Lawrence Peters
The Lawrencian Calendar for January and beyond
Good Peoples,

I have lots of solid events for your winter entertainment. Hoping to see all at plenty of ‘em.

First, I want to mention that The Lawrence Peters Outfit was included in a “Best Of Chicago” mix, by the good folks at Bloodshot Records, for The Bluegrass Situation. You can hear my song "Another Year", amidst choice cuts by Robbie Fulks, Devil In A Woodpile, Jon Langford, Al Scorch, the Hoyle Brothers, and other good buddies. Pretty cool to be included in that list.

Second, I’m excited to announce that my radio show, "Country, My Way”, will move to Wednesdays, starting in February. Not only that, but it will air weekly, and in the primo “drive time” slot. Tune in to WLPN 105.5 FM, from 4 to 6pm, as of Feb. 1st. Tell yer friends!


Tuesday the 17th- Tune in to WLPN 105.5 FM, for "Country, My Way", and dig in for two hours of the good stuff- honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, countrypolitan, country funk, western swing… Catch it live on the airwaves, or via the internet at 2 to 4pm. Yep, this is last of the Tuesday editions of the show. Tune in from 4 to 6pm, every Wednesday, come February 1st.

Wednesday the 18th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit kicks it out at The California Clipper (1002 N. California). It’s our first show of 2017, and we’ll make it count, with two sets of un-ruined country goodness. 9:30pm start. $5 cover.

Thursday the 19th- I’m spinning The Mutant Hit Parade at The Innertown Pub (1935 W. Thomas). It’s my idea of the “hits”, and that includes power pop, post-punk, krautrock, soul, country funk, new weirds… 10pm to close. No cover.

Saturday the 21st- More DJ goods, as I spin a healthy mix of stompin’ honky tonk, western swing, bluegrass, outlaw, countrypolitan, rockabilly,… before, between, and after sets by The Gin Palace Jesters, and The Hoyle Brothers. The Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave). 8pm. $10 cover.

Wednesday the 25th- Spinning a friendly mix of sounds for Soup And Bread, at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 5pm to 8pm. No cover, but kindly slap some cash in the bucket for that week’s charity.

Saturday the 28th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit is the musical guest at this installment of The Paper Machete. Come by The Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway) for an entertaining two hour “live magazine”, with some LPO songs scattered throughout. We’ll also be saying goodbye to our good buddy Michael Polino (The High-Hat Club), who is splitting for New Orleans. 3 to 5pm. No cover.


Wednesday, February 1st- It’s a country music double dip:
1. Tune in to WLPN 105.5 FM for "Country, My Way”, now in its fancier, weekly slot. Two drive-time hours of all that is good in the country musics. Hear it on the web at, or get the smartphone app (look up LumpenRadio in the app store). 4 to 6pm every Wednesday.
2. Get yer country lovin’ self to the Sportsman’s Club (948 N. Western Ave.) for the bar version of "Country, My Way”, and enjoy an evening of honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw… with booze. 10pm. No cover. Excellent drinks.

Saturday, February 4th- The Golden Horse Ranch Band’s Barn Dance Apocalypse! Mark your calendar for this annual evening of solid good times, and come ready to dance. All are welcome, and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport, at 18th St.).
Get your picture taken with this year’s good looking backdrop, and buy the incredible poster Chris Hefner made for us. Doors at 7pm. 8pm start. Tix are $18 to $20- get them now. All ages.

See you at everything!