A few years back, we bought some flooring from a store here in West Dundee and dealt with a very nice salesperson named Val. We are very happy with the flooring and have seen Val around town for many years. Turns out she left the flooring store and bought a little pub in Algonquin and re-named it Creekside Tap.
Chris Walke and I have been playing together in Lincoln Don’t Lie since November 2012. Chris is a consummate musician and can play anything with strings. Turns out that we have both done quite a bit of acoustic solo work and have a similar setlist of roots/Americana rock. We’ve been kicking around a duo show for a while.
Meanwhile, my wife and I decide to visit Creekside Tap on a random Saturday to visit Val and see the pub. Val was very kind and bought us a beer. She wanted us to try this new brew they are carrying (from the Blue Moon family). As we were chatting, I asked if she had live music on the weekends. She didn’t bring in much live music, but knew that I’ve played acoustic shows in the area for some time and was excited about the idea. The atmosphere felt perfect for an acoustic/duo and simply put two and two together. I talked to Chris and set the date.
This will be the first time Chris and I play a full gig. We’ve done a few songs at the beginning of a LDL show, but that’s it.
Looking forward to a new venue and playing songs with a very talented dude.