We’re huge fans of Bloodshot Records over here at Big Sadie headquarters. They consistently release some of the coolest and most authentic in country, rock, and Americana. Yesterday, they celebrated 20 years in business with the release of the compilation “While No One Was Looking.”

We thought we’d offer a toast to the label and an honorary/voluntary contribution to the collection of covers. Here is our bluegrassy interpretation of “Doreen” by the Old 97’s, released by Bloodshot in 1995 on the album “Wreck Your Life.”

Congratulations to Bloodshot!

Green City Market


Want to “hire” Big Sadie to play a private patio party at Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits for you and 19 of your friends?! To help raise money to support the educational programs of Green City Market, we’re auctioning off this fun summer night. In addition to live bluegrass and pies, the auction includes wood-fired pizzas by The Nomad Food Company LLC and beer from Revolution Brewing.

Click here to place a bid and check out the other great auction packages! You can also support the market by attending the Green City Market Junior Board‘s annual fundraiser, “A (Mostly) Veggie Affair” on Thursday, November 13th. Tickets and info.

Limited-Edition Linocut Prints


Big Sadie linocut prints by Jess McIntosh are now available at shows and online! The limited-edition 4.5″ x 6″ prints are hand-carved and -pressed on Japanese mulberry paper. Pick one up at our next live performance or click below to place an order through PayPal.



Concert Window


Tune in this Sunday, September 28th at 7:30pm CST for a live stream of a Big Sadie performance! In partnership
 with Concert Window, we will be airing a live show from our Chicago living room. Concert Window allows you to sign in and watch live music from anywhere in the world. You can purchase tickets for our online performance on a pay-what-you-want basis here: https://www.concertwindow.com/shows/8548-big-sadie. We will be taking requests and answering your questions. Hope you can join us!

Big Sadie Retreat

We had an awesome Labor Day weekend full of rehearsing, writing, gardening, cooking, eating, swimming, and enjoying the last official days of summer vacation. We’ll be trying a number of new originals at the Edgewater Lounge tonight. Come out and give us some feedback!