River Rising comprises the musical talents of Megan Deiger and Tim Hazen, whose voices tightly weave country and folk music over a backbone of bluesy sensibility. Lyrically, they capture heartache, waywardness, and emotional strength with a soulful quality reminiscent of a spiritual. Simple orchestration of accompaniment is welcome, allowing words, melodies, and often ethereal harmonies to take the lead on each song. That said, piano and violin punctuate songs like a subconscious, while guitar maintains rhythm like breath or a heartbeat. Listen here.
Pancakes on Sunday (Eric Akeson, Nick Hasslebrock), mix long and short form improv together for three years. They’ve performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Columbus Unscripted Festival. They both have blonde hair and one is good looking.
David Boyle is the artistic director of Chicago Solo Theatre and hosts their monthly solo performance event “Solo Saturdays”. Boyle has written and performed 2 solo plays: “An Accidental Organist” and “You Don’t Have to Be a Whore” and has been featured in This Much Is True, Story Lab, Essay Fiesta, Story Sessions, Adult Education, Ragdale Ring Series, Here’s The Story, Hump Night, LitMash, Homewood Stories and in the side project’s 2013 storytelling festival “The Kindness Of Strangers”.
THE BUCKET SHOW
Every Tuesday at 8pm
3800 N. Clark St. (corner of Clark and Grace)
FREE admission but the room is starting to fill fast so reserve a chair by calling: 773-929-3680