Tall Tall Trees – Tickets – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – September 3rd, 2017

Tall Tall Trees

Kickstand Productions Presents!

Tall Tall Trees

The Oarsman, Simpleton & Cityfolk, Cold Country

Sun, September 3, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 17 and over

The Oarsman
The Oarsman
A broad stretch of lowly coast lay before the eyes of the men. It was of low dunes topped with dark vegetation. The roar of the surf was plain, and sometimes they could see the white lip of a wave as it spun up the beach. A tiny house was blocked out black upon the sky. Southward, the slim light-house lifted its little gray length.
It is fair to say here that there was not a life-saving station within twenty miles in either direction, but the men did not know this fact and in consequence they made dark and opprobrious remarks concerning the eyesight of the nation`s life-savers. Four scowling men sat in the dingey and surpassed records in the invention of epithets.
The light-heartedness of a former time had completely faded. To their sharpened minds it was easy to conjure pictures of all kinds of incompetency and blindness and indeed, cowardice. There was the shore of the populous land, and it was bitter and bitter to them that from it came no sign.
The billows that came at this time were more formidable. They seemed always just about to break and roll over the little boat in a turmoil of foam. There was a preparatory and long growl in the speech of them. No mind unused to the sea would have concluded that the dingey could ascend these sheer heights in time. The shore was still afar. The oiler was a wily surfman. "Boys," he said, swiftly, "she won`t live three minutes more and we`re too far out to swim. Shall I take her to sea again, captain?"
Simpleton & Cityfolk
Simpleton & Cityfolk
Simpleton & Cityfolk appeal both to the heart and the tapping toes of the listener with a blend of roots rock, Americana and folk. The band's roots go back to Iowa when Geoff Glenn (guitar, vocals) and Chris Bennett (guitar, vocals) met as roommates at the University of Iowa. In 2010, college over, Bennett returned home to Chicago. Glenn soon followed intent on pursuing music with his friend. Bennett's high school buddies, Chris “Foo” Williams (upright bass, vocals) and John Conlon, (guitar) filled out the rest of the Cityfolk with Mike “Sku” Skowronski joining on drums after Conlon’s move to Utah.

In 2011, a Sunday afternoon residency at the Green Owl in the Wisconsin Dells allowed the band to hone their skills and learn to gel as a band. The weekly gig gave them the requisite chops and confidence to return to Chicago to perform their original material in front of receptive crowds. Compared to Mumford and Sons and Wilco, soon the band was headlining Metro, Double Door and House of Blues.

In 2012, the group recorded their debut 6-song EP, The Williams Account with Patrick De La Garza in his Chicago studio. The EP reveals the dichotomy of the country and the city with the aching “Porch Light” and the slow sway of “City Lights”. The follow-up full-length, No Man is an Island, recorded/produced with Mike Hagler (Wilco, Neko Case, The New Pornographers) at Kingsize Sound Labs. Scheduled for a July 2013 release, Simpleton & Cityfolk will have a busy summer promoting the new record, celebrating the record's release with a show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago and appearing at a number of other summer festivals including the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/

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