Friday April 5
Americana Spotlight: Young Heirlooms; The Claudettes; Adam Lee; Chelsea Ford & The Trouble
9pm // $7 advance/$10 day of // back bar
First installment of Americana Spotlight for 2019!
Come out and support this special night of original tunes and fabulous musicians! It’s going to be an incredible night.
*This show is ticketed! $7 advance / $10 day of!
9PM CHELSEA FORD & THE TROUBLE:
“Chelsea Ford and The Trouble features Ford on banjo, with Jonathan on acoustic guitar and Matt Crone on upright bass. The collection of tunes breathes in kicked-up red dust from rural paths and exhales stark, confident Americana, drifting from melancholy reflections to up-tempo, string-band Folk with Bluegrass inflections, complemented with violin, dobro and steel guitar. There are songs about killing a man alongside lover duets and laments about drinks holding on a little too closely. They are heartfelt tunes — played with top-notch skill — that are like pulling open photo albums to present both joyous and distressing recollections.” -Bill Furbee
10PM ADAM LEE:
‘Sincerely, Me’ is a strong and diverse debut, a record reminiscent of a life spent in no one place in particular. Roots-rock songwriter Justin Wells sums up this sentiment. “Somebody’s gonna file this album under Americana, but that’s because Adam Lee isn’t a genre… it nods at several American musics without knowing the meaning of derivative.” In that context, the album title could be taken a different way. ‘Sincerely, Me’ is Adam Lee at his most honest, his most vulnerable, and ultimately, his most engaged. A restless mind put at ease not by comfort or consistency, but by forward momentum. Adam Lee is heading somewhere, and even if we’re not quite sure of his next stop, we’re happy to come along.
11PM YOUNG HEIRLOOMS:
Anticipate the timelessness of bygone musical eras and dynamic lyrical themes. The antique instrumentation comes with a contemporary kick. This five piece band has the ability to resonate with a wide scope of audiences, giving them a do-not-miss reputation throughout the Midwest. They have recently added curating showcases to their bag of tricks – promising a well thought-out evening of entertainment sure to captivate any age audience.
12am: THE CLAUDETTES (Chicago, IL):
The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues, rockabilly, punk and sultry ’60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also in the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues: A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more. The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album “DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNNASIUM!” with Grammy-winning producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97’s, J. Roddy Walston, J.D. McPherson). The band just finished a new album with Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, The Devil Makes Three); it will come out later in 2019.