Work has begun on a new recording (John’s first w/ the Old Gang Orchestra) with an initial release date set for early 2018! The past few weeks @ Third City Sound have been very productive & the songs for the forthcoming release are coming together according to plan. Please check back for updates & a few very exciting announcements in the near future!
John will join forces w/ former “benefit” bandmate & current Vaudevileins frontman, Jeff Julian this Friday 11/3 @ TRUTH in Joliet IL, for a night of songs & stories. These yearly shared bills have always been special nights & space is limited…contact TRUTH @ the link above for more details & to make reservations!
The 12th Annual Under The Cover & Screaming Halloween Show will take place Saturday October 28th @ our home away from home, Chicago Street Pub! This has always been a fantastic night & this year The Old Gang Orchestra will perform a number of originals & then “become” The Black Crowes for the remainder of the set! looking forward to seeing the whole gang out for this one!
Sunday June 25th, John will join an amazing group of songwriters to tell a few stories & share songs as part of the first Backlit Concert Series. The Sunday afternoon “writers in the round” style show will take place @ the fantastic Blue Island Beer Company from 1-3pm! John will share the stage w/ Alex Hoffer, Brian Motyll & John Green for this unique event!
This month marks the 20th anniversary of John’s first performance @ the (now) legendary Chicago Street Pub! Join us for a night of songs & revelry! 6/22/17 @ 8pm!
Special thanks to Zoran Orlic who was on hand to capture some amazing shots of the Rialto Square Theatre performance on 5/8/2017!
Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster for the May 8th performance @ the legendary Rialto Square Theatre! Click on the link below
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Just announced! John will be performing a solo set @ the legendary Rialto Square Theatre on Monday May 8th @ 6:30pm to kick off a new monthly series of shows dedicated to local & regional talent along w/ Bad Saddles & headliners, the Righteous Hillbilles! Tickets available April 17th!
John stopped by Third City Sound last week to sit down w/ Tom & Dave from the “What’s Goin’ Down in Downtown J-Town Podcast”, to play a few songs, answer some questions & reminisce about the origins of the studio, the Chicago Street Pub, the local music scene & anything else that came up…Listen to Episode 6 Here & while you’re at it check out all the previous episodes!
On March 10th the full band will perform for the first time @ the Blue Island Beer Company, joining good friends Vaudevileins & Chicago’s Ovef Ow for an ecclectic night of music & mayhem @ one of the Chicago land area’s finest purveyors of craft beer &good times!