Gin Palace Jesters
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 p.m.
Chicago’s original honkytonk fools, the Gin Palace Jesters are purveyors of the finest in hard-hitting hillbilly, honkytonk, country boogie and western swing. Infused with a deep and sincere fondness for all traditional American musical styles, the sound of the Gin Palace Jesters could best be described as being akin to the sounds of country music’s golden age of the 1940’s–1960’s. Although a portion of their live performances come from a vast catalog of the Hillbilly & Country Hit Parade, these boys are not mere followers or imitators as they boast the talent of four songwriters that pen original novelty numbers, heartfelt love songs, honkytonk weepers, drinking songs, dark ballads and instrumentals.
Delivering time-honored conventional stringed instrumentation and vocal harmony, the Gin Palace Jesters prove that authentic country music is still a valid and vital musical art form in both long-established hit songs as well as brand spanking new originals. The Gin Palace Jesters are a true authentic American band often seen holding court where the thrones are bar stools, the lights are made of neon, the holy spirits are served on the rocks, and Hank Williams is King.