Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Americana & International 

[mostly acoustic]


May 20, 2018
Special Sunday night event: singer-songwriter Katelynn Tomney


April 20, 2017
Live music from Almond&Olive (pictured) and Calvin Conway


June 17, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: singer-songwriters Sue FinkChris Corsale and Laura Joy (pictured) 


May 27, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: free-form folk from Justin Purtill


May 13, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: singer-songwriters Rebecca Jasso (pictured), Robin Bienemann and Rachel Drew


May 6, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: dusty folk pop from Steven Gilpin, country-folk from Nashville-based troubadour Matt Campbell (pictured with Calvin Conway), and indie singer-songwriter Randi Russo


April 29, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: modern folk duo The Belle Weather


April 22, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folk, rock, blues and funk from Adam Stasica and indie folk from Stephen Chopek (pictured) 


February 26, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folk & jazz from Ana Munteanu (pictured) and Afro-folk-pop from Liberian singer-songwriter Abraham Mellish


February 19, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folktronica from Terry Tertiary and Songburd


January 22, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: indie folk from Scott & Odie (pictured), Steven P. Robinson and David Anthony Marshall   


January 8, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: cross-genre sound artist Kiku Hibino (pictured)


December 18, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: acoustic sets from indie singer-songwriter Randi Russo (pictured) and Grant Mooney of alternative rock band The Forest of Love


December 11, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: indie folk rock from Silvergirl, meditative indie rock from Anti/Beyond (pictured), and intricate folk rock from Chaz Hearne


December 5, 2015
Special Saturday night event: harmonica-driven blues from Calvin Conway (pictured) and cinematic folk pop from The Astronomer


November 20, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: singer-songwriters Sue FinkHeather Styka (pictured) and Emily White


November 6, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: singer/songwriters Shelley Miller (pictured), Br. Moose, and Rebecca Jasso 


October 30, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: acoustic alt-folk from Elizabeth Bagby


October 24, 2015
Special Saturday night event: Jack Campbell and Stephen Chopek (pictured)


October 23, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: piano-driven alternative folk from Sarah Eide (pictured), solo acoustic indie-folk from Tanous El-Kareh, and multi-instrumental geek-folk from Abud: A Bard


October 9, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: Afro-soul & folk from Woven Collective


October 2, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: acoustic Americana-ish duo Sugar Still (pictured) and pop with a twist of blues & soul from Elle Casazza


September 11, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: minimalist American folk from Timothy Breen (pictured) and song-based experimental music from Matt Christensen accompanied by Eric Eleazer & Brian Harding


September 4, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: acoustic indie pop from Survival Float and Henry Geraghty 


July 31, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: indie-world-soul from Nino Arobelidze


June 26, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: Acoustic rock and folk from TaylorChris Rawlins (pictured) and Scott & Odie


June 19, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: folk and jazz singer Ana Munteanu


May 29, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: folk solo acts Chaz Hearne (pictured) and Rebecca Jasso and acoustic trio Matthew Morgan, Sarah Blick & Jon Rogers


April 3, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: solo acoustic indie pop from David Wycoco (pictured) and dusty folk-pop from Steven Gilpin 


February 27, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: Silvergirl


January 16, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: Bluefront and Andy Masters (pictured)


January 2, 2015
Friday night live at Transistor: Three artists from Lungbasket Recordings -- Karl, Absolute Paradise, Vesper Chimes -- assembled to provide a full evening of quiet music drawing from American folk music tradition, hymns, and other influences


December 5, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: acoustic indie folk from Silvergirl and Brendan Losch (pictured)


September 20, 2014
Special Saturday night event: Scuttlebuggs' farewell to Chicago show, with musical friends Jason Tallungan, Bob Gerics & Randi Russo


September 12, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: LIFEAFTERSIX (pictured) and Led Astray


September 5, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Nino Arobelidze (pictured) and Byzantine Time Machine


August 22, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Dena Dena Dena (pictured) and Arts and Letters


August 8, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Liz Bagby (pictured), Liesl Downey and Boobie Drothers


June 27, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Whiskey Tit (pictured), Bailey Miller and Scuttlebuggs


June 20, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Steven Gilpin (pictured), Brendan Losch and Chaz Hearne


June 6, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Rent Party, Many Places and Matt Campbell (pictured)


May 30, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Rebecca Jasso, Anna Soltys (pictured) and Shelley Miller & The BCC


April 18, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Bed Rest (pictured) and Ana Munteanu


March 21, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Yellow for David


March 14, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Nino Arobelidze (pictured) and La Patrie


March 7, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Warren Buckler (pictured) and Ryan Suzuka


January 10, 2014
Friday night live at Transistor: Zapruder Point


December 13, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: The Astronomer, Brice Woodall and Anna Soltys (pictured)


December 6, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Scuttlebuggs and GreenBook (pictured)


October 18, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Simeon Peebler and Arte Projecto (pictured)


August 23, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Tandem Shop Records' Five-Year Anniversary Show with The Oarsman (pictured) and Kevin Rieg of Many Places


August 9, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Rows of Arrows


May 24, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Bed Rest and Calvin Conway (pictured with Mary Portzelt)


May 17, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Elizabeth Bagby


March 15, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Nana Zabic, Illinois Bovine Explosion and Ben Simon (pictured)


March 1, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Scuttlebuggs


February 15, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Steven Gilpin


February 1, 2013
Friday night live at Transistor: Alberta and Kevin Rieg (pictured)


December 7, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Ty Maxon


October 19, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: SmackSoft (pictured) and Slowbots


October 5, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Randi Russo (pictured), Justin Turner and Jesse Hanabarger


September 7, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Matt Campbell and Little Dickens (pictured)


August 24, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Mouth Dakota (pictured), Joel Walter and Calvin Conway


July 6, 2012 
Friday night live at Transistor: Zapruder Point (pictured), Stephen Mulcahy and Marko Casso


February 17, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Julian Dawson and Jon Langford (joined on guitar by Jim Elkington)


October 23, 2011
The Sunday Session: indie folk from Jenny Gillespie with Shahzad Ismaily


June 19, 2011
The Sunday Session: Transistor and Transistor Radio presented a special event with Jon Langford reading from his new book, "Skull Orchard Revisited," and playing selections from the "lost" album.


May 8, 2011
The Sunday Session: Transistor and Transistor Radio welcomed British singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and author Julian Dawson for a special event; his new book, "And On Piano ... Nicky Hopkins," is a biography of the legendary session pianist.


March 13, 2011
The Sunday Session: chamber folk from Jane Thatcher