Autumn Shows and Workshops

Phil Angotti & Tommi Zender @ Sketchbook Brewing, Skokie IL Labor Day Weekend

Well I’ve certainly let this place go in the past half year. Let’s catch up! I played a few great shows with Steve Dawson & The Lucid Dreams, including a road trip to St.Louis opening for The Jayhawks! We started production on my friend Matt Tiegler’s new album (at King Size with John Abbey). I snuck in a great duo show with my old pal Phil Angotti at Sketchbook Brewing (pictured above) and did some drumming with Dan Holohan Band at Ye Ol’ Montrose Salon. And a whole lot more but hey, here’s what’s coming next:

Friday Oct 7 Neil Young Songbag @ Old Town School of Folk Music, 7:30-9 pm IN PERSON, in Lincoln Square. Participants take home a generous packet of songs. Sign up link above.

Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young in concert, circa 1970. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Also at OTS in November… Friday Nov 18, Autumn Beatles Songbag 7:30pm IN PERSON and Saturday Nov 19, ONLINE Fretboard Geography Workshop 1:00-2:30pm The last session of classes for 2022 starts October 24th… advance sign up recommended (Beatles Acoustic, Guitar 4ever, Folk Rock Acoustic, Eclectic Electric Ensemble, and Wilco Acoustic Songbook ONLINE are the classes I’ll offer)

I joined a new band! The new album by Push Puppets “Allegory Grey” is available as of September 30 via BANDCAMP. Check it out! We’ll be playing the new record and more at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights Friday Oct 14. Limited seated tickets avail here. Don’t miss it!

Steve Dawson & The Lucid Dreams @ Fitzgeralds Friday Nov 11 Get tickets… you need to hear this wonderful band. Steve Dawson, Alton Smith, Tommi Zender, John Abbey, Larry Brown & Diane Christiansen. Last show for awhile. Jess Robbins (Course) opens.

Steve Dawson & The Lucid Dreams opening for The Jayhawks, St Louis MO

Sunday October 16 @ Jarvis Square Pottery with Cynthia Marchant (opening set by Heidi Serwer) Tz will be drumming/percussing along with Steve Dawson, John Abbey, & pedal steel by Greg Schultz.

Tommi Zender plays Music of Paul McCartney @ Glenview Public Library, Sunday Nov 13, 2pm FREE with sign-up

Dan Holohan Band Saturday November 19th, HAPPY HOUR show 5:30pm @ Montrose Saloon