"You can smell the dirt in the fields, hear the wind as it blows across the plains, and see the people that Chicago Farmer sings about. Each track captures a moment in time, whether for a person or a particular place. Imagine if a John Steinbeck short story had been written as a song, and this will give you a fairly good idea as to what Chicago Farmer accomplishes on his albums" - Honest Tune
In 2013, Chicago Farmer released an album titled Backenforth, IL. With your overwhelming support, that album opened a lot of doors and I am truly grateful. I was able to tour the country performing at festivals, at venues supporting some of my all time heroes, and even headlining some of the same venues where those heroes regularly perform. Backenforth, IL rose to #33 on the Americana Charts, top #10 on several folk charts, and as I'm told from many of you spent a long time in a lot of car stereos.
I'm happy to announce that I'm ready to kick down some more doors and put something new into your ears and car stereos. Midwest Side Stories will be available this Fall (Late September) but for those who Pre-Order it here, you will receive it at your door step several weeks before the official release.
Risks and challenges
“I arrived here, kicking and screaming the day that I took the stage, I went searching for some kind of meaning, like words looking for a page. Came up empty and full of worry that nothing could cover the pain, then these songs and stories began unfolding like an umbrella in the rain.”
-Chicago Farmer (Umbrella, Midwest Side Stories)
With your support of the last album, and your continued support at Chicago Farmer shows, I'm proud to say that I was able to pay for the studio time, engineering, mixing, mastering, and even the great musicians who laid down their talents on Midwest Side Stories. (Some of them worked for party favors and PBR, but most for cash). I'm grateful to be an Independent Artist able to do such things and couldn't do it with out your support. THANK YOU!
We put a lot of heart, soul, sweat, tears, and even some blood into making this album. While the basics are covered, we still have a large hill to climb with ordering a few thousand copies of the album, publicity, videos, radio promotion, and eventually Vinyl etc...The goal is to put Midwest Side Stories in as many ears, hands, living rooms, and car stereos as possible. We've set our goal at $20....because we love you!
Think of this as a Pre-order and special incentive for your continued support. Get to know the new songs before the release shows. Absolutely Can't wait for you to hear it!
Cody (Chicago Farmer)
2. Revolving Door
3. Rocco N' Susie
4. Skateboard Song
5. Two Sides of the Story
6. New Used Car
7. 9pm to 5
8. Farms & Factories
10. I'm Still Here
- (32 days)