A Day In The Country, Jim Lauderdale (Two-Time Grammy Award WInner), Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

A Day In The Country

Jim Lauderdale (Two-Time Grammy Award WInner)

Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders, Dirty Green, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, The Hoyle Brothers, Becky Levi & Mike Vanier, The Family Gold, Lint Trappers (feat. Tony Magee), Northside Southpaws, Jess McIntosh

Sun, June 25, 2017

2:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

A Day In The Country
A Day In The Country
Get on out for this year’s throw-down of country music, bbq, and homemade pie, at Chicago’s friendliest music and drinkin’ joint.

Featuring beers by Lagunitas, food by Honky Tonk BBQ, and pie from Bang Bang Pie Shop

Headliner- Jim Lauderdale
Second headliner- Rex Hobart And The Misery Boys
Also of special note- The Lint Trappers (Tony Magee, of Lagunitas Brewing)

Front porch:
2- 2:30- Jess McIntosh
2:40- 3:10- Northside Southpaws
3:20 to 4:05- Lint Trappers
4:15 to 4:45- The Family Gold

Backroom:
5 to 5:30- Becky Levi & Mike Vanier
5:45- 6:15- Hoyle Brothers
6:30 to 7:30- Jim Lauderdale
7:45 to 8:15- Lawrence Peters Outfit
8:30 to 9:30- Rex Hobart And The Misery Boys
9:45 to 10:15- Dirty Green
10:30 to 11:00- Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders
Jim Lauderdale (Two-Time Grammy Award WInner)
Jim Lauderdale (Two-Time Grammy Award WInner)
Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 28 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock. Along the way he's won awards, garnered critical acclaim, and earned himself an engaged fan base. Today Jim treats his fans to a new adventure, exploring the redemptive traditional sounds of Memphis and Nashville with his double album, Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol. 2. Nashville (Sky Crunch Records).

This profound entry in Jim's artistic continuum represents an immersive journey into the heart of Americana music different than any of Jim's previous work. Jim recorded each album in hallowed halls with some of the finest and most respected purveyors of these soulfully indigenous sounds. Both albums feature roots savants Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars playing. Vol. 1 Memphis was tracked at the legendary Royal Studios, home base for producer Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, and where classic Al Green songs such as "Tired Of Being Alone" and "Let's Stay Together" were cut, along with R&B smashes from Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Jim produced the album with Luther and Boo Mitchell, calling on some of Memphis' finest musicians including Charles and Leroy Hodges, Alvin Youngblood Hart and others, to capture the city's unique sound. Vol. 2 Nashville, produced by Jim and Luther, was tracked at the historic Nashville Victor Studio A, a treasure of recording history; the site of iconic sessions by such artists as Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, George Jones, among many others. Jim's recording was a celebration of the studio beingsaved after a prolonged fight to keep its doors open. Soul Searching: Vol. 1 Memphis/Vol. 2. Nashville (Sky Crunch Records) is a 26-song release available as a double album, and, conveniently, as individual albums.

Throughout his three-decade career, Jim Lauderdale has helped pave the way for the current Americana movement, recording albums and writing songs that cross genres from country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Jim has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music, including Robert Hunter, Ralph Stanley, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Gary Allan among many, many others. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show," which NPR's Fresh Air described as "...highly entertaining..." He is also co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio, podcast and PBS series.

In 2014, the documentary, Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts, was released, celebrating Jim's unconventional career. In 2010, Jim was honored with the SESAC Inspiration Award. Most recently, he received the prestigious American Eagle Award from the National Music Council along with Kris Kristofferson.
Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys
Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys
Let’s face it, Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys are too good for their own good, too out of step to get in step, and too country to be country.

As a lyricist, Rex Hobart has proven to be well schooled by the masters: Paycheck, Silverstein, Haggard and Kristofferson. Supporting Rex’s tales are the Misery Boys, a band tighter than George Jones during a riding mower getaway chase. Lead guitar player J.B. Morris bends the strings of his Telecaster as adeptly as any Nashville session player, but with the lived-in pathos of a man thrice his age; pedal steel and Dobro wunderkind Solomon Hofer alternately makes the guitar gently weep on the ballads or fuel-injects the rig on the honky-tonk rockers, and drummer T.C. Dobbs and bassist Blackjack Snow drive it all home like they just got sprung from jail. 
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders
Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders play their own version of country music that blends classic country, western swing, hillbilly, and outlaw. The band features original songs from Whitaker's country and western catalog along with a variety of country classics by artists such as Hank Williams, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Johnny Paycheck and Gram Parsons.
Dirty Green
Dirty Green
As if from the soil itself, DIRTY GREEN emerged in 2005 and has continued to cultivate a hybrid of authentic, yet truly original music planted deep down in the ground of early american roots. DIRTY GREEN’s namesake comes from a song written by singer Aaron Mitchell which takes some digs on the lopsided and fictional attributes of the almighty dollar bill. Influenced by, but not limited to: american folk, Americana, bluegrass, punk and early country, DIRTY GREEN offers a wide array of original ballads, blue-collar rants, pseudo-rockabilly romps, bar room jingles and a hearty batch of heart-wailing folk songs.
The Lawrence Peters Outfit
The Lawrence Peters Outfit
Two time winners of the “Best Country And Western Entertainer” (Chicago Music Awards), The Lawrence Peters Outfit, play un-ruined country music, a term Lawrence coined to describe the band’s original, deep-rooted, honky tonk sound. Best known for his lead vocal on "The Old Black Hen", for the watershed Songs: Ohia- Magnolia Electric Company album, Peters leads the "Outfit" through his own finely crafted originals, and cherry-picked classics. The band is a super-group of Chi-Town pickers, including Matt Gandurski on lead guitar, Dave Sisson on rhythm guitar and harmonies, and Josh Piet on upright bass.
The Hoyle Brothers
The Hoyle Brothers
The Hoyle Brothers bring new life traditional country and honky-tonk music. The five-piece band formed in 2002, beginning a weekly Friday honky-tonk happy hour at the Empty Bottle, which continues to this day. The Hoyle Brothers’ music hews true to classic country traditions, and appeals to dancers, good-timers and music lovers of all ages. The Chicago Tribune calls the band’s live performances a “real” dose of country music at its finest. The band is working on its fourth album of original music, and expects a release in late 2017.

