Winter Slumber at Empty Bottle

**** Winter Slumber IV : Slumber’s Rest****
The final installment of our Winter residency to welcome the Spring
March 10th
12 PM
The Empty Bottle **** 1035 N Western

Al Scorch Winter Slumber Empty Bottle

      We’re ringing in the New Year by turning the Empty Bottle into our living room and inviting a damn respectable roster of Chicago musicians to be our guests.

Expect alternate instruments and room for improvisation as we we try out different textures and arrangements of tunes you know along with some new ones.

  Brave the cold, embrace the Slumber.

Jan 6th and 27th – 2 PM – FREE – 21+ – Empty Bottle – 1035 N. Western Ave

 


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11/21 WBEZ Live Broadcast and City Winery

We are excited to announce that we’ll be performing live on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio (91.5 FM) Wednesday November 21st on the Morning Shift.

Tune in from 8:50 to 10 am CST to hear us play in and out of segments and some full songs!

That very evening we’ll be at the City Winery opening for one of our banjo heroes Danny Barnes! With fellow Chicagoans the Waco Brothers closing out the night you’re in for a great show.

We’ll be Tweeting from the WBEZ studio that morning so follow us to know when we’re playing and when we’re being interviewed. Happy Turkey Day folks!

 

 

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South East Songwriters’ Tour!

Al Scorch Tour Donkey by Mary Clare Butler

Poster design by Mary Clare Butler

Al is taking to the road this month with fellow song-writer Adam McBride-Smith, bassist and Avett Brothers piano player Paul Defiglia, and Langhorne Slim drummer Malachi DeLorenzo. Should be a hoot! See SHOWS for details!

 

 


 

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Day Trotter

We sure love Illinois, our native state and home base, and we consider Day Trotter to be one of the greatest contributions our state  has made to music in the last decade. This session captures a great moment in time. Al and Cris on banjo and percussion, the constant of our sound. And two voices adding their own interpretation and heart to the songs: Nicole Baltrushes singing and fiddling and Paul Defiglia lending his bass and vocals. Ms. Baltrushes is now Dr. Baltrushes and lives in California where she is working on her family medicine residency. She is truly as kind and loving as her harmonies make her sound. Paul is a multi-talented musician and performer and is currently lending his skills to the Avett Brothers as they tour behind their new record The Carpenter. Whether piano, bass, or voice Paul adds presence and heart to everything he’s involved with.

    You’ll hear Nicky and Paul sing and play with us again, just stay tuned and keep listening.

Al Scorch & the Country Soul Ensemble

Online Store Now Open!

Thanks to the folks at the very artist and user friendly Big Cartel you can now buyTired Ghostly Town online on LP, CD or the very current “digital download”.

More goods like posters, t-shirts, and stickers come! Stay tuned!

Old School Soul

 So very excited to support Ralph on tour with my solo set!


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Tired Ghostly Town LP!

Today we kick off tour and we’d like to extend thanks to everyone for getting us going and the continued support. We are slugging it out everyday to bring you the music we love to make and you enjoy hearing. There’s not much money from the small labels we work with, no Kickstarters, no deep pockets. Everything we got we got with sweat and you make it possible by buying records and coming to shows. For that we cannot thank you enough. Thank you thank you thank you.

Today Tired Ghostly Town LP is available at fine record stores everywhere through Chicago Independent Distribution. So walk on in to your favorite wax-shack and ask the friendly clerk to please order you one of our fine records!

If you’re not into vinyl over the course of the next week or two  you can buy our album digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc . We’ll notify you when it’s up officially, it’s taking a little longer than we thought so hang in there pals.

At both our Chicago shows (Logan Hardware – 7 PM – All Ages , Cole’s Bar – 10 PM – 21+) we have got a great Country Soul Ensemble coming your way.  Al and Cris will hold it down as always and will be joined by the very talented Nicky Baltrushes sawing the fiddle and Justin Amolsch blowing trumpet and french horn.

Get ready for a double helping of double bass! Paul Defiglia is joining us for the first part of our tour and Oz is meeting us in DC when Paul takes off to join the Avett Brothers on tour. So that means tonight in Chicago you’re gonna get two amazing bass players playing on all your favorite Al Scorch songs. Add Nicky and Justin to the mix and we’re getting damn close to a Country Soul Orchestra!

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Do it yourself and JAM ECONO!

Hitting’ da road

Thought we’d put this up so you don’t gotta click around so damn much to see where we’re going…

May 21 Chicago               Logan Hardware Records In-Store (all ages – 7 pm)                                                               Cole’s Bar (21+ – 10 pm)

May 22 Rock Island,IL     Daytrotter

Iowa City, IA         The Mill

May 23  Kansas City, MO Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club

May 24  St. Louis, MO      Gramaphone

May 25  Carbondale, IL     Hangar 9

May 26  Chattanooga, TN  Sluggo’s

May 27 Athens, GA             Farm 255

May 28 Greensboro, NC    Pete’s House

May 29 Richmond, VA         Wingnut Bicycle Coop

May 30  Washington D.C.   Sirrius XM Radio Roots in Residence
Black Cat Backstage (Paul leaves, Oz joins)

May 31 Pittsburgh, PA        Thunderbird Cafe

June 1 Columbus, OH         Carabar

June 2  Cincinnati, OH        MOTR

June 3  Bloomington, IN     The Switchyard


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