Voting Videos for Chicago’s 2023 Mayoral Race!


I produced these get-out-the-vote songs and videos for Chicago’s Mayoral Runoff. Chicago has now elected a progressive mayor for the first time in 40 years and it feels very hopeful around here.

Losing candidate Paul Vallas was quoted as saying he hates House Music, say what? We had to clown on him for that, and let him know that HouseMusic is the heartbeat of Chicago!

Paul Vallas Hates House Music – by Al Scorch / Charlie Malave / Hawk Coleman

Paul Vallas Hates House Music – Write up in Block Club Chicago

Lovely write up from Block Club Chicago about how Charlie, Hawk, and I made an election season banger. We were part of a groundswell of artists that helped get out the vote for Chicago’s new progressive mayor-elect Brandon Johnson

and of course check out the song and video itself!

Ohiolina Music Festival 2021

Honored to be playing Ohiolina Music Festival 2021 tomorrow just outside of Columbus, OH with Dom Flemons, The Tillers, and Charlie Parr. Thanks for inviting me to share some songs and stories!

Playing a set Friday evening at 9:40 pm and holding a workshop on dropthumb banjo technique and songwriting Saturday morning at 11 am. Looking forward to this fine weekend of music amongst the trees of Ohio’s late golden summer.

West Coast tour with Pokey LaFarge!

Al Scorch

Al Scorch, Jess McIntosh (fiddle), and Hannah Fidler (bass)  Photo by Alexis Ellers

Catch us out on the road with our old pal from the Midwest, Pokey LaFarge!

May 2 – Dubuque, IA – The Lift – w/ Lavender Country 
May 3 – Sioux Falls, SD – Total Drag Records 
May 4 – Rapid City, SD – Harriet and Oak
May 5 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
May 6 – Taos, NM – Ennui Gallery
*May 8 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater 
*May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
May 10 – Davis, CA – Davis Live Music Collective
*May 11 – Santa  Cruz, CA – Catalyst
*May 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
*May 14 +15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
*May 16 + 17 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
May 18 – Missoula, MT – Union Hall Ballroom
May 20 – Minot, ND – Blue Rider
May 22 – Fargo, ND – the Aquarium

* = w/ Pokey LaFarge


Recent Info, Merch, Music:
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Al Scorch joins Tyler Childers at SPACE Evanston

When Tyler Childers comes to Chicago he likes to party with Mr. Al Scorch! The lads had a grand old time at SPACE Evanston with Pacifico Beer! Photos by Victoria Sanders