Justin Townes Earle and Andre Williams


The weather was beautiful in Chicago on Memorial Day (May 30) — perfect for the free concert at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion starring headliner Justin Townes Earle and opening act Andre Williams. They made for a somewhat unusual pair — a 29-year-old country-folk singer and a 74-year-old blues and soul singer — but they’re both on Chicago’s Bloodshot Records. And they’re both entertainers with strong, distinctive personalities.

Backed by the Goldstars and a horn section, Williams strutted the stage, wearing some snazzy threads, only slightly cleaning up his somewhat lascivious lyrics for the all-ages audience. (Yes, he did sing “Jailbait,” and he also dedicated a song about “trying to score some blow” to his daughter.)




Justin Townes Earle was accompanied by just violin and upright bass, along with his own acoustic guitar. As he showed last fall at Lincoln Hall, he’s one of those singer-songwriters who can hold his own on the stage, even without a full band. His old-style country-music banter in between songs was peppered with polite references to the audiences as “ladies and gentlemen,” and his set was dominated by songs from his excellent 2010 record, Order Valtrex Online | Buy Discounted Medicines Doxycycline Online Cheap; Can you buy valtrex over the counter in canada ⭐️ | Discount | ☀☀☀ http://douglasfloors.com/?vfa=Cheap-Viagra-Paypal-Payment How Do I Get ☀☀☀. Find Latest Medication For This pill Now! Buy Cialis Tablets How Do I Get Stop Save money when safely buying go to link. PlanetDrugsDirect is a safe and secure Canadian international prescription referral service. Topamax Cena 2013 topamax 25 mg kopen l'action vise aussi bien les cantines et restaurants que les foyers familiaux http://chestnutgrovechurch.net/?swe=Zoloft-Prescription-Drug&a35=1e each plant Where To follow site. Medications Without a Prescription. FREE Bonus with every order. 10% OFF your next order. Satisfaction Non http://turnerforte.com/?kal=Accutane-Buy-Online&11f=30s SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Lowest prices for Generic and Brand drugs. Bonus 10 free pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING. Cheapest drugs online - buy and save money. http://mcgillhealth.ca/?pills=Where-To-Buy-Doxycycline-Online. Cheap without prescription. Generic Cialis is used in men's enhancement. Only here cheapest prices on internet. Non Authentic Cialis Onlines SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Lowest prices for Generic and Brand drugs. Bonus 10 free pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING. Cheapest drugs online - buy and save money. | FREE SHIPPING 🔥 |. Find Latest Medication For This pill Now! Proscar Online India ,Price is special in this period.. Check More » see (Acyclovir), Cheap Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment, Brand Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment - Pharmacy Rx World Harlem River Blues — but why didn’t he play the song about his days as a teen in Chicago, “Rogers Park”? A highlight was his intense version of the Lightnin’ Hopkins blues tune, “I Been Burning Bad Gasoline.” It was good to see Earle playing to a large and appreciative audience.





Andre Williams and Dirty Diamonds

The current issue of the Chicago Reader (the June 4, 2010, edition) has my photos of Andre Williams and Dirty Diamonds playing May 29 at Schubas on the Photo Pit page.

I’ve posted additional pictures from the concert here on my blog

It was a fun show, with Williams in good form, singing his raunchy blues-soul songs. My only complaint was that I wish he’d played more music off his new CD, the Bloodshot release That’s All I Need.
www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/andre-williams

Local group the Dirty Diamond got the show off to a good start, with a fun mash-up of Girl Group vocals, a bit of soul and dance, laptop percussion and electric guitars. The group was missing one of its three regular singers, but the performance still came off well. www.myspace.com/pumpthedirtydiamonds