If traveling in Chicago you will want to check out Joe’s for a nice night out.
In today’s country landscape, Jamey Johnson stands out as an anomaly. He’s had hit radio singles, has a strong fan base, and can regularly sell out clubs–as he did Friday night at Joe’s Bar in Chicago. But in spirit and in sound, he’s far closer to traditional country than just about any artist working today.
Critical acclaim for his recent albums, including 2010’s The Guitar Song and 2012’s GRAMMY-nominated Hank Cochran tribute Living for a Song, has been rock solid. And when he launched into staples from his repertoire such as “High Cost of Living,” “Can’t Cash My Checks,” “Lonely at the Top,” and “That Lonesome Song,” the packed crowd at Joe’s Bar on Friday knew every word and chord change.
Johnson first earned acclaim as a songwriting, cowriting “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” for Trace Adkins and, even more notably, penning “Give It Away,” which became a Number One…
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