Celebrate the Endless Summer with the Empty Can Band!

Make the summer endless with the Empty Cans on Saturday, September 23rd at 8:30 pm at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora, IL! With the ECB promising to play all the fun favorites for all of our friends and family. Dancin’ in the moonlight on a sweet September night!

Hope you can make it out for a fun-filled night.  Here’s hoping our friend Suzy stops by for some healing songs!

Summer fun with the Empty Can Band, blues festivals and more…

Paulie Wegman, always with us in spirit.

Hey everybody – Summer is finally here and so are some great times.

The Empty Can Band will be performing outside at Millennium Park in downtown Aurora on Wednesday, June 21st and 7 PM.  This will preview our performance on Saturday, June 24th at 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse – also planned for outside – weather permitting.  Founding Empty Can, JD Klatt will be returning on bass for the Sat. June 24th performance to fill in for Chevy.  So celebrate with us!  But there’s plenty of fun leading up to these gigs…

I (Dave) plan on hanging at the Chicago Blues Fest this Friday afternoon (June 9th) with the usual suspects.  The Fest is moved to the Pritzker Pavilion this year, so it should be interesting. Great line-up this year at the COBF, kudos to the City of Chicago for providing a boost. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html

Blues & Roots on Water Street starts at 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 10th at Kiss the Sky and Water Street Studios.  A great line-up is planned featuring locals and not-so locals including Noah Gabriel (the Arcade is rumored to be fueling him), Leadfoot Band, Ladies of Leland, Jonas Friddle and Wayne Baker Brooks.  I’ll be emceeing the show.  For more details, visit the Fox Valley Music Foundation website: http://foxvalleymusicfoundation.com/blues-and-roots-on-water-street-2017/

Blues on the Fox has another killer lineup on Friday June 16th and Saturday June 17th.  I’ll be emceeing that show as well.  Mavis Staples, Johnny Lang, Elvin Bishop, Shemekia Copeland, Devon Allman, Guy King will be featured at RiverEdge Park in Aurora – https://riveredgeaurora.com/events/botf-2017/

The Blues on the Fox Preservation Band (includes some Empty Canners) will be performing on Hambone’s Blues Party on WDCB on Thursday, June 15th at 10 PM. to preview the Blues on the Fox Festival. http://wdcb.org/

So let’s have a great June everybody!  Lot’s to celebrate!  Hope to see you soon!

Best,

Dave and the Empty Can Band

April Showers Bring Richie and Dave to your Flood Plain – Gigs Sat April 8th and Sat April 22nd

Photo by Lynne Gillis

Richie and Dave of the Empty Can Band can’t guarantee we’ll drain the swamp, but you can cling to higher ground this coming Sat., April 8th from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Kiss the Sky, 180 First St, Batavia, Illinois 60510 and on Sat, April 22nd from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. as we open the Glen Ellyn Earth Day Extravaganza, at Duane & Lorraine Streets, just West of the Glen Ellen Public Library.

Our plan is to play some tasty originals and appropriate folks songs – old and new for your listening pleasure. We greatly appreciate your support – especially your attendance at our more recent performances. We look forward to you joining us for what should be a lot of fun!

Hope things dry up a little!

Empty O’Cans on St. Pat’s Day at Brody’s Irish Pub

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The Empty O’Cans will be performing this Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Brody’s Irish Pub, 1941 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506.  Celebrate St. Pat’s with the Empty O’Cans who will be performing your favorite Irish songs and features Dave Glynn, Rich Van Ham, Jim ‘Chevy’ Chevalier, Ray Rehberg and Mark Van Ham. Join your sisters at the bar!

Don’t miss the entire Empty Can Band at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora next Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 p.m.

Dave & Richie at Kiss the Sky this Saturday, Feb 4th

Dave and Richie will be playing some tasty originals and some savory classics at Kiss the Sky, 180 First Street in Batavia, IL for the Saturday Afternoon Cafe beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The boys will perform for about 90 minutes.  We hope to see you there!dave_ray_and_rich_mercyfest

Also, all of the Empty Cans will be performing at the Rosary Candlelite Dance on Saturday, March 3rd and at Two Bros. Roundhouse on Sat, March 25th at 8:30 p.m.

 

A Few Empty Cans to perform this Saturday, Sept 17th at 9 PM Brody’s Irish Pub in Aurora, IL

dave_ray_and_rich_mercyfestA Few Empty Cans will be taking the stage this Saturday, September 17th at 9 PM at Brody’s Irish Pub, 1941 W Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506.  Rich, Ray (he’s back!) and Dave will be playing an unplugged set of old favorites including Steve Goodman, John Prine, John Fogerty, Counting Crows, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison and some tasty new originals.

For more information, visit Brody’s Irish Pub on the web.  You can follow the Empty Cans on Facebook.  We hope to see you there!

Wedding Set List

Set One Key Solo Harp

Into the Mystic D RVH G

Brown Eyed Girl G JD C

Rain King D/A RVH D

Empty Heart Blues A RVH/JM D

Every Day A JM/RVH D

Brown Sugar C RVH F

Long Train Runnin’(Todd) Em RVH D/A

Margaritaville D DG G

Moondance A Chevy/All D

ROCK in the USA E RVH/JM A

Still the Night G JM C

Domino A RVH D

Ain’t No Sunshine Am JM/DG D

Beast O Burden A JM/RVH D


Set One (cont’d) Key Solo Harp

Mustang Sally C JM/RVH F

Trouble G C

Tomorrow’s Comin’ Dm JM/RVH Bb

Cry Love C RVH F

End of Set One – Guest artist invited up to perform

Set Two Key Solo Harp

Proud Mary C JM/RVH F

Intro: Bb/G – Bb/G – Bb/G – F

The Weight G RVH C

Feelin’ All Right B RVH E

Bittersweet G DG/JM C

Pink Houses G RVH C

New Country Woman D ?? G

No Ga-Dunk!

Wild Night E RVH E

Set Two (cont’d) Key Solo Harp

Ramblin’ Man G JM C

I Got Loaded G JM C

No Woman No Cry C RVH F

Jimmy and Jerry Lee E JM/RVH A

Wrong Way Bm ECB A

Bertha G RVH C

Folsum Prison Blues E JM A

Roadhouse Blues E RVH/JM/DG A