Dr. Kevorkian & The Volunteers

Dr. Kevorkian & The Volunteers

Started in 2006, Dr. Kevorkian & the Volunteers have played at bars, festivals, house parties, and venues all across Illinois. Progressive rock, funk, and blues stuffed into a blender creating a sound just as unique as our name.

Tiny Miles and the Big Kids (Album Release Party)

Tiny Miles & the Big Kids are a young, energetic blues trio hailing from Chicago,IL. Dedicated to performing original blues compositions as well as blues standards made infamous by the legendary masters. At a Tiny Miles music showcase, the audience can expect to hear memorable soul-stirring blues music that will get them moving and grooving.

Bones Jugs

Bones, jug, xylophone, kazoos, resonator guitar, banjo, double bass, drums, all sorts of noise makers. These are just some of the instruments Bones Jugs use to conjure up their eclectic acoustic sound. The group began in December 2012 with the vision of being a pop-up party on street corners, at farmers markets, in living rooms (and kitchens!), or amplified in a club. A jugband of sorts, with multiple one-man-bands woven together in a tapestry of delight. And the cherry on top? high speed, virtuosic, xylophoning. They began learning 1920's xylophone rags and arranging classic (and not-so-classic) Americana songs. After just a few public appearances it became clear that the group was too fun to be a side project. Listeners wanted to dance, sing, and laugh along as long as the tunes kept coming. The band could not resist.
In August 2013, Team Bones Jugs voraciously began to write and rehearse songs while also booking shows all over the midwest. New material poured out, fueling early mornings and late nights, writing and laughing, conjuring up ideas and bouncing them around. Now, under their belt is a varied mixture of originals and covers, a full length album, Party’s in the Kitchen, and more than 150 live performances.
The members of Bones Jugs have paved unique musical paths. Cody studied percussion performance at the University level where he built up his understanding and skills for performing a diverse collection of musical styles. Besides full immersion in the classical performance world, he worked hard in other schools of music. Cody’s writing style stems from his extensive study of percussion traditions from around the world. His playing, whether on drums, xylophone, banjo, bones or any other instrument within arm’s reach, displays this array of influences along with a pristine control of time and feel. Charlie Harris had less formal musical training, learning recreationally and in social settings. He has fully embraced the Americana tradition of hanging out on porches, calling some friends over and picking and grinning till the cows come home. This combined with his vocal stylings, crafted over years of seat concessions, yelling “Hot Dogs! PEANUTS!! Cracker Jacks!" at the top of his lungs at Wrigley Field, makes for his unique songwriting and musical perspective. The whole Bones Jugs team thrives on utilizing their individual strengths and interests to create something greater than the sum of their parts.
It's not world music nor folk music. It's not rock, blues, bluegrass, country nor jazz. It's not anything in particular. So, what is Bones Jugs?
It's Frank Zappa meets Spike Jones, it's Looney Tunes meets Nintendo. It’s seriously silly. It's a party. It's for dancing, for listening, for enjoying. It’s for adults. It’s for kids. It’s for everyone. Bones Jugs N Harmony believes music should bring joy, and they work hard to put this in every song. From the first note till the end they strive to send their joyful sound into the ears where it will quickly saturate the entire body. It's a frenzy of frivolity, a marvel of merriment. In short, it’s just loads of fun.



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