Despite my moniker as Radio Free Chicago Editor In Chief, I reside in Michigan, as some of you may know. How I came to live in Michigan once more and why I'm still here are a long story for another time (Or, one that I've already told in my Frontier Ruckus editorial for RFC little sister, Indie College) but the bottom line of the story of my life in Michigan is and always will be that I love it here. I can't imagine myself living anywhere else other than Ann Arbor, Michigan. That being said, living here sucks. Why? Well, because, due to inclimate weather conditions, Nashville's Jacob Jones had to cancel his Detroit date. Were things slightly less of a frigid tundra in the Midwest, right now, I would be watching some amazing country music right now. Alas, it was not meant to be.
You, my Chicago friends, are lucky. Despite the fact that Jones is unable to venture as far north as me, he will be visiting ya'll. Got plans tomorrow? No? Well, now you do! Yes? Well, cancel 'em. Jacob Jones meld of country and folk is music that is just as good as it is to drink to as it is to help nurse a hangover. Jones' makes tunes in the vein of new country heroes like Justin Townes Earle, with all the story telling ability of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. I used to think they didn't make fellas like Jones anymore - Whiskey swillin', tattooed country fellas with a charmingly world weary demeanor - but in recent years, it seems that sincere country is making a resurgance and Jones himself is a perfect example of that.
Tomorrow, Jones and his band will be joined by Austin, Texas's East Cameron Folkcore at Friendly's Tap (Roosevelt Road in Berwyn) and all it takes for you to be there is the ability to bundle up and a five dollar bill. As for Thursday, Jones will be at Pancho's on 2200 N. California right in Chicago.
Were I you, I'd be there already. I'm not you, of course. But I suggest you prove true the trending topic that'll soon overtake Twitter, "#AmberIsRight". If you need scientific proof, graphs, or charts, to make you believe that I am, in fact, right, those can be provided. But only if you head out to see Jones.