So those of you who check in on Facebook (which if you don't you should) - know that I've announced a couple of house shows. I wanted to make sure you all knew they were coming up, as well. Also - I've added a page with some general info and FAQs about these house shows in general - click the link at the top of the page! On January 30th, I'll be hosting the talented local songwriter Simon Balto, with an opening set from friend and Chicago native Hanna Ashbrook. Simon's new album has guided me through these cold winter months so far, and I would guess will be a frequent listen through those ahead. This one (as well as the other two I'm writing about) will be at 914 N. California. Doors at 8. Show at 8:30ish. All the usual rules apply - BYOB, Suggested Donation. Come hang out, spend some time meeting new people who love music as much as you.

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On February 6th, we'll welcome the very talented Chris Kasper, with Music Means Family alumnus Ty Maxon. Chris has toured with Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, and many more, and is a huge talent. I really hope you'll be here to enjoy this one with me. 914 N. California. Doors at 7:30. BYOB. Suggested Donation. Etc.


On February 16th, I am very, very excited to announce a house show with an artist who released one of my ten favorite albums of last year. Luray, the incredible project from Shannon Carey, will be in Chicago playing a very special solo show. Opening for her will be Mike Noyce, of Bon Iver. Doors at 7:30. Music at 8ish. Same rules as all the other shows, BYOB, Suggested Donation. Please make it out for this one!

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