Dunn Dunn Fest Night Three!
The Giving Tree Band
The Shams Band (As RATTLED A Traveling Wilburys Tribute), Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds
2424 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60614
This event is 18 and over
The Giving Tree Band
Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel . A band's band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - approaching each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. The most common word among reviews is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room, and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.
"Their own folk sound...new and refreshing"
"The folksy bliss is the sound of a group playing as one"
"Joyous and unrestrained...The Giving Tree Band is the real deal"
(The Huffington Post)
The Shams Band (As RATTLED A Traveling Wilburys Tribute)
Music is supposed to be fun, exciting, thought provoking and daring. On every live performance, The Shams Band makes sure that their audience leaves each concert with a personal feeling of satisfaction. Drawing heavily from their Kinks, Rolling Stones, and Wilco influences, singer/songwriters Biggins/Gulyas create distinct, personal songs. Once completed with unique four-part harmonies, the songs
come to life, tell stories, and send audiences singing all the way home.
The Shams Band features music trapezing the line between blues, country, and pop music. They have opened for national acts Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
The Shams Band is the epitome of a "do-it-yourself" group. They get every audience excited and dancing from their catchy hooks and rock 'n roll atmosphere. It's whiskey-driven. It's a party. It's rock 'n roll with a banjo.
Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds
The elusive Sam Doores & Riley Downing with the backing band The Tumbleweeds are a honky-tonk, old country-blues, early R&B, and gospel-influenced New Orleans band. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, often performing alongside New Orleans' Hurray for the Riff Raff. In May 2012, Sam & Riley played New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, while Riley was tapped to open for the Alabama Shakes’ 2012 fall tour. In October 2012, the band released Holy Cross Blues, which was recorded at Nashville’s Bomb Shelter with Andrija Tokic, who co-produced Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls and Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Look Out Mama. Holy Cross Blues reaches a bit further back into American history to early blues, gospel, folk, and country. Here you’ll find the call-and-response-style field song "I Got Found”, Downing's old west lament, "Throw Another Cap on the Fire," and a ‘60s folk/doo-wop version of Abner Jay’s “I’m So Depressed.” Holy Cross Blues seems to capture some of the “thin, wild mercury” of Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde sessions--the sound of 3:00 a.m. The band’s live show is a must see for fans of Shovels & Rope, Alabama Shakes, and the Felice Brothers.