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MATTHEW FRANCIS ANDERSEN/ Pete Jonnson & Cheryl Niemo
August 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$8
Matthew Francis Andersen’s music is reminiscent of Steve Earle, John Prine, and Springsteen. He’s a tremendous writer, bridging Chicago with the Northwoods. I really dig what he’s doing. – Nick Digilio, WGN Radio, 720am, Chicago
Matthew Francis Andersen is a consummate craftsmen. His song “Blue Line” proves he has a poet’s eye for detail, a trait that separates good writers from legions of hacks. Caine O’Rear, Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter Magazine.
Matthew was born and raised in Chicago. But as a former walleye and musky fishing guide home has also been as far as northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. That’s where Andersen’s writing takes you: from the local taverns and street lights, to the boat landings and rivers deep within the northwoods. Matthew Francis Andersen’s writing shows you where this Midwesterner has been. Logging trucks and taxi cabs, game wardens and bar patrons live inside these songs.
Andersen has won American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest, was awarded the Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. and has shared the stage with the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Gurf Morlix, Ruthie Foster, the band LIT, Steve Forbert, Kevin Gordon, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart.
Cheryl Niemo and Pete Jonnson will open with a blend of bluegrass, traditional folk, pop, blues, and old standards (popular music from the early 1900’s).
Cheryl also loves the music of modern singer songwriters like Emmy Lou Harrison and Gillian Welch and includes many of their songs in her performances. Cheryl’s voice is beautiful and she knows how to sing a song and make it special.
Pete plays great rhythm guitar in a variety of styles, and harmonizes.
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats.