Lawrence Peters
The Lawrencian Calendar for January
Voting for the 2018 Ameripolitan Awards has officially started!
Please cast your vote(s) for The Lawrence Peters Outfit for “Best Honky Tonk Group”, by January 11th. You can vote via their app, or just scroll down to the third category, and check the box next to our name. Kindly spread the word. We’d realllllllly like to win this thing. Thanks again to everyone who nominated us for this honor!

January, so far:

Wednesday the 3rd- It’s yer monthly country two-fer:
1. Tune in to WLPN 105.5 FM for another installment of “Country, My Way”. Bona fide country music, on the radio!
2. Find yer way to the Sportsman’s Club (948 N. Western Ave.) for my monthly throw-down of primo country vinyl cuts, in the midst of all manner of fine and boozy beverages. 10pm. No cover.

Wednesday the 10th- I’m reading a piece for CHIRP Radio’s First Time Series at Martyrs’ (3855 N. Lincoln Ave). The theme is “first strike”. 8 to 10:30pm. $10 at the door.

Saturday the 13th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band plays a coupla stompin’ sets at the California Clipper (1002 N. California). Gonna be a helluva good time! 10:30pm start. $5 cover.

Wednesday the 17th- Spinning “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. Tune in from 4 to 6pm for a solid mix of country classics, new and old.

Thursday the 18th- Playing the Songwriters’ Showcase at the Lagunitas Taproom (2607 W. 17th St). Four songwriters perform a thirty minute set, each, including a new song inspired by a suggestion from host Matt Gandurski. I had the honor of playing the very first installment in this series, and I’ve been invited back for another one. Alright! 4:20 to 7:30pm. No cover.

Wednesday the 24th- Spinning “Country, My Way”. Tune in to WLPN 105.5 FM, for an earful of outta-sight country goods. I’m very proud of the show. Kindly tune in for a taste. 4 to 6pm, every Wednesday.

Thursday the 25th- Spinning The Mutant Hit Parade on WLPN 105.5 FM. I’ve been given the 4th Thursday of every month for my li’l exploration of krautrock, power pop, post-punk, psych, soul, new weirds... 4 to 6pm.

Wednesday the 31st- Tune on in to WLPN 105.5 FM for all the good-est kinds of country music. Classics and obscuros in all the best country flavors. 4 to 6pm. Get you some!

And kindly get these in your book:

Saturday, February 3rd- It’s The Golden Horse Ranch Band’s Barn Dance Apocalypse. Get all dressed up, and make ready for a night of dancing, drinking, and mixing, at our legendary annual square dance. Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport, at 18th St.). 8:30pm. $18 advanced, $20 at the door (it will likely sell out).


Tuesday, February 13th- The 5th Annual Ameripolitan Awards. Join The Lawrence Peters Outfit in Memphis, TN for the big event, at The Guest House At Graceland Hotel (the Ameripolitan website has a link to reduced prices on room rates). We’re up for the coveted “Best Honky Tonk Group” award, at roots country titan Dale Watson’s yearly event. Don’t forget to vote by January 11th. Just takes a second. Chicagoan Bailey Dee is on the ballot for Rockabilly Female, in case you are interested in filling in the whole ballot.

More to come. See you at everything!