Sunday, November 20, 2016 ♦ 7:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
"Chicago's Sunnyside Up makes the sound of bluegrass its own. Audiences are quick to move to the beat of an uplifting performance, and Sunnyside Up delivers. The melodious sounds of this band can change the way you think of bluegrass music. Aficionados and newbies alike love the Sunnyside Up's approach to the beloved style of bluegrass music." - CBS Chicago, Best of Chicago
Colby Maddox sings, produces mandolin tone so deep and dry that it must be from the great state of California, and he doubles on fiddle as well. North Carolinian Mike Church serves up guitar parts that hog-tie AC/DC and Larry Sparks together like a Southern jazzbo. Ohio expat Aaron Smith sings the high harmonies and swings the low end, and rounding out the lineup is Chicago native Pete Smith who is known for his masterful melodic banjo and sneaky good baritone singing.
Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. “We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp. “It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”
“The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music… a peerless duo.” – American Roots UK