Stephan Jenkins, Res and More on Sale at City Winery Chicago
City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces powerful singer Res, pop rock band FrEddy Jones Band and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Wednesday, November 23, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.
Stephan Jenkins (of Third Eye Blind)
Thursday, December 15
Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind performs an acoustic set of new songs and fan favorites. Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, has just released its first album in six years, Dopamine, which has debuted at #7 on the Billboard Sales Chart. Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, renowned for his inimitable lyrical sensibility, developed this collection while on tour over the last few years behind the band's previous number one album, Ursa Major. Though it employs signature guitar riffs, Dopamine is very much an exploration and rumination of the present tense. Jenkins utilizes his characteristic rhythmic vocal style and lyrical prowess on issues of identity, connection, isolation and authenticity while keeping a sharp eye on a culture in rapid change. Paradoxically Third Eye Blind's focus on guitar and live playing sounds novel and newly fresh in a pop landscape consumed with sequenced drums and keyboard tracks. There is a sense of spontaneity to Dopamine that can only come from their evolution as a live band. What remains constant, however, is the endearing quality in the music and the fierce heartfelt core of Jenkins' narrative.
Sunday, January 1; 7:00 p.m.
One of America's premiere roots rock acts, FrEddy Jones Band (and no, none of the members are actually named FrEddy Jones) was founded by guitarists and singer/songwriters Marty Lloyd and Wayne Healy. The band is best known for its number-one hits "In A Daydream" and "Take The Time." Now, this long-running act is back with their new release, Never Change, helmed by Producers Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock) and label partner Timm Martin of Dustimmoff Music.
Marty Lloyd characterizes the sessions for Never Change-which features the hit song "Those Diamonds" and the project's title track -as euphoric, "Looking back, our approach to making Never Change was very similar to the historic days down at Muscle Shoals." he says. "The essence of our sound and songwriting was supported by Justin's 'A Team' cast and the room soared from the first down beat. As recording artists we chase that feeling. It was incredibly uplifting and joyful!"
Justin Niebank, a three-time Grammy winning producer/engineer, adds of the album, "Never Change is the best record I have worked on in years!"
Sunday, January 15; 6:00 p.m.
Res is a powerful singer whose single, "They Say Vision," was a Top 40 hit with the remix going to number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles from her debut album, How I Do, include "Golden Boys" and "Ice King." Both received radio play and struck a chord with music lovers from all walks of life. How I Do paved the way for her cult following today. Many of Res' fans profess that her live performance is one not to miss and that she often sounds better than her records. A Res performance can consist of a few different band configurations - from a DJ set to an acoustic guitar format to a full band.
While steadily working on new music, Res found a ying to her yang with Brooklyn rapper, Talib Kweli. This musical connection morphed into their side project, Idle Warship. The group's debut album, Habits of the Heart, was released in November 2011. During this time, Res teamed up with director, Steve Zegans, to tell her story in the form of a documentary titled, The Res Documentary: An Industry Diary." Res is presently finishing up a new album of original songs entitled, RESET, to be released in 2016.
Singer and songwriter avery r. young emerged from the world of performance poetry. Part bluesman, part Baptist minister, avery r. young & deacon board blends funky soul music with socially conscious infused lyrics in celebration of Black-American culture. Similar to watching Gil Scott Heron with Eddie Hazel's voice, he has graced the stages of SXSW and Lollapalooza. His voice is featured on projects for Catfish Haven, Marvin Tate, Anthony Nicholson, Shannon Harris and many others. young has performed alongside koko Taylor, Les Nubians, Mos Def and Roy Ayers. His debut album booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkidexamines Race in Obama-Era America and features crowd favourites such as preach & ham sammich(es). He is currently working on another collection of music and producing other artists.
Sunday, February 5; 1:00 p.m.
$30 General Admission
For the past quarter-century, Colorado's Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock 'n' roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. During their twenty-five plus years as a band, they have headlined shows and festivals from coast to coast, released nine albums, and maintained a vibrant, relevant and influential voice in the music world. The evolution of Leftover Salmon's music is influenced by Leftover Salmon co-founders Drew Emmitt (mandolin/vocals) and Vince Herman's (guitar/singer) keen musical instincts and follows a musical path that adheres to the deep tradition the duo started when they first formed the group along with deceased banjo player Mark Vann. The addition of new band members over the years has nurtured an unmistakable evolution and freshness in Leftover Salmon's sound and has added an edge to the long-lasting power of the band's music. Fueled by the rhythm section of long time bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Alwyn Robinson, and Salmon's newest member, keyboardist Erik Deustch, the band is currently enjoying a creative renaissance. The front-line trio of Emmitt, Herman and prodigious banjo player Andy Thorn are continually challenged and pushed in new directions as the band collectively searches for new spaces and sounds within their extensive catalog of songs.
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 Wednesday, November 23, 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.
Stephan Jenkins, Res, avery r. young & deacon board, FrEddy Jones Band and Leftover Salmon 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: Roy Ayers (Nov. 21-22); Ginuwine with Ivan Ellis (Nov. 23, 7 & 10pm); Joseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins (Nov. 25); Sonny Knight & the Lakers (Nov. 26); Big Bad VooDoo Daddy (Nov. 27, 5 & 8pm); O'Connor Bandfeaturing Mark O'Connor (Nov. 28); Delta Rae with Penny & Sparrow (Nov. 29); Mipso with Kristin Andreassen (Nov. 30); Rhett Miller(Dec. 1); Toh Kay (Dec. 3, 7:30pm); Jeffrey Foucault (Dec. 4); Avant (Dec. 5-6); Davina & the Vagabonds (Dec. 7); Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives with Colin Elmore (Dec. 8); Dan Zanes: Holiday Sing-a-Long Brunch Show (Dec. 11); Los Lobos (Dec. 11-14);Tab Benoit (Dec. 17, 7 & 10pm) Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (Dec 18; 12pm); Shemekia Copeland (Dec. 18, 5 & 8pm);Marc Broussard (Dec. 19); Andrew Ripp with Stella Road (Dec. 20); Michael McDermott (Dec. 21-23); 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) The Flat Five(Jan. 6); Steve Earle Residency (Jan 9-10); FrEddie Jackson (Jan. 13); Kris Kristofferson (Jan. 16-18); Hot Club of Cowtown (Jan. 19);Kevin Griffin (Jan 20-21); Amy Black Band (Jan. 22; 12pm); Steve Earle Residency (Jan 24-25); Alejandro Escovedo (Jan. 26-28);Louie Anderson (Jan. 29, 5 & 7:30pm); Luke Wade (Jan. 31); Laura Jane Grace (Feb. 5); Holly Bowling (Feb. 9); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 10, 7 & 10pm; Feb 11, 5 & 8pm); The Verve Pipe (Feb. 18); Ana Popovic (Feb. 22); Assad Brothers (Feb. 23); Vanessa Carlton (Feb. 24); Jeannie Tanner (Feb. 27, 7:30pm); Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley (Feb. 28); Idan Raichel (Mar. 20-21); Rodney Crowell (Mar. 25); and Morgan James with Andy Allo (Apr. 19).
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, please visit www.citywinery.com.