Friday January 20 (8:15pm, $10) — AMY LOWE with Dave Katzman — Award-winning, singer-songwriter, storyteller and teaching artist, she performs her songs and historical musicals throughout North America and beyond. Catchy lyrics, singable tunes, guitars, and bass.
Friday January 27 (8:15pm, $10) — DAVID ROKOS — Heard years ago at our Last Thursday Open Mikes, he returns as a popular Chicago-area singer-songwriter combining pop-punk and rock influences with heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. "Punk singer goes acoustic!"
Friday February 3 (8:15pm, $10) — EARNEST & TROUBLED — James Curley and Ilsabe O'Connell are an acoustic Americana/alt-country duo featuring their original tunes, plus covers of the Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark and others with guitars, banjo, and ukulele.
Friday February 10 (8:15pm, $10) — MARK DVORAK — a modern day troubadour who’s been called “a folk singer’s folk singer” with “an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs.” His original songs are described as “wondrous” and “profound.” Guitar and banjo.
Downers Grove's popular Ice Sculpture Festival is this weekend!)
Friday February 17 (8:15pm, $10) — PAUL KAYE — Mainstay on Chicago's blues/ragtime scene, playing with Junior Wells, Harmonica Hinds, Buddy Guy and Andrew Bird. He’s featured on the late Honeyboy Edwards’ last CD. But he's at his best alone, belting out his deep-rooted originals!
Friday February 24 (8:15pm, $10) — BIANCA DE LEON with Eric Lambert — From Corpus Christi, TX, her Tex-Mex songs speak of the tragedy, resilience, romance and hope of the borderlands. Her connection with Townes Van Zandt is also ingrained. Eric adds masterful guitar!
Friday March 3 (8:15pm, $10) — Special Guest Artist! Watch this space for announcement after February 11, 2017!!
Early Warnings! A preliminary list of upcoming shows. More info to come!
(Changes occasionally are necessary. Check back often.)
Mar 10 David Noll
Mar 17 Elaine Romanelli
Mar 24 David G. Smith
Mar 31 Putnam Smith
Apr 7 Eric Lambert
Apr 14 Mustard's Retreat
Apr 21 Jason & Ginger
Apr 28 Open Mike
May 5 Charlie Mosbrook
Jun 2 Society of Broken Souls
Jun 16 Brad Cole
Jun 23 Open Mike
Jun 30 Jane Godfrey
Jul 7 C. Daniel Boling