Rising stars of outlaw country coming to the Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Posted on 10/28/2020 by James Cardis
Country music's rising stars are headed to Yorkville's Law Office Pub & Music Hall for a stretch of four shows.
Fans of modern outlaw country — both a sound and an overall vibe, commonly associated with artists like Sturgill Simpson, who graced the stage at Yorkville's Summer Solstice festival way back in 2013 — are in for a treat at The Law Office Pub & Music Hall.
A quartet of artists from the True Grit Talent Agency, including Josh Morningstar, Ward Davis, Sunny Sweeney, and Alex Williams, will play a string of shows at this intimate venue on the Fox River in late November and early December.
Here's your guide to the lineup at The Law Office Pub & Music Hall in Yorkville, Illinois.
Josh Morningstar • Saturday, November 21st
Josh Morningstar took time out from a hectic touring and songwriting schedule to record "The Plea," an EP that cemented his status as one of Nashville's most sought-after composers, with cuts landing to critical acclaim on Cody Jinks' breakthrough album, Lifers. His small-town charm is backed by a fresh combination of insight, hard-earned grit, and good humor, making Josh Morningstar an up-and-comer who's knocking down stereotypes and carving out a path for modern country music.
Ward Davis • Saturday, November 28th
After a decade spent trying to fit into the commercial side of country music, Ward Davis found his calling in classic outlaw country after two living legends — Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard — selected his song "Unfair Weather Friend" for duet album Django and Jimmie. Davis' debut album, 15 Years in a 10 Year City, elevated his profile as a songwriter even further, and led to a partnership with Cody Jinks, with whom he toured nationwide. Playing over 250 shows per year solo and as support, Ward Davis' popular presence on stages around the world makes this outing a rare treat for visitors and locals to the region.
Sunny Sweeney • RESCHEDULED APRIL 22nd, 2021
Four albums into a career that has earned praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Sunny Sweeney has drawn a loyal following, experienced the major label deal, and ultimately, embraced her independence––and smart country music that likes to have its rock and honky tonk too is that much better for it. Sweeney's new live album, Recorded Live at the Machine Shop Recording Studio, will hit stores and streaming services on November 13, so tune in and get ready.
Alex Williams • Thursday, December 10th
Like Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, Williams uses the outlaw country of the '70s as a primary text, finding his own voice within the music of Nashville renegades like Waylon Jennings and Texas mavericks like Jerry Jeff Walker -- a skill that's apparent on his 2017 debut Better Than Myself, recorded with a star-studded backing band for Big Machine Records.
Coming into town for the shows? Get a copy of the Aurora Area Go Guide, the official visitors publication of the Aurora Area, available in print and online at enjoyaurora.com/VisitorsGuide.