This Week: Tonight, Tyrone Wells brings his “Cover to Cover” tour to the club. East Nashville songwriter and “Outlaw Country” radio host Elizabeth Cook is here Friday at 8:30 p.m. with songwriter Don Gallardo.
This Weekend: Journalist Mark Caro teams up with songwriter Steve Dawson to discuss the creative process at our special matinee show on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Saturday night, Robbie Fulks brings together a crack band (Duke Levine, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Todd Phillips and Alex Hall) to perform songs from his recent album, Upland Stories , as well as music from his back catalog as well as new and unreleased songs. On Sunday, country-rock pioneer Jim Messina comes to SPACE for a special full-band concert.
Also this Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., SPACE partners with Evanston Oktoberfest, presenting music from The Dave Specter Blues Band and The Western Elstons. The beer festival takes place at 1818 Maple Ave., and features local vendors like Temperance Beer Co., Sketchbook Brewing and more.
Coming Up: Next Tuesday, Oct. 18, Maria Muldaur brings her New Orleans-flavored “Bluesiana” band to SPACE. Next Wednesday, Cuban jazz pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa performs with his trio in support of his new album, El Viaje. Minneapolis songwriter Mason Jennings returns to SPACE on Saturday, Oct. 22, in support of his most recent album, Wild Dark Metal. Louisiana bluesman Eric Lindell is here for a special solo show on Oct. 27. And Chicago native Eric D. Johnson (pictured) brings his revitalized Fruit Bats project to SPACE on Friday, Oct. 28.
On Sale Friday: Singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh (of Throwing Muses) comes to SPACE in December in support of her forthcoming release, Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, a double CD/book combination. Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats come to the club in support of sixth album, Absolute Loser, in October. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via evanstonspace.com.
This Week: Tonight, British soul group The James Hunter Six is here. On Friday, Megon McDonough and Eddie Holstein share an early show bill, while Minneapolis rockers Twilight Hours are here for the late show. Lau, “the most musically adventurous trio in British folk” (Guardian), make their SPACE debut for an early show on Saturday. Indie-pop band The Saint Johns are here for Saturday’s late show. Songwriters Anne Hills and Michael Smith return for a Sunday matinee. And critically acclaimed Nashville songwriter Rayland Baxter is here on Sunday night. A few reserved table seats have just been released.
Coming Up: Next Tuesday, Dave Specter welcomes Nicholas Tremulis as special guest in his Adventures in Guitar blues series. On Wednesday, avant-garde saxophonist Colin Stetson performs his experimental version of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony with his 12-piece ensemble. Cuban-American jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval returns next Thursday. Tickets are moving fast for Robbie Fulks on Oct. 15, featuring an all-star band performing material from his recent album, Upland Stories, and more. Read about it on Robbie’s great blog.
On Sale Friday: Soul singer Allen Stone will relive his troubadour days on his intimate fall tour, “My Favorite Songs, Favorite Stories,” which hits SPACE on Friday, October 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
Grammy-winning songwriter-guitarist Dave Alvin returns with brother Phil Alvin this fall, in support of their two recent collaborations, 2014’s Common Ground and last year’s Lost Time. Chicago country singer-guitarist Robbie Fulks returns to the club this fall in support of his new Bloodshot Records album, Upland Stories.
Oklahoma folk singer John Moreland — whose album High On Tulsa Heat was hailed by The New York Times as “starkly elegant, addressing sadness with clarity and directness” — returns to the club for a headline show this fall. Austin, Tex. newcomer Adam Torres is also here this fall. “Just a minute into hearing his voice I knew I was listening to a unique and astonishing talent,” writes NPR’s Bob Boilen.
Manx-born, Chicago-based bluesman Davy Knowles will celebrate his new album, Three Miles From Avalon, at the club this October. Moreland and Arbuckle, who released their Alligator Records label debut this year, are here this fall for a night of blues-rock. The Villalobos Brothers will help celebrate Mexican Independence Day at SPACE on Friday, Sept. 16.
Among the other new shows going on sale this week are Nashville a cappella group Street Corner Symphony with Andy Davis; all-star blues revue Chicago Women in the Blues; Liz Longley, whose new album, Weightless, is out in August; Anne Hills and Michael Smith; and Maria Muldaur.
Coming Up: Over The Rhine returns to the club this weekend with special guest Heather Maloney. Denver rock and rollers The Yawpers are here next Saturday, July 23rd, while fellow Bloodshot recording artist Cory Branan returns to the club on July 26. Looking ahead to August, up-and-coming New Orleans songwriters Kristin Diable and Luke Winslow-King share a bill on Aug. 4. And Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs is here with Charleston’s Susto on Aug. 10.