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Chicago Farmer with special guest Althea Grace - 10/3/19Thursday, October 03 2019 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start / Ends 10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
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Chicago Farmer with special guest Althea Grace - 10/3/19
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
- 10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
“This is not your average ‘man with guitar.’ Chicago Farmer’s approach to solo folk music is traditional, but his soul & energy are uncommonly powerful. Arriving with his classic acoustic guitar style is a voice smooth but broken-in that sounds wise beyond its years. He will stomp out a beat in leather boots to drive home a point and throw down a handsome harmonica solo to put a song over the top. The songs are about the places he’s been and the people he’s met, so local ideas are abound in this music from the heart.” - CBS Chicago
“I love Chicago Farmer’s singing and playing and songs, but it’s the intention behind the whole of his work that moves me to consider him the genuine heir to Arlo Guthrie or Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He knows the shell game that goes on under folk music… which is sacred to me. Chicago Farmer is my brother; if you like me, you’ll love him.” - Todd Snider
“Chicago Farmer represents the best qualities of Midwestern U.S.A. His lyrics, his stories and his heart are true. He’ll give you that feeling of ‘going home’. He’ll make you want to say all those things you’ve been meaning to say but were too afraid. At the same time his songs can make you ask yourself some deep questions. His songs give you hope. If you didn’t know him I believe just his voice would make you believe every word he says. Definitely one of my favorite singers out there today.” - Pokey LaFarge
Althea’s music can best be described as in-your-face indie blues with heavy doses of jazz, funk, and rock featuring her powerful, soulful voice and guitar skills to match. Althea has been playing top festivals and venues in Chicago, The Midwest, and beyond for the last five years, including opening for Arc Angel’s own Doyle Bramhall II on tour late last year. In 2012, Althea won the McHenry County junior talent contest and has been featured numerous times in regional newspapers, radio, and TV outlets. Althea has opened for American Idol finalist Bucky Covington and on many occasions with the multi-Grammy-winning band Los Lobos. When she’s not rocking her solo career, she’s in the studio writing for artists like Doyle Bramhall; most recent writing credit being Doyle’s song “Everything You Need” featuring Eric Clapton.