Hometown: Chicago, IL
Influences: Tom Waits, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, jason isbell
Sounds like: The Lone Bellow, Chris Stapleton, The Head and the Heart, Shovels and Rope
The Winchesters make regular passage of the bridge between toe-tapping country jams (like those of The Lone Bellow) and heart-filled introspective poetry (inspired by the likes of Tom Waits and Bob Dylan).
The group started playing for fun in a little apartment on Winchester Avenue in the summer of 2014, and haven't been able to give it up since. A tight-knit bunch from the beginning, their closeness shows in their meticulously blended harmonies. When they're not rockin' your socks off, the Winchesters bring that same sense of living-room-intimacy to every crowd. They'll hit you in your heart and get you on your feet.
In Chicago, The Winchesters have appeared at Buckingham Fountain, Martyrs', Elbo Room, Chop Shop, Uncommon Ground, for SOFAR. They hold a monthly residency at the Steep Boxcar.
Since releasing their first EP in 2016, The Winchesters have expanded their stylistic range and catalog of tunes. They are in the process of recording their first full-length album at Gravity Studios in Wicker Park with producer Julian Stacey. They will release in early 2019. In their spare time, The Winchesters are developing a folk musical based on the epic Longfellow poem Evangeline.
1/17/19 at 8pm: Martyrs’ with Tuomo & Markus // Deltaphonic
1/19/19 at 5pm: Glencoe House Show (address avail upon request)
Residency @ Steep Boxcar: 6pm, last Monday of every month starting 1/28/19
10/28/18 at 8pm: Wicker Park House Show (address avail upon request)
10/7/18 at 5pm: Front Porch Concerts: Logan Square Block Party
10/2/18 at 9pm: Boozeday Tuesdays @ Friendly Tap with Ian Leith
9/30/18 from 9pm-10pm: Winchesters Trio @ Steep Boxcar
9/8/18: Windy City Wine Festival @ Buckingham Fountain
9/3/18: Labor Day Picnic in Rector, Arkansas // Live at the Farm in Piggott, Arkansas
8/30/18: Green City Market - Gallagher Way Stage
8/26/18: Steep Theater Lounge
7/27/18: Bands on Broadway @ Uncommon Ground Edgewater
7/21/18: SOFAR Chicago (Logan Square)
7/14/18: Music in the Garden at Jayson Home
7/6/18: Winchesters/Riverhorse/Alex Guthrie @ Elbo Room
6/30/18: Winchesters + Friends @ Chop Shop
6/9/18: SOFAR Chicago (Ravenswood)
5/23/18: Martyrs (w/Midwest)
5/9/18: Comedy Showcase w/ John McCombs - The Den Theatre
4/4/18: The CoLab's Songwriter Sampler @ Uncommon Ground - Lakeview
3/3/18: The Revelry @ Vagabond School
1/6/18: January Potluck @ The Frontier
12/11/17: Monday Mixer @ Windy City Playhouse