At It Again - Trevor McSpadden & Matt Campbell

At It Again - Trevor McSpadden & Matt Campbell

Sat, August 19, 2017

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $12.00

Trevor McSpadden
Trevor McSpadden
Trevor McSpadden’s voice doesn’t wash over you — it soaks into you, saturating right down to the heart. Honey-tinged and bourbon-mellowed, it's a voice you want to curl up with on a lonely night; it’s a voice you want with you on the highway out of town; it’s a voice to be savored from your favorite bar stool. His songwriting goes down just as straight, and just as smooth. Tunes like “Better Off Alone” and “The Only Way” haunt you, while “Don’t Leave Yet” and “How Far Would We Fall” call you to the dance floor.

Raised in the Texas Hill Country and seasoned in the clubs of Chicago, McSpadden is a genuine country & western troubadour. He spent five years as the lead singer of Chicago’s most beloved country band, the Hoyle Brothers, before taking to the road as a solo act. Now working out of Southern California, McSpadden has teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson on a record slated for fall 2015. His newest songs weave together the twang of his Texas roots and the grit of Chicago with California’s honky-tonk heritage. Like McSpadden himself, the collection is faithful to the eternal verities of the country tradition, but nothing if not original.

— Leona Inman, March 2015
Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell is an American troubadour, the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ernest Tubb. That is to say, as a songwriter and performer Campbell covers considerable ground. Part poet, politician, and provocateur, he is a familiar and timeless presence. Perhaps he wears a suit or pearl buttons, boots and a hat. He almost always wears a hat, and offers a handshake. And a smile. With vivid lyrical imagery and lingering melody he sings songs that raise questions, songs that give thanks, songs that stir up long forgotten and fleeting memories. Across the guitar strings, his fingers like a frieght train, or a feather bed. And a voice like no one else. Remarkably, his own. Too convincing to be classic. He'll want to know who you are and where you're from. To hear a good joke or debate the issue of the day. Or quietly raise a glass to your hospitality, for listening. With a "thank you" and a "see you next time," off he goes, to count the miles until he does it again. Up and out with sun. Boots and a hat. Almost always a hat. And a smile.

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