04 October, 2012
Yes folks, it somehow is time once again for another midwest Autumn. In the dry Northwet, the tree colours are gorgeous. There's no sign of rain yet and fires are still raging, but the slant of Harvest time light is splendicious and wondrous so it was time to catch that ol' Eastbound Rocket Train and make some music with the Heartland tribes. No surprise to see the colours are already amazing here too.
Here is where you'll find me doing what I love best, twanging that guitar and spinning stories.
Check in for updates often as things change. If you don't see a performance close to where you live on this list, Email me for house concerts, wordless guitar gigs and ideas of all sorts for musical spontaneous combustion. Want to host a concert for your friends in your own home? Just click www.QTNRG.org and email suggestions and requests there.
Visit the new Guitarred and Feathered Bandcamp page where you can listen to the whole album free and download high res tracks i three formats. I plan on posting special collections of rare unreleased QTN tracks there too soon too. www.brianqtn.bandcamp.com
Hope to see you all this tour somewheres or another. Playing live music for real human people is an amazing privilege.
Studio this winter to record a new singing disc? Watch this space for more.
Here's dates and times and raisins and figs...
•• SUNDAY OCTOBER 7...GROVEFEST ••
GLENVIEW IL...THIS WEEKEND! My stage set is 11:55 am and later on at 2:45 pm in the Kennicott Courtyard without a PA. Both are energetic fun. I've played this fest more than 15 years. Music outdoors and food, a gorgeous autumn day and wonderful folks!
The Grove National Historic Landmark is at 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL 60025. Phone is 847.299.6096
•• SATURDAY OCTOBER 13...GALLERY CONCERT at THE ARK GALLERY ••
SAUGATUCK, MI –– 7:30 pm An evening of two sets in this unique space of art and beauty. The All Walnut Show will be featured too and there'll be wall to wall nuts so come cashew in. This venue is not wheechair accessible as there is a flight of stairs. Tickets are sliding scale $5 - $15 with no one turned away for lack of $$. All ages are welcome.
The Ark Gallery, 6248 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, MI 49453. 269.857.4210
•• SATURDAY OCTOBER 20... at FIRST LUTHERAN COFFEEHOUSE ••
ROCK ISLAND, IL –– 7 pm Two sets with Chris Dunn opening in the beautiful Parish House. I look forward to playing this place each year. Always good to hear Chris Dunn and the community people are wonderful.
First Lutheran Rock Island 1620 20th St., Rock Island, IL 61201 309.788.9661
•• FRIDAY OCT 26...THE EDGE ••
CRETE, IL –– 6:30 pm A very little coffeehouse in Crete not far from the old Teapots Café. Come early for good seats.It fills up FAST.
1366 Main St. www.theedge-coffeehouse.com
•• FRIDAY NOV 2...COUSIN ANDY'S COFFEEHOUSE ••
CARBONDALE, IL –– 7:30 pm It's been a few years since I visited the folks at Cousin Andy's and I am looking forward to it this year. Carbondale is a gorgeous place by the river.
515 Orchard Drive Carbondale, IL 62901- the corner of Orchard and Schwartz St. www.cousinandy.org
•• FRIDAY NOV 9... THE BUZZ ••
OAK PARK, IL – 6:30 pm All ages welcome. Sharing the evening with the one and only Jano Brindisi! The Buzz is a small all-ages venue close to my new nephew Charlie's home so I'll get to see him too! A bountiful harvest of song and I am looking forward to this one especially.
905 S. Lombard Ave, Oak Park, IL. 60304 708.524.2899 www.thebuzzcafe.com