Dylan 76 w/ John Mead, Steve Dawson, Jimmy Tomasello and Andrea Bunch

Tue May 23 2017

7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

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1245 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

$15.00 - $22.00

All Ages

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Recalling the musical richness and shifting cast of his 1976-era Rolling Thunder Revue, and celebrating the 76th birthday of the Bard himself, the Nobel prize-winning Bob Dylan, a trio of storied Chicago performers and Dylan freaks John Mead, Steve Dawson, and Jimmy Tomasello offer a night of his songs. Joining in to perform some Joni Mitchell songs, just as Joni herself did for Rolling Thunder, will be local siren Andrea Bunch.

Andrea Bunch performs solo and leads bands like Congress of Starlings, Crumbs Off the Table, and Little Queens, and has recorded and toured extensively, playing at world famous venues like Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Halsted Market Days, Taste of Chicago, Pride Fest, Hard Rock Café, and The House of Blues. Andrea has composed music for films, including the award winning documentary, Brink of Survival, and performs with John Mead in his band Coyotes as well as their Led Zeppelin tribute Strider. Andrea teaches at the Old Town School and runs her own business, Vital Body Yoga. She holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.

Steve Dawson is one of the Chicago music scene’s bona fide stars, and, says the St. Louis Riverfront Times’ Roy Kasten, “one of the most underrated songwriters in American music.” Dawson and his wife Diane Christiansen have led local heroes Dolly Varden for over twenty years, and he leads jazz-folk ensemble Funeral Bonsai Wedding as well. In these bands as well as on his solo albums and with Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Dawson combines musicality, craftsmanship, and raw soul in a way that continues to rivet his audiences. Steve teaches guitar and songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music, where his skill and generosity have birthed dozens of gifted writers. His most recent accomplishment is a book on songwriting, Take It to the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You, written with Mark Caro and published by GIA.  

Peter Manis has played drums for numerous bands over the last two decades, including Mystery Train and Coyotes, as well as a number of Great Moments in Vinyl projects. He has also been the go-to drummer at countless Old Town School tribute shows, where you need to show up and learn fast. 

John Mead has played in and led bands Coyotes, Mystery Train, and Angelus, performing his original music for fifteen years, as well as playing lead guitar for Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Crumbs Off the Table, Strider, and Little Queens. He has also spearheaded, organized, and led bands playing music by David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Band, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, and many more. He will release his first album in summer of 2017. He teaches ensembles from R&B to disco and funk to Otis and Aretha to Bowie and the Clash at the Old Town School. By day Mead helps run the venerable Sue Duncan Children’s Center on Chicago’s South Side. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature and is an expert on abolitionism and slave rebellion, and he sells his paintings as well.

James Tomasello—Jimmy T to virtually everyone—has been lead guitarist for Chicago’s GroovePushers forever, and performs with comrades Bill Brickey and Steve Levitt as BLT. When the sun is up, the hat he wears is Guitar Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk; he plays and teaches everything from Joe Hill to Jay Z, and his guidance, heart, and passion for music have put too many bands and musicians to count onto the scene. In a former life, Jimmy lived in a green absinthe haze, cavorting with poets and courtesans in fin de siècle Paris.

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Dylan 76 w/ John Mead, Steve Dawson, Jimmy Tomasello and Andrea Bunch

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  • John Mead

    John Mead

    Rock & Roll

    John Mead has played in and led bands Coyotes, Mystery Train, and Angelus, performing his original music for fifteen years, as well as playing lead guitar for Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Crumbs Off the Table, Strider, and Little Queens. He has also spearheaded, organized, and led bands playing music by David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Band, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, and many more. He will release his first album in summer of 2017. He teaches ensembles from R&B to disco and funk to Otis and Aretha to Bowie and the Clash at the Old Town School. By day Mead helps run the venerable Sue Duncan Children’s Center on Chicago’s South Side. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature and is an expert on abolitionism and slave rebellion, and he sells his paintings as well.

  • Steve Dawson

    Steve Dawson

    Singer-Songwriter

    Steve Dawson is one of the Chicago music scene’s bona fide stars, and, says the St. Louis Riverfront Times’ Roy Kasten, “one of the most underrated songwriters in American music.” Dawson and his wife Diane Christiansen have led local heroes Dolly Varden for over twenty years, and he leads jazz-folk ensemble Funeral Bonsai Wedding as well. In these bands as well as on his solo albums and with Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Dawson combines musicality, craftsmanship, and raw soul in a way that continues to rivet his audiences. Steve teaches guitar and songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music, where his skill and generosity have birthed dozens of gifted writers. His most recent accomplishment is a book on songwriting, Take It to the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You, written with Mark Caro and published by GIA.

  • Jimmy Tomasello

    Jimmy Tomasello

    Americana

    James Tomasello—Jimmy T to virtually everyone—has been lead guitarist for Chicago’s GroovePushers forever, and performs with comrades Bill Brickey and Steve Levitt as BLT. When the sun is up, the hat he wears is Guitar Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk; he plays and teaches everything from Joe Hill to Jay Z, and his guidance, heart, and passion for music have put too many bands and musicians to count onto the scene. In a former life, Jimmy lived in a green absinthe haze, cavorting with poets and courtesans in fin de siècle Paris.

