Country Night in Berwyn with John Ballantyne's Crazy Heart and Decoy Prayer Meeting
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo! Doors open at 7 pm.
JOHN BALLANTYNE'S CRAZY HEART (8 pm): Fast becoming recognized as one of Chicago’s premier country singers and songwriters, John Ballantyne was born and raised in Scotland, though you’d never know it from his earthy vocal delivery and immaculate lead guitar. Both resonate with the twang and raunch of classic honky-tonk country, also known these days as Americana. A frequent presence on the Chicago club circuit, John and his band Crazy Heart will take their musical exploits to a whole new level this year, building on a recent hugely successful tour of Scotland, the highlight of which was two mainstage appearances at the prestigious Tiree Music Festival. http://crazyheartmusic.com
DECOY PRAYER MEETING (9:30 pm): Decoy Prayer Meeting has been playing around Chicago since 2004, doing a variety of tunes from the '40s through '70s by such as: Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Perkins, Gene Watson, Ray Price, Eddie Cochran, Gram Parsons, Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, Charlie Pride, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Gene Watson, Cindy Walker, the Flatlanders, Marshall Crenshaw, Hank Williams and others of that ilk.