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Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident), Joel Cummins (of Umphrey's Mcgee)

Silver Wrapper, Chop Shop & Summer Camp Music Festival Presents:

Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident)

Joel Cummins (of Umphrey's Mcgee)

Crosseyed & Phishless

Fri · April 6, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

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This event is 18 and over

Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident)
Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of String Cheese Incident)
Thirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Since then, with a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent, with the ability to contribute, collaborate, compose, and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments. Today, as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen SCI know that they can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change. “In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” he says, “and because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”

While his versatility and quick-study nature have become his signature skills with SCI, they have also proved tremendously helpful on stage during collaborations with a bunch of major acts, including Paul Simon, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir, Little Feat, and banjo master Bela Fleck. One summer he toured with Phil Lesh in a band that also included Steve Kimock, John Molo, and Warren Haynes. In the summer of 2008 he spent the summer touring with the Mickey Hart Band. This group featured Mickey Hart,George Porter,steve kimock and many others. In another amazing highlight, Kyle also toured with Mike Clark in a band that starred nearly all the original Head Hunters.

These gigs prove that Hollingsworth is as unafraid to step out of the limelight as he is to step into it. “When I play with these performers it’s about showcasing them, to support the main role in the best possible way. Seasoned musicians can be tasty and laid back, too!” Kyle’s first solo album release in 2004 reflected his jazz tastes. Titled Never Odd or Even, Joshua Redman and Robert Randolph guested, among others. Never or Odd or Even was the recording Hollingsworth had always wanted to make since he was a kid. In addition to his jazz influences, the album’s music demonstrates Kyle’s ability to seamlessly fuse genres.

His recent release, titled The There’s Now, finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Kyle is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. Then There’s Now delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.
Joel Cummins (of Umphrey's Mcgee)
Joel Cummins (of Umphrey's Mcgee)
Sociologists marvel at the enigma that is Joel Cummins, one rarely finds an only child like Joel loose in the wild. An eternal optimist and beacon of positivity, it takes more than a broken keyboard and curfew mix up to rain on Joel’s parade. Unbeknownst to many, Mr. Cummins actually hails from Metropolis, Illinois, growing up mere streets away from Superman, giving him a supernatural ability to amass both vintage & current keyboards. After years of rigorous piano studies, Joel ex- panded his arsenal to include more than 119 keyboards (after intense negotiations with the crew, Joel’s setup has been lim- ited to six, occasionally seven keyboards, in his live rig). Beyond his extensive keyboard wizardry, Joel brings many other valuable assets to the UM organization. His knowledge of tour routing and keen market analysis proves invaluable to the management team. However his show ideas must occasionally be nixed when it’s clear he’s attempting to route the tour into his next exotic vacation. Four nights in Bali, really Joel?

Joel’s passions extend far beyond the musical realm, with a love for travel with his wife Dasha, great cuisine, chatting up strangers and generally making the world a better place whether he’s on the road or at home in Venice, California. His energy is infectious and despite his age, he still throws a pretty mean spiral. The moniker of Joel Montana rings true when he’s on the field as UM’s quarterback.
Crosseyed & Phishless
Crosseyed & Phishless pays tribute to songs that Phish has already paid tribute to - a true Phish "Cover-Cover" Experience.
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com