Tyler Damon

April & May Action

Where does it come from and where does it go?

The cold spell seems to have finally broken here in Chicago, and for the last several days the Sun’s warmth has been draped upon me like a golden cloak, arriving not a moment too soon. Last month marked five years for me in the city and the photo above was snapped by Julia Dratel at The Hideout the day I “officially” arrived, mid-tour, after a wishy-washy dance between here and Bloomington for a third of a year, one foot in, one foot out, as is my way sometimes.

As usual I have a handful of shows on the horizon, including a last-minute sub for Mike Reed in a quartet with Fred Jackson Jr. on saxophone, Josh Berman on cornet and Jason Roebke on bass on the occasion of a Raque Ford art exhibit at Good Weather on S. Western Ave. The following week I’ll make a (for these days) rare appearance in the indie rock world w/ Eli Winter & Sam Wagster at Sleeping Village, and next month longtime friend and collaborator Dave Rempis and I are hitting the road for a string of dates across the American Rust Belt / Middle West. Please join us if you’d like…

– Saturday, April 15th – quartet w/ Fred Jackson Jr., Josh Berman & Jason Roebke @ Good Weather Artspace (1524 S. Western Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Friday, April 21st – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) w/ Cola (Montréal), Red Tunic @ Sleeping Village (3734 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Sunday, May 21st – trio w/ Gerrit Hatcher & Joshua Abrams @ Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Wednesday, May 24th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Blockhouse Bar (205 S. College Ave.), Bloomington, IN

– Thursday, May 25th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ The Spot Tavern (409 S. 4th St.), Lafayette, IN

– Friday, May 26th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Institute 193 (215 N. Limestone), Lexington, KY

– Saturday, May 27th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ TBA (presented by New Ghosts), Cleveland, OH

– Sunday, May 28th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Trinosophes (1464 Gratiot Ave.), Detroit, MI

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March dates

Photo by Kari Leigh Ames

March 2023 dates

– Thursday, March 2nd – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) @ Rozz-Tox (2108 Third Ave.), Rock Island, IL

– Friday, March 3rd – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) @ True/False Film Festival (2 sets), Columbia, MO

– Saturday, March 4th – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) @ True/False Film Festival, Columbia, MO

– Sunday, March 5th – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) @ True/False Film Festival (2 sets), Columbia, MO

– Thursday, March 9th – duo w/ Jacob Fawcett w/ Sarah Clausen & Erez Dessel duo @ Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey Ave.), Chicago, IL

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Eli Winter trio tour 2022

Eli Winter is hitting the road in support of his new self-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings with Sam Wagster (pedal steel) and I in tow. It’s a bit more brief than originally planned but we are looking forward to getting out there and sharing this music across a handful of Midwestern enclaves from October 12th-15th:

– Wednesday, October 12th – Lakewood, OH @ Blue Arrow Records (16001 Waterloo Rd.)

– Thursday, October 13th – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar (205 S. College Ave.)

– Friday, October 14th – Lafayette, IN @ The Spot Tavern (409 S. 4th St.)

– Saturday, October 15th – Milwaukee, WI @ Acme Records (2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)

See you out there…


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A Handful of Summer Appearances

Summer 2022 dates:

– Thursday, June 16th – Exit Plan (quartet w/ Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Marquette) @ Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Saturday & Sunday, June 18th & 19th – duo w/ Dave Rempis @ Zula Presents Something Else! Festival, Hamilton, ON

– Saturday, June 25th – Velvet Bell Ensemble (w/ Michael Zerang, Janet Beveridge Bean) – Michael Zerang’s Water Music @ Lane Beach (5915 N. Sheridan Rd.), Chicago. IL

– Sunday, July 31st – quartet w/ Dave Rempis, Josh Berman & Henry Fraser (NYC) @ Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Monday, August 8th – Whisker (Ben Billington & Andrew Scott Young) feat. Tyler Damon w/ Rempis/Hatcher/Kessler/Harris quartet @ Cafe Mustache (2313 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Friday, August 19th – solo w/ Milford Graves: Full Mantis screening @ Kan-Kan Cinema (1258 Windsor St.), Indianapolis, IN

– Saturday, August 20th – Eli Winter (trio w/ Sam Wagster) @ Constellation (3111 N. Western Ave.), Chicago, IL

– Thursday, September 1st – quartet w/ Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams & Jason Adasiewicz @ Elastic Arts (3429 W. Diversey Ave.), Chicago, IL

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