Updates for March, and beyond
I hope you are all doing well, and taking care of yourselves.
If you haven’t heard, all Chicago bars and restaurants have been closed for the time being. I have some related news, and a few cool things worth checking out:
1. Tonight, Thursday the 19th- I’ll be live-streaming a duo throwdown with my lead picker Matt Gandurski. We’ll play a bunch of my original songs, and some country classics. You can watch it on the Lawrence Peters Outfit Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheLawrencePetersOutfit
9:30pm CST. Free. Tune in!
2. The Hideout- the best venue in Chicago (and my place of employment for 20 years!) is extending their Covid-19 blackout all the way through the end of April. They’ve started a “Virtual Tavern" to give the employees some kind of income for this long stretch, and you can toss a couple bucks in the bucket at the GoFundMe campaign if you want to help: www.gofundme.com/f/6p2py6-hideout-virtu…
For that matter, you can also just throw some $$ my way, if you are feeling flush. No pressure. I’ll be fine, but a little padding wouldn’t hurt. My address for PayPal and Zelle is email@example.com, if you feel so inclined. Thanks.
3. WLPN 105.9 FM is also going to be closed for the foreseeable future, but I’m going to start prerecording my shows at home, so I won’t have to miss any more episodes. I’ve got some pretty of cool stuff planned for next week’s “Country, My Way”. Tune in, and let me keep you shut-ins company. There are also lots of episodes in the archive, including this recent one: www.mixcloud.com/lumpenradio/country-my…
Here’s the adjusted calendar, such as it is. See ya on the other side!
Thursday the 19th- CANCELLED The Lawrence Peters Outfit plays the Pontac release party Hideout, with Friends Of The Bog. Show starts at 9pm. We play second. $10 cover.
Saturday the 21st- CANCELLED I’m spinning “Country, My Way” at Ina Mae (1415 N. Wood). Come by for a night of super-fine country vinyl, and grab a po' boy and beer while yer at it. 8:30 to 11:30pm. No cover.
Wednesday the 25th- TUNE IN! As always, it's “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST. Tune in for a drive-time mix of all that is good in country music.
Saturday the 28th- CANCELLED The Lawrence Peters Outfit is playing Chicago Honky Tonk's Saturday Special at Fitzgerald's (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn). Doors at 4pm for two stages of music, including Ameripolitan Award nominee Casey James Prestwood, and many local buddies, such as Kelly Hogan & Andy Sa, The Family Gold, Michelle Billingsley, Working Mother Band, Meg And The Wheelers, and more. $15 adv. $20 at the door.
Wednesday, April 1st- TUNE IN! Set yer device for “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST, for country music greats and lesser-knowns, new and old. Every Wednesday, plague or shine!
Wednesday, April 8th- TUNE IN! Git 'er tuned to “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST for the goodest kinds of country music. Get yer fix of honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, western swing, Ameripolitan, and more. Every week.
Friday, April 10th- CANCELLED The Lawrence Peters Outfit returns to Ina Mae (1415 N. Wood), for another night of un-ruined country music. 8:30 to 11:30pm. No cover.
Wednesday, April 15th- TUNE IN! Turn your dial to “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST
Sunday, April 19th- CANCELLED I’ll be spinning COUNTRY, MY WAY for Ace High Vintage’s new brick-and-mortar shop (1001 N. Western Ave). Good buddies Wild Earp & The Free For Alls will play a set, and JB Duckett and Caitlin Rafferty also spin some country records. Other details tba.
Wednesday, April 22nd- TUNE IN! Don't forget to tune in to “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST, every week.
Wednesday, April 29th- TUNE IN! to “Country, My Way” on WLPN 105.5 FM. 4 to 6pm CST for the goodest kinds of country music, every dang week. Tell a friend!
Sunday, June 14th- POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST A Day In The Country. It's the 13th year for this full day of country music, bbq, and pie, at the beloved Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Kindly mark the date. Details tba.
Alright folks, take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you all soon.