Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots with Special Guests


Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots with Special Guests

Fitzgerald’s Night Club

Bring a loved one to see Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots with Electric Dirt and Kathy Greenholdt at the fabulous Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Berwyn November 1 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!


Americana band Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots, features soulful vocals, Alton Smith on piano, Gerald Dowd on drums, Dave Nelson on guitar, and John Abbey on bass. The band, and Rachel Drew’s songs, evoke mid-’60s R&B, early-’70s Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, and classic country. Whether inspired by dreams, family, or heartbreak, her songs have a haunted, aching quality. Rachel also performs with Tony Richards, Peter Joly Group, Phil Angotti, and more.


ELECTRIC DIRT: Electric Dirt is a 4-pc. Band dedicated to playing the music of the late, great drummer/singer/mandolinist/ songwriter Levon Helm. From his ground-breaking work with The Band, to his Grammy-winning solo records, to the work he did with Bob Dylan and Neil Young among others, anything in which Levon had his hands is fair game. Electric Dirt is John Abbey (bass, vocals), Gerald Dowd (drums, vocals), Dave Nelson (guitars, vocals), and Scott Stevenson (keys, vocals).


Chicago singer-songwriter Kathy Greenholdt’s songs deal with human desires, spiritual questions, and the natural world in brightly dark folk-rock. In 2002, at age 38, Kathy learned to play guitar and wrote her first song. Since then, she has recorded seven collections featuring her original music. Richard Milne said about the album “When You’re Dead” that Kathy has, “the ability to create music of a powerful nature—deceptively powerful.” And, “her voice is unlike any I’ve ever heard.” The latest album, “Halos Are History,” was released at a sold-out concert in Chicago and includes a companion Web-based project.


Fitzgerald’s Night Club is located at 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. For tickets, go online to https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/fitzgerald-s-berwyn-il/32814?pl= and follow the prompts.


Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from Fitzgerald’s Night Club, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.