Anat Cohen, John Waite, Robbie Fulks and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Israeli multi-reed bandleader Anat Conat and her critically acclaimed international Trio Brasileiro, English musician John Waite (1984's "Missing You"), recent Grammy nominee and Chicagoan Robbie Fulks and more.
The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, February 16, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Thursday, March 30
The Shades are a Chicago-based trio consisting of Andrew DeMuro (from Season 11 of "The Voice") and brothers Phil & Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, they've developed a Signature Sound that encompasses elements of pop/rock, folk, soul and R&B. Impressive arrangements and close harmonies are the hallmarks of The Shades' music. In 2015, they were chosen as Top 10 finalists in NewSong Music's International Songwriting Competition. They've also had the fortune to grace a variety of Chicago's stages, including House of Blues, Schubas Tavern and Navy Pier. 2017 will be a monumental year for the band as they'll release their debut EP Miles Made of Inches. The Shades are joined by BrenDan Fletcher, a recent semi-finalist on "The Voice."
Timothy B. Schmit - Second show added
Sunday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 18
Timothy B. Schmit is the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco. His most recent 12-track solo album, Leap of Faith, is a strong mix of rock, country, Americana, R&B and even a bit of reggae. This album marks the culmination of Schmit's reflections of life. Writing and recording between touring with the Eagles, the songs on Leap of Faith have a broad compass.
Friday, May 5; 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
The 21st Century has seen several new honors for Don McLean and his music. Iona College conferred an honorary doctorate on him in 2001 and, in February 2002, "American Pie" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters' Hall of Fame and, in 2007, he shared his life story in Alan Howard's biography. In 2012, American Troubadour, which charts McLean's life and career, was released on CD and DVD. In 2015, McLean broke his European tour record for number of concerts in one year. 2017 will see the release of his latest album and further USA and overseas touring.
Saturday, May 13
In the mid-'90s, Chicago's own Robbie Fulks became known as a sharper-than-a-tack, wry genius staple of the alt-country scene. Today - after ten releases spanning the varied shades of twang (Country Love Songs), somber yet pop-conscious roots-rock (Couples In Trouble) and even Michael Jackson covers (Happy) - he leaves behind the amplifier and drumkit-driven songwriting that defined his mode. His 2016 album, Upland Stories, was nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song for "Alabama at Night."
Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
Monday, May 15
Anat Cohen was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised into a musical family. She attended the Tel Aviv School for the Arts, "Thelma Yellin" High School for the Arts and Jaffa Music Conservatory. Jazz captured the young Cohen's imagination and she thrilled to recordings by Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. After graduation, she discharged her mandatory Israeli military service duty from 1993-95, playing tenor saxophone in the Israeli Air Force band. Through the World Scholarship Tour, Cohen attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she not only honed her jazz chops but also expanded her musical horizons, developing a deep love and facility for various Latin music styles. She established her own Anzic Records label in 2005. Cohen is regularly featured as a soloist and an ensemble member, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Symphony Space in New York, along with Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Boston's Berklee Performance Center, the ORF-Kulturhaus in Vienna and Belgrade's Kolarac Hall in Serbia. Her most recent album, Luminosa, sees the clarinetist-saxophonist play singing, dancing originals, interpret Brazilian classics by the likes of Milton Nascimento, and even re-imagine electronica as acoustica with an ingenious arrangement of a Flying Lotus tune.
Sunday, June 11
British-born rock star John Waite has been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable and enduring popular music for more than 35 years. Waite was bassist and lead vocalist for the Babys who took Top 20 chart positions with hits "Isn't it Time" from the band's sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, "Every Time I Think of You" off 1978's Head First. But, it was the album's rhythmically aggressive and seductive title track where fans got their first glimpse of the authentic John Waite: a no-holds-barred rock n' roll performer devoted heart and soul to live performance and making sure every fan in the audience left the concert hall just as elated and exhausted as the band they'd paid to see. Although the Babys disbanded in 1988, a reunion with former Baby' bandmates - guitarist Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo - resulted in the Waite-fronted supergroup, Bad English. Since Bad English also disbanded, Waite has pursued a solo career and produced a string of rock n' roll records. His most recent greatest hits album represents the artistic breadth of his entire career of more than 40 years in rock and roll.
