Lou Shields continues the tradition of American music with a solo-performance that pulls in styles of days-gone-by. Using his National Resonator Guitar or Banjo accompanied by a unique front porch style of foot percussion and harmonica, he uses his voice as an extension of the past. Lou carries a full sound during live performances while sharing stories, thoughts and experiences with the audience. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for over 5 years and has released 3 full-length albums.
Lou grew up in Chicago, living downtown or in the South Suburbs his entire life. While downtown he owned an art gallery in Pilsen at 18th and Halsted. Lou often creates his art from experiences on the road. He will take a picture of an old home in Mississippi and then draw it later. He exhibits his art in Gallery shows or sells prints out of his merch box. He often blends his art and music by creating album art and show posters for himself and other musicians. Lou’s heart is on the road, he enjoys traveling in his van or pulling his Vintage Shasta and visiting State or National Parks.
In 2015, Lou purchased land and a salvaged wood/Amish-built cabin in the Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin where he is setting up an off-grid homestead. Lou loves working with wood and reclaimed materials due to his deep connection to the past. The homestead is sure to be filled with antiques he found on the road from stopping at roadside sales, antique and thrift stores. In addition to the cabin Lou is also building a tiny house for guests to visit his property and share in the enjoyment of the bluffs and outdoors. Lou is looking forward to playing his banjo this summer on the front porch of his Kickapoo River Valley Homestead. He also enjoys spending a lot of time with friends in Madison, WI.
Einlass ab 21:00 Uhr | 18 +
Eintritt: Frei (Spende Erwünscht)