Brian Johannesen, Jonathan Timm, Ethan Samuel Brown

Brian Johannesen

Jonathan Timm

Ethan Samuel Brown

Tue · June 26, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Brian Johannesen
Brian Johannesen
Brian Johannesen makes music perfect for the open road. Maybe that’s because he’s traveled it so much. From Iowa City by way of Nashville by way of Iowa City by way of Chicago, Johannesen takes inspiration from the people and places he’s encountered along his journey. The result is gritty, hopeful Americana that swings and stammers and celebrates. Johannesen’s latest release Northern Town explores his favorite subjects—whiskey, women and wanderlust—over a rich foundation provided by a talented band of veteran Iowa musicians
Jonathan Timm
Jonathan Timm
Hailing from Northern Michigan, Jonathan Timm built a solid foundation in the Michigan folk scene, leading the songwriting efforts of Blackwater Valley Songs, Birches and The Jeremies and releasing 4 albums before making his move to Nashville in 2011. Once there, his longtime interest in classic rock and country flourished, and he began crafting heart-rending songs under his own name.

In 2016 Jonathan released his debut solo record, Fever Dream. There is a refreshing vulnerability in his voice that lends sentiment without dipping into sentimentality, but the tracks aren’t sparse. Buoyed by driving guitars, Wurlitzer, organ, full harmonies, haunting pedal steel from Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and keyboard from local session player Matt Rowland (Bobby Bare Jr.), Fever Dream conjures classic rock, alt-country and Americana without consciously bending to fit into any of them.

Jonathan returned to Michigan in 2017, assembled a new band, and continues to create music and tour. His next record "Grayman" is set for a June release.
Ethan Samuel Brown
Ethan Samuel Brown
Ethan's impressionable years were spent in his birthplace of the Appalachian slag heaps in Eastern Kentucky. Ingesting nights of moonshine soaked bluegrass parties through the young eyes of sobriety, he became obsessed with studying the poems and lyrics of folk musicians and authors who experienced a similar, timeless upbringing.

After jumping across the commonwealth and eventually landing on the other side of the Ohio river in Cincinnati, he embarked on a rigorous study of stringed instruments. At 18, he made the move to Nashville. There, He studied music production under many successful industry professionals on the historic Music Row. After spending a couple of years mingling through the east side of music city as an audio engineer and a concert promoter, he began pursuing a career as a solo artist, performing consistently at venues across the country and at festivals such as The Revival Festival and Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

Ethan later returned to Nashville and hand selected a core of music city professionals to back his centralized vision - a debut album. His album blends his Appalachian newgrass roots with hints from the influential greats such as Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan. Ethan Samuel Brown released "The Outset Lament" in September of 2017 through Isa + Jude.
Venue Information:
The Elbo Room
2871 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657
http://www.elboroomlive.com/