Fri. 2/7 – Joey Sweeney and Tom Brosseau with Mitch Esparza at Ortlieb’s

Folkadelphia Presents: Joey Sweeney and Tom Brosseau with Mitch Esparza

At Ortlieb’s [847 N.3rd St.]

Doors: 9 PM, Music 9:30 PM | 21+
$10 (tickets available here)
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Joey Sweeney:

Joey Sweeney has been writing songs and non-fiction since he was a teenager in the 1980s. Over the years, he has fronted the groups The Barnabys and The Trouble With Sweeney, as well as recording and performing as a solo artist. Meanwhile, he’s also written for a wide array of publications, including his daily perch,, a cityblog he established in 2004. In 2013, he released ‘Long Hair’ on the La Societe Expeditionnaire lable.

Tom Brosseau:

Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota. Since 2010, Brosseau has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, a band devoted to the current American folk music revival, whose members also include Dan Bern, Willie Watson, Greg Leisz, Jerry Roe and Sebastian Steinberg. In 2011, Reilly and Brosseau recorded a 7″ vinyl single entitled John & Tom that was produced by Jack White for Third Man Records.

Grass Punks (Crossbill Records) is Tom Brosseau’s first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date. Themes of the album include emptiness of a false dream, loyalty, betrayal and perseverance. It was recorded and produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) in a room in a house near the 101 FWY in Hollywood, California 2011-2012.

Mitch Esparza:

Mitch Esparaza, formerly known as (((TACO)) and creative leader of The Love Club, a psychedelic collective group. On his own, he plays the delta blues infused with Mexican and Spanish folklore, not to mention some droned out psych and raga-infused sounds rumbling the background. (edited from Dream Oven bio)

Folkadelphia will be releasing a cassette album of Mexican songs from Mitch in 2014.