Tonight! Big Sadie Country Christmas at the Hideout

Tonight! Join us at the Hideout for Big Sadie Country Christmas! We’ll be playing classic country, holiday favorites, and Big Sadie originals as a big band with special guests Erik Hall, Sam Wagster, and Joe Adamik. DJ Lawrence Peters will be spinning records throughout the night and a portion of ticket sales from the evening will be donated to Marwen Foundation, who will also be there selling student-designed holiday cards. It’s sure to be a festive winter solstice celebration and we hope to see you there!

The Hideout | 1354 W Wabansia Ave | Chicago
Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 9pm | $12

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards this Friday, November 17th

Please join us this Friday, November 17th at Seman Violins in Skokie, IL. We will be playing with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, currently on tour to support the Compass Records release of their brand new album ‘California Calling.’ We had the honor of playing with the Boston-based quartet a few years back and must say that these ladies are not to be missed! Space is limited and advanced ticket purchases are encouraged.

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8pm
Seman Violins Concert Hall
4447 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
$20 tickets available HERE or by calling 847.460.8872

Saturday, September 23rd at Schuba’s with The Wooks and Growler

One of the shows we’re most excited to play (and see) this fall is coming up next weekend at Schuba’s! On Saturday, September 23rd we’ll be opening for The Wooks, a fantastic band from Kentucky who won last year’s RockyGrass band competition and were just nominated for an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award. They were our favorite discovery from our trip to the John Hartford Memorial Festival this spring and we’re thrilled be sharing a bill with them. Our Chicago friends Growler will also play a set. Don’t miss this great night of bluegrass! Saturday 9/23 at 9pm. $14 tickets available HERE.

Picnics on the Porch

Looking forward to returning to the Hideout tomorrow night to kick off this summer’s Picnics on the Porch series! These events were our favorite set of gigs last summer and helped spark a writing streak that led to a bunch of the songs on ‘Keep Me Waiting,’ so we’re stoked to be returning. They’re mixing it up from week to week this year and we’re in excellent company, so if you miss us tomorrow, be sure to check out some of the other great acts planned for Fridays in July and August. 6pm. $10. Picnic dinners from Local Foods available for purchase.

Release Show Poster

Just picked up this beautiful limited run of hand-printed posters by Dan Spielman at Zerobird studio​ for next Friday’s album release show at The Hideout​.
Tickets are moving fast so be sure to grab yours HERE before they sell out!

Limited number of posters available for purchase HERE.

Closing Out 2016

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Three more performances in 2016!

This Friday, December 2nd we’ll be at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Armitage for Andrew Sa’s Emergent Series. Jess has been on the road for the better part of the year and we’re thrilled to have her back in town and joining us on fiddle and high harmonies for this one! Andrew Sa and His Organic Sound, Alisa Rosenthal, and Gia Margaret will also perform. 909 W Armitage Ave. 8pm. $10. BYOB.

Then, next Saturday, December 10th we’re joining forces with the Wandering Boys and Glass Mountain for a night of bluegrass at the Hungry Brain. 2319 W Belmont Ave. 8pm. $10 in advance / $12 at the door. Poster by Zerobird Studio.

Lastly, we’ll be back at the Charleston Bar on Thursday, December 15th for the final 2016 installment of our monthly residency. 2076 N Hoyne Ave. 8:30-11pm. No cover.

Excited to be sharing the stage with so many great musicians in December. Happy holidays and hope to see you out there!

Picnics on the Porch and Sugar Maple Fest

Last week ruled! Thanks to everybody that came out last Friday and helped sell out the kickoff of our Picnics on the Porch series with Stock Cafe at The Hideout. We also had an incredible day at the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival in Madison, WI on Saturday. What a treat to get to play music in such magical spots! Sugar Maple highlights included running into friends from Montana that we hadn’t seen in ages and watching The Down Hill Strugglers, Finnders & Youngberg, and Aoife O’Donovan and her rocking trio. Hope to make it back to the festival next year!

We’ll be at The Hideout tomorrow night, 8/12 from 6-7:30pm for week two of our August residency. The show happens rain or shine and Dan Fuchs will be joining us on dobro. You can also find us Saturday night, 8/13 at 10:30pm at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen. See you out there!