The Boxcars will perform Oct. 12 at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort. | Dean Hoffmeyer photo
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Updated: November 13, 2012 6:13AM
Here is a look at some upcoming concerts.
Gigs include the Boxcars at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort and South Suburban Chorale’s concerts in Homewood.
Critically acclaimed national award-winning bluegrass band the Boxcars will head to Frankfort at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 for an intimate concert at Down Home Guitars.
The band is hot off the trail of the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., where the Boxcars won instrumental group of the year and member Adam Steffey won mandolin player of the year.
Officials said the band continues to take the road by storm, delighting audiences around the world with musicianship and harmony.
Winning emerging artist of the year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in 2011 put the Boxcars on the map collectively.
Member Ron Stewart won banjo player of the year and Steffey won mandolin player of the year at those same 2011 awards.
The Boxcars members are individually accomplished and seasoned veterans to bluegrass, cutting their teeth with the best in the business.
They’ve done stints with Alison Krauss & Union Station (Steffey and fiddler John Bowman, who won multiple Grammys), J.D. Crowe and The New South (Stewart, Bowman and bassist Harold Nixon), Blue Moon Rising (Nixon and guitarist Keith Garrett), and the Dan Tyminski Band (Steffey and Stewart).
“These guys are some of the best there is and we are honored to have them perform in our shop,” Steve Haberichter, of Down Home Guitars, said.
“This is a great opportunity to see such amazing talent up close and personal.
“We only seat about 85 people in our concert space. It’s truly a living room setting with no bad seat in the house.
“A band like the Boxcars are definitely used to playing bigger venues, but the artists seem to like it just as much as the audience.”
Down Home Guitars is at 11 S. White St. in downtown Frankfort. Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved at (815) 469-6321 or downhomeguitars.com.
South Suburban Chorale
“From Moscow to Montgomery (By Way of Leipzig)” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at All Nations Community Church, 18620 S. Kedzie Ave., Homewood, and at 4 p.m. Oct. 14, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17951 Dixie Highway, Homewood.
South Suburban Chorale, a 100-plus community chorus affiliated with South Suburban College, will take a musical journey from the Orthodox cathedrals of Russia to the gospel sanctuaries of Deep South United States, with a stopover in central Europe.
The free concert will feature music of the Russian liturgy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and others; several choruses from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”; and black spirituals by Moses Hogan and others.
The chorale is under the direction of Albert M. Jackson, with accompaniment by Marilyn Bourgeois.
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