Picnics on the Porch | Kath Bloom

The Hideout and Deep Eddy Vodka present:

Picnics on the Porch | Kath Bloom

Fri, August 3, 2018

6:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Picnics on the Porch
Picnics on the Porch
This summer, spend your Friday evenings at the Hideout with the third installment of our favorite summer series Picnics on the Porch. Grab a blanket, or borrow one of ours, and come on down to enjoy intimate outdoor performances featuring some of the best pickers and singers in the country right on our front porch. Our neighbors, the midwestern-focused Local Foods, will be on site selling picnic boxes with their fresh-from-the-farm ingredients.
Kath Bloom
Kath Bloom
“Bloom sounds like a woman who has spent years in the wilderness… An earthy, unpretentious presence, she can snap a heart like a twig” – Pitchfork

For fans of the song and how to feel it, Kath Bloom is some kind of legend. She comes from a special place where country, blues and folk are made beautifully translucent and emotive. She has a special gift – her voice is delicate and tender, yet retains that raw emotion and hard worn truths that allows each sung word to be felt.

The more you hear of Kath Bloom, the more you notice it’s not just the arresting voice, but the power of the songwriting. “Beautiful” is the typical response—the kind of beauty that comes from truth, musical and the deeply lyrical. There are no good comparisons, but if you like the deep well of Emmylou Harris, the more poignant lyrics of Lou Reed, the joy of Maher Shalal Hash Baz or even Joni Mitchell, you're kinda in the right zone. In reality, she’s simply Kath Bloom: horse whisperer, vocalist, mum, songwriter and a beautiful person.

Her albums recorded with Loren Mazzacane Connors in the 70′s/80′s are rare things, full of songs that float and melt into the ether. Impossibly beautiful and hard to find on LP, but check the reissues from a few years ago . In the 90′s Kath’s music was famously featured in Richard Linklater’s film Before Sunrise. Since then she has been busy writing and recording to great acclaim. Two new albums in the last few years and she and her songs where also honoured on a tribute album featuring Bill Callahan, Scout Niblett and Mark Kozelek.
Local Foods
Local Foods
Chicago’s premier local food hub.
It is more than a market.
The 17,000-square-foot space houses a public market, meat mecca The Butcher & Larder, seasonal staple Stock cafe and a lineup of cooking classes and workshops.

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