Country Night in Berwyn with Allegra Malone & Lonesome Still
ALLEGRA MALONE (8 pm): Allegra Malone: Allegra Malone's debut CD is a soul stirring collection of melodic vignettes. After exploring diverse musical traditions while living abroad and traveling consistently for a decade, this album is a return to her folk and country roots as a Seattle-raised, southern transplant. The music is far from modernity, while still contemporary, soul filled and revelant.
LONESOME STILL (9:30 pm): Hipsters, two-steppers, and even grizzled country purists agree Lonesome Still might be the best-kept secret in Chicago’s country music scene. You’ll hear the influence of the band’s blues, rock, and folk roots as they create a unique retro-country sound anchored by lead singer Michael O’Briant’s Johnny Cash-baritone, sweetened by Kary Ream and Emily Albright’s perfect harmonies, not to mention Emily’s fiddling. Add Chicago music scene veterans Tony Wittrock on lead guitar, Josh Piet on bass, Dave Huizenga on rhythm guitar and vocals, plus Lance Helgesen on drums, and you’ve got a recipe for a new, exciting country mix.