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Gerald Dowd's Song Of The Month Club featuring Dave Sills

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FitzGerald's Sidebar, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL

Excited to share that I will be the “special guest” for February’s Song Of The Month Club. “What’s a Song Of The Month Club,” you ask? Well, it is my good friend/former drummer/occasional co-writer Gerald Dowd’s monthly show at the fabulous FitzGerald’s Sidebar in Berwyn, where both he and his guest have to debut brand new songs. Gerald will kick things off with a solo set, then I’ll do a solo set, and then we’ll kick it into gear when we take the stage together and are joined by my band (Chris Walke, Justin O’Connell, and Adam Gardner)!

Now, I know what you’re thinking. It’s a Thursday. It’s a late start. You have to go to work the next morning. You’ll be tired. But wouldn’t you rather be tired at work because you went out and heard some great live music the night before? Of course you would. I’ve checked the rules, turns out you CAN go out and have fun during the week.

Hey, did I mention there’s barbecue? Yep, delicious barbecue from Babygold BBQ (they even have stuff for vegetarians). Come a little early and eat next door or order from a table in the Sidebar.

Awesome live music (including two world premieres), tasty eats, a cornucopia of adult libations… what’s not to like? So c’mon and get your butt to Berwyn!

See you there, DS

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

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Main Stage - Belmont & Broadway, Broadway from Belmont to Hawthorne, Chicago

I'm so pleased to be back out performing live and happy to be doing it at the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. I'll be joined by stalwarts Chris Walke and Adam Gardner. Our good pal Gerald Dowd is being kind enough to fill in behind the kit (Justin O'Connell sends his regrets). We're going to play a few new ones and (hopefully) your old favorites. Then stick around, because at 5PM, Gerald switches from sticksman to frontman as he leads his own band in a set. See website for Parking info.



Quite impressive.” - Grammy & Emmy nominated singer-songwriter & film/tv composer

— Peter Himmelman

Simply put, Dave Sills is a great artist and 'Sometimes Nothing' is a great record. When I first got a hold of Dave Sills' 'Sometimes Nothing' CD, I was not expecting to find something that I connected to so much. But, as a music fan, I think that's the beauty of a really great artist - they make you feel things you didn't expect...and you dig it. For starters, Dave has one of those voices that you get all lost in. At times there are hints of (early, solo) Ryan Adams and sometimes a little Jakob Dylan. It's familiar without drawing direct comparisons. And then there's the songwriting. Take, for instance, "Flawed Magic" where our hero likens the end of a relationship to a parlor trick gone wrong. Not only is it one of the most clever analogies I've ever heard, it's like the guy has tapped into my very own relationship-challenged mind. Ditto on "Keep Running" (my favorite track) where he muses "in the movie of my life, I'm an extra". So true. There are lots of standouts here, though. And not just for the lovelorn. This is a record that, after numerous spins, continues to inspire me and console me and resonate in my soul.” - Dawn Maze

— Trampoline Records

Refreshingly low-key... [with an] endearing wit that sets Sills apart from other singer-songwriters and has won him a legion of fans.”

— The Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL

Really nice songs on here.” - Richard Milne, DJ & host of Local Anesthetic

— WXRT 93.1 FM Chicago