An evening with Joybird, Lyn Rye, and Miss Jones: three powerful song-weaving storytellers & their bands, aimed at bringing people together. Come warm yourself with sonic love & the magic that is ESQUINA: Homemade food/baked goods and hot cider, BYOB but there will be some booze to share (bring food to share if you feel inspired!) Icing on the cake: Nomadic Ant will be selling handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry, open all night. $10 donation at the door.
is Chicago fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and arts educator Jess McIntosh. Her songs bare the intimacy of a letter to a friend / “music that dreams and heightens and travels, music that lands with gentle force to disrupt the day.” Joybird is just about any thing we can create that draws us closer to hearing ourselves in each other. This show will call upon the wizardry of wildly talented special guest José Guadalupe Flores on flute, sax & more – in addition to Joybird’s usual 4-piece cast trading banjos, guitars, fiddle, drums, bass & keys.
Lyn Rye (www.lynrye.com)
Lyn Rye is a bassist, singer, and composer currently based in Chicago, IL. They released their debut album, “Roots of Rye,” in January 2019. Lyn Rye frequently collaborates with OneBeat, a program funded by the U.S. State Department that brings together artists from around the world to create socially-engaged, original music and tour with performances and educational workshops. Lyn Rye was a Fellow for the U.S. 2017 program and the Balkan 2019 program and traveled to Colombia this summer as part of the OneBeat alumni project Todas Las Puertas. In addition to performing as a solo artist, Lyn Rye can be found performing, recording, and touring with artists such as The Salaam-Shalom Music Project (world folk), Al Scorch (alt-country), Ben Burden (hip-hop), and Not Lovely (jazz/hip-hop). Scapi Magazine writes: “As a versatile bassist who plays with folk, jazz, hip-hop, and rock musicians, Rye is someone who can create genuine newness. Being able to create beats, sing, play bass, and collaborate allows them to escape any boxes threatening to confine their music to genres.”
Miss Danielle Jones is a 21 year old singer-songwriter . Her upcoming album explores self care, the elements of nature and the trials of depression. Danielle plans on using her best instrument to tell stories to all people.