Angela James is celebrating her return to performing after having a baby by leading different ensembles every Tuesday night in March at the Hideout. James released her second full length record, Time Will Tell, in March of 2016 and gave birth to a daughter later that year. Each week of the residency will highlight a different concept and feature different collaborators.
All door proceeds of the 14th, 21st, and 28th will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Middle Brow Brewing is generously sponsoring the residency.
Angela James, Ben Clarke (Quarter Mile Thunder) and Jordan Martins played a monthly “Townes Night” at Analogue for a year starting in 2015. They picked some of his bleakest, spacious songs and made them even darker and desperate. On March 14th they will perform a set of Townes Van Zandt songs. Amalea Tshilds and Reid Coker will both play solo sets.
You might find Chicago native Amalea Tshilds hosting a sing-along, performing her recent project Pollyanna Vox, a multi voice group or playing solo with accompaniment of vocal loops, guitar, piano. As of 2017 she is happily keeping working on her second solo recording and playing with local favorites— The Girls of the Golden West and The Paulina Hollers. Amalea is thrilled to be lined up at her favorite venue, the Hideout, on March 14th with Angela James and Reid Coker. She will be performing her own songs accompanied by Elise Bergman, Justin Brown, and Joseph Adamik.
Reid Coker is a Chicago based songwriter and musician. In addition to fronting the groups Wilshire, The Judy Green and (with Kennedy Greenrod) Billy Blake & the Vagabonds, Mr. Coker has participated in such notable Chicago outfits as Tijuana Hercules, Roommate, Califone & Fruit Bats, and currently serves as lead guitarist in Jim Dorling’s The Pillowhammer. He will be joined tonight by drummer Seth Vanek (Roommate, The Therapy Sessions) and bassist/vocalist Aaron Smith (The Wandering Boys).
From the Hideout website