The Hoyle Brothers approach their music the way a preacher might prepare for a sermon: Reference the good Book, find a theme that resonates and deliver it with fire and passion.

That’s what makes The Hoyle Brothers so special. Their brand of genuine country music draws from the genre’s deepest traditions–lyrics that speak universal truths, melody lines that melt your heart and two-step rhythms that make your boots scoot.

For their part, The Hoyle Brothers invite you to see what the buzz is all about for yourself. Check out their touring schedule, sample some of their fine real country music and don’t forget to pass along a “hi-dee-ya-ho” when you see the boys live.

C’mon, Nancy. Time’s a wasting.
Becky Levi & Mike Vanier
Becky Levi & Mike Vanier
Becky and Mike share a love for country music and the transformative power of live shows. These two Chicago natives fused their love of Roots Music, Jazz and Americana to create an alt country sound featuring powerful vocal harmonies and unforgettable guitar riffs. A singer songwriter, Becky’s quest to discover the origin of Old-time country took her from the hills of Southwest Virginia to the deserts of West Africa. Upon her return to Chicago, she performed with Chicago folk band Glass Mountain and most recently, Jim Becker, sharing the stage with Frank Fairfield, Larry Keel Experience, Nora O'Connor, Kelly Hogan, and Robbie Fulks. After studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music, Mike found himself drawn to the sounds of acoustic music. And after touring nationally with a Broadway production, he formed the Leadfoot Bluegrass band that has shared the stage with Yonder Mountain String Band, Sara Watkins, Sam Bush & Jerry Douglass, Railroad Earth and at the John Hartford Memorial folk festival. One of their favorite past times is drinking wine with their manager, Kristen Yakutis, the woman responsible for setting up this incredible duo.
The Family Gold
The Family Gold
The Family Gold performs original country hillbilly blues. Recommended for the two-steppers, whiskey drinkers, and all around American music lovers. Their debut EP, Alright Now, will take you on a journey to simpler times where the sun is shining, the well is strong, and the air is free.
Lint Trappers (feat. Tony Magee)
Tony Magee (Lagunitas Brewing, Dogtown Ramblers) assembled this super-group of John Hasbrouck (Northside Southpaws, Hat Stretchers), Steve Doyle (Hoyle Brothers), and Lawrence Peters (The Lawrence Peters Outfit, Golden Horse Ranch Band) to back him on a west coast tour of county blues pickin’, but bigger things demanded his attention, and he had to send them off on their own. They are finally getting their moment in the sun with this one-off performance. 
Northside Southpaws
Northside Southpaws
Based in Chicago, The Northside Southpaws are an entirely unique, all-left-handed mandolin/guitar duo who perform high-energy string ragtime, old-time country, "proto-grass", and turn-of-the-century waltzes on left-handed resonator instruments. 
On their debut cd, STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE (2008), duo partners John Hasbrouck (mandolin) and Matt Gandurski (guitar) crank out their interpretations of classic string band tunes from the 1920s and '30s by such acts as The Mississippi Mud Steppers, The Scottdale String Band, Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers, and The Three Stripped Gears.
Mandolin Magazine called STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE "...brilliant...one of the best mandolin CDs of the year, filled with an unspoiled sound and infectious enthusiasm that will win over fans from bluegrass, jazz and swing, blues and other styles." (Spring, 2008).
Sing Out! magazine said "This much anticipated CD by the Northside Southpaws was well worth the wait. (STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE) features the pair on a fascinating mixture of archaic ragtime and hillbilly, early jazz and blues, proto-grass and other string band material played with an unspoiled, back-porch fluency that skips the pyrotechnics and possesses an enthusiasm that's bound to perk a listener's ears." (September, 2008).
John Hasbrouck's debut solo fingerstyle guitar CD, ICE CREAM, was cited by ACOUSTIC GUITAR as one of the "Top CDs of 2002". John teaches guitar and mandolin privately and is on staff at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Matt Gandurski is an accomplished songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist with several solo releases to his credit. He teaches guitar at The Beverly Arts Center on Chicago's south side and is an in-demand lead player on Chicago's country music scene.
Jess McIntosh
Jess McIntosh
Fiddle-driven songwriter and composer Jess McIntosh released her debut album, Long Time Exhaling in early 2017. Ten years supporting other artists as a fiddler, singer, banjoist and guitarist inform her stage presence with easy wit and generous musical sensibility. Bandmates and multi-instrumentalists Aaron Smith and Bill Harris come steeped in avant-garde jazz, classical music, and traditional bluegrass. Together, the ensemble provokes an unrefined balance between familiarity and newness, held together by strong lyrics and melody under the umbrella of alt-country-folk.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com