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"SUMMER STOMP" Announced

SUMMER STOMP Saturday, August 18 Sexfist - SOAP - Thinner Teed - Sean Shiel - The Lighter Side (members of Barefoot Fred) - Flatland Ramble - E.G.I. Ethereal Groove Inc. - Jeremey Bates - Phil & Caleb @ Mackey's Hideout in McHenry, IL ~music from 3pm till 2am ~$5 cover for 21+, under 21 $8 ~all ages until 9:00pm ~onsite food, art, glass and jewelry vendors ~indoor and outdoor stages

March Mini-tour w/ Honest Monday Announced

Sean Shiel will be joining Milwaukee's own Honest Monday for a 3 show run through northern and central Illinois in early March 2012. Honest Monday features members of Fat Maw Rooney, Stealin' Strings & Danny Miller Band, check them out at www.honestmondayband.com/ for more info about them. ~Thursday 3/8 - Mackey's Hideout -McHenry, IL 9:00pm, 21+, no cover

~Friday, 3/9 - R Bar -Kankakee, IL 9:00pm, 21+, no cover, w/ Todd Hazelrigg from Sneaky Gene supporting

~Saturday, 3/10 - Mac's Uptowner -Charleston, IL 9:00pm, 21+, $3.00 at the door

Big shows this February 2012!

February 2012 has a lot going on, check out what's coming up:

Wednesday, 2/8 - Ace Bar (w/ Old Shoe) -Chicago, IL

Friday 2/10 - "Chi-Town Get Down" @ The Abbey (w/ Fifth World, Herbert Wiser Band & Ifdakar) -Chicago, IL

Saturday 2/11 - Halftime's -Johnsburg, IL

Sunday 2/12 - Mackey's Hideout -McHenry, IL

Saturday 2/18 - WINTER ROOTS (w/ Old Shoe, Honest Monday, Flatland Ramble, Thinner Teed, Jeremey Bates, & more) -McHenry, IL

Saturday 2/25 - Mackey's Hideout (w/ Fifth World) -McHenry, IL

Tours w/ Barefoot Fred in Feb, & Soap in March 2011

I'm pleased to announce I'll be hitting the road this winter on two seperate runs with good friends Barefoot Fred and Soap. Here are the dates, and more details are available on mine and the bands' various web pages. Any additional bands are listed with the dates. w/ Barefoot Fred: 4/3 - Corkscrew Pointe (solo) 4/4 - The Looney Bin -Bradley, IL (w/ Sneaky Gene) 4/5 - Coconut Louie's -Bloomington, IL w/ SOAP: 3/1 - Fitgers Brewhouse -Duluth, MN (solo) 3/2 - Cabooze -Minneapolis, MN 3/3 - Waterfront Bar & Grill -Menomonie, WI 3/4 - Liquid Blues -Woodstock, IL 3/5 - TBA 3/6 - The Uptowner -Charleston, IL 3/7 - The Canopy Club -Urbana, IL (w/ MadPaw) 3/8 - Cicero's -St. Louis, MO 3/9 - The Looney Bin -Bradley, IL (w/ Sneaky Gene) 3/10 - The Miramar Theater -Milwaukee, WI (w/ SLM) 3/11 - The Kinetic Playground -Chicago, IL (w/ Zoogma) 3/12 - The Alchemy Cafe - Madison, WI

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival THIS SATURDAY!

Thrilled to announce I'll be playing solo and with Corn Desert Ramblers this Saturday at 11pm at the Congres Theater in Chicago as part of the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival! Tickets are $35, but you can hit me up for some discount ones!