1354 West Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.227.4433

Murder Ballads Old and New: Book Release and Performance with Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Janet Bean, John Szymanski and more

Ages 21 and up
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Show: 2:30pm // Doors: 2pm
$20 to $50

Murder Ballads Old & New
Reading & Live Music
Proceeds Benefitting the Innocence Project

Murder Ballads Old & New: A Dark and Bloody Record is an exploration of an age-old topic— our human need to document the horrors of the world around us.  The murder ballad, here expanded to include songs about traumatic loss in modern variants and multiple styles, including punk, post-punk, alt-country, and folk. The book is a graveyard stroll past tombs both well-kept and half-hidden. Murder Ballads Old & New excavates facts about killers, victims, and the folkloric storytellers who disseminated their tales in song.

with performances by:
Jon Langford
John Szymanski

Sally Timms
Rick Sherry
Rachel Drew
Rick Rizzo
Janet Bean
John Mohr
Boiled in Lead
…and More!

· 21+

· Door staff will check ID.

· Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, please review your order carefully before confirming.
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