Chris Ligon CD Release Party and Variety Show with special guests The Flat Five

Fri, Nov 08 2019, 8:00pm - $25 - Tickets

Doors open at 7 pm.

To celebrate the release of songwriter Chris Ligon's new album "Miss America", we welcome you to a variety show style evening featuring The Flat Five and Sharon Rutledge with 16mm films projected on the big screen by Heather McAdams.
Ligon, who penned the Flat Five's debut album "It's a World of Love and Hope" presents new songs, some of which he hopes to convince The Flat Five to record for their OWN new album due out next year. "I love The Flat Five and the fact that they perform my songs is completely thrilling." (Chris Ligon) 
Also on hand for the evening is Sharon Rutledge of the North Berwyn Rhythm and Soul Organization and artist Heather McAdams will project amazing 16mm films throughout the evening. 
THE FLAT FIVE: The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together.  For the mother-effing fun of it.
At first The Flat Five existed only as a once-a-year sold out holiday show in Chicago. Then came quarterly SRO gigs, and then month-long jam-packed residencies, and then…slowly…the idea for a record grew out of the band’s shared love of the repertoire of genius oddball songwriter and performer (and big brother to band member Scott Ligon) Chris Ligon. The Flat Five were already performing many of Chris’s songs in their set, and thought that making an entire record of his compositions would be a good way to shoot up a flare and give more folks a chance to hear his amazing and unique music.