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Unearthed Reggies Show

Found this Reggies Music Joint show from back in August of last year. Mr. Tone Ranger himself- Jimbo Delta on lead guitar duties, Mike Dumont on Bass and Jack Connelly on Drums. Recorded by Taper Dave Johnson.

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Don’t Be a John Travolta Saturday Night……

joe rian am drinkers Saturday Night – DON’T BE JOHN TRAVOLTABE VINNIE BARBARINO!!!
….Southsider Alert System…..
7-10pm There will be electric guitar twang…
Drum rumbling… Bass pumpin’…keyboard clanging and general roots rockin…
…Come hear for yourself the new lineup of A.M.Drinkers…. With BC Brian Carter on Guitar and Tom Alekno on Piano. Mike Dumont of course will be dressed in his finest bubble Suite and Jack Conelly on the Drums.
I have just a few shows left before I get the knife on this shoulder…
….and we are forced to live like John Travolta in a plastic bubble……
This saturday night at The Blue Island Beer Company. BIBCo.
nO Fear just Fun – Don’t Be JOHN TRAVOLTA on SATURDAY NIGHT!!

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Happy 2020 from Joe Rian! Upcoming gigs and podcast stuff for your ears.

JOE RIAN & THE AM DRINKERS
Here is a rundown of shows coming up, links to more podcast episodes and winning lotto numbers >>> 7, 14, 31, 32, 56, 65 <<< well don’t count on those numbers to really work…
I’d like to personally thank everyone for a great 2019. For all of you that bought a t-shirt, cd, attended a show, dropped a tip in the jar, sent me an encouraging email or pm, booked us to play your venue –
I do very much appreciate it!
Currently I am working on a new AM Drinkers record which I hope to have finished in the late spring / early summer.
I have a new single which I will be releasing in March. It’s a song I wrote about ten years ago that I finally got around to recording. It features a piano player named Tom Alekno, Johnny Watts on Drums and Mike Dumont held down the rhythm section.
Stay tuned and thanks again for all the nice support.
See you out there?

Thursday, January 2nd 7:30-8:30pm

Playing a solo show at Lagunitas’ Taproom as part of their weekly “Songwriter Workout” Series. I will be following the talented Bluesman Dave Herreo.
2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Saturday, January 11th 7:00pm-10:00pm
Getting the band together to start up our monthly “Residency” gig that happens every 2nd Saturday of the month at Blue Island Beer Company. Join us for a couple sets and check out a special guest performance from one of our musical friends. This month we feature John Humphrey from Three Oaks Michigan.
7pm Joe Rian + Am Drinkers
9pm Joe Rian + Am Drinkers
13357 Old Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406

Wednesday, January 15th 7:30-9:30pm

This month on The Chicago Songwriter Podcast live taping I will be interviewing the super talented Dennis Leise at 8pm and a
7pm – TBA Next Week
13357 Old Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406

Saturday, February 8th 7:30-9:30pm

Monthly “Residency” Gig – Join us for a couple sets and check out a special guest performance from one of our musical friends. This month we feature John Ballentyne’s Crazy Heart.
7pm Joe Rian + Am Drinkers
9pm Joe Rian + Am Drinkers
13357 Old Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406
THE CHICAGO SONGWRITER PODCAST
The Chicago Songwriter Podcast is a monthly interview show I do at
 The Blue Island Beer Company on the 3rd Wednesday Each Month.
It is now available to stream / download on Google, Apple, Spotify and all the other outlets that where you would normally get a podcast. if you are looking for a fun time and enjoy getting inside a song and artist, please come down to the taproom to a live taping.
Very fun and intimate time. Kids, Pets and questions are all welcome.
Filmed and recorded live every 3rd Wednesday of the Month.
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Fairly Folk Festival
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Rundown -1st Annual Fairly Folk Festival Oct.26

Fairly Folk Festival 1st Annual Fairly Folk Festival – October 26th – Blue Island Beer Company

The guys at Blue Island Beer Company asked me to put together a day of music. Al said “I want you to put together a “Fairly Folk Festival” with the songwriters you feature on the podcast and some bands.” So here is the rundown.

There will be 14 acts on two stages. Running simultaneously starting at 3pm. Below is a complete rundown with times and links to the artist music. Kids are ok with an adult, pets ok as long as they are leashed.

Taco Truck On Site

indoor event

$10

Taproom Stage

10:00pm Ragged Timbers – Roots Instrumentalist from Michigan

9:15pm Jimbo Delta – Americana Slide Master

8:30pm  Ryan Walsh – Young Turk Singer Songwriter

7:45pm  Rich Krueger – 2018 Kerrville Folk Festival Winner

7:00pm B.C. Carter – South Side Workingman’s Songwriter

6:15pm Becky Levi – Chicago’s Best Kept Secret

5:30pm  Meg Meredith – 14 Year Old Singer Songwriter

4:45pm  Danny Glikis – Southside Singer Songwriter (Juke Shakers)

4:00pm Justin Howl (National Touring Bluesman)

3:00pm David H. O’Leary (Americana)

Wayback Stage

10:00pm Grit n Gravel – South Side Super Group

9:00pm Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders (Americanafest – Best Honkytonk Band Nominee)

8:00pm Erin Edmister & Three Tons (Powerful Southern Tinged Original Band)

7:00pm Joe Rian & The A.M. Drinkers (Midwestern Roots Music Makers)

 

 

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The Chicago Songwriter
Podcast

EP3 – Interview with Mike McVady

Mike McVady
My interview with Chicago Singer – Songwriter Michael McVady. Hope you enjoy. Smooth, contemporary songwriting with the hint of a good 70’s cognac. We talk about songs, recording on the the lake Michigan beaches and open fire hydrants in the hot Chicago Summers.

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End of Summer Shows and Podcast Schedule

Hi All,

Just a quick update on the next couple months of show and podcast schedule.

Hope to see YOU out there!

Aug 7 – Reggies Music Joint, Chicago 9pm (BAND)

Aug 21 -Chicago Songwriter Podcast, Live Taping, BIBCO 6-10 (Brian Carter / Rob Fishbeck)

Aug 23- Firewater Saloon, Mt Greenwood (BAND)

Aug 24 – Chesty P’s PoloIL (BAND)

Aug 28 – Montrose Saloon 8pm (TRIO)

Aug 30 – Outaspace, Berwyn 8pm (TIO)

Sept 13 – Law Office Pub, Yorkville 7pm (BAND or TRIO)

Sept 18 – Chicago Songwriter Podcast, Live Taping, BIBCO 6-10 (Becki Levi, Erin Edmister,  Andy Seagram)

Sept 21 – Bernice’s Tavern, Chicago 10pm – 1am (BAND)

Oct 10 – Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn 10pm (BAND)

Oct 12 – Star Union Spirits, Peru IL (TRIO)

Oct 16 – Chicago Songwriter Podcast, Live Taping, BIBCO 6-10 (Justin Howl , Danny Gilikis)

Oct 26 – Fairly Folk Festival BIBCO (BAND) +jim Solo

Nov 20 – Chicago Songwriter Podcast, Live Taping, BIBCO 6-10 (Richard Prizdia, tba)

Dec 18 – Chicago Songwriter Podcast, Live Taping, BIBCO 6-10 (TBA)

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The Chicago Songwriter
Podcast

Meg Meredith Robinson

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