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Chicago Farmer's 40th Folkin' Birthday & Live Album Release - Night One

An All-Seated Night of Solo Acts

Chicago Farmer's 40th Folkin' Birthday & Live Album Release - Night One

Edward David Anderson, Althea Grace

Fri, August 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$12 (Advance) / $15 (Day of Show) / $25 Weekend Show Pass Available

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office / This is an all-seated, general admission show. There are no assigned seats. It is a strictly first-come, first-seated event.

Chicago Farmer
Chicago Farmer
The new Chicago Farmer album is about Depression, Hope, Job Loss, Meth, Skateboards, A Divided Nation, Used Cars, The Late Shift, Farms, Factories, The Destruction of our Environment, and still being around to sing about it.
Edward David Anderson
Edward David Anderson
Edward David Anderson is an American songwriter and rock & roll veteran who spent his formative years fronting the revered Midwest band, Backyard Tire Fire. Known for infectious melodies and memorable messages he penned 8 albums for the band and played countless shows across the US and Canada.
Since their hiatus in 2011 EDA has continued to write and tour as a solo artist. His delivery in the live setting is both dynamic and impactful showcasing a natural prowess on banjo, acoustic/cigar box guitars and foot percussion. He defines his sound as Black Dirt Music. "Songs about people and places, about life and love and loss. It's roots music, cultivated in the fertile soil of the Midwest."

His 2014 debut, Lies & Wishes (produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) was lauded "a supurb solo effort” by No Depression while David Dye (NPR World Cafe) praised Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions as "a wonderfully soulful record."

Poised to release his newest collection of songs, EDA made the album that's been on his mind for some time now. “I've always wanted to make a record in Muscle Shoals. But it needed to be the right batch of songs with the right people,” he recalls. And Chasing Butterflies is just that. A beautifully crafted recording of a writer in his prime.

Look for Chasing Butterflies out on Black Dirt Records October 19th.
Althea Grace
Althea Grace
Althea Grace is a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Chicago area who plays solo shows and with area musicians as a full band under the moniker Althea Grace Band. Althea’s music can best be described as in-your-face indie blues with heavy doses of jazz, funk, and rock featuring her powerful, soulful voice and guitar skills to match. Though not yet old enough to drive, Althea has been playing top festivals and venues in Chicago, The Midwest, and beyond for the last five years. In 2012, Althea won the McHenry County junior talent contest and has been featured numerous times in regional newspaper, radio, and TV outlets. Althea has opened for American Idol finalist Bucky Covington, has shared the stage with many top local and regional bands, and on many occasions with the multi-Grammy-winning band Los Lobos.

Michael Kaiz of Jambase described Althea as “One of Chicago’s rising gems”. Althea's debut album, Running The Show, is now available on all major online retailers, select Chicagoland independent record stores, and at all live shows.
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/