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DAVE RAMONT & GERALD DOWD $10
June 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats and to indicate whether you will be dining here. These talented gents opted for a slightly lower cover than they deserve in order to draw in the masses to check them out.
Dave & Gerald have been playing together for a couple decades, and on this night they’ll join on each other’s songs.
GERALD DOWD was called the “Hardest working drummer in Chicago” by WXRT’s Richard Milne, playing on over 100 records. He was Robbie Fulks’ longtime drummer and has played with Mavis Staples, Eddie Vedder, Prairie Home Companion, Neko Case, Marshall Crenshaw, George Jones and many more. But he’s also a singer/songwriter, his second full-length record Fathers Day out this August, following his oft-acclaimed debut Home Now. No Depression magazine said “Drunks, players & heartbreakers run amok in Dowd’s hook-heavy, cleverly crafted tunes. Their bad deeds are celebrated with humor and catchy pop melodies, influenced by everything from country to rock to R&B, all tied together with a great pop sensibility.” He celebrated it’s release by playing 13 straight hours with 16 bands, raising over $10,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
DAVE RAMONT has been playing around the Midwest and points beyond for years, releasing 4 records, populated by muddy skies, tipsy moons, spider bites and vagabonds. Mark Guarino of the Chicago area’s Daily Herald said his record Scrawny was “The finest collection of songwriting I’ve heard in a long time.” Dave has also produced records for other singer/songwriters and released 4 records with dick smith, a swillbilly band he co-founded. “These cats are mighty whacked. But they’re hella good. They take old forms and play the hell out of them in new ways. It’s bluesy old-timey, it’s inbred urbane country, it’s…hell, I don’t know what it is but I’m diggin’ it.” –Frank Goodman, puremusic.com