Mad Bread Presents: Roots Revival at Double Door with...Mad Bread
Mitch Mead, Can I Get an Amen, Leadfoot
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Mad Bread is a string band for the 21st century, playing a unique mixture of bluegrass, rock, folk and blues. The band blends traditional instruments with modern songwriting, creating innovative, genre-bending music that defies classification. At a concert, you'll hear them move effortlessly from boot-stompin' bluegrass jams, to psychedelic folk ballads, to Chicago-style blues-rock with stops everywhere in between.
Mitch Mead's songs are equal parts heartbreak and humor, misery and mirth, sci-fi and fantasy. And each one is roughly 25% alcohol by volume. This Michigan-born, Chicago-based singer/songwriter wields an energetic and highly literate brand of folk rock that is as much melancholy as it is euphoria. Call it what you will, this is folk music that refuses to sit down.
Can I Get an Amen
Dan and Evan met at the chicago school of violin making and got together to bust out some fiddle tunes and it was all downhill from there.
The two along with Jeff Yonkus took to the streets of Chicago with a simple agenda: play music, drink whiskey, and have fun. They succeeded in their task with the help of that insanely cheap Wild Irish Rose... or bum wine if you will.
From then on, the boys got better and better. The once simply-structured and straight-forward dance tunes took on a new structure, lyrically developed and musically complex, suitable for both the lone listener at home with a pipe as well as a room full of lightning-blooded dancers.
2010 saw the addition of john lane, with his grubby little hands fiddling in the cookie jars of any genre from noise rock to the most progressive of jazzes as well as the high-fallutin music of theory based genres. Also in the quest of audio domination Chanel Miller was enlisted for her rowdy and charismatic charms and the sheer volume of her sweet and sour vocals. This new incarnation of Can I Get an Amen plans on continuing the tradition while doing the most traditional thing with music: whatever sounds fuckin boss, and forcing this music down the un-gagging and generally accepting throats of their communal peers.
Leadfoot is a 4 piece hot-pickin' Chicago based band featuring Steve Haberichter on mandolin, Mike Vanier on acoustic guitar, Garrett Degnan on bass (upright and electric), and Mike Holtz on the cut-down Leadfoot mini drum kit playing 'Chicago-style post-bluegrass prairie stomp.' What is that you say? It's hard drivin', hot pickin', sometimes soulful, sometimes acoustically experimental, sometimes lonesome, rooted in a progressive acoustic setting, As Chicago musician Jaik Willis puts it, Leadfoot is "Chicago's freshest post-bluegrass with tasty...grooves served up spicey how you like it with lightening fast delivery." Known for their high energy shows, the music consists of stompin' originals, as well as their own versions of popular songs and traditional bluegrass tunes. Jammin' instrumentals and 3 part harmony vocals and fiery solos cement their sound. It is an organic acoustic sound that pleases the ear and gets the feet stompin'. Simply put, "GOOD MUSIC." Leadfoot has played all around the Midwest from Michigan to the Rocky Mountains playing with such bands as Railroad Earth, Drew Emmitt Band, Darol Anger, Sarah Watkins from Nickel Creek, Acoustic Hot Tuna, Bill Nershi and Honkeytonk Homeslice from the String Cheese Incident, Hot Buttered Rum, Particle, Split Lip Rayfield, Jeff Austin and Dave Johnson from Yonder Mt. String Band, Vince Welnick Band, Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, The Special Consensus, and The Iguanas to name a few.
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