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LP's Happy Hour: Erin Edmister & 3 Tons

  May 20, 2022 6:00 PM

Doors Open: 5:30 PM
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ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 27, 2022 3:32 AM to May 20, 2022 6:00 PM

Longtime Hideout staple Lawrence Peters hosts this weekly showcase featuring artists from many corners of Chicago's storied country/western scene.

This week: Erin Edmister & 3 Tons

On the south side of Chicago, not far from the old stockyards, it’s after midnight. From the doorway of a neighborhood bar, countryfied rock and roll is spilling out onto the sidewalk. You look in. The place is tight and the crowd is rowdy. But, over all the heads you can see the two tall guitar players in the back. They are grinning and laughing while the crowd calls out for a favorite. The mood is high and it infects the room. You step inside…

This was the early 2000’s. Erin Edmister, an Ohio farm boy, and Kilian Sweeney, a Texas transplant, had met in Chicago a few years before. By this time, the two were working out new material live. They were arranging songs on the fly with a nod of the head or an audible. They had their own shorthand, “Walk it out” or “Take another one”. They were mixing their originals into long sets of Buck Owens, Byrds, Little Feat, and Bob Wills. This is where they built their catalog of Americana. And this is where Erin Edmister and 3 Tons was born. The 3 Tons rhythm section has become the foundation for Erin and Kilian’s footloose guitar interplay and big vocal harmonies.

In 2022, Erin Edmister and 3 Tons, are back with the full band. Erin is singing and playing the big Gibson and Kilian is on the Telecaster. Brian Tredup and Jack Conley are locked in the pocket, on bass and drums respectively. They are playing a whole mess of new songs and some favorites from the “catalog”. . 

· 21+
· Proof of vaccination required for entry.
· Door staff will check ID and vaccination card.
· Masks are required to be worn indoors.
· Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, please review your order carefully before confirming.

Number of Tickets
Limit 10 tickets per order.

* Does not include convenience or handling fees.