Just updated my Reverbnation!

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Playing at a Benefit for Drummond Montessori School 10/3!

Hey everyone!

I’m excited to be playing a benefit show with Dan Bitney and Sima Cunningham this Tuesday, October 3rd, at The Hideout. Our goal is help bring the Chicago Children’s Choir to the school. You can grab tickets here.


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Half Stop video session!

Al Scorch Half Stop Sessions

 

Interesting write-up and beautiful video Half Stop captured. Watch and read here.

 


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Haven’t posted my soundcloud in awhile…

If you are a first time visitor and want to get a free intro into my music, go to Soundcloud and take a listen.

Cheers!
Al

 

 


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Dying Scene talks about the weirdest video + coolest video Al’s made so far!

Al Scorch Everybody Out Music Video Dying Scene

Kind words from Dying Scene.

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Steve Earle

It was rad to play with Steve Earle in Chicago last week. I was like, “Can I take a picture with you, is that lame?” He was like, “No man, it’s totally cool, I have a picture of me with Willie Nelson in my phone right now.”  Looking forward to crossing paths again…
Al with Steve

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In the Woods – Barn Session

In the Woods Festival in the UK is an enchanted confluence of musicians, sculpture, video installation, camping, and community meals. We were so stoked to be part of its 10th anniversary! Thanks to Hinako, Joel, and Gus from alt-J for inviting us into this special community of beautiful creative music lovers! Here’s us ripping Pennsylvania Turnpike in a Barn Session.

 

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Winter Slumber 2017

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It’s time for our annual Winter residency at the Empty Bottle in Chicago! 5 years running this is one of our favorite traditions!

 


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Year End Press Round Up!

Got a bunch of nice press this year. Thought we’d look back on some kind words…


Chicago Reader

Al Scorch Chicago Reader Roots Music ArticleAl Scorch plays the banjo like he knows the most scenic spots on the Appalachian Trail”

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PopMatters
Al Scorch Pop Matters Banjo Country Music“At the same time, you know he lives in a time once graced by Jason Molina. Al Scorch has some of that purity about him, sounding like a soul too fragile for the weight of this world.”

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The Onion A.V. Club

Al Scorch debut AV Onion News Banjo Music FolkFor years, Chicago-based musician Al Scorch has been the living embodiment of how punk’s spirit has crossed over into other genres of music.”

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All Music

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Brooklyn Vegan

Al Scorch Brooklyn Vegan Punk Bluegrass Article AlbumChicago singer/songwriter Al Scorch has a sound influenced by old timey country and bluegrass but also raw driving punk. It sometimes sounds like a more bluegrass version of Neutral Milk Hotel.”

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Musical Bike Tour Article by Chi-Streets Blog!

Al Scorch Biking Musical Tour Streets Blog Chicago

Hope everyone had fun on the bike tour! Hope to do it again soon. Biking is one of the best ways to keep cities clean and to be environmentally friendly. Check out this article on it here.


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