Country Calendar Show tonight

You’d be a fool to miss Chris Ligon and Heather McAdam’s Country Calendar show at Fitzgerald’s tonight. Here are some pics from the 2006 CCS.

Country Calendar Show 2006 at Fitzgerald's. Photo: Jim Newberry
Country Calendar Show 2006 at Fitzgerald’s. Photo: Jim Newberry

Your hosts Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams bring you the 2009 country Calendar Show. The Lineup includes: Jon Langford, Robbie and Donna Fulks, The Polkaholics, Nora O’Connor, The Long Gone Lonesome Boys, The Western Elstons, Jane Baxter Miller and Kent Kessler, Devil In A Woodpile, Vernon Tonges and Stacey Earley, The Joel Paterson Trio, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, and Patty Elvis.
Also 16mm Films of Country Music Legends projected on the big screen!

Sly Stone: digging deep in the archives

Sly Stone

Way back in 1982, fresh out of high school, I brought my Nikkormat to suburban Chicago bar Haymakers to see the brilliant soul/funk/psychedelic hitmaker, Sly Stone. Notorious for not showing up to gigs, fortunately he made it to the show that night, and I shot a couple rolls of Kodacolor, beginning my music photography career. He’ll be back in Chicago next month.

Here’s my most recent live music shot; Monotonix at the Empty Bottle, 3/28/08. Haggai Fershtman pictured.