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Tyler Ramsey w/Special Guest Dave Sills

SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston

I always love playing at SPACE - a fantastic sounding room, run by some great humans. I'll be opening for the talented Mr. Tyler Ramsey, former lead guitarist and co-writer for Band Of Horses, in town to support his latest solo album, For The Morning. I'll be supporting my new album, The Stars That Hang Above. Doors open at 7, I hit the stage at 8.

Reserved Table Seat $22/General Admission Limited Seating $15

Celebrating The Big Life of Michael Heaton

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Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

Mike was a talented singer-songwriter, and just one of the nicest humans you could ever meet. He was taken far too soon, at only 53, by cancer. I have the honor of joining his bandmates to sing a few of his tunes at this celebration of his life. Event starts at 7, music begins at 9. A $10 suggested donation at the door will go to help 3 year old Wrenley Pavels in her fight against idiopathic aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder. Do your soul some good and join us!

Nov17

The Stars That Hang Above - record release show

The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave, Aurora, IL

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! At long last, my new album, The Stars That Hang Above, is done! Official release date is 11-15-2019. Join us a few days later at The Venue in Aurora, IL. The Venue is a cool new spot opened up by the Fox Valley Music Foundation. Great sound and nightlines, and yes, they serve adult beverages (if you are so inclined). We will have vinyl and CDs of the new album available for sale at the show. I'll be performing with my band, Chris Walke (lead guitar), Justin O'Connell (drums), and Adam Gardner (bass). We're really excited to play the new album (and some of your old favorites) for you. Our good friend Dave Ramont will be opening the show for us.

$12 reserved/$8 general admission ($15/10 at the door)

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Posthouse Pictures
Are you wondering who is responsible for the "Life Without Love" video? Well, it was Posthouse Pictures. I had a great experience working with director Kevin Otterness & producer Brian Tedeschi on the video. From 'concept' through 'completion' or anywhere in between, Posthouse Pictures is an independent motion picture company whose charter is to develop and produce groundbreaking cinematic productions covering a wide range of genres. They provide high quality, low-cost production services to all filmmakers enabling them to realize their vision and create shows that can educate, enlighten and excite audiences. (okay, I stole that last part from their website, but it's true).
Sam Miller Photography
The photos for Waiting Room were all shot by Sam. He's got a great eye for composition and tone. I had the title chosen already when I was looking at his photos and I saw the image that became the cover. The same thing has happened with the new album.
Christine Sneed
In addition to being a wonderful human being, Christine is also a very talented (and award winning) author of fiction and poetry. One of her pieces was selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2008. In 2009, she won the AWP's Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. Her short story collection, Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry, will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in November 2010 - you should buy it.
Winter and Construction
Graphic designer Susan Fireside worked her magic on the sleeves for Sometimes Nothing and and Waiting Room. She also does websites, logos, product packaging, brochures, etc. If you need a great designer, check out her work - and tell her Dave Sills sent ya!