Rachel Drew & Tony Richards at Friendly Tap

Event Information

Date & Time:Thu, 09/12/2019 (All day)

Daughter of musicians, singer-songwriter Rachel Drew grew up in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. She could hear the Ravenswood El from her bedroom at night, along with folks spilling out of bars. She has been making up tunes for as long as she can remember, and has now written hundreds of songs. Joining her for the September edition of Second Thursdays is jazz guitarist Tony Richards. They've been performing jazz standards and bossa nova together for the past three years.

"Tony Richards is a Chicago based guitarist, writer and arranger born in New York City. Tony, having been raised by opera singers, began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11. Early on, he listened to classical music, jazz and the pop music of the sixties. Later on, he started to be influenced by progressive artists of the early seventies. As a teen he was fortunate to see live performances by Thelonius Monk, Vladimir Horowitz and Andrés Segovia.

Tony regularly performs with his Trio, and in 2017, released a live album of his own compositions. Recently, Tony has played with fine artists such as: drummer Larry Beers and bassist Rafe Bradford in the Tony Richards Trio, bassist Joe Policastro as a duo at Pro Musica Concert Series, singers Rachel Drew, Phil Angotti, Anna Fermin and Patrick Gemkow, classical pianist Paul Hamilton (in the film score for Koentopp), jazz guitarists Andy Brown, Roddy Elias and Matt Warnock, and guitarist/record producer Jay O’Rourke."

Two sets, no cover. Music 8 to 10.

***Upcoming Second Thursdays Special Guests in 2019***
October 10: w/ Liam Davis
November 14: w/ Dave Winer
December 12: (Gerald) Dowd & Drew SPECIAL HOLIDAY SHOW

Venue Information

Name:Friendly Tap
Address:6733 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL 708-484-9794
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