Chicago, IL - May 7, 2015. For the eighth consecutive year, country singer, songwriter, drummer and America’s preeminent electric washboard player Lawrence Peters will be presenting A Day in the Country at Chicago’s most beloved venue, The Hideout.
This year, Peters has assembled a line-up of musicians from the entire spectrum of country music, from bluegrass and honky tonk to Cajun music and singer-songwriters. Performing from early in the afternoon until late in the evening on two stages (the "front porch" and the "backroom"), artists include headliner Chuck Mead (ex-BR549; Million Dollar Quartet music director) and His Grassy Knoll Boys, Derek Hoke, Sarah Potenza (season 8 contestant on The Voice and formerly of Sarah & the Tall Boys), The Siderunners, and Peters’ own group, The Lawrence Peters Outfit.
In addition to a dozen musical acts, concertgoers will be able to purchase barbeque (provided by Honky Tonk BBQ) and homemade pie from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits. The Lagunitas Brewing Company will provide this year’s featured beers.
A Day in the Country 2015 will take place on Sunday, June 14. Doors will open at 1PM CST and the scheduled performances will run from 2-5:10 PM on the front porch stage and from 5:15-11PM on the backroom stage. Tickets are $10 and The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia.
Take a listen to last year's interview with Lawrence Peters
More Info and the full line up:
Sunday, June 14th
The Hideout- 1354 W. Wabansia
Award winning barbeque by Honky Tonk BBQ
Delicious homemade pie by Bang Bang!
Featuring the beers of Lagunitas Brewing Company
Front porch stage:
2:00- 2:30- Hey, Chère!
2:40- 3:10pm- Blackest Crow
3:20- 3:50pm- Wandering Boys
4:00- 4:30pm- The Mountainaires
4:40- 5:10pm- Ground Speed
5:15- 5:45pm- Lonesome Still
6:00- 6:30pm- Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers
6:45- 7:30pm- Derek Hoke
7:45- 8:15pm- The Lawrence Peters Outfit
8:30- 9:30pm- Chuck Mead And His Grassy Knoll Boys
9:45- 10:15pm- Siderunners
10:30- 11:00pm- Sarah Potenza
As Music Director for the Broadway smash Million Dollar Quartet, Chuck began crafting the music arrangements during the show's original Daytona and Seattle workshop productions, supervised the musical performances for its 2008 Chicago opening, created new music material for the show's Tony-winning Broadway run, produced the original cast album, and oversaw the music for its smash 2011 premiere at London's Noël Coward Theatre.
Chuck's new album, Back At The Quonset Hut, was recorded at Nashville's legendary Quonset Hut Studio where Patsy Cline, George Jones, Merle Haggard Roger Miller, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and more cut some of country's greatest tracks. Produced by original BR549 producer Mike Janas and with the participation of students from Belmont University's College of Entertainment and Music Business, the album of classic covers features surviving members of Music Row's original 'A Team' studio musicians as well as guest appearances by Old Crow Medicine Show, Elizabeth Cook, Jamie Johnson and Bobby Bare. "It's been incredibly liberating to do all these things I've never done before," Chuck says. "I've already gone from the bars of Lower Broadway in Nashville to the Broadway stage, and the upcoming album is one of the most unique and rewarding projects I've ever been a part of. I'm looking forward to where it all brings me next".
Born in Brunswick Georgia - a self taught guitarist, composer, singer, and loner - Derek's first love was the theatrics of KISS, but not until his Grandfather planted the country music seed in his brain by playing it constantly while he was young. Not your dad's country, your granddad's country. The REAL country.
Nine years and three self-penned albums later, Sarah left the band and made her way to Nashville (East Nashville to be more precise) with her husband Ian Crossman to be a part of the booming Americana music scene and to make a name for herself.
That same passion for performing, authentic, heart-felt songwriting about real-life and that undeniable voice quickly put Music City on notice. In just over a year, Potenza has earned a spot among East Nashville royalty. She has performed and toured with the likes of Todd Snider, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Kevin Gordon and Derek Hoke while managing to land several coveted slots such as a feature performance at the historic and world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program
Currently, while not on tour, Sarah Potenza is working on her fourth album, which she is co-writing with Ian Crossman and booking shows across the country with her new band!
...dynamite harmonies and honest storytelling. At the heart of the band's formidable talent is the ability to write no-frills house-rockers.
- Jay Breitling - Splendid
...there's a snappy, fierce, Jason & the Scorchers-like energy in their songs that really comes out live, with shards of punk flying off their hard-drinking honky-tonk.
- Monica Kendrick - Chicago Reader
...superb debut, "Ain't Inventin' the Wheel," ... received critical kudos and led to the band's status as a popular live attraction
- Tim Shellberg - NWI Times
Chicago's Siderunners fondly remember the early days of Bloodshot Records and the so-called "insurgent country" movement. The difference between Ain't Inventin' the Wheel and its forebears is that the Siderunners eschew any veneer of irony...
- Michael Toland - High Bias
This album isnt your glitzy and glamorous Tim McGraw or Faith Hill country, this is your grandpas country where the boys drink whiskey from dirty glasses and chase it down with an ice-cold beer in a smoky bar.
- Randle Stevens - Innocent Words
Their finest moment came at the very beginning of their career, when they recorded the song "Poor Old Heartsick Me", with Nora O’Connor, for the album Poor Little Knitter On The Road. It was released in 1999, on Bloodshot records.
In the rest of their year-and-a-half together, Ground Speed played with Ralph Stanley, Split Lip Rayfield, Freakwater, Dale Watson, Jeff Tweedy, The Handsome Family, Rosie Flores, The Texas Rubies, Country Melvins, and The Blacks. They were fixtures at the great clubs and “happenings" of the day- Lounge Ax, The Hideout, Schubas, Pop’s On Chicago, The Drunk Redneck Variety Show, The A-Zone…
The band split in early 2001, but Lawrence Peters, Jason Labrosse, and Will Wall continued their partnership as ad-hoc film crew for bandmate George Goehl’s documentary King Of Bluegrass: The Life And Times Of Jimmy Martin.
This is their first performance in fourteen years.