Mike Doughty, Kandace Springs and More Coming Up at City Winery

Mike Doughty, Kandace Springs and More Coming Up at City Winery

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Soul Coughing founder Mike Doughty, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs, The Rolling Stones' powerhouse backup vocalist Lisa Fischer and more.

The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 31 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.

Wasabassco Burlesque

Friday, September 29; 10:30 p.m.

$22/$25 (General Admission)

Wasabassco is world-renowned for its disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety. Bringing together retro-glam sophistication and a playful sense of humor, each show presents an eclectic range of jaw-dropping acts that change with every show.

Jackie Greene & Anders Osborne: Sitting Around, Singing Some Songs - Tourgether 2017

Saturday, November 4; 5:00 p.m. show added by popular demand; 8:00 p.m. show previously announced


Jackie Greene is the "G" in acoustic trio WRG with The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, as well as a frequent member of Dead bassist Phil Lesh's touring ensemble Phil Lesh & Friends. He's also an original guitarist of supergroup Trigger Hippy with Joan Osborne and Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Anders Osborne has toured virtually non-stop, either with his own band, as a solo artist, or as a guest with Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. For Greene and Osborn, impromptu "jamming" is second nature, so they've ditched their bands for some stripped down acoustic performances, each taking a turn with one of their songs with accompaniment from the other.

Kandace Springs

Thursday, November 16


Kandace Springs can assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Springs attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. The 27-year-old, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and pianist counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but, as evidenced by her sparkling full-length Blue Note Records debut Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.

Mike Doughty performs Soul Coughing's Irresistible Bliss

Saturday, November 18


Mike Doughty returns to City Winery Chicago with the largest band he's ever toured with (a cello/bass player, drums, another guitar player, an organ player, and a backing vocalist), performing Soul Coughing's legendary album Irresistible Bliss in its entirety and Doughty solo songs - but none are ever performed the same way twice. Each show consists of live remixing. Using hand gestures, Doughty improvises changes in what the musicians in the band are doing: stopping, starting, getting louder or quieter, changing their parts, repeating their parts. It's a simplified version of something Doughty saw John Zorn doing with avant-garde jazz in the 1990s, but adapted to be more along the lines of dance music or a hip-hop producer mixing tracks by bringing in the drums, dropping them out, and juggling the musicians like samples.

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Saturday, December 2


Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing backup for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt songs accompanied by her inventive band Grand Baton.

The unexpected success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Fischer's musical journey. The film told her story, complete with clips of her 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain," live footage of her legendary duets with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti. It showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, opened a window on her sometimes lonely life on the road, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more.

Michael McDermott's 6th annual "Mischief & Mistletoe"

Friday, December 22 with special guest Heather Horton

Saturday, December 23; 5:00 p.m. solo acoustic show & 8:00 p.m. with full band plus Canterbury Carolers


Described by author Stephen King as "one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock 'n' roll talent of the last 20 years," Michael McDermott's brand of rock 'n' roll brims with the kind of well-honed style and wisdom that can only come from a career on the road and a pedigree in the studio. Effortlessly blending natural folk sensibility, pop hooks and honest rock, McDermott's music is as much for the outcast as the congregation. It's an exploration of the dark corners of life's journey and it resonates middle class truths through the passionate filter of a kid that grew up on Chicago's Irish South Side.

City Winery also announces Clarence Bucaro opens for Dan Wilson on Sept. 23, Buddy opens for Ben Ottewell on Sept. 27, Matt Andersen opens for Los Lobos Dec. 10-11, and Future Stuff opens for Los Lobos Dec. 12-13.

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, August 31 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.

Mike Doughty, Lisa Fischer, Kandace Springs, Michael McDermott, Wasabassco Burlesque, Buddy, Matt Andersen, Future Stuff and Clarence Bucaro 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 We Banjo 3 (Aug. 29); Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer (Aug. 30-31); Deacon Blues with Paul Wertico (Sept. 1); Living Colour (Sept. 3, 6 & 9pm); Howard Hewett (Sept. 4, 7pm); Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan (Sept. 5-6); Jesse Colin Young (Sept. 7); Joe Purdy with Amy Vachal (Sept. 8); Makana & John Cruz (Sept. 9, 1pm); Ronnie Baker Brooks (Sept. 9); Story Jam Brunch (Sept. 10, 12pm); Ian Moore (Sept. 10); Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up (Sept. 11-12); Rami Kleinstein (Sept. 13); Ruthie Foster (Sept. 14); Vicente Amigo (Sept. 17-18); Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche (Sept. 19); Avery*Sunshine (Sept. 20-21); Terisa Griffin (Sept. 22); Dan Wilson (Sept. 23); Madeleine Peyroux with Dayna Kurtz (Sept. 24-25); Ben Ottewell (Sept. 27); Rik Emmett of Triumph (Sept. 28); Isaac Mizrahi: Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? (Sept. 29, 7:30pm); Arlo Guthrie (Oct. 1-3); HONEYHONEY (Oct. 4); John Popper with Katrina Woolverton (Oct. 6); Death of a Cannoli Salesman (Oct. 8, 12pm); Fastball (Oct. 8); Tommy Fleming (Oct. 9); The City Church of the Reverend Horton Heat (Oct. 11- 15); Incognito (Oct. 16, 7 & 9:30pm); An Evening with Randy Newman (Oct. 18-19); Henhouse Prowlers (Oct. 20); The Dayna Clay Band (Oct. 22, 1pm); Susan Werner (Oct. 22, 7pm); Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers with John K. Samson (Oct. 23); Teedra Moses (Oct. 24); Poco featuring Rusty Young (Oct. 25); Jeff Daniels with The Ben Daniels Band (Oct. 26, 7pm); Betches of Comedy Brunch (Oct. 28; 1pm); Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors with Lewis Watson (Oct. 28, 7 & 10pm); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch - Music of Latin America (Oct. 29, 12pm); Sons of the Never Wrong with Jonas Friddle (Oct. 29, 7 pm); David Crosby & Friends (Oct. 30-31); Lizz Wright with Lyric (Nov. 1-2); Tim Reynolds & TR3 (Nov. 3); Jackie Greene & Anders Osborne with Cris Jacobs (Nov. 4) The Accidentals with Jake Allen (Nov. 5, 11:30am); Victor Wooten Trio (Nov. 5, 5 & 8pm); An Evening with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (Nov. 6-7); Mariza (Nov. 8); The Revelers (Nov. 12, 1pm); Black Violin (Nov. 12, 5:30 & 8pm); Sharon Shannon (Nov. 13); Take Me to the River (Nov. 14); Loudon Wainwright III (Nov. 15); Loose Ends (Nov. 17, 7pm); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch - True Crime Radio Stories (Nov. 19, 12pm); Jackopierce with Marie Miller (Nov. 19, 7pm); The Verve Pipe (Nov. 24); Earl Klugh (Nov. 29, 6:30 & 9pm); Kurt Elling: The Beautiful Day (Nov. 25-26, 5 & 8pm); Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst (Dec. 3); Chicago Philharmonic Brunch - FairyTale Noël (Dec. 10, 12pm) and Los Lobos (Dec. 10-13).

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 92-point 2015 Verna's 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.

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