  • Andrea Bunch

    Andrea Bunch

    Americana

    Andrea Bunch is a Chicago-based musician, composer and educator. She is absolutely in love with teaching and building community at Old Town School, where she teaches Yoga, Guitar 1 - 4Ever, Pop Divas Ensemble, Women’s Acoustic Ensemble, The Decemberists Ensemble, ‘80s and ‘90s Ensembles, and The Here & Now Ensemble. She also teaches voice, piano, guitar, and songwriting. 

    Andrea has more than 15 years of experience helping her yoga students heal, grow strong, and maintain active lives. Her classes are joyful moving meditations in which you will sweat, breathe deeply, and learn more about your body and mind. Andrea is passionate about using education and communication as healing tools. Her students learn anatomy and kinesiology principles that they use to decrease pain, and improve balance and strength.

    Andrea studied theater and vocal performance at the internationally acclaimed performing arts high school, Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. She continued her studies with Dr. William Trebold at The University of Southern CA and with Dr. Katherine Eberle at The University of Iowa.  In 2000, Andrea graduated from Columbia College with a BA and emphasis in music composition and biology. Andrea also earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Andrea enjoys running her own business, Vital Body Yoga, in which she uses physical therapy principles and yogic techniques to help people strengthen and heal.

    She performs solo and with multiple projects including Congress of Starlings and Little Queens. She has played at world famous venues like Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Halsted Market Days, Taste of Chicago, Pride Fest, Hard Rock Café, and The House of Blues. Andrea was awarded the prestigious Three Arts Excellence in Art grant to attend the Ragdale Artist’s retreat, and has composed music for films, including the award winning documentary, Brink of Survival. Andrea has also provided music for hundreds of events including weddings, celebrations, and corporate events.

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Dylan 76 w/ John Mead, Steve Dawson, Jimmy Tomasello and Andrea Bunch

Tue May 23 2017 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

SPACE Evanston IL
Dylan 76 w/ John Mead, Steve Dawson, Jimmy Tomasello and Andrea Bunch
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$15.00 - $22.00 All Ages

Recalling the musical richness and shifting cast of his 1976-era Rolling Thunder Revue, and celebrating the 76th birthday of the Bard himself, the Nobel prize-winning Bob Dylan, a trio of storied Chicago performers and Dylan freaks John Mead, Steve Dawson, and Jimmy Tomasello offer a night of his songs. Joining in to perform some Joni Mitchell songs, just as Joni herself did for Rolling Thunder, will be local siren Andrea Bunch.

Andrea Bunch performs solo and leads bands like Congress of Starlings, Crumbs Off the Table, and Little Queens, and has recorded and toured extensively, playing at world famous venues like Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Halsted Market Days, Taste of Chicago, Pride Fest, Hard Rock Café, and The House of Blues. Andrea has composed music for films, including the award winning documentary, Brink of Survival, and performs with John Mead in his band Coyotes as well as their Led Zeppelin tribute Strider. Andrea teaches at the Old Town School and runs her own business, Vital Body Yoga. She holds a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.

Steve Dawson is one of the Chicago music scene’s bona fide stars, and, says the St. Louis Riverfront Times’ Roy Kasten, “one of the most underrated songwriters in American music.” Dawson and his wife Diane Christiansen have led local heroes Dolly Varden for over twenty years, and he leads jazz-folk ensemble Funeral Bonsai Wedding as well. In these bands as well as on his solo albums and with Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Dawson combines musicality, craftsmanship, and raw soul in a way that continues to rivet his audiences. Steve teaches guitar and songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music, where his skill and generosity have birthed dozens of gifted writers. His most recent accomplishment is a book on songwriting, Take It to the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You, written with Mark Caro and published by GIA.  

Peter Manis has played drums for numerous bands over the last two decades, including Mystery Train and Coyotes, as well as a number of Great Moments in Vinyl projects. He has also been the go-to drummer at countless Old Town School tribute shows, where you need to show up and learn fast. 

John Mead has played in and led bands Coyotes, Mystery Train, and Angelus, performing his original music for fifteen years, as well as playing lead guitar for Rachel Drew and the Bitter Roots, Crumbs Off the Table, Strider, and Little Queens. He has also spearheaded, organized, and led bands playing music by David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Band, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, and many more. He will release his first album in summer of 2017. He teaches ensembles from R&B to disco and funk to Otis and Aretha to Bowie and the Clash at the Old Town School. By day Mead helps run the venerable Sue Duncan Children’s Center on Chicago’s South Side. He holds a Ph.D. in American literature and is an expert on abolitionism and slave rebellion, and he sells his paintings as well.

James Tomasello—Jimmy T to virtually everyone—has been lead guitarist for Chicago’s GroovePushers forever, and performs with comrades Bill Brickey and Steve Levitt as BLT. When the sun is up, the hat he wears is Guitar Program Manager at the Old Town School of Folk; he plays and teaches everything from Joe Hill to Jay Z, and his guidance, heart, and passion for music have put too many bands and musicians to count onto the scene. In a former life, Jimmy lived in a green absinthe haze, cavorting with poets and courtesans in fin de siècle Paris.