2U Folk Fundraiser: February 16, 2013

folk_fundraiserJoin us for an evening of home-grown tunes with two of Chicago’s finest strumming singers: Chris Corsale and Laura Joy.

Chris Corsale spends most of his time these days cranking out smokin’ electric guitar riffs with the Chicago classic soul and R&B outfit The Right Now. But for years, Chris has also been making friends and influencing people all over the city with his acoustic guitar, his voice, and a mix of eye-opening covers and heartfelt original music. For Second Unitarian’s 2013 winter folk show, Chris is threatening to debut some never-before-performed-in-public material, and you’d be wise to get in on the ground floor.

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen. Drawing comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Alison Krauss, Laura’s percussive finger picking and buoyant voice have won fans from the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan. On her latest album, “What I Know,” Laura whittles down the essential contradictions, simple pleasures, and little comedies of “life as she knows it,” crafting tunes that stay with you long after the first spin.

Check out the 2U website for more information, including videos of Chris and Laura performing their music.

Tickets: Special 2U Members and Friends tickets are available for $25 and will come bundled with an exclusive recording of the show. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check (made payable to “Second Unitarian Church”) after Sunday services at the Welcome table between now and the event. General admission tickets are available for $20, and tickets for kids under 10 are available for $15.

If you can’t make it to church, or if you prefer to use a credit card, you can buy your ticket (plus a small processing surcharge) from Brown Paper Tickets. Use the password anvil to buy the special fundraising combo ticket online.

 

We hope to see you there!