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Oct
19
Thu
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Mountainaires @ Outtaspace
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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’, two-steppin’, and good timin’:

EVERY Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hardcore Honky Tonk Happy Hour. The Empty Bottle, 1035 North Western Ave, Chicago. Free!

Oct
21
Sat
Junior Brown @ FitzGerald’s Nightclub
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm

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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 combination of singing, songwriting, instrumental and production skills led to a seven record deal with Curb Records that began with “Twelve Shades of Brown” in 1993. He later released two albums on the TelArc label. There were several Grammy nods, a CMA (Country Music Association) award for “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead”, movie and repeated TV appearances like Letterman, Conan, Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, SpongeBob, X Files, Dukes of Hazzard, Me Myself and Irene, Tresspass, Still Breathing, Blue Collar Comedy Tour 1 and 2, and more recently, Better Call Saul. And there were the Ad Campaigns; The Gap, Lee Jeans and Lipton Tea. As Junior became more well known, he began to collaborate on projects with some of his heroes. These include a duet with Ralph Stanley for which Junior received a Bluegrass Music Association Award (IBMA), a duet and video with Hank Thompson, as well as duets with video and record collaborations with the Beach Boys, George Jones, Leon McAuliffe, Ray Price, Leona Williams, Lynn Morris, Lloyd Green and Doc Watson. He even played guitar for Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys in a radio commercial.

Junior is currently finishing up recording on his latest album, “Deep In The Heart Of Me”. Release date is slated for Spring 2017. Junior’s performance on the promotional song, “Better Call Saul” was recorded and released both as a video on AMC as well as a flexible 33 1/3rd vinyl record included in the show’s box set from Season One. Seeing Junior live is a definite must, so GUIT WITH IT ’cause he’s AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL!

Phyllis’ Honky Tonk Night w/Dan Whitaker, Crop Duster 4 @ Phyllis’ Musical Inn
Oct 21 @ 9:30 pm

 

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
Chicago Honky Tonk Presents a FREE Sunday Matinee w/ The Family Gold and Ryan Koenig @ Empty Bottle (Free Two-Step Lessons)
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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 of his time touring with a variety of internationally recognized musical acts. He is a proud native of Saint Louis, MO, but his career as a professional musician has brought him around the globe, puttin’ a spell on amazed crowds everywhere. Too dangerous to stop. Too gone to turn back jack!

THE FAMILY GOLD performs original classic country and hillbilly blues. Recommended for the two-steppers, whiskey drinkers, and all around American music lovers. Their debut EP, Alright Now, will take you on a journey to simpler times where the sun is shining, the well is strong, and the air is free.

The Joel Paterson Trio feat. Chris Foreman @ The Green Mill
Oct 22 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 2:00 am

 

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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
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders play Country & Roots Thursdays @ Smoke Daddy
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Country & Roots Thursdays at Smoke Daddy

8-10:30, free admission and great BBQ

 

Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders

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 and electric guitar, Dan Whitaker trades solos with Tom Mioduki on acoustic, while Earl Power and Chase Jackson hold steady on bass and drums.

DWSB’s latest album, Anything You Wanted To, was recorded by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Soundlabs in Chicago and released Fall 2017. Along with guest appearances from Chicago honky-tonk favorites, it brings together western swing, rockers, instrumentals, and hillbilly songs to create DWSB’s one-of-a-kind sound. Catch ‘em live supporting the album at a venue near you.

https://www.facebook.com/shinebenders/
Oct
27
Fri
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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’, two-steppin’, and good timin’:

EVERY Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hardcore Honky Tonk Happy Hour. The Empty Bottle, 1035 North Western Ave, Chicago. Free!