Gather with us for an intimate night of original songs by songwriters from Illinois and beyond! Doors open at 6 for potluck/BYOB. Tune in at 5:30pm before the show to hear artists interviewed on the air or on the TuneIn App at WRWO 94.5 FM or online at wrwo.org.
song + story 10.22.19 hosted by Christina Marie Eltrevoog
5:30 Artist interviews on WRWO 94.5 FM
6:00 Doors Open for Potluck/BYOB
6:30 Rigby Summer
7:00 Jeremy T. McConaughey
7:30 Reverend Hylton
8:00 Ernie Hendrickson
8:30 Dan Hubbard
$10 Suggested Donation supports the individual performers as an investment in their musical futures and supports WRWO's mission of providing opportunities for arts to thrive in Ottawa, IL.
Location: 813 Lasalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350
Entrance is in the back lot behind The Nautilus and Jeremiah Joe Coffee. Find door labeled WALLACE HALL, enter through it and go upstairs.
Oklahoma-based songwriter Rigby Summer weaves an Americana soundscape that reflects the road she’s traveled, from her Kansas City jazz upbringing to the beach pop of her former home in southern California to the red dirt roots of her current home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While her influences range from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Frames, Sia Furler to Johnny Cash, her sound often draws comparisons to Ingrid Michaelson and Peggy Lee--a little modern, a little old-fashioned, always earnest.
In 2017, after a five-year hiatus from performing music, she founded the monday@modella songwriter pop-up, and started sharpening her musical teeth, slowly carving a niche for herself in the Oklahoma scene. Recent honors include Honorable Mention in the 2017 Woody Guthrie Festival Songwriting Contest and invitations to join Gypsy Café 2019, Norman Music Festival 2019, Women of Woodyfest 2018 and Woody Guthrie Festival 2018.
She credits the songs themselves for her return to the stage. "When I see the audience's reaction to a lyric I've been given, I realize this isn't about me. It's about the songs and the power of words to connect us. I decided I had an obligation to bring these songs into the world."
Jeremy T. McConaughey
Hailing from the barren plains of Central Illinois Singer/ Songwriter Jeremy T McConaughey has found a place to pursue his creative endeavors. After many years of performing with numerous nationally known acts as a drummer (Slingshot 57, Sidewalk Slam, Clocktower Showdown, Radar vs Wolf) Jeremy decided to step out from behind the drums and apply his hatchet to the wood and carved out what has developed into the embodiment of the Conversations EP. Recorded in April of 2015 at Paper Mill Studios in Nashville, TN after what seemed to be the turning point in getting his songs into the right producers hands, in those of Mike Marsh.(drummer-The Avett Bros.,Dashboard Confessional). As with any recording process Mike continued to push Jeremy to strive to write what was truly the heart and soul of what has become Jeremy's passion. Jeremy continues to write his story that draws inspiration from history and current events. Jeremy has been dubbed, "The Real Honky", not as a slanderous slur, but as a homage to the forefathers of Honky-Tonk that he has followed behind.
Out of Atlanta but truly calling the road his home, Reverend Hylton is touring the nation with his songs of relatable tales of life experiences. Heartbreak, addiction and traveling are the substance of his melodic musical, lyrical and vocal writings.
From the stage to the crowd, a real performance is heard. Real words from real experiences make for an authentic time shared by both The Reverend and the crowd.
Reverend Hylton is now out touring in his van living the Vanlife. Playing 200+ shows a year all over the country. He is hitting as many towns and meeting as many folks as he can. Come out and listen to the stories, new and old as he makes a stop in your town.
"Dan Hubbard should be on your to-hear list." - Independent Clauses
"His latest album proves he deserves a reputation as one of the best, most
versatile songwriters around." - Charles Raianerastha Black
"His stage presence is delightful. His music is wonderful. I cannot
speak highly enough of this brilliant performer." - C.U. Bands and Fans
"His songs weave the stories of people's lives." - Norman Transcript
"Run Towards the River" https://youtu.be/NeJjy5yGXrQ
"All Night, Alright" https://www.youtube.com/7BKb4Qc
"Crawling Back to You" https://www.youtube.com/Sitoo4IrY2E