Join Big Sadie as we share a night of music with Kaia Kater at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Born of African-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia's old-time banjo skills, jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, BBC Music, and No Depression. Big Sadie is a Chicago-based acoustic band fronted by Elise Bergman (upright bass, vocals) and Collin Moore (guitar, vocals) and featuring yours truly (fiddle) and Andy Malloy (banjo). Learn more and snag your tickets here.
I'm playing the Station Inn! Ed Haley's music will be fiddled by Matt Combs, Brittany Haas, Tim O'Brien, Matt Brown, Rayna Gellert, Clelia Stefanini, Tyler Andal, Casy Meikle, and Austin Derryberry, each of whom will be accompanied by the band of Mike Compton, John Fabke, Dan Margolies, and my favorite guitarist, Greg Reish. Snag your tickets at the door or watch online here: https://stationinn.com/event/20180314-ed-haley/
Matt & Greg take their duo sound to SPACE in Evanston, IL, for their first Chicagoland show since selling out their CD release concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music in 2015. They'll play favorites from that album, "Speed of the Plow," as well as a diverse array of hand-picked music from across rural America. For tickets and more, click here.
Big Sadie's debut album 'Keep Me Waiting' is coming out on Friday, May 19th. We'll be celebrating with a release show and party at The Hideout. Our good friend Gia Margaret will kick off the evening at 9pm. Grab your tickets here. I invite you to stay connected to the band via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandsintown, and the World Wide Web.
Big Sadie shares the bill with Colin O'Brien & Curtis Burch for a tribute to the one and only John Hartford. Show up at 1.30pm for a Hartford style dance workshop! $10 donation for the workshop, concert tickets are $20 for the general public or $15 for seniors & kids. Doors open at 3pm. Click here for info and reservations.
Folk Fights Back is a global musician-led organization that seeks to raise money and awareness for critical issues during the Trump presidency. Our second event, Folk Fights Back for Immigrants and Refugees, will raise money for local organizations that are doing litigation or other support work for refugees and immigrants. These concerts also seek to raise awareness about these critical issues, and will feature representation and information from the non-profits being supported. All proceeds of this Folk Fights Back Chicago show will go to RefugeeOne (refugeeone.org).
RefugeeOne is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Illinois.
The agency resettles hundreds of refugees from around the world who are fleeing war, persecution, violence, or genocide. Resettlement is often difficult and stressful. To assist, RefugeeOne provides a comprehensive and multi-faceted range of programs that empower newly-arrived refugees with the support and the skills necessary for successfully rebuilding their new lives.
Vidar Skrede - Nordic Folk Musician
Campeau & Craig
Bubbly Creek Bluegrass Band
George Jackson & Patrik Ahlberg
Spitzer & Mareva
$20 suggested donation at the door (cash only)
I am excited beyond words to be opening for two of my favorite guitarists, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge. If you've never seen the YouTube video of a Julian (at the age of 9) playing with Santana, fix that now. Chris is known for his work with The Infamous Stringdusters and Punch Brothers. Buy your tickets here.
Luke Winslow-King is a New Orleans-based guitarist, singer, composer, producer, and songwriter. His work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras producing a sound that is rustic and urbane, elegant and entirely his own. It is a sound that looks to the past to move to the future. This along with his burgundy voice, dapper attire and versatile guitar playing have earned him a reputation as a musician who delivers soulfully energetic and dynamic performances. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.