Let's talk about our residency show coming up this Saturday night April 14th at Blue Island Beer Company. We will be playing as a three piece. Myself, Jim Parks on Slide guitar and Michael Dumont on bass. We've added a few new songs so we will be doing two sets of music starting at 7pm. … Continue reading This Saturday’s Residency Show @ Blue Island Beer Company
In 1989 I was living in Mesa Arizona and won a guitar on a radio contest. I'll tell you all about that entire story in some other post. The main point is that I won a guitar and I ended up in Rock Falls, Illinois after my mother's death. That was a pretty shitty Christmas … Continue reading 1990 Rock Falls, Illinois
Settle in at this bar for a "couple a pops" and you'll see why it has been consistently ranked as one of the best dive bars in the city.
This Saturday March 10th I'll be starting my Second Saturday Residency at Blue Island Beer Company. Music gets started promptly at 7pm and will be over at 10pm. Nice right. Seems so hard these days to get out to late shows. Chicago is a good music town but I feel like so many venues would … Continue reading Let’s talk about Saturday March 10th.
JOE RIAN SOLO SET 7:00-7:30 JIMBO DELTA 7:30-8:00 eRIN eDMISTER & THREE TONS 8:00-8:45 JOE RIAN'S ADDITIVES 9:00-9:45 FREE
The time has come to let you know about one of the players that I am really excited to be working with.
A few months back I was bitching about how shitty Chicago was for songwriters. Like where are they? Where are the showcases and what's the deal. Seems like everything in this town is a cover band. or the songwriting or writers I run into are so FOLKY that even I don't wanna hang around and … Continue reading THE ACORN THEATER
I am happy to announce that I am putting a band together and picking up dates again. Since the kids were born I have been for the most part playing only solo shows. after playing the Blue Island Beer Co. with the Bertoletti Family Band's rhythm section (sister-in-law Susan Bertoletti on drums and Greg "the … Continue reading GETTING A BAND BACK TOGETHER