SAVE MORE BEES! Benefit and Fundraiser
Sunshine Daydream, Hot Bag O' Donuts, Monkey and the Engineers
107 W. Cook St., Ste G
Springfield, IL, 62704
Doors 2:00 PM
Watch & Listen
For over thirty years Tom Irwin has been taking life experiences, turning them into songs, and giving those songs life through performances and recordings. The 51 year-old singer-songwriter opened for Willie Nelson & Family at the 2001 Illinois State Fair Grandstand and has performed with many other popular artists. Readers of Illinois Times voted him Best of Springfield for musician (2007), solo musician (2004), male musician (2002), male vocalist (2001), and folk band (1994 & 1999).
Irwin works around 200 dates a year in diverse venues and various areas. He has released ten full-length recordings of original songs selling thousands of copies of his music. Carry Me Home, his most recent recording, released in October of 2007 on Clyded Records was produced by Gary Gordon with an all acoustic lineup of mandolin, dobro, fiddle, and standup bass. The host of Songwriters Circle, a weekly gathering of central Illinois tunesmiths, for over 10 years, Irwin also has performed nearly every Sunday for over 15 years at the Brewhaus in downtown Springfield, Illinois.
His music has been described as "a cross between Buddy Holly and Frank Zappa" by Gajoob magazine, "brilliant and lasting" by the Tucson Weekly, "enduring" by the State Journal-Register, "updated John Prine," by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and "good enough to smoke" by Supe du Jour of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.
You might laugh and cry, chuckle and squirm, tap your foot and nod your head, but you won't ignore or walk away untouched by this talented teller of stories through words and music.
Murder of Crowes
Murder of Crowes first started performing together in the fall of 2011 as an acoustic trio. The group has evolved over time and most shows feature a five or six piece band with special guests adding to the sound nightly. Over the years they have played a variety of local events including First Night Springfield, Downhome Music Fest, The Old Capitol Blues & BBQ and many other bars, private partys, benefits and festivals.
The band brings a new spin on classic songs by the likes of Taj Mahal, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Merle Haggard, Steve Earl and more! Be sure to flock on by the next time they are in your area!!
Sunshine combines the music of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band into a one-of-a-kind funky dance party with the occasional non-dead song intertwined to form their signature Grateful Dead Frankenset. Based in Springfield IL, Sunshine Daydream plays music from every era of the dead sure to excite the purist and casual dead heads alike.
Hot Bag O' Donuts
Hot Bag O' Donuts loves you and wants to be your baby! Hot Bag O' Donuts wants you to dance and frolic! Hot Bag O' Donuts wants you to have a good time and will jump around and play songs to make that happen!!
Remember, cigarettes will kill you, but Hot Bag O' Donuts makes you stronger!
"HBoD, truly a Spfld musical delicacy. Always chock full of diversity and sonic surprises. Highly recommended. A+++" - Don White of SoHo Music Festival
"There are many bands playing original music in the area, but few are more original in character and sound than Hot Bag O’ Donuts." - Tom Irwin of Illinois Times
$5 Suggested Donation
Tickets Available at the Door
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