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Soda Gardocki w/ Lou Shields
September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tom “Soda” Gardocki spent years playing guitar in SoCal rockers Wax (go rewatch the credits of Mallrats; the band plays right after its pals Weezer) but more recently he’s devoted himself to more rustic purposes.
Either performing with his Large Band, his “Million Piece Band,” or solo with his 12-string banjo (like on the The South Congress Session bootleg, recently released by Hillgrass Bluebilly Records), Soda’s twangy voice hints ever-so-slightly at his punk past.
Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Rambler and Teacher who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life but the road is truly his home. He has recently relocated his home base to a remote cabin in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. He travels extensively, exploring America’s urban and rural character and draws on these life experiences when making his work.
His original music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, early Country and beyond. Shields continues that tradition with respect in the 21st century and may best be described as Americana/American Roots Music.