CHICAGO FARMER, the moniker Bloomington, Illinois’ Cody Diekhoff performs and writes under, is
set to independently release his 7th album titled Midwest Side Stories
on September 30, 2016.
Midwest Side Stories is about hope, depression, job loss, meth, skateboards, a divided nation, used cars, the late shift, farms, factories, the destruction of our environment, and still being around to sing about it. The new release contains ten tracks all of which were written by Diekhoﬀ (pronounced dee-cough), with the exception of the John Hartford classic “I’m Still Here”.
Lyrically driven, Chicago Farmer delves into the social and political issues of today’s world, taking it all in and putting it back through music as a commentary on modern times in the Midwest. With hisunfeigned and relatable approach, Chicago Farmer has earned a place in the heart of his generation’srise of protest songs. He composes music written and sung by and for the working class, the “regular person”, bringing to mind modern day folk tales.
“I love Chicago Farmer’s singing and playing and songs, but it’s the intention behind the whole of his work that moves me to consider him the genuine heir to Arlo Guthrie or Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He knows the shell game that goes on under folk music…which is sacred to me. Chicago farmer is my brother, if you like me you’ll love him.” — Todd Snider
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve.