Mad Bread

Mad Bread

Mad Bread is a string band for the 21st century. The music is 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.
The Chicago-based band was formed 2006, starting out as 3 roommates just pickin' in the living room. The band began gigging in early 2007 and has brought their unique sound to dozens of venues across the city of Chicago and the Midwest. When performing, the band's philosophy is simple: the audience should enjoy listening as much as the band enjoys playing. It's all about having a good time.

Mad Bread's second album Tune Back In was released in November 2010 and is currently available at shows or online (iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby). Mad Bread's debut album, Southport & Eddy, was released in January of 2008, also available at shows and online.

Cousin Bones

Influences:
John Lee Hooker, Nick Cave, Sabbath, Hendrix, Zappa, The Black Keys, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Howling Wolf, Saul Williams, The Who, Ten Years After, Aurthur Brown, Yes, William Elliot Whitmore, Tom Waits, Les Claypool, Beat Literature, the pain in my gut and the ringing in my ears, etc.

Robert Rolfe Feddersen

Robert Rolfe Feddersen is a singer/songwriter from Crown Point, IN. On his latest record "American Loser" (recorded by Steve Albini) Robert tackles the struggles of the working class. Never one to shy away from his true feelings in song, the title track speaks what most of us feel in tough and uncertain times. Robert's songs have appeared in numerous films and television shows. An emerging voice in Americana/Folk-Rock.

"If David Lowrey (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) went on a true country kick, this is what he'd sound like." – The Chicken Fish Speaks
"That I listened to the entire CD without stopping says a lot for the music of Robert Rolfe Feddersen" – Rich Palmer, Audio Gumshoe
"Feddersen seems almost relieved his stint as a certifiable rock star are behind him. His music these days is far removed from the hard rock of his Loudmouth-era". – Tom Lounges, NWI Times
#1 "Pearls To Swine" by Robert Rolfe Feddersen. -- Top 30, Folk Festival Radio.

Shawn James & the Shapeshifters

Born in 1986 in the south side of Chicago, Shawn James had a hardworking, kind mother and a gambling, abusive, drunk father. He grew up singing in church and was drawn to the emotional and ethereal power that music could have over people. It was there that he found his escape and learned how to harness his unique, soulful voice.
Shawn now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas and plays a mix of haunting folk and hard-hitting soulful blues. You might catch him playing on the street in the rain some night, rockin at a bar while you get rowdy, or you might just find him performing an intimate set for friends at a house show. No matter where you see him, just make sure you have your eyes and ears open, his performance will be one you won't forget.

2013 will be busy for Shawn.shawn james

The Wolf is the first in a set (The Shapeshifter Trilogy) of 3 concept EPs that Shawn James is releasing in 2013 under the name Shawn James & the Shapeshifters.
The Wolf is a haunting, folk story of a man who was raised by wolves. Shawn's unique, powerful songwriting mixed with the beautiful, orchestral layers of the Shapeshifters makes for an unforgettable musical experience.

He plans to release The Bear in the springtime and says that it will have more of an old, rowdy, blues sound with swampy, slide guitar.

The Hawk is planned for the fall of this year and will be written on piano.

Shawn James is definitely one to watch in 2013.

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Mad Bread with Cousin Bones, Dukes of Hancock, Robert Rolfe Feddersen, Shawn James & the Shapeshifters, Jordan-Morg...

Sunday, October 20 · 3:00 PM at Reggies Music Joint