These are links to venues, friends, and things that we like. Click away.
- Alpha and the Princes of Futa
Our fiddler Billy also plays electric violin in an African jazz/funk ensemble.
Progressive Bluegrass from Chicago – maybe you’ve seen us together at Martyrs’ or Fitzgeralds.
Scott’s other band, formed over 10 years ago in Chicago to satisfy your spacerock needs.
- Milk At Midnight
Superb rock from Chicago. Scott plays banjo on one of their songs, and is featured in the video.
- Tangleweed on Facebook
Become a fan of Tangleweed on Facebook.
- Tangleweed on LastFM
Listen to our entire catalog online, build your own custom Tangleweed-related radio station.
- Tangleweed on Myspace
Be our imaginary friend on the internet’s abandoned amusement park.
- The Golden Horse Ranch Band
Chicago’s premier square dance band, with members of the 1900s, Mucca Pazza, Palliard, Reds and Blue, The Lawrence Peters Outfit, and our humble band. Kip plays mandolin.
Kip’s high school band in Columbus, Ohio, which has just finished compiling a CD from old 4-track tapes.
The world’s foremost avant-garde ukelelist, with whom Kip occasionally collaborates and performs.
- Geoff Benge’s Guitar Shop
Geoff has done major work on nearly all of Kip’s mandolins, including the prewar Gibsons, and worked on Scott’s guitars as well.
- Wargaski Violins
Tangleweed’s own bass-man Paul Wargaski will build you the handmade instrument of your dreams.
- Soup Greens
Trashpicking American music history
- The ViperBlog
A blog from Kip’s former bandmate Ryan ‘The Viper’ Jerving. If you need someone who speaks Jive, the Viper is your man.
- Western Swing on 78
A remarkable collection of Western Swing 78s, radio programs, and other rarities to download. One of the best audio blogs I’ve ever encountered.
Free online bluegrass radio.
- Slinga’s Independent Country
Tony Slingsby was one of the first people to play our music on the radio, and he still uses our recording of Blackberry Blossom as bumper music sometimes.
- WFMU Blog
America’s finest free-form radio station, streams live in a variety of formats.
Chicago’s best independent radio station, home of our pals Razor and Die
Venues and festivals
- Chicago Bluegrass Legends
Fine concert series in Evanston, IL. Tangleweed was featured in 2006.
Fine venue for excellent music and food on Chicago’s west side in Berwyn.
- Old Town School of Folk Music
Not only do they employ Ryan Fisher as a teacher, but they run an amazing number of quality music classes and performances. A truly unique and beloved Chicago institution.
- The Charleston
A cozy neighborhood bar in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. We hold down a monthly gig there.
- The Hideout
Superb venue for live music, hidden away on a quiet industrial block on Chicago’s north side. Indispensable.
Incredible resource for free live music from hundreds of bands, including Tangleweed.
- Build Your Own Chicago
Our friend Matt Bergstrom designed a beautiful series of paper models of Chicago landmarks. You can buy them at select stores, or directly from him.
- Chicago Mastering
Bob Weston engineered our first cd. Now he’s running a mastering studio with a focus on vinyl.
Scott’s prefered source for hot chili pepper plant starts. Amazing selection of chilis from all over the world, and great service.
Annual migration stats for birds-of-prey traversing North America.
- IL Beach State Park Hawkwatch
Scott visits this hawkwatch several times every Fall to see massive numbers of migrating hawks, eagles and falcons. Hit Scott via our CONTACT page if you want to check it out.
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