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Chicago Farmer

- US Bloomington, IL Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Rock


Bio: Originally from a very small town in Central IL, Chicago Farmer has now become a large part of the Midwest's above and underground folk n' roots scene.

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Chicago Farmer this Friday (October 19th) at The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL With The Henhouse Prowlers & Ed Anderson! Ages 18 & Up.


“This is a working man’s singer/songwriter. The strident tones of his voice will make you sit up and listen.” ”
—  Chicago Acoustic Underground
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  • Fri

    Sep 5

    Ashmore, IL, US | 12:00am

    Ashmore, IL, US
    Fri Sep 05 12:00am
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    Sep 6

    Decatur, IL, US | 3:00pm

    Decatur, IL, US
    Sat Sep 06 3:00pm
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    Oct 2

    Davenport, IA, US | 12:00am

    Davenport, IA, US
    Thu Oct 02 12:00am
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    Oct 2

    Davenport, IA, US | 3:00pm

    Davenport, IA, US
    Thu Oct 02 3:00pm


    Chicago Farmer Vinyl Release Show Chicago Farmer Vinyl Release Show Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:00 PMRedstone Room Tickets: $8 adv (Fees Included), $10 day of showAll tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.Doors: 6:30 p.m. / Show: 7:00 p.m.Opening Acts: TBDWeb: chicagofarmer.comGenre: Folk---------------ADVANCE TICKET HOLDERS GET $5 OFF VINYL-------------- Get me South, Mama get me North, Get me out of Backenforth, Chicago Farmer sings on the title track of Backenforth, IL, released January 22, 2013. Its the centerpiece of his sixth collection of Guthrie-inspired populist songs, as well as autobiographical. The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, hes a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.Backenforth, IL is also about finding your place in life - that sweet spot where we all belong. I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town, he shares. Growing up in Delavan, IL with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoffs grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs. Cody co-produced the album with Chris Harden in Chicago at the I.V. Labs Studios. While the inspiration has never changed, previous albums have been with Nashville session players - or just himself with guitar and harmonica. For Backenforth, IL, he brought in friends for a loose and live vibe, accompanied by The Hired Hands, Darren Garvey on percussion and Mike Davidov on bass. Cody and The Hired Hands were recorded live and on analog tape to capture the feel and authenticity of each performance. Later, some of Chicagos finest musicians chimed in on pedal steel, resonator, electric and acoustic guitar, organ, dobro, and vocals. Chicago Farmer plans to continue touring relentlessly to support the new album. With Backenforth IL, he solidifies that wherever he is, thats where he belongs, thats where the songs will be written and sung, and thats where the music will be played.*Ticket Disclaimer* All tickets for RME events are sold via MidwesTIX and all carry applicable transaction fees, except advance tickets purchased at the RME Box Office with cash. Day-of-event tickets purchased with cash are available at the gates only. Day-of-event tickets purchased with credit cards are available online or at the RME Box office until 5 p.m. All tickets purchased with credit cards will be subject to all applicable service fees whether the purchase takes place online, over the phone, or at the RME box office.TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:River Music Experience 129. N. Main Street Davenport, IA 52801 Mon: 12pm - 5pm Tues: 12pm - 6pm Wed: 12pm - 5pm Thurs:12pm - 6pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: Closed *Box Office hours may vary due to event schedulesMidwesTIX Online: www.midwestix.com Phone: 515.244.2771

  • Sat

    Oct 4

    Peoria, IL, US | 12:00am
    The Apollo Theatre
    Peoria, IL, US
    Sat Oct 04 12:00am
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