Upcoming Shows


Jason Benefield @ Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL

The Woodpile hits the Midwest! Join us in Chicago, Illinois as part of our Spring Break Midwest Tour 2019! We'll be playing at Uncommon Ground March 20th.

We're excited for new views, new food and new venues, and to be hopping from a windy city to the Windy City!

Join us for a night of rock-influenced Wyoming folk music: Evan Gwin (vocal/guitar), Brendan Ruwart (vocal, percussion, guitar, banjo), Molly DeLau (bass, cello), Jessie Salas (cello, vocal), and Jesse Twitchell (electric guitar, vocal).

Jason Benefield @ Elbo Room

Elbo Room, Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm

The Elbo Room
2871 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Echo and Ransom

Damon Mitchell
Alt. Rock | Fort Wayne, IN

Katie Kadan
Singer-songwriter | Chicago, IL

$5 ADV // $10 DOS
Ages: 21+

Jason Benefield @ Johnny's Blitz

Johnny's Blitz, Westmont, IL

Echo and Ransom will be coming in to play us some great tunes! You won’t want to miss it!

Johnny’s Blitz
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
20 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL
Bring your family and friends!

Garage doors will be up (weather permitting)!

Drink and food specials running all night long.

Jason Benefield @ Montrose Saloon

Montrose Saloon, Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 6, 9 pm to midnight; $5 cash money / 21+

JB DUCKETT spins honky tonk after the bands - midnight to close.

Decoy Prayer Meeting (9:30-10:30)

DPM has been playing around Chicago since 2004, doing a variety of tunes from the 40's through 70's by such as: Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Carl Perkins, Gene Watson, Ray Price, Eddie Cochran, Gram Parsons, Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, Charlie Pride, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the Flatlanders, Hank Williams and others of that ilk. We opened for Fabulous Thunderbirds a couple years ago and that was a lot of fun.

We have an album of originals, “west of California, south of North” (https://soundcloud.com/eric-chial/sets/west-of-california-south-of-north), and an album of classic country covers we recorded live at WBEZ (https://soundcloud.com/eric-chial/sets/decoy-prayer-meeting-live-in). Dancers and musicians seem to like us, maybe you will as well.

NEW HEARTACHES (10:45-midnight)

We're back in town again spreading honky tonk around. Kick up your heels to the big bottom sound of Michael "Q" Quiroz, our guns on the drums Theresa Drda, the guitar stylings of Tony Wittrock, the purty vocals of Dave Huizenga, Kary Ream, and the unforgettable fiddling and voice of Emily Albright.

Dave Huizenga - Vocals and Guitar
Kary Ream - Vocals
Emily Albright - Fiddle and Vocals
Theresa Drda - Drums
Michael “Q” Quiroz - Bass and Vocals
Tony Wittrock - Guitar


ECHO AND RANSOM (8:45 - 9:30)

Echo and Ransom is the union of singer/songwriters and best buds, Colleen Wild and Jason Benefield. Originals, covers, shenanigans, lots of hair.