The Empty Bottle is proud to welcome renowned 6-string and lap guitar player DANIEL BACHMAN. From 2008 to present, BACHMAN has been releasing material of almost exclusively instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He released his first recording, Grey-Black-Green, in 2011 via Debacle Records. Immediately following, he teamed up with Chicago rock treasuer RYLEY WALKER on Of Deathly Premonitins (PlusTapes). Since then, numerous recordings have followed, the latest being his self-tited LP released in November of 2016. Joining BACHMAN on this fine February evening is MOON BROS, the experimental folk project of guitarist MATTHEW SCHNEIDER. Combining pedal steel, guitar and vocals with drones and occasional bursts of noise, MOON BROS. is back-porch music for the most warped and twisted minds in Chicago, and the beyond. JIM BECKER is a Chicago based musician, producer, and sound engineer who has played around town and around the world since the 1980s. Jim has worked recording and engineering his own music and that of numerous other musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a long list of rock, folk, experimental, and old time bands. Jim tours the US and Europe extensively, most recently with CALIFONE and IRON AND WINE. He’s a Chicago treasure and we’re delighted to have him open here tonight.