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

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


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

Empty Cans to celebrate a wedding at Two Bros Roundhouse Sept 3rd

What are we celebrating?   Some good friends are getting married. Unfortunately this a private affair – we thought it was going to be more of an open thing – but alas, that’s not the case. So keep watching our website for a public gig – coming soon!

Thanks for all of your support!

Empty Cans to Rock for Rosary

The Empty Can Band will be Rockin’ for Rosary High School on Saturday, March 5th at 7 PM.  Stay tuned for more details!