Yarn took me by surprise in the most unassuming way. First time I was exposed to them was the Sidebar at Fitzgerald's, mellow but delightfully rough around the edges, kind of appropriate for the venue. This gig was followed by a full throttle performance at Chicago's City Winery -- they were making converts in some unlikely places.
As noted in the review linked above, there's some serious songwriting chops at play here, but what is somewhat hidden from view is a propensity for jamming, something that I imagine might have developed in the two years since I've seen them.
Evidence? They just came off a West Coast run where they welcomed members of Fruition, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon and Yonder Mountain String Band to the fold for guest spots. Looks like this East coast Americana act may have just fell in with some good company.
They seek to keep the party going this weekend for a show at Beat Kitchen in Chicago on Friday. We'd like to send a few of our readers to the show to check them out.
Entering is simple.
1. Send us an email with the subject “Yarn” to info @ tomorrowsverse.com — in the body tell us your full name and the name of a friend you'd like to take.
That’s it. You’re entered. We’ll notify the winner the morning of the show. But if you want a few extra entries, let’s get social…
2. Find the link to this page in our Facebook timeline. LIKE it, and tag the friend you’d like to take in the comments — that’ll give you a boost. Be sure to LIKE The Barn on Facebook for it to count!
4. Check out Blake & Ricky covering Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown", with their buddy Ross Bogan on the 80s Casio. Won't give you any extra entries but sure is cool.