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WILD EARP AND THE FREE FOR ALLS w/ River Bones Band - 8PM | $8

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)
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Wild Earp takes you on a road trip across Americana, taking his time along those country roads and learning some bad habits in the city. His songs are of a man who’s spent too much time alone in the forest, the prairie, the mountains, the desert, and the barroom. With a respectful nod to the old masters and a defiant scoff at the purists, Earp croons his country tunes, and mixes those pensive trail songs with jumping rockabilly, spirited bluegrass, rowdy rock, and sometimes ventures into the dark corners of folk. His lyrics thread traditional tales of heartache, sinful living, and celebration seamlessly with social commentary and absurdism. There’s wit, wisdom, woe, and a wild streak that keeps you guessing.

River Bones Band are a five piece acoustic act from Philadelphia. They mix bluegrass, western swing, gypsy jazz and folk music with a rock & roll sensibility and true Philly attitude. Their music has been described as "Texas Two Step meets Django Reinhardt in a South Philly dive bar" and "a fresh spin on old-timey music". Blending rich three part vocal harmonies with tight musicianship, each performance is an exploration into a catalogue of exciting interpretations of traditional music as well as concise, thoughtful songwriting that truly illustrates what makes folk music great. River Bones Band are currently performing in support of their first EP, Billy in the High Ground.