After seven years with The Spares, I’m forming a new band that has yet to acquire a name, let alone a website, recordings, etc. Thus far, that hasn’t been a big deal, because we’ve been hard at work in Joshua Robinson’s top-secret, reclusive lair, and not focused on any sort of public presence. But we came out of hiding for an August 25 show at the Mayne Stage and had a blast, so we’ve decided to make a few more informal appearances this fall.
Next up is a show on Saturday, November 17, part of the Chicago Roots Collective’s CRC Fest at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago. Here’s the event page.
Here’s my makeshift bio: Steve Hendershot’s songs have been called “hauntingly gorgeous” (Maverick Magazine) and “simple, aching and hearty” (NewCity Chicago). He introduced a new set of tunes he says are his best yet at the Mayne Stage in Chicago on Saturday, August 25; the show marked Steve’s first solo performance after spending seven years as half of the Chicago-based Americana duo The Spares. His yet-unnamed band will debut in early 2013.
Steve’s song “Mexico” won an international competition sponsored by the Independent Artists Company; “Mexico” was also featured on an episode of HBO’s True Blood in 2011. In addition, The Spares’ CD Beautiful and Treacherous Thing, which Steve produced, was a national finalist for Americana album of the year in the 2009 Just Plain Folks music awards.
One more bell/whistle: Please sign up for the new band’s email list! Thanks!
Eventually I’ll build a band site and return this site to its journalistic self. For now, though, it’s pulling double duty …