The year is winding down quickly & there’s no place to wrap it up like John’s “home away from home”, Chicago Street Pub in Joliet IL. There’s a few chances to catch a set one more time in 2015! The new year looks to be full of surprises & a few pretty substantial announcements. Please check back regularly for updates, 2016 tour/show info & new music (coming soon!).
Live @ The Old Town School of Folk Music
In the meantime, head down to the Pub & catch one of these final sets of the year!
Sat. 12/5 w/ J Ross Green 9pm
Sun. 12/13 w/ Vaudevilleins 2pm
Thurs. 12/31 Irish NY celebration 5pm
The Young Dubs tearing it up @ The Tree
Thanks to all who came out & supported the show last week @ The Tree w/ John opening for the Young Dubliners! Britt Dignan joined the bill to open up the night & turned in a fantastic set of original tunes! Good times had by all & a nice little impromptu “session” after hours up the street by John & the Dubs!
JC w/ Paul Brady, post show 11/1 @ Old Town School, Chicago IL
Nov. 1st marked the two year anniversary of John’s first performance w/ legendary songwriter Paul Brady @ The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. How fitting that their second evening together @ this revered concert hall should fall on the same date! John opened the show w/ a set of songs pulling from his substantial back catalog as well as a few new ones & the promise of a future recording in the works. The set was well received by the Maurer Concert Hall audience & the sound @ the Old Town was, as always, beautiful! Paul Brady took the stage & charmed & excited the crowd w/ an inspired & personal performance…one for the books, no doubt! Please check back for more photos from the show itself & even a live track from John’s set!
Thrilled to announce a very special show opening up for Paul Brady @ The Old Town School Folk Music on Nov. 1st! It will have been two years (to the day actually) since John first opened for Paul following their writing & recording project for The Donegal Gathering. 11/1/13 was a great career highlight for John & this November 1st looks to be an even greater evening! Tickets for this performance @ one of Chicago’s finest rooms are available by clicking the link below!
Old Town 11/1/13
John & the full band will perform for the first time @ The Tree on October 24th opening for The Future Laureates! Join the O.G.O. for a great night @ this wonderful new venue! Tickets are available from the link above or at the door!
Coming off an amazing final summer performance @ the 4th Annual Hopstring Fest, the year has shown no signs of slowing down w/ both solo & full band performances announced in recent weeks as well as the hinting at a new studio effort on the Flipside label! The shows will include both solo & band appearances. shows have been confirmed w/ label mate Allison Flood @ Uncommon Ground in Chicago, a full band opening set @ The newly Christened TREE in Joliet, a number of appearances @ the famed Chicago St Pub, a very special night @ Truth w/ former bandmate Jeff Julian of Vaudevileins & a November schedule that will see John sharing the stage w/ The Young Dubliners as well as legendary songwriter Paul Brady for the second time @ Chicago’s venerable Old Town School of Folk Music! Plans are also in the works currently for a number of tour dates in 2016 that will include a few special surprises!
Many wonderful things on the horizon in the coming few months; New material, some exciting side projects, big show/festival announcements & a new studio recording in the works! The fellas have been busy throughout the winter working on a variety of musical endeavors & we’ll be making some big announcements in the coming weeks, so please check back for all the up to date information as it is confirmed…Thanks for all the support!
John will be performing w/ an all-star lineup for the release of author David Masciotra’s latest effort : “Mellancamp: An American Troubadour” on April 11th @ the famed Chicago Street Pub in downtown Joliet IL.
Welcome to the new year! Check back soon for some big announcements… upcoming shows, side projects, tour dates for the year, & some very cool festival news! Plus… a possible trip back into the studio? 2015 is looking brilliant & we’re thankful for all the support! Hope to see you wherever you are very soon!
John recently sat down with Vaudevileins front man & former bandmate Jeff Julian to talk about songwriting, life on the road, his influences, rediscovering the radio & a lot more as part of the Speaking In Songues podcast series…below are both parts of the interview.
Speaking in Songues Part 1
Speaking in Songues Part 2
John joins Allison Flood for a song on 12/13 just before The Old Gang Orchestra take the stage.
A fantastic time was had by all this past Saturday night @ the famed Chicago Street Pub for the Flipside Works Christmas showcase! It was great to see so many people turn out to support this wonderful community of artists! Congratulations to Flipside label mate Allison Flood who had a few limited edition pre-release copies of her debut EP on hand & who turned in an amazingly heartfelt set of her finely crafted tunes! There were a few more very special musical treats throughout the evening including a first time solo set by Regressors front man Kevin Krauss & an extremely rare solo set by Jeff Julian of Vaudevileins fame! Both of these performers were inspiring to watch & to see them on their own telling stories & singing songs was unforgettable! John, Tom, Don & Pat took the stage for the first time in over two months as the full Old Gang Orchestra & immediately tore into a typically high energy set which included crowd favorites as well as a number of new songs that they’ve been recently working on…new album in the works? We’ll have to see what 2015 brings, but this year has been a great one & the new year promises to be even better…check back for tour dates & news on what might happen with the new material! As always, thanks for the support…thanks for spreading the word…& thanks for being who you are!