Chicago Farmer Stories

PREMIERE | Chicago Farmer's 'I Need A Hit'

Cody Diekhoff -- known around these pages as Chicago Farmer -- has been a regular presence around our Chicago music scene for a number of years.  Whether as a solo performer or in the rarer-but-welcome full band format, downstate's Diekhoff brings life to his songs on stage, and he is finally ready to put...

Festival Watch | Americana Music Fest

Festival Watch is a Tomorrows Verse feature where we break festival news into the facts you need to know. Americana Music Fest July 14 @ Acorn Theater, Three Oaks MichiganHeadliners To WatchChicago Farmer A staple of the central Illinois and Midwestern folk and Americana scene, Chicago Farmer has remained prolific for more than a decade, gaining a...

PHOTOS | Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival 2017

By: Zach Stone PhotographyThere's something about what Summer Stomp Music & Camping Festival is curating that just feels right.They are bringing people together for the right reasons, and celebrating a tight knit family of music and musicians, not to mention fans, up in McHenry County.It was my first time attending the festival,...

Review | Chicago Farmer, Midwest Side Stories

By: @WeirScrewedOne of my favorite things about being a dad is sharing music with my kids. Over the past few years, we've all shared a morning commute; their school and my work were near enough to force some signficant "together time".The soundtrack to these drives has featured many of the...

Setlist / Photos | Shoe Farmer @ Durty Nellie's 7/8/16

By: Dale Foster PhotoGrateful Dead was on a lot of Midwesterner's minds with two nights of Dead & Company rolling through Alpine Valley over the weekend.In the Chicago area, if you were looking for a preview of sorts, one great option was Palatine's Durty Nellies on Friday night.Old Shoe has made a name...

Shoe Fest Announces Initial 2016 Lineup With Word Search

Those pranksters at Shoe Fest have done it again. Sure, some festivals can just announce their lineup. Shoe Fest hid the first 11 artists revealed for their Labor Day Festival in Manteno, IL via a Word Search puzzle.  What's more, the offered a free ticket to the first person to identify and tag all eleven...

Setlist / Video: Old Shoe & Chicago Farmer Team For Loving Cup @ Schuba's 11/26/14

Old Shoe and Chicago Farmer hooked up for a number of songs together at their Black Wednesday gig at Schuba's. The collaboration included a number of Farmer tunes as well as a take on the Stones' "Loving Cup", for which a great multi-cam video has surfaced courtesy of The Fan Farm.Wednesday, November 26th -...

Contest | Old Shoe & Chicago Farmer Meet-and-Greet @ Schuba's 11/26/14 [Black Wednesday]

Old Shoe made a name for themselves playing weekly in Chicago, plugging away at a weekday residency at the old Ace Bar -- gigging with their pals and cultivating a loyal following.But these days, their local shows seemed to be tied to major events, even as the places they play get higher in profile....

Review / Photos / Stream / Download: Edward David Anderson @ Martyrs 5/3/14

Words: Alex WoodPhotos: Alex Wood & Tom HarmonEdward David Andersons album release show at Martyrs' was about more than his new full-length, Lies & Wishes. It felt like an odd family reunion, old friends gathering together joyously to see Anderson perform with a band after years of patiently waiting.Yet perhaps the most joyous member...

Best Of The Rest: Chicago Shows On Archive Fall 2013

I try to get a bunch of Chicago Shows up on the site in our audio visual section, but every now and then I need to catch up. Here a catch all post for some of the ifne shows posted up on archive from this fall.I guess it was technically still summer, but the...