How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career
Sep01

How Disappointment Turned into a Blessing For Jacob Powell’s Music Career

Rising country artist, Jacob Powell, played on the Whiskey Jam stage at the 2018 Windy City Smokeout in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his performance, I caught up with Powell to chat all things music. He divulged on his early days as a musician, and how a tremendous disappointment in his career turned into a blessing that led him to where he is today. We’re at The Windy City Smokeout; this weekend’s home for the best beer,...

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Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed
Aug20

Eli Young Band and Tyler Rich Captivated Chicago in Sold-Out Show at Joe’s on Weed

Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, Illinois, was home to another sold-out show featuring Eli Young Band headling, with Tyler Rich as the opener, on July 27, 2018. This was a stand-out night with two spunky* artists providing a night full of captivating entertainment. Tyler Rich has been named a CMT Listen Up Artist, and after watching him perform at Joe’s, I can see why. His set contained some fiery new songs, such as...

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10 Bests of Windy City Smokeout
Jul28

10 Bests of Windy City Smokeout

The fifth annual Windy City Smokeout kicked off a three-day weekend full of the best BBQ, beer, and country music, nestled by the Chicago River and offering beautiful views of the Chicago skyline. Though there are several country music festivals throughout the nation, the Windy City Smokeout isn’t another cookie-cutter country music festival; it is known to non-stop WOW all of your senses and you’ll leave feeling...

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Justin Adams’ Latest EP Will Expand Your Musical “Horizon”
Jul11

Justin Adams’ Latest EP Will Expand Your Musical “Horizon”

If you’re on the search for something less “bro country” sounding, then Justin Adams’ latest EP, Horizon, might be your new favorite. You’ll find an eight-song collection of tunes that mesh 90’s country music with a contemporary feel. Part of that composition comes from Justin Adams’ voice, which is a little bit of modern country with a dab of traditional country; a familiar, yet unique sound which is prevalent all throughout this EP....

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The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018
Jul03

The Top 8 Lakeshake Memories of 2018

The fourth-annual Country Lakeshake set a record-high attendance for itself and was perhaps the wettest, muddiest, and most fun year yet. For those who aren’t familiar, Country Lakeshake is Chicago’s country music festival that boasts the city’s skyline backdrop, which was seen clearest from the lawn area or up high on the chair swings, all set to the hottest live country music playlist. The headliners this year were Blake...

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