Big weekend coming up for Overman, friends. On Saturday, December 1st, the center of the universe is at The Empty Bottle in Chicago with Overman, The Velcro Lewis Group (Chicago), and The Stone Foxes (San Francisco). The Stone Foxes have been making some serious noise across the country with their brand of swampy blues rock. This should be one hell of a show. We go on at 10pm sharp, and will be kicking off the set with a brand new song called "Slow Your Engine Down." BUY TICKETS HERE.
The night before, on Friday, November 30th, we'll be at Mackey's Hideout in McHenry, IL with our good friend and fellow Widow's Peak alum Jack Avery's Kin. He plays solo with a variety of instruments and writes a wide range of dynamic, tasteful, foot-stomping songs. Please come in time to see him, as well. The show starts at 9:30pm. Mackey's has a roadhouse type vibe, and has done a lot to support original music. They also offer free popcorn and a variety of craft beer.
In regards to The Empty Bottle show: Over the past 2 years, we've had the immense pleasure of playing many places across the Great Midwest, high, low, and in-between, but have consciously and strategically not focused our attention on Chicago. As of late, however, we're starting to rekindle our relationship with one of the world's greatest cities. This Saturday we have the opportunity to leave a mark on one of the premiere venues in the city and play in front of the city's tastemakers. We'll not only be representing Overman, but also this Midwest surge of Roots/Americana/Good music that has existed, for the most part, outside of Chicago. The Widow's Peak, Muddy Roots, FarmFest, etc… collective. So…WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
The progress we've made in the past 2 years is incredible, but we still feel like we have a long way to go. We want to be champions of a movement that bridges the gap between Good Music and Popular Music. So get out there and support live, original music, buy merch, tip the bands, tell them what you like about their music, share CDs with your friends. Every bit counts. We're not doing this for our health and we don't take it lightly, but we see its value in a culture that is losing its attention span and forgetting that music is supposed to mean something. It can and should have something to say, and can make a difference. American music isn't what's popular today, it exists in the sweat on our instruments and in the ink in our pens.
We hope to see you soon. Thank you.