pm
Phyllis' Honky Tonk Night w/Dan Whitaker, Crop Duster 4 @ Phyllis' Musical Inn @ Phyllis' Musical Inn
  Phyllis’ Honky Tonk Night Saturday October 21st with two local favorites Crop Duster 4 followed by Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders. The fun starts at 9:30, $5 at the door.   https://www.facebook.com/shinebenders/ https://www.facebook.com/cropduster4/
Oct
22
Sun
1:30 pm Chicago Honky Tonk Presents a FR...
Chicago Honky Tonk Presents a FR...
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicago Honky Tonk Presents a FREE Sunday Matinee w/ The Family Gold and Ryan Koenig @ Empty Bottle (Free Two-Step Lessons) @ The Empty Bottle
FREE // 1:30PM // 21+ Chicago Honky Tonk is back for another round of po-dunkin’ and talley waggin’ this fall. Now with more honk to thetonk! FREE DANCE LESSONS START AT 1:30PM SHARP! RYAN KOENIG (Pokey LeFarge, Rum Drum Ramblers) settles in to send you dancin’ to the moon. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, RYAN spends much[...]
11:00 pm The Joel Paterson Trio feat. Chr...
The Joel Paterson Trio feat. Chr...
Oct 22 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 2:00 am
The Joel Paterson Trio feat. Chris Foreman @ The Green Mill @ The Green Mill
  The Joel Paterson Trio, Featuring Chris Foreman, performs every Sunday night at the famous Green Mill cocktail Lounge, playing a late night organ trio set behind the bar from 11pm to 2am.
Oct
26
Thu
6:00 pm Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout @ The Hideout
Devil in a Woodpile, they play blues. They also play country. Ragtime. Hot Jazz. Hillbilly. It’s all the same to them. It’s all taken from the same deep, muddy well called American Music that existed long before wise guy marketing goons and interweb algorithms decided to categorize and sub-categorize the whole mess.
8:00 pm Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders ...
Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders ...
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders play Country & Roots Thursdays @ Smoke Daddy @ Smoke Daddy
  Country & Roots Thursdays at Smoke Daddy 8-10:30, free admission and great BBQ   Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders play an Ameripolitan mix of honky-tonk, western swing and hillbilly jazz, featuring Dan’s original songs. Since 2002 they’ve entertained audiences with countless dance-friendly shows in Chicago and the Midwest while supporting their independent releases. On lead vocals[...]
Oct
27
Fri
5:30 pm The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle @ Empty Bottle
  First, it’d be a sin if you love country music, you’re in Chicago, and you don’t spend the nub of your Friday evening enjoying The Hoyle Brothers’ weekly dose of free Chicago country music at The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western)! Ya gotta catch what has become a weekly “kick off yer weekend” tradition of drinkin’,[...]