Brian Blade is already widely respected in the jazz world as drummer/composer/leader of Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band, with whom he has released three albums. He is also known as the drummer for many heroes of the music world, including Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Seal, Bill Frisell and Emmylou Harris. Blade is always searching for the balance that gives a song a personal story with an outward reaching resonance. One such song of memories is entitled, “Second Home,” a tribute to his teacher, John Vidacovich, and the city of New Orleans where Brian met Fellowship band mates Jon Cowherd and Chris Thomas. Mama Rosa marks a new endeavor for Blade: a lovingly crafted, emotionally affecting song cycle that’s deeply rooted in a rich vein of personal experience. “All That Was Yesterday”, “You’ll Always Be My Baby” and “Nature’s Law” show Blade to be a soulful and expressive vocalist and a songwriter capable of rendering evocative stories that resonate with insight and empathy. “Revealing more of ourselves is always daunting,” says Blade, “but I feel like I need to keep challenging myself and peeling away layers to get to the core of who I am and what I have to offer.”
Leaf Bird is a Chicago-based experimental folk rock band led by guitarist and songwriter Tyler James Beach. In the winter of 2007, Beach enlisted fellow members of now-dormant Chicago underground staples Fingers & Toes and Leaves to help realize sounds he had been dreaming of. Since then Leaf Bird has performed extensively in Chicago venues like Hideout, Empty Bottle, Double Door and Martyrs’.
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Doors at 7:30pm, with the first set at 8pm and the second set at 9pm.