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WHAT IS AND THE WHEREABOUTS w/ Jimi C (of Happy Hazard), California Jeff, and Camilo Restrepo - 7PM | $10

What Is and The Whereabouts is a band out of Lincoln NE, currently writing songs and working on making a album. They are currently on tour traveling as a two-piece. They have a unique sound and and welcoming personalities. Jimi C takes drums to a new level while Joseph has a poetic look on song writing and a older style.

In addition to drumming for What Is and the Whereabouts, Jimi C is the vocalist and guitarist of Happy Hazard. He will be performing a solo set. With roots in punk, alternative rock, ska, and pop, Happy Hazard is a four piece band from Lincoln, NE, delivering a high energy show featuring whatever sights and sounds they feel like making at the time. 

California Jeff is an Illinois based folk singer with a working-class mentality and a lifelong commitment to honest songwriting. He entertains audiences of all ages and backgrounds with his unique brand of Midwestern folk music, humorous storytelling, and an interactive performance style. A two-way conversation between audience and performer typically develops as the show go on. Jeff can seamlessly adapt his style for crowded bars on Friday nights, laid back wineries on lazy afternoons, or backyard campfires any night of the week. Some common themes of his original songs include love lost and found, life and death, addiction and redemption, and sasquatch and cowboys. California Jeff’s latest album, Midwestern Folk, is scheduled for release in late July.

Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, this former rock performer cut his teeth in a variety of establishments and festivals during the most prolific era of the Colombian Blues scene. 

Yet fulfillment could not help Camilo Restrepo keep his passion alive. Keeping his band ticking like a clock was no longer possible due to personal responsibilities and lack of clarity regarding individual paths. Camilo took leave to Chicago to prepare and work as a counselor and now has the privilege of working as a case worker for those with severe mental illness while practicing and gigging through the city's nighttime.

A lifetime of Rock & Roll frontmanship would lead to a more intimate relationship with the roots of American music and culture. From mundane to boisterous to outright risqué, Camilo's soloist repertoire ranges from classic Robert Johnson takes, to the more obscure predecessors of the genre, while stopping to salute folk masters such as Dave van Ronk. Camilo's rendition of classic tunes are meticulously respectful of original recordings while inevitably conveying his personal sensitivities. Camilo plays all around his adoptive home of Chicago, a city that provided the atmosphere for him to hone his skills and finally channel his lifelong love for the Blues.