Big Sadie Country Christmas

Big Sadie

Big Sadie is a Chicago-based acoustic band fronted by Elise Bergman (upright bass, vocals) and Collin Moore (guitar, vocals). Defined by rich, intricate harmonies and rustic yet sophisticated instrumental arrangements, Big Sadie takes a modern yet timeless approach to American roots music.

Bergman and Moore have been playing music together for over a decade. Through the years, the duo has amassed an extensive repertoire of bluegrass, old-time, early country, and blues. They introduce their first collection of original compositions with their debut album, Keep Me Waiting—recorded by Alex Hall, out May 19, 2017 on Spindle Tree Records.

Joining Bergman and Moore on the album are Big Sadie members Andy Malloy (banjo, vocals) and Matt Brown (fiddle, vocals). Long-time Big Sadie friend and collaborator, Jess McIntosh, sings harmony vocals on the title track.

After several appearances with the band, Malloy and Brown officially joined Big Sadie in mid-2016. With the addition of Malloy’s energetic and inventive banjo playing and Brown’s masterful fiddling, Big Sadie is quickly gaining recognition for their compelling songwriting, skillful playing, and dynamic live performance.

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Holiday Card Sale Benefiting Marwen Foundation

In a typical year, students from 54 of the city’s 57 zip codes and from more than 220 schools travel to Marwen, where they work under the guidance of professional teaching artists to build high-level technical, creative, and communication skills. Marwen offers a regular roster of college preparation courses and workshops, an intensive pre-college summer program, study trips to college campuses across the country, and unlimited individualized counseling sessions. Other opportunities for Marwen students include art-based career planning courses and workshops, paid employment opportunities, an internship program that provides on-the-job training, and an annual career day during which students meet professionals from a broad spectrum of fields, including architecture, graphic design, arts education, and filmmaking.


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