Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*
For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at [email protected] or at 312-810-3067
Free childcare provided (advance notice required)
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Johnny Coull is a rock troubadour from another era. Wielding a virtuosic style on the piano and a poignant narrative voice, Coull brings to life stories of ecstasy and heartbreak, set to a wild vintage sound.
Coull belongs to the vintage piano rock tradition, in the style of early 1970’s Elton John or Van Morrison. His lyrics probe the dark places in life: the loss of our innocence, the instability of our desires, and the frantic desperation that draws us on in a life that only sometimes delivers what it promises. He has been described as “a singer-songwriter and a first-rate storyteller with a sound somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel […]” (Divide and Conquer Music), and in live performance has been lauded as “a veteran pianist, […] skilled at showing off his virtuosity and his voice.” (Boucle Magazine)
Most recently, Coull was awarded official showcases at Folk Alliance Region Midwest (2017) and the Millennium Music Conference (2018), and was a winner of the Indie Week Montreal competition, which subsequently allowed him to perform at Indie Week Canada. He has also been the recipient of a 2018 FACTOR Artist Development grant.
”Coull spouts out vivid lines of lyrics as fast as he tickles the ivory, wrapping the listener up in a storm of melody and verse.” - Huffington Post