• March Calendar

    Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 12th, for this year's A Day In The Country. It's year number fourteen for my li'l country music festival at The Hideout. Gonna be great to be back in the saddle with this event. Details forthcoming.

    Also, the delayed December/January double issue of The Honky Tonk Times has hit newsstands and doorsteps, including two installments of my "The Chicago Hustle" column. You can still order a copy at www.thehonkytonktimes.com. Might as well subscribe so you never have to miss out on the country action.


    Friday, March 4th- LP's Happy Hour with bluegrass marvels The Wandering Boys. The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia).
    Doors at 5:30pm. Music from 6 to 7pm. $5 adv. $7 at the door.

    Sunday, March 6th- The Lawrence Peters Outfit hits the stage again for the Country Brunch at Fitzgerald's (6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn, IL).
    We moved to the 1:30 to 3pm slot when the event moved inside. Food specials from Baby Gold BBQ. No cover, but reserve a spot for our 90 minute set of un-ruined country music at www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

    Tuesday, March 8th- I'm playing drums with Eiren Caffall at Colvin House (5940 N. Sheridan Road). We'll be joined by Matt Gandurski, and other musical friends. 6:30 to 8:30pm. No cover, but reserve a spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colvin-concerts-eiren-caffall-tickets-266845370687

    Friday, March 11th- It's a dang two-fer:
    1. LP's Happy Hour brings Decoy Prayer Meeting to the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) for an hour of solid honky tonkin'. Doors at 5:30pm. Music from 6 to 7pm. $5 advv. $7 at the door.
    2. The Velcro Lewis Group is doing our thing at Cafe Mustache (2313 N. Milwaukee Ave) with Porkboii, and Calico Loco. 8pm start. Other details tba.

    Wednesday, March 16th- Tune in for a new episode of Country, My Way.
    Catch the best of current and classic honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, country soul, Ameripolitan, and more, every week, with new ones twice a month.
    4 to 6pm CST on WLPN 105.5 FM, and www.lumpenradio.com Archived sets on www.mixcloud.com

    Friday, March 18th- This week's LP's Happy Hour gives the spotlight to local country and Americana great Annalee Koehn. She'll be joined by Chuck Cox (of Cox's Army).
    Doors at 5:30pm. Music from 6 to 7pm. $5 advv. $7 at the door. The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia).

    Thursday, March 24th- Tune into this month's Mutant Hit Parade for "my idea of the hits", including krautrock, powerpop, post-punk, soul, psych, new weirds... 4 to 6pm CST on WLPN 105.5 FM and www.lumpenradio.com.

    Friday, March 25th- For this installment of LP's Happy Hour, scene legends Cropduster 4 will bring their old-school honky tonk skills to The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Doors at 5:30pm. Music from 6 to 7pm. $5 advv. $7 at the door.

    Plenty more in the hopper, so stay tuned.

    See you at everything!