Howie Day, Subdudes and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 22, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Wednesday-Thursday, March 8-9
Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist John Magnie, the Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band's substitution of a tambourine player for a drummer. The band came together after backing artists such as Joni Mitchell and Roseanne Cash and released its eponymous debut in 1989. Like the group's subsequent albums (including 1991's Lucky, 1996's Primitive Streak, and 1997's Live at Last), the Subdudes featured a mix of covers and originals. After an eight-year sabbatical, the Subdudes joined Bob Dylan guitarist Freddy Koella to produce Miracle Mule in 2004. Keb' Mo' was the producer for the band's 2006 effort, Behind the Levee, and Street Symphony followed in 2007.
Friday, March 10; 7:00 p.m.
One of the most highly regarded and sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music, the all-female collective Cherish the Ladies formed in the early '90s as a onetime concert band by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney. Their heady blend of stellar musicianship, breathtaking singing, and lively step dancing soon won them fans all over the world, resulting in ten critically acclaimed records, the most recent of which is 2005's Woman of the House. The group, consisting of longtime leader Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, Heidi Talbot, Mirella Murray, and Roisin Dillon, have shared the stage and studio with such legendary performers as Joan Baez, James Taylor, the Clancy Brothers, the Chieftains, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.
Thursday-Friday, March 16-17
Platinum breakout singles "Collide," "She Says" and "Be There" earned singer-songwriter Howie Day renown for his emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies. He is also known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Playing guitar and piano, experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling, and layering live percussion with vocal harmonies, Day is a veritable one-man band; he performs energetic and genuine shows. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.
Friday, March 24; 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Since Joey Alexander first encountered the piano at the age of six, his talent has taken the world by storm. Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, Alexander's musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace. At the age of eight, UNESCO invited Alexander to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great's visit to Indonesia. Alexander later remarked to Hancock, "You told me that you believed in me, and that was the day I decided to dedicate my childhood to jazz." His first album, at age 12, was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.
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, December 22, 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.
Subdudes, Cherish the Ladies, Joey Alexander Trio, Colter Wall, Al Scorch and Kelsey Waldon 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: Andrew Ripp with Stella Road (Dec. 20); Michael McDermott with Sam Llanas (Dec. 21); Michael McDermott with Heather Lynne Horton (Dec. 22); Michael McDermott with Christmas Carolers (Dec. 23); Christmas For The Jews featuring Joel Chasnoff, John Roy, Aaron Freeman (Dec. 24); Poi Dog Pondering (Dec. 26-30); Lalah Hathaway (Dec. 31, 7:30 & 11pm); FrEddy Jones Band (Jan. 1, 7pm); Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Dee Alexander (Jan. 3); Funkadesi (Jan. 4, 7:30pm); The Flat Five (Jan. 6); Steve Earle with Colter Wall (Jan. 9-10); FrEddie Jackson (Jan. 13); RES with avery r. young & deacon board featuring DJ Mark Flava (Jan. 15, 6pm); Kris Kristofferson (Jan. 16-18); Hot Club of Cowtown (Jan. 19); Kevin Griffin (Jan. 20-21); Amy Black Band (Jan. 22; 12pm); Josh Ritter (Jan. 22-23); Steve Earle with Al Scorch (Jan. 24); Steve Earle with Kelsey Waldon (Jan. 25); Alejandro Escovedo (Jan. 26-28); Louie Anderson (Jan. 29, 5 & 7:30pm); Luke Wade with Matt McAndrew (Jan. 31); Jon B (Feb. 3; 7 & 10pm); Leftover Salmon (Feb. 5, 1pm); Laura Jane Grace (Feb. 5); Anthony David (Feb. 6); Stephen Lynch (Feb. 7-8); Holly Bowling (Feb. 9); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 10, 7 & 10pm; Feb. 11, 5 & 8pm); Geoff Tate (Feb. 12); Doyle Bramhall ll (Feb. 15); Kruger Brothers (Feb. 16); Head for the Hills (Feb. 17); The Verve Pipe (Feb. 18); Paris Combo (Feb. 19); Ana Popovic (Feb. 22); Assad Brothers (Feb. 23); Vanessa Carlton (Feb. 24); Jack Ingram (Feb. 26); Jeannie Tanner (Feb. 27, 7:30pm); Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley (Feb. 28); Tom Paxton featuring The DonJuans (Mar. 4); Sierra Hull (Mar. 5); Subdudes (Mar. 8-9); Cherish the Ladies (Mar. 10; 7pm); Los Lonely Boys with Sugar Dirt and Sand (Mar. 12-13); Howie Day (Mar. 16-17); The High Kings (Mar. 19); Idan Raichel (Mar. 20-21); Al Stewart featuring The Empty Pockets (Mar. 23, 7pm); Joey Alexander Trio (Mar. 24, 7 & 9:30pm); Rodney Crowell (Mar. 25); Candlebox (Mar. 31); Morgan James with Andy Allo (Apr. 19) and Emin & Friends (May 30).
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.