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!

Empty Can Band Winter Blast

Come on out and kick out those Winter doldrums with an Empty Can Band Winter Blast. Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to rock ‘n roll! The fun starts on ECB_Roundhouse_3_1_2014_Richie_in_ActionSaturday, Jan 30th at 8:30 pm at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora, IL.

The Empty Can Band consists of Rich Van Ham on harmonica and percussion, Dave Glynn on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Johnny Mack on vocals and lead guitar, Jim “Chevy” Chevalier on bass and Todd Moffett on drums.  Our special guest will be Jorge Orendain from Guadalajara, Mexico on keyboards.

The band will be playing a nice mix of original songs spanning two albums – Still Alive and Beautiful Man – and cover songs by artists like Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Counting Crows, Big Head Todd, and more.


Empty Cans Ascend on Ottawa for Two Shows – August 8th and Saturday, September 5th

Summertime Fun with the Empty Can Band in Ottawa! Hey all – if you missed your Empty Can Band fix at Two Brothers in Aurora a couple of weeks ago, we’re heading to Ottawa for two shows. The first will be this Saturday, August 8th at 8 PM at the Zeller Inn and the second will be an early show on the Illinois River at H2O Bar & Grill on Saturday, September 5th (Labor Day Weekend) at 2 PM.

We’ll be at full-speed and running on all cylinders at both gigs.  They are both outside performances so enjoy the summer while you can and some lively music from your favorite Empty Cans.


Photo by Lynne Gillis

Saturday, August 8th – 8:00 pm to midnight
The Empty Can Band
The Zeller Inn
615 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL, United States 61350
(815) 431-9550

Saturday, September – 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Empty Can Band
H2O Bar & Grill
948 E Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-4502

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Empty Can Band and Risa Renee to Rock the Roundhouse Sat July 25th at 8:30 PM

Empty_Can_Band_color_rooftop_july_2012Empty Can Band and special guest Risa Renee will perform at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 W. Broadway, Aurora, IL  on Saturday, March 1st at 8:30 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

The Empty Can Band features the talents of Dave Glynn on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Johnny ‘Mack’ Mackniskas on lead vocals and lead guitar, Rich Van Ham on harmonica, James ‘Chevy’ Chevalier on bass, and Todd Moffett on vocals and drums.

The band will perform songs from their two albums, “Beautiful Man” and “Still Alive”. The evening will also be flavored with their own versions of songs by artists Van Morrison, the Rolling Stones, Big Head Todd, Counting Crows, Ray LaMontagne and others.

Risa_ReneeRisa Renee will open the evening with a set. Risa Renee is a budding talent new on the rock ‘n roll scene. Risa will be performing songs from her recent CD, “Twisted”.  Risa’s “Protectors” feature members of the Empty Can Band.

You can also follow the band on Facebook, just search “EmptyCanBand”.  There is no cover at the Two Brothers Roundhouse on Saturday night. You can contact the Roundhouse directly at 630-264-2739 and at TwoBrothersRoundhouse.com.