All City Winery events are open to all ages and start at 8 p.m., unless noted.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 16 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago's signature VinoFile program have access to ticket sales today in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; free valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.
The Shades & BrenDan Fletcher, Robbie Fulks, Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro and John Waite join a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, theater, dance, spoken word and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: Syleena Johnson (Feb. 14); Doyle Bramhall ll with Future Stuff (Feb. 15); Kruger Brothers with Michael J. Miles (Feb. 16); Head for the Hills (Feb. 17); The Verve Pipe (Feb. 18); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch (Feb. 19); Paris Combo (Feb. 19); Film Screening: Gimme Danger (Feb. 20); Chicago Flamenco Festival Kick Off (Feb. 21); Ana Popovic (Feb. 22); Assad Brothers (Feb. 23); Vanessa Carlton with Tristan (Feb. 24); Sam Fazio (Feb. 26; 12 pm); Jack Ingram with Elise Davis (Feb. 26); Jeannie Tanner (Feb. 27, 7:30pm); Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley (Feb. 28); The Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik (Mar. 1) Laith Al-Saadi (Mar. 2); Deacon Blues (Mar. 3); Tom Paxton featuring The DonJuans (Mar. 4); One Woman Sex & the City (Mar. 5; 2 pm) Sierra Hull (Mar. 5); Marcia Ball (Mar. 7); Subdudes (Mar. 8-9); Cherish the Ladies (Mar. 10; 7pm); Michael McDermott's Storytellers (Mar. 11); Los Lonely Boys with Sugar Dirt and Sand (Mar. 12-13); Chicago Jazz Orchestra (Mar. 14); Jimmy LaFave & Gretchen Peters (Mar. 15); Howie Day (Mar. 16-17); Elizabeth Cook (Mar. 18); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch (Mar. 19; 12pm); The High Kings (Mar. 19); Idan Raichel (Mar. 20-21); Kris Kristofferson (Mar. 22); Al Stewart featuring The Empty Pockets (Mar. 23, 7pm); Joey Alexander Trio (Mar. 24, 7 & 9:30pm); Rodney Crowell (Mar. 25); Jim Messina (Mar. 26); M. Ward (Mar. 27-28); The Cold Hard Cash Show (Mar. 29); Candlebox (Mar. 31, 8 & 10:30pm); Wanda Jackson (Apr. 1); Kris Kristofferson (Apr. 2); Rufus Wainwright (Apr. 6); Rufus Wainwright (Apr. 7, 7:30 & 10pm); Amel Larrieux (Apr. 8, 7 & 10pm); Crystal Bowersox with Ken Yates (Apr. 9); Dave Mason (Apr. 10-11); Shane Koyczan (Apr. 12); Marc Cohn (Apr. 14-15); Timothy B. Schmit (Apr. 16 & 18); Morgan James with Andy Allo (Apr. 19); Seth Walker & Edward David Anderson (Apr. 20); Dwele (Apr. 21, 7 & 10pm); Paula Cole (Apr. 22); Goapele (Apr. 27; 7 & 9:30pm); Suzy Bogguss (Apr. 28); Arsenio Hall (Apr. 29, 7 & 10pm); Whose Live Anyway? (May 2-3); Eilen Jewell with Leland Sundries (May 4); Don McLean (May 5, 7:30 & 10pm); Ray Wylie Hubbard (May 6); Paul Thorn Band (May 7); Christopher Cross (May 22); Emin & Friends (May 30); Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues feat. Marcella Detroit (Jun. 2); Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers (Jun. 4-6 & 8); Nancy & Beth (Jun. 16) and Dweezil Zappa (Jul. 7).
Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago's only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with 2014 and 2015 Best of Awards of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world" by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable "listening room" experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery's commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, visit www.citywinery.com.