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Don’t Be a John Travolta Saturday Night……

Saturday Night – DON’T BE JOHN TRAVOLTA

BE 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!!

BE VINNIE BARBARINO AND HAVE SOME FUN

joe rian am drinkers
don’t be a john travolta be an am drinker

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

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 an insanely talented piano player named Tom Alekno. Johnny Watts and Mike Dumont held down the rhythm section.
Also coming soon are some AM Drinker Live shows from this past year. I will be sharing only to the persons on this email list. So if you like bootlegs…they are coming.
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.

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)

Do you like ukulele teenage singing sensations? Recording a record at the beach?

New: Releases, Show Dates & Radio Programs

Howdy, winter’s almost gone and I’m almost back.

Finally on the mend and starting to almost feel myself after this spinal disc fusion surgery thing.  Long story short – it worked great and by the end of March I can probably start to carry my own amplifier again. Back to work in a week or so and back to a normal grind.

Speaking of backs…The band has had a few rehearsals and we will be back out playing shows again in March. We also have back to back shows at Bernice’s the 22nd and 23rd. then back to Honky Tonk BBQ for a Switchyard Sessions CD Release…See how I did that.  All shows are FREE.

Sat March 9th -Blue Island Beer Co.
(W/ Jimbo Delta)

Friday March 22nd Bernice’s Tavern
(w/ Otto and the Moaners)

Saturday March 23nd Bernice’s Tavern
(w/Otto and the Moaners)

Saturday April 13th Honky Tonk BBQ
(Switchyard Sessions Album Release)

Switchyard Sessions Release Schedule – All streaming platforms. If you are a Spotify User can you Pretty Pretty Please “Hyper-Follow” the on Spotify- Just Click link for each. This really helps prime the  Spotify Algorithm and helps the song get out of the gates so to speak. It would be a great help if I can get a few clicks.

Single- BALTIMORE March 15th (automatically saves to your playlist)
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/joerian/baltimore (visit) “Hyper-Follow”

Single- PRAY – April 26th (automatically saves to your playlist)
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/joerian/pray (visit) “Hyper-Follow”

Switchyard Sessions Album is being released May 23 (automatically saves to your playlist)
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/joerian/switchyard-sessions (visit)”Hyper-Follow” 

Since the new record is coming out I have had some Roots – Folk Radio Programs coming on board to play it.  BIg thanks to the following program directors and Host DJs.

Kevin Yavit and John Whitsell –KBAC-FM
Ron Cooke -KTAL 101.5 FM
Michael Stock -WLRN Radio
John Sillberg – CKOL 93.7FM
Dan Murphy –
The Acoustic Outpost
David Sears – WBGU-FM
Gaye Auxier
– WDBX 91.1FM
Don Jacobson – KBOO 90.7FM
Susan Hansen – 
 WHUS 91.7fm
Len Holton –
KUAR
Rich Warren
– 98.7 WFMT
Artie Martello – WIOX 91.3FM

Mara Obrien – KXCJ-LP, 105.7fm
Joltin Joe Pszonek
– Blues and Roots Radio.com

As some of you know I have switched my email list. Soon I will be releasing an “Album Experience” component. Links to each song from the record complete with an “inside The Song” interview, lyrics, studio cut, download mp3 and some duo performances with myself and Jimbo Delta.

It’s free – sign up below or click here. FREE + FUN

 

AM DRINKERS + BBQ AT BIBCO AFTER BLUE ISLAND LIGHT PARADE

Hi All,

Here is a quick rundown about the show Saturday Dec 1. If you have children this may be a win win situation with a good ol’ music show and bbq at the end. Looks like there is a tree lighting and santa thing happening before hand a few blocks away. There will be BBQ being served at the Blue Island Beer Company taproom. Come grab some BBQ from Blue Island BBQ, have a Beer and listen to some tunes. This is a full band show. Playing 7pm to 10pm. No guarantees that Jesus will show for this one but I did get a picture of the last time we hang out. He usually goes back to Baby Jesus mode after Halloween.

If you are interested in the parade and santa stuff here is the info from the City’s website: “Plans are underway for a fun-filled, family friendly day to kick off the Holiday Season. The highlight of the day will be the Blue Island Light Parade that will take place on Saturday, December 1st at 5:30 pm. It will begin at Western Ave. and Prairie, go south to New Street.

Join Mayor Vargas at MetroSouth Park following the Parade to light the Christmas Trees in the park. Then bring the kids over to the Santa House at High and Western to take their picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus, bring your phone or camera (from 6:30 pm until 9 pm).

Earlier in the day, the Blue Island Public Library will be showing Christmas movies from 1 pm to 4 pm. There will also be a Kringle Mart under the tents in the parking lot located at High and Western from 2 pm to 9 pm. Free train rides, Kiddie Carousel and Ferris Wheel rides are also available for the kids from 2 pm to 6 pm while you shop!

Your can do a little Christmas shopping or get something to eat at the annual Business Open Houses up and down Western Ave and Olde Western Ave. There will also be free horse-drawn wagon rides down Greenwood from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Pick up is by the Kringle Mart at High and Western. The Blue Island Public Library will have their annual Open House, lighting their tree and serving refreshments following the parade as well.”

AM DRINKERS – BLACK FRIDAY AT HONKY TONK BBQ

Join the AM Drinkers as we run three sets at the one and only Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen. If you haven’t seen our show for a while, we’ve added few new originals and a handful of covers.

Honky Tonk BBQ is home to some of the best BBQ and Musicians in the city. We go on at 9pm. This is a great little joint on Racine and 18th in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Jim and myself haven’t played there since the small room days. So neat to see Beth and Willie’s business doing so well and have so many great reviews. Good people to say the least.

We will be following the Blue Three at 9:00pm

The Blue Three. 6pm – 8:30

​​A Chicago-based trio specializing in the forgotten small group styles of the 1920s. ​​The Blue Three is a Chicago-based trio comprised of banjoist and guitarist John Donatowicz, pianist Andy Schumm and clarinetist John Otto.

The group’s unique performances of early jazz classics and pop songs from the 1910s, ’20s and ‘30s are suitable for listening and dancing alike. Their style is characterized by a distinct, original approach to Chicago jazz and dance music traditions.

More information at http://www.honkytonkbbqchicago.com/

TONIGHT!

Just a quick reminder that we are playing Uncommon Ground on Devon tonight at 7pm sharp, opening for the Iowa songwriting duo Society of Broken Souls. The Reservations are doing well but could always use a few more friendly faces. They just released a new record which will be show casing tonight. You can listen to it below. This is a listening room show, which in my opinion are the BEST!

$12 Reservations $15 Door

WEBSITE LINK

RESERVATION LINK

OR CALL Edgewater (773) 465-9801 to request Listening Room Reservation

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