September 7, 2012

Friday night live at Transistor: Matt Campbell and Little Dickens. Sound by Jon Monteverde.

Matt Campbell is a songwriter steeped in the tradition of the American troubadour. Originally from Colorado, his restless spirit has led him from the concrete canyons of New York City to the seaside cliffs of California, with a few stops in between. Now in Chicago, he continues to write and record original music. He owns and operates The Chicago Talking Machine Co., a production company working in music, short films and live events.

In Chicago Campbell has been seen at Park West, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Schubas, Uncommon Ground, The Hungry Brain and more. He has opened for Del McCoury, The Subdudes, Martin Sexton, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, Corb Lund, Split Lip Rayfield and more.


What happens when you put three very musical people in a small apartment during a Chicago winter? Little Dickens happens. Equal parts bike(cycle)r gang, drinking buddies and miniature jam band Little Dickens like to pass their time and yours playing an assortment of covers and original tunes. Mike Mazzocca (left, with guitar) offers up his ramshackle guitar skills, theatrical voice and happy talent for writing comedy songs. He has a theater degree, but he learned everything he ever needed to know about acting from the back of a cereal box. Eric Loughlin (seated) adds bass and an occasional vocal.

Poster by   Chien-An Yuan

Poster by Chien-An Yuan

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