Exposure Local Music Showcase with Joe Rian, Deep Cricket Night, Forty Foot Flames (SideBar Music Room)
Doors open at 7 pm.
JOE RIAN (10 pm): Joe Rian was adopted as an infant and raised in Rock Falls Illinois. He flunked out of college, moved out of the Midwest and scraped by like most 20 year olds working multiple -minimum wage jobs. In 1989, he won a American Stratocaster on a radio contest signed by Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Then, pure chance found him at the last ever SRV concert. Weirder yet is that he ended up working the door at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Summers would find him busking the streets of Chicago…where the real action was …on the city streets. Mid '90s blues revival indeed was certainly a thing Heavy Blues… Street Blues really. That was never the only thing. Joe is certainly not a bluesman, but a songwriter that likes to stir the sounds of Roots, Country and Folk. https://joerian.com/
DEEP CRICKET NIGHT (9 pm): Deep Cricket Night is a five cornered, pearly moonlight serenade unfurled headlong into dawn with "Beggar’s Banquet" in your ride, Townes Van Zandt at your side, with an original, melodic sound comprised of Lance Drake (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Various Mountain Instruments), Jaime Delgadillo (Lead Guitar/Dobro/Backing Vocals), Greg MacAyeal (Bass), Bill Skafish (Drums/Percussion), and Dave Buoscio(keys). They mix indie, alt country, Americana, and dark folk into a sound and style all their own. https://www.deepcricketnight.com
FORTY FOOT FLAMES (8 pm): Forty Foot Flames is a Chicago rock band. https://www.facebook.com/Forty-Foot-Flames-150303062149114/