July 25 & 26
Friday, October 28, 2016 ♦ 7:30 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
Jonas Friddle & The Majority is a Indie Folk Rock band out of Chicago. The band makes a big sound with a line up of horns, strings, drums, and keys. Friddle's banjo driven compositions have received Song of the Year from The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, First Place in the Great American Song Contest and a nomination for Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. It has strong ties to Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music and draws from the deep well of American Roots music.
“Their sound is at once huge and intimate…Their enthusiasm is infectious. I was grinning like an idiot and bouncing along before I realized what was happening to me.” - The Chicago Reader
This concert will be a celebration of Tangleweed's fifth album release, "In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing."
Chicago's Tangleweed formed in 2004 as a traditional acoustic folk and bluegrass band. The group has released four critically acclaimed albums, performed hundreds of concerts in every imaginable setting, and continues to push their musical boundaries, seamlessly integrating Celtic, jazz and African influences while still staying true to their deep Americana roots.
Tangleweed has a long history of performance at the Old Town School. Since making their main-stage debut at Folk and Roots 2005, they've provided well-received support for sold out dates with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jerry Douglas and Junior Brown. They also hosted their own album release concert for 2011's, "Please Punch Richard for Me," were a featured act at Square Roots 2015, and collaborated on stage with Mauritania's Noura Mint Seymali during her recent Old Town School of Folk Music residency.