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Feb
22
Thu
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Feb 22 @ 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.

Country Night in Berwyn with Kent Rose Trio, Pete Smith @ FitzGerald’s
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Country Night in Berwyn with Kent Rose and Pete Smith

Thu, Feb 22 2018, 8:00pm – $5

KENT ROSE: Rose’s musical odyssey has twisted and turned through the folk era, Chicago’s late ‘60s/early ‘70s rock scene, a short stint in teenaged country star Tanya Tucker’s road band, a spot playing saxophone in a vintage soul combo, and a lengthy tenure crooning pop standards with a society orchestra. But he’s best suited for where he’s at right now: singing his own wonderfully crafted material as only he can, usually in a solo setting. “ All of a sudden, it seemed to me that I had real-life experiences that were universal, and that other people had gone through as well,” he says. “ And that maybe I could write a song that would connect with somebody that I didn’t know. So I just kept at it.”

A native of suburban Glencoe, Illinois, Kent was exposed to all sorts of sounds as a lad. “ My parents liked folk music a lot, so there was a lot of Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Mahalia Jackson, Paul Robeson, all that kind of stuff around the house,” he says. “ We sang on family trips, and I just decided that I loved it. So when I was about 11 years old, I got a banjo-ukulele and started playing it. Not a great instrument, but it got me started. Then I got a guitar.” Younger folkies such as the Kingston Trio and the Brothers Four caught his ear, as did Josh White, Bob Gibson, Joe & Eddie, and the Highwaymen. But his musical diet wasn’t limited strictly to folk.
A throwback to an earlier time who nonetheless remains contemporary, Rose is a true man of the people. “There’s nothing wrong with working a regular job and playing music and thinking it’s okay,” he says. “That’s what people did for all those years. When you think about all the musicians who used to be around, they played music in the evenings. It wasn’t about being a star or anything like that. There were no stars. It was something that they shared with other people.”

PETE SMITH: Hailing from The Windy City, Pete is a high-energy, progressive 5-string banjo player specializing in the three-finger or Scruggs style. At a young age, Pete began studying under Grammy nominated, Greg Cahill at Chicago’s acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music and has spent years perfecting his technical sound. His unique style has captivated the hearts of fans and audience members across the region in the years since.

While staying true to his bluegrass roots, Pete now continues to drive the five-string banjo into new exciting genres and has an exhausting passion for writing music & performing live.
Feb
23
Fri
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Feb 23 @ 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!

Feb
25
Sun
The Joel Paterson Trio feat. Chris Foreman @ The Green Mill
Feb 25 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 2:00 am

 

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.

Feb
28
Wed
Lonesome Still @ House of Blues
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Back to the Big House!! The big ‘House of Blues’ that is!! Very excited to announce this show, Wednesday February 28th, 8pm, no cover charge!! 2 hours of mostly original Country Blues Rock like only Lonesome Still can deliver, in the beautiful and private Foundation Room..open to the public.

Nick Dittmeier w/Becky Levi and Mike Vanier @ Hideout Inn
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

 

Nick Dittmeier w/Becky Levi at The Hideout
Wed. 2/28 9PM | 21+ | $10 http://ticketf.ly/2nzvrmw

Nick Dittmeier
nickdittmeier.com
Becky Levi and Mike Vanier
beckyleviandmikevanier.bandcamp.com

A four piece Americana band from Louisville, KY. They’ve released two EPs, “Extra Better” in 2013, and then “Light of Day” in 2014.Through relentless touring, they’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In September of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues”. The new album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them. The Sawdusters will be on the road in 2016 and beyond. For fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.

Mar
1
Thu
Devil in a Woodpile @ Hideout
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
2
Fri
The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle
Mar 2 @ 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!

Mar
3
Sat
Gin Palace Jesters @ Montrose Saloon
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Palace-Jesters-466526340082190/

Purveyors of the finest in Original and Traditional Hard Hittin’ Hillbilly & Honkytonk Music since 1999!

 

Bailey Dee @ Honky Tonk BBQ
Mar 3 @ 10:30 pm

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Chicago’s lead Rock N’ Souler – Bailey Dee found the rock and roll handbook and reads it right! Reminding many of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, with the sweetness of Lorrie Collins, and the ferocity of a young Etta James. A full band backs her featuring members of legendary R&B Chicagoan Andre Williams band and ex-Million Dollar Quartet.

Screaming on a rocker in a way that would make Jay Hawkins proud, or coaxing tears from jaded audiences with a pining ballad, Bailey Dee covers the spectrum with ease.

www.baileydee.com

www.honkytonkbbqchicago.com