Pianist and singer Phil Baron is a Chicago-born master of rock, blues, Delta swing and boogie-woogie piano. At The Redhead, you'll find him infusing his unique brand of soulfulness and driving energy into a wide variety of rock, alternative and pop hits as well his signature blues and honky-tonk tunes.
Over the years, Baron has toured with his own bands, such as the Bop-Kats, The Tremblors, and Jump City, and with numerous top-tier performers. He has opened for Merle Haggard, Dan Hicks, Leon Russell, George Strait, N.R.B.Q., Eric Burdon, Asleep at the Wheel, John Hiatt's Little Village, and toured with musical greats such as Otis Rush, James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Thackery and Sugar Blue. He has performed all over the world, including Spain, Italy, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Japan and Brazil, not to mention every province in Canada and 43 states in the U.S.
He is a self-proclaimed fan of the great honky-tonk pianists and it shows-people marvel at the complex, driving bass lines he plays with his left hand. His fans are numerous, including other musicians who appreciate his soulfulness and rhythmic technique. He brings a refreshing, high-energy rock and boogie sensibility to everything he plays, including Sinatra and Rat Pack tunes. But he can also kick it back a notch or two and uncover the true essence of any soulful ballad. Stop by The Redhead on Tuesday nights and you'll hear Baron teamed with blues violinist extraordinaire Ruby Harris or fiery Chicago blues guitar master Wil Crosby.
David Scott Crawford
David Scott Crawford has been entertaining patrons at The Redhead Piano Bar every Friday since March of 2001. His repertoire includes a wide variety of favorites including: Sinatra, The Beatles, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel, James Taylor and much more. His style includes flavors of blues, rock n' roll, jazz, classical and country music....everything from Van Morrison to Gerswin.
Crawford grew up living in various countries around the world including Australia, North Africa, Great Britain and South America. He began playing piano and composing songs at the age of 13, studied classical piano while living in London as a teenager, and also studied jazz piano in Chicago. He also toured with Blues/R & B legend Otis Clay.
David is pleased to announce his new album "Belle Epoque", a compilation of all original songs, scheduled for release in the Fall of 2006. The album includes David on vocals and piano, and has contributions from string arranger Paul Buckmaster, keyboardist/arranger David Hentschel, and many other fine musicians. The album was recorded in Chicago, England and Los Angeles, and was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London. Don't miss it!
David Scott Crawford plays at various places around Chicago and the United States and is available for private parties.
Kenny Phelps has been playing the piano professionally for 30 years and holds the title of being The Redhead's most tenured entertainer having been here for 10 years. His favorite music to play is Classic Rock such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Elvis, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry (played with feet and elbows of course!). His repertoire also includes Swing, Classic Country, The Standards, and music from the 40's and 50's. To book him for a private party please contact The Redhead and we will be happy to pass your information along to him.
Don’t get anywhere near a piano with your shoelaces tied together when the Dan Gillogly sits down behind them 88s!
Dan Gillogly has been a professional musician since he left high school and his mother still wants to know when he is going to get a job. Since he is the 3rd of 6 kids, he figures performing on stage for a living is cheaper than psychotherapy.
At one time or another, he has written and performed music for A&E, Comedy Central, and FOX-TV. He was Music Director at The Second City for 10 years where he received his Masters Degree in Comedy. He has never met a microphone he doesn’t like and he has more fun on stage than is legally allowed by law.
So, remove ALL the batteries in your smoke detectors, untie your shoelaces and get all the chairs out of the way. Fun Sing Alongs, Interactive Fun, Foot stompin’ boogie, blues and rock’n’roll performed right now at your club or festival.
Bio to come.
Bio to come.
Thomas Linsk and Lisa McClowry
Together since 1992, Lisa McClowry and Tom Linsk have made a name for themselves by becoming a big part of Chicago's nightlife. They have become best known for their rich, seamless harmonies, and versatility.
What sets these two apart from many other acts is their ability to perform virtually any style of music and do it all equally well. In addition, their strong stage presence combined with charisma endears any music lover. Their playful rapport with one another and the listener makes their audience feel as if they are part of the show. Many who have seen these seasoned pros in action, say they're great individually, and are exceptional together!
Stu is the newest edition to The Redhead family. Growing up listening to music constantly and fascinated with the piano, Stu used to lay gloves on the floor and pretend he was playing piano to records and TV show theme songs. That's when he began begging his parents for piano lessons. At the age of 9, Stu took 3 years of classical training. His lessons ended with her when he brought a new music book to class (Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol. I & II) and his teacher refused to teach him that "garbage".
After taking 5 more years of lessons with another teacher, Stu learned popular music, how to improvise with music, and how to play with a "free-style". His singing ability wasn't shown until his sophomore year of high school when he was forced to sing with the chorus group in order to pass the class. That year, Stu got the lead in the school musical, The Music Man. "I was nicknamed "Stu" by my friends in school", Stu recalls, "as a shortcut to saying my last name. With so many "Michaels" around, I quickly adopted it." Stu began playing and singing publicly in February, 2004. "I walked into a local bar that didn't have entertainment for the night and asked the owner if I could play in his bar for tips and a few beers, said good-bye to corporate America, and here I am."
You may have seen Stu at The Redhead for the past couple of years now, filling in for the other talented performers. However you can now catch him on alternating Fridays. His repertoire spans the great standards and classics through each decade up to today's pop to entertain anyone ages 21 to 121. If you're lucky to catch a night with Stu, you're guaranteed an energy filled performance by a guy whose clearly visible enjoyment and passion for performing is shared by all.
John has been a professional musician in and around Chicago for 12 years, and has been at The Redhead for the last 8 years. With a repertoire of over 2,000 songs, it's easy to see why. In addition to playing his many original songs, he covers every musical genre imaginable -- from piano standards like Frank Sinatra and and Billy Joel to more contemporary music such as Dave Matthews and John Mayer.