Thursday, September 1, 2011

John Bellows : Live in various locations around Chicago

John Bellows is a singer-songwriter and a performer. If you want to bust a hard cliche, we would say he's a Chicago staple. Chances are you've probably seen him playing impromptu acoustic sets around the city. He's spastic, but the thing is, his songs are really well written and can be powerful enough to convert an entire room in twenty seconds. Empty Bottle had him playing with a few other people. As you can see in this video, crowd participation varies greatly, as it switches from the last Mopery show to a dark, restaurant based DIY venue in Pilsen called Al Teatro. Whether he's performing to two people, or two hundred, you can count on it being a memorable experience. Even at our most inebriated, his sets were the ones we remembered in the morning. Enjoy :

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